Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Here it is - THE GIVEAWAY!

It seems like most of my shopping dollars are spent online these days. I always shop first online – and only as a last resort will I venture out to the big retail stores, or, heaven forbid, the dreaded mall.

I recently found a new favorite place to shop online, called CSN Stores – which is actually kind of like a virtual mega-mall – over 200 stores. Two things I like about these stores – first, most of the items I have looked at have free shipping. Now you all know I am a beancounter, and I know that there is really no such thing as “free shipping” – someone has to be paid to bring you what you order. What it really means is that shipping is already priced in – so there are no surprises when you go to check out. Secondly, they take PayPal, which is my preferred way to pay.

My first purchase from a CSN store were shoes from Shoesgotsole.com – in my hard to find ski-length size. My last purchase was this cedar storage bench for my deck. One thing I love about it is the story behind the company that made it - Cedar Creek was developed to provide work and career opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
I have been doing some remodeling and rearranging at my house, and I have decided to move my sewing room to the basement, and returning that room to a guest room. (This will keep me from having to arm wrestle guests when I try to get them to sleep in the beds and let me sleep on the couch – you and you know who I am talking about!) Anyhow – I decided to put a twin sleeper sofa in this smallish room, and lo and behold, CSNSofas.com has a huge sleeper sofa collection. Here’s one called "Ludlow" and is the one I have just about decided on, in leaf green:
OK – enough about my shopping habits – you came here for the GIVEAWAY! The nice folks at CSN said that I can give away a $40 gift card, which can be used in any of their 200+stores! The contest is open to those in US and Canada. Many items have free shipping, but be aware that some items may have shipping charges or in the case of Canadian readers, international fees, for certain products.

All of the items that I posted in Wednesday’s teaser are available in one of the CSN stores for less than $40. Look at some of the other cool stuff I found, for my dog friends in particular:

The $40 gift certificate would make a big dent on the purchase of the essential Picnic Time chair at tailgatepartyingsupply.com!


And look at this very cool pet gate (called a Gate N Crate) at allpetfurniture.com that converts a bunch of different ways (sorry the pic is so fuzzy - check it out here):


Ok - Here are the particulars: You can get up to five chances to win in a random drawing for the $40 gift card – choose any or all of the following options:

1. Just post a comment to this post with your email address (just so I can email you when you win - if you know I have your addy, you don't have to post it) saying that you would like to win.

2. Check out a sleeper sofa and post a comment letting me know which one you like best.

3. Blog a link to this post on your own blog, and leave me a comment here that you did that.

4. Follow me on Twitter and tweet a link to this post (and leave a comment here saying that did that)

5. Facebook a link to this post (and leave a comment here saying that you did it). Please friend me if we have not friended already!

Entries close at midnight EDT on Memorial Day, May 31, and I will post the winner ASAP. Good luck!!

36 comments:

Kathy'sCorgi's said...

What a great idea~ I,too, prefer to shop online- I hate dealing with the crowds! Unless, of course, they are at dog shows and are accompanied by beautiful dogs at the end of their leads!!

BTW- I love the Cedar Bench, and have to go take a look at that for my deck...

Hmmm... now where did I leave my credit card???

RegentCardis said...

This is fun! Thank you for hosting it. :)

I looked at the sofas, there are lots of great choices. Hmmm, I like the LaCrosse in the brown leather.

Kathy'sCorgi's said...

Me again- back from looking at the sleeper sofa's!

I have to tell you, Janet, that since I have not seen your guest room, that was a tough assignment. So- I just picked out the one that I liked best- which is also one that would be perfect for my den, by the way.

http://www.csnsofas.com/Van-Gogh-Designs-TIF-LSSB-VN1610.html

It's a nice- love seat size sofa bed- if you are like me, most of my guests are dog people, usually not a couple, so I don't really need a full size or queen size sofa bed.

Just my opinion, of course!

Kathy!!

Mami2jcn said...

I'd love to win!

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

The Wildon Home San Clemente Convertible Sofa Bed in Beige looks good.

http://www.csnsofas.com/Wildon-Home-300165-CST1590.html

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Holly said...

What a neat idea! Thanks Janet! Of course I would love a gift certificate. :-) And I like the cedar bench too.

Domestic Diva said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Domestic Diva said...

I like the Wildon Home San Diego Convertible Sofa in Brown.

penni said...

I even grocery shop at 6 in the morning to avoid crowds -- and just about everything else is on line (well, sometimes I go to Lowes -- groan). So, I'd love to win a gift certificate. penni@ElyanCardigans.com

Dawn Small said...

Online shopping is the best. I'd love to win and do some "free shopping". :-)

smalltymecardigans@yahoo.com

Jules said...

Oh, I am dying for a picnic time chair.

juliegp187 at gmail dot com

Celeste said...

Great giveaway! :)
Here's my email:
celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

Sleeper sofa I like best:
http://www.csnsofas.com/Bauhaus-USA-9E6A-60-FBU1141.html

celeste@mail4me.com

Holly said...

My favorite sofa is the Broyhill Laramie Queen Sleeper Sofa in Brown.

visions[at}nycap.rr.com

solsticekennels said...

online shopping rules, thanks for the intro to the new site. I'd love a GC for $40. Thanks for sharing. Jinnie @solsticecwc@gmail.com.

PS how is Scout feeling?

Dawn said...

We would love to win.

I liked this one: http://www.csnsofas.com/Van-Gogh-Designs-BAH-LSSB-VN1974.html

Have fun choosing!

edmontonjb said...

Count me in! I'd love to win

dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

edmontonjb said...

I like the Broyhill Laramie Queen Sleeper Sofa in Brown

dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

Carolsue said...

I love CSN Stores! They have lots of baby things I'd like to get for my son!
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Carolsue said...

I like the Wildon Home San Clemente Convertible Sofa Bed in Beige
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Carolsue said...

I follow you on Twitter @cezovski
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Carolsue said...

I posted this giveaway on my Blog
http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2008/10/contests-from-our-bloggy-friends.html
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StubbyDog said...

Awesome! I'd like to win...jerilamy (at) gmail (dot) com. ;)

Lybertygirl said...

Ohhhh pick me, pick me!!!! You know where to find me!

Lybertygirl said...

Just visited the sleeper sofas and my favorite is the Handy Living Covell Convert-A-Couch Full Sleeper Sofa. Looks really comfortable and a steal at the $599sale price.

Lybertygirl said...

I'm back again - I just linked your post on facebook.

Lybertygirl said...

And Now it's posted on my blog. I don't twitter (yet) so that's the end for me - hope I win!!!

Sarah said...

Ooh, ooh, pick me!!! And just for FYI, the cute white puppy pen xpens I used for my puppies came from CSN, via Walmart.com. I know many people asked me where I found those white pens.

"You and You" still feel badly that you slept on the sofa!

Sorry to hear about Scout, I've been there, done that, and I know it's disappointing. :-(

Holly said...

Just put you on my blog. This is fun!

Porter said...

Thanks for accepting me as a facebook friend!

Merindatiffany@yahoo.com

coopercreek said...

I'd also love to win!!!

Thanks,
Laura M
cardilover @ yahoo dot com

coopercreek said...

I love this sofa sleeper

http://www.csnsofas.com/Palliser-Furniture-7729922-PAF1572.html

Thanks,
Laura M
cardilover @ yahoo dot com

coopercreek said...

Here's the link to my blog.

http://coopercreekcardigans.blogspot.com/2010/05/janets-blog-give-away-ends-at-midnight.html

Thanks,
Laura M
cardilover @ yahoo dot com

coopercreek said...

Okay, I posted it on my facebook. I don't twitter, so I get four chances. That's still a lot. WooHoo!!!

Thanks,
Laura M
cardilover @ yahoo dot com

Garrett808 said...

oh gosh I almost missed it! pick me pick me!!

dreameyce said...

Count me in! Glad I made it home in time to enter! I'm also posting the link on FB, even though there's only a few more mins to enter!