04 12 / 2013
A Chance to Hang Out at a Recording Studio with Justin Bieber…Beliebers, You In?!
We are BEYOND excited to announce our newest campaign with none other than JUSTIN BIEBER!
And do you know what’s really awesome about this? Justin is doing something he has never done before and is offering a fan + a friend a chance to hang out with him in a recording studio in Los Angeles and - get this - watch him record some new music!!
It’s almost too good to be true, but if we’ve learned anything from Justin, it’s that we must always BELIEVE!
So why is Justin doing this? Well, he wants to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, and this campaign will raise money for Action Against Hunger, UNICEF and Philam Foundation. Every dollar donated will help provide victims with high priority needs, like clean water and sanitation, food, shelter and medical supplies.
Awesome guy, important cause and an incredible prize. Couldn’t ask for anything more!
So, for a small donation, YOU will be entered to win a chance to hang with Justin in the studio. Not in LA? Well don’t worry about that - flight and hotel accommodations are included!
What are you waiting for? ENTER NOW, and tell all of your friends, too!
03 12 / 2013
News for Giving Tuesday: Prizeo Finds 70% of Donors Say Giving to Charity is Important During the Holiday Season
The Generosity of Millennials: Recession is Tough, But Giving is Important
Los Angeles (Dec 3, 2013) Prizeo.com, the digital charity fundraising platform, recently asked donors to one of their online charity campaigns if they were planning to give to charity this holiday season. More than 70% said giving during the holiday season is important, but some say giving will either be reduced or impossible this year due to the recession. The average age of donors in the Prizeo poll was 20.
When asked, Do you think it’s important to give to charity during the holiday season?, nearly 900 donors to a recent online Prizeo charity campaign responded:
• “Yes, this is the one time of year I feel it’s really important to give back.” 33%
• “Yes, but less than usual because money is tight.” 25%
• “Yes, I’m actually increasing the amount I’m giving this year because the need seems greater than ever.” 13%
• “I wish I could but the recession has been too tough on me.” 12%
“This poll confirms our experience that young people feel charity is very important,” said Bryan Baum, CEO of Prizeo. “We see the generosity of millennials in every charity campaign we organize. We have raised more than 2 million dollars for charity since our official US launch in June and by all indications and we expect an uptick in donations throughout the holiday season.”
(The survey of 888 donors to Prizeo.com via facebook was conducted between November 1 and November 18, 2013. Most respondents were between the ages of 16 and 28; 18% did not provide a response.
Prizeo Celebrity digital fundraising platform Prizeo was founded in early 2012 by Bryan Baum, Leo Seigal and Andrej Pancik. The friends met at Oxford University, founded Prizeo and developed the site with key investors Edgar Bronfman Jr., former CEO of Warner Music Group, Ajaz Ahmed, founder and chairman AKQA, and Michael Lynch, former Head of Global Sponsorship at Visa, along with William Morris Endeavor and Lady Gaga’s management company, Atom Factory. Late in 2012, Prizeo was accepted into Y-Combinator, the prestigious Silicon Valley seed-stage incubator program for the most promising startups. They are dedicated to building the Prizeo community on the principle that celebrities can maximize both the funds and awareness they raise for charity on an inclusive platform that gives all their fans the chance to contribute to win a once-in-a- lifetime experiences while contributing to society in a meaningful way.
For more information, contact:
Amy Wolfcale firstname.lastname@example.org 917-576-8767
02 12 / 2013
Spend A Day with a Rock Star
There aren’t very many true rock stars these days. And there aren’t many rock bands that have stood the test of time, either!
Lucky for us, Guns N’ Roses is still rocking out, and their co-lead guitarist, the one and only Bumblefoot, has teamed up with Prizeo for an awesome new charity campaign to raise money for The Humpty Dumpty Institute’s (HDI) Music Matters program.
HDI Music Matters takes American musicians around the world to perform for audiences who might never have the chance to hear music and allows artists to meet, teach and share their art.
So by supporting HDI, you could also win a chance to spend a day with Bumblefoot - and you’ll plan the day together! You could hang out, watch a movie, eat a great meal, ask him all about his life as a musician, get a guitar lesson…the possibilities are endless (and Bumblefoot has some ideas for you too!)!
So help Bumblefoot support HDI’s Music Matters, and hey, you could end up spending a day with a rock star too! Enter here!
17 11 / 2013
Pau and Marc Gasol Surprise Underprivileged School’s Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball Teams!
Prizeo’s grand prize winner for the Pau and Marc Gasol campaign, Chad, did something we’ve never seen before - he donated his prize to the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams at Foshay Learning Center in Los Angeles! And what an incredible afternoon it was!
By the way, can we note how happy these kids look in these photos?! Marc had just arrived at LAX, and went straight to the school to join his brother for the surprise. The kids’ reactions were priceless and sent chills up our spines!
The kids took to the court doing exercises and shooting hoops, all with the advice and assistance of their special guest coaches!
Pau and Marc then brought everyone together to give some words of advice, and to encourage them to continue to practice teamwork. At the end, the kids even convinced them to show off their own skills and score a couple of baskets for them!
What wonderful guys! This sure was a basketball practice that these kids will never forget. And here’s our incredibly generous grand prize winner, Chad!
Chad says: “Instead of impacting one person, the Gasol brothers, along with Prizeo, helped impact 50 kids with a memory that will forever be remembered. After all, these are the kids of the future!”
He certainly paid it forward in a big way - thank you, Chad!
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16 11 / 2013
Prizeo Winner Hangs with Valentino Rossi + Casually Chats with MotoGP Riders (No Big Deal!)
What a weekend! Our grand prize winner Rhys had an “out of this world” trip to Valencia this past weekend meeting Valentino Rossi and attending the MotoGP Awards.
He started the weekend pretty relaxed, with a beer on the beach - and then what followed was more than he could have even imagined!
Here’s what happened, in Rhys’ own words!
"We thought the highlight was going to be meeting Valentino Rossi and having our photo taken with him but no, we end up in the Q&A press conference with Jeremy Burgess and Valentino Rossi, witnessing a piece of history!
So that’s already off the scale but then on Sunday we get on the grid and are stood right in front of the riders taking photos. Sunday evening we go to the Moto GP Awards and then the after party and we’re stood next to Dani Pedrosa, Colin Edwards, Scott Redding and Bradley Smith having a drink!!! Needless to say we have not recovered and certainly can’t stop talking about it.”
Looks like Rhys got way more than he could have even hoped for when he won this prize - we love it!
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15 11 / 2013
Tailgating with a Football Legend + a VIP NFL Football Experience
Okay. It’s always an important moment when a team has to say goodbye to their home stadium, and the San Francisco 49ers are about to do just that and bid farewell to Candlestick Park. And guess what? You have a chance to be there, VIP style, for their final regular season game ever to be played there!
To top it off, before the game, you would hang out with 49ers legend Dwight “The Catch” Clark at his tailgating party - he’ll even personally diagram “The Catch” onto a football and sign it for you!
So how do you enter? Well, The San Francisco 49ers Foundation, the non-profit community funding extension of the 49ers, is working with Prizeo to raise funds to support development programs for underserved youth that keep them “Safe, on Track, and in School.”
With a small donation to the Foundation, you will be entered to win!
Sure sounds like a football fan’s dream! Support the 49ers Foundation and enter to win at prizeo.com/49ers!
08 11 / 2013
Prizeo Winner “kicked things off the bucket list” Meeting Avril Lavigne!
Prizeo’s grand prize winner Greg Brown got a glimpse of what it’s like to be famous when he went to Avril Lavigne’s album release party this week! And he didn’t just attend the party - he (and his niece) also joined Avril herself for photos on the red carpet! Talk about being a VIP guest! Since it was also Greg’s first time in New York City, he even got Avril to sign a map of the city - a pretty spectacular, unique souvenir, wouldn’t you say?!
"We had a fabulous time, got to see a lot of NYC & the show with Avril was beyond belief," he says. "From ‘you are the winner’ to ‘I don’t believe you’ till the actual concert - twas a tremendous feeling of what all I had built up inside. For certain a once in a lifetime event…Kicked things off the bucket list that I didn’t know were on my bucket list."
Sounds like he had a grand old time!
05 11 / 2013
#1 On Reddit, Woohoo!
The loveliest of lovelies, Hannah Simone, did an “Ask Me Almost Anything” yesterday on Reddit, and it was #1 on the site! YES!
In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights:
Q: How often to people walk up to you on the street and call you Cece? And how often is that followed up by “please get back together with schmidt”?
A: I have legally changed my name to: Cece Pleasegetbacktogetherwithschmidt
Q: Which scene of New Girl made you crack up the most?
A: I have to stop myself laughing all damn day long but there was one time I couldn’t keep it in and I laughed so hard that we had to cut and give me time to learn how to breathe like a normal person again. That time was with with Schmidt in the old folks home where he gets turned on and starts screaming. I had no idea he was going to scream in my face that loud and I just broke down into hysteria.
Q: If you had to spend $5000 at a Walmart in 20 minutes, what would you get?
A: 5000 dollars worth of Walmart gift cards so I can decide on my own time. Ain’t nobody pressuring ME.
Q: Have you ever thought of becoming a cage fighter?
A: I don’t like to revisit my past.
Q: Is Schmidt Schmidt outside of being Schmidt?
A: Only Schmidt would know how to be at Schmitty as Schmidt but that being said there is only one true Schmidt and an actor can’t be Schmidt since Schmidt is Schmidt which leaves us with Schmidt being Schmidt inside and outside of Schmidt.
Gorgeous on the inside and out, and a great sense of humor too! Can we say dream girl?!
You can read Hannah’s entire AMA here!
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04 11 / 2013
Crash the Set of Hit Show “New Girl”…with Hannah Simone! (Go Team Cece!)
Ahh! “New Girl” is, in our humble opinion, one of the funniest shows on TV, and now you have a chance to get a private tour of the set and lunch on the lot with none other than Cece herself, the lovely Hannah Simone!
Hannah is working with Prizeo to raise funds for the Pink Daisy Project, a non-profit organization that provides daily necessities for young women suffering from breast cancer so that they can focus on healing.
So by supporting the Pink Daisy Project, you could also win a trip to LA to hang out with Hannah - and she has a special guest from the “New Girl” cast planned for you too!
Getting a private tour of the set of one of TV’s hottest shows from one of the cast members - how cool is that? Jump on it at prizeo.com/hannah!
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04 11 / 2013
Oh My! Dine on the Best Food in the World with Andrew Zimmern!
How many times have you turned the TV on to the Travel Channel, or the Food Network, or Bravo, or anywhere with a great food show and felt your stomach growl as you watched the best chefs in the world create the most delicious looking dishes you have ever seen?
Well, now you have a chance to join celebrity chef and star of the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods,” Andrew Zimmern, at the 2nd annual Services for the UnderServed (SUS) Dinner for a Better New York in NYC - as a guest at his table! There, you’ll be served with hors d’oeuvres and a 5-course meal prepared by some of the best chefs in the entire world.
AND at the same time, you can help Andrew support Service for the UnderServed (SUS), who help to provide necessary resources and tailored services to veterans and individuals and families dealing with complex issues from homelessness and HIV/AIDS to mental illness and physical disabilities. The goal? To help people in need get back on their feet.
Who could say no to this?! Get all of the details and enter at prizeo.com/andrew!