Tributes and their sponsors are able to use their actual money to purchase votes and items!
Each tribute will receive a fund, into which other people can pay money. I will keep track of all the money given to each specific tribute and update the funding list regularly, so that everyone will be able to see who is getting money.
I will not make any money off of this. Any donations sent will help to offset the $100 I am paying out of pocket as the grand prize. If enough donations come in to pay off that grand prize, any donations after that will be added to the grand prize total.
Donations can be made in three different ways:
1. PayPal (online or phone app)
2. Venmo (a phone app)
3. Giving me cash in person.
You must have an account on either of the applications in order to send money. Both are free to use within the U.S, and both are totally secure. I recommend using one of the apps if you have a smart phone.
Go to paypal.com and click the “Sign Up” button on the top right hand of the screen. Link your profile to your bank and you’re all set!
To send money from PayPal’s website, go to this website. Enter “email@example.com” into the e-mail bar, and the amount you wish to send in the amount bar. Be sure to send to “Friends and Family”, otherwise there will be a fee attached to whatever money you send. Please only send USD.
To send money from PayPal’s app, open the app once you’ve set up your profile and touch the “Send Money” button. Enter “firstname.lastname@example.org” into the e-mail bar, and the amount you wish to send in the amount bar.
Be sure to send to “Friends and Family”, otherwise there will be a fee attached to whatever money you send. Please only send USD.
Sending money from your PayPal account directly is free.
Sending money from your bank account is free.
Sending money with a debit or credit card incurs a small charge (2.9% plus $0.30 USD of the amount you send).
IMPORTANT: You must write in the message or memo line which tribute you are sponsoring. Any money sent without a tribute in the memo line will be sent back.
Open the app on your phone, and sign up if you haven’t already got a profile. Once you have a profile, open the menu and hit the “Search People” button. Hit the “From Everyone” button and search for “Wheaton Hunger Games”. Click the profile that comes up, and then click the pay button at the top right of the screen. Enter the amount you wish to donate.
IMPORTANT: You must write in the memo line which tribute you are sponsoring. Any money sent without a tribute in the memo line will be sent back.
I will not take any actual money out of either of my accounts on these apps until the winner has been declared. The funding list I set up will show each tribute’s total sponsorship money, as well as how much sponsorship money each tribute has spent over the course of the Games.
If a tribute dies and the money you sent for them is still in their fund, you will not get it sent back to you. It will go into the pot that the winner will eventually get. No refunds, sorry.