Thursday, May 13, 2010

Children of the 90s CSN Stores $60 Gift Certificate Giveaway!


CSN Stores recently approached me about giving away a $60 gift certificate to one of my loyal readers (that's you! Or, alternatively--that could be you! Start reading! Loyally!) Anyway, I jumped at the opportunity to offer you some great free stuff. With all the hard work you do reading about the 90s day after day, week after week, you deserve a little something something special. CSN has a great selection of housewares, kitchen accessories, and furniture, so you've got loads of fun stuff to pick from. My favorites are the sectional sofas--this $60 gift certificate might not cover a whole sofa (no upholstery pun intended), but it's a pretty good start.

CSN has all sorts of other cool items, many of which come with free shipping. Their ToysandGamesOnline.com site is amazing. A little browsing taught me CSN sites have some totally awesome 90s throwback toys and games like:

Slip n' Slide
: (Triple Racer! Triple!)

This turtle sandbox I used to play in for hours:


The much-coveted Power Wheels ride-ons:



You can even get The 90s Game:

The 90s Game! With this generous gift and CSN's reasonable prices, you could afford a couple, so feel free to buy one for yourself and send your favorite nostalgia blogger one, too. You know, whoever she is. I'm sure she's pretty cool.

Lucky for all of you, it's incredibly easy to enter this fabulous giveaway. Here are the entry rules:

Entry 1:
Be a Facebook fan. Actually, a Facebook "liker." They keep changing that stuff around. Just click that little thumbs up on the top(ish) right.

Entry 2:
Be a Blogger Follower. Scroll up, to your right. There you go.

Entry 3:
Be a Twitter Follower. Link's also on the sidebar. In case you can't find it, it's a bird. Holding a Twitter sign. You know what, it's pretty obvious, I think you can find it without my help. If not, you don't deserve Entry #3.

Entry 4:
Blog or Tweet about the giveaway with a link back to this post. It wouldn't hurt to mention how much you love Children of the 90s. You know, just for some good karma to inspire that random number generator to choose you as the winner. I hear that helps.

Let me know in the comments section how many and which entries you qualify for. I can't go chasing down all of your internet affiliations, so you've just got to let me know. Even better, feel free to check out the CSN Stores' sites and let us all know what you would buy. That way we can all be jealous when you get it. If you don't have Facebook, Blogger, Twitter, or a blog of your own, don't worry, you can still enter--just let me know in the comments and you'll qualify for an entry. If I find out you are harboring a secret Facebook account or blog, though, you're totally busted. We investigate that stuff. Don't mess with us.

Okay, fine print: Winner will be chosen next Friday using a random number generator. If you're our lucky winner, I will send you your very own CSN gift certificate code good for $60 on their sites. It doesn't include shipping costs, but many items include free shipping. It's a one-time use gift certificate, so don't get all greedy trying to parcel it out over several weeks with a bunch of tiny hand-towel and barbecue tong purchases. In the ever-wise words of Blanche from the Golden Girls, "This is found money. This is fun money." I'm going to leave off the rest of the quote because it gets a little PG-13 after that, but suffice it to say, this $60 is yours for the free, fun spending. Go nuts.

Oh, and the giveaway is only open to US and Canadian readers--sorry, international readers! We love you, but CSN just can't ship to you. I knew you'd understand. I'd send my condolences, but unfortunately we can't mail them that far.

A winner will be announced right here on Children of the 90s next Friday (May 21) so be sure to come back and take a look. If your comment is not linked to a Blogger profile or any other account, let me know here or on Facebook or Twitter how I can get in touch with you if you win. Good luck!

60 comments:

Nerd Girl said...

I qualify for all four entries. I liked you on facebook. I am following your blog. I was already following you on twitter. Here's a link to a screen shot of my tweet about this: http://grab.by/4lVd

I am very, very nerdy and running out of room on my bookshelf, so I'll probably use it to help buy a bigger bookshelf, or I'll spoil my nephew even more than I already have and get him some things.

Tahleen said...

I qualify for all of them--follow you on Twitter and Blogger, and I liked you on Facebook. I retweeted your tweet about this post, if that's all right.

I'm liking the look of that '90s game. I'd also probably get a yoga mat bag, since I always just kind of dismiss it every time I think about buying one because I don't really NEED it, but it would be nice.

Connor said...

I subscribe to you via Google reader and am a much better person for it!

I would totally let my daughter have this one, the end of school is coming up and I know she'd like to have some new outdoor things to play with....

ajroyston said...

Please enter me in the blog follower catagory. I don't have a Facebook account and never get on my Twitter. Thank you for hosting another great giveaway!

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Gina said...

I am a follower on Facebook (search Gina DiGregorio), and I follow you on Blogger, too. I'd love to get that 90's game, actually!

Lauri said...

I qualify for four entries, which is sad because I have never heard of the store. Therefore I need the certificate so I can know about it.

Sadako said...

Three entries: I am a twitter and blog follower and I re tweeted to my followers. Yay!

Email: dibblyfresh1@gmail.com

ali said...

I like you on Facebook, follow the blog and your Twitter, will tweet and/or post to my blogs today. Okay to leave a comment then too?

Cee said...

I am a follower on blogger! Awesome giveaway girl!

waterbuffalospice said...

ok i like you on facebook. i follow your blog. i dont have a twitter so not that one, but i posted a link on my facebook. so i qualify for 3. :D

UpAndAtom said...

i am commmmenting for free things! Also i "liked" it on FB. I will try to remember to write about this on my blog...

Trevor said...

I qualify for all four. I too have never heard of this store, but would love to find out what it is!

Annie said...

what a fab giveaway!!
like you, i also spent hours in a turle sandbox as a child ;) haha!!

count me in for 3 entires!!
i follow your blog
"like" you on facebook
follow you on twitter as well

have a great thursday! :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

what a lovely giveaway!

-follow the blog
-follow on twitter: @shootingstarmag

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Molly Mouse said...

I'm a follower on blogger! :D

RAY J said...

Already following you =)

RAY J said...

Following you on Twitter now =)

RAY J said...

Just tweeted about the giveway

http://twitter.com/ryarrisjohnson

RAY J said...

Just became a fan, er... I "like" Children of the 90s on Facebook

miss jille said...

Blogger follower and Facebook "liker"!

John W. said...

I qualify for three entries. I'm now following you on twitter, I just "liked" this blog on facebook, and I will be tweeting about this.

If I won, first thing I would get would be that 90's game, and possibly that sand box turtle just because I always wanted on when I was little. I would look completely ridiculous in it though but... meh.
email: john_wells689@hotmail.com

Kristen said...

I am a follower :-)

Kimberly B. said...

Wow, what a great giveaway!
I became a follower on facebook (as Kimberly Bea).
I follow your blog on Google Friend Connect as sneakybea.
I follow you on twitter @KimBea.
Thanks a bunch!

Alison said...

I'm a blog follower and a Facebook fan.

I kind of love the 90s game. Or a down payment on that Power Wheels car my parents never got me!

Meghan said...

Yeah! I qualify for the Facebook fan and Twitter follower!

And I totally remember the turtle sandbox! I love it.

nikki said...

Wow! I qualify four different ways! I follow you on the blog, on Twitter and on FB!!! And I'll post a link on my own!

maybeimamazed02 said...

Entries 1, 2 and 3, baby!

I'm new to this blog, but I love it! Thanks for commenting on my last blog post. If you ever have a hankering, feel free to put me on your blogroll.

http://unprofessionalcritic.blogspot.com

Keep on 90's-in'!

.:Mandy:. said...

following the blog (when it pops up in my google reader it makes me morning), following on twitter because who doesn't want to stalk people who LOVE the 90s, retweeted the contest, and I "like" you on facebook.

Magnolias and Mimosas said...

I follow you on facebook, google reader, and twitter! Plus I just tweeted about your giveaway, so count me in for four entries!

smile steady said...

Wahoo! Sign me up! I'm a blog follower and twitter follower!

coulrophobic agnostic said...

I'm a blog follower! And that turtle sandbox is adorable. I want it! Nevermind that it's about the size of my entire living room. I could live with that.

Braden said...

I qualify for all 4!
http://twitter.com/broder13/status/13966445332

I too spent hours in my turtle sandbox!

Heather said...

Ooh me, me! I'm following you on twitter.
@andshewontsleep

Mushi said...

I'm a follower!

Jenny said...

I have 3, Facebook, Blog and repost...

Shelly Belly's Boutique said...

Ok..I'm following on GFC, FB (liking you)Twitter, I will tweet about this also. By the way, I can't believe how many of us girls have the cheesy "glamour shots" headshots...I almost died laughing when i saw in your archives. I love your blog! Love the KidKraft Big Top Sandbox @CSN b.t.w

digigirl02 said...

I qualify for two because I am a facebook fan as well as a follower on blogger, and have been for awhile.

Carolsue said...
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Carolsue said...

1) Facebook fan: Carol Anderson Ezovski
2) Twitter follower: cezovski
3) GFC follower: carolsue
4) Blogged: http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2010/01/csn-stores-giveaways.html
I would get the Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug Cow Ride-On Toy
digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

AlliHeathe said...

I qualify just for following you on blogger because I have no idea how to find you on the other social mediums lol

Shannon SVH said...

Put me down for all four entries!

I'm probably gonna have to get that 90s game.

Alec said...

I qualify for all four. This site is awesome by the way! Keep it up!

Breanne at Bella Vita said...

I'm a follower on Blogger and I'm a fan/liker on Facebook.

Andhari said...

best giveaway ever lol gotta love the sand tub :D

10 Minute Miles said...

I am a blogger follower, and DEFINITELY a child of the 90s!

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Jennai said...

I guess I was supposed to enter only once, so here goes:

#1 Facebook fan: Jennifer Keefer
#2 GFC follower: Jennai
#3 Twitter follower: Jennai
#4 Blogged (link is below)
http://jennaiscorner.blogspot.com/
HobartsMama {AT} AOL.COM

Hope Chella said...

Slip N Slide! WOW!!!

Kris said...

Very cool!

I follow!

I am sponsoring a child so this one goes to her if I win!

Angela said...

I follow you on twitter under ChildrensNook.
veniceangel@hotmail.com

Devon said...

I just became a facebook fan and im now following your blog :) Which i just found! So 2 entries for me I guess :)

Katie said...

I've done all four--my blog is listed in my profile. Thanks for the fun contest!

Domestic Diva said...

I follow. Thanks for the chance.

Suz said...

I qualify for all four entries!

1: Facebook fan- check.
2: Blog follower- check.
3: Twitter follower- check.
4: Retweet- check (@suzie557) and Blog- check (http://suzie557.blogspot.com/2010/05/children-of-90s.html)

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you're basically bribing people to join Facebook and Twitter. Sheesh. Are they paying you to promote them or something? Believe it or not, some of us choose to boycott those insipid social networking trends.

At least on blogs there's the possibility of writing intelligent essays that are worth reading. Twitter is for twits with short attention spans, self-absorbed idiots who post about every little thing they do, as if we should care, and people who want shallow bite-sized gossip blurbs instead of in-depth information.

And it encourages bad grammar and incorrect spelling with the forced conciseness of the format. Twitter will be the death of literacy.

Facebook's ok if you want to gather names for a petition or play time-wasting games...I guess.

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