The great thing about crowdfunding is that people can receive something tangible in return for their contribution to someone else’s idea. At Indiegogo, we call this a “perk.” From a handwritten Thank You note to a part in a movie, perks can come in all forms, shapes, sizes, and prices. These were the top 12 perks of 2012:
1 BugASalt – $30
Location: Santa Monica, California
With the invention of the BugASalt, your flyswatter is outdated.
Tesla > Edison bumper sticker – $33
Location: Shoreham, New York
Supporters of The Oatmeal’s campaign could stick it to Thomas Edison and show their Tesla pride on the back of their cars.
1:Face Watch – $40
Location: Chicago, Illinois
By choosing the color of the watch you wanted, you were choosing to support a particular charity — from the American Cancer Society to Keep a Child Alive.
StarForge Settler – $15
Location: Edmonton, Canada
This perk earned you alpha, beta, and final versions of the game, which combines elements of Halo and Starcraft.
Allegiance Audience – $1
Location: San Diego, California
Pilamaye from Oceti Sakowin – $20
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
A “Pilamaye” or “Thank You” from the Sioux Nation (Oceti Sakowin) for helping them save their sacred lands in the Black Hills.
Tumblr/Humans of New York tote bag – $30
Location: New York, New York
By supporting victims of Hurricane Sandy, contributors to this campaign could receive well-designed, living-proof of HONY and Tumblr’s historic partnership.
Pure Pwnage HD Download + Script – $25
Location: Toronto, Canada
1 Misfit Shine – $79
Location: San Francisco, California
Early Bird – 4 StickNFind Stickers – $65
Location: Davie, Florida
Dog Breath Starter Kit – $15
Location: Provo, Utah
16GB ReadyCase – $50
Location: Los Angeles, California
Also make sure to check out more of our top campaigns from 2012:
What was your favorite campaign of 2012? Tell us in the comments!