Tuesday, August 10, 2010

CSN Review and Giveaway!

I was recently given the opportunity to do another review and giveaway with CSN Stores. I have to say that the I was hesitant the first time I did this but I have found them to be a great site to work with! I have nothing but positive things to say about their selection and the ease of use of the sites. I could spend all day browsing through the vast number of items!


After about a day of browsing I finally decided to use my $30 credit for this 7 QT Hamilton Beach Slower Cooker. My old slow cooker was about half this size and the knob had broken off making it impossible to tell whether you were cooking on high or low....which is a problem lol.

I will admit to having no idea how big this was really going to be. I had it in my head that it would be slightly bigger than our other crockpot but man....this sucker is HUGE! I can feed an army :D You can get two racks of ribs in there or two giant roasts. I have been cooking up a storm and freezing the leftovers for easy weeknight meals. I've also made the world's largest batch of chili by request of the Kidlet.

I highly recommend this slow cooker, it works amazingly well AND clean up is a breeze! The only thing that I found sad was that the booklet of recipes did not come in English at all. I believe there was French, Spanish, and Chinese. But no English. Not a huge deal but I do enjoy the recipes that come along with a product so it would have been nice to be able to read them without getting out one of our foreign language dictionaries.

And now for the best part, you can have fun shopping too! CSN has graciously agreed to give away a $30 gift credit to one of my readers!

*Giveaway Rules* -  You must complete the mandatory entry before any of the optional entries. If your email is not visible on your Blogger profile, please be sure to leave it in the comments!

Mandatory entry:
Tell me what you want to use your $30 credit for!

Optional Entries:
1. Follow my blog (publicly)
2. Blog about this contest (with a link to my blog) and post a link to your blog in the comments here (3 entries, leave 3 different comments saying you've blogged w/link)
3.Tweet about this giveaway and provide a link to your tweet

The winner will be selected on 8/17 via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to my email. Thanks!

Disclosure: I was given a $30 credit to CSN stores to facilitate my review. No other compensation was given and the views expressed above are entirely my own.

35 comments:

  1. I would buy my kiddos the choo choo train play tent.

    mrs.manley@gmail.com

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  2. I follow with GFC.

    mrs.manley@gmail.com

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  3. I'd use it toward a guidecraft kitchen helper. Thanks for the chance!

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  4. I would love to get my daughter a step 2 waterwheel table for her birthday!

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  5. I'd have to spend my $30 on dinnerware - I have a little bit of an obsession :P

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  6. I also follow Bento Kidlet publicly with GFC :)

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  7. I would put the money towards a five hearted waffle iron. :)

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  8. I'd put it towards a Kitchenaide Stand Mixer!!

    kikisescapades(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  9. I have been thinking of a gift for my niece and I like the Elite Products Single Round Bean Bag. It is perfect for a 6 yr old.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  10. I would buy a blender so I could make smoothies!! Yummy!
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  11. I would get a new lamp.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  12. I'd use it towards a timbuk2 bag!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  13. I'd like the Picnic Time Activo Cooler PicnicTote

    nblexp at gmail dot com

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  14. I would use it towards a Ms. Bento lunch system, or curtains for my bedroom.

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  15. I would put it towards a kitchenaid mixer!!

    Shea B
    Baby_7_7@hotmail.com

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  16. I would definitely get myself some new cookie sheets, and a pie tin. My cookie sheets are a DISGRACE, and, in a weird twist of confusion, I don't own a pie tin (I make pie in a casserole dish!)

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  17. i follow you on GFC

    nblexp at gmail dot com

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  18. I'd use it to get a Water Bath Canner.

    Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. I follow your blog.

    Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. I am very interested in that there crockpot you have. I have one, but it's little and only makes enough for 4 I think. I'd also like one that has 2 inserts (2 dishes) inside it so you can make 2 kinds of soup or a main dish and a side dish. So it would be a hard choice.

    contact(dot)thebooklady(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I'm following you on GFC. Tina Peterson

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  22. http://twitter.com/familyliteracy/status/21281243178

    I'm following you on twitter as: @familyliteracy

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  23. I would most likely buy a boardgame or put it towards a tricycle for my sons 3'rd birthday that is coming up


    giveawaymommy at yahoo.com

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  24. I could use an oven thermometer! http://www.csnstores.com/Taylor-503-TYR1008.html

    speechforme at gmail

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  25. I follow on GFC

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  26. tweet: http://twitter.com/speech_hero/status/21723108418

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