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$60 CSN Stores Giveaway!

Every time we get ready to leave the United States again, we wind up buying or replacing gear.  In the last week, we've bought sleeping bags for our Africa overland expedition and replaced both of our sandals because the soles were worn through.  This is where CSN Stores comes into play because they sell everything , from luggage to furniture to pet toys to fitness equipment to cookware to baby supplies.  And, the best part, CSN Stores is giving one lucky reader a $60 gift certificate to use in any of their stores .  Woohoo!

Here are a couple of things that caught my eye while I was leisurely wasting my time by looking at all sorts of things I don't need scrolling through their site.

Luggage tag

World travel clock
Lewis N Clark pill case Individual French press
Dog bowl Miniature food processor
Isn't that luggage tag just gorgeous?  The idea behind that travel clock ---- you can adjust it to the time of 24 international cities by turning the dial --- is brilliant and the Lewis N Clark pill case is one of my favorite travel items.  I'm not a coffee drinker but, if I was, I would definitely want one of these individual french presses to make that perfect cup of joe anywhere I go.  If I still had a house, I would totally replace Chewy's and Abby's unattractive plastic food mats with this sleek food bowl and I think I'm going to succumb to buying one of these miniature food processors before we leave for Europe.

How to enter: Just pop over to CSN Stores and pick any item that you would like to buy (and, it doesn't have to be travel or food related or whatever . . .  pick anything you want).  Come back over here and leave a comment below letting me know what you would purchase with the gift certificate.

* Unfortunately, this giveaway is limited to residents of the United States and Canada.  International folks, sorry.  :(

How to get more entries:

  • Follow us on Twitter ( @theroadforks ) and tweet the giveaway link with a copy to my Twitter address.  You can tweet this giveaway once per day and each tweet will count as a separate entry.
  • Become a follower of The Road Forks Facebook page and hit the Like button on this post.  [Please do not comment on the CSN Stores Facebook page because that violates Facebook policies.]

This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on August 13, 2010 (yep, that's Friday the 13th.)  The winner will be randomly chosen.  If you win, you can purchase an item for $60 or use that money toward a more expensive item.  Believe me, the tough part here is going to be picking just one thing.

Easy peasy, right?  It's almost like I'm giving this money away . . . .