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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Tips for preventing the Flu with Clorox + GIVEAWAY!

It's Flu Season and I hope you are taking care to prevent it. This year it has been bad. I know at least 7 people who have had the flu and one of them had to go to the hospital. The flu is serious business. I know many do not think it is but you can get seriously sick. Why get sick when you can prevent the flu with a few simple steps?

The best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated. I had a flu vaccination in November when I went to the my yearly doctor's visit. She gave me the facts and I decided to take her advice and received the shot. Getting a vaccine doesn't guarantee you will not get sick but it's a start. However, there are a few things you can do to avoid getting sick!

Flu Prevention Tips for the Home

* Wash Hands Frequently: Wash hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice).

* Disinfect Germ Hot Spots: Hunt down and disinfect germ hot spots around the house that are touched most frequently – like doorknobs, light switches, TV and game controllers, faucets, high chairs or plastic toys – with Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes.

* Do the Elbow Cough: Cough and sneeze into your elbow instead of your hands to help prevent the spread of germs by touch.

* Follow Good Health Guidelines: Eat right, exercise and get plenty of sleep to help boost your body’s ability to fight the effects of colds and flu.

These are common sense tips that anyone can follow. I always wash my hands a few times a day and I keep hand sanitizer in my house and car.

I also keep Clorox Wipes in my home and I make sure hubby takes some to work because he works at a university and there are always kids around who are sick.

It is important for me to keep healthy this flu season, so I take all precautions in order to prevent the flu!

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162 comments:

  1. Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands & don't touch your face!

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  2. Keep you hands washed and don't touch your face. Patricia

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  3. Wash your hands a lot and stay at home as much as possible during flu season.

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  4. Wash your hands frequently and keep your house disinfected with Clorox wipes.

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  5. Try not to touch public items that may be germy, like railings, etc. And wash your hands often.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  6. Stay home and wash your hands all the time.

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  7. Keep your hands washed often and I use the disinfecting wipes on everything around the home. I love them

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  8. I always wash my hands when I come home from the grocery store!

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  9. My best tip is wash your hands and avoid sick people ;)

    (d schmidt in widget)

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  10. Wash your hands and keep wipes to clean surfaces.

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  11. get your flu shot and stay out of crowds

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  12. drink lots and lots of water, it keeps the ick flushed out of your system!

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  13. Definitely wash hands a LOT... and I drink lots of orange juice and take multi vitamin every day.

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  14. Eat healthy foods, get plenty of rest and wash your hands frequently.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

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  15. When wiping out germs, don't forget about those door knobs and cupboard doors! They are cesspools for germs!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  16. Obviously wash hands, but also frequently sanitize toys, doorknobs and anything else that is frequently touched!

    We also avoid places like indoor playgrounds where I know things aren't frequently cleaned.

    acartwrightmorell at gmail dot com

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  17. my tip is to NOT get the flu shot,wash hands,no touching face get extra vit D and eat healthy and no visiting anyone in the hospital unless it's a major emergency


    hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

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  18. get a flu shot and avoid crowded places

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  19. Wash your hands often, and keep them away from your face.

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  20. Wash your hands.
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  21. Air out the house for at least an hour every chance you get a.k.a warmer days. Sends in fresh air and pushes out the germy air.

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  22. Get at least 8 hours of sleep every night.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  23. When you go to the grocery be sure to use one of the wipes on the cart handle. If you see someone coughing etc. avoid that area.

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  24. lots of vitamin C every day and plenty of hand sanitizer

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  25. Constant hand washing and a flu shot!

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  26. Wash your hands with liquid soap(Purell).

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  27. Keep your hands clean and away from your mouth and eyes!

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  28. can't say it enough keep those hands washed

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  29. there are not too many times you can wash your hands in a day.

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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  30. Wash your hands often
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

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  31. ALWAYS wash your hands before touching food, your mouth or eyes.

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  32. wash your hands often I use a napkin to open the bathroom door after I wash my hands

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  33. I make my kids wash their hands as soon as they come in the house when they get home from school, friends, anywhere...as do I. plus we take a liquid form of zinc.

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  34. Disinfect those shopping card handles folks!

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  35. Drink plenty of water, wash your hands and have an orange very morning!

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  36. wipe down the remote control frequently...a lot of germs end up there

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  37. wash hands often, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  38. Wash your hands as long as it takes to sing Happy Birthday!

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  39. Always wash hands and never touch your mouth. Also, lysol areas with high traffic like doorknobs, toilet levers, cabinet knobs...

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  40. wash your hands often and get a flu shot

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  41. Try to avoid touching public door handles, etc. Keep hands away from eyes, nose and mouth if they aren't clean!! Wash hands often!
    or Stay Home! jk

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  42. use anything fabric to open doors, flush the toilet, scratch your eyes, etc. It lessens your skin touching germed areas.
    sewitupjulie@gmail.com

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  43. WASH your hands OFTEN, and use disinfectant...

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  44. I wash my hands all the time and I keep Hand Sanitizer in my purse for when I am out.

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  45. Wash your hands and while out shopping, wipe down the handle on cart. I always try not to touch my face while out after handling money and items etc. I carry wipes in my purse- when I get back in the car (or even while still in store, restaurant)I wipe my hands with them. I, personally, do not like hand sanitizer.

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  46. stay away from people with germs lol

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  47. Sanitize shopping cart handles and wash your hands as soon as you come home!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  48. Wash your hands often.

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  49. wash your hands a bunch

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  50. Washing my hands

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  52. My best tip is to stay hydrated - I swear I stay healthier when I drink lots of water!

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  53. Wash your hands often and spray hot spots with disinfecting spray

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  54. ALWAYS disinfect the bathroom, doorknobs, light switches, fridge handle etc. often and after having guests.
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  55. I always have hand sanitizer with me
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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  56. Downing tons of Vitamin C if I feel even the slightest under the weather

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  57. Wash your hands frequently and wipe down door knobs, phones and computer keyboards with disinfecting wipes often.

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  58. make sure your kids wash their hands. sanitize your keyboard and mouse.

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  59. always drink lots and lots of water!!!

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  60. get a flu shot and use hand sanitizer lots

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  61. hand sanitizer after going to a store. You never know what kinds of germs are there.

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  62. I wash my hands a lot and use hand sanitizer

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  63. Use an alcohol based hand sanitizer after touching door knobs.

    Hope to win!

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  64. Wash your hands correctly. Soap, warm water, 30 seconds. It's a good thing to do and will help with other illnesses too.
    Michelle tucker

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  65. Don't leave your house. Or wear a face mask :)

    xnicolenewbyx@hotmail.com

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  66. My best tip is to wash your hands often.

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  67. The best tip is to wash your hands often. It also would help to sanitize surfaces like phones, keyboards, & door handles etc.

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  68. Exercise and eat right.

    tdlsfm(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  69. My best tip for flu prevention is to wash your hand frequently and don't touch your face (not eye and nose rubbing).

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  70. Wash your hands often and take vitamins.

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  71. My best tip is to take vitamin c everyday.
    Virginia Rowell

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  72. I change out the hand towels in the bathroom and kitchen regularly to prevent the spread of germs.

    safety_chick@hotmail.com

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  73. wash your hands and get enough sleep!

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  74. Don't sneeze in your hands use the inside of your elbow.
    rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

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  75. Wash your hands, wash your hands & then wash your hands again!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  76. wash your hands and get your flu shot!

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  77. Wash your hands and then wash them again!

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  78. Wash your hands and try not to touch your face.

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  79. keep your hands washed!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  80. air out your home even in the winter, i like to get a fire going till its really hot then open my windows for a while.

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  81. My tip is, I carry hand sanitizer in my purse for my kids and I to use when we are out.
    Kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  82. Wash your hands and disinfect surfaces!

    katfam95 at aim dot com

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  83. I would think washing hands is the best. Also make sure to get out and get some fresh air, even if its chilly. thanks

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  84. I would have said wash your hands and avoid being around sick people but I am on day 3 of the flu so I clearly have no idea of how to avoid it

    morganowl28 at gmail dot com

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  85. We eat a lot of garlic, it's helped us so far! Also lots of sanitizer and hand washing!

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  86. Always wash your hands and get the flu shot.

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  87. i have the flu so i guess i dont know wash your hands and stay away from germy people

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  88. My best tip is to boost your system and get plenty of rest.

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  89. wipe telephones and door knobs

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  90. Washing hands often and trying to avoid extra germy places when possible.

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  91. Wash your hands!!! Stay clear of anyone that has a cough or any kind of cold symptoms.

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  92. Take Vitamin tablets, try not to get run down, eat healthy, wash hands often and keep clear of germy people!
    elaineneal389(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  93. Wash your hands frequently.

    FunkyColdMadena@hotmail.com

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  94. cover your mouth when you cough and frequently wash hands
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  95. Wash hands with warm water and soap often!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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  96. wash hands and take vitamins C and D regulary

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  97. wash your hands or use hand sanitizer, and I keep masks in my desk drawer if someone is sick and coughing and I have to do their appointment...

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  98. cough into your sleeve not your hand

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  99. Take vitamin C when you start to feel the slightest hint of a cold coming on. It always keeps mine at bay.

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  100. Wash your hands often

    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  101. Wash your hands often!

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  102. Don't touch your face or put your hands in your mouth.

    jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  103. wipe everything down and wash hands often

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  104. The hubby and I came down with the flu when the baby was only 3 weeks old - we lived in surgical masks and washed our hands like every two minutes, but it worked, she didn't catch it!

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  105. to prevent the flu wash your hands often and disinfect with bleach too!

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  106. wash hands,and wipe down things a lot
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  107. Wash your hands often and spend time soaping with hot water. Maria Iemma iemmafamily @ yahoo . com

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  108. I would suggest washing of the hands!
    fb: rab pom

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  109. USe plenty of hand sanitizer and wash often!

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  110. I always bring sanitizing wipes with me to the store to clean cart handles.

    Lisa Garner

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  111. Wash your hands and eat well.
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  112. Well, my best tip is to wash your hands frequently. My daughter has been dealing with the flu for 2 days now. I wash everything she comes into contact with. Don't forget the hand towels and light switches.

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  113. wash your hands often
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

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  114. Hello, how are you? Thank you for this opportunity. Some of my tips to avoid the flu are, wash your hands frequently, rest well, remain hydrated, and clean-out your bowels.

    gainessimmons@aol.com

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  115. Seem to be preaching the choir: Wash hands!!

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  116. I take hand sanitizer and kleenex in the car-Dorothy Deakyne

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  117. Avoid crowded/close quarter places during flu season and wash your hands frequently.

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  118. washing hands, and I always have clorox wipes and wipe down doorknobs if someone in the house is sick

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  119. i try to stay away from crowded places when it is going around

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  120. Suck on a few Vitamin C drops daily.

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  121. Fragment hand washing

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  122. Wash your hands a lot and drink lots of fluids
    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  123. Wash hands frequently, carry hand sanitizer with you, and use disinfecting wipes throughout germ prone areas in your house, especially if someone is already sick.

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  124. Wash your hands as often as possible and encourage children to do the same

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  125. Hand washing and staying away from sick people.

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  126. Always bring hand sanitizer so your hands can be clean even if you cant wash them. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  127. wash your hands often thanks crystal allen

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  128. Sanitize and wash your hands frequently

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  129. Wash hands alot. Another is to avoid the stores during crowded peak hours.
    zestywonderland@gmail.com

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