Are Bug Bites Ruining Your Sleep? {Win $150 Walmart Gift Card} #Canadian #Giveaway

by Susan

Susan here with a fabulous giveaway for our Canadian readers… Many of our giveaways are limited to American residents, so this is a sweet treat for the Canadians amongst us. This post is sponsored by the makers of BENADRYL®. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

Are Bug Bites Ruining Your Sleep

My childhood memories include countless mosquito bites and frustrating nights of trying to fall asleep while being tormented by the itching.

We used to go camping and fishing continually throughout the spring and summer. Regardless of the amount of bug spray we wore, we came home with our legs and arms covered in mosquito bites.

And here’s a funny fact… my twin sister Janice would usually have about 10x as many bites as I would… I guess it wasn’t so funny for Janice, but we did entertain ourselves by counting all her bites.

Fortunately, those memories are in the past!

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For parents, the benefits of BENADRYL® Itch Spray are immeasurable because there’s nothing worse than a screaming child keeping you up at night.

BENADRYL® Itch Spray

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  • Allergic itches
  • Poison ivy rashes
  • Insect bites
  • Mild sunburn
  • Minor skin irritations

BENADRYL® Itch Relief has a topical antihistamine/analgesic and a skin protectant to give you triple action relief that relieves itch, soothes pain, and protects skin.

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Enter To Win

This one is for Canadians only…

Enter to win this “Sleep Well” prize – a $150 Walmart gift card for you to purchase BENADRYL® Itch Spray to relieve your allergy symptoms as well as a few other items so you can help everyone in your family get a good night’s sleep.

Leave a comment telling us where you get the most bug bites and what type they are. For instance, are you mostly troubled by mosquitoes while you’re camping? Or perhaps your biggest bug problem is the black flies in your backyard? After you leave a comment, please use the Giveaway Tools form below to enter to win.

 

 

Disclosure: This post is sponsored, but as always, our opinions are our own.
Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Dena Marie Furgason August 15, 2014 at 3:44 pm

I would spend it on groceries for the house.

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2 Lisa Brown August 15, 2014 at 4:24 pm

i would buy groceries and other needed household items

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3 Amanda Sakovitz August 15, 2014 at 5:01 pm

I would buy groceries and some slippers

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4 courtney b August 15, 2014 at 6:03 pm

we would get groceries at superwalmart or maybe a birthday gift for my baby girl who’s birthday is next month. Thank you! xoxox

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5 Robin August 15, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Probably stuff from the pharmacy section – lotion, makeup, etc.

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6 Darlene Schuller August 15, 2014 at 7:06 pm

I would probably spend it on some housewares I need & some things for my daughter.

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7 ginette4 August 15, 2014 at 7:37 pm

I would use it to purchase school supplies for my daughter

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8 Janet W. August 15, 2014 at 7:39 pm

I’d probably spend it on clothing and shoes for my grandsons.

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9 Belinda McNabb August 15, 2014 at 8:25 pm

I would get my son some back to school clothing

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10 Kim Kihega August 15, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Buy groceries, or finish up back to school shopping.

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11 Jessie C. August 15, 2014 at 10:34 pm

I would use it for back to school supplies.

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12 Lisa Davis August 16, 2014 at 3:37 am

New shoes and clothes for my girls

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13 Lisa Neutel August 16, 2014 at 8:56 am

I would spend it on new fall clothes for my kids

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14 tammy shelton August 16, 2014 at 9:06 am

I’d spend it on my spoiled Grands.

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15 Nancy J Montgomery August 16, 2014 at 9:11 am

I’d like new shoes.

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16 Sarah Hall August 16, 2014 at 12:57 pm

I need some new clothes for fall but we might buy groceries also.

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17 anne August 16, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Mosquitoes are the worst when it is damp. I would buy fall clothing and food.

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18 Tabitha August 16, 2014 at 1:17 pm

I’d use it to buy groceries.
Or maybe to start Christmas shopping ;)

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19 Glogirl August 16, 2014 at 10:01 pm

I would spend it on everyday essentials like body wash, toothpaste etc.

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20 michelle tremblett August 16, 2014 at 11:07 pm

I would use it towards school supplies and groceries :)

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21 em August 16, 2014 at 11:16 pm

allergy pills and other toiletries

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22 Josh S August 17, 2014 at 12:48 am

Some new outfits for the little ones.

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23 Samantha Wagner August 17, 2014 at 1:15 am

Oops I entered this before I saw it was for Canadians only. Please take mine out, sorry about that!!

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24 Amy C August 17, 2014 at 2:24 am

I would buy BENADRYL and lots of school supplies.

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25 Cheryl August 17, 2014 at 7:26 am

I would save it for Christmas shopping for kids in crisis.

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26 Cheryl August 19, 2014 at 8:59 am

Sorry — I missed it was for Canada only — so sorry.

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27 Lori Jackson August 17, 2014 at 7:58 am

We have a super walmart so I would buy groceries!

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28 Marlena August 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

Household items and groceries

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29 maria August 17, 2014 at 11:08 am

New clothes for kids for back to school.

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30 Brenda Penton August 17, 2014 at 12:49 pm

I’d spend it on household essentials and food

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31 seham merzib August 17, 2014 at 1:14 pm

back to school shopping

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32 BobbiJo Pentney August 17, 2014 at 1:29 pm

I would spend it on back to school stuff right now. Tis the season.

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33 Karine August 17, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Back to school wares :)

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34 Carole Dube August 17, 2014 at 5:28 pm

I would spend it on bedding!

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35 BlessedTA August 17, 2014 at 6:08 pm

I buy food – groceries.

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36 Patrick Siu August 17, 2014 at 7:49 pm

i would buy school supplies

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37 Carol M (Lushka S) August 17, 2014 at 8:15 pm

A blender & groceries

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38 sarah jackson August 17, 2014 at 9:34 pm

well seeing as benadryl is offering such a nice prize my first stop would be to get some Benadryl products for my whole family who all have one allergy or another , then maybe some tissue for the runny noses lol

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39 Joelle August 17, 2014 at 11:55 pm

Back to school supplies

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40 Ashley C August 18, 2014 at 11:55 am

I’d put it towards stuff we need for our new house

demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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41 Katrina Brady August 18, 2014 at 12:49 pm

I’d stock up on pharmacy items I use.

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42 Karla Sceviour August 18, 2014 at 4:19 pm

fall clothes and boots!

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43 Tamara Bennington August 18, 2014 at 9:22 pm

I would spend the gift card on small thing to make my family happy

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44 Lee-Ann August 18, 2014 at 11:19 pm

Right now..some after bite! And some school supplies. =)

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45 Rebby August 19, 2014 at 2:39 am

I’d buy a fall wardrobe!

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46 roger simmons August 20, 2014 at 1:05 am

each of the family would get some clothing.

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47 Carolsue August 21, 2014 at 4:58 am

I would buy diapers, cat litter, vitamins and some toys

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48 Alex Sandra Oliphant August 21, 2014 at 1:54 pm

I would spend the winnings on essential household products, because I am moving from my home of 30 years. My new place will be out of the province.

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49 Heidi August 21, 2014 at 2:13 pm

I usually get mosquito bites. I don’t even have to go outside – I can get them in my living room! Also, whenever I open the door to let the dogs in or out, there always seems to be at least one deerfly that flies in.

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50 Mike Bunn August 21, 2014 at 6:32 pm

I’d give it to my daughter who’s off to school in Ottawa – when she practises outdoors she’s exposed to mosquitoes much more than I ever am.

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51 Cal N August 21, 2014 at 8:51 pm

I’d use it to purchase this spray for sure for my 4 year old daughter, who absolutely refuses to use any type of lotion to reduce itching from mosquito bites and also absolutely refuses to take benadryl medication when she breaks out in itchy hives from an allergic reaction from something she’s come in contact with outside.

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52 Joy August 21, 2014 at 8:53 pm

i would spend it on the little ones on back to school items.

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53 Rochel S August 21, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Back to School Supplies

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54 blythe August 21, 2014 at 10:55 pm

We get the most bites from mosquitoes while camping near a lake. Talk about itchy!!

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55 Deborah Robbins August 22, 2014 at 2:51 am

I get the most bites from an unknown bug that resides in my fiddlehead ferns. Whenever I am tending to these plants I get dozens of itchy red bites even though I have learned to wear long sleeves, a jacket and pants to tend this area of the garden. Tenacious little bugs find their way to my skin anyway.

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56 Deborah Robbins August 22, 2014 at 2:59 am

I would use the money to purchase a good blender to make my own healthy smoothies as well as a variety of specific frozen fruits for the smoothies. This prize money would allow me to make my own special blend of healthy smoothies for about five weeks!

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57 Lynn D August 22, 2014 at 10:09 am

I would for sure stock up on Benadryl Spray this has been the worse year for bites…. they love my blood…. and back to school stuff also… my skin is a mess and the itching I had 2 hours sleep again last night… I’ve tried everything!!!

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58 Tracy M. August 22, 2014 at 10:17 am

I’d buy Benadryl spray for my kids feet…those are where they get the most bites. The rest would be clothes for school!

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59 Victoria C. August 22, 2014 at 10:43 am

I’d try this spray and use the rest on spend the rest on a pile of back to school items for my girls!

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60 Bev August 22, 2014 at 11:07 am

I would buy back to school supplies for my kids!

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61 Julie August 22, 2014 at 11:30 am

Back to school supplies!

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62 Dianne Musgrove August 22, 2014 at 11:36 am

I would spend it on school supplies for a local first nation school and give them the Bendryl for outdoor activities like hikes they take the little ones on.Thanks

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63 Tanya G August 22, 2014 at 11:39 am

I hate itchy bug bites :/
My yard is swarming with the little skitters … I get itchy just thinking about it!

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64 Sharon R August 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Black flies or “noseeums” as they’re commonly called where I come from, are by far the worst offender for me! They seem to be EVERYWHERE and they’ve usually already enjoyed their little feast by the time you realize they’ve “chosen” you!

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65 Geraldine D. August 22, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Mosquitos are the worst. I seem to be like your twin sister Janice and get bit more than everyone else. Benadryl spray has been a lifesaver for me. I would spend the Walmart card on necessary household items and a new pair of running shoes

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66 Amy Heffernan August 22, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Times are tough this year so i would buy my kids back to school things. Thanks!

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67 Kerri Brown August 22, 2014 at 2:29 pm

I would buy BENADRYL® Itch Spray as well as buy groceries.

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68 Bailey Dexter August 22, 2014 at 3:19 pm

I alway keep Benadryl in the house all year round, If I won the gift card I would love to pick up a few more school clothes as well as snacks for the lunches!

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69 Linda Barth August 22, 2014 at 3:27 pm

I would give the money to a single mother with two young daughters who I know. She could use the help.

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70 Ann Lahti August 22, 2014 at 3:54 pm

I would buy benedryl as well as Aerus for my allergies. Or some stuff for my tiny dog and the grandkids also.

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71 Erin August 22, 2014 at 4:01 pm

I would buy groceries and back to school stuff!

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72 Eric August 22, 2014 at 4:15 pm

We would buy back to school supplies!

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73 josh August 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm

I get itchiest on my legs as i’m usually wearing shorts… I would buy copious amounts of condoms and lube.

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74 Jack McCullough August 22, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Walmart? Please…
The Walton clan whose company is guilty of slave wages, so that a good number of their employees are forced to rely on food stamps in the USA, will never get this Canadian’s hard-earned dollars.

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75 Pat Steeves August 22, 2014 at 8:27 pm

I find mosquitoes are the worst right after you mow the lawn. I could use a little benadryl then! We also keep the liquid on hand for our dogs. One of them is allergic to some kind of bug and gets little bumps all over her head!

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76 Carol August 22, 2014 at 10:09 pm

I get mosquito bites all summer long. It doesn’t matter where I am they find me. They particularly like to bite my arms and legs :(

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77 Carol August 22, 2014 at 10:11 pm

I would spend the gift card on bug spray, wool and household essentials.

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78 Gay Bolton August 22, 2014 at 11:48 pm

I would help my daughter get school clothes for her 6 and 8 year old as she is recently separated and is receiving $ 0 from her husband and has been a stay at home Mom the last eight years – it has been tough. Thankfully they can stay with us (Mom and Dad) until things get sorted out.

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79 June Castro August 23, 2014 at 12:34 am

I would use the credit for my 3 wonderful cats, Charlie, Annie & Blue Eyes. I would buy lots of wet and dry ca tfood, as well as corn kitty litter ($19/bag) and a new litter box!

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80 Randi saville August 23, 2014 at 1:54 am

My daughter has really itchy feet and it looks like she is starting to scratch the skin right off them. I would use the money to treat the skin irritation on her feet and make sure the tissue remains healthy.

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81 Elizabeth Hudson August 23, 2014 at 8:25 am

Interesting…$150 gift certificate and yet the question is “What would I spend $100 on” having said that – $100 is not much money, a $100 dollars which would include taxes will buy me a few items, a set of sheets, shampoo, soap, vitamins.

I thought I was being asked to Leave a comment telling us where you get the most bug bites and what type they are. For instance, are you mostly troubled by mosquitoes while you’re camping? Or perhaps your biggest bug problem is the black flies in your backyard?

So this website is a frigging gimmick to suck people in…

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82 Jennifer August 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

It says we have to spend it on Benadryl Read it again carefully. That’s what I understand anyway.

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83 Angel August 23, 2014 at 9:19 am

I would spend it on Benadryl! I ended up with a bite that is bugging me a bit.

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84 Catherine Daisley August 23, 2014 at 9:58 am

I am being bitten by bed bugs about 100 times a night. I sometimes even get bitten in my chair by the computer. I would spend the money on a lot of bed bug treatment options. I have had a heart attack from the stress these bugs cause

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85 David August 23, 2014 at 1:35 pm

This would go to put a huge dent in our grocery budget.

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86 Dana Cerrito August 24, 2014 at 7:58 pm

I would buy a few things for the kids for school

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87 Madeline August 25, 2014 at 7:52 am

I would use it for some back to school clothes, and some groceries.

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88 andrea v August 25, 2014 at 8:16 pm

I would spend it on holiday decorations and stuff for fall.

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89 anne hill August 26, 2014 at 8:56 am

i would buy a new mattress cover

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90 Helga August 26, 2014 at 11:42 am

I would buy groceries and pet supplies.

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91 Mau August 26, 2014 at 11:45 am

I would stock up on diapers & wipes, and spend whatever is left on pharmacy items like Benadryl.

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92 Mau August 26, 2014 at 11:49 am

I would stick up on diapers & wipes, then use whatever is left on pharmacy items like Benadryl.

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93 Andrea Amy August 29, 2014 at 2:02 am

vitamins, benadryl, maybe stock up on some cold and flu meds for the fall season

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94 Kristi Renout August 29, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Groceries and stuff for back to school!

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95 Suzie M August 30, 2014 at 8:26 pm

I would spend it on birthday gifts for the family

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96 michelle August 31, 2014 at 12:01 am

I would stock up on Benadryl spray and then the liquid allergy medication for my son. Its the only stuff he will take. Then I would by a nice new bath robe and enjoy a warm tub.

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97 Leigh Anne Borders August 31, 2014 at 12:57 am

I would use it to buy some things we need for the house.

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98 Allyson Tice August 31, 2014 at 7:01 pm

I would buy cat food and litter. Milk, juice and eggs!

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99 Suzanne G August 31, 2014 at 11:15 pm

I would spend the money on groceries, cleaning supplies, and dog food.

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100 jenn mcclearn September 1, 2014 at 10:08 am

I would buy groceries with it

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101 Marilyn Nawara September 1, 2014 at 12:03 pm

I would buy a few groceries and a new outfit for my granddaughter

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102 Aly September 1, 2014 at 10:55 pm

I would probably save it for Christmas gifts.

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103 Lynz September 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Christmas! Also, probably some household goods

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104 Emily Acker September 3, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Probably groceries and things for our apartment.

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105 Sonia September 3, 2014 at 7:03 pm

I would buy diapers and things for my son.

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106 Rachel September 3, 2014 at 10:15 pm

I would spend it on groceries and cleaning products.

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107 Erinn S September 3, 2014 at 10:20 pm

I would start some early holiday shopping

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108 Jeani B September 4, 2014 at 2:19 am

on Christmas gifts. it’s coming up fast!

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109 Patricia E. September 4, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Clothes for my kiddos.

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110 Charlene Wagner September 4, 2014 at 12:54 pm

I would buy a futon because a few months ago someone on the second floor of my apartment building had bugs and I had to throw everything out ;Sofa , coffee pot, dishes, bedding, and more . I really could use this Walmart gift card .

Thank you

Charlene Wagner

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111 juli guthrie September 5, 2014 at 8:10 am

Probably stuff for my boys. With 3 of them, they always need something.

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112 alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) September 5, 2014 at 8:12 am

i would spend it on a new media cabinet

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113 Laura J September 5, 2014 at 8:36 am

Oh we seem to get the most bug bites at night taking our walks! They mosquitos just all like to come out and greet us along the way! But…Murphy loves his walks!

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114 mary j September 5, 2014 at 8:45 am

I would buy holiday stocking items for the Salvation Army stocking drive.

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115 Diana Hatch September 5, 2014 at 10:08 am

I would use toward Christmas presents

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116 Jasmine R September 5, 2014 at 11:38 am

I would probably buy groceries or household items. It would definitely some in handy

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117 Helen September 5, 2014 at 11:48 am

Probably groceries, gas and something that grabs my attention while I am there

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118 courtney hennagir September 5, 2014 at 12:05 pm

I would buy diapers for a friend who just had a baby!

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119 Thomas Murphy September 5, 2014 at 12:14 pm

I would buy food.

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120 Heather Dawn September 5, 2014 at 12:18 pm

I would put it towards a new carseat.

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121 Allison S. September 5, 2014 at 12:31 pm

I would spend the gift card on groceries.

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122 kelly mcgrew September 5, 2014 at 12:47 pm

probably some vitamins and slimquick!

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123 Natalie September 5, 2014 at 1:37 pm

I have a problem with mositqos they love me :(

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124 Amanda September 5, 2014 at 2:20 pm

If I win, I would use some of the gift card to purchase the bed frame I’ve been wanting for my son. The rest, I would probably use on groceries!! It would be so helpful of course :)

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