Posted on | August 24, 2010 | 203 Comments |
Update Sept 11th â€“ All the contest entries are posted to this page, the number next to your name will be your entry number.
I was recently contacted by CSN stores to do a promotional giveaway on the blog for my readers and I thought, why not! Iâ€™d love to spread the joy around. CSN stores has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from cookware to cribs to dining room sets and dog beds! They are giving away a $100 gift certificate which can be redeemed at any of their 200+ web sites to one lucky reader.
Since only one person can win the $100, I thought I will throw in a consolation price of my own. I am giving away 4 copies of my absolute favorite cookbook, my Kerala cooking bible â€“ Mrs. K.M.Mathewâ€™s Flavours of the Spice Coast. I have raved about this book many times in this blog before. It is a beautiful book with mouthwatering pictures and a great collection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes. I have tripled my cookbook collection since this post where I declared this book my favorite, but I havenâ€™t found a better one yet.
So, what do you have to do to get the $100 gift certificate or a copy of the most amazing Kerala cookbook? Not much, just Leave a comment on this post and let me know what your favorite recipe on this blog is, before September 12th 2010 . If you have never tried any recipe from here before, have a look around and let me know which recipe you are most likely to try first.
In order to improve your chances at the $100 gift certificate and the book, do one or more of the following.
- Share this post on Facebook and mention in your comment that you have done so, and you will get an extra entry in the giveaway.
- Share this post on Twitter and mention in your comment that you have done so, and you will get yet another entry.
- If you have your own blog, add a link to this post on your blog and let me know through a comment and you will get an additional entry.
How will I select the winners?
- I will add all the email ids from the comments on this post to a spreadsheet.
- If you have done any of the above three actions, your e-mail id will be added multiple times to the spreadsheet, once for each of the items. So if you shared this post on facebook and twitter you will get three entries, if you shared on Facebook you will get two entries. So on and so forth.
- Then I will use a random number generator to select 5 lucky winners from the spreadsheet.
- First person chosen will get the $100 gift certificate from CSN Stores.
- Next 4 will get a copy of the book Flavours of the Spice Coast.
- The contest ends on September 12th, 2010 Midnight, Pacific Standard Time.
- CSN Stores will only ship their products to US and Canada residents. So if you win the giveaway and you donâ€™t reside in either of these countries, you can still get their gift certificate by email and send it to any of your friends or relatives in US or Canada.
- I will ship the books to anywhere in the world. So if you win the $100 gift certificate and you donâ€™t have anyone in US or Canada that you can give it to, you will have an option of opting for the book instead. In that case the gift certificate will go to the second winner in the list.
- All winners will be contacted by e-mail, so please leave a valid e-mail id. The gift certificate is sent by email, but the book winners will need to send me your mailing address so that I can ship the book to you.
So, what are you waiting for? Find your favorite recipe on the site and leave a comment. Also, click on the Share this Post and Tweet this Post links on top of this post to increase your chances. Good luck! Remember, the contest ends on September 12th, 2010 Midnight, Pacific Standard Time.
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