CSN Review and $125 for you or you or you

Y’all, I got really luck when I got on board the CSN Stores blogger review program. I’ve tried out a wide variety of products from CSN Stores and I have not been disappointed by a single one I think one of the things I want to check out in the future is a corner TV stand for the tv in our den.. I’m not sure which part of this program makes me happier, getting to buy and try stuff or getting to share the wealth with y’all. 

Remember when I told y’all that not only was I going to have a $125 giveaway for you but that I got to spend that too? Well, I got to go on a veritable shopping spree. I decided to continue on the pamper me phase started when I bought my beautiful wallet and I got shoes. Oh man, did I get shoes! Thanks to a combination of CSN Stores always low prices and a few mega deals, I managed to get three pairs of shoes…the J Renee Catrice in Taupe, the J Renee Mona in Gunmetal, and the Bella Vita Wren in Tribal Print.

I followed the instruction on how to measure your feet and find your proper shoe size that I found on about.com. Based on these measurements, I ordered an 8 wide.  Yes, these gorgeous shoes are actually available in wide widths which means no more pinch feet. All three shoes proved to be extremely true to size and fit me perfectly. Also, all three shoes are extremely comfortable. Both the J Renee shoes have 3 inch + heels and they still manage to be comfortable thanks to the wonderful padding on the soles. I personally find all three shoes to be well made, absolutely beautiful, and they would be worth every penny CSN gave me (hell they’d be worth full price out of pocket).

I also have to send some major kudos to the shipping department at CSN Stores. Right around the time I ordered them, the last Snowmaggedon had hit and, of course, there was the obligatory warning that shipping may be delayed due to the effects of the weather. Despite what they were dealing with, I had my lovely shoes in less than 5 days. Color me impressed.

So, on to what y’all are really waiting for…the giveaway. You are entering for a chance to win a $125 electronic gift card that can be used at any of the 200+ stores that fall under the CSN Stores umbrella. Remember, ONE COMMENT = ONE CHANCE TO WIN. In other words, each additional chance to win requires an additional comment. Winner to be chosen with the help of Random.org.

Mandatory Entry:
Visit CSN Stores or any one of their 200+ stores and tell me how you would spend your gift code

Extra Entries:
  • Follow my blog through Google Friends Connect and comment to tell me you do (1 chance)
  • Follow CSN Stores on Twitter and comment that you do (1 chance)
  • Follow me on Twitter and comment that you do (1 chance)
  • Tweet (or facebook) about the giveaway and leave me a link to your tweet in a comment (1 entry a day) – Check out this awesome #giveaway from @csnstores and @dragondream http://bit.ly/gFkOx3
  • Blog about the giveaway and leave me a link to the post in a comment (3 entries, so 3 comments)

The giveaway will run from now until 11:59 PM on February 9th.  Stop by on the 10th to find out who won. Make sure I can find your email address either on your profile or in a comment. I need it to contact you if you win.

The only compensation I received for this review were the shoes I was reviewing. I was only required to provide an honest review. All opinions are entirely mine.

167 Responses to CSN Review and $125 for you or you or you
  1. Tillie
    February 2, 2011 | 1:31 pm

    I totally want this light for my dining room!! http://www.csnstores.com/CBK-90689-CBK1619.html

  2. Tillie
    February 2, 2011 | 1:31 pm

    I follow you on twitter!

  3. Tillie
    February 2, 2011 | 1:32 pm

    I follow CSN stores on twitter

  4. Jordan
    February 2, 2011 | 1:50 pm

    I would definitely get a Cuisinart blender, I’ve been wanting one for awhile.
    Buletproof_monkey@yahoo.com

  5. Jordan
    February 2, 2011 | 1:52 pm

    I’m following you on twitter as thisbeangreen.

  6. Lynn
    February 2, 2011 | 2:23 pm

    I want the Paula Deen Cookware in Blue Porcelain. CSN has the best price I’ve seen on it!

  7. Lynn
    February 2, 2011 | 2:24 pm

    I follow you on Twitter, dear heart!

  8. Domestic Diva
    February 2, 2011 | 3:40 pm

    I would get this blanket:
    http://www.csnstores.com/Daniadown-65825TH-DWD1489.html

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. Domestic Diva
    February 2, 2011 | 3:41 pm

    I follow on gfc

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. areyoukiddingme
    February 2, 2011 | 3:54 pm

    They have the knife sharpener that I’ve been wanting!!! Off to look for more stuff…

  11. areyoukiddingme
    February 2, 2011 | 3:54 pm

    If I subscribe to you in Google Reader, does that count for the friend connect thing?

  12. Mrs. Gamgee
    February 2, 2011 | 3:59 pm

    I’m in need of a rice cooker, because no matter how hard I try, my rice always ends up sticky. I also would love to get a good cast iron frying pan (I love the Rachael Ray & Martha Stewart ones) or maybe another cast iron soup pot, in a larger size. I spend far too much time on csn window shopping. Far too much!

  13. Mrs. Gamgee
    February 2, 2011 | 4:00 pm

    I follow you in google friend connect!

  14. suburban prep
    February 2, 2011 | 4:13 pm

    I would love a new handbag such as the David King – 346X – Stuff Sack

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

  15. Mrs. Gamgee
    February 2, 2011 | 4:59 pm
  16. Mrs. Gamgee
    February 2, 2011 | 4:59 pm
  17. Mrs. Gamgee
    February 2, 2011 | 4:59 pm
  18. battynurse
    February 2, 2011 | 5:41 pm

    Very nice shoes. I was looking around their stores last night and found several headboards I would really like. It would probably go towards that.

  19. Jen
    February 2, 2011 | 6:36 pm

    I’m on a pamper me spree as well…I would buy me a nice set of pots and pans since I’m the one who uses them. so sick of using tinfoil as a pot lid lol
    mamato6@cox.net

  20. Jen
    February 2, 2011 | 6:38 pm

    following with gfc

  21. Jen
    February 2, 2011 | 6:39 pm

    follow csn on twitter @n4zfk

  22. Jen
    February 2, 2011 | 6:39 pm

    following you on twitter @n4zfk

  23. MrsSpock
    February 2, 2011 | 6:59 pm

    So hard to decide! Maybe some new sheets for our bed, fancy high thread count ones.

  24. MrsSpock
    February 2, 2011 | 7:00 pm

    I follow you of course!

  25. MrsSpock
    February 2, 2011 | 7:01 pm

    Posted on Facebook! Hot shoes, by the way!

  26. JamericanSpice
    February 2, 2011 | 8:14 pm

    I’d get the Lipper International – 554P – 25″ W Desk with Chalkboard Top & Chair in Pecan

  27. JamericanSpice
    February 2, 2011 | 8:14 pm

    follow blog

  28. JamericanSpice
    February 2, 2011 | 8:15 pm

    follow csn

  29. JamericanSpice
    February 2, 2011 | 8:16 pm

    follow on twitter

  30. Elana
    February 2, 2011 | 8:19 pm

    I would buy the Alpha Omega Elite Convertible Car Seat in Brianna.

  31. Elana
    February 2, 2011 | 8:20 pm

    I follow you on Google Friend Connect.

  32. Elana
    February 2, 2011 | 8:20 pm

    I follow CSN Stores on Twitter. (@emk808)

  33. Elana
    February 2, 2011 | 8:20 pm

    I follow you on Twitter. (@emk808)

  34. Elana
    February 2, 2011 | 8:22 pm
  35. Anonymous
    February 2, 2011 | 8:27 pm

    I would love paula deen cookware in red! tracietrump@yahoo.com

  36. Anonymous
    February 2, 2011 | 8:27 pm
  37. Ashley
    February 2, 2011 | 9:28 pm

    I’d get a new light for my kitchen

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  38. Ashley
    February 2, 2011 | 9:28 pm

    I’m a gfc follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  39. Sweepstaker
    February 2, 2011 | 10:29 pm

    I would spend my code on this Cuisinart – CBK-200 – Convection Bread Maker in Brushed Stainless
    sweepstaker [at] cox [dot] net

  40. Sweepstaker
    February 2, 2011 | 10:30 pm

    Follow on GFC
    sweepstaker [at] cox [dot] net

  41. Mami2jcn
    February 3, 2011 | 10:30 am

    I’d like the Wee Squeak Pansy Boots for my daughter.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  42. Mami2jcn
    February 3, 2011 | 10:31 am

    I follow CSN on Twitter (@mami2jcn)

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  43. Mami2jcn
    February 3, 2011 | 10:32 am
  44. mnikpat
    February 3, 2011 | 10:59 am

    I want one of the laptop bags.

    mnikpat@gmail.com

  45. mnikpat
    February 3, 2011 | 11:00 am

    Following via Google Friend Connect

    mnikpat@gmail.com

  46. mnikpat
    February 3, 2011 | 11:02 am

    Following CSN on Twitter @mnikpat

    mnikpat@gmail.com

  47. mnikpat
    February 3, 2011 | 11:02 am

    Following you on Twitter @mnikpat

    mnikpat@gmail.com

  48. Faith J.
    February 3, 2011 | 12:39 pm

    I would get Aerosoles sandals from CSN’s shoe store!

    fashionkitten03 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  49. Shel
    February 3, 2011 | 2:29 pm

    I have my eye on two nightstands for my bedroom:
    Winsome – 10115 – Night Stand/Accent Table in White

    http://www.csnstores.com/Winsome-10115-WN1446.html

    I love the storage and they would go perfectly in my room.

    shel704 at aol dot com

  50. Shel
    February 3, 2011 | 2:29 pm

    GFC follower

    shel704 at aol dot com

  51. Shel
    February 3, 2011 | 2:29 pm

    I follow CSN on Twitter @auntiethesis

    shel704 at aol dot com

  52. Shel
    February 3, 2011 | 2:29 pm

    I follow you on Twitter @auntiethesis

    shel704 at aol dot com

  53. Shel
    February 3, 2011 | 2:30 pm
  54. Discount Chica
    February 3, 2011 | 5:42 pm

    I need new rugs for my living room and my bathroom!
    Thats what I would buy!
    Thank you!
    Maria
    discountchica at gmail dot com

  55. Discount Chica
    February 3, 2011 | 5:46 pm

    I follow you on twitter and I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/discountchica/status/33279936466788353

    Thank you!
    discount chica at gmail dot com

  56. Discount Chica
    February 3, 2011 | 5:47 pm

    I follow you via GFC!
    Thank you!
    Discount Chica
    discountchica at gmail dot com

  57. Baby Smiling In Back Seat
    February 3, 2011 | 8:05 pm

    I’ve had my eye on this for a while but my twins don’t need it and haven’t been able to justify the cost. $125 would exactly cover 2!
    http://www.csnstores.com/Pkolino-little-reader-chair-PKO1068.html

  58. Lynda Del.
    February 4, 2011 | 12:27 am

    I’d get a bunch of cookware like the Cuisinart Panini/Sandwich maker.
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

  59. Lynda Del.
    February 4, 2011 | 12:27 am

    I follow you via GFC. ID: Lyndadawinda1074
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

  60. Lynda Del.
    February 4, 2011 | 12:27 am

    I follow you on twitter. ID: Lyndadawinda
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

  61. Lynda Del.
    February 4, 2011 | 12:28 am

    I follow CSN Stores on twitter. ID: Lyndadawinda
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

  62. Lynda Del.
    February 4, 2011 | 12:30 am

    1- I blogged about this giveaway and posted here:
    http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/2011/02/dragondreamers-lair-is-having-giveaway.html

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

  63. Lynda Del.
    February 4, 2011 | 12:30 am

    2- I blogged about this giveaway and posted here:
    http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/2011/02/dragondreamers-lair-is-having-giveaway.html

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

  64. Lynda Del.
    February 4, 2011 | 12:30 am

    3- I blogged about this giveaway and posted here:
    http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/2011/02/dragondreamers-lair-is-having-giveaway.html

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

  65. Mrs. Gamgee
    February 4, 2011 | 12:40 am
  66. Mrs. Gamgee
    February 4, 2011 | 12:41 am
  67. Mrs. Gamgee
    February 4, 2011 | 12:41 am
  68. Lynn
    February 4, 2011 | 8:52 am

    I follow your blog through my Google Reader 😀

  69. Lynn
    February 4, 2011 | 8:52 am

    I’m now following @CSNStores on Twitter.

  70. 3 Boys and an Old Lady
    February 4, 2011 | 9:36 am

    I have my eyes on this Hamilton Beach – Eclectrics All-Metal Stand Mixer in Carmine Red plus Free Shipping!

  71. Discount Chica
    February 4, 2011 | 11:38 am
  72. Dora
    February 4, 2011 | 2:08 pm

    Great shoes! I have my eye on this nightstand. http://www.csnstores.com/Brookhaven-Home-B294N-HMF2318.html

  73. Dora
    February 4, 2011 | 2:08 pm

    And you know I follow you!

  74. Dora
    February 4, 2011 | 2:10 pm

    And I follow CSN Stores.

  75. The Fam
    February 4, 2011 | 4:41 pm

    I’d use it towards a BOB stroller I’ve wanted for forever!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

  76. The Fam
    February 4, 2011 | 4:42 pm

    I follow via GFC.

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

  77. The Fam
    February 4, 2011 | 4:42 pm

    I follow CSNstores on twitter (@channynn).

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

  78. The Fam
    February 4, 2011 | 4:43 pm

    I follow you on twitter (@channynn).

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

  79. The Fam
    February 4, 2011 | 4:53 pm

    http://twitter.com/channynn/statuses/33629122001379329

    tweet!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

  80. The Fam
    February 4, 2011 | 4:56 pm
  81. Kristi aka "Judy"
    February 4, 2011 | 4:56 pm

    I follow your blog and <3 any retail therapy moment that presents itself to me, especially if there is less damage to my wallet!
    😉

  82. The Fam
    February 4, 2011 | 4:57 pm
  83. Kristi aka "Judy"
    February 4, 2011 | 4:57 pm

    and I follow you on twitter…
    🙂

  84. The Fam
    February 4, 2011 | 4:57 pm
  85. Michelle
    February 4, 2011 | 5:52 pm

    I would buy my parents a new Bunn coffee maker to replace their current one that leaks and no longer keeps the coffee hot. http://www.csnstores.com/Bunn-BUNBXB-BUN2189.html

    MichelleB675 at gmail dot com

  86. Michelle
    February 4, 2011 | 5:52 pm

    I follow via GFC.

    MichelleB675 at gmail dot com

  87. Mindy
    February 4, 2011 | 8:46 pm

    I think I would get one of the Schwinn women’s bikes, or the Singer quilting sewing machine. There are so many choices it’s hard to narrow it down!

  88. Mindy
    February 4, 2011 | 8:50 pm

    I am now a follower.

  89. Debbie
    February 5, 2011 | 6:10 pm

    That is a very generous amount!
    I’d love to get a deep dish Le Creuset casserole. And we really need a new humidifier.
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

  90. Debbie
    February 5, 2011 | 6:11 pm

    I’m a gfc follower.
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

  91. Debbie
    February 5, 2011 | 6:11 pm

    Follow csn on twitter @suburbsanity.
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

  92. Debbie
    February 5, 2011 | 6:11 pm

    Follow you on twitter @suburbsanity.
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

  93. Debbie
    February 5, 2011 | 6:12 pm
  94. Discount Chica
    February 5, 2011 | 8:11 pm

    Daily tweet!
    Thank you!
    http://twitter.com/discountchica/status/34040746390593536
    discountchica at gmail dot com

  95. Mari
    February 5, 2011 | 11:40 pm

    I’d like this for picnics outdoors in the summer (I’m thinking ahead):

    Goodhope Bags Cooler Shuttle Plus – 7362

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  96. Mari
    February 5, 2011 | 11:41 pm
  97. Shel
    February 6, 2011 | 9:17 am
  98. Jen
    February 6, 2011 | 11:36 am
  99. edmontonjb
    February 6, 2011 | 1:48 pm

    I would get the Bissell Quicksteamer Multisurface Upright Deep Cleaner

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

  100. edmontonjb
    February 6, 2011 | 1:49 pm

    I follow CSN on twitter as edmontonjb

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

  101. edmontonjb
    February 6, 2011 | 1:50 pm

    I follow you on twitter as edmontonjb

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

  102. edmontonjb
    February 6, 2011 | 1:50 pm

    I follow with GFC

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

  103. rys
    February 6, 2011 | 5:26 pm

    I’m still looking to buy the blender I spoke of the last two times I entered one of your CSN Stores contest. LOL

    My email is on my profile. 🙂

  104. rys
    February 6, 2011 | 5:27 pm

    I follow you on Google Friends Connect. 🙂

  105. rys
    February 6, 2011 | 5:27 pm

    I follow you on twitter @amygdalarevenge

  106. rys
    February 6, 2011 | 5:28 pm

    I follow CSN Stores on Twitter.

  107. rys
    February 6, 2011 | 5:30 pm
  108. Marinna
    February 6, 2011 | 5:38 pm

    I’d like a new comforter/bed sheet set!

    imarinna01@gmail.com

  109. Marinna
    February 6, 2011 | 5:40 pm

    I follow you via Google Friend Connect

  110. The Red Pickle
    February 6, 2011 | 5:44 pm

    I’d get some grilling tools and gadgets!

    theredpickle@gmail.com

  111. The Red Pickle
    February 6, 2011 | 5:45 pm

    I follow you via friend connect.

    theredpickle@gmail.com

  112. The Red Pickle
    February 6, 2011 | 5:47 pm

    I follow you on twitter.

    @theredpickle

  113. The Red Pickle
    February 6, 2011 | 5:48 pm

    I follow CSN stores on twitter.

    @theredpickle

  114. The Red Pickle
    February 6, 2011 | 5:50 pm
  115. Discount Chica
    February 6, 2011 | 6:37 pm
  116. Lynn
    February 7, 2011 | 9:58 am
  117. Debbie
    February 7, 2011 | 12:23 pm
  118. Discount Chica
    February 7, 2011 | 3:44 pm
  119. Mari
    February 8, 2011 | 12:40 am
  120. Discount Chica
    February 8, 2011 | 11:14 am

    Daily tweet!
    Thank you!
    http://twitter.com/discountchica/status/34987127452209152
    discountchica at gmail dot com

  121. Gina @ the Crave to Save
    February 8, 2011 | 6:05 pm

    I would love to get this bakeware
    set from csn stores:
    http://www.csnstores.com/5-Piece-Burgundy-Bakeware-Set-SSS1143.html
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  122. Gina @ the Crave to Save
    February 8, 2011 | 6:05 pm

    I follow you on twitter! @crazyitalian0
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  123. Gina @ the Crave to Save
    February 8, 2011 | 6:05 pm

    I follow csn on twitter! @crazyitalian0
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  124. Gina @ the Crave to Save
    February 8, 2011 | 6:06 pm

    I follow you on GFC “crave to save”
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) coma

  125. Gina @ the Crave to Save
    February 8, 2011 | 6:06 pm

    I blogged about your giveaway #1
    http://www.thecravetosave.com/in-it-to-win-it/
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  126. Gina @ the Crave to Save
    February 8, 2011 | 6:07 pm

    I blogged about your giveaway #2
    http://www.thecravetosave.com/in-it-to-win-it/
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  127. Gina @ the Crave to Save
    February 8, 2011 | 6:07 pm

    I blogged about your giveaway #3
    http://www.thecravetosave.com/in-it-to-win-it/
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  128. Lynn
    February 8, 2011 | 11:37 pm
  129. Lynn
    February 8, 2011 | 11:37 pm
  130. Lynn
    February 8, 2011 | 11:38 pm
  131. Discount Chica
    February 9, 2011 | 10:35 am

    Daily tweet!
    Thank you!
    http://twitter.com/discountchica/status/35345711398653952
    Maria
    discountchica at gmail dot com

  132. Shel
    February 9, 2011 | 2:35 pm
  133. Deanna G.
    February 9, 2011 | 5:17 pm

    I would get the WovenWorkz – Chinchilla Faux Fur Throw:

    http://www.beddingandmore.com/Woven-Workz-046-062-WWZ1015.html

  134. Deanna G.
    February 9, 2011 | 5:17 pm

    I follow on GFC via Twitter(same user name.)

  135. Deanna G.
    February 9, 2011 | 5:18 pm

    I follow CSN Stores on Twitter as @calidreamin87.

  136. Deanna G.
    February 9, 2011 | 5:18 pm

    I follow you on Twitter as @calidreamin87.

  137. Deanna G.
    February 9, 2011 | 5:19 pm
  138. Liz
    February 9, 2011 | 5:42 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d get some new boots from Naturalizer or Aerosoles!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

  139. Liz
    February 9, 2011 | 5:42 pm

    I follow you with GFC!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

  140. Liz
    February 9, 2011 | 5:42 pm

    I follow you on Twitter! @FakeGradSchool

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

  141. Liz
    February 9, 2011 | 5:43 pm

    I follow CSN on Twitter! @FakeGradSchool

    eemoody77 at gmail dot comCSN

  142. Liz
    February 9, 2011 | 5:43 pm
  143. Liz
    February 9, 2011 | 5:44 pm
  144. Liz
    February 9, 2011 | 5:44 pm
  145. Liz
    February 9, 2011 | 5:44 pm
  146. Mari
    February 9, 2011 | 11:48 pm
  147. Mari
    February 9, 2011 | 11:48 pm

    I follow you via gfc,

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  148. Mari
    February 9, 2011 | 11:50 pm

    I follow you on Twitter (LuckyDuckyToo)

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  149. Mari
    February 9, 2011 | 11:51 pm

    I follow CSN on Twitter (LuckyDuckyToo)

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  150. Lynn
    February 10, 2011 | 12:45 am

    One last tweet to draw in the last-minute masses, lol!

    http://twitter.com/#!/wistfulgirl/status/35559840738705408

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