This week, through Friday, four websites are hosting a game that will give you some fun, benefit charities and allow participants to win excellent prizes. But unlike many contests that benefit charities, you get to pick whichever charity you want. You can donate to ANY charity, as long as they are 501c3.
Here’s how it works. Decide which of the four sites on which you want to take the quiz: Twaggies, Boing Boing, Neatorama or Treehugger. The site you pick will be your team. Take the quiz, then, on your own, make any size donation (at least $1, please) to the charity of your choice. There is no built in form, so just donate to a charity in the usual way. Next, send an email to Play@QuizPlayDay.org and tell how much you donated, to what charity and which team/blog you played for. Also, be sure to send them your quiz score! This is all on the honor system, so be honest.
Doing all of this will enter you into a drawing where you could win one of ten Wii game sets and a chance to talk about your experience and your chosen charity on television. The big winner also gets a new iPad! Also, the team that gets the most players will give another, special prize to a random player from their team. They’ll get a shopping spree of any five items at the xkcd/breadpig.com store!
For the record, I’ve played the quiz, and I only got half of them right.