April 18, 2010

CSN Stores Duffle bag Review and Tote Bag Giveaway

UPDATE: Our winner via Random.org is number 42!
Congratulations to Sarah from Ohio!
Thanks everyone for playing in this giveaway. Watch out for more!

I'm a seasoned traveler and with the arrival of Conference Season and my active participation this year, I found myself traveling a lot more. This of course, puts a toll on my old, well-traveled bag which ripped during my last trip to Disney Social Media Mom Conference in February. Sad to say, it's now retired for good.


What perfect timing when CSN Stores asked me to review any of their products. I'm sure you know what I immediately went for! A new travel buddy! I went for the Travel Concepts Sidney 24" Rolling Duffle Bag in Khaki (pictured above) which is quite similar to the one I retired.

What's good about this duffle bag:
  • It is lightweight
  • Compact but with a roomy inside
  • Easy maneuverability provided by it's rollers and collapsible handle
  • Sturdy back construction
  • Perfect size for weekender trips like conferences
The cons:
  • Thinner material compared to my old one
  • Not enough pocket space. Only two main pockets in the front. Nothing inside main compartment
  • Easily topples without a third foot to support it when it's in vertical position.
  • Handles have no lock mechanism
The Verdict:
It's perfect for short trips and weekender getaways. Hardy enough to withstand mild to medium outdoor adventures. I can't wait to see how it fares with my old one :)

What's in it for you?
Because I heart you and I know most of you will be traveling along with me to these conferences, CSN Stores has generously offered to give one lucky reader/follower of Zen MamaVentures a chance to win one of these stylish tote bags that you can flaunt anytime, anywhere!



You want it?! Of course you do!

Here's the rules: 

Mandatory Entry:
  • Follow Zen MamaVentures publicly on Google Friend Connect
  • Leave a comment telling us where you'll use the bag and please indicate which bag you want
Extra Entries: (please leave separate comment for each entry)
  • Subscribe to Zen MamaVentures RSS
  • Follow me on Twitter: @MaricrisG and Tweet about this giveaway : Enter @MaricrisG New Stylish Tote Bag Giveaway! http://bit.ly/dhVSD3
  • Follow me on Facebok 
  • Grab my button and link back to me
  • Become a Fan of Zen MamaVentures on Facebook 
  • Add my Zen MamaVentures to your blogroll
  • Blog about this giveaway (3 entries - leave a link)
  • Subscribe to Zen MamaVentures via email
Deadline: April 26th, 2010 @ 12:00AM EST. You must leave your email address so I can notify you if you win. Winner will be announced no later than Friday, April 30th. Random.org will be used to select winner. Open to US addresses only, 18 years and older. Winner will have 24 hours to response or another winner will be drawn. CSN Store will ship the item to the winner.

Goodluck Everyone!



*CSN Stores has provided the duffle bag for review and sponsored the giveaway.

119 comments:

  1. Luv to win it! Thx much.

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  2. I'm a Google fan. I'd like the Zebra Stripe. I'd use for weekend get-aways with the family.

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  3. follow and i love the zebra print bag
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  4. FB fan brenda h
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  5. follow on twitter and tweeted jemscout425
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  6. I travel a lot for work and think the zebra would be perfect..

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  7. I would like C and I would use it as a carry on for airplane trips to the conferences for sure :)

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  8. I follow your bag and I like the big black dot bag. amypugmire@live.com

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  9. oops for got to tell you where I would use this? I would use it for weekend stays at my familys house. amypugmire@live.com

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  10. follow u on facebook. amy bolda pugmire. amypugmire@live.com

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  11. facebook fan of yours. amy bolda pugmire. amypugmire@live.com

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  12. email subscriber to your blog. amypugmire@live.com

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  13. I follow. I would give bag B to my niece. They were just saying she needed something for short trips.

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  14. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    I LIKE THE STRIPE BAG AND I COULD USE IT ON SOME OF MY OUTINGS

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  15. New blog follower :) I would love the polka dot one, and would use it for weekend trips this summer.

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  16. I would use the bag while traveling (next up, Vegas) and I like the stripe one.

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  17. I became a follower via GFC.
    I'd love to use the Stripe bag for my kid's sports equipment.

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  18. I have subscribed to your feed by email.

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  19. I like the striped bag & I would give this to my niece who is taking her first trip to Disney this summer.

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  21. Fan of Zen MamaVentures on Facebook

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  22. I love the striped bag best.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  23. I am a follower and I love the Big Black Dot bag-I would use it on our next trip to Disney World!!

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  24. I added you on Facebook

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  25. I am subscribed by RSS

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  26. I am subscribed by email

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  27. follow. I like the Big black dot bag.
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  28. I am now following on Google.
    I would love to win: Rockland Tote Bag in Stripe.
    I would take this when I visited family.

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  29. I want Rockland Tote Bag in Zebra - PTB419-ZEBRASKU #: ROK1074 and I will take it on my next trip and I follow

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  30. I want Rockland Tote Bag in Zebra - PTB419-ZEBRASKU #: ROK1074 for my next trip and I follow

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  31. I'm a follower and I like the big black dot one.

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  32. THE ZEBRA BAY
    FOR MY TRIP TO GERMANY

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  33. I am a new devoted follower & the zebra bag rocks!!!

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  34. Lovely. I really like the bright colors!

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  35. Aww, what a great idea!

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  36. I like the Travel Concepts Sidney 24" Rolling Duffle Bag in in blue but I also like it in Khaki like you have. bohindy@gmail.com

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  37. Following via GFC. I like the zebra one best and I'd use it for overnight stays.

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  38. I'm a google friend connect follower
    camper223

    We will be traveling 1200 miles one way to visit family by car so need a bag for a quick change of cloths in case we get to stop overnight along the way.
    With a small bag won't have to lug a big suitcase in and out the whole trip.

    I would be happy with any of them but since I get to pick I chose the Rockland Tote Bag In Zebra


    Thank you so very much for giving me a chance to be a winner
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  39. I Subscribe to Zen MamaVentures RSS
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  40. I just sent a friend request for facebook
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  41. I'm a Fan of Zen MamaVentures on Facebook
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    Thank you so very much for giving me a chance to be a winner
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  42. I Subscribe to Zen MamaVentures via email
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    Thank you so very much for giving me a chance to be a winner
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  43. I follow. I like the c) Rockland Tote Bag in Big Black Dot and I would use it when I visit my parents.

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  44. I am following you on Google Friend Connect :D

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  45. I'll be sure to use the bag when going to school and I'd like the Rockland Tote Bag in Big Black Dot :D

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  47. I've become a friend of yours on Facebook :D

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  48. I am following you on Twitter :D

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  49. I am following via Google FRiends Connect.
    I would love to have the Rockland Stripe bag for carrying to the gym.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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  50. I am subscribed via Google Reader.

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  51. I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

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  52. I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  53. I like the zebra bag, and I would use it on my trips to see my family in Oregon.
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  54. Subscribed to Zen MamaVentures RSS
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  55. facebook fan
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  56. i am an email subscriber
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  57. I followed on google and I would like the Rockland Tote Bag in Stripe.
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  58. I follow your blog as jelaws5

    I would choose the Rockland Tote in stripe and give it to my daughter. She needs one-for overnight travels

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  59. email subscriber

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  60. Sent FB friend request as Julie A Scott Laws

    by the way, excellent review :)

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  61. FB fan of Zen Mama Ventures as Julie A Scott Laws

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  62. feed subscriber through Google Reader

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  63. I'm a public follwer. I would choose the zebra bag and use it for getaways and vacations. Thanks so much!

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  64. I put your button on my blog :)

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  65. I'm a public google follower! Love the bag in Zebra! I would for sure use this for our mini-anniversary weekend celebration in July :)

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  66. I am an e-mail subscriber.

    Nancy
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  67. I'm a public follower via Google Friend: allibrary.

    I'd use this bag when we visit our daughter at college.

    I'd choose the Rockland Tote Bag in Big Black Dot.

    Nancy
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  68. Follow Zen MamaVentures publicly on Google Friend Connect

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  69. I choose bag c. and I would use it on my mothers day trip (if I got it quick enough) otherwise. I would use it on my birthday trip to vegas in august. Woot Woot

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  70. following on twitter and posted here http://twitter.com/amomsrantings/status/12850598420

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  71. Fan of Zen MamaVentures on Facebook

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  72. sent facebook friend request (craftyrefashionista)

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  73. I follow thru GFC! I would love the BIg Black Dot bag! It is gorgeous! Due to my parent's health issues, I spend a lot of time going to their house on the weekends to help out. Perfect size for the weekend! Thanks!

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  74. New Follower and I would love the Zebra Tote!
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  75. Subscribe via google reader
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  76. I follow you on Google Friend

    I will use the bag at the gym

    I'd love the Rockland Tote Bag in Big Black Dot

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  77. I follow you on twitter and I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/contestrobyn/status/12858223996

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  78. I requested your friendship on FB

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  79. Follower, I love the Rockland Tote Bag in Zebra, I would take it to the gym and when I go on vacations, thanks!

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  80. I follow I like the c) Rockland Tote Bag in Big Black Dot, I would use it on weekend vacations with the kids and my hubby thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  81. I am a facebook fan (mrstinareynolds)

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  82. Following, Rockland Tote Bag in Big Black Dot

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  83. GFC and I'd go for the striped

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  84. Follow you GFC. Would like the Black Dot if I won.
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  85. Following you on Twitter and tweeted:


    http://twitter.com/fatmeatloaf1/status/12890633910

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  86. Follow you on GFC and I love the polka dot bag. I would use it on my frequent travel


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  87. subscribe to your feed via google reader


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  88. subscribe to you via email


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  89. follow you on twitter- @bridget3496


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  90. i love b) Rockland Tote Bag in Stripe and i would take this to the beach this summer :)

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  91. http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/12914492999

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  92. friend on facebook Kathy L Pease

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  93. love b) Rockland Tote Bag in Stripe and i would take this to the beach
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  94. c) Rockland Tote Bag in Big Black Dot

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  95. tweet

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  96. I am following you publicly via google connect and I would be using this bag when I 'hit the city' to put my heels in and all that other stuff I need when I go clubbing :D I would like the zebra bag if I win...!

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  97. I'm following you via twitter and I tweeted

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  98. I'm following you on facebook

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  99. I subscribe via email

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  100. I'm following Mama Zen on facebook

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  101. Love the Zebra! :) Will use it for travel blogging. :) Congrats on the iPad. sincerely, macgirl :)

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