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Once again, I have a little prize to raffle-off to my readers. This time, the contest is sponsored by the kind people at CSN Stores. The prize is store credit to purchase an item worth up to $50, from any CSN store. They got a lot of cool stuff - from mattress to stroller to rugs to cool things for your house. They have an impressive selection. So, while $50 can hardly be defined as a shopping spree, you can call this a shopping spr. :-)
What do you have to do to win the prize?
Very simple. My readers know that my wife (who shall hence forth be known on this blog as "Alpaca") and I have been looking to buy our first house. In fact, (this week we put down our first offer on a house). To participate in the contest you need to leave a comment on this post with a (hopefully) useful piece of advice for Alpaca and me. What are the most important things for us to consider in searching for and buying our first house?
No need for literature, just a small, little piece of advice will do.
Want to earn an extra entry into the contest? Link to this post from your own blog or website.
So. Here are the rules:
One comment per reader. No limit on the number of entries you can get through external links.
Contest only open to residents of the lower 48 US states. Sorry international readers, you can't get in on this one. Obviously "void where prohibited" is something I gotta say. There will be only one winner.
The contest will continue until 5 PM Pacific time on Friday, August 28. The winner will be determined by a random drawing and will be announced by Monday, August 31.
When you leave a comment or link, you need to make sure I am able to contact you. Best way is to leave your e-mail in a similar format to this shadox1 [at] gmail com or something similar. Should be good enough to defeat spammers. The winner must then contact me within 3 days. If the winner does not contact me, I will select and announce a new winner.
In my last contest, there were only about a dozen valid entries, so it looks like anyone who enters may have a good chance to win. Looking forward to reading your advice.