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Giveaway: IToys ME2 Online/Exercise Gaming System

by Tara Kuczykowski on October 20, 2008 · 384 comments

Have you been looking for an inexpensive alternative to a Nintendo DS or Nintendo Wii for Christmas? Here's a cool toy you might want to consider. Read a little bit about it, and then enter to win one of two of these toys for your child!

The Itoys Me2 Online/Exercise Gaming System is a handheld electronic gaming system that retails for just $28.88 at Walmart! Yes, you'll sacrifice some of the cool graphics, but this little gadget is a lot of fun and just might offer some surprising health benefits for your little one at the same time.

The ME2 acts as a kid's pedometer and healthy lifestyle tracker, all while engaging your child with the functionality of a video game system. It's about the size of a small cell phone, and your child earns points for wearing it while taking part in physical activity. He or she then uses the points to play the video games. If your child runs out of points, no more video games until he or she exercises to earn additional points!

Kids can create their own avatar which they can customize hundreds of ways and can also purchase items for them using their points online. They can use their character in online play and download new content to their ME2s from the ME2Universe website.

Features:

  • Create your own avatar from over 1 million combinations
  • Download new games onto your handheld to play on the go
  • Full-color LCD screen
  • Upload and download capabilities
  • Clock and calendar
  • The more points you have, the more you can play the game
  • Totally customizable
  • Includes USB cord and belt clip
  • Requires three "AAA" batteries (not included)

My kids had a blast with this toy! My five-year-old son was running around in circles outside just trying to earn enough points to play. I think this is a valid way to teach kids how to balance time spent playing video games with physical activity, a lesson that will hopefully stick with them as they outgrow the ME2.

So would you like to win one of these cool toys? I've got not one but two ME2s that I need to find a home for!

Every reader has three methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, or three, for up to a total of 3 entries!!!

1. Leave a comment sharing your thoughts on the ME2! Make sure that I have some way to get in touch with you if you are the winner. (Either leave your email address in your comment or make sure I can access it from your profile.) Don’t worry, I won’t harvest your email addresses or use them for any purpose other than notifying you if you win.

2. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email and leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

3. Spread the word about this contest in some manner and come back and leave a link in a separate comment. If you have a blog, you can blog about it. But if you don’t have a blog, you’re not at a disadvantage. You could review and Stumble it. You could Twitter it. You could post about it in a forum. Use your imagination!

It is important that you leave a separate comment for each type of entry because each comment is equal to one entry. Sorry to harp on this, but it really is that important to tally and select the winner easily, so I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Prize:
1 of 2 IToys ME2 Online/Exercise Gaming Systems as detailed above

This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Saturday, October 25th. I’ll use Random.org to generate a number that corresponds with the winning comment number and post the winner on Sunday, October 26th. Good luck!

While you're in a contest entering mood, don't forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers' blogs!!!

{ 384 comments }

1 Shasta October 23, 2008 at 1:42 pm

WOW!! I just love the combination of exercise and video games, that is exactly what my 6 year old needs! He is obsessed with video games but I really dislike letting him sit in front of the tv. This would be the most PERFECT thing for him! He would love it!!

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2 Shasta October 23, 2008 at 9:42 am

WOW!! I just love the combination of exercise and video games, that is exactly what my 6 year old needs! He is obsessed with video games but I really dislike letting him sit in front of the tv. This would be the most PERFECT thing for him! He would love it!!

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3 Shasta October 23, 2008 at 1:44 pm

I just subscribed to your e-mail digest!!

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4 Shasta October 23, 2008 at 9:44 am

I just subscribed to your e-mail digest!!

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5 Sara Amos October 23, 2008 at 1:53 pm

my little one would love it, but so would I!!

6 Sara Amos October 23, 2008 at 9:53 am

my little one would love it, but so would I!!

7 Dana October 23, 2008 at 2:48 pm

I like that it's a pedometer and healthy lifestyle tracker. Great idea. And the price is nice too.

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8 Dana October 23, 2008 at 2:48 pm

I'm a subscriber.

9 Dana October 23, 2008 at 10:48 am

I like that it's a pedometer and healthy lifestyle tracker. Great idea. And the price is nice too.

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10 Dana October 23, 2008 at 10:48 am

I'm a subscriber.

11 Dana October 23, 2008 at 2:59 pm

I shared your giveaway with my readers here:
http://www.frugalinvirginia.com/2008/10/giveaways-galore_23.html

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12 Dana October 23, 2008 at 10:59 am

I shared your giveaway with my readers here:
http://www.frugalinvirginia.com/2008/10/giveaways-galore_23.html

Dana´s last blog post..Two Video Contests!

13 Maquel October 23, 2008 at 3:22 pm

I love this. My 7 year old is SO into video games, but I hate how immobile they make him. I would love to see him be active and still participate in what he enjoys.

14 Maquel October 23, 2008 at 11:22 am

I love this. My 7 year old is SO into video games, but I hate how immobile they make him. I would love to see him be active and still participate in what he enjoys.

15 Abby October 23, 2008 at 4:49 pm

That looks like a fun toy my son would appreciate!

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16 Abby October 23, 2008 at 12:49 pm

That looks like a fun toy my son would appreciate!

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17 Trish October 23, 2008 at 5:19 pm

WOW. I am so glad that you have informed us about this on your site. I am a stay at home mom and I also homeschool both of my children. I would love to get one of these for my daughter who really wants a nintendo ds (which she has been saving for). She has always been good about working hard for what she wants. This game would reinforce her willingness to get up and get outside.This is the best idea for a childs toy that I have heard of in a very long time. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

18 Trish October 23, 2008 at 1:19 pm

WOW. I am so glad that you have informed us about this on your site. I am a stay at home mom and I also homeschool both of my children. I would love to get one of these for my daughter who really wants a nintendo ds (which she has been saving for). She has always been good about working hard for what she wants. This game would reinforce her willingness to get up and get outside.This is the best idea for a childs toy that I have heard of in a very long time. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

19 Robin Farnsworth October 23, 2008 at 6:41 pm

count me in please

20 Robin Farnsworth October 23, 2008 at 2:41 pm

count me in please

21 Janice October 23, 2008 at 6:54 pm

It's about time. Something to get kids moving instead of sitting aroung playing their video games. I love it! My granddaughters would too!

22 Janice October 23, 2008 at 2:54 pm

It's about time. Something to get kids moving instead of sitting aroung playing their video games. I love it! My granddaughters would too!

23 Pat Connors October 23, 2008 at 7:19 pm

I like this new active technology. It would be a hit with our family.

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24 Pat Connors October 23, 2008 at 3:19 pm

I like this new active technology. It would be a hit with our family.

risanjax@metrocast.net

25 Zoey Smith October 23, 2008 at 7:58 pm

Anything that gets my niece and nephew outside and moving is worth it's weight in gold. Thanks for the great giveaway.

26 Zoey Smith October 23, 2008 at 3:58 pm

Anything that gets my niece and nephew outside and moving is worth it's weight in gold. Thanks for the great giveaway.

27 Paulie Smith October 23, 2008 at 8:00 pm

What a nice idea. I would like to try this game myself!

28 Paulie Smith October 23, 2008 at 4:00 pm

What a nice idea. I would like to try this game myself!

29 john October 23, 2008 at 10:54 pm

Just subscribed via e-mail and will comment on the ITOYS ME2 ONLINE GAME

30 john October 23, 2008 at 6:54 pm

Just subscribed via e-mail and will comment on the ITOYS ME2 ONLINE GAME

31 john October 23, 2008 at 11:00 pm

I had no idea what this toy was. I went to target to see what it is, at my local target the price is $39.99 however I then looked around on line and found the price range was from 28.99 (wal-mart) and up
so for this one I say shop-a-round it should be on sale. some time between now and the Holidays .

objon1@yahoo.com

32 john October 23, 2008 at 7:00 pm

I had no idea what this toy was. I went to target to see what it is, at my local target the price is $39.99 however I then looked around on line and found the price range was from 28.99 (wal-mart) and up
so for this one I say shop-a-round it should be on sale. some time between now and the Holidays .

objon1@yahoo.com

33 john October 23, 2008 at 11:10 pm

I also posted to stumble upon it
objon1@yahoo.com

34 john October 23, 2008 at 7:10 pm

I also posted to stumble upon it
objon1@yahoo.com

35 Renae October 24, 2008 at 1:09 am

Looks fun! I know my nephews love wii fit. It would be fun to compare them. renaelyn@wildblue.net

36 Renae October 23, 2008 at 9:09 pm

Looks fun! I know my nephews love wii fit. It would be fun to compare them. renaelyn@wildblue.net

37 tracy heyer October 24, 2008 at 2:22 am

looks like alot of fun! they kids would love this! count me in!

38 tracy heyer October 23, 2008 at 10:22 pm

looks like alot of fun! they kids would love this! count me in!

39 Rachel D October 24, 2008 at 4:33 am

Good Price and my son would love it! Thanks for the chance to win :)

40 Rachel D October 24, 2008 at 12:33 am

Good Price and my son would love it! Thanks for the chance to win :)

41 Betty Shoemaker October 24, 2008 at 10:52 am

This sounds like a great toy for children would love to win.

42 Betty Shoemaker October 24, 2008 at 6:52 am

This sounds like a great toy for children would love to win.

43 Melissa October 24, 2008 at 1:14 pm

I haven't seen this toy before. It looks great. My 7 year old twin boys are begging for a nintendo ds and I am not ready for them to have one yet. This would let them have some game time and yet still be physical. Thanks for showing this product.

44 Melissa October 24, 2008 at 9:14 am

I haven't seen this toy before. It looks great. My 7 year old twin boys are begging for a nintendo ds and I am not ready for them to have one yet. This would let them have some game time and yet still be physical. Thanks for showing this product.

45 Melissa October 24, 2008 at 1:15 pm

oops. The previous comment should have my email address on it. It is hurdmissy@hotmail.com

46 Melissa October 24, 2008 at 9:15 am

oops. The previous comment should have my email address on it. It is hurdmissy@hotmail.com

47 Kathy Conley October 24, 2008 at 1:23 pm

I think this is a fabulous game for kids to play and to stay fit!

48 Kathy Conley October 24, 2008 at 9:23 am

I think this is a fabulous game for kids to play and to stay fit!

49 Becky October 24, 2008 at 3:03 pm

This would be great for my almost-5 year old, who's turning into a little too much of a couch potato! Thanks for the contest!

50 Becky October 24, 2008 at 11:03 am

This would be great for my almost-5 year old, who's turning into a little too much of a couch potato! Thanks for the contest!

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