Monday, October 27, 2008

8 Against 8: Last Day - L Word Edition

Today is the last full day of our 8 Against 8 fundraiser to fight California's Proposition 8, which would create a constitutional ban on gay marriage in the state. We've blown past our original $8,000 goal and now want a big final push (like maybe doubling our original goal, hey, we can dream). Our campaign will officially end at 8 a.m. ET/5 a.m. PT Tuesday morning. We need all the help we can get to fight the “Yes on 8” people's scare tactics and misleading commercials. And that means giving money to the No on Prop. 8 side. Donate to 8 Against 8 here.

And, just to sweeten the deal, giving could turn into receiving here at Surrenders (wait, did that sound vaguely dirty? If not, it should have). Remember when I said to “save your donation confirmations” if/when you donate? Well, finally, here is where that begins to makes sense. I have 10 (yes, TEN) free copies of “The L Word: Season Five” complete DVD box sets to give away. So if you have already donated or donate today, send me a copy of your confirmation email and I will enter you in the contest.

The L Word returns to DVD with the complete fifth season on Oct. 28th in a collectible 4-disc set. DVD includes all 12 dramatic and deliciously provocative fifth season episodes from Showtime's successful long-running series featuring all the beauty, chaos and complexities of a group of women who inhabit Los Angeles' lesbian community plus behind-the-scenes special features.”

Now, in the interest of fairness and empty bank accounts, if you haven't donated you can still enter by putting your email address in the comments below. However, people who donate can (and should) also enter their email below for a second entry into the giveaway. Basically, if you've donated you can enter twice and therefore increase your chances of taking home Bette, Tina, Alice, Shane, Jenny & company.

In case you've forgotten what you're playing for in this contest, here is a quick refresher on the hotness that was TLW Season Five. (Warning: They get hotter the lower you scroll. Ahem.)


The contest is open to everyone (foreign and domestic), but winners outside of the United States and Canada will need to pay for shipping themselves (my apologies, but alas I'm Ms. Snarker, not Ms. Rockerfeller). I'll accept entries until Friday, Oct. 31. And, once again, my handy-dandy random number generator will pick the lucky winners.

Thank you so much for all of your support of 8 Against 8. If you can, please consider donating. And remember vote No on Prop. 8, California (and No on Prop. 2, Florida; No on Prop. 102, Arizona; No on Question #1, Connecticut and No on Act 1, Arkansas).

p.s. Each donation will get you an extra entry so go crazy, ladies and discerning gentlemen. Good Cause + Free Stuff + Lesbian Sex = Best. Giveaway. Ever.

UPDATE: Thanks for entering. Entries are now closed. The winners will be announced Tuesday Wednesday.

80 comments:

Judith said...

I'm a little slow, so clarification please. I think in the last post you said that the top eight donators got the DVDs - top eight total or top eight in these few days? I really can't give much, to be honest, though I'd like to. It's hard enough just getting food on the table.

Kate said...

That was a different blog. Grace the Spot, I believe.

Just forwarded my donation confirmation. I'll take my second shot at the DVDs. kroche74 at yahoo dot com

Thanks Dorothy!

Allie said...

I forwarded my donation confirmation, but here's a second shot! amkonet[at]gmail.com

Bettina said...

I donated!

Bettina said...

oh, crap. it's too early. enter me into the contest, please. shoutsandmurmurs at gmail dot com

Lezlie Mac said...

well ok go for random email picking...
Forwarded the donation confirmation but once more
lezliemac at gmail.com

Karina said...

I just donated what I could right now. So glad to hear that you're well past your goal. eliaskari at yahoo dot com

tex said...

I just donated and I plan on sending my confirmation e-mail. aznaggie314159 at gmail.com

Maggie said...

mkeenanb(at)gmail.com. And confirmation sent as well!

Amy said...

Haven't gotten my confirmation yet, but will be forwarding it ...

Here's my second shot

aefibich@gmail.com

alice said...

In for the random email drawing, and am forwarding my donation screenshot receipt (I went directly to the donation page and didn't see the instruction on 8 against 8 to put in an email addy. Doh!) You can email me at teawaste at yahoo dot com. Thanks for having this!

kaledrina07 said...

woop woop! kaledrina at gmail dot com

:)

Judith said...

I should add that either way I'd like to enter the drawing. I may be able to donate before the end of the day but I have to do my accounting for the month first. judithavory at gmail.com

bzzzzgrrrl said...

Woohoo! Donated and will send you my confirmation in a moment. Also, lwebbedits at yahoo dot com.

Erin G. said...

I'm one of the "empty bank accounts" so here's my e-mail.

sidv98@yahoo.com

long beach kelster said...

ksrich343 @ yahoo dot com
Thanks DS!

RHEA said...

hubbaduh at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I donated, but I can't find my confirmation! Enter me with carouselbuckets(at)gmail.com!

MK1709 said...

The L word? Count me in!

I_say_hey@hotmail.com

Robi said...

empty BC, but thanks for giving us a shot too....robi.jacobs at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hey there,

I'm always one for second chances! Please enter my name again for the DVD's.
maureen3602 at hotmail.com

Thanks!

Robyn said...

Forwarded donation conformation. Here's my second chance!
robynhood75[at]hotmail.com

kennedyismyhero said...

I am a poor college student so I fall into the 'empty bank account, but still support the cause' catagory...

okumsrazer at hotmail dot com

megan said...

merganfrog at gmail.com :)

Anonymous said...

Yay for The L Word! sadeho_04(at)hotmail.com

The Gentleman said...

You all of 8against8 did a great effort to raise money, and a big virtual hug to all the donators... is it true that every little step count.

lamal 83 at yahoo dot it... just in case my confirmation email isn't picked ;)

emilie said...

no on prop 8! (i even have it written on the back window of my car, take that, oakland!)
emilienachtigall at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

ashmmc at g mail dot com
(donation email forwarded too)

frannie said...

Heck yea!! I'm voting no In Florida!!!

I'm a broke Jane Plumber...but I still love the L Word!!

geekylyb at bellsouth.net

Carly said...

I can't resist... I LOVE THE L WORD :)

Thanks

carlys_jr@hotmail.com

Emily said...

All of my political dough has already been donated, but I'd love a shot!
radicalfemme82 at gmail.com

Emily

zooey said...

gotkaylee [at] hotmail.com

Arlene said...

Yippie! We have hit the mark and then some! I am proud I have contributed. Couldn't be happier married and we wish this to everybody all over the world ^_^

L-word and second chances... count me in and I'll be forwarding my confirmations. Greetings from Holland MizGarfield at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Ms Snarker did you see that Apple have come out (no pun intended) in support of vote no on 8? They have a lovely article on their website about why they approve of gay marriage and donated $100,000. Makes me want to hug my Mac closer lol.

dc said...

I'm sending all good vibes to the
No on 8 fundraiser. I have sent it to all my friends in the US.

Julia said...

second shot - jmdjd93@cox.net. Thanks Ms. Snarker.

mollie said...

thank you!
molliedowling@gmail.com

IrishFingJew said...

I'd love to donate but instead just know that I will be voting NO.

Here's my email

CiaraLynnH at gmail.com

dammit janet said...

I've already donated a lot to national political campaigns, so here's my shot: jesturges@gmail.com

realwoman said...

We (me and my Hawaiian girlfriend) already donated, but what the hell... we NEED a resounding NO on *, so that I, as South African, can enjoy the same rights as a straight foreigner marrying a US citizen, just as my Hawaiian is currently enjoying being legally married to me, here in South Africa.

realvrou at gmail dot com

realwoman said...

make that "No on 8 (EIGHT)

LOL

marya said...

maryamd86[at]hotmail[dot]com

J School said...

julemister @ gmail.com

pyewacket said...

I am so impressed and proud...I cannot wait to see what the final tally is tomorrow...YAY!

pyewacket88 at yahoo dot com

Lil Cameron said...

New Zealand thanks you for the opportunity of lesbian goodness!

lillycameron@hotmail.com

ilsu said...

Confirmation letter forwarded and doubling my chances :)

ilsu[at]faunia.com

Catt M. said...

cattcali209 at hotmail dot com
:)

asher said...

ashley dot linnenbank at gmail.com

mari said...

sniderme at gmail.com

yay contests!

M said...

Glorious!

patel dot mira at gmail dot com

Shari said...

Okay .. I've donated (under a different email) .. here's my second entry:

duckus@gmail.com

Karin said...

I have an empty bank account now but I gave quite a bit last fall to help start the fight and hosted a house party with my gf.

karin.edwardson@gmail.com

Fang said...

Ooh. I am currently earning negative money, so I couldn't donate. I did, however, tell all my friends about 8 Against 8. Woop.

soniafangster at gmail dot com

Lopey said...

Aww, I already donated all I could to No on 8 before this contest, but I'll definitely add my e-mail for a chance to win one of those Season 5's!

Anonymous said...

Would love to donate but have a very empty bank account (3 kids in daycare - ouch) but would love to DVD (don't have cable, so haven't seen it) alyden at uoguelph dot ca


it will be great if this prop gets booted out!

Lopey said...

That said, here's my e-mail ;p


alizaaaay at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

L Word DVD contest??? Count me in! debarnold at earthlink dot net

Nina said...

I'm in the wrong country to donate (probably anything I donated would be eaten up in fees) but I gave some money to a good cause here at home and I send good vibes and good hope towards California.
nina_sunshine AT rocketmail.com

Anonymous said...

awesome blog, and great cause.

oceanwayves{AT}gmail.com

Leesh said...

alicialendon@gmail.com

you know you want to pick me.

padma said...

I just forwarded my donation confirmation and here's my second entry attempt: mgabriel [at] ucsc.edu

Vanessa said...

Yay!!! - mcfracky at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for helping organize the fundraising! I'm tig526 at yahoo

ingrid said...

lets hope its all enough to kick this to the kerb!! jetgrrl at ihug dot co dot nz

Allison said...

omnia_extares13 at hotmail dot com

:)

fallon ash said...

(argh, hope this doesn't show up three times, blogspot hates me today)
Hope you get rid of 8. I wish my country would allow gay marriage, hopefully it's not too far away...

fallon[dot]ash[at]gmail[dot]com

Jennifer B said...

Yay! I'm so excited!

jennifer.bates[at]berkeley.edu

Thank you!

g said...

I love love love the L Word!!!
happykewlgirl at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

This for my second shot..

antk8 at att dot net

Penny Cillin said...

8 Against 8 is such an awesome idea! How is it that we are STILL fighting for equality??

tlpeace *at* hotmail *dot* com

kaitlin said...

I donated to prop 8 when I was in California earlier this month :)

kaitlinp1983@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Cgquack at hotmail dot com

Marie said...

marie_bee18 at hotmail dot com

BJ said...

I have forwarded my confirmation; here's my second entry:

bfindlen[at]comcast.net

TJ said...

I have sent my confirmation and here is my second entry:

tju [dot] ucla [at] gmail [dot] com

May Prop 8 be defeated and set a precedence for equal rights!

Anonymous said...

For my second chance

cindy[at]kerncomputer.com

Thanks!

Loverbunny said...

enter me in, please!

loverbunny@gmail.com
crazybitchinc.blogspot.com

Microkritter said...

I would love love LOVE the 5th season!
Enter me.

A_L_I_E_N89 at hotmail dot com

Amanda said...

I'd love to be added for the random drawing - abschoen(at)gmail.com

I donated a few days ago but seem have to deleted the email (doh!)

jc said...

can't vote in CA, but so, so hoping prop 8 fails. we've done what we can from afar with financial support. thanks.
jenxc2 at gmaildotcom