Saturday, May 8, 2010

CSNstores.com Review and GIVEAWAY!!!!

As I told you a couple weeks ago, I was recently contacted by CSNstores.com and asked to review a shopping experience with them. They sent me a 25.00 gift card to shop in my pjs, and shop I did! I was like a kid in a candy store. I knew I wanted something for my kids that we could use for school, so at least I was able to narrow down the million plus choices to a couple thousand, but still it was a hard decision!


CSNstores.com is like an online mall. CSNstores is the 'mall' itself which has over 200 stores underneath it's roof. When you are shopping there, you can choose to shop the entire mall at one time, or you can go specifically to a store of your choosing.


I found the search engine to be a bit frustrating as I would search for something that I had just seen and it wouldnt always come up in search results, and the sort by feature didnt always work, but overall, the shopping experience was a good one.

The selection was REMARKABLE.







I considered this Sevi Play Farm Puzzle it's made of wood and vegetable based paints $34.40.




or these Teachable Touchables Texture Squares from Educational Insights $23.95




and this Wooden Sorting Staircase Puzzle from The Chenille Kraft Company, $17.16.



As I shopped, I kept seeing many items from Patch Products that I wanted, but they were 'out of stock.' Very frustrating. But, right before I made my final decision, {and after I prayed about my purchase} all of a sudden, all the Patch Products were suddenly IN stock. So apparently they were in the process of adding them to the site.


So, I ended up choosing two things:



A Building Words Tabletop Pocket Chart, $15.36.
We havent used the building words part yet, but I LOVE the tabletop pocket chart! The pocket chart gets our sorting games up off the table and out of the reach of little fingers AKA Mini Cooper.



And our very own Lauri Tall-Stacker Pegs & Pegboard Set, $11.43. I have wanted these just forever and am thrilled to have our own set. The kids are too!

Shipping was LIGHTENING SPEED! I placed my order on a Thursday evening, it was shipped on Friday, and by Tuesday afternoon the UPS man was waiting for me at the door with a big box with my name on it!

The best part about my experience was saving money!! The list price of our Stacker Pegs is 26.20 and the Pocket Chart, 29.83. I saved $29.24!! That's my kind of prices!

And here's the part you have been waiting for...

CSNstores.com is GIVING AWAY a $25.00 shopping spree. That's right, it could be YOUR turn to shop in your jammies and save money. Maybe you'll buy school toys, or cookware, or the Mother's Day gift that your family MENT to get you {they just forgot.} I'm sure you'll find a million things that you want, too :).

The 25.00 can be used toward any one-time purchase and can be put towards a higher priced item. It does not cover shipping. US & Canada only.

Here's how to enter:

-Go to CSNstores.com and tell me what you would spend your 25.00 shopping spree on.-

You can get extra entries by:

-Follow or subscribe to Our Country Road-2 extra entries-

-Grab my button and leave me a link in your comment-4 extra entries-

-Blog about this giveaway {again leave a link}-2 extra entries-

There was also a bonus entry for those who commented on my teaser post prior to today. Please leave an extra comment below so that your extra entry will be added into the random picker.

So that's a total of 10 possible entries! Giveaway ends at midnight CST on Monday, May 17th. Winner will be contacted via email on Tuesday, May 18th {so leave me your email}.

Good luck and God Bless!!

Disclosure: I was not paid for my review. I was provided with a gift card and the products I chose to purchase with that gift card. These products were mine to keep. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.

117 comments:

sbswtp said...

I would actually get the table pocket chart...I have been eyeing it for awhile :)

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I would so love a new set of sheets for the master bedroom.

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Royal Rescue, I have a friend who highly recommends this game.
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Michelle said...

You know, one of the reason I decided to give the whole spree away is because I couldn't decide (or didn't need what I wanted!). I would probably go for something from the learning and educational line at games and toysonline - that bilbo play shell looks cool, too.

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I think I would like to get the Guidecraft 3-D Feel & Find Shapes Toy!

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Jus and Kat said...

I love the KidKraft Cupcake Stand Set!

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I would get the Le Creuset 2-Quart Pitcher in Cherry! :)

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Great site! I would get 2 Slinky Science and Activity Kits a. Slime Science, b. All About Rocks. Thanks!

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Aaron and Annette said...

You were right when you said the selection was remarkable!! I LOVED all the developmental and educations items which would be what I would spend it on since we are just beginning Tot School. There is too much to choose from though!! One thing would probably be the Melissa and Doug stacking train toy. My son LOVES trains (he calls them "choo-choo's :) I also loved the lacing products and the floating 3D Bath toys were too cute!
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Misfit Momma aka Missy said...

I would spend the $25 on either "Melissa and Doug Dollhouse Nursery Furniture " or "Melissa and Doug Dollhouse Bedroom Furniture"

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Camie said...

I like the bookshelves! Great giveaway! Blessings!

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Domestic Diva said...

I'd use it toward a Wood Designs Step-Up-N-Wash Step Stool

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I would use the gift card to buy the Apples to Apples game!
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Carolsue said...

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Rebecca Graham said...

I would put it toward a Le Creuset skinny grill.

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heartnsoulcooking said...

Rosle- Stainless Steel Ice Cream Scoop, with the summer coming and the grand-daughters staying the summer a NEW!!! ice cream would be GREAT!!! for all those cones I'll be making.

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Jenn said...

I would put it towards the bliss living bedding set! So cute!
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Jen said...

I think I would get the stacker pegs. Those look like a lot of fun!

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Mama Zen said...

I would get the Farberware Cooks Kitchen Nonstick Aluminum 11" Covered Skillet / Frying Pan with Glass Lid.

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My Boys' Teacher said...

I would go for the map of the world playscene and one of the terrariums :)

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Tam said...

I would get the Melissa and Doug Lacing Sneaker! That looked like a cool way to learn how to tie your shoe!

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I would probably put it towards the Corelle Livingware Country Cottage 34 Piece Dinnerware Set when it comes bacvk in stock

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