Thursday, March 1, 2012

Crate & Barrel's Pick Your Page, Sweepstakes Give Away + a Shop Card Giveaway for 1 lucky reader....






When I was a few minutes post college, living in a 2 bedroom, Lincoln Park flat with 5 room mates eating peanut butter  or oatmeal for every meal and sleeping in the living room, on a futon mattress (which I had to roll up and shove to the side every morning) My disassociating 'dolls' of choice, were home decor catalogs.


I'm talking pharmaceutical grade, glossy, slick images. two page spreads, perfectly styled making anyone browsing, feel as though they could crawl into the vignette and start mixing cocktails at their 'ebony' finished bar, or laying around reading the paper in bed with your dog on beautiful linens or cooking up dinner with chic and fabulous friends using matching dishes! With coordinating cutlery!


So smitten was I, I actual interviewed for a job in C&B's table top division. But because I was a lazy-assed 21 year old who still  believed that weekends were for sleeping in and hanging out looking cute at Oak St. beach, I declined the job offer. ("who'd want to work retail hours? I need a tan. Cute NWestern guys, blah blah balh" pleh. If only I could sit her down and give her a stern talking to. )



Back then, there were not a lot of these, but Crate & Barrel was always there to fix my jonez. There, sitting under an open window in the heat of a sweltering Chicago night, airless save for the occasional wind from the passing Ravenswood El,  I lived vicariously via the glossy pages spread across my lap. This would be my future . If I could dream, it could be.


And from my lips to Crate & Barrel's ears. (or at least I'd like to think so) Starting today, C&B is offering One Grand Prize winner an entire room from their Spring Inspiration Catalog. An ENTIRE ROOM! Do you hear me, 20 something year old, self, sitting in your first apartment? $15,000 in product and shop card. Can you imagine the day that delivery truck drives up? Big Box Party!
Here's the bonus, They're going to give TEN runners-up, a $500 Crate and Barrel Shop Card. AND you can enter once a day, every day. Now through April 4 2012 for more info go here: www.crateandbarrel.com/Sweeps.

WAIT. That's not all. Because Crate & Barrel has long since forgiven me for making such the stupid mistake of not accepting their position because meeting boys and going to Wrigley Field was far more important at the time ( I think I did them a favor)  

They're generously offering one of my readers a $250.00 Shop Card. Here's what you have to do:
  1. leave a comment w/ email
  2. tweet this give-away (the more you do, the more entries you'll have)
  3. friend beachbungalow8 on facebook

You'll have until April 5th, 2012 to do this as well (and I'll be popping in here to remind you).


ok,  go, now,  to the Crate & Barrel website to enter in the Pick Your Page Sweepstakes. 

40 comments:

Emilia Jane said...

Yay! Oh this is perfect. I was just shopping at C&B yesterday and am dying over their loveseats. My email is hi@emiliajanephoto.com and I just tweeted this contest from @emjscho :-D XXOO!!

Sara L. said...

Awesome, Megan. Me needs me some new stash for the whole place, but I will be just fine with one room. Thanks!

Global Finds said...

So excited for the give away, thank you for alerting us! I have had my eye on some of their counter stools and have just looked at their new spring line and now have a tone of things on my wish list!
Meredith

Bonnie said...

LOVE Crate and Barrel!!!!
marjor@aol.com

RKO said...

What perfect timing. I am trying to decorate a new apartment for my in-laws who are moving to town!

KatieB said...

In the process of buying a new home in Manhattan Beach and would LOVE to buy some new Crate & Barrel items once we move in! Thanks for the opportunity.

Katie
katiebethea@yahoo.com

Barb said...

ohhhhh... crate and barrel...how to pick just one page??

Richie Designs said...

holy shiz balls - sign me up
you've got my digits

richele

Katie said...

Oh please pick me! :-)

Katie said...

Ooh please pick me! I am one of those broke 20- somethings!

Karena said...

Crate and Barrel is practically across the street from me. I love to go in; ooh and ahh ...I mean browse!
xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Claire said...

oh man, this is awesome! I'm jonesing to finish re-doing my bedroom!

Everything Coastal said...

Wow! I am entering, commenting and posting for you! Not sure yet what room I need to have re-designed, but I was drooling over all of the beautiful spring dinnerware last week, and the wine glasses, and the flatware. Oh, and I need their cute tiny wine frig - we do live on the edge of wine country....

caron@caronsbeachhouse.com

Caron

Victoria said...

Oooohhhhh how exciting! We are just looking to buy a new home and would love some new C&B stuff to fill it.

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I would love this! C&B is the best! marvapril@aol.com

American Gypsy said...

wow!! are you kidding me, what a fab giveaway! thanks for sharing the gift card and thx for the heads up on their big promo.

gracias!

xoxojess

jessicagraeve@gmail.com

kandy said...

So excited for the give away.Your inspiration room for your new place is one of my favourites, too. I love the mix of materials and styles.

chedeb5353 said...

Great giveaway!chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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Kelly said...

I freaking love this stuff. So exciting!

Krista said...

Oh, this is so exciting!

Ann said...

just got married and would love to start the new life with new furniture!!

Ann said...

just got married and would love some new furniture to go along with the new life!

emcSquared said...

I would LOVE to win! Thank you, Megan! em9499 at gmail dot com

ArchitectDesign™ said...

oh wow - what a great (and major) giveaway! I'm going to C&B NOW! Love so many of their stuff (so much of my apartment is from c&b)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance! --Tiff

balloonsstreamers @ yahoo.com

Anastasia said...

I can win this. I can win this. My mantra for the next month!
stacikkokalias@gmail.com

Katie said...

seriously?! we move into a new house next month and this would be amazing!

katiehren@hotmail.com

Allison M. said...

awesome! thanks for the opportunity! love your blog! *allison
ametz12@hotmail.com

Rachel said...

Holy wut this is amazing! I would SO love to kit out our newlywed nest with amazing Crate and Barrel stuff. Fingers crossed! My email's petunia800@aol.com (don't mind the silly had-it-since-8th-grade email addy!). Thanks!

Jane said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Janeteitz@gmail.com

Carrie said...

Growing up in Chicagoland, I fell in love with C&B!
carriecatherine@gmail.com

camillemoore said...

I found you through The Skirted Roundtable and glad I did! I enjoy receiving your BeachBungelow8 blogs! And now THIS! Here's to a fabulous weekend!

-camille

Megan said...

sign me up, mama needs some new furniture!

marinajayhawk said...

yay, megan, great giveaway! i'm loving the navy & white nautical theme & am in desperate need of a new sofa. xo, christine

pleaseholdyourapplause@yahoo.com

tucka said...

Oooh, Oooh. Me Me! I would love a C&B gift card... onefourthfrench@hotmail.com

David said...

Your inspiration room for your new place is my favorite!

Erin Fitz said...

This is amazing and w/ Crate & Barrel so far away from me their website is like crack. (love when folks register for wedding gifts so I have an excuse to go on it more than I should!). Thanks! -Erin ekfitzuf@hotmail.com

gabby said...

I neeed this! Gabrielle.hoelzle@gmail.com
I also tweeted

Tudor Royalty said...

I just purchased an apartment and would love to have stuff from Crate and Barrel.
tudor.royalty@gmail.com

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