Let’s face it, Monday’s aren’t great even at the best of times. So it’s little surprise that when your Monday includes rain, wind and two weeks to pay day… You’ve got yourself a Blue Monday.

Blue Monday is a term created to mark the most miserable day of the year, it reminds us that Christmas is most certainly over and the New Year fun has passed. The term came into being 12 years ago in a Sky Travel press release and the dreaded Blue Monday continues to the present day with savvy marketers creating PR campaigns to drive business buy fluconazole cheap during a traditionally slow period.

One company taking the challenge to lift the spirit of many of its shoppers is Tesco, handing out free fruit between 3.30pm and 5.30pm. Boots is also taking to Instagram and Twitter to make their followers happy with a chance of winning some Boots goodies and vouchers.

Get involved on the Blue Monday chances with the hashtag. And if you happen to live in London or the south, who could resist Franco Manca’s offer of a free pizza if you’re born in January.