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As a group, the members of futures.io (formerly BMT) are a very generous group of people. THANK YOU GUYS!!

I wanted to start this thread just to keep track of the generosity of everyone here on futures.io (formerly BMT) with regards to the various charities we've helped since our forum began June 2009.

I will also use this thread to keep track of the various contests and prizes we've given away to our members to show our appreciation for all their support to futures.io (formerly BMT)!

I'm going to start digging up some past charity info and contests, it may take me a while to try to remember everything.

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I will try to go in chronological order, but I am afraid that I've forgot some of the charities in the past two years. I should have started this thread sooner.

BTW, before I start - if you guys have suggestions on some charities, please let me know.

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In January 2010 we had an Elite Membership drive where the money from Elite Memberships was 100% donated to the Haiti relief effort.

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We donated $670 in total. $300 went to Red Cross, $240 to Doctors Without Borders, and $130 to Habitat for Humanity. The forum was only six months old but we already had a great crowd of some very generous people.

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In June 2010, we celebrated our 1-year anniversary.

We gave away over $4,000 worth of trading related prizes to futures.io (formerly BMT) members!

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We gave away four free Elite Memberships, one free Lifetime License of NinjaTrader, one free Lifetime License of MultiCharts, three free DTN IQfeed prizes for 3 months of free data feed services, 100 commission free trades from Mirus Futures, and five free autographed copies of Al Brooks book Reading Price Charts Bar By Bar.

P.S. I'm already working on some prizes and giveaways for our 2-year anniversary

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In October 2010 we held our first ever Appreciation Contest.

The object was to receive the most "Thanks Received" during October, meaning you contributed the most helpful posts to the community.

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We gave away five prizes in total, including: (1) Asus 24" 1080p LCD monitor, (1) $100 Amazon Gift Card, (1) $50 Amazon Gift Card, (2) $25 Amazon Gift Cards.

You will see once again how generous futures.io (formerly BMT) members are! Several members wanted me to give their prizes to charity.

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In November 2010, for Thanksgiving here in the United States, we had a donation drive.

In two days we raised $450 which was donated to the Feeding America charity. The donation was enough to help feed 9 families through the holiday season.

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Our newest contest will start on March 1st 2011, and we will be giving away an iPad or your choice of a $600 tablet. The winner will be based on who maintains the best trading journal on futures.io (formerly BMT) during the month of March.

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I would like to make a donation to Official Site - Save the Children through futures.io (formerly BMT). Your forum helped me in my trading, and not only, therefore I would like to dedicate part of my profits in favor of somebody who really needs it. Please hurry before the market takes them back... Should you decide for an alternative donation I will make it directly to their website, but i think together we can achieve a bigger step in helping a child, they are our future. Should you decide for the donation I will support you and dedicate any time to help the process. It would be nice to apply the sponsor a child option How It Works - Save the Children and track the life and emprovments of the child.

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Forgot to note in this thread that the iPad journaling contest ended and @MWinfrey was the winner. Still waiting for him to post a photo holding his iPad 2.



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A new contest has been announced -- Big Mike Challenge #2. The new contest is about Teaching Methods, not a Journal. The prize is an iPad 2.

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Our Memorial Day charity drive kicks off this weekend:


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I am happy to announce all the details for our 2-year anniversary in June:



Over $10,000 of trading related prizes will be given away to futures.io (formerly BMT) members.

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I've also added an Algo Trading book as a prize for our June "Battle of the Bots" champion (Elite only):


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Thanks to your help, we raised $950 for our Memorial Day Charity event! $500 went to Help for Hospitalized Veterans, and $450 went to American Red Cross.



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To All Members,

I would like to thank all members who participated in Big Mike's trading contest. All participants did a great job in presenting methods on how to trade.

Thanks to Big Mike for this forum where traders come together from around the globe to help each other find ways to help their trading. futures.io (formerly BMT) Rules !!!!

Thanks to Big Mike for running the contest and his exceptional generosity in doing so

I have recieved the Ipad2 and my family and myself are enjoying it, thanks to all who voted for me and I hope you find success in the method I presented

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Congratulations to the 10 winners of our second annual Appreciation Contest!

@perryg came out on top with 1046 Thanks Received during October, and as a result he will receive the Dell U2412M 24" LED IPS 1080p monitor



The remaining nine winners are:
@Fat Tails = 580 thanks
@Tiberius = 414 thanks
@tigertrader = 282 thanks
@Eric j = 260 thanks
@bluemele = 248 thanks
@terratec = 164 thanks
@shodson = 158 thanks
@trs3042 = 150 thanks
@kbit = 136 thanks

They will each have their choice of any trading related book around $50 from Amazon. Some examples/ideas can be found in post #1.



Great job guys, I am very proud to give you these prizes and happy for another successful contest on the forum

Here are the final results:


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futures.io (formerly BMT) Thanksgiving Charity Drive 2011 going on now:



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We raised $2,258 in 3 days for our Thanksgiving Charity Drive 2011. I am very proud of everyone, and am happy to know all of you!

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The Big Mike Challenge 3 will be underway in March, and we are giving away $750 in prizes for the top five journals on the forum.

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This Memorial Day we are focusing on preventing suicides among veterans, more information here:

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I have done a poor job maintaining this thread. But here is the most recent fundraiser:



We raised $2,800.

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My brother is one of the finalist for the NatGeo Chasing Genius Challenge.
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