Holiday Giveaway: Braun ThermoScan Ear Thermometer

This giveaway is now closed!  Stay tuned for the announcement of winners!

Many of you have read about my son’s story in the past. My first experience in parenting, was having a son with a heart condition. As you can imagine, our first few years were filled with constant worrying on my part. That’s what Moms do best right? I’ve been through several thermometers, and none have worked as quickly, or seem to have given me as accurate results as the new Braun ThermoScan Ear Thermometer that I was sent.

With a squirmy little guy, it’s important that I get a quick and accurate reading. This thermometer does both, and has a really nice sleek and easily portable design. My only qualm with it is the disposable caps that come with it. These are definitely a choking hazard if a child gets a hold of one, so it is important to keep this well out of reach of children, and dispose of the small plastic covers after use.

Despite that one flaw, this thermometer is easy to use, and I really like that I can check my son’s temperature easily without disturbing his sleep.  The pre-warming feature on the tip is by far my favorite feature.  With it being so cold right now, the kids don’t freak out when I insert this into their ears because the tip is already warm.

One winner will receive a Braun ThermoScan Ear Thermometer.

Here’s how to enter:

1.  Just leave a comment here on this post. That’s it!

For Extra Entries:

2. Tweet about this giveaway, 3. like Braun Cold and Flu Central on Facebook or 4. Blog about this giveaway and leave an extra comment for each one you do. Be sure to link to where you blogged or tweeted.  Optional Tweet:

Enter to win a #Braun ThermoScan Ear Thermometer via @crystalecollins #giveaways

Please be sure to read all giveaway guidelines and disclosures before entering. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents, and is sponsored by Braun.  The Thrifty Mama received a Braun ThermoScan Ear Thermometer for review purposes.  All opinions are 100% real and honest.  Giveaway ends December 16, 2010 at 8 pm EST.

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  1. This would be awesome to have! I think my little girls are getting sick of the rectal thermometer. :0)

  2. I really need this! With 3 littles ones that would come in handy!

  3. we could use this with 2 little sweeties, both have been sick for over 2 weeks now!

  4. Sounds great – I’d love to be able to have an easier, more accurate read for the little ones’ temperatures! :)

  5. My two little guys DO NOT enjoy getting their temps taken – this would be great to have!

  6. I would love to win this, it would be much better than the old fashioned way to where you have to wait 3-4 minutes for a reading!!


  7. I would love to win this, especially with this cold and flu season.

  8. Another squirmy child here! This would be great to have!

  9. With three roudy boys (ages 9, 3, & 4 mths; 9 yr old is impatient, 3 yr old is hyper, & 4 mth old is in the squirm stage) this would be so nice to have!

  10. Oh I need a new one. I had recived one as a gift at my daughter’s baby shower (who is now 2 1/2) and i was working great until it something sticky on it. So now its broke and I am so very sad because with 3 kids its a must!!

  11. This would be great to have, we use the old fashioned thermometer and it just doesn’t work as good as these.

  12. Thanks for sharing your story about your son- I can only imagine & you are one strong mama! I know I hate it when my kiddo’s get sick in the very least way- they are 3 years and 1 year right now so I’ve got a long way to go! Merry Christmas!

  13. I would love this thermometer!! It would really come in handy as I’ve been babysitting a few kids and don’t have the extra money for a new one!

  14. This is great….we need a new thermomenter and I have heard this is the best!!

  15. I would love to win this Braun thermoscan ear thermometer! Sounds wonderful!!

  16. Than you for sharing. I haven’t had good luck with an ear thermometer either.

  17. Expecting my first in March and would LOVE to win this! Crossing my fingers!

  18. I would love to try this one because of the warming feature alone. My son doesn’t like the old fashion kind… have to wait for what seems like ever, and then it’s not all that accurate.

  19. What a great giveaway! Would love this for my son….it’s always a challenge to check his temp. ;)

  20. I need one of these to have a the house when I keep the Grandbabies!


  22. Unbelievable, but I don’t have one thermometer in the house. This would be great to have.

  23. This would have been so helpful this week with my sick little boy. I can’t keep him still long enough to get an accurate temp.

  24. my mom just said she needs a new thermometer – she is battling cancer an infection last week that gave her a fever

  25. Thanks for posting all the great givaway’s. This is a great thing!

  26. I would LOVE to win this! I have 2 small children and have been through several thermometers and I do not feel like I get an accurate reading. Would love to have one I could depend on!!

  27. This would be a wonderful thing to win to use with my own kids and my daycare kids less likely to spread germs.

  28. Would be a great addition to a house full of kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. This would be awesome for both of my children! It is hard to get my oldest to keep it in his mouth, and would be great for my baby. Would love to have one!

  30. I’ve got a wiggle 10 month old girl that this would be perfect for! Thank you!

  31. This sounds like a great tool to have in the medicine box!

  32. what a great giveaway! I’d love to be able to use one of these.

  33. I would love to have this thermometer. I have used it before and I like it so much better than the cheap and unreliable underarm/oral one that I have.

  34. wouldn’t that just be ideal with the cold seasson and three little ones at home?!

  35. This would (unfortunately) get plenty of use at my house with four kids!

  36. Would love to have this. With two little ones (1 and 2), I’m sure we have some fevers coming our way this winter.

  37. Would LOVE one!! I have 2 little ones of my own and temp taking is misery!

  38. I’ve never been a huge fan of the ear thermometers…but that said, I know Crystal personally and if she says this is good, I’m interested!

  39. hi have been wanting one of these thermometers for a long time!! thanks for the chance!

  40. These are the best kinds of thermometers! I would love to win one. :-) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  41. What a nifty thermometer to have. I could really use that, since my old digital one is on its last legs.

  42. I know my Daughter needs one she is a new mother and she is always
    saying I think he feels warm, They bought one but it always says 92′

  43. In the past 16 years we have gone through 2 of these and are currently without a working thermometer. It was great when we had little ones but we still have one who is prone to high fevers even as a teenager so it is great to have on hand! Thanks for the opportunity!

  44. This would be great for my close friend who is having a baby.

  45. With a baby on the way in Jan. cold and flu season this would be amazing to win.

  46. I’d love to win one of these! I bought a forehead one a few months ago and the stupid thing DOES NOT WORK. Seriously. I hate it.

  47. I have a 3 year old and a 3 month old, and this would be so helpful! Especially since my yo keeps finding my normal thermometers and ‘playing doctor’ with them, wearing out the batteries!

  48. Wow… just like the awesome dr’s office thermometers! Very cool.

  49. What an amazing story! Thanks for sharing. This would be so nice to have with two little ones myself. Thanks for the chance to win.

  50. My daughter is expecting her first baby, making this my first grandchild. I would love to win this as a gift for her. Thanks!

  51. This thermometer looks great and reliable! I recently purchased a “store” brand/cheap digital thermometer and realized it definitely fits the old saying “You get what you pay for!” My temperature read 95.7? And at the doctors office theirs recorded 100.1. Will never buy a cheap one again!

  52. Just had a baby, this would be great! Love your website.

  53. I would LOVE to win this! Thanks for the opportunity and all your wonderful money saving tips!

  54. I’d love to win this! I have 4 kids and 3 of them don’t understand how to keep a thermometer under their tounge. : )

  55. I have heard a lot of good things about this thermometer, would love to have one.

  56. I have one of these at home, but my daughter kept playing with it (taking her own temperature as well as ours), it’s almost broken now (she dropped it on the floor numerous times already…). Hope I’m the lucky one:)

  57. Oh, I could so use one of these… it is near impossible to get a temperature on my son.

  58. This would be great for my sister’s two year old triplets!

  59. The warming feature sounds great. Thank you for the giveaway and review.

  60. I would really like to win this thermometer! thanks,

  61. I have 3 little ones and my thermometer just stopped working.

  62. Sure would be nice to have an accurate and quick thermometer!

  63. I would love to try this thermometer! I’ve yet to find one that I like for the kids.

  64. I so would like one of these….my granddaughter refuses under the armpit….under the tongue or anything that looks like its gonna take her temp!!!

  65. I have really been wanting one of these, especially now that I’ll be having twins and a 3 year old. I have read mixed reviews on them and they are kind of expensive so I am glad you recommend this one!

  66. I want one! I’ve got 2 kiddos and really need a new thermometer!

  67. I’ve been wanting one of these, but haven’t been willing to spend the money. With four kids (and two currently running fevers), we could definitely use this.
    Thank for the entry!

  68. It’s SO hard to take my daughter’s temp – this would be awesome!

  69. I had one of those forehead ones and it didn’t work after a month. This would be great!!! I have 4 kids under 6.

  70. I would like to replace my 3 underarm/mouth cheapy thermometers, the temporal thermometer and my completely unreliable cheap ear themometer…..and the kids would love for the rectal one to be replaced too! Hubby nixed me buying yet another one, but I’m really frustrated with the inaccurate reads!

  71. It’s so hard to find a good working thermometer; thanks for the recommendation. And I hadn’t known about your son, so I just read your story – thank you so much for sharing; God is good!

  72. Wow–we need one-and have never had one like this ! This would be an awesome Christmas gift for me !!!! Thanks for the chance!

  73. This would be great to have, im 36 weeks pregnant, due January 10th and could really use this.

  74. This would be a perfect shower gift for my sister-in-law who is due in January!

  75. Awesome give away! My friend just recommended this thermometer to me she has it and loves it!

  76. Ooh I would love this. I have a battery one that doesn’t seem accurate at all.

  77. My husband was just saying that we needed to get one of these!

  78. I’d love to win this–the thermometers we get at the supermarket never work for long. Something reliable would be great.

  79. With 4 kids this would def come in handy. Cold and flu season here we come.

  80. this would be awsome to have with my one year old and with my next child on the way here in about 9 weeks.

  81. Awesome giveaway! We already have one so if I won I would give this one as a gift.

  82. I have 3 kids with another on the way – this would be perfect!!

  83. This would make it so much easier to take my daughter’s temperature.

  84. This sounds like a great thing to have in your medicine cabinet

  85. I would love to win this to use on my daughter, she hates getting her temp taken and I am sure this would help!!!

  86. I’d love one of these, I have newborn twins and a 2 year old…this would be helpful!

  87. This is a must have with two ittle ones! Thanks for such a great giveaway.

  88. I could use one of these for my little grandchildren.

  89. Would love to not have to HOLD me kids still to take their temps!

  90. We need an accurate thermometer in our home. Hope I win. Thanks

  91. This would be great to win. I have been eyeing this exact thermometer. I run a home daycare and have to do the under the armpit which takes a long time for little ones to hold still, this would be much easier.

  92. I need this so bad! It’s not even funny. My 1 year old will not use a temporal or rectal. Please!!! Lol hope I win

  93. Maybe with one of these we would actually take the temperatures of the little ones.

  94. Would love this to use with my elderly MIL. Merry Christmas!

  95. This would be a nice item to have! (I have a very squirmy boy too… =) Love your giveaways! Thanks for offering the great giveaways to us!

  96. Perfect timing. I could only hope that I could win this, recently got one broken.

  97. love it! tried so many and this one sounds like it’d be the best!

  98. I’m on kiddo #3 and still don’t have a thermometer! Amazing I’ve made it this far without one, I know!

  99. i could use that for my twins who seem to always be sick!!

  100. Would LOVE to win this for the new baby!!! We have never owned a ear thermometer and can only imagine how great they are.

  101. For my 2nd entry I “like” The Thrifty Mama on FB.

    Megan Hixson-Reed :)

  102. I would love this. I have the hardest time with my daughter.

  103. I have 5 younguns, and 2 of them are squiggly, wiggly 2 yr olds. This thermometer be a life saver in our house. Thanks for the opportunity!

  104. With 3 little ones, this would be a great item for us to have.

  105. My friend just had her first child and this would be a perfect present for a worrying mom!

  106. What an amazingly accurate sounding thermometer. Would love to have one for when my niece comes along, she’ll be born in two weeks.

  107. We had one of these & it was great for years – finally gave out & I am too “thrifty” to shell out for another one! :)

  108. This would be very helpful for my youngest who cannot sit still long enough for a traditional thermometer reading.

  109. What a neat thermometer….love the warming feature. I would love to have one of these!

  110. I would love to win this, perfect for a two year old.

  111. Would come in handy when one of the little ones feels warm. We have the underarm ones from the hospital.

  112. This is awesome! I have been there so many times where I have had to wake a sick sleeping child to get a temp.. They start crying and your heart breaks because you had to do it..

  113. This product would be so handy to have especially for small children.

  114. I would love to win this for my little 8-month old. Seems I can’t get an accurate read on his temp in his arm or his forehead!

  115. With 4 kiddos and a tight budget I would love to win this. Thanks

  116. What mom could’nt use a gift like this. Thanks for the entry.

  117. This would be very handy with my three little ones.

  118. I have a 7 month old and could really use this! Hope to win and thanks for the opportunity!

  119. It would be a miracle to find a thermometer that actually works. I have been through tons and haven’t found a good one yet. If I don’t win, I’ll have to check it out anyways.

  120. What a great give away. This would be awesome to have, thanks for the chance.

  121. Thanks for the giveaway! I could really use a new thermometer!

  122. I would love to win this and have handy for my Grandchildren.
    Thank you for making this offer avaiable!

  123. I need that for my 2 year old! She won’t hold still for me.

  124. with a little one on the way in may we’d love to win one!

  125. I have a 15 month old and this sounds like an amazing thermometer!

  126. I’ve never had a thermometer like this one and I’d love to try it! Thanks!

  127. We had one of these until it fell to it’s death…I miss it greatly and would love to have another one!

  128. This would be great as my daughter has recently been sick and hates how long it takes to get a reading under her arm.

  129. My son is squirmy so I need a quick way to take his temperature!

  130. I so could use this. I have a wild 2 year old … lol

  131. Wow what a great giveaway! I know that old fashioned thermometers are such a pain. getting a sick little one to sit still for that is mission impossible!!

  132. Pick me! Pick me! I’m a nanny to two little boys (on top of my two kids) – and taking temps is never fun!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Merry Christmas!

  133. What a great giveaway! This time of year it sure would come in handy! Thanks!!!

  134. I need one of these, we just do that hand on forhead method now.

  135. I could put this to great use! Thank you for offering it!


  136. this would be great considering i dont like using the rectal themometer on my little girl and she will not hold still long enough for me to use the under the arm one

  137. Having a reliable thermometer seems hard to find. My son is at his Grandma’s during the day when I’m at work and we only have one thermometer. It would be great to win this so we can have one at each house, just in case!

  138. Could always use a good thermometer…..mine always give defferent readings, and i have bought all kinds. Have not tried this yet!

  139. Oh wow. This would be so great to have with 7 grandkids!!!!!

  140. Please pick me! My daughter has Autoimmune Neutropenia and has to go to the hospital with any fever over 101. Because she’s Neutropenic, we cannot do rectal temperatures. During her hospitalization last year, they used an ear thermometer like this. We bought one immediately but it’s wearing out quickly with as much as I check her temperature! I truly rely on this thermometer for my daughter when she’s warm. It would be wonderful to win this!

  141. Good point about the caps, but overall these are great! Thanks for another great giveaway.

  142. We’re always looking for a good thermometer in our house! I never trust the ones we have.

  143. This would be great for my 3 year old being she has out grown of the under the arm thermometer.

  144. My kids just broke our last working thermometer, I could so use this one! Thanks for the chance!

  145. Would love to have it since I can’t find the old fashion one.

  146. ooooo….we totally need one of these! my under the arm one isn’t cutting it anymore! thanks!

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