Monday, November 25, 2013

Excedrin's Take a Holiday from Headaches Giveaway

I've mentioned recently that the holidays can be extremely stressful.  Thanksgiving is almost here and all of the cooking prep ahead of me is definitely headache worthy. I'm trying not to think about it!  The holidays begin soon after Halloween and we all just seem to be constantly on the go until New Year's Eve.  I absolutely love the holidays and all of the joy and festivities.  Not to mention that I love spending time with family and friends.  All of this combined can definitely bring on a migraine or headache though.  It's important to take some time for yourself and not get stressed out.



Excedrin is an over-the-counter headache pain reliever, typically in the form of tablets or caplets. It contains acetaminophen (paracetamol), aspirin, and caffeine. It is heavenly headache relief in the form of a small tablet. Excedrin is the first non-prescription medicine approved by the FDA to treat all the symptoms of a migraine. I rely on Excedrin for relief and it's the only medicine I will take for a migraine.




It's a fact that nobody enjoys having to deal with a migraine or headache.  That's why the makers of Excedrin invite you to take a holiday from headaches.  To find relief, all you have to do is follow these simple steps provided by Dr. Keri Peterson, M.D.

  • Stick to your regular routine.  Eating, sleeping, and exercising as you do the rest of the year can help reduce the chances of getting a headache.
  • Manage your time and plan ahead.  Coordinate plans and responsibilities in advance with relatives, compose set menus when hosting a party and try to purchase gifts early so you're not rushing at the last minute.
  • Stay in ventilated spaces. As you browse through the mall, watch out for those scented candles or perfume if you're sensitive to smells.
  • Eat and drink in moderation. Eat, drink, and be merry, but try not to consume sweets or alcoholic beverages in excess as they could trigger headaches.
If you follow these simple steps, you'll be on your way to a headache free holiday season!

Don't forget to visit Excedrin's Facebook page between November 1, 2013 and January 1, 2014 to enter the “Take a Holiday from Headaches” sweepstakes.  You'll be eligible for a chance to win daily prizes including gift cards to popular retailers. One lucky grand prize of $25,000 to help with shopping, travel and other holiday expenses! See official rules here.

One lucky winner will win a $100 American Express gift card to help with their holiday shopping!







470 comments:

  1. The shopping is more stressful for me lately! I hate getting out in the crowds and my kids are 20 somethings and harder to buy for now! Linda W frogz60@hotmail.com

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  2. Shopping is harder and more stressful now that my kids are older and some have spouses. Linda W frogz60@hotmail.com

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  3. Shopping during the holidays is stressful. Ecspecially on Black Friday

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  4. This year I have a newborn so it can be a bit stressful trying to get everything ready for the holidays and take care of the kiddos. Taking things slow and making goals for everyday helps me achieve my goals.

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  5. It's the crowds - I hate dealing with all the people and chaos

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  6. The last few years, my husband and I were on the verge of homelessness and what stressed me out the most was that we were unable to do anything with (or for) our kids and grandbabies. This year is much better for us, and I'm mostly stressed about putting weight back on with all the yummy food! ;)

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  7. I hate the traffic at every place I go the waiting to find a parking spot makes me very stressed

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  8. trying to get everything planned and done early enough to enjoy the holidays

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  9. Honestly what stresses me the most is that my family is so spread out, and this year we won't be able to see each other. It just makes me emotionally stressed. Also, the crowds in Target ALREADY!

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  10. Missing my daughter makes the holidays stressful for me.

    Olivia Grace
    1992-2004

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  11. having the family stay for days is stressful

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  12. 11/25 wrote on your fb wall https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10152009376382357&id=307593407356

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  13. Keeping the house clean for guests can be stressful.

    GFC: Mami2jcn
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  14. Working, going to school, family and the holidays, too much to do, too little time.

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  15. Doing all the decorating, cooking, present buying and wrapping, etc...It's a lot of work.

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  16. Heather Hayes PanjonNovember 25, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Shopping Stresses Me Out! Crowds, Long Lines, Rude People.

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  17. Cooking and cleaning for a lot of guests makes the holiday stressful for me.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  18. The crowds in the stores and the terrible drivers racing around looking for parking spots and not watching where they are going.

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  19. Getting my Christmas cards out on time! I'm always sending them the last minute.

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  20. Crowds and traffic are the worst to me.

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  21. Trying to get everything done is streesful. Work, money, school events ect.

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  22. My relatives! Specifically a certain aunt...

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  23. 11/26 fb post https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10152010486227357&id=307593407356

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  24. blog post #2 http://lisaswishingwell.blogspot.com/2013/11/win-100-american-express-card.html

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  25. The crowds, specifically the rude people that are out shopping. I'm not sure why the holidays bring out the worst in people but after 3 years of working retail at the holidays I avoid largely crowded shopping areas during the holidays!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. bad traffic makes the holidays stressful for me!

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  27. Family drama that comes along with the holidays stresses me out!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Uncommon Goods Giveaway!

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  28. i get stressed dealing with rude people in stores and all the crazy holiday traffic!

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  29. Dealing with the season-specific kindness that disappears once the season is over.

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  30. Dealing with the season - specific kindness that disappears once the season has passed.

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  31. The fact that my two grown kids don't get along makes it to where we have to choose who to spend time with. Breaks my heart!

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  32. Buying and wrapping all the presents stresses me out! Also, cleaning the house for our Christmas company. Once everyone is there and we have family time and the stress melts away! :)

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  33. buying gifts!

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  34. My stress comes from being a perfectionist. I go overboard when I know I have company coming over. I wish I knew how to relax!

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  35. trying to buy a gift for a person that pretty much has everything

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  36. Having a 3 year old and a 13 month old and being the only one that is going to cook and get everything together.

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  37. shopping! I do not like it at the best of times.
    jan

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  38. I was just laid off, so this years' holiday is very stressful financially.

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  39. So cliche', BUT def the shopping. It's is hard to get to and from work during the holidays, im dead when trying to get into stores. Ick. So much chaos!

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  40. The crowds, noise, long lines and traffic when shopping can make the holidays very stressful. Also, needing so many gifts, not wanting to overspend and wanting to find things your family will love.
    (Entered as Danielle F.)

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  41. Having too much to do, shopping, finding the right gifts, wrapping, decorating, planning dinners and cooking. Seems like there's lots to do and not enough time.

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  42. I wait until the last minute =( I cannot help it !!!!!!!

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  43. Shopping for xmas gifts can be such a pain.

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  44. All of the crowds!

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  45. Cooking and going to the stores to buy presents really stresses me out

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  46. Cooking for everyone makes me anxious, I have some family members that are incredibly picky

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  47. Cooking for family members stresses me because I have some very picky relatives.

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  48. when my kids get bored and start fighting each other. I try to not get stressed out about anything over the holidays because i want to enjoy myself and for my kids to enjoy it...until they start fighting.

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  49. the most stressful for me is all the shopping!

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  50. I'm a single Mom to a 2 year old and a 4 year old. It has been very hard being able to afford the gifts that they want.

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  51. shopping is crowded, driving is stressful and then we can't find what we set out to buy. Everyone expects perfection and it is expensive. The family, the friends they all want to compare how 'well' things are going. yea, it is stressfull

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  52. Knowing that this year I'll be spending it alone & not with my family.

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  53. I'd have to say the holiday shopping is the worse

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  54. I'm stressing right now--the day before we travel to my SIL's house for Thanksgiving. I promised to bring more than I have time to cook. *sigh* I'm taking a break after about 10hoursin the kitchen.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  55. What can make my holidays stressful is waiting until the last minute to wrap gifts!

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  56. I do not have any vacation days left from work. I have to balance holiday activities with job.

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  57. having time limits to do so much, cooking, wrapping, cleaning etc stresses me out.

    apoalillo {AT} hotmail dot com

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  58. Trying to find the perfect gift within my budget.

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  59. i blogged about this http://petitepilatespixie.blogspot.com/2013/11/amex-card-giveaway.html

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  60. i blogged http://petitepilatespixie.blogspot.com/2013/11/amex-card-giveaway.html

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  61. i blogged about this post http://petitepilatespixie.blogspot.com/2013/11/amex-card-giveaway.html

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  62. i blogged http://petitepilatespixie.blogspot.com/2013/11/amex-card-giveaway.html

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  63. i blogged about this post here: http://petitepilatespixie.blogspot.com/2013/11/amex-card-giveaway.html

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  64. shopping and planning, plus friends' unexpected visits

    eai(at)stanfordalumni(dot)org

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  65. Just trying to get everything done that I WANT to get done and be done early so I can enjoy the rest of the Holiday!

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  66. Annoying relatives that over stay their welcome...UGH
    elysesw@aol.com

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  67. Being surrounded by people I don't know and surrounded with food makes it uncomfortable.

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  68. I think this time of year is stressful if I get too busy or try to get to much done. I also amd not a fan of shopping at big box stores. I don't enjoy the crowds of people!

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  69. Stress during the holidays is trying to make sure I get a nice present for everyone that I love.

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  70. def stress full is shopping for you're love ones and not knowing what they will like!!!!

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  71. I don't get stressed during the holidays.

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  72. Well, I have shopping to do, parties to plan, running around to functions for my daughter, family dinners all on top of a full time job.

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  73. Please tell me what makes the holidays stressful for you. This is a mandatory entry.

    i love christmas music..im listening now

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  74. What would be less stress-full would be people being nice in stores, finding what i need, and courtesy!

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  75. I think the most stressful part of the holiday season is dealing with traffic and rude people while shopping.

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  76. I think what is most stressful about the holiday season is dealing with traffic and rude people while shopping.

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  77. Not enough money for things. People the crowds everywhere. Rush rush rush.

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  78. Thinking about what food to prepare

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  79. Trying to make everyone happy causes me stress during the holidays!

    roblyn66 at yahoo dot com

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  80. Too much to do in too little time is what gives me headaches and is stressful!

    ellen beck on rafflecopter

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  81. The most stressful part of the holidays is finding great gifts for everyone on a tight budget!

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  82. Buying gifts for those that really want for nothing, that's taxes me! jhsimpson(at) dishmail.net

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  83. Just having so much to do and feeling so rushed leaves me feeling stressed during the holidays.

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  84. Trying to make enough to pay all the bills since my hours got cut nearly in half, while trying to do holiday shopping and grocery shopping

    goldengoddiss09(at)gmail(dot)com

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  85. I think the most stressful thing for me on the holidays is money. I am always spending it all

    stephanie ann

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  86. Not knowing what to buy for my parents. My wife is pretty easy, though she tells me to stop spending money on her, but what to get my parents! My mom loves to read, so I get her a kindle gift card, but that can't be all I get.

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  87. All the crowds and the traffic are major stress triggers for me!

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  88. shopping for presents makes it stressful.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  89. I'd have to say the holiday shopping is the worst.

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  90. Cooking and decorating- fun, but stressful!

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  91. I'm usually always having guests at my home for the holidays so planning and cooking can get stressful.

    Love3570@aol.com

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  92. shopping, lines and wrapping presents. amypugmire@live.com

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  93. It is stressful to think about what you are going to get everybody for xmas.

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  94. the shopping because i don't know what to get for my family

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  95. The stress comes from trying to balance my finances with getting the right gifts for my large family!

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  96. It's stressful trying to scrape together enough money for Christmas gifts!

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  97. Shopping is so much fun and super stressful at the same time.

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  98. Getting the right gift for everyone is very stressful

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  99. shopping and traffic makes the holidays stressful for me.
    gabbflabber at live.com

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  100. stressed about not being included in festivites

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  101. My brother. He's just a confrontation person and seems likes he always wants to pick fights for no reason. It stresses everybody out!

    jmcharries@cox.net

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  102. I find it stressful to walk around the busy shopping streets of my city at this time of year. You get jostled!

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  103. The cost of the presents stresses me out and standing in long lines.

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  104. Having to get so much done, the cleaning, the cooking, the baking, the shopping, the shopping, the shopping, the decorating..oh I like to decorate..lol

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  105. 11/27 fb post - https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10152013096472357&id=307593407356

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  106. Gift exchange. Racking my brain to come up with things other people MIGHT like and spending money we don't really have for the sake of exchanging.

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  107. bills... just the normal everyday things... but around the holidays they are even worse because you want to spend that money on family instead of those ever growing bills.

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  108. bills... just the normal everyday things... but around the holidays they are even worse because you want to spend that money on family instead of those ever growing bills.

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  109. All of the holiday food shopping, baking and cooking is the most stressful for me.

    Beth W

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  110. The crowds, traffic, and the extensive socializing that has to be done :-) Thank you!

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  111. trying to get everything done, such as shopping and all that jazz. Its hard to buy for a preteen. :)

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  112. The pressure to get my kids everything they want stresses me out. I try to remind myself that the holidays aren't about that. katherine tino

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  113. Cleaning the house is stressful for me.

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  114. All the driving I don't look forward to

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  115. Shopping and large crowds make the holidays stressful.

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  116. Shopping.... to fix that I do a lot of it online now. chefl@swbell.net

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  117. Having to travel makes the holidays stressful!

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  118. Grocery store shopping! It is always so crowded!

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  119. shopping and having to cook so much food

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  120. Generally the holidays are stressful for me because I have to do the majority of the cooking and cleaning while my husband and son just sort of sit around! But it's usually a good time for all.

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  121. Having to do all the cooking and cleaning up is usually what's stressful for me, but this year seems to be going more smoothly than most!

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  122. Finding the perfect present for my loved ones would have to be the most stressful part of the holidays for me. Yes I know being with family is most important but I'm a very giving person and I like to see smiles on peoples faces when they open gifts from me. :)

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  123. All the hype about Black Friday.

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  124. Coordinating everything is stressful. We only have 1 working burner on our stove, which makes cooking a giant pain in the butt, I wish I could use all my burners, it'd go so much better.

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  125. I don't get stressed for Thanksgiving or Christmas. We just don't go overboard with things.

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  126. I get stressed about buying gifts for everyone and staying in the budget. I have a very big family and some people are very hard to shop for

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  127. Getting black Friday shopping done is stressful.

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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  128. Figuring out what to buy my husband is stressful. Not to mention the fact that we have birthdays to deal with as well.

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  129. For me the holidays tend to be stressful because we are not very organized so we always seem to be in a rush

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  130. It is stressful if I try to do too much

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  131. the people on the roads driving stress me out!

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  132. Family members not getting along make the holidays very stressful.

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  133. I get stressed because I don't have family, outside of my household & it's difficult for my children.

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  134. all the cooking and gift buying - large family!

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  135. My family causes most of the stress. People that can't stand each other shouldn't insist on getting together just because it's a holiday.

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  136. I never seem to have money around the holidays just because there's so much to buy.

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  137. Spending money stresses me out during the holidays.

    safety_chick@hotmail.com

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  138. Trying to find the right gift for hard to shop for people.

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  139. Don't see my comment. Finding the right gift for hard to shop for people.

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  140. Lack of finances, cooking for many, and crowds all get me stressed out!

    wendym at cableone dot net

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  141. The thing I find stressful about the holidays is the added expenses.

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  142. Too much to do, not enough time or money and trying to balance things to make it good for everyone!

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  143. What is stressful for me during the holiday season is the traffic and crowded parking lots/stores.

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  144. Trying to figure out the best affordable gifts for my friends and family.

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  145. Balancing the budget and shopping!

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  146. All the cooking I have to do stresses me out.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  147. house full of family

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  148. Finding someone to take care of the pets when we go away over the holidays can be stressful.

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  149. 11/28 wrote on FB fan page https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10152015333147357&id=307593407356

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  150. Shopping is the most stressful...I never know what to get everyone

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  151. the holidays are not too stressful for me, the only thing is if i have to shop somewhere too crowded
    sarah hirsch

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  152. I'm always scared I will leave someone off of the shopping list!

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  153. the people in the stores....I hate shopping this time of year. People are so rude!

    hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

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  154. What's stressful for me is getting things planned. it's difficult to adjust everyone's schedules.

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  155. Great giveaway thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  156. Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win! I don't think the holidays are stressful at all as long as I don't have to travel! So I stay home! :)

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  157. Shopping Choosing the perfect gift

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  158. Shopping and holiday travel are stressful to me.

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  159. Having to deal with my in-laws can be stressful.

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  160. Shopping, knowing the bill paying that will be following!

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  161. Shopping, knowing the bill paying that will be following!

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  162. Trying to have enough money to pay the bills is tough. Then comes Christmas. Where do you find money in a super tight budget for gifts? Especially for the children.

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  163. Cleaning before and after stresses me.

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  164. Probably all of the money spent on traveling, food, and gifts (all though that's also part of the fun!)

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  165. i'm a student, so money is always an issue :(

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  166. I think shopping does it for me. The crowds, and especially the parking.

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  167. Holidays aren't really stressful for me :) My family all live far away and I have zero money to spend on gifts, so the holidays are all just regular days :)

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  168. Gift buying for anyone! Kids are pretty easy and it's hard to get them a wrong gift unless its socks,ha! Other adults it's a little harder for me because I like to get useful things they'd like and not just something they'll toss aside.
    leslie-williams_(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  169. Trying to keep my house clean for guests, and the busy stores.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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  170. my son always begging for his gifts early and begging for the most expensive ones, too!

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  171. 11/29 wrote on fb wall https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10152017543397357&id=307593407356

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  172. Now that the kids are married, plus one is a nurse and one has kids, it's stressful to try to find a time that we can all be together and enjoy our family.

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  173. I don't really get stress out during the holidays - I love them!

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  174. I try to keep the holidays mellow but other stressed out people taking their stress out on others stress me out

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  175. The most stress for me is watching all the kids have a melt down in the stores this time of year. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep. Have a Very Merry Holiday Season :) corrysue@yahoo.com

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  176. Crowded shopping centers and traveling during the holiday season are big headaches for me.

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  177. Knowing that I have to spend money I don't have.

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  178. All of the lines and crowds really stress me out! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  179. Shopping for sure! Thanks for the chance! :)

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  180. Going shopping when the stores are so busy, this makes me stress out.

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  181. The most stressful part is balancing everything - a cheerful classroom, shopping, baking, and decorating!

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