Review & Giveaway…it’s here!

I was contacted by Ashley with CSN Stores a few weeks ago regarding an opportunity to review one of CSN Stores websites and host a giveaway. I excitedly accepted! I was originally approached to review their dining room furniture site,, but was told I could choose an item from any of their sites within a specific price range (including shipping). I decided I couldn’t be greedy and just get something for myself to review, so I decided to find something I could review and offer as a giveaway. After scouring several of their over 200 stores for a couple days I finally decided on a Pyrex Smart 6 Piece Mixing Bowl Set.
I contacted Ashley, verified that I could receive a set to review and then offer a set for a giveaway to be shipped directly by CSN Stores, and then waited patiently for my bowls. I placed the ‘order’ on Friday, Dec. 4th, and received the package via FedEx Thursday, Dec. 10th. I excitedly opened the box expecting the above set of mixing bowls, and instead found Pyrex Accents 4 Piece Baking Dish Set.
I immediately contacted Ashley, and within 30 minutes she had ironed everything out with the supplier. They shipped the correct order out that same day, AND I got to keep the baking dish set…which was worth 2x what I actually ordered! Talk about customer service!
On Monday, Dec. 21, I received the Pyrex mixing bowl set I originally ordered, and I must say I was probably a little overly excited to be receiving a set of bowls. You gotta admit though…Pyrex anything is worth getting excited over. I received a set of Pyrex mixing bowls for a wedding gift (my first marriage) about 11 years ago…and they are still in great condition. I picked this particular set of bowls (even though I already owned a set of Pyrex) because of the size of the largest mixing bowl and the fact that they came with lids. I am always making a huge mess because I don’t have a large enough mixing bowl. Well, now I do. The largest is a 4 qt. bowl. It’s so big it doesn’t fit in my cabinet good…and I love it!
Overall, I was impressed with the ease of ordering, the huge selection of reasonably priced items, and the customer service I received from CSN Stores. I definitely plan on ordering from them in the future.
On to the giveaway!
Up for grabs is a Pyrex Smart 6 Piece Mixing Bowl Set to be shipped directly to you from CSN Stores. Here is the overview from the site:
Pyrex® glassware is a must have for any serious kitchen. Available in an array of functional shapes and sizes, each individual piece can be used for baking, cooking, microwaving, serving, and storage.
Set include:
32 oz. Bowl with Orange Plastic Cover
48 oz. Bowl with Blue Plastic Cover
80 oz. Bowl with Red Plastic Cover
Pyrex glass is non-porous, so it won’t absorb food odors, food flavors or food stains
Clear glass allows you to watch your food as it cooks
Safe in the oven, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, and dishwasher
To enter (leave a separate comment for each entry):
1. Visit CSN Stores and leave a comment stating which item you’d love as a gift! (1 entry)
2. Follow @jessalexander on Twitter. (1 entry)
3. Post the following as your status in Twitter/Facebook/Myspace. ‘Enter to win a set of Pyrex Mixing Bowls from Life @ 30! Giveaway ends 12pm CST Jan. 9!’ (Be sure to leave a link to your post in your comment!) (1 entry)
4. Subscribe to my blog! (1 entry)
Important notes! This item cannot ship to Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico…sorry for any inconvenience! Giveaway runs from Dec. 23, 2009 – Jan. 9, 2010. I will draw a winner using Winner will be contacted via e-mail and will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address, otherwise a new winner will be drawn. Good Luck!

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