Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Mother's Birthday Giveaway!

Today is the Mother's birthday -- but the gift could be for YOU!

We spent the day running around yesterday because today I'm going to get to Phase 2 of the outside project. (It's her birthday; it's what she wants.) We were stunned by how packed everywhere was yesterday. You'd think there were only a handful of holiday shopping days left instead of nearly 50. Of course, the mother has all of our holiday gifts WRAPPED and almost all of them tagged.(I'm making more tags and it's turned into a joint effort between us.) But ... onto the giveaway!

In honor of the Mother's birthday, I'm giving away a $65 gift certificate to CSN Stores. That means you have more than 250 stores to select from to spend it. Consider it a jump on YOUR holiday shopping!

You could put it toward a drop leaf table, maybe a little something for the little ones in your life or maybe, taking a tip from This D*mn House, a new mailbox!

The contest will end at 11:59 PM Central Time on Thursday, Nov. 11. So get entered now. Here's how:
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)

LET ME CLARIFY ... The MOST entries you can get is a total of 21. You need only tweet once to claim 5 entries. Leave me a link in the comments. If you write a blog post, leave me a link in the comments and you claim 15 more entries. You don't have to leave me 15 links in the comments. You won't get more than 21 entries. I LOVE getting comments (and thank you for the many kind birthday wishes for the mother and get wells for me) ... but not spammed!

In your comment, I'd love to hear how much of your holiday shopping YOU have done already.

One fine print note: The gift certificate DOES NOT cover shipping costs.

Can't wait to hear your responses. GOOD LUCK!

47 comments:

meeyeehere said...

I have over half of my shopping done.I got a few things to get for friends,in laws and my son and niece. I hope I win,I really have much to buy still.
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

Pixie said...

Happy Birthday to Mother!! And I have all my christmas shopping done already ;) So no rushing about for me...unless of course they have some killer deals on some stuff I can stash away for birthdays!

Sweetimpishpixie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Pixie said...

Posted about the giveaway here

http://pennypinchingpixie.blogspot.com/2010/11/this-dmn-house-mothers-birthday.html

Sweetimpishpixie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Carol W. said...

Lucky??? number 1!
I've done about 75% of my holiday shopping, but I'd love a little spree at CSN!

wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Hello and Happy Birthday to your Mom! What a nice give-away. In answer to your question: I have done a 'little' shopping, a couple of things for my son and something for my cousin and her daughter and that's it! So I still have about 85% undone!
Best regards and thanks,
Gloria
P.S. Please visit my blog, I am having a giveaway also -- Please stop by and enter!

Tammigirl said...

I have not done one iota of my holiday shopping yet. It seems each year I wait longer and longer. Oh wait! That's not true! Yesterday I happened to buy one little thing for one person and last year right after Christmas I picked up three little stocking stuffers (one each) for the boys.

Woo hoo! I'm further along than I thought!

Tammigirl said...

I posted the link at my blog here:

http://auntiekitten.blogspot.com/2010/11/lucky-strikes.html

MonkeyGirl said...

I can't wait to see what the mother had installed for her birthday! Give her a big hug from me!

You know that I am the world's biggest procrastinator when it comes to - well everything! But I have shocked myself and I already have 2 gifts purchased for the holidays! Not sure what has gotten into me lately!

MonkeyGirl said...

I still refuse to tweet - but I did a post without pictures just to try to win! I hope that being your MEF doesn't disqualify me!

Love ya!

http://chirpingmonkey.blogspot.com/2010/11/let-festivities-begin.html

Renae said...

Happy Birthday to your Mother! :)

I feel ashamed to admit it, but I haven't even started Christmas shopping yet! It will get done before Christmas Eve though!

remaho80[at]aol[dot]com

Chris Simon said...

Happy birthday to your mother! I have none of my shopping done, but that's normal. I'm a major procrastinator in every area. I'll get serious about shopping on about December 18.

Ty'sMommy said...

I officially only have three things left to buy for Christmas. Well, if you don't include the last minute stuff I always pick up that wasn't on my list to begin with, but...you know...... other than THAT. :)

Ty'sMommy said...

Oh, and I'm tweeting this right now!

Jenna said...

I don't have any of my shopping done yet, but I have thought about what to get specific people and started my list.

Joanne said...

I've done as much as I plan too!

Would love the prize......

Kristin said...

How funny is that - Its my moms birthday as well :-)
I haven't done any shopping at all.

Kate R said...

Happy Belated Birthday to the mother & here's to many more.

Tweet sent & I haven't even started my shopping yet.

Katrina said...

I just love CSN!

I am almost completely done shopping for Christmas. A few more photo gifts to order for the Grandparents but that is it. I am a huge bargain shopper so me and Santa get it done early.

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

Charlene Canfield said...

Happy Birthday Mother! My mom's birthday is the 13th! It sounds like our Mom's are a lot alike. Right now her kitchen is torn up... wallpaper down getting ready to do something. (she always is) In case I win I am leaving her email address as I am having surgery on the 12th and will be in the hospital. As for Christmas... No, nothing bought yet. Oh wait, I did buy my son's teachers something! Thanks for the giveaway!
mom, Alice: memawm@wildblue.net
me: cjcmommy@gmail.com

Mama Martha said...

Well I might as well throw my hat in this ring. I have purchased 1 gift so far for little Martha. None for the grandson. I need to get busy. Tell The Mother a happy belated birthday from me!

Charlene Canfield said...

1 I blogged about your giveaway at http://cjcmommy.blogspot.com/2010/11/65-csn-giveaway-at-this-dmn-house.html
cjcmommy@gmail.com

Pinch This, Stretch That! said...

What a great giveaway! CSN has some great stuff! I hope I win.
pinchthisstretchthat @ yahoo . com

Charlene Canfield said...

15 I blogged about your giveaway at http://cjcmommy.blogspot.com/2010/11/65-csn-giveaway-at-this-dmn-house.html
cjcmommy@gmail.com
forgot..in the hospital on Friday..
memawm@wildblue.net

Julie said...

thank u so much for the giveaway :)
CSN is awesome-I have received items from there before-speedy delivery and great customer service
aunteegem@yahoo.comneu

Jennifer said...

My sister and her fiance aren't coming home for Christmas this year, so we're exchanging gifts over Thanksgiving. Urp. So while I'm maybe 1/3 done with shopping, which is unprecedented for this time of year for me, I really need to get a move on it, like this weekend. (Have I mentioned that I hate shopping?)

ailanna at hotmail dot com

Letherton said...

The holiday craze is getting earlier and earlier every year it seems. I love CSN store BTW :)

ethertonphotography@gmail.com

Letherton said...

Tweet 5

http://twitter.com/TheEthertons/status/2439974125314049

ethertonphotography@gmail.com

Hillary said...

Tweet (5)
http://api.twitter.com/Hillary82/status/2453885142695936

hillaryanna at yahoo dot com

Hillary said...

I have started a little bit of christmas shopping but I still have a ton left to do still.

hillaryanna at yahoo dot com

Judy said...
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Judy said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/BBirdie2/status/2459287586611200
1

Judy said...

I'm really sorry, I just now saw your instructions about the number of comments. Anyway, I deleted my first comment and will try again. I have almost completed my Christmas shopping - did it all through giveaways and started early. Happy Birthday to your Mom and tell her thanks.

abby said...

I love CSN and have been drooling over their kitchen selection!

abby said...

tweet tweet!
http://twitter.com/uberabby2/status/2469395733417984

mamipdx said...

i've been slowly collecting gifts so i think i'm about 90% done! i love that feeling. way less stress! btw- we totally have one of those d*mn houses too. :-) gotta love 'em.
shenais
divertida at fastmail dot fm

mamipdx said...

tweet! 5 big ones!
http://twitter.com/mamipdx/status/2481273704554497
shenais
divertida at fastmail dot fm

Katie said...

I have done almost none of my shopping for Xmas. I usually start thinking about it after Thanksgiving. :)

kt1969 at comcast dot net

Katie said...

5 entries for tweeting!

http://twitter.com/#!/Skaketgirl/status/2506532289777664

kt1969 at comcast dot net

Tim said...

Thanks for having a great giveaway.
This would be a great to use Holiday shopping.

tahearn at roadrunner dot com

Tim said...

I tweeted at
http://twitter.com/tahearn/status/2530024859115520

tahearn at roadrunner dot com

Jo said...

Thank you for the generous giveaway!
jorossi(at)gmail(dot)com

Julie said...

Happy Birthday to Mother - my birthday is this week too!!

As for Christmas shopping. Hmmm,
shopping ... gifts .... ahhhhh ...
darn I really should do something about that.

Quara said...

Oh no. I'm not even close to being done with Christmas shopping. Now I'm anxious to get the ball rolling! This gift certificate would certainly help.
quarabr@gmail.com

Tammigirl said...

I tweeted as well:

http://twitter.com/#!/tammigirl/status/2764883812683776

Anonymous said...

I am THINKING about shopping. That's the first step, right? Right? ;-)
Aurel
tiedyefrog at gmail

Debbie said...

I was actually on their site last night putting some things on my "wish list" for gifts for Christmas. This would be great to win.
fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

Debbie said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/suburbsanity/status/2883326629122048
fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com