Donation Drive '09

Gamers With Jobs is, first and foremost, a user supported site. Which is why between now and October 2 we will be camped out on your virtual doorstep wearing dark glasses and shaking a coffee cup full of seed-coin asking for your continued and crucial support in helping us keep the lights on and the hamsters turning in their exercise wheels. Your donation goes to providing the materials, the equipment and the financial ability to bring you the content that teases your eyes and tickles your ears every single week. While we hope you feel like the work we do is valuable, we also know that a prize giveaway or two never hurt anybody. This year is no different.

We are proud to roll out the annual donation drive and prize give away featuring a familiar option at the Grand Prize spot --

Your choice of a PlayStation 3 slim -- Xbox 360 -- Nintendo Wii -- GeForce GTX 275 for your home PC!

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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 -- additional entries are added for larger donations. See after the bump for more details.

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 forum 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. Icons and donation information will be updated periodically, and there may be a delay between submitting your donation and receiving confirmation and a new icon.

Read on for specific details, rules and regulations including our full prize give away list and one of the coolest prizes we've ever offered.

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 October 2, 2009, 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. First time donors get a golden key. If this is your second year donating you get a gold watch. Three years earns the iconic weiner bomb, four years gets you a company car, five years a company jet, six years a fancy yacht. And if you are one of the storied few who have been with us since the beginning and donated to the site for all seven drives ... well, you get the accessory every smart executive will be wanting this holiday season.

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 Slim - OR - A Nintendo Wii - OR - A GeForce GTX 275

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Second Prize

Your choice of a Nintendo DS, Sony PSP Go or a 16GB iPod Touch

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Additional Prizes

Courtesy of our good friend Ken Levine, this limited, signed and numbered Sander Cohen statue. Number 65 out of 110, this particular collectible is almost exclusively found in the possession of the people who helped bring Bioshock to gamers everywhere. Signed by Ken Levine and character artist Robb Waters who did the initial sculpt of the figure, we are very excited to be able to offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity to own this highly prized collectible:

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We are also offering one of two $60 gift cards for a

Game of Your Choice

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Custom Soap From Soapy Hollow!

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Thanks again for your continued support!

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Awesome, I definitely will be donating ASAP.

Woot!

Also, new search feature...maybe...??

Done and done! Thanks again for giving us a chance to give back to the site.

Done. Swanky gold watch, here I come!

Now I know how to spend my recently-gained raise. Darn you enablers!

That statue looks pretty sweet. Sure would get a lot of weird looks sitting on my desk at work.

Yes! Wiener Bomb Time!

Done. Hoping for another year of Puzzle Pirates less GWJ.

MyBrainHz wrote:

Done. Swanky gold watch, here I come!

What he said.

I almost put an extra zero. I think my subconscious REALLY wants to support the site.

Oh boy, Donation Drive time! Definitely going to donate soon. Can't wait for my snazzy watch.

Thanks to all of those behind the scenes here making this place so good. My donation will be on its way right after this post.
But let's see...

golden key... gold watch ... weiner bomb ... company car ... company jet ... fancy watch ... fashion accessory...

What happened to the boat?

Done!

Always a pleasure to support the awesomeness

This is what I like to see--people donating their wealth for the good of a nation. Ideally it would be my nation, but the GWJ nation is a start.

Sent. Now I needs me my new icon.

I want to thank Ken Levine personally for tossing in such an amazing prize. Mind blowing!

Certis wrote:

I want to thank Ken Levine personally for tossing in such an amazing prize. Mind blowing!

I couldn't agree more. I am constantly impressed by how awesome the man is. He could start making My Little Pony video games and I'd keep buying them.

[size=2]Is it still a compliment if I already buy My Little Pony video games?[/size]

will be donating soon! Awesome prizes

kaostheory wrote:
Certis wrote:

I want to thank Ken Levine personally for tossing in such an amazing prize. Mind blowing!

[size=2]Is it still a compliment if I already buy My Little Pony video games?[/size]

Yes, just with less meaning

Certis wrote:

I want to thank Ken Levine personally for tossing in such an amazing prize. Mind blowing!

Yes, many thanks to you Ken Levine. Now we'll just have to wait and see how Turbine will try to top it.

Take my money!

Woot! I know what I'm doing with my next paycheck!

Paying my union dues...

Done. And you didn't show the statue's mask during the ustream. Holy sh*t! That's terrifying.

I'm really looking forward to this. Can't wait! Thanks guys.

Wiener Booooomb! I'm donating ASAP.

Judge_Digger wrote:

Thanks to all of those behind the scenes here making this place so good. My donation will be on its way right after this post.
But let's see...

golden key... gold watch ... weiner bomb ... company car ... company jet ... fancy watch ... fashion accessory...

What happened to the boat?

Unless there was a stealth edit, it says fancy yatch.
I'll be kicking in my share as soon as I get my next paycheck.

Oh man, I'm so broke. I need to start digging behind the sofa cushoins, I want that watch.

Certis wrote:

I want to thank Ken Levine personally for tossing in such an amazing prize. Mind blowing!

I agree that's awesome of him and it looks fantastic.

Cool! Money sent.... i wonder what the new icon is? Those balls that swing back and forth, hitting each other (no idea what they're called) Maybe you get your own personal gold Rapture!

Is this the first year that the iPod Touch has been added as a prize? If so, that's a good choice.

Sent! Thanks guys.

Duoae wrote:

Those balls that swing back and forth, hitting each other (no idea what they're called)

Newton's Cradle? Nice quote from that article: "What actually happens is that the first impact produces a shock wave that propagates through the intermediate balls. A hard material such as steel is very good at doing this, where common objects like people in a bus queue are not."

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