Donation Drive Starts Now, Big Prizes!

Throughout the year we get a lot of requests from people asking how they can donate some money to the site. While we always appreciate the offers we never want to be seen passing out the hat too often. Besides that, opening donations up for a set amount of time allows us to offer some cool raffle prizes so we can give a little something back! This year we have more than a little something to give back thanks to Game Guru. You'll have to read on for the details but let's just say it will rock your world if you like Personal Computers that play games.

For full details on where/how to donate, rules and all the cool stuff up for grabs read on! *UPDATE* Paypal.com now seems to be online and we've added three new games to the list thanks to Slambie. Tribes: Vengeance, Rome: Total War and Space Colony.

Please note that if you did not register on the site by October 10th you're eligible for all the prizes except the grand prize.

How To Donate

We offer two ways to donate, snail mail and PayPal. (Seems to be down for now)

Paypal Email: [email protected]

When you donate please include your forum name in the Â"notesÂ" section of the transaction so we know who you are. If you donÂ't, you may not be eligible for the prizes or your donation key!

Snail Mail:

Sean Sands (Gamers With Jobs)
PO Box 177
Savage, MN
55378
USA

When you send your check make sure on the Â"memoÂ" line you include your forum name. You can also email us to let us know something is coming.

Donations will be open until October 31st, after that we will no longer offer any way to donate until next time. This should give those of you who want to mail donations plenty of time to get them in for the draw!

The Prizes

Please note there are special rules for winning the grand prize. For the rest, no matter what you donate you get an entry! Everyone who donates will also get a forum key.

Grand Prize is a custom built, brand new, high powered gaming PC!

The Specs:

AMD 64bit 3200+ Socket 754
Gigabyte GA-K8VT800M Motherboard
2 512MB Mushkin PC 3200 DDR Ram
PNY GeForce 6800GT 256MB
Creative Audigy 2 ZS PCI
Western Digital 74gb Raptor SATA HD
Seagate 160gb 7200rpm SATA HD
Sony 4X Dual Format DVD Burner (+/-R/RW)
CoolerMaster Cavalier 3 Blue/Black Mid Tower Case
SilverStone Silent 400W Power Supply
Logitech MX1000 Mouse
Copy of Doom III

How to Win

Because this is such a huge prize we decided to offer multiple entries for those of you who donate a little more. Here is how it works.

Donations/Entries into the Draw (U.S. funds)

$10 - $24 = 1 entry
$25 - $49 = 2 entries
$50 - $74 = 3 entries
$75 and up = 4 entries

*Please note you can only win the system if you're in the US, Canada or Mexico. Shipping this monster overseas would be a huge pain. If you ARE overseas and still want a shot we can still enter you if you're willing to cover shipping and customs. Email me if you're interested*

We canÂ't begin to thank Game Guru enough for building this amazing machine and donating it to the drive. ItÂ's so far above and beyond what we could ever imagine itÂ's hard to put it all into words. Thank you and good luck to all of the donors!

Other Prizes

For the rest of our prizes you get one entry no matter what you donate. The tiered system for multiple entries will hold true for these drawings as well. For these prizes we will draw names out of a hat and the winners may choose their prize in the order theyÂ're drawn.

One World of Warcraft beta key!

Because we don't know how much longer the current beta will be we will draw the winner this Friday the 15th. If you want a shot, get your donations in soon. Your entry/s will still be on the list to win the grand prize as well, even if you win the beta key.

Rainbow Six 3 Gold (PC) – Donated by Jadawin

Rainbow Six 3 (Xbox) – Donated by Propagandalf

The Chronicles of Riddick (Xbox) - Donated by Propagandalf

Stronghold Crusader (PC)

Tropico 2 (PC)

Rome: Total War (PC) - Donated by Slambie

Space Colony (PC) - Donated by Slambie

Tribes: Vengeance (PC) - Donated by Slambie

Gish

And maybe more in the coming days. Big thanks to the guys who sent along a few games!

Donation Forum Key

Everyone who donates gets a snazzy key underneath their forum name. If youÂ've donated before and already have a key we will have something new to show off your hard-core GWJ status. Stay tuned for that!

Aside from winning fabulous prizes, why donate? WhatÂ's it for?

All sorts of reasons! It keeps us ad free, covers any development costs and helps a long way towards getting us to E3 for the unique coverage we bring. All money donated towards GWJ goes right back into the site in one form or another.

Thanks for reading and good luck in the draw!

- Certis

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Jeez, that's cool. Let me find a credit card.

Wow, amazingly cool GG.

Dang. With this many prizes, it's almost 50-50 odds you'll win something

Also, the paypal link is defective.

Looks like Paypal.com is down at the moment, I'm sure it will be back up soon.

Also, Paypal.com says it's currently unavailable for maintenance. Damn it! DO YOU GUYS NOT WANT MY MONEY OR WHAT?

Just a note.. thats an AMD 64 3200+ not a Tbird...

Machine is very fast...was testing it over the weekend and it runs pretty much everything at max details at 1280X1024 or 1600X1200

I'm adding a brand new copy of Doom 3 to kick off your new gaming pleasure.

Damn, TheGameguru, you are truly benevolent. Thanks for the kind donation!

Very nicely done.

Sweet...Even cooler with Doom 3 as a addition

Doh! I tried to donate... it went all the way to send... then crashed! Yeah paypal!

Oh and just a thought.... Shouldn't GG get like a shiney glowing key or something for this? .... Maybe a big hug?.... what do you mean my hugs aren't worth anything?

Wow, Gameguru, that's an awesome prize donation!

Wow, GGuru! Very cool of you and what a prize! *droool*

Three cheers for Guru!

Thanks, GG! Certis, since you asked, I sent the Raven Shield Gold in a few months ago.

This is something indeed vastly generous of TheGameGuru and utterly benevolent of Propagandalf!

Let me find Mex's credit card so I can make a donation too.

P.S. a question to the GWJ management: does Karla know that you are going to give somebody away her WoW beta account?

Thanks, GG! Certis, since you asked, I sent the Raven Shield Gold in a few months ago.

Got it, thanks homie.

Hey, one more question: "Who be diz Sean Sands"?

Hey, one more question: "Who be diz Sean Sands"?

It be Elysium, commence stalking!

P.S. a question to the GWJ management: does Karla know that you are going to give somebody away her WoW beta account?

It's my extra WoW account, after Ebay foiled my plans to sell it for fat loot. "Beta" policy my ass.

Whoa, GameGuru went off. Nice. Very, very nice.

Great job guys, and hats off to everyone who donated -- in particular GG for his generosity.

I just managed to send my donation via PayPal. Given the problems of PayPal today, would it be too much to ask for a confirmation if it was received?

Hah! My cunning plan to disrupt paypal and prevent people from entering the drawing is going according to plan! (Oh, wait, I haven't donated yet... Doh!)

I just managed to send my donation via PayPal. Given the problems of PayPal today, would it be too much to ask for a confirmation if it was received?

Once I can login I'll let you know

They were having a bunch of problems Friday too, took me like 8 tries to send money to someone.

My donation will be on the way this week!

EDIT: Oh, and Gameguru, very awesome of you!

Certis wrote:
Hey, one more question: "Who be diz Sean Sands"?

It be Elysium, commence stalking!

Sweet, thanks for the permission! Assuming the address below is close to his home address, I live 10 miles away!

Heheheh, what chu wearin'? I'm asking from inside the house!

Sean Sands (Gamers With Jobs)
PO Box 177
Savage, MN
55378
USA

Just wait outside the post office for him. "Read" the paper while inconspiciously watching to see who opens the box.

Gah! Just when my next school fees are due and I have no disposable income you go and do this!
Everytime I post on such a great community site and read the AAA topics here I feel I should be contributing something to the ad free greatness that is GWJ.

I wish I was a gamer with a job right now, a cheque would be in the post.
Next time gents, I promise.

P.S Fantastic prizes btw, very benelovent of the contributors... good luck all.

Thanks to all that donated prizes!

Wow - great prizes - really nice work on the PC Mr. GG... I knew I should have held off on my recent purchase. Once I get settled back in from this trip I'll toss my donation in as well. Thaks to everyone who anted up prizes - nice work.

- Spy

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