Announcing TWIPerks and July GIVEAWAY Extravaganza!!

TWIPerks for Those that Support TWIP!

Hello! My name is Jeff and I am editor and creator of This Week in Pinball. First off, thank you so much for reading TWIP and for all the support from the pinball community!

I started This Week in Pinball because I love pinball. As it started to grow, I knew I’d eventually have to monetize the site to keep it sustainable.

I am humbly asking for you to consider supporting TWIP to help us keep the site running.

In order to try to get more monthly support/subscribers, we are excited to announce we have created a Patreon page, which includes five levels of giving and additional TWIPerks for supporters!

What are TWIPerks?  It is a corny combination of TWIP and Perks.  TWIP Perks.  TWIPerks.  My wife suggested shortening it to TWERKS 🙂

Visit the Patreon TWIPerks page here!

NOTE: If you already support TWIP monthly via PayPal, you’ll be automatically entered into the appropriate tier below.


There are 5 tiers of TWIPerks for subscribers:

TWIP Contributor: $1/month TWIPerks

  • Help keep TWIP running
  • Automatic entry to each month’s giveaway extravaganza*

TWIP Contributor PRO: $5/month TWIPerks

  • Help keep TWIP running
  • Automatic entry to each month’s giveaway extravaganza*
  • Pro TWIP swag once a year (ex: keychain for coin doors, stickers, magnets, etc.)

TWIP Contributor PREMIUM: $10/month TWIPerks

  • Help keep TWIP running
  • Automatic entry to each month’s giveaway extravaganza*
  • Pro TWIP swag once a year (ex: TWIP keychain for coin doors, magnets, etc.)
  • Premium TWIP swag once a year (ex: TWIP t-shirts, apparel, etc.)

TWIP Contributor LIMITED EDITION: $20/month TWIPerks

  • Help keep TWIP running
  • Automatic entry to each month’s giveaway extravaganza*
  • Pro TWIP swag once a year (ex: TWIP keychain for coin doors, magnets, etc.)
  • Premium TWIP swag once a year (ex: TWIP t-shirts, apparel, etc.)
  • LE TWIP swag once a year (ex: high quality custom Dri-FIT polo shirt, custom-designed TWIP shirt or apparel, designed by professional artists)
  • Occasional correspondence sharing behind the scenes happenings at TWIP and what is coming up on TWIP
  • Occasional correspondence sharing EARLY ACCESS to teasers and portions of info from upcoming TWIP articles and exclusives

TWIP Contributor SUPER LIMITED EDITION: $100/month TWIPerks

  • Help keep TWIP running
  • Automatic entry to each month’s giveaway extravaganza*
  • Pro TWIP swag once a year (ex: TWIP keychain for coin doors, magnets, etc.)
  • Premium TWIP swag once a year (ex: TWIP t-shirts, apparel, etc.)
  • LE TWIP swag once a year (ex: high quality custom Dri-FIT polo shirt, custom-designed TWIP shirt or apparel, designed by professional artists)
  • Occasional correspondence sharing behind the scenes happenings at TWIP and what is coming up on TWIP
  • Occasional correspondence sharing EARLY ACCESS to teasers and portions of info from upcoming TWIP articles and exclusives
  • Personalized TWIPY Trophy
  • Occasional private emails sharing EXCLUSIVE information about new/upcoming games and exclusives before it is made public, plus other tidbits.  We will ask you to keep this correspondence private.

 

A few notes:

You must be a supporter for at least three months in a row to be eligible for TWIP swag.

*Giveaways are limited to the United States and excludes FL, NY, RI, and PR.  ​Click here for official rules.  You will still receive all other TWIPersk if you are not eligible for the giveaways.

You can opt out of any of the TWIPerks that do not interest you.

If you are already supporting TWIP via PayPal, you will automatically be entered into the tier based on the monthly support amount you’re currently giving.

We very much appreciate your consideration to support TWIP and help keep This Week in Pinball running!



Two ways to enter

1.    Consider making a monthly donation via the PayPal button below or Patreon, which you can find here.  You’ll automatically be entered each month you make a donation, and also get additional TWIPerks based on your giving level.  Your contribution will help support this website.

 

2.    Donate nothing, and send an email to thisweekinpinball@gmail.com to let us know you want to be entered, and include your name, address (including city and state), and email address, and you’ll be entered for that month.  You’ll just have to send the email every month to be included.

Please Note

Here is the bad news.  Unfortunately, we had to limit the giveaways to the United States, and also need to exclude New York, Florida, Rhode Island, and Puerto Rico.  Including those states or other countries was prohibitively expensive and complicated.  We’re disappointed too.  Sorry!!  But you can get all the other TWIPerks anywhere in the world!


The Giveaways

We are going to do a batch of giveaways every month.  Below under the “July Giveaways” are all the giveaways for July (that is pretty straightforward, right?).  Before we get to the July Giveaways, I want to give a teaser for some of the huge giveaways we will have down the road.


Future Giveaway Teaser

 

Win FREE deeproot Pinball Machines (estimated MSRP ~$5,000 – up to $10,000)!!

deeproot Pinball plans to give away a FREE pinball machine for each designer to some lucky winners!!  Designers include Robert Mueller, Dennis Nordman, Jon Norris, Barry Oursler, and John Popadiuk.  You get a FREE deeproot machine of your choice by that designer!  The designer will also help set up the machine, discuss the design process and the game, and play your game at your place of residence!!  You can invite up to four friends.  These giveaways will take place after deeproot Pinball officially launches (expected to be at TPF next year)!!  (Reasonable restrictions apply.  Subject to change.)


July Giveaways – Please Support Our Sponsors!

 

Pin Stadium Lights ($300.00)

Welcome to the future of lighting for your pinball machine. Pin Stadium light’s patent-pending design brightens the entire playfield and adds dramatic flasher effects to your pinball machine. They provide seamless integration for your pinball machine while maintaining that factory look all with an easy install time of about 15 minutes or less. Your game no longer needs to be left in the dark and these work on any pinball machine thanks to our quality engineered game specific kits. Whether you are a purist wanting a little more natural looking light or a modder wanting to blow away everyone that plays your game. You dial them in with the app to exactly what you want. Our custom design and Pin Stadium specific LED PCB boards and chips are exactly what you need!


Gallery Stretched Canvas from Pinball Photos ($185.00)

Win the beautiful 16″ x 20″ gallery stretched canvas above from Pinball Photos!  From Pinball Photos: “Our professional gallery Canvas are Acid-Free, heavyweight, cotton\poly blend with a high Dmax wide color gamut and elegant satin surface. Our Gallery Wrap stretched over 1 1/2″ stretcher bars in pine wood. The image its wrapped completely around the front and the sides. Hanging wired included. Ready to hang on wall and displaying without a frame.”

Mezel Mods Gift Card ($75.00)

Don’t settle for ordinary pinball!!  Check out the best mods in pinball at Mezel Mods!


Comet Pinball Two Illuminated Flipper Button Sets, plus Comet t-shirt (~$50.00)

 

Add illuminated flipper buttons to your game. This kit includes everything you need to light both sides. Works on any game that uses 1 1/8th inch flipper buttons (except Jersey Jack games). Typically fits games made in 1985 or newer. No soldering required.

Visit Comet Pinball for a huge selection of LED products, including full LED game conversion kits!


Titan Universal Silicone Ring Kit in Your Choice of Color ($40.50)

Change your machine over to Competition Silicone!

This Universal Kit comes with a wide selection of the most common ring sizes.  There are enough rings in the kit to change out most standard pinball machines.

Our standard kit comes with the following:

50 rings total :

  • 4 – Flipper Rings  Choose 2 colors (2 of each)
  • 5 – Post Sleeves  Choose 2 colors (2 and 3 of each)
  • 4 – 3/8″ OD Mini
  • 2 – 7/16″ OD Mini
  • 4 – 3/16″ rings
  • 4 – 5/16″ rings
  • 4 – 7/16″ rings
  • 4 – 3/8″
  • 3 – 3/4″
  • 3 – 1″
  • 3 – 1 1/4″
  • 3 – 1 1/2″
  • 2 – 2″
  • 2 – 2 1/2″
  • 2 – 3″
  • 1 – Plunger Tip

These next generation pinball rings are made from specially formulated silicone that provides a durable, easy to clean, vibrant replacement for standard pinball rubber. Our Competition rings are resistant to UV light and less susceptible to drying and cracking, giving them a much longer lifespan than traditional rubber.

All sizes and colors of Competition Rings are engineered to provide the classic feel of red flipper rubber (Shore A45), allowing you to change colors without compromising game play.

Make your machine look and play its best with Titan Competition Rings!


Kingpin Pinball Polo and Pinbo Enamel Pin (~$40)

From our friends at Circus Maximus!  Check out their store for all their different offerings, and remember to purchase your Kingpin Signed Limited Edition Translite to save your spot to be one of the first to get the Kingpin Remake pinball machine!


$25 Gift Card to Double Danger Pinball

Double Danger Pinball Accessories is a provider of pinball centric apparel and accessories.  It’s pinball stuff from pinball players!


Dialed In! Translite – autographed by Jersey Jack Guarnieri


Iron Maiden Translite – autographed by designer Keith Elwin

Keith Elwin (left), Jeremy Packer/Zombie Yeti (right), Iron Maiden Premium (center)

Total Nuclear Annihilation Translite from Spooky Pinball


This Week in Pinball Lapel Pin


(giveaways subject to change, will change each month)


The Drawings

Drawings will be held and announced monthly, along with a new set of prizes for the following month.


Again: Two ways to enter

1.    Consider making a monthly donation via the PayPal button below or Patreon, which you can find here.  You’ll automatically be entered each month you make a donation, and also get additional TWIPerks based on your giving level.  Your contribution will help support this website.

 

2.    Donate nothing, and send an email to thisweekinpinball@gmail.com to let us know you want to be entered, and include your name, address (including city and state), and email address, and you’ll be entered for that month.  You’ll just have to send the email every month to be included.

Please Note

Here is the bad news.  Unfortunately, we had to limit the giveaways to the United States, and also need to exclude New York, Florida, Rhode Island, and Puerto Rico.  Including those states or other countries was prohibitively expensive and complicated.  Sorry!!  But you can get all the other TWIPerks anywhere in the world!


The Legal Stuff

Click here for the official rules.


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