Monday, April 26, 2010

My First Giveaway!

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*

The nice people over at CSN Stores are going to give one of my readers a $40.00 gift certificate to use at one of their 200+ stores. CSN's collection of online stores have so much to offer you're sure to find something you'll love within a few minutes of browsing. They have everything ranging from entertainment centers, kids toys, cute shoes and so much more.

I've just recently started getting into online shopping. I don't know why, but it's something I veered away from for the longest time. But now that I have my hands full with four kids, I find myself shopping online more and more.
I have to tell you my biggest problem with online shopping is the Shipping. I hate paying for Shipping. Here is what I love about CSN stores they have FREE SHIPPING on pretty much everything.

I had fun looking through their stores finding things I would use the gift certificate on. Here are a few:

I've had bird houses on my mind, I love this one in the french bronze.

We spend a lot of time watching soccer games. I can't tell you how many times we've had to work around wet grass. I want this JJ Cole blanket. It's big, waterproof, folds up into a bag and is super cute.
Okay I have to admit my favorite area to shop at any store is the Clearance Section. CSN has a hassle free return policy and as a result they sell their returned items at a discount from their Clearance Center. I was thrilled when I found it. The following items are all from the Clearance Center.

I would love to hang this outdoor clock on our back patio.

We have two white rockers on our front porch and I would love one for the kids to the collection.

We spend a lot of time playing lawn games when the weather is good. My favorites are Croquet and Bocci. This set comes with three fun games I know my family would love.


Now it's your turn to figure out what you want to spend your gift certificate on.
There are three ways to enter:

1. leave a comment telling me why you like shopping online.

2. Be a follower of At Second Street or a subscriber.

3. Blog about the giveaway and link back to this post.

Leave me a separate comment for each entry. Make sure you include your email address so I can reach you. This giveaway will end Saturday, May 1st at midnight. It is open to all readers in the US and Canada.

Good Luck!

127 comments:

Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

I like to shop on line because I don't have to wait in lines and I don't have to take my children with me:)

Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

I am a follower!!

Jenny said...

I like shopping online because I can do it from my couch!!

Jenny said...

I am a subscriber via google reader!

Jenny said...

blogged about your giveaway here:
http://proudfarmersdaughter.blogspot.com/2010/04/great-giveaway-at-second-street.html

Crafting is my Therapy said...

I am with you. I just started shopping online more as well. With 5 small kiddos who wants to go to the stores?

Crafting is my Therapy said...

Just became a follower!

Chris said...

Am a follower and fan.

Chris said...

I shop online because I live in the wilderness of shopping...and its convenient with little kiddos.

Jenniffier said...

I shop online because I can find things that I can't find in the stores around my house. Even something as simple as a book. I have tried going to the big book stores to find the books I want and they have to order them, so I figure why not just have it come to my door.

Jenniffier said...

I follow your blog.

Catherine Andrews said...

HI Kalleen,
I have been following your blog for a while. You are amazing. I love online shopping because I live 90 miles from any shopping. I live in a town that has a small grocery store and a True Value. That is it. So going shopping is not something easily done. It takes a lot of planning and with 4 kids you doin't just jump in the car and head to the store anytime you want. Online shopping makes things so easy and convenient for me!

Catherine Andrews said...

I am also a follower!

Catherine Andrews said...

I blogged about your site. My email address is jcandrews307@gmail.com.

Fawnda said...

I love that I can shop in my PJs online! : )

Fawnda said...

I am a follower! : )

Heidi said...

I like shopping online because I don't have to drag my kids along.
heidigrimshaw@comcast.net

Jackman Clan said...

I shop online because I like to get packages in the mail - I know it's silly but it's so fun to know something is going to be delivered.

Jackman Clan said...

Of course I'm a subscriber, I love your blog.

Lichelle said...

I am a follower!!! Love At Second Street!

Gina said...

I hate buying online because, like you, I hate paying shipping. But when I do I love not having to take my 4 kids out, too.

Gina said...

I'm a follower!!

Mary Ellen said...

Can you believe my DH is actually more of the online shopper!! We live in a small town so it is convenient!

Mary Ellen said...

I am a follower

Mary Ellen said...

I blogged about giveaway

Rice said...

Online shopping is the best because I can do it while my son is napping and while I watch Ellen. :)
jenrcui (at) yahoo (dot) com

Rice said...

I'm a follower!
jenrcui (at) yahoo (dot) com

Erin said...

I love the convenience of shopping online and I love getting packages in the mail but I hate shipping charges and I hate waiting. I am more of an instant gratification girl.

Holly @ Domestic Dork said...

I like shopping online because I live in a fairly small town and I just can't find all the things I'm looking for here.

Holly @ Domestic Dork said...

I'm a follower!

Kama said...

I love shopping online because I have a 19 month old and a 4 month old. Lugging that huge double stroller in and out of the car is enough of a workout once, much less going to multiple stores!!

Kama said...

I subscribe.

Sarah said...

I am a follower :)

Sarah said...

I like shopping online since you can order things in the middle of the night if you want

DeeAnna said...

I shop online because I can find things there that I can't find anywhere else (I found a favorite toy from my childhood for me to...errr, my daughter to play with) and the reveiws from other shoppers!

DeeAnna said...

I'm a follower now, too =)

Tiff said...

I'm a follower! :)

Tiff said...

I love shopping online because we live out in the county so for me to go to a 'local' mall requires a 45 minute drive. Online is the way to go out here!!

Kim R. said...

I like shopping online because you usually have a greater selection to choose from :)
Thanks,
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Kim R. said...

I am a follower, Thanks!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Shawna said...

I like to shop online because when I use ebates I get cash back! and, I can find awesome clearance prices.

Brit @ Esbe Chic.com said...

I love shopping online because I also live in the country and it's so much easier and convenient. I also hate shopping online because I spend so much money ;)

Shawna said...

Oh, and I'm a follower too!

Brit @ Esbe Chic.com said...

I follow too
brit@esbechic.com

Christina said...

I do most of my shopping online because I don't have to drag my four kids along and I can usually find coupon codes for free or discounted shipping. Many places don't charge sales tax either if they are not in your state. Plus you can shop around and not spend a dime on gas.

Christina said...

I'm a follower too.

Elizabeth said...

I like how easy it is to shop online - buy my credit card usually does not, haha! But not having to take the kids with me shopping is worth a lot.

elizgodawgs (at) yahoo (dot) com

L ~DIY Diva~ said...

I follow second street!!!!

be sure to link all your recycled/revamped/refashioned projects here:
http://avidaccents.blogspot.com/2010/04/little-inspiration-link-party-time.html#more

Tegan and Tage said...

It's all about using my time when it comes to online shopping. I can do it late at night while the little guy is sleeping. :)

Tegan and Tage said...

Follower

Since last week :)

Kelly O. said...

I like to shop online because I can do it 24 hours a day!
and that means when it works for me--not when it works for the sale staff and not when I have to drag my 2 kiddos with me--
but when it's late and quiet and my kids are sleeping--and I don't have to pay for gas!

Kelly O. said...

I'm a follower :)

Cathie said...

I love online shopping because I am busy busy busy and hate to run errands.

Cathie said...

I am a follower.

Landon and Kylie said...

I love shopping online because I can find unique things there that I'd never see in a store.
ky.jackson@gmail.com

Landon and Kylie said...

I am a follower!

Cathie said...

I linked.
http://cathie-aroundtheblock.blogspot.com/2010/04/giveaway.html

Jolene said...

I subscribe to your feed!

Jolene said...

I like buying books on line. I read about these great books that people read and then getting it myself is just a click away!

Benjamin and Jennie said...

I love shopping online so i can search and compare prices. getting the better deal with out going from store to store:)

Benjamin and Jennie said...

I love shopping online so i can search and compare prices. getting the better deal with out going from store to store:)

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DuMei said...

I like shopping online because I can find all the different options without driving all over town.
dumei42 gmail com

DuMei said...

I'm a follower
dumei42 gmail com

Becca said...

I love to shop online because we only have one car and my husband has it most of the time.

Becca said...

I just became a follower a couple days ago!

Alex said...

I love shopping online because I can do it while my baby naps. And because receiving a package in the mail still gets me a little excited!

Robin said...

I shop online for 2 reasons.
1. I live in nowhere CA and I don't like driving 1.5 hours to go shopping
2. I love being about to browse online and price compare.
oh, I just thought of #3- I can shop online without my children:)

faith said...

I like shopping online because I can do it late at night without having to drag the kiddos all over the place.

faith said...

I follow your blog. Love the ideas!

Dawn. said...

I like shopping from home because I don't have to fight the crowds I usually have coupons and at some places you can stack them so you get better deals.

Dawn. said...

I am a follower, this is tami's siter in law :)

Ashleigh said...

I like shopping online because.... pajamas and no make-up!

Ashleigh said...

I'm a follower!!!! :0)
Who wouldn't be???

Kelly said...

I like shopping online because I can do it in my pajamas with out any make up on!

moodykelly(at)gmail(dot)com

Havalah said...

I love getting packages in the mail.

A. Smith said...

Wow, I have so many reasons why I love shopping online but my top would be my late night sprees in my pajamas with a cinnamon coffee at my side. Ahh!
Congrats on your 1st giveaway :)
asmithonline(at)yahoo(dot)ca

A. Smith said...

Already following your blog
asmithonline(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Estee said...

I'm a follower :)

stkavdiel @ gmail . com

janimal said...

I shop online to save time. And it's easy to check prices several places to make sure I'm getting a good deal.

janimal said...

New follower!

tomiannie said...

I love to shop online because I can find anything I want and I don't have to drag my three children through the store! (But I do hate paying for shipping!)

tomiannie said...

I'm now a follower!

smithnml said...

I am a follower.

smithnml said...

I love on-line shopping because I don't have to wait in the lines at the store and I can do the research that I need and get the item I want all from the comfort of my home.

jjnhubbs said...

I love shopping online because I have a toddler that is now refusing to ride in her stroller, so going to large stores (that don't have carts) is a nightmare!! And I get really annoyed by cruddy customer service, and shopping online cuts out crabby checkers!

Julie said...

I like shopping online because of the convenience (we are a one car family) plus I can look at my leisure

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Julie said...

follow blog as jelaws5

aunteegem@yahoo.cojm

Camie and Rich said...

I like to find coupon codes for online shopping, and I use ebates so I can usually find some good deals!

camie_larsen (at) yahoo (dot) com

Camie and Rich said...

I follow!

camie_larsen (at) yahoo (dot) com

Becky said...

Hi, I love the T-shirt hat! I'm glad that i never throw them away! HOpe to make a few by mothers day! First time on your site, but I am a follower now!

Becky said...

Also, shopping online is okkay....if I can find good deals! ( and Free Shipping!)

Jenny said...

i shop online the same reason you do: 4 kids!

Buki Family said...

i love shopping online because shopping in a store with a 2 year old boy is a nightmare!!!
sabeckstrom at yahoo dot com

House Queen said...

I like shopping online because I don't have many big stores near me. Thanks for the chance!

House Queen said...

I am most definitely a new follower!!! Love your blog!!

Marcia said...

I like shopping online because it feeds my natural tendencies toward agoraphobia. Yay for mental illness!!! :) (maybe you think I'm joking? rest assured, I am not)

Marcia said...

Also, I'm a follower. Because I heart you.

erin said...

i think this is a common theme - but i love that i do not have to take my children with me, so shopping online makes it easier!
princescott98@hotmail.com

Looking Glass Jewels said...

I love shopping online - I get to stay in my jammies!

Looking Glass Jewels said...

I am a follower! :)

Looking Glass Jewels said...

I blogged about your giveaway!

http://lookingglassjewels.blogspot.com/2010/04/giveaways-from-around-blogosphere.html

{All Thingz Related} said...

I like that it's shipped right to my door =)
~Rebekah

{All Thingz Related} said...

I'm a new follower!
~Rebekah

{All Thingz Related} said...

I added a link to your giveaway on our blog!
~Rebekah

cj&ameliamom said...

I like to shop online because items then magically appear on my doorstep! What fun!

cj&ameliamom said...

I'm a subscriber! Such fun ideas!

Julie said...

It's easier than dragging kids o the store!

Marie-Andrée said...

In the comfort of my house, no trouble on the road... the shopping online is fantastic.
I am a follower.
thank you

Fun On a Dime Lady said...

I love shopping online because I can do it when I want wearing my pjs (if I want to). I don't have to worry about my kids running every which way, too...big bonus!

Fun On a Dime Lady said...

I'm a follower!

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

Why do I like shopping online? Because shopping with kids is insane, usually.

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

I'm subscribing!

Megan said...

I have to say, the fact that my kids aren't climbing on the shelves at a store is a huge plus for online shopping. Plus, it is like opening a present when it arrives at your door - all be it, a present you paid for!

Donna K. said...

I like to shop online because I can look at something and ponder on it awhile before I actually make the purchase. I also love the fact that I can compare prices.

Donna K. said...

I just became a follower! Thanks for the chance to win.

Misty said...

First of all, I love your blog! You are so very creative! I can't wait to get some material to make the mod podge hand trees with my kids! They are adorable! Now to get down to business:

1. I like to shop online to save money and not worry about long lines.
2. I am a follower.
3. I blogged about it.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Struggler said...

I like to shop online to save time, and also the sheer variety of products available.

Kristen said...

I love shopping online because i can take my time doing it and i can compare shop! Worst thing is buying something, and then seeing it somewhere else the next day $10 cheaper!

Kristen said...

I follow via GFC!

Elizabeth said...

I am a subscriber!

Elizabeth said...

I love shopping online because I can search for exactly what I want and can find some pretty obscure things. Right now, I'm shopping for ponytail holders like the kind Punky Brewster wore. My six-year-old has a wish for them!
poozie1[at]swbell[dot]net

{All Thingz Related} said...

I like to shop online because getting packages in the mail is THE BEST! :)
~Bridgette

{All Thingz Related} said...

I am a follower!
~Bridgette

{All Thingz Related} said...

Your giveaway is in my sidebar!
~Bridgette

Jenni R. said...

I like to shop online since I live in Portugal and miss the plethora of American products!

Jenni R. said...

I'm becoming a follower. So glad I found your blog. Love the Shrinky Dink Mother's Day bracelet!

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