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!

Comments

Elysium wrote:

Just remember, the weiner bomb gets passed along to another user, so please clean it with bleach when you're done.

Way to stop me from donating next year. I don't want a used weiner bomb.

Done and done. When I was laid off in February I made it my personal goal to be employed by September just so I could donate to GWJ.

And, you know, feed my family and stuff.

So now I'm employed, and I can donate. So I did. Woot!

And, because I'm such a magnanimous guy, if I win the figurine, I'll choose something else.

My wife would not want that Cohen figure in the house-- he's too creepy, and she'd be constantly worried about him coming to life like Chucky and forcing all the minis I sculpted to do horrific things and photograph them.

Well, not really. But I'm pretty sure she'd knock him off of the mantel after using up all the glue on purpose.

Looks like I'll be doing the first run of tags tonight! I'm finally getting over my sympathy PAX cold/flu thing, so things are looking up. We'll also be unveiling the new donation icon ... if there's a 7th time donor on my current list that is.

Thanks to everyone for all the awesome support so far. I am truly humbled.

Elysium wrote:

Just remember, the weiner bomb gets passed along to another user, so please clean it with bleach when you're done.

Otherwise, if you try to use it, you'll probably need weiner balm.

First batch of tags done! More to do, more to do.

One 7th level donor is floating around out there. He now has a faithful companion to accompany his posts.

Yay! I've got my noob key!

Grubber you're such a noob

Feel the might of my Weiner Bomb!

Once payday hits, I'm in!

Love the podcast, anything I can do to help!

My new fancy watch says it's time for football! (and a heft amount of beer)

Yeah! I have a key, it's so shiny!

Certis wrote:

First batch of tags done! More to do, more to do.

Cool, thanks! Though i have to mention that my weiner bomb came with some mayonnaise..... so i scraped that off using my watch before using it....

Duoae wrote:
Certis wrote:

First batch of tags done! More to do, more to do.

Cool, thanks! Though i have to mention that my weiner bomb came with some mayonnaise..... so i scraped that off using my watch before using it....

Yeah....About that...I didn't read Elysium's message before I gave up my weiner bomb.

Swat wrote:
Elysium wrote:

Just remember, the weiner bomb gets passed along to another user, so please clean it with bleach when you're done.

Please use a pressure washer and extra strength detergent.

You don't want a seemingly new Wiener bomb. You want one with experience, one that's been around, one that has lived.

Use precautions though. Trust me.

Done!

Found some spare change and used gum in the sofa.

Donation sent, now I wait for my knock-off 'gold' watch.

Donation sent. Got to keep up with the Jones' and get my new icon.

Done and done.

Anyone know what the newbie key opens? Is it the Executive Washroom? I hope it's the Executive Washroom. I hear they have soap in there!

Teneman wrote:

Done and done.

Anyone know what the newbie key opens? Is it the Executive Washroom? I hope it's the Executive Washroom. I hear they have soap in there!

I was just about to ask this question. Is it a special chest filled with gold or is it a symbol of our initial support to the site? I pray it's not the latter.

Grubber788 wrote:
Teneman wrote:

Done and done.

Anyone know what the newbie key opens? Is it the Executive Washroom? I hope it's the Executive Washroom. I hear they have soap in there!

I was just about to ask this question. Is it a special chest filled with gold or is it a symbol of our initial support to the site? I pray it's not the latter.

The key unlocks Elysium's heart.

And the car drives him to the movies.

The hot dog is for after.

Clemenstation wrote:
Grubber788 wrote:
Teneman wrote:

Done and done.

Anyone know what the newbie key opens? Is it the Executive Washroom? I hope it's the Executive Washroom. I hear they have soap in there!

I was just about to ask this question. Is it a special chest filled with gold or is it a symbol of our initial support to the site? I pray it's not the latter.

The key unlocks Elysium's heart.

And the car drives him to the movies.

The hot dog is for after.

The hot dog is optional of course. I usually have a cigarette.

PayPal bank transfer finally went through. Donation made!

I'm proud of my noob key!

I suffer from key envy

mrwynd wrote:

I suffer from key envy :(

It's ok. I'm suffering from wiener envy.

Donation Haiku:

I watch as you hold
the key to my weiner bomb
G W J

dejanzie wrote:

Donation done! But please take your time Ely, I need some time alone with my weiner bomb first

Berend_Jan wrote:

I made a nice forumname just or this "support" action...

Hey Berend_Jan, your name sounds Dutch. Where are you from, if I may ask?

I'm dutch so you are right.

Whaaa it takes ages to get my golden key.

Donated and patiently awaiting a shiny new watch!

Donation sent, and email sent. Thanks again for all you guys do.

Oh, and WIENERBOMB WIENERBOMB WIENERBOMB!!!!

Donation sent.

Woot. Just sent in my donation.