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{giveaway: csn stores}

January 31, 2011


Having recently had a great shopping experience with CSN stores {a place to buy everything and anything, such as modern duvet covers, dog dishes, yes, even the kitchen sink}, I gladly accepted their offer of a $45 gift certificate to give away to one of my followers {I have almost 380!}

In August I won a $60 gift certificate to CSN stores and finally in early November I decided to purchase this gorgeous accent pillow from Dwell Studio.



 I had the item shipped to my mailbox in the US, as I wanted to avoid the hefty international/duty charges that CSN charges on orders to Canada. Excitedly I drove across the border to collect my much anticipated pillow, along with various items I had purchased online from other retailers. Having been charged a goods and service tax at the border I was even more dismayed when I came home to open my parcel from CSN to find this Dwell Studio pillow instead.

A nice pillow but not the one I ordered.


 Let's just say I was in a very bad mood that I was charged tax {in my 20 years crossing back and forth across the border I have NEVER been charged duty} and that I did not get the item I had ordered.


 Callng the customer service line {where they answered almost right away}, a nice young man, named Kyle {I think?} help sort out my shipping dilemma. After explaining my situation; that I had my item shipped to the US and that I was not about to cross the border again to pick up the right item, he realized it would be too expensive for CSN to have the wrong pillow shipped back. So not only did they send me the right pillow straight to my home within a week, I got to keep the wrongly shipped one as well! 
My daughter has claimed the silver pillow for her bed while my Dwell Studio chinoiserie long pillow
looks amazing with my West Elm square pin tuck duvet in white {one of the other items I had picked up on that fateful day}.



I am a happy customer!


So when CSN stores offered me a $45 gift certificate, I happily decided to share the love and give it away to one of my followers!

This giveaway is open to residents of US and Canada until midnight {PST} Sunday, February 6.

 I will announce the winner on Monday, February 7.

***Edited Monday, February 7, GIVEAWAY is CLOSED****

How to enter:

1. Be a follower of my blog {I have to reward my loyal readers and followers!} for one entry.

2. Tweet and/or post on Facebook, for another one/two entries. {Send me the link in the comments}

3. Link to this giveaway on your sidebar for an additional entry.

Please leave a comment for each entry, letting me know what you did.
If you don't have an email linked up with your blogger profile, please include that in your comment.

Thanks to all who follow my blog, you make my day!



Here is a sneak peek at what I worked on this weekend:


and this:


xo Barbara

59 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a productive weekend! Already and follower and would love a $45 gift certificate to CSN! :)

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  2. I am a follower so please count me in.

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  3. Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

    I follow on gfc

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. I'm also a follower (Google Reader). :-) And I work in Boston, where CSN is headquartered, so if you need me to mosey on over to the Prudential tower and show them how to treat you right, just let me know.

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  5. I'm a follower! Your blog is amazing, and thanks for the great giveaway!

    SimplyStoked.blogspot.com

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  6. I'm a follower! Thanks for sharing the opportunity, and I'm SO glad for you that they fixed the problem for you!

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  7. How awesome that you got to keep both pillows!

    (I follow on Google reader.)

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  8. I'm a follower, I love your blog and CSN! Count me in :)

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  9. I also tweeted about the contest! http://twitter.com/Makeup_By_bb

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  10. I've been reading for a while through Bloglovin' so technically I am not a new follower but, I did add myself to the list! ;) I do enjoy your blog very much!

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  11. I also shared your page on Facebook. I have a bunch of friends that LOVE this kind of stuff so you should get a few new followers. :)

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  12. I follow!

    CSN was very nice to do that for you! That is how customers SHOULD be treated!

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  13. I've been following since CG shared your Rast makeover :)
    Coincidentally, we just finished our own Rast makeover: http://www.flickr.com/photos/14616672@N00/5402871101/in/photostream/
    Not quite as glamorous as what you did, but they turned out nice. My husband got stain all over the drawer bottom, but that's okay; it gives me an excuse to find some vintage wallpaper to line them with.

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  14. Barbara I can't wait to see the full reveal on the artwork. It looks great. I'm following you as well:)

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  15. I'm a GFC follower :)
    aubreyfick@yahoo.com

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  16. I'm a follower and love your blog. I'm posting this link to facebook and twitter! Thanks for the giveaway...hope I win.

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  17. I'm a follower and fellow cross-border shopper! Would love to win.

    PS...loving the colour in the snippet of art you showed. Family gallery?

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  18. I love CSN and it sounds like they have wonderful customer service! fingers crossed!
    Sounds like your weekend was very productive! :)

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  19. I'm a gfc follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  20. I'm a follower. Love the bird pillow, I'm looking for something similar for my guest room.

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  21. Woo Hoo on getting to keep the other pillow! They both are beautiful. Fingers crossed on your giveaway. I'm a happy follower, of course!

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  22. ...and I'm adding your giveaway to my sidebar right now...

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  23. shared on fb as Dee G :)

    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=126828017385323&id=1449584700

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  24. tweeted! http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/32271211748663296


    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  25. gfc follower Dee

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  26. can't wait to see the artwork hung!

    i'm already a fan!

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  27. Following! Great giveaway - so many options.
    Thanks!

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  28. I'm sure I could find a thing or two from CSN. Thanks for the opportunity. I'm a follower ;-)

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  29. I am a gfc follower, and would love to get something from there.
    debbie
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  30. I want to go shopping...so I need that gift certificate! Thanks.

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  31. I'm a follower... This would be a great belated birthday present!

    It's nice to know that CSN treats their customers well...I love happy endings!

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  32. Free $ to shop is always "A Good Thing!"

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  33. Free $ to shop is Always "A Good Thing!"

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  34. Im a follower Would love a chance to win.So sorry about the terrible time you had and the mixup.

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  35. You can find me at comecajones@yahoo.com

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  36. great giveaway!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

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  37. I love CSN long time follower

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  38. Loyal follower of yours! (email GFC)

    Even though you didn't order the silver pillow, I love it! Probably would order this one if I won!

    Thank you for your CSN giveaway.

    terrymac1a at hotmail dot com

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  39. tweeted @ Days1st

    http://twitter.com/#!/Days1st/status/32539240189403136

    terrymac1a at hotmail dot com

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  40. posted your giveaway on my FB page too! Love CSN giveaways! (Terry Mac)

    terrymac1a at hotmail dot com

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=196831273662741&id=100000163826879

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  41. I'm a follower and Love CSN! Thanks for the chance to win busy lady!

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  42. Eek! I'm falling behind on my blog visiting and I almost missed this awesome giveaway!!! Sign me up :) Congrats on your followers, you so deserve it!

    PS. Can't wait to hang out this weekend!
    PPS. Guess who got some imperial trellis two days ago??? YAYYY!!
    Nancy xox

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  43. I'd love to do some shopping at CSN.

    I'm a GFC follower
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  44. Tweeted;
    http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/32738947977191425

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  45. I am a new follower. Can't wait to check out your blog!

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  46. I will say that I have ordered a lot from them and they do occasionally send the wrong item. They always fix it though.
    I'm a gfc follower.
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

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  47. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/suburbsanity/status/33223921373282306

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  48. Posted on fb : http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=180609725309128&id=100000865341565

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  49. I follow you via Google Friend Connect. Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  50. Here's my tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/shala_darkstone/status/33999741725585408
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  51. I shared this giveaway on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/shala.darkstone/posts/186873168013111
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  52. GFC follower

    Thank you so much for the chance to win, I love the selection at CSN Stores! :)

    annalene
    Brixton Street
    thewideworldof (at)gmail (dot)com

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  53. I'm a new follower and tweeted about your giveaway - make sure to follow me libr8cre8tivity

    Becky
    www.liberatecreativity@gmail(dot)com

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  54. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a follower!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  55. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/FakeGradSchool/status/34483752742813696

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  56. I am compelled to follow your blog...love it!

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