Monday, November 29, 2010

CSN Giveaway - It's Finally Here!

Giveaway is now closed, sorry!  See who won over here!

Just in time for Cyber Monday (well, not really since the winner won't be announced until Saturday - giveaway closes Friday), I'm happy to announce that we have a sponsored giveaway!

Up for grabs is a $55 gift card from CSN, which is comprised of over 200 online stores.  I was told my first link had to be about barstools, but let's face it...I'm way more excited about the cookware site. 

In particular, this might be arriving on my doorstep soon, since I need something like it to make cheese straws (recipe to come) for the party in a couple weeks.

Anyway, moving on.  How do you enter to win?

1. Get one entry for commenting on this post (for this one time only, you can comment on facebook too, but it'd make my life easier if you'd comment on the blog).  One comment per person please, and make sure to leave some means of contacting you (email, home address and social security number, etc.  Kidding about the SSN, please don't leave that.) Bonus karma points if you post something interesting (like what you'd buy or what you'd make with what you'd buy)!

2. Get a second entry for following the blog, here or on facebook.  If you already follow, you're already entered!

3. Get a bonus entry for every day you join my cooking challenge this week AND post a picture to prove it!  It's Switzerland week, which means fondue and chocolate, folks!  Easy peasy!  Post the picture on your favorite photo sharing site and post a link as a comment on THIS post. You don't need to follow the recipes I pick, so long as they're genuinely Swiss and homemade.

4. Get an additional entry for following xcountrieskitch on twitter.  I get an email for every new follower, so if you already follow me there, DM me and I'll add you to the list.

So that's it!  Including today, that gives you 8 total opportunities to win!

The Switzerland weekly menu post is coming...just gotta catch up on some emails first.


  1. I want a gift card.
    I could totally use a new food processor.

  2. I would love to win this! I would defintely buy some new home decor. CSN is great for that! Maybe a couple of throw pillows or some wall art.

  3. I follow your blog as AubreyLaine on Blogger.

  4. I follow you on Twitter as AubreyFick.

  5. Excellent effort working in the link to barstools first! (Did you think I wouldn't notice?-)

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

  7. I would love to put it towards trunki. I think it is super cute luggage that my daughter could use during all the small trips we will be taking next year.

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

  8. I want kitchen stuff!

    There, does that help?-)

  9. maybe i could use it for a chef's apron for the boy ;)

  10. With seven household members and a total of about 500 shared and individual hobbies / interests, deciding how to use $55 online will only be a matter of figuring out who has earned it the most.

  11. I would use the gift card to buy a food mill for baby. Now that she is just about ready to eat solid foods, I've decided to try to make all of her food (or at least as much as possible). That jarred baby food is expensive! And fresh is healthier.

  12. 1. I would probably invest in a pressure canner. Or awesome bakeware. Or barstools ;)

    2. I follow CrossCountryKitchens's RSS on Google Reader. Does that count?

    4. I follow ya on Twitter, although I use it more as an RSS and don't tweet myself much.

    and I'm pretty sure you can get in touch with me without posting my email here in plaintext for the spambots.

  13. I'd love some new pans, bakeware and maybe a new Pizzelle maker.
    I have a slovenian dessert recipe for you that we make at christmas if you do a week for that country/area. :)
    Also, any suggestions on what to do with zuchinni?
    -Elizabeth (find me on Facebook)

  14. I would love to win this! I would buy A corelle doll for my Delilah!

  15. GFC follower

  16. follow you on twitter@meeyeehere