Tuesday, July 27, 2010

CSN $100 Giveaway!!

I’m off to Las Vegas this morning. Please don’t have a pity party for me as I play blackjack in my bikini by the pool with a cold Heineken in hand. I’d much rather be in a cubicle trying to breathe life into my pointless day. But, alas, Steve Wynn summons me as he does every few months. I can’t let the man down.

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But, before I go…giveaway time, my friends! I can’t help it if I like giveaways. I think they’re fun. I think they reek of possibility and hopefulness and optimism. The chance to get something free!

I’ve said it and I’ll say it again. I like free things so much that if there are condoms or tampons for use/taking in a public bathroom I will shove my pockets full. And, I don’t use either one. For God’s sake people, they are free and not to be denied! One day my daughter will get her period and she will need a tampon. Hopefully not a condom because she will be a virgin until she gets married when she is 28.

In a past life I volunteered at the Richmond AIDS Ministry. As a part of the whole AIDS epidemic there were colored and flavored condoms by the thousands offered up in baskets in the girls’ room. I stuffed my purse full. I was volunteering my time and this was my payoff. I’m pretty sure I never used even one of them. I probably broke open the packs just to see what they smelled like. Mmmm….cherry. That was during my immature days.

I know this giveaway has made it’s way around the blog world, but I’m here to offer it up again.

$100 gift certificate to CSN Stores!

CSN Stores has over 200 specialized online stores featuring a variety of home goods such as furniture, home decor, house wares, fitness equipment, shoes, bags and luggage. Plus, they provide free shipping and returns.  CSN even has dutch ovens (and I’m not talking about the kind where you are suffocated under the covers by your significant other’s gas – who would want to buy that anyway when you can get it for free any night of the week?).

We’re talking the real deal, like this Rachael Ray Cast Iron 7-Quart Round Dutch Oven:

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Personally, my favorite item offered by CSN is this toilet:

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It may be $2,100, but it would be worth every penny because: the lid opens and closes automatically. The toilet flushes when a sensor is activated. The best part? There is front and rear warm water washing, automatic air drying and deodorizing.

Ahhh…imagine coming back from a long run or bike ride and getting your ass rinsed with warm water, dried and then deodorized! Fresh as a flower!

Want $100 in CSN bucks? Do this (a comment for each):

  1. Go to CSN and browse around. Let me know what you might get - +1 entry
  2. Write about this giveaway on your blog - +1 entry
  3. “Like” CSN Stores on FB – + 1 entry
  4. Post this giveaway on your FB page – + 1 entry
  5. Become a follower of my blog if you’re not already.

Good luck! Giveaway ends Tuesday, August 2nd.

The fine print:

  • CSN Stores provided this giveaway. I did not pay anything for it.
  • Contest only open to US and Canadian residents
  • The winner will be chosen at random by Random.org
  • Check back August 2 to see if you won!
  • If I don’t hear back from the winner within 2 days after posting that they’ve won, I’ll Random.org another name

Thanks for playing and good luck!

227 comments:

  1. I would love some of the home decor stuff or sheets. We just bought a new house and are painting rooms... and went from a one bedroom apartment to a much bigger house... so we need some stuff to fill in the blanks!

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  2. I would get a double burner griddle to make "mancakes" for my sons. That my friends, is a really large pancake that little boys love!!!

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  3. I'm definitely a follower!!

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  4. I would go for some bed sheets and a comforter :)

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  5. Will post on my blog right now...

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  6. I'd get some Kettlebell weight if I win.

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  7. I would get the Kitchen Aid! Why bake the old fashion way when a beautiful, red (yes, Red) appliance does the hard work with the good ingredients?! Exactly.

    have fun in Vegas!

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  8. I really want a new food processor. Mine is tiny and I'm not much of a patient person when I need to process tiny batches of food.

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  9. I put your giveaway up on my blog.

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  10. I really like the Litesource art glass lamp, but then again, I'd probably get something to spruce up my dauughter's room. It's very sparsely done right now since we just moved and had to leave everything behind to go where Uncle Sam wanted. She'd love a pretty picture for her wall!

    quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

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  11. I would def get a new coffee maker...a programable one..

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  12. Stamina Versa Bell II Dumbbells to do some strength training at home... and maybe a medicine ball if there would be any card left over.

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  13. Is it bad that my first thought was to get the treadmill? Is it bad that I'm a runner and don't even own a treadmill?

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  14. So glad to find your blog, you're hilarious! I'd get a Go Gaga bag, been wanting one for a while now.

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  15. I'm a follower!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  16. I have been wanting a new set of bedding for my bedroom and I really like the The Well Dressed Bed Esperanto 9 Piece Duvet Cover Set. I might put it towards that set.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  17. I am a follower of your blog.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  18. Have a great time in Vegas!

    I want some new bedding... perhaps this set?

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  19. I would want to get this really cute circus tent for my son's 2nd birthday in September. It is a circus themed party and this tent would be perfect for putting his gifts in etc.

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  20. I actually need a new bike, so I might put it towards this: Victory Vision Road Bicycle with Optional Helmet - 70326

    It is probably a cheapo but it would be a bike ;)

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  21. I linked to your giveaway on the side bar of my blog.

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  22. I really need a new comforter or duvet set. I might put it towards that. Or a cool pair of boots.

    Have fun in Vegas!

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  23. No interest in the giveaway, but do have some big fun in Vegas!

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  24. I'd like to get the Britax Blink Stroller.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  25. I like CSN Stores on facebook (Mary Happymommy)

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  26. I'm a new follower of your blog.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  27. Oohh.. I would really like that dutch oven.. I don't have one and think I need one.

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  28. I'm going to be refurnishing a house soon so anything would come in handy! I'm leaning towards cooking gadgets! :)

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  29. I'm already a follower of your blog! :)

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  30. Definitely the kitchen aid for me! I'm registered for it, but doubt anyone will be getting it for us...

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  31. Good luck at that blackjack table - sounds like fun!

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  32. I would love a new crock pot because mine is super small and I would love to buy my niece a corelle doll
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  33. I posted the giveaway on FB.

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  34. I really need some new sheets as ours have holes in them and you can actually see the mattress through them.

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  35. I like CSN on facebook
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  36. I am a follower...I enjoy your blog poop and all! :O)

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  37. I would get a handheld vacuum to suck up the pet hair that our kitty leaves everywhere....

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  38. I would probably go with shoes... A girl can never have too many shoes =)

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  39. Ah, I need some LV heat! Have a blast!

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  40. VEGAS???jealous!!
    I like the fine print of the giveaway;-)

    and I want new wine glasses;-)

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  41. Posted on my blog:
    http://countdownto13.blogspot.com/

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  42. I think I would put the $$ towards new bedding :)

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  43. Posted on my Facebook page too. Have a good Tuesday!

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  44. I would probably use the $100 towards a stroller/car seat, as we are having our first baby this December.

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  45. I would buy a cast iron skillet and a new toaster because my poor toaster is on its last leg.

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  46. I'd get a new waffle iron. Been waffle-less too long. Mmmmmm .... waffles.

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  47. Linked to the giveaway in my blog sidebar.

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  48. ooo....I'd buy a big boy beadspread for Little Feller. He still has hippos and stuff on his and I think its starting to bum him out. Enjoy the heat in LV

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  49. would love to get my daughter a step 2 waterwheel table for her birthday

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  50. I like csn stores on fb

    katrina t

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  51. Mmm Vegas, jealous!

    As for CSN, I'd buy a couple of pet beds I think!

    Will link to your giveaway when I update my blog tonight.

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  52. ooooo!!! Pick me!!!!

    If i were a winner, which i am, but if i won, i would pick out a new bag or purse or a new pair of shoes... or something cute for the apartment! :)

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  53. I just emailed my friends who aren't losers and told them to follow on FB. ;) but seriously, I did. They do whatever I ask for giveaways. ;)

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  54. I'm in the process of giving my house a little bit of a facelift, so I'm sure I could find something cool in their home decor!

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  55. CSN may be making it's way around the blogosphere, but you got the grand-daddy of the giveaways from them! I'd get a suitcase, b/c we need one around here for our Australia trip!

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  56. i'd want a suitcase because i've been traveling a lot and hate asking sibs and other ppl for one!

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  57. I would like to get a Rachael Ray 10 piece cookware set in chocolate color.
    Crystal816{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  58. I follow your blog.
    Crystal816{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  59. Im a follower and sometimes a leader

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  60. I am a fan of CSN on facebook.

    Crystal816{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  61. I would put the gift card toward a new comforter and some soft sheets! Great Giveaway!!!

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  62. Non-stick cookware would pretty much change my life. Pick me! Pick me!

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  63. ooh hmm what do I want so its a toss up between a doggy life vest for my puppies, a bunch of different sized weights for my exercise room (in progress) or pretty much anything and everything from the bakeware utensils& pastry tools section

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  64. I really want a waffle maker and maybe some new sheets too.

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  65. I posted a link on my blog!

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  66. I would get my hubby a new skillet to cook all of his delish dishes, or maybe a new canister set.

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  67. i might get this square skillet grill http://www.csnstores.com/Le-Creuset-L2021-2617-LEC1148.html

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  68. i'm a fan of csn stores on facebook

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  69. Wouldn't it be good to have a remote-controlled toilet? You could get it to roll along behind during every run and you'd never be caught short. Does CSN have one of those?

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  70. I would get a medicine ball, some dvds, or maybe a body head harness because it looks really freaky.

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  71. hahaha that toilet is kinda awsome! One can dream^^

    But i would probably get a new Heys carry-on! i really need a new one and they have so many adorable one!

    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

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  72. That toilet would be an oasis on a trail run with Dean, I bet!

    I'm redecorating my boys' bedrooms over the next few weeks. That card could easily be spent on bedding - or new towels to keep Momma happy too:)

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  73. And, I'm linking this to my blog.

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

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  75. I think I would get an espresso maker.

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  76. I think I would go for some new bedding!

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  77. Linking the giveaway on my sidebar

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  78. If I won I'd get the Original Dr. Scholl's Makeup shoes in Blue. They look comfy yet still very stylish!

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  79. I “LIKE” CSN Stores on Facebook! ID: Lynda Castillo

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  80. I’m following you publicly via GFC. ID: lyndadawinda1074

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  82. I blogged about this giveaway and posted here:
    http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/2010/07/csn-stores-gift-certificate-giveaway_27.html

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  83. I would definitely get the City Scene Bamboo Celedon shower curtain, but there is so much more I could also get!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  84. Vegas again?? Man, I'm jealous!

    I'm a follower of your blog!

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  85. I would use the fundage to get some new stuff for my daughter's room...she's about ready to switch to a "big girl bed" and we'll need to get her sheets and stuff. (For some reason, she wants sheets...who knew?)

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  86. Hmm, I can always use some new cookware...

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  87. If I were the lucky winner I would definitely get the Rachael Ray Hard anodized cookware.

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  88. I want bookoo exercise equipment...especially since I'm not running for awhile, I need it!!

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  89. I like CSN on Facebook (Cheryl HeartnSoulmom)

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  90. Posted this one my facebook wall.

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  91. I follow your blog via Google Friends Connect.

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  92. oooh, another csn giveaway!! i'd like a blender. i'd also like some new fancy sheets. and some camping chairs.

    good luck at vegas! win big!

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  93. I am a follower. Where are the bikini gambling pics?

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  94. I also browsed the site and, weird as it is, would probably get some of the home decor crazy vase things, just to have a place to hide Easter Eggs. I would probably make up a story about how i got them, too.

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  95. I'd get a new muslin blanket for my niece. She's due so soon! I can't wait!

    kikisescapades(at)gmail(dot)com

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  96. "Liked" CSN on FB
    kikisescapades(at)gmail(dot)com

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  97. I'm a new blog follower via Google
    kikisescapades(at)gmail(dot)com

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  98. I'd want one of their Front Bike Pet Carrier (Snoozer) for my little dog! That way we can go on bike rides together :)

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  99. I'd be getting a new laptop bag - the selection is incredible!

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  100. I'm a follower!!! Baaa! (like a sheep)

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  101. I really, really, really, really want a vitamix - I keep entering all these CSN giveaways hoping for one!

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  102. i would love to have their sharp stainless steel countertop microwave
    ohhhfire@hotmail.com

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  103. i am a facebook fan of csn
    jenn giannetto
    ohhhfire@hotmail.com

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  104. i am a google friend connect follower
    ohhhfire@hotmail.com

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  105. Linked to your give-away in my blog entry!

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  106. I need to win this one!

    I am in desperate need of new running shoes and lucky for me CSN carries Aetrex running shoes! I like Aetrex!

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  107. I would get the emile henry pink pie dish and the cloud b twilight sea turtle! :)

    dreamzz12{at]aol{dot]com

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  108. blogged!

    http://deegee13.xanga.com/730835917/shut-up-and-run-blog-giveaway/

    dreamzz12{at}aol{dot]com

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  109. I follow csn on fb as Dee G.

    dreamzz12{at}aol{dot]com

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  110. I follow your blog via gfc as DG

    dreamzz12{at}aol{dot]com

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  111. dreamzz12{at}aol{dot]com

    posted on facebook

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1449584700&v=wall&story_fbid=146873158658204&ref=mf

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  112. So much to choose from, but anything for the kitchen would be great right now

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  113. I'd totally buy a gym bag.

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  114. I'd get the Lipper International 25" W Desk with Chalkboard Top & Chair in Pecan - 554P

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  115. I would get a food processor. Mine sucks.

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  116. I would probably get a lamp! I need a lamp.

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  117. I would probably buy something for our new house - maybe some curtains? or maybe something for the patio....

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  118. and also posted on my blog.

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  119. I would love to get a new bed set doe the master bedroom- thanks

    emsfsemsfs (at) gmail (dot) com

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  120. I would probably buy some weights.... need to start doing some of that instead of just running!

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  121. Wrote about this giveaway on my blog, 26.2 Quest, last night.

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  122. I'd get this Le Creuset casserole: http://www.csnstores.com/Le-Creuset-PG1357-2367-LEC1282.html

    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

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  123. Liked CSN on facebook as Suburb Sanity.

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  124. Posted on my FB page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000865341565&v=wall&story_fbid=146001938750202

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  125. I'd love to get the party grill
    msboatgal at aol.com

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