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GameStop Teams Up With Make-A-Wish For 10th Annual Wishes are a Game Changer Campaign

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT

Themed Wishes are a Game Changer, this year marks the 10th year GameStop has been supporting Make-A-Wish, and the 4th annual in-store donation campaign.

Wishes are a Game Changer: #GameStopWishes

Campaign details

  • Running now through October 31, 2017 in all US and Canadian stores, as well as online
  • Customers shopping in any GameStop can donate $1, $5, or $10, or "round up" their total bill at checkout (in store / online)
  • As a thank you for donating, patrons at GameStop and EB Games stores will receive:       
    • GameStop PowerUp Rewards members will score triple PowerUp Rewards Points on donation amounts of $1 or more through October 31                                                                                         
    • EB Games Edge Rewards members earn 100 bonus Edge Rewards Points on donation amounts of $1 or more through October 31

Make-A-Wish and GameStop Milestones

  • Over the past 10 years of their partnership, Make-A-Wish and GameStop have raised over $6 MILLION and granted 2,500 wishes for shopping sprees that included GameStop
  • Over 255 in-store GameStop shopping sprees were granted in 2016 alone
  • GameStop donates 100% of all monies collected in store at GameStop, ThinkGeek and EB Games Canada stores, and on gamestop.com, directly to Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish Milestones

  • Make-A-Wish® grants a wish, on average, every 34 minutes.                                                                                                       
  • In fiscal year 2016, Make-A-Wish granted more than 15,300 wishes, the most ever in its history
    • Since its inception in 1980, it has granted more than 285,00 wishes.                                                                                                        
  • Make-A-Wish chapters serve every community in the US and Canada. In total, there are 70 chapters.                                                                                                       
  • Make-A-Wish has more than 33,000 active volunteers in the US.                                                                                               

What is the Impact of Making “A Wish”?

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