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#1 pogiporkchop  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 18, 2014 - 9:24 pm

It's that time of year again... and Chief Elf is again hosting this year's festivities! Want to join in on the fun? Read the rules first, then email me at kevs722@aol.com using "Secret Santa 2014" in the subject line. (You can also PM me if you like - it'll likely be quicker.) If you have any questions feel free to ask. (It's basically the same as last year.) Registration is now closed.

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.
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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
4. Anything else you'd like your Secret Santa to know about you
5. Gift wrap preference (yes or no)

The Questions...

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?
Anything else?

The Rules:
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 $24.50 for postage. (The current cost for a first class stamp as of the time of this posting is 49 cents).

4. Tracking (aka 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. If you send via USPS Priority it should be included at no charge, but it is always best to check for yourself.

5. Insurance from the USPS is also a MUST. Check with the post office nearest you for the cost.

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 29th (you have until midnight ET). (I will have names out by no later than Monday, November 3rd.) Registration is now closed.

9. The last day to ship is Friday, December 5th. 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 2013 events or the 2014 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! :D


Secret Santa (34)
stevierocks
Hillbillyswife
Pepper_Mint_Tea
nafcmf
Racerfan
Spice9195
msyves
Kash
tracypa26
willandmel
Bopeep
ytmomof4
gatorburg
momlori
tyreejames
queenkishaa
lis415529
robertmorr1999
misstaken
wittenlover
hockeyfanamo
jendeere
Reinholt1
Reinholt1sMom
sbaldasare
Illinoismom
npg
princez916
frugalnotcheap
lilquiet
raven20_79
NovemberDiva
whynot0224
jesusluvu

Ornament Exchange (19)
Hillbillyswife
Pepper_Mint_Tea
nafcmf
Racerfan
tracypa26
willandmel
Bopeep
lis415529
robertmorr1999
Mandy4Matt
hockeyfanamo
jendeere
sbaldasare
princez916
swampbaby
Bfaddict716
frugalnotcheap
lilquiet
jesusluvu

Card Exchange (12)
stevierocks
tracypa26
ytmomof4
queenkishaa
robertmorr1999
hockeyfanamo
princez916
vic13
swampbaby
Kimmisue
Bfaddict716
frugalnotcheap

Edited by pogiporkchop, Nov 3, 2014 - 7:15 am.


#2 ytmomof4  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 19, 2014 - 2:29 am

Yay!Im excited for this.The way our summer was I need some holiday cheer.Cant wait will get you my info soon.

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Posted Sep 19, 2014 - 3:55 am

Welcome back pork chop..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i hope your feeling a lot better!!

sent mine to you.. have fun everyone!!!



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Posted Sep 19, 2014 - 8:40 am

Just sent mine.  Thank you.  Looking forward to doing this again this year.



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Posted Sep 19, 2014 - 8:57 am

:holiday15 Info sent via GD/message mail :), this year I am partaking in SS/Ornament Exchange.

 

Last year I only did SS. This year its gonna be more fun !!!

 

:holiday14 I can't wait to begin my shopping for my persons :holiday08. The irony last year I was late & luckily I was still able to participate, while this year

I'm making sure to be an early birdie :holiday07....so exitedddddddd :)



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Posted Sep 19, 2014 - 11:01 am

I just sent my info to your email. Thank for doing this. Can't wait to start shopping.



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Posted Sep 19, 2014 - 11:37 am

Information sent!!

Thank you for hosting :)



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Posted Sep 19, 2014 - 1:39 pm

Welcome back. I've pm'd (if that's a word) you my info. 



#9 pogiporkchop  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 19, 2014 - 6:54 pm

Thanks to all who have sent info so far! I will be making the first update sometime tomorrow.

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Posted Sep 19, 2014 - 7:21 pm

Yay, Thank you for having us !!! Can't wait !!!!

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Posted Sep 20, 2014 - 7:43 am

I've never participated, but want to this year.  I will send a pm soon :)



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Posted Sep 20, 2014 - 8:15 am

We'll be glad to have you! It's even more fun when first timers join in on the fun!

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Posted Sep 20, 2014 - 7:47 pm

Please make sure you are indicating which exchange(s) you want to take part in. :)



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Posted Sep 21, 2014 - 2:15 pm

:gdbouquet1: Hi just curious what counts as  "some posting activity" ?  

 

I have been here for 9 years but I'm more of a reader less of poster as you can see but I'd love to exchange cards. Thanks 


Edited by Kimmisue, Sep 21, 2014 - 2:16 pm.


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Posted Sep 21, 2014 - 5:06 pm

I would love to participate in all three.

I seldom post but consistently read. I participated back in 2009 for ss and oe.

Edited by tracypa26, Sep 21, 2014 - 5:07 pm.


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Posted Sep 22, 2014 - 6:49 am

PM sent.  I was having some trouble pasting the info so if it all disappeared please let me know and I'll email it instead.  Thanks so much!!



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Posted Sep 22, 2014 - 9:51 am

Woot woot!

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Posted Sep 22, 2014 - 10:06 am

Sent you my info

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Posted Sep 22, 2014 - 10:39 am

:gdbouquet1: Hi just curious what counts as  "some posting activity" ?  
 
I have been here for 9 years but I'm more of a reader less of poster as you can see but I'd love to exchange cards. Thanks 


I've sent you a PM. :)

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Posted Sep 22, 2014 - 3:24 pm

I just sent my info. This is I think my 3 year of doing the SS. Dont know if you keep the questions from the other years or not. I added alot more info this year if you do keep the old questions. Cause had time waiting for sleepy hollow to come on to think about the questions this time lol, 



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Posted Sep 22, 2014 - 7:43 pm

Gatorburg: I think I still have last year's exchange info on my computer.  Do you want me to add that to what you've sent if I find it?

 

To all who have sent info so far, you should be on the lists.  Please check to make sure you are on the correct exchange lists.  Also, a new question was added regarding gift wrapping (in red).  Let me know if you have a preference.


Edited by pogiporkchop, Sep 22, 2014 - 7:50 pm.


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Posted Sep 23, 2014 - 3:47 am

Gatorburg: I think I still have last year's exchange info on my computer.  Do you want me to add that to what you've sent if I find it?

 

To all who have sent info so far, you should be on the lists.  Please check to make sure you are on the correct exchange lists.  Also, a new question was added regarding gift wrapping (in red).  Let me know if you have a preference.

Sure if you can find it.  I do not care if mine is gift wrapped or not it is up to the SS. 



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Posted Sep 23, 2014 - 7:31 am

Get back from vacation and saw this - it keeps getting better and better



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Posted Sep 23, 2014 - 12:10 pm

PM sent!



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Posted Sep 23, 2014 - 2:12 pm

Get back from vacation and saw this - it keeps getting better and better


I know, they do keep getting better !!

When I saw this post I was soo exited ;)

Edited by Pepper_Mint_Tea, Sep 23, 2014 - 2:14 pm.


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Posted Sep 25, 2014 - 9:05 am

Info sent.  I can't wait to start shopping 

 

 

:holiday15 



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Posted Sep 25, 2014 - 9:41 am

I would like to participate in the ornament and card exchanges!  Will send my info later tonight.  Thanks!!!



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Posted Sep 26, 2014 - 4:19 am

Info sent.  I can't wait to start shopping 
 
 
:holiday15



Me too :)) I feel the same way :D

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Posted Sep 26, 2014 - 6:25 am

I found some very nice items at my newest favorite shop... wanted to buy them on the spot but I'm going to wait until the last minute to decide if I'm going to take part this year.

 

Oh, and the accounting firm hasn't decided on an official photo yet (see avatar, hehe).



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Posted Sep 26, 2014 - 3:21 pm

I participated last year, but I haven't posted during the summer. I sent my info just in case I still qualify, I have been a member for a while so hopefully I can. :)




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