Thursday, December 16, 2010

Holiday Giveaway from CSN Stores


Whenever the holidays approach, I do a lot of shopping. I shop for gifts for friends and family--mostly. While I'm browsing for others, I can't help but find a few things that I'd like to have for myself or for the house. For example, I'd like to get some new counter stools to spruce up our kitchen. I'd love to find a bookcase or two to house the many books I've acquired since becoming a book blogger. Or a mini crock pot, to make small portions of food for my vegetarian daughter, or salsa roja with a hint of chipotle.


I'm no stranger to online shopping, either. My mantra this year: why face the ridiculous crowds at the mall, shopping centers, and parking lots if I don't have to? Recently I discovered CSN Stores.com, which has over 200 sites online and offers free shipping on many items! The four items pictured are from CSN, and they have thousands more.

Exciting news! How would you like to win a $75 gift certificate that can be used on any CSN site? CSN is very generously offering this prize to one lucky winner who will be chosen randomly (U.S./Canada only).

  • To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment.
  • For an extra chance at winning, take a look at some of the goodies offered by CSN, at AllBarStools.com, Cookware.com, HolidayDecorationsDirect.com, toysandgamesonline.com, or any of their other sites. Then return here and tell me in your comment what you'd like to spend the gift certificate on.
  • For another chance at winning, become a follower of this blog, or let me know that you're already a follower, or that you subscribe in Google Reader.
  • For an additional chance, post about this contest on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter.

Enter by 5PM PST on Monday, December 27. One winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Tuesday, December 28. Good luck!

Special thanks to Caitlin and Alexandra from CSN stores for offering this incredible giveaway to my readers.

170 comments:

  1. I could certainly use some new shelves. What a great giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  2. COunt me in please!

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I follow with GFC

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  4. The Kidkraft Sling Bookshelf would be perfect for my sons room

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Susan. This sounds wonderful. I'm also a follower of your blog.
    linda at lindaweaverclarke.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love CSN stores! thank you for hosting a giveaway!


    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I would buy some Eastland shoes in their shoesgotsole.com store!

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  8. i'm following via GFC

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  9. i shared the giveaway on twitter!

    http://twitter.com/bellows22/status/15558138975485952

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Throw my name in!! Yay!! I really could use some csn right about now!
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. I would love to buy a guide craft wagon for my little guy!
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. I am a new gfc follower
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love csn!

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  14. I'm a gfc follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love their cookie jars.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  16. I would love to be entered.

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love CSN Stores! I would also like to invite you to link up your giveaway at the CSN Stores Giveaway Linky @ Frugality Is Free.

    smartmomj[@]gmail[.]com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I would use the gift certificate towards the iOptron LiveStar Mini Planetarium - 9200
    smartmomj[@]gmail[.]com

    ReplyDelete
  19. I'm a new follower.

    smartmomj[@]gmail[.]com

    ReplyDelete
  20. I tweeted about your giveaway.

    http://twitter.com/#!/JRFrugalMom/status/15580560336355328


    smartmomj[@]gmail[.]com

    ReplyDelete
  21. I would love to spend it on a new dutch oven for my artisan breads!
    1prizewinner(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  22. I'd love to be entered in this. I'm already a follower.

    yvone473[at]optonline[dot]net

    ReplyDelete
  23. Guess I got my comments ~ out of order...oh well. I like CSN stores because there isn't a darn thing I can think of that isn't in one of their stores...and at a good to great price~
    1prizewinner(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  24. CSN has the best selection of stores
    msboatgal at aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. I'd get my son a gaming chair for his room
    msboatgal at aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. already a follower
    msboatgal at aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. I LOVE CSN! I reviewed a bookcase for them and I loved it of course it is full now but I have no room for another so I would probably buy these cute slippers! http://www.csnstores.com/Lamo-Footwear-P003W-Chestnut-LFT1081.html

    +1 for comment
    +1 for what I'd buy
    +1 I'm a follower :-)

    3 total entries

    Thank you so much Susan!

    XOXO~ Renee
    steelergirl83(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  28. Woo! Thanks for the chance :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  29. I would love to get the breville panini press! :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  30. gfc follower DG

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  31. tweeted :)

    http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/15623848284135424

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  32. I love the variety of items that the CSN store sells Thanks for the giveaway
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  33. i would spend it on the Cuisinart 4-Cup Coffeemaker with Stainless Steel Carafe in Black
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  34. Such a fun giveaway - thank you for the chance to win! :)

    tyson 2468 (at) charter (dot) net

    ReplyDelete
  35. If I were to win I would like to get the Adi Designs Studded Double Handle Handbag for myself. :)
    tyson 2468 (at) charter (dot) net

    ReplyDelete
  36. I'm a follower via gfc! (tyson2468)

    tyson 2468 [at] charter [dot] net

    ReplyDelete
  37. I tweeted this fun giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/HeidiHMc/status/15640393714507776

    tyson 2468 (at) charter (dot) net

    ReplyDelete
  38. Cool giveaway! I'd love to win. :)

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  39. Hi, thanks so much for the giveaway!
    maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

    ReplyDelete
  40. Hi, I'd like to spend the gift certificate on the Fangio Table Lamp in Antique Beige - 13012.
    maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

    ReplyDelete
  41. I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect.
    maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

    ReplyDelete
  42. Here's my tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/shala_darkstone/status/15715220626345984
    maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

    ReplyDelete
  43. Suko, I would love the chance to be entered in this giveaway, so please do put my name in the hat! It's very generous for you to be hosting this, so thanks!!

    zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  44. Thank you CSN and Susan for hosting this giveaway!

    freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

    ReplyDelete
  45. I would spend the gift certificate on night tables for my bedroom. CSN have nice ones from Winsome.

    freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

    ReplyDelete
  46. A GFC follower.

    freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

    ReplyDelete
  47. tweet; http://twitter.com/#!/fredalicious/status/15803233985372160

    freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

    ReplyDelete
  48. I'd use it toward a guidecraft kitchen helper.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  49. I would love to win!
    shetreadssoftly(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  50. I am a follower!
    shetreadssoftly(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  51. And I would LOVE to buy the KitchenAid Covered Roaster with Flat Rack in Black - # 54169
    shetreadssoftly(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  52. Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful CSN giveaway!
    Best wishes,
    Chanticlear1atgmaildotcom

    ReplyDelete
  53. I follow in GFC!
    Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful CSN giveaway!
    Best wishes,
    Chanticlear1atgmaildotcom

    ReplyDelete
  54. I would love to get some T-fal pans!
    Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful CSN giveaway!
    Best wishes,
    Chanticlear1atgmaildotcom

    ReplyDelete
  55. Thanks for hosting the giveaway Suko! I agree, it's so much easier to shop online during the hectic holidays.
    Enjoy your weekend :)
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  56. I've done about 75% of my holiday shopping online this year, and about 75% of that is at CSN! So yes, I'd love to win this and get myself something nice after the holidays. :)

    tnshadylady at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  57. http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/15974072466804736

    ReplyDelete
  58. New GFC follower! feel free to follow me back :)
    http://tnshadylady.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  59. I'd like a baker's rack for my kitchen, so I might use this toward the Boraam Valencia baker's rack

    ReplyDelete
  60. May sound prosaic, but I need a new shower caddy. I like this one: Gatco Hanging Shower Caddy in Satin Nickel. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  61. I love csn stores! Thanks for the chance!

    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  62. I would love to get a red silicone baking set from cookware.com

    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  63. I follow you on GFC
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  64. http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/16230873103859712

    tweet!

    ReplyDelete
  65. Thank you for all the comments, posts, and tweets! More welcomed. :)

    ReplyDelete
  66. Just stopping by to let you know this is posted on win a book.

    http://winabook.westofmars.com/2010/12/18/75-gift-card-at-csn-stores/

    ReplyDelete
  67. I love CSN and could have my eye on some great things there! Thanks for the giveaway!

    bmbunner at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  68. I love CSN. I have found so many things that I would love to have. There is so much to look at that I have lost track of time when on their site.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  69. I'd love a chance into this giveaway! Thanks.

    unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  70. Very cool giveaway and blog!!

    daniexj(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  71. If I won I'd love to get the Rockland 22" Rolling Duffle Bag in Pink Dot. Thanks for entering me into this giveaway!

    unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  72. anastasia(dot)trombly(at)gmail(dot)com

    I really need a shelf for my room, I have way too many books!

    ReplyDelete
  73. I can spend hours and hours searching the CSN website.

    (\___/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  74. I would love to win.

    teddyr66 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  75. CSN has some wonderful looking cooling racks and other baking accessories I would love.

    teddyr66 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  76. I tweeted about this giveaway.

    teddyr66 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  77. Great giveaway! I'd love to win!
    bethanyg153@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  78. I'd love to get the Noritake Aegean Mist Round Vegetable Dish - 7983-426
    bethanyg153@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  79. I follow with gfc, bethany
    bethanyg153@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  80. tweet
    http://twitter.com/bethanyg153/status/16364179342499841
    bethanyg153@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  81. Love CSN! Thanks for the giveaway!

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  82. I would love to have the Stamina InMotion® II Manual Treadmill - 45-1002SKU #: ssm1032

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  83. Congratulations, gmissycat
    You are now following Suko's Notebook GFC

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  84. Shared on FB Here

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=179230742104900&id=100000116307400

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  85. Ah so many good things on those site. I'd love a chance. frellathon(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  86. Any of the KitchenAid stand mixers would be awesome as would the Breadman bread machine and the LeCreuset 7 piece set all the colors are awesome. Ah the list is long :)
    frellathon(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  87. CSN has a great selection!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  88. I'd like a pair of BearPaw boots for myself.


    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  89. tweet:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/16490352949075969


    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  90. In desperate need of new shelves I'd love to be able to enter this. Never mind, good luck to all who do enter. I'll be sure to add the details to the comp/giveaway page on my blog.

    ReplyDelete
  91. I'd love to win!
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  92. I'd get the Cuisinart Panini/Sandwich maker.
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  93. I follow you via GFC. ID: Lyndadawinda1074
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  94. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/lyndadawinda/status/16541362010722304
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  95. I love CSN Stores! They have such a great variety of products! Thanks for the chance.
    bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  96. I am a follower via GFC: Rebecca O and I subscriber via google reader. Thanks!
    bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  97. Fingers crossed!

    shel704 at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  98. I'd get the National Public Seating 5' Rectangular Folding Table...we never have enough holiday table/seating. I usually borrow a folding table from my brother.

    shel704 at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  99. GFC follower
    shel704 at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  100. Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/16701260254158848

    shel704 at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  101. I'd love to do some shopping at CSN!

    wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  102. I'd use the gift code for an OXO Mandoline Slicer.

    wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  103. I follow with GFC.

    wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  104. A very generous gift certificate. Would love to win.

    undermyappletree at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  105. I'm a follower with Google Reader.

    undermyappletree at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  106. I tweeted the contest.

    http://twitter.com/#!/UnderMyAppleTre/status/16734454017953792

    undermyappletree at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  107. I went shopping and found a bunch of nice things. However, the one I want is a room divider for my family room. http://www.csnstores.com/Oriental-Furniture-SS-BBMATCH-Honey-X-OFN1029.html

    undermyappletree at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  108. I would love a chance to win, and I am in need of one of their terrific looking bookcases.

    Please enter me; thanks so much

    bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  109. Such an awesome giveaway! Thanks
    karenb1961(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  110. I love CSN Stores!
    dgoodridge84@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  111. I would probably be greedy and spend this on some Rachael Ray bakeware for myself.
    dgoodridge84@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  112. Would love to win this...they have tons of great stuff!

    kt1969 at comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  113. If I won, I would get the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go 6 Quart Slow Cooker in Stainless Steel.

    kt1969 at comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  114. I follow you on GFC.

    kt1969 at comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  115. WOW!!! I would LOVE!!! to WIN!!! $75 to CSN Stores. CSN Stores is a one click shopping store filled with AWESOME!!! things.
    heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  116. I would LOVE to get the All-Clad Specialties Non-Stick Oval Bakers - Set of Two
    heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  117. Follow Suko's Notebook via GFC [Geraldine Sandoval]
    heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  118. Tweeted about the Giveaway
    http://twitter.com/#!/Gerisandoval/status/16986454135668736
    heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  119. Posted about the Giveaway on FB
    http://www.facebook.com/heartnsoulcooking/posts/154646117915755
    heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  120. I could totally use $75 to get some nice luggage for going between home and school.

    ellaetc(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  121. I received a chair for my desk at school from them, and it is wonderful. No need to enter me in your give-away, I'm just vouching for the excellence of the company (and your generosity).

    ReplyDelete
  122. Thanks so much for offering a great giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  123. I would love to win this! I'm already a follower of your wonderful blog. :] I have my eye on a mini crock pot as a gift perhaps? Or a nice pair of shoes. :) They have so much! I also posted about this giveaway on my own blog, Chapters. Here's a link : yachapters.blogspot.com

    Hope to win! :D

    ReplyDelete
  124. Definitely the Fiesta dinnerware! Ohh I would love the red.
    http://www.csnstores.com/Fiesta%AE-xxx-326-FIE1945.html
    nataliew2@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  125. I'm a follower! GFC
    nataliew2@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  126. Thank you for including me! Merry Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  127. I'd love to get some colorful cookware or bakeware from the LeCreuset or Emile Henry lines.

    ReplyDelete
  128. Thanks for the holiday giveaway. I have heard great things about CSN.
    castings at mindspring dot com

    ReplyDelete
  129. GFC follower
    castings at mindspring dot com

    ReplyDelete
  130. I am very impressed with the products on the CSN site. I would like to use the GC towards the purchase of a bookcase.
    castings(at)mindspring(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  131. I've been wanting to try CSN. Please enter me.
    stacybooks at yahoo

    ReplyDelete
  132. I would get an fire extinguisher

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

    tahearn at roadrunner dot com

    ReplyDelete
  133. I follow with google friends.


    tahearn at roadrunner dot com

    ReplyDelete
  134. What a perfect time for this giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  135. I'd love to get some Le Creuset. Maybe a pitcher and a casserole dish in red.
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

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

    ReplyDelete
  137. Very lovely and generous giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity!

    ReplyDelete
  138. Awesome giveaway! There's so much to choose from at CSN Stores!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  139. I'd like to buy the Radio Flyer Ultimate Comfort Family Wagon!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  140. I'm a GFC follower!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  141. I tweeted here:
    http://tinyurl.com/2e8tqkk
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  142. I love shopping at CSN
    thanks for the giveaway
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  143. taub Four Piece Ceramic Bakeware Set in Orange - 1872059
    SKU #: SAB1225 like to
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  144. I would love to win. Thank you for the chance.

    ReplyDelete
  145. I think it would be great to use the certificate for Sebago shoes or some lilac Le Creuset.

    ReplyDelete
  146. I subscribed in my google reader. Would you consider adding an email subscription possibility?

    tammigirl(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  147. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  148. Great giveaway! Count me in :)

    celeste@mail4me.com

    ReplyDelete
  149. If I won - I'd get a new food processor ... mine died :(

    celeste@mail4me.com

    ReplyDelete
  150. and - I just became a blog follower ;)

    celeste@mail4me.com

    ReplyDelete
  151. i'm new to csn and they have everytrhing- where have i been.
    tcogbill at live dot com

    ReplyDelete
  152. i want to buy my son the plasma car in red
    tcogbill at live dot com

    ReplyDelete
  153. i follow you gfc
    tcogbill at live dot com

    ReplyDelete
  154. I would love to buy a new Chef knife

    appetizerforacraftymind(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  155. Zwilling JA Henckels Twin Signature 8" Chef's Knife and the Zwilling JA Henckels Edge Maintenance Twinsharp Select Stainless Steel Sharpener

    appetizerforacraftymind(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  156. I now follow you with google friend connect

    appetizerforacraftymind(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  157. I like this throw at CSN stores:
    http://www.csnstores.com/Thro-2406-THR1064.html
    shar(dot)donoho(at)comcast(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  158. I visited HolidayDecorationsDirect.com and like this artificial Christmas tree:
    http://www.holidaydecorationsdirect.com/Vickerman-Co.-A87027-X-vco1152.html?cv=
    shar(dot)donoho(at)comcast(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  159. Follow w/gfc (lollimom)
    shar(dot)donoho(at)comcast(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  160. Subscribe w/ RSS feed too.
    shar(dot)donoho(at)comcast(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  161. Tweeted-http://twitter.com/#!/hjkllkjh/status/19969591996317696

    ReplyDelete

Your comments make this site lively! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I value each one, and will respond to questions.

If you're entering a giveaway, please leave your e-mail address (or a link that leads to it).

Blog header by Held Design

BLOG ARCHIVE









Some of the books reviewed here are given
to me free of charge by authors, publishers, and
agents.



I'm honored to be an Amazon Associate. If you
make a purchase from Amazon through a link on
this site, I'll earn a small advertising fee. Many
thanks to those who place orders through my site!