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

Donation... er, donated.

donating, that golden key will be mine!

Done. Thanks for another great year guys.

Money on the way! Thanks for your hard work, guys.

I'm glad no one tracks how much time I spend on this site, because I would probably be ashamed.

Here's to another year of some of the most thoughtful frivolity around.

Done. Thanks for all the work y'all do.

Sent last week, just wanted to say thanks for everything.

I've paid my dues. Thanks for all the great work you guys do. The podcasts alone make this site worthy of some money.

Thanks everyone, your support is overwhelming. Next round of tags tomorrow!

More folks tagged, more tags to go!

Certis wrote:

More folks tagged, more tags to go!

*OMG* MY tagz didn'z updates!! Did youse getz my EmailZ!

Just kidding. I'm sure you have lots of tags to do.

Shoal07 wrote:
Certis wrote:

More folks tagged, more tags to go!

*OMG* MY tagz didn'z updates!! Did youse getz my EmailZ!

Just kidding. I'm sure you have lots of tags to do.

It's interesting that I keep watching with bated breath thinking 'will I be in this update? How long till I get my Wienerbomb?'. Then I relax, because it will happen eventually.

AnimeJ wrote:

It's interesting that I keep watching with bated breath thinking 'will I be in this update? How long till I get my Wienerbomb?'. Then I relax, because it will happen eventually.

Can I ask what is up with the avatars? I think I missed the meeting.

One of us!

wordsmythe wrote:

One of us!

There's many...

PAR

Send the monies last week....Just wanted to say thanks!

Donated earlier today. Here's to another year of fun and mayhem!

Jayhawker wrote:

Can I ask what is up with the avatars? I think I missed the meeting.

I had a similar question...

Dimmerswitch wrote:
Nightmare wrote:

What's up with all the weird avatars on the site? Something to do with the donation drive? Or something more sinister? (I just noticed that Dimmer's avatar has turned into some weird monkey-man with a Rubik's cube attached to his back and realized I had seen the same thing in other topics).

I can see how that would be confusing without context. The descent into madness begins here (or, arguably one page earlier, here).

Join us...

Pleasure to have donated.

I'm in - Looking forward to another great year of GWJ!!

It was my pleasure to contribute. Thanks for all of your hard work.

Money should be on the way. Thanks again fellas!

Sent! Gold watch here I come.

That statue is really something else. Impressive offering! Hats off to the site team for being able to snag cool stuff like that, and big thanks Ken Levine for offering it to us. I know this won't help me win it, but I just felt compelled to say something after I picked my jaw up off the floor. The prizes are always spectacular, but that one goes a bit beyond. Everybody wish me luck! And in return, good luck to all of you! And, thanks GWJ, for all you do. (I think this is where Kanye runs up and cuts me off?)

waiting for my key T_T

Checking to see if my tag is there

Thanks a ton guys!

Donation and email sent. Thanks for the great work!

I'm in. Keep up the amazing work, GWJ!