Monday, February 7, 2011

CSN Giveaway

Last summer (July 17th to be exact) I won a $60 CSN gift certificate from Joy at Thrifty Parsonage Living.  I was thrilled to have won and started pouring over their website.  Every now and then I'd ask my husband if I should order a striped Dash and Albert rug, but then we would agree that there wasn't anywhere to put one in our house. Then I'd look around CSN some more and I would ask him about getting some red dishes to use at Christmas and Valentine's Day, but then I couldn't decide which ones to buy.  And so it went on....


I may be one of the most indecisive people in this world.  Months went by and I finally decided that what I needed was a clutch purse to use at our son's wedding in May.  So just before Christmas (and only weeks before the gift certificate expired) I ordered a stone-coloured leather clutch.  Not only did the purse arrive very quickly, it is lovely.  It is made of a soft leather and has a shoulder strap so if you are like me and can't coordinate a purse and a drink and a camera then this should help.   The clutch is big enough for my cell phone, my camera, my keys, a lipstick, money, and tissue. There are several pockets so it can all be organized efficiently.  One of the things I like best is the pretty lining.  I'm not benefiting in any way by giving you my honest opinion of CSN, but I just wanted to let you know about my experience with the online shop.  


I was recently contacted by CSN to sponsor a giveaway and I was more than happy to do that, especially given that it came close on the heels of my positive shopping experience there.  They have offered a $40 gift certificate (does not include shipping costs) to be used at any of their on-line stores.  


The amazing thing is you can buy almost anything from CSN, from adjustable bar stools,




to Dash and Albert rugs (swoon - I just can't get enough of these),




to red dishes,




Oh wait, am I listing all the things I would buy.  This isn't about me, is it?  You need to go to CSN and have a look for yourself.


The giveaway is open to residents of Canada and USA only.  Here are the details of the Giveaway:


1.  Leave a comment telling me what you would order if you won.
2.  Become a follower and let me know in a separate email (or let me know that you are already one).
3.  Post, tweet, or mention the giveaway on facebook (and leave me a separate comment letting me know you did so).


Please, please, please leave me an email address so I can contact you if you win.  Twice now I have had to re-draw names because I was unable to contact the winner.


The giveaway ends on February 14th at 9:00 pm.

Oh and just in case you are curious, here are a couple of photos of the purse I ordered:



84 comments:

  1. Wow I could spend ages looking around that store. I love the binoculars they have and could get better views of the birds in the garden. But then I discovered the greenhouses andlove that little growcamp. I can dream of winning your certificate giveaway.

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  2. I forgot to mention that I am a follower of your blog and have you in my blogroll so I can find my way her quickly.

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  3. Hi Grace,

    As you know I am a follower.

    I would use it towards a new faucet. Mine is broekn and the handle flies off spraying water all over the kitchen. I even suggested to hubby that he buy me one for my birthday, that's how awful it is.

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  4. I would put it towards some new accent pillows for the bedroom! There is a blue and white one that is calling my name.

    jenfur427 at hotmail dot com

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  5. I'm a happy follower!

    jenfur427 at hotmail dot com

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  6. What a great giveaway. I would love some Staub cookware :D

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  7. Oh I would love to win! Those Dash and Albert rug have been on my wish list for a long time! They are so colorful!

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  8. I really like the All-Clad Specialties Stainless Steel Oval Bakers - Set of Two. I think that I might put this towards the purchase of these.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  9. Gorgeous purse!
    I think I'd buy baby clothes if I won. :)

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  10. I'd like the Wee Squeak pansy boots for my daughter.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  11. I'd get this blanket:
    http://www.csnstores.com/Daniadown-65825TH-DWD1489.html

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  12. I follow on gfc

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway. I would buy something for the new baby..like bottles or clothes.
    luvtosave at gmail.com

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  14. I'd get a new saucepan.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  15. I'm a gfc follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  16. I would get my daughter a trunki!

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  17. Love to win a csn giveaway again. Who doesn't like to shop?

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  18. Cute clutch! If I were to win, I would order a rug. We need one for the living room and a small one in front of the kitchen sink.

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  19. I would have to check out all there things I have never looked at this line. I like the rugs though. Do they have dog beds? Pilot needs a new one!

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  20. I would probably get the Burlington Baby 252W Bassinet. I'm registered for one at PB, but it's so expensive, and this one on CSN is darling, so if I don't get the one from PB, I would buy this one instead. OR --- a rug for the nursery -- either way, I'd use it toward baby stuff! Thanks for the chance Grace!

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  21. I posted your giveaway on Facebook (and Twitter).

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  22. I would get the emile henry bake for the cause pink pie dish :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  23. gfc follower Dee G

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  24. http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=177081775667771&id=1449584700

    shared on fb as Dee G

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  25. Well, in all honesty I'm afraid that if I won I would do the same "can't make a decision because there are too many things that I like" thing. But I'm sure I'd find something eventually :)

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  26. those red plates are fabulous! hi there, new follower (will introduce myself in seperate post) I would order a decorative mirror I have had my peepers on for awhile.

    Great giveaway!

    My email is cestlavie.events@gmail.com

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  27. Hi Grace, I would love a shopping spree at CSN! I have had my eye on some cute bee glasses for some time now. Keeping my fingers crossed.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  28. Lots of lovely things...probably get some new dishes.

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  29. I just became a follower as well. :)

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  30. Hi, if I won I'd buy a set of the Noritake Breeze Amber 13 oz. All-Purpose Goblet - 816-109.
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  31. I follow you via Google Friend Connect.
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  32. I shared this giveaway on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/shala.darkstone/posts/149830948407614
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  33. I am a follower :) pigtailsandbowties@gmail.com

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  34. I'd get a new toaster.
    dgoodridge84@yahoo.com

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  35. What a Great Giveaway!! I would get a Tiffany Style Lamp for my desk in the study!

    GFC FOllower (PatrciaL)

    PelicanJL[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  36. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/PelicanJL/status/35131296430686208

    PelicanJL[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  37. Hi Grace,
    Thanks for mentioning my blog in your post. I'm happy you were able to find something you would enjoy and use. As you know I'm a follower and I'd love a chance to win the $40 gift certificate.
    thriftyparsonageliving(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. If I'd win I'd get either a new lamp or pillow for my living room.
    thriftyparsonageliving(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. I've posted about your giveaway in my sidebar.
    thriftyparsonageliving(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. I would love to get this set from csn stores:
    http://www.csnstores.com/8-Piece-Burgundy-Bakeware-Set-SSS1155.html
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  41. I follow you on GFC "Crave to Save"
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  42. http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/35172630801682432

    tweet

    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  43. I love a new set of good for years flatware.

    Carol
    daldak01@yahoo.ca

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  44. I have always noticed these CSN giveaways but because I am way up north in Canada I never enter....so this is such a treat to see that it is possible to enter! I would love new bread pans, they have quite the selection....but they also have the Le Crueset white oval braising dish that I love!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  45. I'd NEVER guess that purse came from CSNstores! Wow! I'd get Bob stroller gear if I won.

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  46. I'm a follower.

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  47. I would love to get the Le Creuset Halo Teakettle in blue!

    kaycee at veganmachine dot come

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  48. I'd get the Coleman inflatable bed.
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

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  49. I'm a gfc follower.
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

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  50. I would use it towards a new rug. Our home is all hardwood and our babe is having a hard time getting his crawl going on the one big rug we have, weird.
    whitney_hill(at)hotmail.com

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  51. I would love to get the KidKraft sling bookshelf for my kids' room! heinzmom at hotmail dot com

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  52. Now following. How did I not know about you before?

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  53. i want to buy my daughter the princess toddler bed
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  54. i follow you gfc
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  55. I would probably get a new bedspread. I've been wanting something springy to match our new blue walls.

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  56. Oh, there are so many things to choose from on CSN! Like you I love the Dash and Albert rugs. I plan on using them on my stairs, so that's probably what I would buy.

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  57. I have so many things on my wish list I need new dishes, cushions for the sofa, rugs, love CSN hope I win, I've been a long time follower just too shy to comment
    xaramkm at gmail dot com

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  58. I would get some new dishtowels!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  59. Blog follower!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  60. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/ScoomerBlog/status/36313723777851393

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  61. How did I miss this? Of course count me in! Who couldn't use a gift certificate from CSN? I know I could. By the way, the inside of that purse is so cool. I don't usually pay attention to the inside but I really like that one.

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  64. I love the Ashton Sutton - STM126 - Suave Round Wall Mirror

    http://www.csnstores.com/Ashton-Sutton-STM126-ASH1131.html

    I have a blank spot on the wall by my front door and this would look perfect there.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  65. I'm a new GFC follower

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  66. Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/36472414640541696

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  67. Hi Grace...I'm sorry I misunderstood your rules. I'm glad you set me straight! If I won (I've never won anything) I would get the Dash & Albert Mattress Ticking rug in blue. It would be perfect in my kitchen. Thanks for everything!

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  68. I would get the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Griddler.

    susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. I would get an fire extinguisher

    http://www.csnstores.com/KIDDE------------KID466112-UFK1003.html

    tahearn at roadrunner dot com

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  70. I follow with google friends.


    tahearn at roadrunner dot com

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  71. I would get the Disney Toy Story Book and Toy Organizer!

    andiemarie923(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. I am a new follower via GFC.

    andiemarie923(at)gmail(dot)com

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