Donation Drive '08

Another year has unbelievably come and gone, and Gamerswithjobs.com still does everything in its power to sap the productivity right out of your work day. It's been a busy year on our end, from site redesigns and improvements to 100 broadcasts of the Gamerswithjobs Conference Call to regular articles from what I think are some of the best writers in the industry to a continuing effort to provide forums that are a safe haven in the storm. And, every year we take a few weeks out to put our hat in hand and come to you to help us keep it all going. At the risk of sounding like public radio, you are what keeps GWJ alive and rolling, from server and hosting costs to helping us pay for convention coverage and equipment; every year as the site gets a little bigger, it also gets a little more expensive. So, for the month of September we will be asking for your donation to help support Gamerswithjobs. Oh, and we give away prizes too.

Supporting the site is as simple as clicking the make a donation link on the sidebar or sending your donation through Paypal to [email protected]. Every donation of $10 or more is eligible for an entry into our giveaway. You can also send a check to:

GWJ Donation Drive
Attn: Sean
PO Box 177
Savage, MN 55378

IMPORTANT - READ THIS: Being involved in the donation drive giveaway and getting your icon is a two step process - you must send a separate e-mail to [email protected] with the subject Donation Info. You must include your forum name, the name under which you donated if it is different and the amount donated.

So, enough of why you should support GWJ, and on to what you will get by supporting GWJ. As always, we have tried to put together a nice prize package for you guys, and our Grand Prize is up to you! This year, you pick your grandprize from the following choice:

Grand Prize: An Xbox 360 - OR - A Playstation 3 - OR - A Nintendo Wii - OR - A GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB

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Read on for specific details, rules and regulations.

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.

*Read This!* If you would like to be entered into the prize contest and receive your latest icon you must send a separate email to [email protected] with the subject Donation Info. You must include your forum name, the name under which you donated if it is different and the amount donated. 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 30th to be eligible for the grand prize drawing. Send early!

GWJ Donation Drive
Attn: Sean
PO Box 177
Savage, MN 55378

The donation drive will run through 11:59pm September 30, 2008, 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, four years gets you a company car, five years a company jet and for this sixth year ... well, let's just say you'll round out the travel options.

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 as previous years.

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! Winners will be drawn on a date and time to be announced.

The Prizes:

If you're not from North America, you can still win the grand prize provided you have a local Amazon.com site we can order from!

Staff of GWJ and their families are not eligible to win (staff of GWJ being defined as anyone who has ever had posting privileges to the front page).

All prizes are new and in original packaging.

Grand Prize

An Xbox 360 - OR - A Playstation 3 - OR - A Nintendo Wii - OR - A GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB

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Additional Prizes

Your choice of a Nintendo DS or a Sony PSP

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One of Two $60 Gift Card for a Game of Your Choice

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A widely coveted edition of Risk: Black Ops

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More prizes may be added at a later date.

Thanks again to you and your continued support

Comments

So that's what the icons mean! Anyhow, I'm overdue for a donation, so moneys have been sent!

- Alan

Payment sent. GWJ is loved by the taco once more.

Donation Dropped. Keep on rockin us

Wiener bomb is mine!

I shoved a couple of rolls of pennies and half a book of Green Stamps into the Intertubes.

I hope y'all are happy. I gave up my ale and whores allowance for the month for this!

Seriously, keep on cranking out the ace content.

Well...I still have to mail my check. Oh damn luddite ways.

Done and done

I'm not gonna say that I donated to yous guys, but don't be surprised if some money does make it into your accounts.

Oso wrote:

I only wish I could tuck my paypal donation inside the waistband of your collective thongs.

So that's why they're holding this after Gen-Con and PAX.

I live in South Africa, and we dont have access to Paypal (stupid forex controls!), does anyone have any idea how I can donate? I think by snail mail is also out of the question due to our unreliable postal service...

Samuel

Umm... UPS/FedEx registered mail maybe?

skock wrote:

I live in South Africa, and we dont have access to Paypal (stupid forex controls!), does anyone have any idea how I can donate? I think by snail mail is also out of the question due to our unreliable postal service...

Samuel

Are you trying to say you're in Africa and you want help getting money trapped in a bank account out of your country? I'm sure I've heard that before somewhere

kilanash wrote:

I hope y'all are happy. I gave up my ale and whores allowance for the month for this!

Seriously, keep on cranking out the ace content.

Oh THANKS. No F'n PRESSURE or anything. How am I supposed to sleep at night NOW. Just when I was starting to phone it in, now you wan't "ace content."

Sigh.

Zelos wrote:
skock wrote:

I live in South Africa, and we dont have access to Paypal (stupid forex controls!), does anyone have any idea how I can donate? I think by snail mail is also out of the question due to our unreliable postal service...

Samuel

Are you trying to say you're in Africa and you want help getting money trapped in a bank account out of your country? I'm sure I've heard that before somewhere ;-)

Ok, someone owes me for the repair bill on my laptop. Coke in the keyboard is corrosive.

Seriously though, skock. You can use Paypal from here, I just did.

Doing my bit to keep the goodjer goodness rolling.

Payment sent.

Elysium is quite correct: Paypal is very slow this morning, so be prepared.

Dr._J wrote:

Payment sent.

Elysium is quite correct: Paypal is very slow this morning, so be prepared.

It must be due to everyone sending their donations to GWJ. My donation did finally go through Paypal.

Sent. C'mon BluRay player!

I just donated.

Its the first time I have ever donated to anything. Feel special!

Done and Done.

Wow another year come and gone. Happy to contribute to one of the best community gaming sites on the internet. Looking forward to telling what time it is on my new company watch. Also hoping my passing on a prize last year will equal to good karma for the drawing this year. *fingers crossed*

Thanks guys for another great year.

Cheers.

P.S. My guess for the sixth year has got to be passes on the company yacht, right?

It's the Company Space Shuttle. That's my guess.

Donation out! Least I could do for a community like this. It really change the way I look at and play games!

Done and done! Is amazon UK close enough? I like order there sometimes? *crosses fingers despite knowing better*

In any case, to another year of escort-with-delicious-oogaba-dating Mexicans. Wiener bombs all around!

dejanzie wrote:

Done and done! Is amazon UK close enough? I like order there sometimes? *crosses fingers despite knowing better*

If its not close enough, dejanzie, I can bring it over for you when I'm in Brussels next for work!

If some online store of some sort can deliver to you, I'm sure we can figure something out!

Loving the weak dollar by the way, looks like you're getting more bang for my, er... pounds sterling.
You go buy yourselves something nice, huh?

I'm going to hold off until the last minute so that I can gives more monies. Or can I donate twice?

Holding off is easier to track, for us

Donation sent. Our little GWJ is growing up! :sniff: It goes by so fast.

You guys are incredible. We're hoping to do this first batch of donation icons tomorrow!