"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Good Things Come To Those Who Blog

I am so excited. I get to be part of the Preferred Blogger Program through CSN Stores. CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from stylish handbags, to modern bar furniture, or great cookware.

I first found CSN Stores when I entered a giveaway sponsored by another one of their preferred bloggers. I won a $40 gift card and was able to buy this fabulous ice cream maker by Deni.  My kids have had so much fun with it and I've loved it for its quick and easy clean up.
Since then, I've been window shopping on a number of their sites and looking at gorgeous handbags...
Ellington Bella Crossbody in Paprika
fabulous cookware sets...
Farberware Affiniti Nonstick Aluminum Cookware in Red
and, unbelievably stunning shoes...
Shane and Shawn Women's KK Pump in Red Snake
Thanks to the wonderful people at CSN Stores, I am getting to select a product to review and I have a $45 gift code for one of you reading this right now.  While $45 won't cover the cost of these three red lovelies, it is enough to buy some pretty fabulous things through any of the 200+ online stores in the CSN Stores family. To get a chance to win the gift code, follow the directions below.

Remember, ONE COMMENT = ONE CHANCE TO WIN.  In other words, each additional chance to win requires an additional comment.  Winner to be chosen with the help of Random.org.


Mandatory Entry:
Visit CSN Stores or any one of their 200+ stores and tell me how you would spend your gift code

Extra Entries:
  • Follow my blog through Google Friends Connect and comment to tell me you do (1 chance)
  • Follow CSN Stores on Twitter and comment that you do (1 chance)
  • Follow me on Twitter and comment that you do (1 chance)
  • Tweet about the giveaway and leave me a link to your tweet in a comment (1 entry a day) - Check out this awesome #giveaway from @csnstores and @dragondream http://bit.ly/dtiFSv
  • Blog about the giveaway and leave me a link to the post in a comment (3 entries, so 3 comments)

The giveaway will run from now until 11:59 PM on October 29th.  Stop by on the 30th to see my review of my selected item and to find out who won. Make sure I can find your email address either on your profile or in a comment.  I need it to contact you if you win.

53 comments:

rys said...

I would totally buy a blender. I've had several and burnt the motor out in all of them, so perhaps I should go bar grade.

rys said...

Please random winner generator, pick me!!! My husband gets cravings for milkshakes, and I'd rather he made them at home with a sweet blender than pick them up at Mickey D's.

Oh, and I follow you at GFC, Kristin. ;-)

Jen said...

I would so buy my girls a dollhouse...and then build it with them. They have been bugging me for one.

Jen said...

I follow with gfc! ha ha too funny RYS, when I crave one all I get is "what am I supposed to do about it"

Hillary said...

I would get the rachel ray skillet.

hillaryanna at yahoo dot com

Hillary said...

I am following with google friends.

hillaryanna at yahoo dot com

Hillary said...

I follow csn on twitter @Hillary82

hillaryanna at yahoo dot com

Hillary said...

I follow @dragondream on twitter @Hillary82

hillaryanna at yahoo dot com

Hillary said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/Hillary82/status/27863730883

hillaryanna at yahoo dot com

Dora said...

I'm so behind on my blog reading! Happy belated blogiversary!

Love CSN! I would probably use it towards this light fixture for Sunshine's room.

Dora said...

I already follow you on Twitter.

Dora said...

No following CSN on Twitter.

Dora said...

Ummmm, that should be "NOW following CSN on Twitter."

rys said...

Dear Random Winner Generator: I'm spacing out my entries in the faint hope that it will give me a better chance. See, my husband just got a craving for a melon smoothie, and I'm tired of jumping up and down. So I REALLY need that blender.

Kristin, I follow you on twitter. @amygdalarevenge

Andrea D said...

i would get Adi Designs Women's 705 Boots in Pink - 705-PNK

drea8685 at yahoo dot com

Jen said...

I follow csn stores on twitter
@n4zfk

Jen said...

I follow you on twitter @n4zfk

Jen said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/n4zfk/status/27934027384

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Oooooh I lurve CSN! I can spend hours window shopping there. I especially love drooling over the cast iron cookware. I also really need a rice cooker tho...

Mrs. Gamgee said...

And of course I follow you... via gfc. I don't tweet, so I will make sure that I post about the giveaway, and I'll be back with the link. :)

Jen said...

daily tweet 10-21
http://twitter.com/n4zfk/status/28046235994

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Hey... I just posted about your giveaway over on my blog. Here's the link:

http://missusgamgee.blogspot.com/2010/10/best-lasagna-ever-and-some-randomness.html

(entry #1)

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Hey... I just posted about your giveaway over on my blog. Here's the link:

http://missusgamgee.blogspot.com/2010/10/best-lasagna-ever-and-some-randomness.html

(entry #2)

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Hey... I just posted about your giveaway over on my blog. Here's the link:

http://missusgamgee.blogspot.com/2010/10/best-lasagna-ever-and-some-randomness.html

(entry #3)

Jen said...

tweet for 10-22
http://twitter.com/n4zfk/status/28420880981

Jen said...

tweet for 10-24
http://twitter.com/n4zfk/status/28607920459

Jen said...

tweet for 10-26
http://twitter.com/n4zfk/status/28786982075

Shelli said...

um, OK, SWOON! http://www.csnstores.com/Cuisinart-CI670-30CR-CUI1179.html

I lurve me some LeCruset, but I'm SO happy with the other brands!

Jen said...

tweet for 10-27
http://twitter.com/n4zfk/status/28925653933

Liz said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would buy a new bread machine!

Liz said...

I'm a follower!

Liz said...

I follow CSN on Twitter! @FakeGradSchool

Liz said...

I follow you on Twitter! @FakeGradSchool

Liz said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/#!/FakeGradSchool/status/29058966840

Liz said...

#1 I blogged!

http://quiltznhoez.blogspot.com/2010/10/dragondreamers-lair-good-things-come-to.html

Liz said...

#2 I blogged!

http://quiltznhoez.blogspot.com/2010/10/dragondreamers-lair-good-things-come-to.html

Liz said...

#3 I blogged!

http://quiltznhoez.blogspot.com/2010/10/dragondreamers-lair-good-things-come-to.html

Jen said...

Blogged it here (better late than never lol
http://jen-getlucky.blogspot.com/2010/10/csn-stores-giveaway.html

Jen said...

blogged it here #2
http://jen-getlucky.blogspot.com/2010/10/csn-stores-giveaway.html

Jen said...

blog #3
http://jen-getlucky.blogspot.com/2010/10/csn-stores-giveaway.html

Jen said...

10-29 tweet
http://twitter.com/n4zfk/status/29110470078

Patrick and Emillie said...

I would buy new pillows for our family room!
emem0831(at)yahoo(dot)com

Patrick and Emillie said...

I follow - gfc
emem0831(at)yahoo(dot)com

mamipdx said...

yeah for csn! did you know they sell cardboard life size characters from harry potter? i'm thinking a hermione and harry one, AND i'd still have enough money for a cutting board.
shenais
divertida at fastmail dot fm

mamipdx said...

i gfc follow you!
shenais
divertida at fastmail dot fm

mamipdx said...

i twitter follow you @mamipdx
shenais
divertida at fastmail dot fm

mamipdx said...

i twitter follow csn @mamipdx
shenais
divertida at fastmail dot fm

mamipdx said...

tweeted:
http://twitter.com/mamipdx/status/29118158782
thanks
shenais
divertida at fastmail dot fm

Debbie said...

I'd get this Rachael Ray casserole: http://www.csnstores.com/Rachael-Ray-55230-RRY1179.html
fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

Debbie said...

GFC follower.
fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

Debbie said...

Follow CSN on twitter @suburbsanity.
fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

Debbie said...

Follow you on twitter @suburbsanity.
fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

Debbie said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/suburbsanity/status/29137046974
fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com