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#1 ClosedAcct  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 30, 2012 - 5:14 pm

:holiday07 2012 Secret Santa, Ornament Exchange, and Card Exchange :holiday07

In Eve's absence, I've been asked to host this year's festivities!! We are getting started a few weeks later than normal but if you would like to participate, please email me at: GDsecretexchange@yahoo.com. I've merged my summer rules with Eve's rules so please review all the rules before signing up. If you have any questions, just let me know! Have fun!
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This is not an official GottaDeal.com event, so participate at your own risk. GottaDeal cannot be held responsible if you do not receive anything.

Please include in your email:
1. The exchanges in which you would like to participate;
2. Your forum username, your name and your address;
3. The answers to the questions below; (If you have any questions you think we should add to the list, please feel free to email or PM them to me!) - the questions are just for secret Santa/ornament exchange
4. And anything else you'd like your Secret Santa to know about you!

Questions!!
Spoiler


Rules:
1. Secret Santa - It's just like it sounds - a secret exchange of gifts! There's a MINIMUM of $10 before shipping. If you choose to spend more, please don't be disappointed if your partner doesn't.

2. Ornament Exchange - It's just like it sounds - an exchange of ornaments! There's a MINIMUM of $5 before shipping. If you choose to spend more, please don't be disappointed if your partner doesn't.

3. Card Exchange - What is this one? It's an exchange of holiday greeting cards. You send a card to everyone who signs up for the card exchange and you get one from everyone who signs up! Also, if you have a favorite holiday recipe, please include it with the cards you send out. You'll get some great ones in exchange too! There is no minimum (nor delivery confirmation) but please understand that you send a card to everyone on the list so if 50 people join the exchange, it would cost $22.50 in stamps to send them (current first class price is $0.45).

4. Delivery confirmation is a MUST. Please PM/email me the DC number so that we can keep track of everything.

5. Insurance from the USPS is a must it is only $1.70 for anything under $50.00. There have been issues in the past thus this rule has been added.

6. Everything must be sent in a BOX with PLENTY of padding. Again, prior issue now require that this be a rule.

7. No junk. Everything must be new/unused within reason. Used books, CDs, and DVDs are okay as long as they are in a like new condition that you would be okay with receiving.

8. The last day to sign up is Wednesday, October 31st. (I will have names out by no later than Sunday, November 4th)

9. The last day to ship is Monday, December 3rd (if you cannot ship by this date you must ship priority and PM me to let me know).

10. If you are participating in the Card Exchange, please feel free to ship any time. Just make sure to consider holiday mail deliver times.

11. You must have been a member since May 1, with some posting activity, in order to participate. This helps to make sure that only dedicated GottaDealers are participating and we have less of a chance of people flaking out. Also, if you have flaked on any of the 2011 events or the 2012 summer event, you will not be allowed to participate.

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Secret Santa:
Racerfan
momof3luvs1
mallard854
HillBillyswife
Jendeere
rsthayer
Momlori
Bopeep
msyves
speeddiva
willandmel
tinkrbel
Lori76
Cassy
krissy72
pretweety7
shaneberry21
tokanm
Spice9195
youngjhawk
Lis415529
Jstluvem
nikkilugi
sbaldasare
raven20_79
pogiporkchop
harrispizza4
nafcmf
Illinoismom
beccasbank
flychild7
vern28
mcapel4444
hockeyfanamo
jenvargas
guilliam
npg
allshoppedout
Tammy9880
lilquiet
caitlinn
gatorburg
dealluvr
naenae248
SuggaD
Lorie



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Ornament Exchange:
Racerfan
HillBillyswife
rsthayer
Bopeep
willandmel
shaneberry21
tokanm
Lis415529
Jstluvem
nikkilugi
Mandy4Matt
Swampbaby
sbaldasare
pogiporkchop
nafcmf
Illinoismom
beccasbank
flychild7
vern28
mcapel4444
hockeyfanamo
jenvargas
lilquiet
caitlinn
Blessedmama
bfaddict716
naenae248
SuggaD



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Card Exchange:
packergurl24
mommyofanangelbaby
HillBillyswife
willandmel
krissy72
shaneberry21
Jstluvem
harrispizza4
Illinoismom
beccasbank
flychild7
vern28
hockeyfanamo
Tammy9880
caitlinn
AndreaInNC
Blessedmama
bfaddict716
naenae248
SuggaD
Swampbaby

#2 racerfan  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 30, 2012 - 5:44 pm

SO happy to see this post. Sending my info now. Thanks for doing this. My info sent!!

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Posted Sep 30, 2012 - 6:06 pm

Sent my pm! Excited to do another exchange and that it means the holidays are getting closer =)
BF ADDICT AND PROUD OF IT :D

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Posted Sep 30, 2012 - 6:11 pm

This will be my 1st time joining in, but I'm excited to do so. I just have one quick question....it says when sending the email to answer the ?s below....what ?s ...
"Oooh fuuudge! Only I didn't say "Fudge." I said THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the 'F-dash-dash-dash' word! ---Ralphie

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Posted Sep 30, 2012 - 6:12 pm

This will be my 1st time joining in, but I'm excited to do so. I just have one quick question....it says when sending the email to answer the ?s below....what ?s ...


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Posted Sep 30, 2012 - 6:22 pm


Click the Spoiler "Show" button.


Thanks Brad! I'm using the iPhone app & the word is not highlighted or anything, so I wasn't sure.
"Oooh fuuudge! Only I didn't say "Fudge." I said THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the 'F-dash-dash-dash' word! ---Ralphie

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Posted Sep 30, 2012 - 6:50 pm

How does everyone feel about including a holiday recipe in the card if you are participating in the card exchange? I got a few good ones last year!

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Posted Sep 30, 2012 - 7:09 pm

How does everyone feel about including a holiday recipe in the card if you are participating in the card exchange? I got a few good ones last year!


I meant to suggest that! I'll update the first post :)

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Posted Sep 30, 2012 - 7:16 pm

Click the Spoiler "Show" button.

Thanks Brad! I'm using the iPhone app & the word is not highlighted or anything, so I wasn't sure.


Thanks for the help. I used the spoiler button to try and keep the post clean :)

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Posted Sep 30, 2012 - 7:18 pm

Top post updated with clarifications on what each exchange is, the addition of the recipe to the card exchange, and the addition of those who've signed up!

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Posted Sep 30, 2012 - 7:51 pm

Done! :)
"Oooh fuuudge! Only I didn't say "Fudge." I said THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the 'F-dash-dash-dash' word! ---Ralphie

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Posted Oct 1, 2012 - 5:14 am

Thank you!! Email Sent :)

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Posted Oct 1, 2012 - 6:52 am

Updated! :)

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Posted Oct 1, 2012 - 6:56 am

Sending my info now :)

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Posted Oct 1, 2012 - 7:19 am

sent my information !!! had a blast last year doing it !!

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Posted Oct 1, 2012 - 7:35 am

E-mail sent. This was so fun last year. Also, if you need a last minute fill in, I am willing to help out.

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Posted Oct 1, 2012 - 7:35 am

Just sent my email...SO excited! Thank you!

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Posted Oct 1, 2012 - 8:17 am

Just emailed my info.

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Posted Oct 1, 2012 - 8:43 am

yay. Thanks packergurl, I'll send email during my lunch break.

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Posted Oct 1, 2012 - 9:32 am

I'm in :) Last year was fun!

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Posted Oct 1, 2012 - 10:13 am

Updated!

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Posted Oct 1, 2012 - 10:23 am

sent my email. cant wait to see what i can get my exchange

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Posted Oct 1, 2012 - 10:25 am

might just have to sign up for it this year. will see what i need to send later.

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Posted Oct 1, 2012 - 10:42 am

Updated! Also, I clarified the question about home-made foods. The question was written "do you mind...." whereby "yes" would mean you do mind and you don't want them and "no" would mean you don't mind them and would accept them. I got a few answers that said things like "Yes, cookies are good!" I know that's a pretty clear answer but still....in the instances where "yes" might really mean "Send them to me" and not "yes I mind, please don't", I edited the question :)

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Posted Oct 1, 2012 - 6:06 pm

Count me in :tongue1: Love it...can't wait!

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Posted Oct 1, 2012 - 6:12 pm

Looking forward to this again this year. I had so much fun shopping for my secrets Santa gifts last year. Thanks for organizing this. I know it is a lot of work.

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Posted Oct 1, 2012 - 6:34 pm

I just signed up for the secret santa. I've never participated before but read the forum posts every year - so I'm looking forward to it!

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Posted Oct 1, 2012 - 6:51 pm

To keep my sanity, I'm only adding your name after I've received your questions so if you haven't sent yet, that's why ya don't see yourself :) Updated!

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Posted Oct 2, 2012 - 5:35 am

I'm in sent info :)

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Posted Oct 2, 2012 - 8:17 am

Just sent email!




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