Friday, September 3, 2010

Don't Miss Out -- It's a Giveaway!

I love bargains. I think it must be genetic.

Several years ago, when I worked part-time at the former Famous-Barr, they would occasionally have “family days.” Your standard 20 percent employee discount (10 percent on electronics and a few other categories) suddenly became 30 percent. Combine that with some usually very good sale prices and it could be bargain central.

During one of these events, the store was having a HUGE cooking sale. The mother had her eye on a set of Le Creuset cookware. The stuff is not cheap now, nor was it then. Between the sale and my discount though, I think I could have scored the set she wanted for $60 or $70, a princely sum in early-1980s dollars, but a real deal. The problem was that the mother didn’t bring any of this up until I had already made other weekend plans.

So, being 16 or 17, I blew it off. I was hangin' out with my friends and the mother did not get her cookware. That's been more than 25 years ago and I still hear about it. Frequently.

What's the moral of this story? DON'T PASS UP A GOOD THING. You'll live to regret it.

That's why you MUST get in on my holiday giveaway. One winner will get a $50 gift credit to CSN Stores to spend however you wish! With more than 200 online stores to pick from, it shouldn't be hard to find something to love.

This contest will work just like previous giveaways. By helping to spread the word, you can earn additional entries. Winner will be announced on Friday, Sept. 10. So, make sure you have all of your entries in by 11:59 p.m. CDT on Thursday, Sept.9!There are THREE ways to get your name in the hat. Please note, while you can do all three, you can do each ONLY ONCE (for a maximum total of 21 entries). And please, no SPAM comments. They will be ignored. Here’s how to enter:
· Leave a comment on this post – 1 entry (post-related ONLY, please)
· Tweet this post’s link – 5 entries
· Write a blog post – 15 entries (your post must contain a link to the contest post)

So, if you win, what would YOU buy? Good luck and happy shopping!

(One fine print caveat: The gift card is good for merchandise only. It cannot be used toward shipping costs. Winner is responsible for any shipping costs.)


Kate R said...

Am I allowed to enter even if I won last time? If so, thank you! If not, that's okay, too. I've already tweeted.

MonkeyGirl said...

I have a la Cruesett dutch oven and I love. love. love it! It was the one thing I was adamant about keeping of my uncles even if it meant carry it on a airplane! I see you are taking heed of the good bargain thing lately!

cd said...

Can't believe you passed up a bargain. I miss the old Famous-Barr days and especially the chocolate chip cookies by the bag full. First time to the CSN site - I would be purchasing a black chandelier for my laundry room. Sounds strange I know, but it's where I spend all of my time!

Kate H. said...

So can your mom enter so you can make it up to her?

Joanne said...

I'll buy something worthwile if I win the $50

Pixie said...

Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

Your furbabies are precious!


Pixie said...

heh posted about the giveaway here