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This giveaway is now closed to new entries. Thanks to everyone who has participated. We will be selecting the winners shortly.

It’s time for another giveaway. H&R Block wants to give an iPod Touch to two Consumerism Commentary readers. The iPods will be delivered with an app pre-installed to help taxpayers as we approach the final filing stretch.

The strongest feature of the “H&R Block Tax Answers App,” available here from the Apple store, is the ability to get personalized answers to your tax questions. When using the app, your iPhone or iPod Touch with WiFi is connected directly to H&R Block’s Get it Right Community, with 1,000 tax experts on hand. In general, you will receive your response, for free, within 24 hours.

Other features include a glossary so you can quickly get a definition for an unfamiliar tax term and a quiz where you can test your tax knowledge.

H&R Block Tax AnswersAs you can see from the Tax Answers app’s main menu, you can also use this program to locate the nearest H&R Block office. If nothing else, you can use this for a scavenger hunt or you can check with your friends to see who has the most locations in a ten-mile radius of his or her home.

As I’ve mentioned before, an independent tax accountant completes my tax return. If you have a simple tax situation, many online tools are available. H&R Block’s At Home is the company’s re-branding of TaxCut, and other perennial favorites include Intuit’s TurboTax and TaxACT. All of these options offer free federal filing for taxpayers in certain situations.

How to win a free iPod Touch

I’m going to keep this simple. If you would like to be entered in the giveaway to win one of two iPod Touch devices, leave a comment here. If you want two extra chances, follow @luke_landes on Twitter and link to this giveaway on Twitter with the following phrase:

Win a free iPod Touch from @luke_landes and @ConsumerismComm! http://bit.ly/d5r1BS

You must enter by 11:59 EDT on Friday, March 19, 2010. Two winners will be chosen randomly from among the respondents within a few days of the giveaway’s end. As always, only one set of entries (comment and Twitter) per name or IP address is allowed.

Now for some fine print. H&R Block is providing the iPod Touch devices directly to Consumerism Commentary readers. The software is being provided independently of any other H&R Block reviews posted on Consumerism Commentary. Consumerism Commentary is an authorized affiliate of H&R Block.

This giveaway is now closed to new entries. Thanks to everyone who has participated. We will be selecting the winners shortly.

Updated June 22, 2016 and originally published March 15, 2010. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar Brent Thompson

Fantastic giveaway! My friend won their do it yourself tax program a little while back.

avatar Stasigh

This would be great…

avatar Shirley E

I would love an iPod touch!

avatar David

Count me in.

avatar Ernest S.

Thanks for the generous giveaway. I would love the opportunity to win an iPod Touch!

avatar Bob C

Please add me to the drawing.

avatar Pawan Jain

I would love to win an iPod Touch.

avatar Melissa H.

Thanks so much for offering this chance to win an iPod Touch! I love H&R block they are truly awesome! Thanks again!!

avatar Chris

Yes! Sign me up!

avatar Dawn

Great blog – I read it every morning through a Yahoo link. Thanks so much for all the great info!

avatar Bob C.

Thanks , Flexo, for the opportunity to win an iPod Touch. We all can use some help with our taxes about now.

avatar M. B.

Thanks for the contest! Hope I win the ipod…

avatar Paul Williams

I’m not big on H & R Block, though I did use their software one year for my taxes. But hey, I’ll enter for a free iPod Touch!

avatar Donald I.

Thanks for the contest! I enjoy the information on your site.

avatar Jay

Love to win an iPod. Thanks.
Followed & RT http://twitter.com/9podder/status/10567047047

avatar pratik


here is what i does….

i wanna win…

Win a free iPod Touch from @flexo and @ConsumerismComm! http://bit.ly/d5r1BS

avatar Mehul Vadher

Great contest! Hope to get one.

avatar Stasigh

I follow and tweeted. (stasigh on twitter)

avatar Cody

I’d like one please

avatar Liz

Count me in, please! Thanks.

avatar Danielle

Awesome – my husband and I use H&R Block for our taxes each year. Additionally, my nano is on the fritz – a replacement AND upgrade would help!

avatar Jeff


avatar Cheryl

I would love to win this ! Thank you for sponsoring the giveaway!

avatar April Randazzo

I would love to have an iPod Touch! Moms need fun too! Pick me pretty please :)

avatar Tony

Great blog. I’d love to have that IPod.

avatar Jason

I am in

avatar Ryan

Excellent giveaway, Flexo. :-)

avatar Mark K.

iPod Touch please and thanks. Also, I subscribe to a number of websites on my Google Reader Feed, but Consumerism Commentary is the only one I read regularly.

avatar One Frugal Girl

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

avatar One Frugal Girl

I follow you on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/10569949753

avatar Rishi

I’m in – thanks

avatar Matthew

This app looks pretty simple, but did anyone see the article about another company’s app where you could do your “simple” return through your ipod/iphone? I can’t imagine doing my taxes on such a small device. I wouldn’t mind winning one though.

avatar Rishi

I’m in – thanks!

avatar marathonerblog

Great giveaway! Good luck to all!!

avatar Justin

Great contest! Thanks.

avatar Leigh

Great contest,

avatar Steve

Great give-away! Definitely will make the tax season a little cheerier for whoever wins this.

Thanks for the opportunity!

avatar Barb

Great contest – would love this type of app, too. (Darn my lack of a smart phone!)

avatar frank

Sign me up for a chance to win

avatar cc

Thanks for the great giveaway!

avatar Paul

Sign me up! Thanks.

avatar Parasaur

Already filed my taxes for free (IRS fillable forms FTW!), but an iTouch is still cool!

and Flexo, I know you have special affiliate status with ING now, but please bring back your reader referral page! I still have extra referrals! ;)

avatar Luke Landes

I’m working on a new project that will handle reader ING referrals. Look for that soon (ie. eventually).

avatar Vicki P.

I would LOVE to win this… and my birthday is March 19, deadline day. AWESOME!

Thanks for a great contest.

avatar Ruby

great giveaway!

avatar Brian D

People do indeed like iPods, myself included.

avatar Vicki P.

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted the contest:

avatar Steve

I’d love to win and iPod Touch!

avatar Sanjeev

I am in.

avatar V. V.

Love the Consumer Commentary Podcast! Thanks for the giveaway!

avatar Kevin


avatar Michaela

What a great “cheer me up” while doing my taxes!

avatar John

*crosses fingers* Thanks for a great giveaway!

avatar Jen

Great giveaway. I use HRBlock online to file.

avatar PDR

I would love to win one of these!

avatar veronique langlois

I would love to win and ipod touch! Thank you for having the giveaway

avatar Amber

I want to win. Hooray!

avatar DaVe S.

Great deal giving a ipod touch away. Keep up the good work.

avatar Doug Haskins

I want to win

avatar Carson

Sign me up!

avatar Marika Borger

Would certainly ease the pain of paying even more money to the government!

avatar Greg Lundblad

In for one…

avatar Vida

I would love to win an Ipod touch!

avatar Scott Hayes

I need all the help I can get with my taxes

avatar Kenneth

I’m in to

avatar A. Moore

Thanks for the opportunity! Love the site – I read you often. :)

avatar John Crawley

Can finally join the 21st century

avatar Cathy

It’s a bit funny seeing all this tax coverage, I did my taxes the first week of February which seems like eons ago now. But I’d love to an iPod touch for a spin anyway. :-)

avatar Karen H

Excellent prize just what I need :0)

avatar MichelleP

Nice site! Thank you for the chance to win such a great prize.

avatar wayne

Count me in!

avatar BRB

I love apples, they are so tasty and crisp and juicy!

avatar Myra

With tax change each year an H&R installed IPod would be super to own

avatar Lynn G

Have been eyeing and ipod for some time now

avatar Ernesto Lopez

Greeeatly aprecciated, the oportunity to win, and the whole winning! Please!

avatar Suzette

Nice giveaway! Thanks!

avatar Steve O.

Thanks for all the giveaways!

avatar Patrick Davis

Thanks for the giveaways. I am amazed how many people are intimidated by tax forms. I think more people should do their own taxes.

avatar Gary D

Great little product to win.

avatar Kathy

Tax season!!! It’s the most wonderful time of the year

avatar Adrian

Yesterday I learned that the crown over my root canal just blew my plan to buy a Touch.

avatar Katherine

PLEASE!!! I need this more than you will every know.

avatar Bob

Would love to participate in the giveaway

avatar stacey dempsey

just found your site. great !! count me in i tweeted

avatar Donald

wat up

avatar Living Off Dividends & Passive Income

great idea. how did u manage to pull it off?

avatar MSD

awesome. count me in

avatar spamgirl

Entering! :)

Also follow on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/status/10590656500

avatar Fokxxy

I would absolutely love to be included! Thank you!

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I follow on twitter.

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avatar Marlo

Quick answers to tax questions is great – the rules change too quickly.

avatar Chris

I’d love to win an iPod Touch

avatar sbruce45

Seems a lot want the iPod. Not having anything like it, it would really be great to have that type of technology.

avatar Marg

I’d like to win the iPod Touch. Good luck to all.
twitter name: northXO

avatar Abraham Carrasco

Uhhh… My coments here… Am I already in? Is it easy as that?

avatar mohammed

I would love an I touch plz… i want this now!

avatar Stephanie Mac Isaac

Count me in on the touch

avatar sean brown

Great prize, I would love to win it!

avatar mrtrend

I follow @flexo and tweeted.

avatar sHERRY

I need some help with my taxes this year. This would help.