Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Prilosec-palooza! Prilosec OTC gift pack giveaways

Holy Moly, things were hopping on Twitter today! I was finally able to check in late in the day, and I saw dozens of tweets in my stream all about Prilosec OTC, $100 AMEX gift card giveaways and #POTCBOGO. Oh course my interest was piqued, so I did a little investigating... I didn't even know what Prilosec was, and I was wondering why they were hosting giveaways.

I found out that Prilosec OTC is an over-the-counter (OTC), once-a-day Heartburn medication that works by blocking the stomach pumps that produce acid.

From the sponsor's website: Prilosec OTC Blocks Heartburn
When you eat, millions of tiny pumps in your stomach lining create acid to break down food. Normally your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) works as a door, opening and closing to let food pass from your esophagus into your stomach.

When your LES relaxes, excess acids flow up, or reflux, into your esophagus. This creates the painful sensation of heartburn.

Prilosec OTC works by directly blocking many of the active stomach pumps that produce acid before they start. Prilosec OTC is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). The way Prilosec OTC works to fight heartburn sets it in a whole separate class from other treatments such as histamine blockers or antacids.

Right now, they have a special offer: buy 2 Prilosec OTC in a single transaction, and get a $25 gift card back (mail-in rebate). In looking at their website, there's also an opportunity to get coupons or even a free sample!

To advertise their rebate promotion (as well as get buzz going about their product in general) they turned to bloggers, and they came out in force. At last count, there were over 40 different bloggers who are participating. Each is giving out a Prilosec prize pack which includes a $100 AMEX gift card! I was able to put together a list - refer to each blog for their giveaway specifics (duration, entry opportunities, etc.):
  1. 3 Garnets, 2 Sapphires
  2. A Mom's Balancing Act
  3. A Mom's Impression
  4. A Mom's Take
  5. ace & friends co
  6. Acting Balanced
  7. An Island Life
  8. And Twins Make 5
  9. At The Fence
  10. Babes and Kids Reviews
  11. Baby Loving Mama
  12. Being Alison
  13. Blessings Abound Mommy
  14. Chief Family Officer
  15. Cocktails with Mom
  16. Daddy Digest
  17. The Divine Miss Mommy
  18. Eighty MPH Mom - Head over to Eighty MPH Mom where you can win a $100 American Express Gift Card and Prilosec Prize Pack!
  19. Empowering Mommy
  20. Energizer Bunny's Mommy Reports
  21. Fun Saving Money
  22. Guide to Smart Shopping
  23. I Could Use A Deal
  24. Just Married with Coupons
  25. Kiddies Corner Deals
  26. Ladybug Soup
  27. Fabulous Won
  28. Laughing Lindsay
  29. Mom Start
  30. Momma Findings
  31. Mommy Katie
  32. Moody Mama Says
  33. My Silly Monkeys
  34. My Thoughts, Ideas and Ramblings
  35. The Not-So-Blog
  36. One Mom's World
  37. The Post-it Place
  38. Review Avenues
  39. Sage and Savvy
  40. Sharing Savings With You
  41. She Scribes
  42. Simplified $aving
  43. Songberries
  44. Southern Bella's Ways to Save
  45. Tatum's Family Reviews
  46. What's That Buzz

If I see any more participating blogs, I'll add them to the list :)

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