Firstly, I just have to say that I won't be doing this kind of giveaway very often but I figured that I honestly loved what was on offer so much that I might as well make someone else happy - sort of a payback to the North Americans for not being able to enter the Anna Maria Horner book giveaway :) I have no idea if anyone will ever approach me again to do this kind of thing but I can promise you that if they do I'll only ever present you with stuff that I'd personally like to win, and I would never ever take a freebie or a payment to host something like this.
Having got the boring disclaimer out of the way - A little while ago CSN approached me to host a wee giveaway for them, and after I had a quick look around their shops I was happy to agree because they have some really lovely stuff! The winner will get a US $60 gift certificate to use in any of their shops (and oh boy do they have a lot!) and you can use it alone or towards something a bit more expensive. Now they only ship within the States and Canada, but that doesn't necessarily preclude the rest of the world if you have a nice friend who lives in North America and who would send the prize on for you. You also need to keep in mind that you need to include potential shipping charges and/or customs or other import duties you might be liable for when considering what you'd like.
So what do you need to do? Well click on over and have a look at their Beds and tell me which one you like best. That's it! Personally I really like the Modus Nevis Espresso bed - we need a new one ourselves and I'm desperate for something with a footboard to keep the blankets from slipping off the end of the bed in the middle of the night! Of course, shipping it to NZ isn't exactly practical...
But you don't have to use your prize on a bed - they have heaps of great bedding there too. Or how about on something at another of their stores like the really neat stuff at All Modern? This is the site that caught my eye when I was checking out their initial email and while I knew I was going to be all virtuous and do the giveaway, I really REALLY wished that I could go for a product review of some of this stuff and get to keep it myself :) How about something from Dwell Studio? Ok, so I'm just living vicariously through one of you I know, but I do like looking at pretty stuff and there's some gorgeous gorgeous textiles and patterns on this site. They have a handy way to limit your search to products within a price range, so you can select $0-60 over on the left sidebar there. Or how about shoes? Ok, so I didn't even look through that store because shoes I can't have would just send me over the edge!
So clicky clicky over to the beds from the first link up there and come back and tell me what you like. I will draw the winner with a random number generator (the internet kind!) on Friday, June 18th at 9am NZ time, which I think is something like 5pm on Thursday the 17th EST. Don't forget to include your email address in the body of your comment or make sure you enter it into the Disqus field with your name etc., that way I see it but it's not publically visible. And for the lucky winner, once you've chosen your prize you have to come back and tell me what it was! Well ok I can't make you do do that, but it would totally make my day!