View Full Version : Google gift!

12-15-2007, 09:33 PM
I got a Google Christmas gift for the first time this year! This is something I've hoped for for the last several years, but always missed out on, so I'm pretty excited! If you are expecting one and don't want me to ruin the surprise then stop reading now...

They sent a 2 GB USB drive the size of a credit card (ultra thin). They also sent a $100 credit for donorschoose.org. You can search the site and choose the project you want to donate the money to. Very cool!

12-17-2007, 08:28 PM
Very cool idea for a gift. Do you do a lot of Adwords volume, or is this most likely from your volume in Adsense?
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12-17-2007, 10:43 PM
It's all adsense.

12-18-2007, 07:16 AM
I hope I get this year's gift. I never received the one from last year. I'm not sure if Google didn't send it or if a neighbor in my old apartment building swiped the package (we were having problems with that in the building).

12-18-2007, 07:26 AM
Nice, got a Christmas hamper from work this year although would have preferred a cash bonus but a gift is nice too. The donorschoose.org gift/donation is a cool idea, although I keep thinking of a certain episode of Friends with gifts like that :)

12-18-2007, 07:53 AM
I got it too; I was much more appreciative of the $100 donor card than the flimsy USB card. Last year I got a digital picture frame which began emitting a high pitched about an hour after first turning it on. I threw it out :)

12-22-2007, 08:43 PM
I've still not gotten mine :(

12-22-2007, 09:53 PM
I've still not gotten mine :(

Neither have I :(

12-31-2007, 02:51 PM
Never go tmine, how bout you Ken?

12-31-2007, 02:57 PM
I've never got one, but I suppose you have to earn a few thousand a month to get one on adsense...

12-31-2007, 03:55 PM
The thing is, I do, quite a bit. I always got them previous years. Maybe it just got lost in the mail.

01-01-2008, 05:34 PM
i never get one i feel so let down :P

01-02-2008, 10:25 AM
I never got one either and I am in the $#,### per month club. :(

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01-02-2008, 10:52 AM
Sounds like Google have managed to upset quite a few publishers either by accident or by using some type of filter on which publishers to send their gifts to.

01-02-2008, 04:25 PM
Sounds like Google have managed to upset quite a few publishers either by accident or by using some type of filter on which publishers to send their gifts to.

I'm not upset, a little bummed out maybe, but not upset.

01-02-2008, 06:32 PM
Sure this was for Adsense only? I spend an enormous amount of money on Adwords.

01-02-2008, 07:35 PM
The only year I got a gift, was when they gave us the little "toolkit" with a USB mouse, USB drive, etc. That was the one year when I was buying some Adwords consistently and was doing really well in Adsense. Last year and this I did almost no Adwords.

01-02-2008, 09:18 PM
Ya, just a little bummed. I had already already browsed that site and picked a place to donate too, all ready to get the card...

01-03-2008, 08:23 PM
I too have gotten all previous gifts but did not receive this years. My earnings in Adsense may have dropped off slightly but not significantly (still low to mid 4 figure), so perhaps the threshold was raised this year.
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01-07-2008, 11:40 AM
I didn't get one either, and have gotten them before.

03-07-2008, 01:21 AM
Neither have I :(

me too... :bawling:

03-17-2008, 05:15 PM
Since this thread got a bump....

I used my donorschoose gift card for a globe for some school in the Bronx (if I remember correctly.) About two weeks ago I got package with individual thank your letters and a bunch of pictures of it from the teacher who received the globe.

Honestly I think I am just going to give out donors choose gift cards for Christmas from now on. I would really like to see this idea done internationally; in some countries a mere $10,000 will build an entire school.

04-03-2008, 08:45 AM
o good for you. how i wish i also get something from google this year.
i just hope adsense gives me more profit :D

04-10-2008, 11:00 AM
Sorry to break everyones heart,

but I got a CAR!!!!

well, actually, not a full size car, just a model car....

in fact, was only one of those matchbox cars...


now i look closer, I see it is in fact just a drawing of a matchbox car...

hold on, i just noticed the envelope is not even addressed to me!!!!

Damn, seems I got nothing.