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Monday, June 8, 2009

Win a 16 GB iPod Touch!

Okay, readers, I'm really excited about this giveaway! You could win a 16 GB iPod Touch or a $50 gift card to a store of your choice. Keep reading to find out how!

This giveaway is being sponsored by xtra xtra, a cool new website. At xtra xtra, you can get caught up on important life milestones (births, promotions, marriages, etc.) of people you grew up with or went to school with. You can also enter your own milestones, to share them with old friends. It's a quick, easy way to find out what your past friends are up to.

There are lots of ways to enter this contest. First, the details:

The contest will be open from Monday, June 8, 2009 through 12:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6, 2009. The winner(s) will be announced by Friday, July 10, 2009. It is open only to readers with U.S. addresses.

Okay, want to know how you can enter? You have a lot of ways, but be sure you do the following:
  • Post a separate comment for EVERY entry. If you try to put all your entries in one comment, you'll only have ONE entry.

  • Make sure I have a way to contact you in case you win. Please leave an e-mail address in your comment, or make sure your name links to your blog where I can leave a comment for you.

You may earn up to nine entries! Here's how:

1. Mandatory first entry: Visit xtra xtra by clicking on the button below. Leave a comment on this post, with a brief review of the site.


2. Register for free at xtra xtra.
3. Post at least one milestone on the site.
4. Follow xtra xtra on Twitter.
5. Become a fan of xtra xtra on Facebook.
6. Tweet about the contest on Twitter. (Copy and paste the sample Tweet below if you'd like!)

7. Post about the contest on Facebook. (Again, feel free to use text above.)
8. Follow me (C. Beth) on Twitter.
9. Post about the contest on your blog. You may want to use one of the graphics below--feel free to snag the code! It'll lead your readers right back here.

VERTICAL BUTTON:
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HORIZONTAL BUTTON:
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The more you promote this, the better--because if the winner lets us know you referred them to the contest, you'll get a $50 gift card to Amazon.com! Thanks for spreading the word!

So, go to it! Enter using as many of the above options as you'd like. Remember your first entry needs to be a brief review of the site, and be sure to post a separate comment for each additional entry (such as, "I Tweeted about this.") Good luck, and have fun "reading all about it" on xtra xtra!

**I was was compensated for hosting this giveaway; I was given an Amazon.com gift card by xtraxtra.com. For my disclosure policy, see this post.

138 comments:

Kara said...

I've been waiting for this one since I first heard about it from Celeste :-p I've played around on xtra xtra a bit, and I must say, I like all the "xtra" info in addition to the milestones - like automatically linking to local newspapers and tv stations under the local news bit, and having the weather. When Celeste first told me about the site, I figured it was just a list of announcements - it's actually a nice collection of local info!

ElleBee said...

I just checked out xtra xtra. Very fun little site. I love that you can link to your schools and local media with your posts. Very cool!

ElleBee said...

I really want that iPod Touch! I tweeted! @workingdiva

Buffie said...

I checked out the xtra xtra site and it seems nice and was easy to navigate, but the only thing up for my area is obituaries.

ElleBee said...

I'm following xtra xtra on Twitter.

ElleBee said...

Also following C.Beth on Twitter!

Buffie said...

I follow xtra xtra on Twitter - Twitter id is nafyboocs

ElleBee said...

Did I mention I REALLY want that iPod?! :) I registered at xtra xtra!

Buffie said...

I'm a fan of xtra xtra on Facebook.

ElleBee said...

And posted a milestone!

ElleBee said...

And became a fan of them on FB (yet another time sucker!).

Buffie said...

And I'm now following you on twitter. My twitter id is nafyboocs

ElleBee said...

Posted on FB as well!

ElleBee said...

And last, but not least, I've posted about it! ;) http://working-diva.blogspot.com/2009/06/read-all-about-it.html

Snarky A. said...

I just checked out xtra xtra's site. It struck me as very similar as the function the local news paper used to have when I was a kid. Since I have not read an actual news paper, local or otherwise, for many years, but get all my news online, it is a neath service!

Snarky A. said...

I also signed up on xtra xtra.

Snarky A. said...

I'm following you on Twitter as well.
My Twitter name is Snarky_A.

Snarky A. said...

I tweeted the giveaway!

onmyway4 said...

I checked out the website and I enjoyed it. I like how it incorporates everything into one place rather than having to check things like Facebook, and the local newspapers, etc. Waiting on my registration confirmation email so I can complete my registration.

onmyway4 said...

I tweeted.

onmyway4 said...

I am following on Twitter.

onmyway4 said...

I am following on Facebook.

onmyway4 said...

I registered on xtra xtra.

onmyway4 said...

I am following you on Twitter.

By the way, this is Ginger from BBC :)

onmyway4 said...

I set my status on Facebook using the words you used in way #6 to enter.

Snarky A. said...

I also blogged about it!
http://snarky-much.blogspot.com/

Thanks for a great giveaway!

millaa said...

Xtra Xtra is a site where you can post milestones that are going on in your life, happy or sad and memorable. You can also find out what's going on locally in your community or abroad through other communities.

millaa said...

Registered on xtra xtra site.

millaa said...

Following xtra xtra on twitter.

millaa said...

Facebook fan.

millaa said...

Tweeted about contest http://twitter.com/comefollowme/status/2079247536

millaa said...

Posted on Facebook.

millaa said...

Following you on twitter (@comefollowme)

Fred said...

done did all i could to promote it. @cphtlink on twitter

holly said...

I checked out xtra xtra...it seems like a nice site.
I moved around a bit growing up, so I really like that you can change your location and check out milestones in other cities.

holly said...

I registered with xtra xtra (hmarie99)

holly said...

I'm following xtra xtra on Twitter
I'm @hmarie99

holly said...

I tweeted about this contest on Twitter @hmarie99

holly said...

I followed you on Twitter! @hmarie99

holly said...

I just posted a blog entry about this contest at http://hmpocket.blogspot.com/

beckiwithani said...

I checked out the site. Looks interesting, but when I put in Yuma, AZ, most of the listings were funerals ... depressing!

beckiwithani said...

I just posted on FB.

beckiwithani said...

Not sure if this counts, but I already follow @cbethblog on Twitter.

T.J. and Jess said...

I actually love the xtra xtra site. I wish there was a place like that when I was in the military so I could stay up to date.

T.J. and Jess said...

I tweeted about this.

T.J. and Jess said...

I put it on facebook.

T.J. and Jess said...

I added you to twitter.

T.J. and Jess said...

I am following you on facebook.

T.J. and Jess said...

I signed up on xtra xtra and posted a milestone.

T.J. and Jess said...

I also posted it on my blog.

Kara said...

I already follow @cbethblog on Twitter :-)

Kara said...

I follow @xtraxtra on Twitter

Shelly said...

I love the combinations of milestones and local info. Easy to navigate too!

Shelly said...

registered at xtraxtra - phxbne

Shelly said...

follow xtraxtra on twitter - phxbne

Shelly said...

following you on twitter - phxbne

Shelly said...

tweeted - http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/2092807848

Sue (spbray) said...

I checked out the site. Great concept. Only have obits and a few engagements for my area though.

Cindy B. of Montana said...

The site is awesome. It is well-designed and easy to navigate. That's really important! It's a fun concept and I was surprised that there were entries from my very small town in Montana.

Cindy B. of Montana said...

I registered, my user name is Cindy.

Cindy B. of Montana said...

Following xtra xtra on twitter(sendtocindy)

Cindy B. of Montana said...

xtra xtra facebook fan...

Cindy B. of Montana said...

I tweeted this giveaway!
http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/2113444967

Cindy B. of Montana said...

New follower on twitter!
(sendtocindy)

Cindy B. of Montana said...

I posted the giveaway button and blogged about the giveaway.
http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/2113444967

Cindy B. of Montana said...

I posted a recent birth in my Montana town!

Nichola said...

I liked the concept of this site. I did have a bit of trouble when trying to search by school. The drop down box appeared in the middle of the screen. It made it a bit difficult. Overall it was a nice experience.

deanna said...

I visited xtra xtra and was quite impressed. I liked the colors, layout and the ease of finding what I was looking for. I will definitely be a regular visitor. ;)

deanna said...

I registered at xtra xtra (deanna).

deanna said...

I posted a milestone on xtra xtra - http://www.xtraxtra.com/zipposting/show/id/1103544

deanna said...

I'm following xtra xtra on Twitter (deanna_j).

deanna said...

I became a fan of xtra xtra on Facebook (Deanna Devendorf McClellan).

deanna said...

I tweeted about the contest - http://twitter.com/deanna_j/status/2197421511

deanna said...

I posted about the contest on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=96294485302

deanna said...

I'm following you on Twitter (deanna_j).

deanna said...

I blogged about the contest - http://www.winwithdeanna.com/blog-contests/win-an-ipod-touch-at-c-beth-promote

Tamra said...

Excellent website. It's a fusion of facebook, myspace and classmates.com - it's my new homepage so I can keep up with what's going on in my area. I'm looking forward to the word getting out more so it's even more useful!

Tamra
http://www.frontporchreviews.com
reviews@frontporchreviews.com

Tamra said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/WithourHands/statuses/2207081403

Tamra said...

I am following them on twitter (my username is withourhands)

Tamra said...

I am one of their fans on facebook.

Tamra said...

I am following you on twitter - madewithourhands

Tamra said...

I posted the giveaway on my facebook page

Leslie M. said...

I Visit xtra xtra by clicking on the button. I LOVE This site! Tell you why... I live in GA now but used to live in NY! I think this is a GREAT way to get the scoop on the people back home in my town on Long Island! I put my Long Island Zip code in and all the Weddings, engagements, Obituaries etc just popped right up! I would LOVE to see my old High school added but I BET in a few months it will be!
GREAT site, easy peasy to navigate!!!
I see lots of potential!!!
Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Leslie M. said...

I Registered for free at xtra xtra. My user name is LeslieVeg

Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Leslie M. said...

I Posted a milestone on the site.
http://xtraxtra.com/zipposting/show/id/1167584

Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Leslie M. said...

LeslieVeg is Following xtra xtra on Twitter.

Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Leslie M. said...

Leslie Mayorga Become a fan of xtra xtra on Facebook.

Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Leslie M. said...

LeslieVeg left a Tweet
http://twitter.com/LeslieVeg/status/2272321617

Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Leslie M. said...

Leslie Mayorga shared this on her facebook profile

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=513273983&ref=profile

Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Leslie M. said...

LeslieVeg is following (C. Beth) on Twitter.

Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Chris said...

great site!

Adventure Mom Janna said...

I enjoyed the local links to news but the milestones take some time to weed through when you are from a big city like I am.

I think I would like their site a lot better if I could look at it on my very own iphone:)

Catutes said...

I'm following C. Beth on Twitter

Catutes said...

I posted a milestone for my son on xtra xtra under my other use id.
If I win, will you email me at catutes@gmail.com and I'll provide it to you?

I don't like to mix the two user id's publically, which makes me weird, I know.

By the way, it's my daughter, who's 11, that would really win the iTouch. Cause she's an awesome kid.

Catutes said...

I registered at xtra xtra!

Catutes said...

I'm following xtra xtra on Twitter!

Catutes said...

I blogged!
http://catutes.blogspot.com/2009/06/iphone-touch-16-gb-giveaway-contest.html

Catutes said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/Catootes

Ginny said...

I'm really enjoying the site. Registering and creating milestones is very quick & easy. I love finding local information, we don't have a great news source that contains local info since I'm so close to Detroit.

Ginny said...

Registered at xtra xtra

Ginny said...

Milestone ~ http://www.xtraxtra.com/zipposting/show/id/1287887

Ginny said...

Following xtra xtra on twitter ~ momof2dancers

Ginny said...

Fan on facebook

Ginny said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/momof2dancers/status/2423131623

Ginny said...

Following you on twitter ~ momof2dancers

Ginny said...

Blogged http://momcontests.blogspot.com/2009/07/ipod-touch_01.html

The Conliffe 5 said...

fun site! lots of local updates!

The Conliffe 5 said...

facebook fan!!!

Abby said...

registered at xtraxtra. (momtorock97)

thanks for this cool giveaway!

Inez said...

I registered on xtra xtra - imma_aunt.

Inez said...

I follow xtra xtra on twitter
http://twitter.com/goldone

Inez said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/goldone/status/2466573748

Inez said...

I'm following you on twitter

Zippy said...

I found xtraxtra very easy to use and I think that it's a great way to keep up with going on in my hometown (since I live 1700 miles away). I saw that one of my friends mom passed away (I wouldn't have known if I hadn't gone via your link), so I need to call her. I'm keeping it in my favorite places, so I don't miss anything going on back home.

Zippy said...

I'm a facebook fan of xtraxtra.

Kama said...

Can't believe I missed this! Anyway, visited the site, looks cool. But, one mre addicting thing I would add to my daily log ins, so I don't think it would work for me, but I could see this taking off and going far!

Kama said...

Oh! And I did register, so there's my second chance. 8-)

Kama said...

And, I am following them on twitter

Kama said...

became a fan on Facebook

Kama said...

already follow the gorgeous Ms. Beth on twitter. 8-)

Kama said...

tweeted about it. 8-)

Kama said...

Facebooked it! 8-)

Kama said...

And, finally, I blogged it. I don't know how to add buttons, so I just added it to my recent post. I hope that works. Here is the link to my blog: www.snipssnails.blogspot.com

Heather said...

what a fun site that tells you about what's happening in your community...awards for people, announcements, etc. So cool!

heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

The Main Ladybug said...

How cool! I put in my hometown's zip code, and in seconds I had all the news I could possibly want on what's going on in that little town!

Thanks for the chance at this awesome giveaway!

Amber said...

Absolutely adorable website, very fun unique idea! I like being able to post announcements and read others, plus check local events and announcements! Love the name of the site also, it's cute and catchy! :)

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Amber said...

I registered! With the email: shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Amber said...

I follow xtra xtra on Twitter (lipstickncandy)

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Amber said...

I follow you on Twitter (lipstickncandy)

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Amber said...

I tweeted the giveaway

http://twitter.com/lipstickncandy/status/2507569492

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Krafty Kristy said...

This is my first time hearing about this site and I have to say it's pretty great. It has a link to a lot of newspapers from my area, so that will help me out when I'm job hunting. I also like the On the Scene section.

Krafty Kristy said...

I have regisered

Krafty Kristy said...

I created a milestone about my 5 year wedding anniversary coming up.

Krafty Kristy said...

I follow Xtra Xtra on twitter

Krafty Kristy said...

I'm a fan on facebook

Krafty Kristy said...

I tweeted about the contest.

http://twitter.com/ChaoticKristy/status/2507470684

Krafty Kristy said...

I follow you on twitter

Krafty Kristy said...

I posted about the contest on my blog

http://chaotickristy.blogspot.com/2009/07/giveaway-ends-tonight.html