Tuesday, January 11, 2011

CSN Giveaway for YOU!

I love hosting giveaways on my blog, and was thrilled when approached by CSN Stores to offer a gift certificate to one lucky reader!  Fans of CSN Stores know how wonderful their site is, but for those newbies who haven't yet discovered them, you're in for a wonderful surprise!  From school supplies, storage ideas, games and home improvement tools to modern dining room furniture and accents for your home and workplace, CSN has it all!

I've been a catalog shopper for most of life, especially since as a teen and young adult I lived in rather remote locations in Alaska.  During the decade that I taught in Alaska, I was comfortable ordering classroom supplies, tools, books and manipulatives from "outside" school vendors, those companies who offered furniture, decor, posters, supplies, and even storage solutions for my students and classroom.

When Uncle Sam relocated us to the Lower 48, larger communities and multiple roads and highways opened up a whole new world of opportunities and venues for my classroom shopping excursions: more yard sales, office supply stores, swap meets, auctions, and of course, many many m-a-n-y stores offering items that could be used as-is, or after some minor modifications or reinterpretations.

Too much of a good thing is a good thing, right?

Not when you're a teacher with a limited budget and not many "free" hours in the day to travel, search, compare and buy, and certainly not when you're a teacher, wife, mom, crafter, baker and Army spouse like I am!  I love it when I discover online sites that have it all, are clear in their descriptions, take consumer viewpoints and opinions to heart, and offer ways to earn rewards for continued patronage.  CSN Stores fits the bill perfectly!

Some of my favorite CSN items for school are:

A listening center for my Super Stars:
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Chalkboard removable wall decals...

Story/circle time rugs:
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...and of course a heavy duty pencil sharpener!

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For a chance to win a gift certificate to use at CSN Stores:

1) Check out their site (make sure to click on their "See More" tab on the far right and scroll down to their "Educational" section) and then come back here to leave me a comment (on this blog post only) letting me know what item caught your eye as a teacher, parent, baker or crafter.

2) Decide if you'd like to earn additional entries by leaving separate comments (on this blog post only) when you:

     * Become a follower of this blog AND my crafty blog, Twigs and Tulle
     * Tweet about my giveaway
     * "Like" CSN Stores on Facebook
     *  Post a link to this giveaway on your blog

I will draw the winner next Tuesday, January 18, so you have plenty of time to take a looksie!

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This giveaway is open only to those residents of the United States and Canada.

82 comments:

  1. The item that caught my eye was the "Flagship Carpets Animal Educational Frogs Kids Rug" It caught my eye because it would go perfectly in my frog theme classroom!

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  2. I am a follower of this blog and Twigs and Tulle! I love your crafty blog!!!

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  3. I "liked" CSN Stores of Facebook.

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  4. i like the step 2 easel for two kids
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  5. i like csn on fb
    tess c
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  6. i follow both blogs gfc
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  7. I also posted a link to this giveaway on my blog... Check it out here... http://mrsfailsfrogs.blogspot.com/2011/01/csn-giveaway-from-kindergartens-3rs.html

    Thanks for the chance to win!! mrsfailsfrogs.blogspot.com

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  8. The guidecraft kitchen helper looks great.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  9. I follow both blogs

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. As a parent the WallCandy Arts Baby Elephant Chalkboard - Baby Elephant Chalkboard caught my eye. How cute is that?!?!?!

    diacronan at hotmail dot com

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  11. I am now following both blogs.

    diacronan at hotmail dot com

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  12. I like CSN Stores on Facebook @Dia Corona

    diacronan at hotmail dot com

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  13. I love the paula deen loaf pan.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  14. The Chilewich Table Runner caught my eye. I could think of many crafty things to make it more interesting too!
    aubreyfick@yahoo.com

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  15. Something that caught my eye is the "GBC ReWritables Dry Erase Mini-Markers, Fine Point, Six Colors, 6/Set - QRT51659312."
    maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

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  16. I follow both of your blogs via Google Friend Connect.
    maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

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  17. Here's my tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/shala_darkstone/status/24969215429578752
    maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

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  18. I "Like" CSN Stores on Facebook (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).
    maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

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  19. I toured CSN stores and like too many things. I would love individual wipe boards for my students.
    Thanks for offering a drawing!

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  20. My classroom really needs a book shelf display--I like the Single Sided Book Display Stand

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  21. I would love to have the Carpets for Kids Fishing For Literacy Rug! I have a large rug that would match this. It would be cute in my library area!

    Danielle
    learningandlaughing.blogspot.com

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  22. I follow this blog.

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  23. I follow Twigs and Tulle!

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  24. I need a new rug and they have so many to choose from.

    Thanks

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  25. I need a new rug for my classroom. I have never seen this site before. Heading back to check out the other areas!

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  26. I checked out the site and like the Copernicus Leveled Reading Book Browser Cart!

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  27. I liked CSN stores on Facebook!

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  28. I created a link of this on my blog!

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  29. i love csn for the classroom. i have my eye on some of the forward-facing bookcases for picture books. i also love the selection of melissa and doug products.
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  30. i follow both of your blogs with gfc.
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  31. i like csn on FB as wren nelson
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  32. tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/mamipdx/status/25034413729390593
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  33. I checked it out, but my favorite thing is the rug!!! I love how it has spaces for my whole class! :)

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  34. I really like the Joy Carpets Hands Around the World Rug.
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  35. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/lyndadawinda/status/25049724415381504
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  36. I “LIKE” CSN Stores on Facebook! ID: Lynda Castillo
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  37. I love the 'Kartell Victoria Ghost Chair'!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  38. I like CSN on Facebook!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  39. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/ScoomerBlog/status/25060782488162304

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  40. I'm going to follow both blogs. Just haven't got to the other one yet to get that set up. I'll do that now. I really want a GOOD pencil sharpener! Its been on my wish list for a long time.

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  41. I linked your giveaway to my blog: http://schancefamily.blogspot.com/

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  42. I became a follower at Twigs & Tulle! Love the new blog! :)

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  43. CSN has some super school stuff! I like the bilingual squares rug.
    tiedyefrog AT gmail.com

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  44. Following both blogs- fun ideas on your craft blog- thanks!
    tiedyefrog AT gmail.com

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  45. As a parent to FOUR cats, I would use the code to purchase a couple of new kitty litter boxes - CSN has just the one I want! This one: http://www.csnstores.com/SmartCat-3854-SRT1010.html

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  46. I love all things Fiestaware! Would be great in the kitchen.

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  47. and I like CSN on facebook

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  48. I would love to have the step 2 chalk board on a stand for my son and niece
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  49. GFC follower of both blogs
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  50. I like CSN on FB too
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  51. I would really love to get a red silicone baking set
    http://www.csnstores.com/8-Piece-Burgundy-Bakeware-Set-SSS1155.html
    gina.m.maddox AT gmail DOT com

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

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  53. "Like" CSN Stores on Facebook @ Crave to Save

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  54. http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/25633797202513920

    tweet

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  55. http://cravesfaves.blogspot.com/2011/01/kindergartens-3-rs-respect-resources.html

    blogged

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  56. I just signed up with both of your blogs. Loving the craft blog! CSN is fun. I would probably go for some of the Melissa and Doug wooden sets.
    I'm at jorossi@gmail.com

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  57. I would love the Fun Rugs - FT - 003 - Fun Time Country Fun Kids Road Rug for my son! He's 2, and LOVES his cars right now. This would help foster his imagination, and discourage car racing on the walls! :)
    reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

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  58. Follow both blogs on GFC! (Ashley R)
    reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

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  59. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/reynoldsmom/status/25819456148078592
    reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

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  60. "Like" CSN on FB! (Ashley Reynolds)
    reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

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  61. It's so fun that they sell lockers. I think some storage lockers would help with organization around here!
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

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  62. Following both blogs.
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

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  63. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/suburbsanity/status/25923073823739904
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

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  64. Liked csn on fb - suburbsanity.
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

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  65. I need a new crockpot for family meals. It's soup season!
    quarabr at gmail dot com

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  66. Follow both blogs...
    quarabr at gmail dot com

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  67. I tweeted this giveaway also!!! : )

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  68. I'd love a teakettle for the kitchen.

    karin56381 (at) gmail.com

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  69. mellieisme (at) yahoo.com11:08 PM

    I loved any of the rugs for whole group floor teaching. I have 28 kindergarten students and no rug! How nice it would be for everyone to have their own spot!

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  70. I'd like a Lwe Creuset baking dish in Caribbean!
    bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. LAMusing1:44 AM

    I'd like to do some baking in one of their Flirty Aprons :)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. LAMusing1:46 AM

    I like CSN on Facebook
    (as AdrianeCoros)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. I follow your blog!!

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  74. the hallowell 3 section locker is spendy but would be awesome to have!
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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  75. i follow both your blogs!
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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  76. csn on fb
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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  77. I love the Mr. Scent markers at CSN. I use them all the time!

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  78. Following both blogs!

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  79. posted on my blog
    http://thekindergartenkaleidoscope.blogspot.com/2011/01/win-something-fabulous.html

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As always, thank you for your comments, tips, suggestions and questions!