Donation Drive 2010 Begins

Every year at GWJ we take a month out of the calendar and open up the trusty old account to whatever monetary kindness you all care to impart, and every year we are genuinely awed by the outpouring of generosity from this community. As we again put hat in hand we do so with the hope that you have found another year of podcasts, articles, commentary, slap and tickles, and forums worth not only your time but a little financial support.

Supporting the site is as simple as clicking the make a donation link on the sidebar.

And, of course, we wouldn't dream of kicking off the donation drive without also announcing another year of prizes and give-aways, not to mention another yet to be revealed forum icon. As has become the custom, the Grand Prize is your choice of an Xbox 360, PS3, Nintendo Wii or fancy new video card -- an EVGA GeForce GTX 460.

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We also have a very cool prize donated from our good friends at Irrational Games, a cool Murder of Crows statue from Bioshock Infinite signed by the Irrational art team and Ken Levine.

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We will only be accepting donations (and entries into our prize giveaway) until 11:59pm October 15, 2010. Every donation of $10 or more is eligible for an entry into our giveaway -- additional entries are added for larger donations. To ensure that you get all the benefits of your donation it is VERY IMPORTANT you read after the bump for more details.

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 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.

How To Donate:

We offer two ways to donate.

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 October 10th to be eligible for the grand prize drawing. Send early! To receive the snail mail address, please send a Private Message through the site to Elysium.

The donation drive will run through 11:59pm October 15, 2010, at that time the link to the 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. Seven years is your very own Corporate Companion Cube, and for the elite few who have been with us since day one and donated to the site for all eight drives ... well, let's just say our next icon is ready to really bind you to the site.

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

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Runner-Up Prize

Your choice of a Nintendo DS, Sony PSP Go or a 32GB iPod Touch

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Additional Prizes (We will periodically be adding prizes here)

Again, friend of the site and international bon vivant Ken Levine and the kind folks over at Irrational games have ponied up some signed swag for the refined Bioshock Infinite lovers. Our prize package this year includes an awesome Murder of Crows statue signed by the Irrational art team.

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

Game of Your Choice

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Prize drawings will be announced at a later date.

Thanks again for your continued support now and year round.

Comments

Donation sent; and instead of sending a separate email, I put my forum name in the confirmation email that is sent by paypal. I am smart like that.

Donation sent as well and some spam to Elysium.

But wait, no iPad?
And hope not to be the runner up next time! (without price! lol)

Donation and Email sent.

Going to have to wait till October after dropping coin on my new System and new printer all-in-one for my mother.

But I will be donating. Thanks for all the insight, joys and laughs.

Donated.

Don't let me down, Eris.

Donation made, email sent.

Edit - Just realized that I sent my email with the subject Donation, not Donation info. Should I re-send it??

Falchion wrote:

Going to have to wait till October after dropping coin on my new System and new printer all-in-one for my mother.

But I will be donating. Thanks for all the insight, joys and laughs.

Hey at least you spent it on a good cause

Maybe I should change my bookmark back to the main page instead of the recent posts page. Almost miss important things like this.

Glad to have found this place... the rest of you can blame Crispy for that.

Stele wrote:

Maybe I should change my bookmark back to the main page instead of the recent posts page. Almost miss important things like this. ;)

This happens to me all the time. I just noticed the donate button on the sidebar and went hmmmm.

Donation is now in the hands of PayPal...

Feels good to contribute. Keep up the good work.

Donation and Email sent.

I'm in for round 2! Donated!

I'm hoping for a Golden Teabag.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

I'm hoping for a Golden Teabag.

I bet you are.

Brainz, you scamp!

Donation sent. Something to bind us to the site. The Great Chain?

How about a golden finger?

Gold ring would work with the Tolkien reference to binding..

Donated and awaiting my golden watch. Keep up the great work, guys!

Donation sent! You earned it, guys.

Also, golden whisk.

Donated.

keep up the good work.

MyBrainHz wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:

I'm hoping for a Golden Teabag.

I bet you are. :D

It's less messy than a golden shower

I would most definitely support this amazing site economically, but alas, I´m a starving writer, waiting on some projects to fall through. Currently, I have no moneys, so I will instead send u a picture of a---

dammit, tanhausered by Hobbes....

Another year, another shot at glory.

Rat Boy wrote:

How about a golden finger?

And a golden butt for next year.

I see our new icon is live on at least one person.

Elysium wrote:

I see our new icon is live on at least one person.

It syncs startlingly well with the avatar of the person I've seen it on. I'm not sure I get the reference, though...

Elysium wrote:

I see our new icon is live on at least one person.

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Kinky.

Doh. And here I was hoping for a golden parachute.

If you've been donating this long, you're too invested to leave now!