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

I'll be donating this morning sometime after I get home from work. Should be roughly 4 hours.

I need my company car

Donated.

I'm only too happy to donate money for the upkeep of a site with forums refreshingly devoid of trolls, morlocks and deadites.

*Legion* wrote:

This is the first donation drive since I've been out of college and in a real, salary-paying career job.

It's pretty cool, isn't it? I still remember going to Best Buy with Duffman after I got my first real job - he told me I should get a PS2 to play GTA3, and it dawned on me that I could just buy one.

Certis wrote:

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

Yay, this calls for... Sexy Party!

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I still only have my key.

Vrikk wrote:

I still only have my key. :(

Perhaps donate faster?

I appear to already have my shiny new R0l3x. Hey, wait a minute ...

I put my pennies in the wishing well

Bean wrote:

I put my pennies in the wishing well

Oh, thank god I read that wrong. Maybe it's time to do the unnecessary censorship thing?

Bean wrote:

I put my BLEEP in the wishing well

Oh yeah, definitely.

Ok I have done my part to keep Gamers With Jobs a going concern. Happy 100th podcast.

Donation sent

Ranger Rick wrote:
Bean wrote:

I put my pennies in the wishing well

Oh, thank god I read that wrong. Maybe it's time to do the unnecessary censorship thing?

Bean wrote:

I put my BLEEP in the wishing well

Oh yeah, definitely.

You're not the only one who read that wrong. Where is the brain bleach?

Scaphism wrote:
Ranger Rick wrote:
Bean wrote:

I put my pennies in the wishing well

Oh, thank god I read that wrong. Maybe it's time to do the unnecessary censorship thing?

Bean wrote:

I put my BLEEP in the wishing well

Oh yeah, definitely.

You're not the only one who read that wrong. Where is the brain bleach?

Right here:

I'm in!

Yay! I've got a key to the company bathroom! Thanks!

So... uh... where is it? Second door on the right?

Money and email sent!

Is there a list somewhere of donors? I don't remember my icon is what it was before the most recent donation or a new one. Boy my memory is bad.

Edit -- oh, wait. I definitely did not have a plane before.

merphle wrote:

Yay! I've got a key to the company bathroom! Thanks!

So... uh... where is it? Second door on the right?

Yeah. Now, I know there's a name plate on the door that says "Sean Sands" but that's just what we call it. Just go on the desk, it's cool.

I've been peeing on Sean's desk for weeks now, so I'm only really excited to have something so shiny as this key.

Good to see our money is going for new desks. Email and cash away!

Oohhh, shiny key... how did they know I like shiny things?

Rezzy wrote:

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

To tell you the truth, I think it is even more awesome now. And just you wait until you get the boat.

Done.

el_dino wrote:
Rezzy wrote:

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

To tell you the truth, I think it is even more awesome now. And just you wait until you get the boat. :D

It looks like the jet is making a daring take-off from a collapsing runway.

OK, donation sent! (Finally. Why does PayPal take a week to process a bank transfer anyway...) Now, back to posting creepy spider pics...

Sent. I'll get a new gold shiny thing, woohoo! My preciousssss...

Sent!

Check mailed. Come on 9800.

Still eying that PSP for, what, the third year running?

Wish we still had that pic of Certis in the plane, holding the big bag o' money.

I love my freaking watch, that's all.