Donate Reminder

Reminder: Donate to win swag in our annual Charity Drive sweepstakes

Doing well by doing good — Help us set a new giving record by adding to our $35,000+ charity haul so far. Kyle Orland – Dec 22, 2020 5:16 pm UTC Enlarge / Just some of the prizes you could win by entering this year’s sweepstakes.The holiday season can get busy. We get it. In…

Doing well by doing good —

Help us establish a new giving record by adding to our 35,000+ charity haul so far.

Just some of the prizes you could win by entering this year's sweepstakes.

Enlarge / Just some of the prizes you could win by entering this year’s sweepstakes.

The holiday season can get active. We get it. In between present shopping, house decoration, also unlimited replays of that Super Nintendo World tour with Shigeru Miyamoto, you might not have had the time to share at this season’s Ars Technica Charity Drive sweepstakes.

Like we mentioned, we get it.

But fear not! You still have the time to give to a fantastic cause and get a chance to win your share of $5,000 worth of swag (no purchase necessary to win).

Thus far this year, almost 600 subscribers have donated nearly $36,000 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation or Child’s Play within their charity drive (EFF is top from the contribution totals by roughly $1, respectively 500 now, FWIW). That’s now well above the approximately $33,000 we increased annually  and oh so close to breaking the record $38,861 we increased 2016.

With about two weeks left before the charity drive wraps up on January 4, so I know we can attain new heights of jealousy if most of us dig deep for a good cause. See below for instructions about how best to enter, and check out the Charity Drive kickoff post for a complete list of available prizes.

How it works

Donating is simple. Simply donate to Child’s Play using PayPal or donate to the EFF using PayPal, credit card, or Bitcoin. You could also encourage Child’s Play right by choosing an item in the Amazon wish list of a specific hospital on its donation page. Give as much or as little as you feel comfortable with–every little bit helps.

Once that’s completed, it is time to register your entry in our sweepstakes. Just grab an electronic copy of your reception (a forwarded email, a screenshot, or merely a cut-and-paste of the text) and send it to with your name, postal address, daytime telephone number, and email address by 11: 59pm ET Monday, January 4, 2021. (One entry per person, and each person can only win up to one prize. US residents only. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  See official rules for additional info, including how to enter without making a contribution. Also refer to this Ars Technica privacy policy.)

We’ll then contact the winners and also have them choose their own prize by January 31 (picking takes place in the order that the winners are drawn). Great luck!

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