Friday, July 30, 2010

Lazy Summer Saturdays, Tag Sales - and A Giveaway!!

***THE GIVEWAY IS NOW CLOSED (as of 8/12/10)***

I don't know if it's the same everywhere you go, but here in the Pioneer Valley, from May through September, Saturdays are the official "tag sale" day. Tag sale, garage sale, put-your-stuff-out-on-the-lawn-so-someone-will-take-it sale - whatever you want to call it - these events are huge in the summer months. On Thursdays, the signs start going up; Friday, the paper has a special section with the details about where there'll be sales and what goodies there are to be found; then come Saturday - it's game on.

On occasion, I like to puruse the offerings in my neighborhood. You never know what you'll find - be it a cool vintage (or vintage-inspired) bedroom vanity (I always loved watching my grandma sit at hers), gently loved cookbooks or paperbacks (can you ever have too many?) or a slot machine (seriously, I just saw an ad in the paper for a tag sale with a not 1 slot machine - but 2!).

Not only is it fun to poke around and see what new treasures you might find, it's always exciting to think you might be getting a real steal, like finding out what you thought was a Monet-inspired painting is really an original Monet! (OK, I know the likelihood is slim to none, but a girl can dream.)

Not everyone can enjoy the fun of tag-sale Saturday, but I've still got a deal for you. How about the chance to win a $70 gift certificate to shop at any of CSN's 200+ stores (like Bakeware.com and Cookware.com)? Sounds pretty good, huh? Guess what - it gets even better: there's FREE Shipping in the U.S.!*

Personally, I'm coveting this ice cream maker:

Mr. ValleyWriter says we shouldn't have an ice cream maker at home because we'd be eating ice cream all the time. It's probably sound advice - and keeps me from buying one out of our joint account - but if I were to get a gift certificate for one... Well, then all bets would be off.

How about you? What would you put the $70 CSN gift certificate towards buying? Leave me a comment with your answer and you'll be entered to win. For extra chances:
1. Post a link to this contest on your blog (and leave me a comment telling me so).
2. Become a follower (and leave a comment telling me you've joined - or that you're already a follower).

No matter how you enter, be sure to either put your email address or a link back to your blog in the comments so I can contact you if you win.
Enter to win by midnight (Eastern daylight time) on August 12th. I'll draw the winner randomly on August 13th (so someone's Friday the 13th will be super lucky!) **THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**

Good luck!


*Free shipping on most items. Canada folks - you're welcome to enter for the gift certificate, but you may have to pay shipping and other International fees.

Disclaimer: Although CSN has provided me the opportunity to give away a gift certificate to their site, I have not received any payment or compensation for my review and my opinions of CSN are my own.

66 comments:

Niveditha said...

A lovely sandwich maker is all I want to have now...Thanks for this giveaway!!!

ramvinayak_81@rediffmail.com

Lauren @ lowtea.blogspot said...

Just started following you. Glad I found you on Foodbuzz. I would buy a Le creuset tagine!! I've always wanted to make exotic moroccan dishes with one.

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Sue said...

I had no idea you had a blog!

Ohh, I would totally buy a Le Creuset casserole! They're so nice!

Jeremy C said...

I would buy something that I don't have but need/want for my culinary creative center (my kitchen). It's not often that I get to add to the splendor of that which is my tools for cooking. I know it will have to be powerful, and maybe even a little noisy maybe. It will definately have to make me feel manly while I slave away. Maybe a spice and nut grinder is in my future, always wanted one but could never really justify the expense. Or maybe a Hand Blender would do me nicely, all the blending that needs to be done, one should not be with out a hnd blender and alas I am. Truly I do not know what I would get with said gift card but I know it would make my kitchen that much better. Oh btw never knew you had a blog, now I have something new to look forward to.

"Prof. Kitty" said...

Ooh, fun giveaway! I want a pasta maker--your descriptions (and blog posts!) about making fresh pasta are SOO tempting.

Anonymous said...

I also like the Cuisinart Custom 14 Cup Food Processor in Brushed Stainless.

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pansy said...

I would put it towards the kitchenaid stand mixer that I have wanted forever!

Brenda said...

I would use it towards buying a pot rack.

Brenda said...

Follow via google friend connect.

DBKaalberg said...

I've been trying to save up enough money to buy flooring tiles from CSN. This would be great! DBKaalberg@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I'd like a waffle maker. Thanks so much!

jannified@hotmail.com

Sara said...

Thank you for the great giveaway opportunity!

I would put it towards this

http://www.csnstores.com/Short-Back-Storage-Bench-LQ1124.html

intensev5 said...

I would put the money towards this: American Retro Pedal Sedan in Pink - AR-4002
Thanks for the great giveaway:)

Jaime said...

I would put it towards the Samsonite xSpace 21" Expandable Spinner Carry-On in Galaxy Black. I travel quite frequently and really need a new carry on. This one looks nice and has great reviews!
jaime_890 at hotmail dot com

Jaime said...

I follow through google friend connect!
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Smarti said...

i want a Cuisinart Food Processor
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Smarti said...

gfc follower
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Anonymous said...

i really want a new juicer
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Anonymous said...

i follow on gfc s R.M.C.
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Sheila said...

I would probably put the gift card towards the Butler Plantation Cherry Silverware Chest.
Sheila
chiliburger@icehouse.net

Stephanie said...

If I won I would put it towards the Wildon Home Kabini Cre'me 8 Piece Comforter Set
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Stephanie said...

I posted this giveaway:
http://thegrantsgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/08/adventures-in-pioneer-valley-70-csn.html
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Stephanie said...

I'm a follower :0) (thegrants)
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Katie said...

I want to get the Evenflo Big Kid Booster Seat in Mercury.
katiekarr at gmail dot com

DG said...

I would get some bakeware and the emile henry pink pie dish :)

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DG said...

I am a follower - DG

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The Paper Princess said...

Thank you for the chance to win - I could use some new flatware!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com
createwithjoy at gmail dot com

The Paper Princess said...

I am a new follower and would be delighted if you joined me over at Create With Joy as well! :-)

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com
createwithjoy at gmail dot com

The Paper Princess said...

I will be adding your giveaway to my sidebar at Create With Joy just as soon as I am done commenting!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com
createwithjoy at gmail dot com

smdrm said...

I'd get a George Foreman Next Generation Grill.

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Mami2jcn said...

I'd like the Mia Moda Facile Stroller:

http://www.csnstores.com/Mia-Moda-496-PNK-MIA1105.html

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

I'm a new follower.

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jenspurg said...

I'd buy some Christmas gifts for the kids. They have such a big selection.
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jenspurg said...

I'd buy some Christmas gifts for the kids. They have such a big selection.
huntandride@hotmail.com

jenspurg said...

New follower in GFC.
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N.D. said...

I LOVE the ice cream maker idea! :) I have to look into this. This could be great :)

Running Librarian said...

I'm a follower!

Ames said...

I'm in dire need of a new diaper bag and I see they have PLENTY of choices :)

Evenspor said...

We've got a new baby on the way, and our old carseat is way too old, so we need a new one, like this one:

http://www.csnstores.com/Graco-1756475-GR1606.html

Thanks for the giveaway.

evenspor at gmail dot com

Evenspor said...

I follow you!

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Katrina said...

I need new sheets so would definately use the certificate for that

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Kathryn said...

I'd put it towards an apple green KitchenAid mixer!

mitch1066 said...

Im saving up for this...Jaccard Safe Hands Mandolin in Stainless Steel - 200441
http://www.csnstores.com/Jaccard-200441-JCD1006.html

mitch1066@gmail.com

mitch1066 said...

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Beth said...

I would get the Lipper International Kids' Table and Chair Set.

Debbie said...

I would get this Le Creuset casserole: http://www.csnstores.com/Le-Creuset-PG1357-2367-LEC1282.html

fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

Debbie said...

I am a follower!
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Mary A said...

I would like to get the Little Tikes Primary Colors Kids' Table and Chairs Activity Set for my sister's twins. Thanks for the giveaway.
maryDOTavingerATgmailDOTcom

mandala said...

I'd use the gift certificate towards getting 2 sets of the Royal Doulton Carmina 4 Piece Place Setting in Gingham Pattern - 0310310 - so pretty!

mandalarctic at gmail dot com

mandala said...

GFC follower

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Jordy said...

I would use it towards Christmas gifts for the kids!

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EMSFS said...

I would get one of those Magic Bullet Blenders to make yummy smoothies etc.

emsfsemsfs at gmail dot com

thatlittlehouse said...

I'd put the gift card toward a George Foreman Next Generation Jumbo Grill in platinum

nblexp at gmail dot com

thatlittlehouse said...

I follow you publicly on GFC

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Melissa said...

I would get a Bodum Bean French Press!

Tanya said...

I'd get a waffle maker for the kids, which I might do if i get this, they go great together!

Tanya_chartrand@live.com

Nelsby said...

Tough decision! I would choose either the Dr. Scholl's Scream sandals in Black or the Dr. Scholl's Original in Taupe Snake.
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nelsby said...

I am publicly following your blog on Google Friend Connect (username Nelsby).
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Anne J said...

I want to get a new Cuisenart blender.
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Anne J said...

I follow on google friend connect
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Anonymous said...

I would get some orange cookware for my friend as her I beat cancer gift!!!

cbi_girl@yahoo.ca

Anonymous said...

I really like the Apepazza Shoes Quarzo Boots in Brown. They are sold out at the moment, but hopefully if I win this they will be back in stock by then!

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melanie said...

I absolulty love the Rachael Ray “Bubble & Brown” 9" x 13" Stoneware Lasagna Lover in Blue - 55248. The colbalt blue is such a pretty color.
melaniecalcut@gmail.com

melanie said...

Melanie Calcut is now a follower via Google Friend Connect.
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Nancy said...

I'd buy two Aloha 24 Inch Bar Stools.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com