It's that time of year again... and a new North Pole elf is hosting this year's festivities! Want to join in on the fun? Read the rules first, then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org using "Secret Santa 2013" in the subject line. (You can also PM me if you like.) If you have any questions feel free to ask.
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. While I hope we won't be needing any please specify if you are willing to be an elf to someone in the event he/she does not receive a gift/ornament.
Please include in your email:
1. Your forum username, your name and address
2. The exchanges you would like to take part in (Secret Santa, Ornament and/or Card)
3. The answers to the questions below if you are going to be in Secret Santa/Ornament exchange
(Got suggestions for additional questions? Send them to me!)
4. Anything else you'd like your Secret Santa to know about you
Are you male or female?
Are you married?
Do you have kids? If so, gender and age
Do you have pets?
Are you allergic to anything?
Would you accept homemade food (such as cookies)?
Any absolute dislikes?
Do you have any hobbies?
Do you collect anything?
Favorite Fast Food Establishment?
Do you have a favorite candy?
What is your favorite drink?
What is your favorite color?
Do you like lotions? If so what kinds?
Do you like scented candles? What scent?
Any favorite sports teams or Nascar drivers?
What’s your favorite flower?
What's your favorite music/artist?
What's your favorite movie?
What's your favorite holiday movie?
What's your favorite author?
What's your favorite thing to do during your ‘me time’?
What is your favorite winter activity?
Something that you wouldn’t buy yourself but have always wanted?
1. Secret Santa is 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 is also 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 is also as it sounds - an exchange of holiday greeting cards. Unlike the other two, however, you send (a card) to everyone who signs up and you get (a card) from everyone who signs up! If you have a favorite holiday recipe feel free to include it with the cards you send out. There is no minimum or delivery confirmation but please understand that you send a card to everyone on the list so if 50 people join the exchange you will be spending $23.00 for postage. (The current cost for a first class stamp as of the time of this posting is 46 cents). 13 have signed up so your cost for stamps will be $5.98
4. Delivery confirmation is a MUST. Please PM/email me the tracking number and how it is being shipped (USPS or UPS) so I can keep track of everything.
5. Insurance from the USPS is also a MUST. Cost begins at $1.95 as of time of posting.
6. Make sure your item(s) is/are properly packed and with plenty of padding.
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 30th (you have until midnight ET). (I will have names out by no later than Monday, November 4th.) Sign up is now closed.
9. The last day to ship is Tuesday, December 3rd. If for some reason you cannot ship by this date you must let me know ASAP and then ship priority.
10. If you are participating in the Card Exchange please feel free to ship any time but make sure to keep holiday mail delivery times in mind.
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 2012 events or the 2013 summer event, you will not be allowed to participate.
12. Any decisions made by the exchange host are final. Each case or question will be given fair treatment and consideration; if you plead a case or ask a question and don't get a reply you like please don't complain.
Remember, this is all about having fun. Now ready, set.... GO!
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Edited by pogiporkchop, Oct 30, 2013 - 8:46 pm.