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Extra Life 2014: Donor Perks & Prize Draws

UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, I have had to bring my Extra Life marathon forward by a week. The live stream and gaming extravaganza will now kick off at 22:00 CET on Friday 17th October. Please note that the deadline for entry into my “Early Bird” prize draw has been adjusted accordingly but the deadline for entry into my Steam Tomb Raider giveaway remains unaffected.


Extra Life 2014 is less than a month away and The Archaeology of Tomb Raider has managed to raise a total of $105 to date thanks to 5 generous donors! Thanks so much, guys! You rock. All donors will be officially thanked on this blog at a later date so stay tuned for a proper thank you. 🙂

Now, in case you were wondering what Extra Life is all about and why I’ve been promoting it so much on social media lately, please take a moment to visit the Extra Life website, watch this video, or check out the blog’s dedicated Extra Life page. Last year, some 31,000 gamers helped raised over $3.7 million and this year we hope to do even better.

But not without your help…

I’ll be streaming some of my gaming live on my Twitch channel during the weekend of 24th-26th October 2014 **17th-19th October** (exact times to be confirmed) and I invite all readers and social media followers to stop by to provide moral support and company while I try not to kill off Lara or rage-quit when I fail to get through another level of Farm Heroes Saga. And…maybe even donate some money (even if it’s as little as $1) via my Extra Life fundraiser page.

Since I don’t like to beg people for money, I thought I’d offer a little incentive for you to make a donation. Read on…


The “Early Bird” Prize Draw:

Anyone who makes a donation before the 25th October **before the 18th October** will be eligible for my “Early Bird” prize draw!

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The prize: A £20 voucher for Insert Coin, the leading name in gaming apparel. The winner will be determined by a random number generator and will be announced on the blog and during the live stream on 18th October.

NOTE: Insert Coin is based in the United Kingdom but ships worldwide. If you’d like to learn more about the awesome gaming t-shirts and hoodies on offer, visit their website!


Donor Perks:

To make things more fun and thank donors for their generosity, I will be offering a range of perks based on the amount donated, which range from a shout-out on social media to entries into a Steam prize draw, where the lucky winner will win the Tomb Raider game of their choice (PC only, Tomb Raider 1 – Underworld).**

Here’s a breakdown of the perks I’m offering:

  • $1-$4.99 – A mention on the blog;
  • $5-$9.99 – A mention on the blog, a shout-out on social media, and 1 entry into the Steam prize draw;
  • $10-$14.99 – All of the above, plus a shout-out on the live stream;
  • $15-$19.99 – All of the above, plus a blog post dedication;
  • Over $20 – All of the above, plus a personalized “Thank You” card.

The winner of the Steam prize draw will be announced on the blog and social media on 1st November 2014 and, as with all my previous prize draws, the winner will be chosen via a random number generator. 🙂

Please note that aside from the live stream shout-outs, all other perks will be awarded after the 26th October. The Steam prize draw will be held on the 1st November 2014 and only donors who make their donations before 23:59 CET on 26th October will be eligible.


Make a Donation!:

Are you ready to make a donation towards my chosen charity, the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Then click on the button below to support my fundraising efforts!

Click on the image above to make a donation to Extra Life!

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and for helping sick children and their families in their hour of need.

Let’s do this for the kids, everyone! 😀


NOTE: All of the prizes listed above have been paid for by Kelly M herself. None of the proceeds raised have gone towards purchasing the prizes, which are only being offered as extra incentive for people to donate money to her chosen charity, the Children’s National Medical Centre in Washington, DC. All donations goes straight to helping sick children and their families and donations are tax-deductible (US residents only). 

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About Kelly M (396 Articles)
A Gibraltarian-born blogger, gamer, and archaeology enthusiast with a passion for languages and wildlife conservation. Tweets under the username @TombRaiderArch and runs the official fansite, The Archaeology of Tomb Raider.

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