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iPod Touch Giveaway: XtraXtra, Check It Out

by Tara Kuczykowski on June 8, 2009 · 1,086 comments

win-a-16gb-ipod-touchCheck out a cool new site and you could be the lucky winner of a 16GB iPod Touch (ARV $299)! is your digital resource for news and milestones in your hometown and community. Just like your local newspaper, xtra xtra features the following milestones from locations across the U.S.:

birth, adoption, death, wedding, engagement, anniversary, birthday, academic, athletic, military, professional announcements, events, and photos.

But what sets the site apart is that all features are fully searchable making it easy to find the specific information you're seeking! Registration isn't necessary to use the site, but you get some great additional features when you register like the ability to send ecards and upload an unlimited number of milestones to keep your family and friends informed about your announcements.

You can even add an RSS feed for your location to your feed reader to stay on top of new milestones with ease! would love it if you'd give their site a little test drive. In exchange, you can earn entries for a chance to win a 16GB iPod Touch. What a fantastic way to put all that free music we've been finding lately to good use!

Xtra xtra is offering several methods to earn entries for this contest. Choose one each of any combination for up to a total of 9 entries!!!

BONUS: Refer the winner and you could win a $50 Amazon GC!

Methods of entry:

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

1. Leave a comment (required). Check out the site and share your feedback. Is it easy to navigate? What did you like? What did you dislike? They want to hear it all because they really want to make this useful for everyone.

2. Register on

3. Post a milestone

4. Follow @xtraxtrawebsite on Twitter.

5. Send the following tweet:

Join @xtraxtrawebsite to share personal and professional milestones, and you could win an iPod Touch on @DealSeekingMom!

6. Become a fan of xtra xtra website on Facebook.

7. Update your Facebook status with the following:

Become a fan of xtra xtra website to share personal and professional milestones, and you could win an iPod Touch on!

8. Post about the contest on your blog for an extra entry.

9. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! 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.

Grand prize – (1) 16GB iPod Touch (ARV $299)
Bonus prize – $50 Amazon GC for referral

This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on Monday, July 6th. I’ll use to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email on and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. 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!


1 Beeb Ashcroft July 5, 2009 at 6:11 pm

I tweeted this here:

Thank you very much for the great giveaway!

Beeb Ashcroft´s last blog post..Sweepstakes Saturday!

2 Beeb Ashcroft July 5, 2009 at 6:12 pm

I am now following xtraxtra on Twitter - my username is hardertobreathe. Thank you very much!

Beeb Ashcroft´s last blog post..Sweepstakes Saturday!

3 ktanjatk July 5, 2009 at 6:30 pm

Interesting site. Easy to navigate and very well organized!

4 ktanjatk July 5, 2009 at 6:31 pm

following @xtraxtrawebsite on twitter:

5 ktanjatk July 5, 2009 at 6:32 pm
6 ktanjatk July 5, 2009 at 6:33 pm

Shared on Facebook: Ktanjatk Tk

7 ktanjatk July 5, 2009 at 6:34 pm


8 Jane July 5, 2009 at 6:43 pm

Very easy to navigate this website; I like the milestones

9 william July 5, 2009 at 7:20 pm

Site was easy to navigate I'll go there often.
Joined the fan page I think it'll be be the big hit like facebook!

10 Vickie Townsend July 5, 2009 at 7:32 pm

XtraXtra is a very easy website to move around in. I like that fact that it is so simple.

11 Vickie July 5, 2009 at 7:41 pm

Following on twitter!

12 Melissa July 5, 2009 at 8:06 pm

I like this, it looks like it will be a quick & easy way to find information on various towns. Does it pull births, milestones, engagements, etc from the local news sources listed on the right? I didn't find an "explanation" of the site which might be expected on the umbrella page. It would help me understand what I am looking at a little quicker, but I got it within a few minutes.

13 Melissa O. July 5, 2009 at 8:10 pm

I love the idea! There are a lot of listings in my area too. The navagation is really easy but I think the site itself is a little too simple/bland. I do like it though and will definitely be joining!

14 Melissa O. July 5, 2009 at 8:12 pm

I joined. Username purplemommi

15 Melissa O. July 5, 2009 at 8:13 pm

following on twitter @purplemommi

16 Angela Palmer July 5, 2009 at 8:14 pm

I'm assuming that they get the information from local newspapers? It's hard to tell. I like that the entries are clickable to their original articles.

Angela Palmer´s last blog post..Checking in!

17 Melissa O. July 5, 2009 at 8:14 pm
18 Melissa O. July 5, 2009 at 8:19 pm

Subscribed and Confirmed to your blog :-)

19 Debbie R July 5, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Tweeted @foggyblogger

20 Debbie R July 5, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Love the clickable links even in my small town!

21 Ann July 5, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Site was easy to navigate!

22 sandy July 5, 2009 at 9:12 pm

great site, easy to navigate and fun to use.

23 jjampm July 5, 2009 at 9:20 pm

The site was pretty cool. Easy to navigate and interesting. It mostly found obits which was a little depressing, but it was really thorough.

24 Linda DiVall July 5, 2009 at 9:21 pm

I searched for the area where I grew up. There were only military service milestones and obituaries. I wasn't familiar with any of the service men/women, but I did know several people in the obituaries section. I married and moved away 35 years ago, so this is pretty much the only way to really keep up with people over the miles. The write-ups were touching and brought to mind many good memories of my youth.

25 linda July 5, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Interesting site, easy to navigate around and find what you are looking for in your area. Different and unique. Thank you

26 Sharon Seneker July 5, 2009 at 9:39 pm

I like the Hometown News & Life Events search bar! Great new site and giveaway! Thanks!

27 hazel hunt July 5, 2009 at 9:42 pm


28 Mary Kay July 5, 2009 at 10:22 pm

Wht a cool site. Wish I had something to add for my neighborhood! There were lots of weddings and engagements for my hometown, and I even recognized a few! :)

29 Mary Kay July 5, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Just registered on xtraxtra! :-)

30 Mary Kay July 5, 2009 at 10:31 pm

Posted a milestone. Did ya'll know you can add sporting events and cross reference more than one zip code?? Cool!

31 Mary Kay July 5, 2009 at 10:31 pm

Now following on twitter!

32 Mary Kay July 5, 2009 at 10:31 pm

tweeted about xtraxtra!

33 Mary Kay July 5, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Became a facebook fan...

34 Mary Kay July 5, 2009 at 10:33 pm

Updated status with xtra giveaway!

35 Mary Kay July 5, 2009 at 10:36 pm

Posted on blog -

36 Mary Kay July 5, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Posted on second blog-

Mary Kay´s last blog post..

37 Mary Kay July 5, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Posted on third blog -

38 Mary Kay July 5, 2009 at 10:41 pm

I'm already an RSS subscriber!

39 Ginger July 5, 2009 at 10:52 pm

Interesting concept of a site. I live in a small town and it can be hard to find things on our area. I was impressed that they actually had some content for my town.

40 Janice J July 5, 2009 at 11:08 pm

I thought this was a very interesting site, each page loaded fast,
and I liked it that they had the local news for whatever zip code
you put in.

41 Kristi July 5, 2009 at 11:39 pm

Very cool website. Looks easy to use.

42 Tina Harris July 5, 2009 at 11:56 pm

Easy site to load and get around . I liked that I could put in my zip code and get local information.


43 kimbly July 6, 2009 at 12:10 am

xtraxtra is nicely easy to navigate - I especially enjoy the milestone portion of the website

44 amy July 6, 2009 at 12:12 am

How sweet - I think most of us wonder what happened to old friends. That's what I think!

45 amy July 6, 2009 at 12:13 am

I registered at the site as amywill5918

46 Danielle July 6, 2009 at 12:16 am

I thought the website had an aesthetically pleasing and easily navigable look. The links were easy to find!

47 amy July 6, 2009 at 12:35 am

I added milestone-wouldn't take my photos and I d on't have the patience to figure out how to do it. That kind of thing is way to confusing - but myspace and facebook takes them no problem so I included link to my myspace page.

I am amywill5918 on there

48 Andrea July 6, 2009 at 12:45 am

Very neat website. I like how you can search any city and see engagements, obituaries, weddings, etc without going to that city's newspaper's website. I love the fact that they have all of a city's newspapers and newstations in the bottom right corner.
I registered on the site, followed them on twitter, became a fan on facebook, and already subscribe to your emails. This would be great to win! :) Thanks!

49 Melanie July 6, 2009 at 12:57 am

I registered my username is melkay21

50 Melanie July 6, 2009 at 12:57 am

I really like the website..really interesting!

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