Vicks to Send a Lucky Fan to Cheer on Team USA at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games!

October 19, 2009

NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2009 /PRNewswire/ — Vicks, the brand consumers have trusted for more than five generations, announced this morning it has partnered with Olympians Apolo Anton Ohno and Lindsey Jacobellis in a viral campaign that will send one lucky fan and a friend to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games to cheer on Team USA in Vancouver. The sweepstakes, “Tweet Your Way to See Team USA,” begins today and will run through January 4th.

“Athletes like myself train their whole lives to compete in the Olympic Games and having fans on the sidelines cheering Team USA at the biggest sporting event in the world makes all the difference for an athlete,” says Apolo Anton Ohno. “It’s so hard to get tickets to the Olympics, but now thanks to Vicks, all my fans have a chance to win a trip to 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver to support me and all of Team USA in person.”

To enter the Vicks “Tweet Your Way to See Team USA” sweepstakes, consumers must first “follow” Apolo and Lindsey on the communications platform, Twitter. Fans can then watch for Lindsey and Apolo to send the official URL to all their followers via Twitter. Click on the URL, enter your email and you’re automatically entered to win a fabulous, once-in-a-lifetime trip for two to Vancouver to attend the 2010 Olympic Winter Games to cheer on Team USA. You may also re-tweet a message about the sweepstakes to all of your followers for another chance to win and to spread the good news. Consumers can enter to win once a day, with an opportunity to earn a bonus entry per day. For fans without a Twitter account, more information on how to submit an entry using an email address is available at www.Tweet2CTeamUSA.com.

“Having fans support Team USA at the Olympic Winter Games really keeps the athletes spirits high,” says Lindsey Jacobellis. “I’m really excited to be a part of this sweepstakes because I love when the fans can come see us compete and cheer us on.”

Vicks is a proud sponsor of Team USA and is pleased to be the official sponsor of cough, cold and flu medicine of the U.S. Olympic Team. To learn more about Vicks and the “Tweet Your Way to See Team USA” sweepstakes, consumers can log on to www.Vicks.com.

About Vicks®

As a trusted family brand for more than 100 years and one of the most recognized around the world, Vicks has helped generation after generation feel relief from cough, cold, flu and sinus symptoms. NyQuil is the #1 pharmacist recommended brand for Adult Cold Nighttime Relief. Available in more than 70 countries and on 5 continents, the Vicks family includes Vicks® DayQuil® Plus Vitamin C, Vicks® NyQuil® Plus Vitamin C, Vicks Early Defense Nasal Decongestant, NyQuil Cold/Flu LiquiCaps, NyQuil Cold/Flu, NyQuil Cough, NyQuil Sinus, Children’s NyQuil, DayQuil Cold/Flu LiquiCaps, DayQuil Cold/Flu, DayQuil Cough, DayQuil Sinus, VapoRub Ointment, VapoRub Cream, BabyRub, Casero Chest Congestion Relief, Vicks® Formula 44 Custom Care Sore Throat Lozenges, Vicks® Formula 44 Custom Care Sore Throat Spray, Vicks® Formula 44 Custom Care Chesty Cough, Vicks® Formula 44 Custom Care Congestion, Vicks® Formula 44 Custom Care Dry Cough, Vicks® Formula 44 Custom Care Cough & Cold PM, Vicks® Formula 44 Custom Care Body Aches, Pediatric Vicks 44e Cough & Chest Congestion Relief, Pediatric Vicks 44m Cold & Cough Relief, Sinex Nasal Spray, Sinex 12 Hour Spray, Sinex Ultra Fine Mist, Sinex 12 Hour Ultra Fine Mist, Vicks Cough Drops, Vicks Vitamin C Drops. Headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, Vicks is owned and distributed by Procter & Gamble.

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