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#1 Bopeep  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 22, 2017 - 8:00 am

:holiday15 Hello All!  It's time for the season of Giving!  And by giving, I mean Secret Santa/Ornament/Greeting Card Giving! If you want to join in on the fun, sign ups will be accepted via PM only (to me, BoPeep) in order to keep everything more organized.  Use "Secret Santa 2017" in the subject line.

 

This is not an official GottaDeal.com event, so participate at your own risk.  GottaDeal can't be held responsible if you do not receive anything.  While I hope we won't be needing any please let me know if you are willing to be an elf in case someone does not receive their SS/OE package.   :holiday11

 

Please include in your PM:
1. Your forum username, your name and address

2. Your email address, in case I need to contact you and can’t reach you through PM
3. The exchanges you would like to take part in (Secret Santa, Ornament and/or Card)
4. The answers to the questions below if you are going to be in Secret Santa/Ornament exchange
5. 
Gift wrap preference (yes or no)

6. Anything else you'd like your Secret Santa to know about you


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 (please read before signing up):
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 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 Tuesday, October 31st (you have until midnight CT).  I should have names out by Saturday, November 4.

 
9. The last day to ship is Saturday, December 9th. 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 mail them any time but make sure to keep holiday mail delivery times in mind.

11. You must be a member 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.

 

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.

 

One last note:  Please be patient if I can't get things done right away, but be assured I'm keeping track of everything.  If you have any questions at all, please ask me.

Remember, this is all about having fun. Now ready, set.... GO! 
  :holiday08

 

Signed Up:

 

Secret Santa (31)  :holiday15 

Bopeep

HanShotFirst

Lainieb

nafcmf

queenkishaa

Coastiwife

wittenlover

cjdav

Ytmomof4

Tracy0504

Stevierocks

Msyves

ILikeFree

JesusLuvU

HillBillysWife

Pepper_Mint_Tea

Willandmel

Sunni0913

Kash

Bethed

Gatorburg

Racerfan

IllinoisMom

Jenn_A

Jendeere

Spice9195

Shopping4My3Son

BFAddict716

Reinholt1

Reinholt1sMom

totallyBF

 

Ornament Exchange (14)  :holiday07 

Bopeep

nafcmf

Coastiwife

Mandy4Matt

JesusLuvU

HillBillysWife

Willandmel

Sunni0913

Bethed

Racerfan

JenDeere

Shopping4My3Son

BFAddict716

LilQuiet

 

Card Exchange (15)  :mail: 

Queenkishaa

Tracy0504

StevieRocks

Msyves

Sunni0913

Bethed

JenDeere

Bopeep

cjdav

Shopping4My3Son

BFAddict716

carheel

Reinholt1sMom

LikeHome

AndreaInNC


Edited by Bopeep, Nov 8, 2017 - 5:01 pm.


#2 wittenlover  ONLINE  

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Posted Sep 22, 2017 - 8:09 am

Woohoo! Knew it was time to visit the GD BF forums today! Thanks for hosting, Bopeep! Will get my info to you by Monday.  :trampolin


For those curious: Kitty in my pic is current furbaby, Mew, curled up in a box far too small for her. Ha! "If I fits, I sleeps!"

 

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#3 HanShotFirst  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 22, 2017 - 9:36 am

Woo Hoo!  Thanks Bopeep!



#4 ytmomof4  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 23, 2017 - 6:45 am

Yay!Im ready. Secret Santa for now.I will get you all my info asap!

#5 LainieB  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 23, 2017 - 5:45 pm

Info sent! :)

#6 nafcmf  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 24, 2017 - 8:18 am

Sending my info now.



#7 jesusluvu  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 25, 2017 - 7:40 am

I am all in. Will get list over shortly. 



#8 Bopeep  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 25, 2017 - 8:29 am

I just want to let you know, I am receiving your PMs. I have a new grand baby coming tomorrow, so things are a little hectic at the moment.  It'll probably be the end of the week when I start pulling the PMs and updating the list with who's in. 



#9 magickallight  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 25, 2017 - 8:51 am

I just want to let you know, I am receiving your PMs. I have a new grand baby coming tomorrow, so things are a little hectic at the moment.  It'll probably be the end of the week when I start pulling the PMs and updating the list with who's in. 

 

Congrats on the new Grand Baby! :) Hope he/she is healthy and happy. :)



#10 ytmomof4  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 26, 2017 - 4:18 am

I just want to let you know, I am receiving your PMs. I have a new grand baby coming tomorrow, so things are a little hectic at the moment. It'll probably be the end of the week when I start pulling the PMs and updating the list with who's in.



Congrats on the new grand baby!I just had my first on my youngest dd's bday!

#11 wittenlover  ONLINE  

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Posted Sep 26, 2017 - 6:31 am

Sent my info in!  :holiday16


For those curious: Kitty in my pic is current furbaby, Mew, curled up in a box far too small for her. Ha! "If I fits, I sleeps!"

 

NASCAR fan (particularly JGR pit crews - many friends there), diehard UM Wolverine fan, animal lover, car girl, cookie baker, singer, bargain hunter. Yep. That about covers it. lol :cool:

 


#12 ytmomof4  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 26, 2017 - 1:56 pm

Sent my info if I forgot anything please let me know

#13 tracy0504  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 26, 2017 - 8:56 pm

I just want to let you know, I am receiving your PMs. I have a new grand baby coming tomorrow, so things are a little hectic at the moment. It'll probably be the end of the week when I start pulling the PMs and updating the list with who's in.

Congrats!!!! I just had my first the beginning of this month...

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#14 Bopeep  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 29, 2017 - 5:25 pm

Thanks, y'all! This is grand baby # 4 for me, and he is as perfect and precious as his big brothers and sister <3. Congrats to you guys, as well. Babies, babies, everywhere.



#15 Bopeep  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 29, 2017 - 5:37 pm

I have updated the signed up list. If you have sent me your information, but your name isn't on the list, please let me know.  



#16 stevierocks  ONLINE  

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Posted Sep 30, 2017 - 4:42 pm

will send info ..im in



#17 msyves  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 2, 2017 - 7:56 am

I just sent my info. I can't wait for the fun to begin.



#18 jesusluvu  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 3, 2017 - 7:20 am

sending mine now 



#19 Bopeep  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 3, 2017 - 11:57 am

sending mine now 

Did you send it?  I didn't get anything from you :).



#20 jesusluvu  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 5, 2017 - 7:17 am

Did you send it?  I didn't get anything from you :).

Yes I sent it in a PM. I will resend 


Did you send it?  I didn't get anything from you :).

I did, but it looks like I sent it to bopeep1 not sure who that is. I am sending again 



#21 ilikefree  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 5, 2017 - 8:12 am

Sent! I just love this time of year!


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Posted Oct 6, 2017 - 8:57 am

Yay !!! Im in. I will send my info tonight for SS

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Posted Oct 6, 2017 - 1:43 pm

Info sent

Thank you

#24 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 7, 2017 - 5:05 am

Hmmm... maybe I'll join the secret Santa this year. I'll have to think about it... ;)



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Posted Oct 7, 2017 - 4:38 pm

Hmmm... maybe I'll join the secret Santa this year. I'll have to think about it... ;)


Yesss :) join the festivities!!!!!
Yay info sentttttt !!!!!

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Posted Oct 9, 2017 - 6:26 am

Hmmm... maybe I'll join the secret Santa this year. I'll have to think about it... ;)

 

Yes, join us. We're a great bunch of people to spread holiday cheer with.



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Posted Oct 9, 2017 - 7:37 am

Yay. Sending now

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#28 jesusluvu  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 9, 2017 - 7:56 am

Hmmm... maybe I'll join the secret Santa this year. I'll have to think about it... ;)

Brad come on over to the fun side!!!!!! 



#29 Bopeep  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 9, 2017 - 12:01 pm

Please check the lists and make sure your name is where it's supposed to be, and I haven't missed anything!  Thanks!



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Posted Oct 9, 2017 - 7:15 pm

I sent my info.


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