Donation Drive '06 - Year of the Console

Ah, tis that time of the year again where, for two weeks, I put some seed-change in my empty Campbells soup can, wear my most pitiful expression, and beg you all to support our site-running habits for another year. We, like most webmasters out there, know that eventually running a gaming site won't give us the same high it once did, will ruin our lives, drive away our friends and family, and leave us penniless talking about that one time we totally hung out with Peter Moore at E3. Kids nearby will ask, "What's E3?". I will weep fat tears.

But, for now, put that sad image out of your mind, and support GamersWithJobs.com by sending your donation through PayPal to [email protected] (snail mail option available below).

As always, we try not to come to the party without our own gifts for you in return, and we are offering a brand new icon for our amazing four-year donors, and several prize packages, topped by our grand prize this year:

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A Complete XBox 360 Prize Package including:
XBox 360 Premium Console
Extra Wireless Controller
Wifi Adapter
12 Months of Xbox Live Gold
Remote Control
Dead Rising
Xbox Live Unplugged
Oblivion
Test Drive Unlimited
Saints Row

Oh, but wait, there's more. Read on for details on elligibility requirements, how to enter and win, more great prize packages, and how to double, triple, and quadruple your entries into the prize drawings!

How To Donate

We offer two ways to donate, snail mail and PayPal.

Paypal Email: [email protected]

Also note the handy dandy donate button to the left.

If your forum name is not obviously recognizable from either your buyer name or email address you used with paypal (so that I know immediately from the transaction info who sent the donation), then please send a separate email to me at [email protected] with the subject GWJ DONATION including the dollar amount, your real name, site name and email from which you sent the donation. If you don't, you may not be eligible for the prizes or your donation icon!

Snail Mail – Please note, all snail mail donations must arrive before September 20th to be eligible for the grand prize drawing. Send early! –

Gamers With Jobs
Attn: Sean Sands
PO Box 177
Savage, MN 55378

The donation drive will run through 11:59pm September 20, 2006, at that time the link to the paypal donation links will be taken down, and no more donations will be accepted until the next drive.

As always donors get a special forum icon added to their name. Readers who have donated once get a golden key, twice gets a gold watch, three donations gets the iconic weiner bomb, and our new fourth year icon ... well, watch for it over the coming days.

The Prizes:

Only residents of North America are eligible to win prizes (we're sorry). Staff of GWJ and their families are not eligible to win (staff of GWJ being defined as anyone who has had posting privileges to the front page).

Grand Prize – A Complete XBox 360 Prize Package courtesy of Gameguru including:

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XBox 360 Premium Console
Extra Wireless Controller
Wifi Adapter
12 Months of Xbox Live Gold
Remote Control

Plus these games!

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Other Prizes (Watch this space as more prizes are usually added as the drive goes on):

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Nintendo DS Lite Special Black Edition System and games (Games included TBA)

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Customized Soapy Hollow Gift Box including: 4 soaps of your choice, Soapy Sock, Aromatherapy Spritz and Aromatherapy Salts designed to your specifications, 1 bottle of aromatherapy designed cocoa butter lotion or Monoi body butter and five vials of theraputic essential oil blends. Soapy Hollow: We want you naked and wet. (Thanks to Duckideva, nice logo!)

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1 Copy of the PC Game that every Demiurge I know who went to PAX has been raving about in the cafeteria, Eets

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Thanks to Propagandalf!

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How to Win :

As always we offer multiple entries for those of you who donate a little more.

The scale for this year is the same.

Donations/Entries into the drawing (U.S. funds)
$10 - $24 = 1 entry
$25 - $49 = 2 entries
$50 - $74 = 3 entries
$75 and up = 4 entries

Only one prize per person! Date and time of the live grand prize drawing to be announced.

One more big thank you goes out to Gameguru for putting together a great grand prize! We can't wait to see who the big winner is this year.

Comments

Done.

One... million... dollars!

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Hi-ho, donation, away! Thanks again, guys.

2 days for paypal to clear my money. Still the one and only site I'm willing to put my cash into.
You guys do fantastic work, I hope this site continues to give you joy for as long as I anticipate recieving joy from it

When will the new donation logo be revealed?

Donation sent in 2 increments of $5.00 since I wanted to be original and, well, I'm a dweeb and just wasn't really paying attention to what I was doing.

When will the new donation logo be revealed?

It will likely be cruising in sometime tomorrow.

Elysium wrote:
When will the new donation logo be revealed?

It will likely be cruising in sometime tomorrow.

I hear its a golden wedgie!

Donation in! Thanks for another fine year of online socialism...Wait...Is that the word I want? Social-something. Whatever. Good friends and fine company!

Donation donated. Sometime yesterday in fact. So, I get a key to the restrooms now?

LupusUmbrus wrote:

Donation donated. Sometime yesterday in fact. So, I get a key to the restrooms now? ;)

From what I hear you can just use your fancy golden crowbar.

Fine. If this is what it takes to get me to own a gaming console, then I'll just have to live with the burden.

My cash is in the pot - Thanks for providing a great site!

Duttybrew wrote:

Also, the Deva's wares look awesome. I think they are the best prize short of the 360 goodness. I love me some hand-crafted soaps.

EDIT: Ooh, it even comes with a loofah!

Why don't you just change your tag to 'Fairy Princess' and leave it at that, Dutty?

I keed, I keed.

Check's in the mail! I wants me a DS. =)

Well done, GWJ. Great community and well-written commentary. Huzzah!

Haakon7 wrote:
Duttybrew wrote:

Also, the Deva's wares look awesome. I think they are the best prize short of the 360 goodness. I love me some hand-crafted soaps.

EDIT: Ooh, it even comes with a loofah!

Why don't you just change your tag to 'Fairy Princess' and leave it at that, Dutty?

I keed, I keed.

Check's in the mail! I wants me a DS. =)

Hey now. Real men like smelly soap and essential oils.

Duttybrew wrote:

Hey now. Real men like smelly soap and essential oils.

Like Lava? And 10w30?

Duttybrew wrote:

Hey now. Real men like smelly soap and essential oils.

Yes, but they usually prefer them on women.

When working on the back-end of the site, might I suggest testing the site on cell phones? I don't know about anybody else but I use the browser on my phone quite a bit when on the go/toilet. GWJ doesn't render properly, however. The columns overlap making the site illegible. This could just be me, though.

McChuck wrote:

When working on the back-end of the site, might I suggest testing the site on cell phones? I don't know about anybody else but I use the browser on my phone quite a bit when on the go/toilet. GWJ doesn't render properly, however. The columns overlap making the site illegible. This could just be me, though.

I've had issues with my Treo 650 as well, there is a mobile.gamerswithjobs.com but it needs work.

No happens to be too on the blackberries. Forgot about logging in to, that just adds the formatting again.

The first raft of tags have gone out, don't panic if you haven't got yours yet! Still lots to do

I actually log in atleast once a day from my pocket pc. It's definetly doable on my phone (an MDA), but it'd be nice if it was more wap friendly.

I have a golden car. I need context.

Why, it's a company car of course. What the hell do you think the key is for?

Ah very good. As my chauffeur, I think that for your own sanity you will want to keep the privacy guard up at all times.

oldmanscene24 wrote:
Duttybrew wrote:

Hey now. Real men like smelly soap and essential oils.

Yes, but they usually prefer them on women.

Had to Q this FT.

I thought the key was to the executive wash/bathroom. A company car is always good, next year let's hope there's a company (gas) credit card for it too

Also I wasn't the only one checking in every half hour or so today at work looking to see what the new tags were was I?

Eezy_Bordone wrote:

I thought the key was to the executive wash/bathroom. A company car is always good, next year let's hope there's a company (gas) credit card for it too

Also I wasn't the only one checking in every half hour or so today at work looking to see what the new tags were was I?

Um, No.

Certis wrote:

I've had issues with my Treo 650 as well, there is a mobile.gamerswithjobs.com but it needs work.

I had no idea. I'll have to check that tomorrow during the morning evacuation.

The monies will be on the way tomorrow just as soon as I can get to the bank and deposit my check from The Man.