Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My First Giveaway!

The lovely folks over at CSN Stores  (www.csnstores.com) contacted me earlier this week, offering a promotion for this little blog over here.* CSN operates a ton of discount websites, and they said I could go through and pick something out to give away! Anything I wanted (within a certain price limit)! To give to you! For free! I have literally spent the last 5 days trying to pick something out, because there are just way too many great things on their websites. Whether you are looking for bar stools or cookware or toys, or even mailboxes, they have some pretty great discounts. Also, they have free shipping on a LOT of things. Win! They are also sending me a microplane grater to review, which I'm pretty stoked on, since I have never used one and I hear they are "grate" for zesting. Ha. Get it? They're "grate"? I crack myself up.

Anyway, I thought you all would enjoy something from the cookware area of their offerings, and here it is:

Here we have a Le Creuset Stoneware baking dish set! One is 10.5"x7" and the other is 7"x5" - both are "Caribbean," in color, which is slightly brighter in color than the one pictured above. The color is closer to this pot (below), though this is not what I am giving away.
Pretty color, eh? I, personally, am in love. They make the most beautiful and wonderful things, they really do. They're basically the Holy Grail of cooking, as far as I'm concerned (bad analogy, but you know what I mean). I have a few small things, and I would totally want to win these for myself, but I, benevolent being that I am, decided to give them away to you instead. Lucky you!

If you would like to win this fabulous set, please comment with your name and email address so I can contact you if you win. I will use a random number generator to pick the winner on Friday January 22nd.


*Note that I am not receiving any financial compensation for this promotion. I am receiving the microplane in exchange for my review of it, but not for offering the promotional Le Creuset giveaway. I will never EVER EVER write a misleading or dishonest review on this blog (or anywhere) in exchange for goods or services, and I will only promote or support companies whose services I condone. If I do receive a product in exchange for a review, I will disclose that information, as I have done above. Thanks!

71 comments:

  1. Ok, so I actually have that color dutch oven, so you must understand, that baking dish was destined to be mine!

    Great idea, Kim! I love it! You picked the perfect gift! Crossing my fingers!

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  2. Kim, your blog has hit the bigtime, yay for you!

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  3. Oo la la! Do I get an extra entry if I say that I loved your "grate" joke? :)

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  4. Oh Wow Kim, this is exciting! I do love the color and agree 100% with your assessment of Le Creuset products. I don't believe I have used a microplane grater but I look forward to your review of that!

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  5. Thanks all! Don't forget to leave an email address so I know how to contact you! (Or email me at kimskitchensink [at] blogspot [dot] com if you don't want to leave it as a comment).

    There are several regulars to the blog with the same name :)

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  6. Pick me! (I know you have my email address) :-D

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  7. Heck yes! This is awesome! I have a soup pot in that color and it would LOOOVE a new brother or sister!
    jessiegaskell@gmail.com

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  8. Saw this on twitter! Fingers crossed :)

    baby_star_16 [at] hotmail . com

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  9. Oh, enjoy the microplane. Once you try it, you'll never zest with a regular grater again. I like to use mine on hard cheeses, too. Fun!

    bria [at] saltyspoon [dot] com

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  10. I love the color of that pot! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  11. Great idea! I love Le Creuset but not the price tag! :-(

    It's Kate. kate4797 at hotmail dot com

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  12. BTW Kim, try using the microplane to grate garlic instead of mincing it sometime, you might never go back!

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  13. What a great selection and THANK YOU for sharing this with your readers.

    Linda
    scooplinda at gmail dot com

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  14. kim! way to go! i would love to win your first giveaway. :) keep up the good (blogging) work.

    and my email address is very private but if i win, you know where to find me.

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  15. Wowee. Way to go Kim. I have a Le Creuset dutch oven (different color), which I got for my birthday. It's truly worthy of love.

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  16. I think this might be the best first giveaway ever.

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  17. Oh I just bought my first Le Creuset pot and I got carribbean- great match! Want want want!

    Jessica- mujihoshi@yahoo.com

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  18. very nice! i wouldn't mind those...

    mintylewis at gmail dot com

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  19. Awesome! Especially love the color. Congrats on your first giveaway, Kim!!

    prettyswell@gmail.com

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  20. OMG OMG OMG. Count me in!! This really might be the best giveaway ever. :)

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  21. Awesome!! How fun to actually be contacted for a giveaway because of your blog! Congrats Kim!

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  22. Wow - good pick and can't wait to hear how great the grater is, ha!

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  23. I don't need it as you know, but I love the idea :-)

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  24. OMG OMG I want to make you a mac and cheese dinner party in those!

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  25. Oooh, fingers crossed. I love Le Crueset and that *is* a fabulous color. I hope you get to keep one too, Kim! Go Swag!

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  26. Oh wow, I have to enter! susie.cagle at gmail.

    I like those zester Microplanes but I found I like the bigger size better -- more broad uses. I'll be interested to see what you do with yours.

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  27. They are so beautiful! The color is amazing! Thanks!

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  28. Oh! Le Creuset cookware is awesome! LOVE IT! Working on building my collection.
    www.SouthernBreadKitchen.blogspot.com

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  29. How cool!!!!

    patriciafrostnyc[at]gmail[dot]com

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  30. Le Creuset is Le Fab! I have & love their happy cherry-red tea kettle! <3

    ecmesser[at]gmail[dot]com

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  31. you picked my favorite color. thus i enter.

    also, because you are fabulous!

    emilyjaynescott gmail

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  32. Congratulations on your first giveaway!
    Le Creuset stoneware is so pretty -- love it!

    pennycouture(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. This is a wonderful giveaway - I love their products. Thank you for running it : )

    mperkins.273 at gmail

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  34. okay, this is the awesomest giveaway! I would die to win some of the "holy grail of cooking"!
    sheparch at gmail dot com

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  35. The color is beautiful. I would love to own something so colorful. My only bakeware is metal or glass.

    savingforhome at gmail dot com

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  36. Love those items! great blog btw!

    Jess: stylepint.musings@gmail.com

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  37. Oooh, I love these!
    My e-mail is kcf518 at gmail dot com

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  38. thanks for the giveaway!
    bogeygrl [at] gmail [dot] com

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  39. That is a great color, it would really perk up my long winter grey days.

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  40. This is an exact match to my kitchen colors!

    sarah10034 at gmail dot com

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  41. Oh how delightful! I would like to be entered into the raffle!

    Rose in SV

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  42. How cute! I must say, you have great taste! =) If I could, I'd have my whole kitchen like that.

    starznangelz[at]hotmail[dot]come

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  43. Can a Canadian win? My kids are foodies and would love these.

    milum at persona dot ca

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  44. fab color and fab giveaway! love it!

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  45. I was just looking for something like this!

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  46. oh I would love to have a real set of cookery and not something I bought at the supermarket!

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  47. It's so beautiful....I cried a little! I would love to win this :)

    adw7984 at gmail dot com

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  48. These are so pretty! Great choice!

    elizabeth.a.pierce [at] gmail [dot] com

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  49. I need new cookware
    jessica
    silverhartgirl at gmail.com

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  50. such a beautiful color!

    teela.winterson [at] gmail [dot] com

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  51. Would love to add some le creuset to my collection!

    jennifernmackey at hotmail.com

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  52. awesome cookware, and how cool that you are doing a giveaway!

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  53. Count me in for the drawing, you have my email. I won my first prize ever last week (a t-shirt that doesn't fit me) so maybe my contest luck is finally turning around!

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  54. Love this!
    angelapauly at gmail.com

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  55. That's fantastic! :-)
    rachel.hakes at gmail.com

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  56. I love, love LOVE that color blue! This would definitely add a tropical splash to an otherwise dull kitchen! Congrats on your first giveaway and have a wonderful weekend!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  57. I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS. And I love secretly reading your blog. Miss you Kim. - ashley sawyer, from TFT sawyer.ashley@gmail.com

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  58. Wonderful giveaway. The colour is fantastic!!!

    leighanne33 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  59. ooooh pick me! haha this is so cool! your blog is so famous now! also, let's hang out soon? please? :)

    -cc

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  60. Oh my gosh I'd love to win this!!! Email is: jdeguzman0930 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  61. Katherine want! Email: katherinek123 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  62. I love this cookware set! Email: bubalou88 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  63. I would absolutely love to win this! I have been dying for one!!

    avriez (at) gmail

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  64. What an awesome prize! I would love to enter.

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