When the promo team over at CSNStores.com contacted me about doing a review, I thought long and hard about which product I would like. It's not every day that I do product reviews, and it's certainly not every day that I get to pick the product to review.
I spent an inordinate amount of time on the sight, cookware.com. I contemplated some new pots, or perhaps a cookware set. But I nixed those choices, figuring that until I have my own kitchen, a product like that would only be exciting to my mother. My thoughts turned toward gadgets, as they generally do. But I still couldn't think of a good product to order.
Later that day, as I sat in the local coffee shop with some friends, shmoozing over some cappuccino, I realized what I need to order.
I went home, hurried back to my computer, and checked on Cookware.com. I was astonished to discover their immense selection. If I ever open up a restaurant and find myself in need of a commercial sized coffee machine, I would definitely look for one on cookware.com.
After sifting through the hundreds of coffee makers, finding the cappuccino machines, then sifting through the $700 dollar coppuccino machines, I found what I was looking for. A DeLonghi cappuccino/expresso machine, priced at 39.99. The list price for the machine was somewhere in the seventy dollar range, but I don't know how that compares to other sites.
According to the specified procedure, I posted a preview post, then emailed my contact at csnstores.com with my product number. Within minutes, I received a confimation email from CSN stores, with my order, the shipping information, and of course, the best part; a price reduction to $0.00, by virtue of being an "advertising partner."
As simple as that.
Wednesday afternoon, halfway across the world for a Chanukah party, I get a text from MP: "there is a box here for you." Naturally, I spent the entire party dreaming about cappuccino. When I got home at about 1 in the morning, a time which would drive any sane individual into bed, I tore open the box, and stopped just short of actually making myself a cup of expresso in the middle of the night.
The next morning, I was out of bed extra early. Only to discover coffee isn't included. ;-) One trip to the local coffee-selling shop later, and I was proudly fiddling with steam knobs and mesh filters. And then-
The world's most delicious cup of coffee. Ever. No jokes.
That night, I couldn't eat supper. I'm sure you understand, it was fleishigs. And that would mean no cappuccino for hours. No can do.
Anyhow, just to return to the service and the sight of CSN stores, I was really happy. Obviously, when receiving the product for free, one's standards would be a little lowered. On a whole though, I would definitely shop again at csnstores.com.
So head over there, check out the awesome selection, easy navigation ad great prices at CSN Stores, and if you are a real life friend, what are you waiting for? C'mon over for some cappuccino!