Is It Time To Take A “Well Day”? {Giveaway}

(Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Ricola® but all thoughts are my own.)

I’m sitting here writing this after a long day which comes after an exhausting work week. This morning, we had Jacob’s Grand Prix race for Awana and then I spent the afternoon trying to get things done around the house while taking care of two rambunctious kids who have cabin fever. This evening I’ve been trying to empty out my email inbox (which after a couple of dedicated hours of work still has almost 20,000 emails- 2,000+ of which are unread). I love my kids and I love my life but some days (like today) I just really wish I could take a day to relax by myself. I’d even settle for a few kid-free, computer free, hours.

What would I do? I dream that I’d start the day by sleeping in and enjoying breakfast in bed. I’d go for a mani-pedi and then spend the afternoon on the couch catching up on my DVR’d shows. Sounds like the perfect relaxing day to me!

What about you? What would YOU do if you took a day to yourself? Ricola, the leading manufacturer of herb cough drops, wants to know and they have a special promotion going on where you could win money just by telling them!

As the cold and flu season hits its peak this month, Ricola is encouraging consumers to trade in their sick days for well days by inviting them to “Call in Well.” Now through January 31st, consumers can call 1-855-4-WELLDAY or text RICOLA (22122) to share what fun things they’d do if they took a “well day” off. One lucky winner per day will win $500. Visit Ricola’s Facebook page for official rules.

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win Ricola products and a $25 Visa gift card

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Leave a comment telling me how you would spend your “well day”

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Follow @RicolaUSA on Twitter

4) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

5) Subscribe to this blog via email

Giveaway ends February 10, 2014 at 11:59pm CST. Must be 18 or older and a US resident to enter.

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  1. On my “well day” I would sleep in, eat a big breakfast, watch tv and go shopping.

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    I would spend my “well day” reading!

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  25. I would read, do crafts, go to the farmer’s market to get produce and then come home and cook healthy food!

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  27. Arik Issan says

    1) Walk my dog for even longer, write some poetry

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  32. I would spend it in total relaxation: watching bad tv and eating popcorn.

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  38. Cheryl Abdelnour says

    I WOULD GO SHOPPING.

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  42. I’d definitely sleep in and then go to a warm beach and lay in a hammock while the warm breeze passed over me while I just laid there. Doing absolutely nothing but smiling. :)
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  49. Sandra VanHoey says

    I would spend my day with my 2 sisters and do something fun like shopping

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  54. I would probably stay at home and enjoy reading a good book and catch up on my recorded TV shows.

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  57. Julie Wood says

    I would spend my well day by sleeping in, and reading the newspaper and catching up on reading magazines, take a hot bath and stay home and relax!

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  65. I’d spend my well day going out to eat with my family.

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  69. I would take my children up to the mountains and have a sledding/picnic day :)

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  72. Olivia Rubin says

    Chillaxin – I would go on a 3 mile run and then eat some yummy food and snuggle with my Labrador on the couch while watching tv.

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  77. I’d spend my well day at the spa getting a massage and a facial!

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  78. I would watch movies and relax on my well day!

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  82. I would play games with my kids.

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  89. Amanda Hoffman says

    getting a hair cut

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  91. Andrea Williams says

    I would take the family out for a movie or to a museum. Quality time, definitely.

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  93. Colleen Maurina says

    I would spend my well day taking my grandchildren to the zoo!

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  99. wild orchid says

    I would take a long walk outside.

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  104. I would take the kiddos to the park, then maybe go out to lunch afterwards! Then finally, watch a movie at home.

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  107. I would spend my “well day” by eating sushi and reading a good book!
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  112. Jennifer Hiles says

    I would spend my well day drinking a good cup of coffee and reading a good book! [email protected]

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  117. Colleen Maurina says

    I would spend my well day with my grandchildren – maybe take them to the zoo!

  118. I would spend my well day off by going for a run, getting a pedicure, going to starbucks and getting an iced chai and a vanilla scone, reading a book outside, and watching some of my favorite shows on netflix.

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  126. Allison Downes says

    I would have a spa day.

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  133. that’d be a fun shopping day :)

  134. I’d tour a winery. And maybe test a bottle!

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  137. My well day would be, sleep in, eat, sleep some more, eat, watch some movies, eat chocolate !

  138. Kristin Goodson says

    I would go to the spa and then get some yummy food and take a walk!!

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  140. Nicole Sender says

    I would spend time gardening and sewing on my quilt!

  141. Robin Wilson says

    I would spend my well day getting some pampering just for me and then take a long nap!

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    I would sleep in & then spend the day with my family going to the park or shopping.

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  149. I have thought of this before, lol I would sleep in, maybe stay in pajamas, or at least dress in super comfy clothes – maybe sit on porch and have cofee, tea, cocoa, soda(whatever i was in mood for) and take my time to drink it while doing a crossword,or jumble, or reading a book. Then I would watch tv , paint my toenails, maybe do a facial. Catch up on some stuff, computer- wise, bill /paper stuff but only if in the mood. Order in a pizza or chinese.. and at some point … just lay there and listen to the silence for awhile … ahhhh lol

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  153. If my hubby has a well day off (since I am a SAHM), we would probably take our daughters to the beach or the zoo. :)

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  156. I would sleep in and read a book.

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  164. I would spend my “Well Day” with my best friend soaking in the natural pools at the hot springs located exactly midway from where we both live. I haven’t seen her in almost 2 years and it would be a blessing for both of us to share some quality and relaxing time together.

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  179. I would read a book & watch movies. Thank u for the chance to win. :)

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  181. I would spend my well day walking the dog, going to yoga, and meeting a friend for lunch.

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    I would spend a well day working in my flower garden with my daughter.

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  193. Lilith Katz says

    On my well day I would sleep in, pack a picnic and then sit outside and read.

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  196. If I had a well day, I would first take a nap, and then head to Disney World for a few fun rides and dinner!

  197. Samantha Daleo says

    I would get a mani/pedi, walk my dog and call my Mom.

  198. Darlene Owen says

    I would spend my well day with my grandchildren.

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  203. natalie yeoman says

    spending the day in the hot bubble bath

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  206. I would sleep in and take a long shower without having to peek my head out to listen for trouble from the kids. I would love a trip to the spa and some shopping. Then a chick flick with chocolate and wine to end the day!

  207. Wes Hovorka says

    I would use my well day off to catch up on sleep.

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  211. Georgia Beckman says

    I would take a friend to lunch on my “well day” off!

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  216. I’d read, craft, and shop at a farmer’s market and cook some healthy meals for the week,

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    I love any kind of family activities

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  223. I would SLEEP! :)

  224. I would take My Mom to Lunch!

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  227. ashley cossette says

    I’d spend the day taking the kids to the park! :)

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  232. I would spend my day organizing all my kids pictures! Maybe even make them each a scrap book!

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  235. Debra Guillen says

    I would spend my “well day” reading a good book

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  238. kelly mcgrew says

    sleep in, long bath with candles lit.

  239. Oh I would love to spend a well day getting my haircut, meeting my mom for lunch and doing some shopping!

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  243. Annmarie W. says

    I would spend my ‘well day’ taking my dog to the dog park!

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  248. Dusty Schnur says

    I would spend my well day getting pampered: pedicure, manicure, massage!

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  253. Joanne Fend says

    I shared on Facebook.

  254. I would definitely get outside and go shopping! But I would have a slow start with a big breakfast and tons of coffee. :)

  255. I’d love to go shopping!

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  258. gayle gildehaus says

    take a walk with my kids

  259. Alison Matalanis says

    For my well day, I’d go shopping!

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  263. I’d spend it reading with a hot cup of tea

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  265. I’d spend my well day hiking with my family!

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  268. sara giresi says

    I would ski on my well day!

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  272. I would spend my “well day off” catching up on my reading and sleeping!

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