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

IMAGE(http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/files/upload/choose2.jpg)

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

Done... and... done!

I credit MoonDragon for bringing me to this site.
I credit the interesting articles and fantastic forums for keeping me here.

And last, but certainly not least, a big, "Thank You", to the Management and staff who keep this thing running.

Haakon7 wrote:
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!

Certis wrote:

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

Hooray and hooray! I love GWJ

Where do you work Haakon? I work in Brussels too, near the Atomium (Laeken). Drop me a pm the next time, if you find the time of course!

It's the first time I've donated to a website, but this is really the only forum I follow and one of two podcasts I listen to every week (Game Theory being the other one).
Before this, I've only donated to Child's Play, putting my my meager online advertising income to good use.

Figured I finally needed to donate after listening to the podcast for the past year or so. Keep up the great work.

Donation done!

Elysium wrote:

* Re: Swag - At some point we'll address this again. We've not had the best experience with this in the past, but it's something that's constantly on our radar. I won't tell you that swag is right around the corner, but if you keep bugging us about it I'm sure something will move forward.

Consider this me bugging you, although I do have one of the awesome Weinerbomb shirts. Maybe y'all should just go Cafe Press or something, at least for now?

I must've just missed the donation drive last year, back when I joined the site.

Monies sent.

Donation finally done.

Last time out, I could not find the donation link..

Rezzy wrote:

Oh great! Now my avatar will make no sense at all! :(

Sure it will. Just turn your avatar into the prow of an aircraft carrier!

I can't remember how I got hooked into the GWJ collective but it keeps me sane at work all day. I figure that alone is worth a bit of my cash. Keep up the great work guys!

I will be donating ASAP I love this site and love to do everything I can

You guys all rock, I would also love merchandise from GWJ just to show my love.

Oso wrote:

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

Ohh, no. You have to make a donation first for that honor. A big one.

Woo! We just finished recording an epic 100th podcast.

I've got the first 50 donors listed and ready for tagging. I'll be getting those done tomorrow!

Certis wrote:

Woo! We just finished recording an epic 100th podcast.

*holds thumbs for musical*

Certis wrote:

Woo! We just finished recording an epic 100th podcast.

I've got the first 50 donors listed and ready for tagging. I'll be getting those done tomorrow!

Certiiiiis
(Certiiiiis)
Certiiiis
(Certiiiis)

He rides across the nation
The podcaster of sin
He re-ceived the donations (that we)
Just - sent - in

They need evaluation
So let the games begiiiiiiiin

Some paypal bucks, sent through the trucks
(A C-note would be best for luck)

The evil league of goodjers,
is watching so you know
there's prizes to be won so let the mon-ey flow

And make the rabbit gleeful,
or he'll make you his doe (Yes, a Doe is a female rabbit)

You've ponied up, we're glad for this,
(It's time to podcast!)
Signed Certis.

Congrats to Nei on being the first to get his brand new yacht. HIYOOOOO!

I just did up our first batch of 50 - but don't panic if you weren't in the first run. I know there's more.

I gotta Weiner Bomb! I gotta Weiner Bomb!

This is so cool!

Donation away!

Vroom.

Jayhawker wrote:

I gotta Weiner Bomb! I gotta Weiner Bomb!

This is so cool!

Sometimes it takes something as simple as being recruited into the Oscar Mayer Terror Network to make us happy!

MaxShrek wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:

I gotta Weiner Bomb! I gotta Weiner Bomb!

This is so cool!

Sometimes it takes something as simple as being recruited into the Oscar Mayer Terror Network to make us happy!

Boom goes the dynamite!

Certis wrote:

Congrats to Nei on being the first to get his brand new yacht. HIYOOOOO!

I just did up our first batch of 50 - but don't panic if you weren't in the first run. I know there's more.

OH NO! I know you didn't forget me. You just hate me.

Donated and emailed (had problems figuring out which of my billion Paypal accounts had the right credit card)

This is the first donation drive since I've been out of college and in a real, salary-paying career job. Bigger donations to come next year!

WOOHOO

I'll be mailing something in as soon as the budget allows, good sirs!

So, is the Weiner Bomb meant to be part of the fancy transportation theme? Because what an awesome way to get around.

For those confused on the Weiner Bomb. Go Here

Donation sent. Thanks for all the hard work you guys put into the site. This is an amazing little refuge you've built.

Donation inbound. C'mon weiner bomb.

dundee