Countdown to a Non-Black Friday: CSN Stores Review

Black Friday is upon us, and though I know that some of you will brave the elements and crowds in the wee morning hours this coming Friday, I will be thinking of you while staying in the comfort of my own bed.  I have only participated or indulged in the legendary Black Friday once, only to return sorely disappointed and a bit battered and bruised.  The prices are good, true, but I can find the same prices (if not better!) in the comfort of my own living room. Sipping hot chocolate.  In my pajamas and slippers. While watching a movie or listening to Christmas music.  At a reasonable hour.  You see, I shop online.  I call it Non-Black Friday.  No crowds, no early mornings, no driving, no pushing and pulling, no searching for parking spots, no walking, no stress.

One great place to shop for all your holiday needs is CSN Stores.  With over 200 online stores and over 2 million top quality products from all over the world, many of which have free shipping, how can you resist?  They have everything you need to get ready for the season, so you’ll surely find something for everyone on your list, including yourself.

From sleds, heaters, insulated dog homes, towels, dinner table lighting, extra pots, towel warmers, extra beds, travel gear, and dog booster seats, you will be completely prepared this season for traveling, receiving guests, staying warm and playing outdoors in the so-called elements that I like to avoid.

Did you know you can browse for gifts by personality type?  CSN Stores even offers a wish list option to make it foolproof to shop for your loved ones.  And for the indecisive ones, gift certificates are always available.  (Be sure to check out their Daily Deals as well.)

Looking for something in particular?  Perhaps holiday decorationsToys?  CSN Stores makes it easy to find.  Search the desired term, then narrow each selection by category, specific price ranges, rating, brand, age, gender, where it ships to or how fast it ships.

Aside from free shipping on the majority of their wide selection, they have a PayPal payment option, which means I can complete my order without having to get up from the couch to get my credit card.  I know, I’m lazy and I love it!

But that’s not all.  My favorite part is their price matching.  In the rare occasion that you see the same product offered elsewhere online for a lower price, contact their Customer Service Department, where you will never wait on hold,  and they will get you a better deal nearly every time.

As a first-time shopper with CSN Stores, I decided to buy some wooden educational toys for our pseudo-Montessori homeschool as Christmas presents.  (Did you know they have over  10,000 toys?)  But since I can never keep presents a secret for long, I gave the kids one of the toys to keep me a little less anxious about revealing the other 2 toys. What did I choose?

A Melissa and Doug Shape Sorting Cube (regularly $19 on sale for $12)

Guidecraft Nesting and Sorting Cubes ($15.12 on sale from $18)

Guidecraft Stacking Rainbow Pyramid ($16.80 from $20)

I let the kids open my favorite, the pyramid.

It’s the coolest toy ever, even the preschool we took it to to test it out agreed.

Stack them in various ways, nest them inside one another, put two together to make a different color (a great way to learn about color mixing) or just be plain silly with them!

Here is my son demonstrating one of the creations you can make, though his favorite is not stacking but designing a face.

So this Thursday night when you are thinking about setting your alarm for that early morning wke-up, don’t.  Put it down and sleep in, knowing you can get a fabulous deal online at CSN Stores.  Join me in a Non-Black Friday this year.  Happy un-Shopping!

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