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#1 Bopeep  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 20, 2018 - 3:26 pm

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It’s that time of year! Can you feel the excitement?  It is time to sign up for the GottaDEAL Exchanges! If you want to join in on the fun, please send me a PM no later than Wednesday, October 31.  Please put "Secret Santa 2018" in the subject line.  I will do my best to have the names picked and back out to you by Saturday, November 3.

 

 
You know there have to be rules, so here they are (please read before signing up
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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 $25.00 for postage. (The current cost for a first class stamp as of the time of this posting is 50 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. 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 (you have until midnight CT).  I should have names out by Saturday, November 3.

 
9. The last day to ship is Saturday, December 8th. If for some reason you cannot ship by this date please 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
, 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. If you participate in the SS/OE, please post when you receive your package even if you are waiting until later to open. 

 

13. Any decisions made by the exchange host are final. Each case or question will be given fair treatment and consideration.

 

 

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 participate in Secret Santa/Ornament exchange

 

 

Are you male or female?

What is your t-shirt size?
Are you married?

Kids? If so, gender and age

Pets?

Allergies, restrictions, etc that your SS may need to know?
Would you accept homemade food (such as cookies)?
Any absolute dislikes?

Anything you really don’t want any more of (i.e. coffee cups, knick knacks, etc)?
Favorite Crafts or Hobbies?

What do you do for a living?

What is something you like to do with your family?
Do you collect anything?

Favorite Fast Food Establishment?

Favorite Candy/Sweet/Finger Food?

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 type of music? 

Who is your favorite musical artist?
What's your favorite movie?
What's your favorite holiday movie?

What kind of books do you like to read?

Do you have a favorite author? Who?
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?

Would you prefer your gifts wrapped, or no?

If you had $10 to shop for yourself at Target, what would you likely look for?
What else would you like your Secret Santa to know?

 

 

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.

 

Speaking of not receiving anything, hopefully everything goes as planned and no elves are needed, but please let me know if you are willing to step up in case someone does not receive their SS/OE package. 

 

 

Secret Santa (39)  :holiday09

Bopeep

ilikefree

LainieB

HanShotFirst

Tracy0504

Hillbillyswife

Jstluvem

gatorburg

willandmel

MsYves

NAFCMF

Wittenlover

cjdav

Illinoismom

JesusLuvU

Kash

Bethed

Queenkishaa

Stationchief

Coastiwife

MomLori

Pepper_Mint_Tea

Sunni0913

RacerFan

Reinholt1

Reinholt1sMom

Colemandawn4905

jendeere

BFAddict716

stevierocks

ytmomof4

tyreejames

AndreaInNC

dantegirl

Jenn_A

shaneberry21

silverstreak24

nikkilugi

BudgetsRsexy

Ornament Exchange  (16) :holiday07

Bopeep

Hillbillyswife

Jstluvem

willandmel

NAFCMF

JesusLuvU

Bethed

Coastiwife

Pepper_Mint_Tea

Sunni0913

RacerFan

colemandawn4905

BFAddict716

dantegirl

shaneberry21

nikkilugi

 

Card Exchange  (16) :mail:

Tracy0504

Jstluvem

MsYves

cjdav

Bethed

Stationchief

Coastiwife

Sunni0913

Carheel

Reinholt1sMom

jendeere

BFAddict716

stevierocks

AndreaInNC

shaneberry21

LikeHome


Edited by Bopeep, Nov 3, 2018 - 2:20 pm.


#2 LainieB  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 20, 2018 - 5:48 pm

Yeah! I’ve been waiting for this!

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Posted Sep 20, 2018 - 5:59 pm

With this, it's officially BF season in my book!   :)



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Posted Sep 20, 2018 - 6:29 pm

I’ve been keeping my eye out for this thread. I didn’t join in on the fun last year and regretted it. Not going to make that mistake again! Thanks for hosting this event.

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Posted Sep 20, 2018 - 9:26 pm

Yup, it's that time again!!!! I have been waiting for this to open up...

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Posted Sep 21, 2018 - 7:52 am

Will work on getting my PM in soon! Yay! :)


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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Posted Sep 21, 2018 - 8:48 am

Yes...... I am all in. I love the surprises every year



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Posted Sep 21, 2018 - 1:11 pm

Info sent!!!!



#9 Bopeep  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 21, 2018 - 5:12 pm

Info sent!!!!

WooHoo!  And, we're OFF :)



#10 LainieB  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 22, 2018 - 5:06 pm

Sent my info! 😀

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Posted Sep 22, 2018 - 5:13 pm

Will be working on my info soon was looking forward to this again



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Posted Sep 23, 2018 - 8:44 am

Count me in! Sending my info soon!



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Posted Sep 24, 2018 - 6:45 am

I read all your lists as they come in, and I mentally start shopping as I read. LOL.  



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Posted Sep 25, 2018 - 9:54 am

Sent info 🎄🎄🎄

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Posted Sep 25, 2018 - 11:47 am

Yay I’m excited I will send in my info within the next day or two!!

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Posted Sep 26, 2018 - 3:14 pm

info sent



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Posted Sep 27, 2018 - 12:06 am

Woohoo!!
Information sent

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Posted Sep 27, 2018 - 7:51 pm

Hello all!    I'll get the info to Bopeep later this weekend.  But count me and mom in again this year!  

 

Thank you BoPeep for coordinating this once again!!  :gdclap:



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Posted Sep 29, 2018 - 8:36 am

Can't wait, will send info as soon as I can.

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Posted Sep 29, 2018 - 1:45 pm

Info Sent :gdclap:



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Posted Sep 29, 2018 - 6:30 pm

Info sent!

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Posted Oct 3, 2018 - 7:08 am

Info sent! :)


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:

 


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Posted Oct 8, 2018 - 9:56 am

I just sent you a PM :)



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Posted Oct 8, 2018 - 2:33 pm

I am in for all 3 again this year. I will get your info ASAP

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Posted Oct 9, 2018 - 10:25 am

Oh, what the heck. Count me in for the first time :D


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Posted Oct 13, 2018 - 7:38 pm

Time is moving fast!  2 1/2 weeks to get your info in.

 

Also, please check the lists to make sure your name is there if you've already turned your list in.  I don't want to miss anybody :).



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Posted Oct 14, 2018 - 9:43 am

I missed last year as I was changing jobs but look forward to this year



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Posted Oct 15, 2018 - 1:44 pm

Count me in for: SS & OE

Yayyyyyyy I’m soooooooo exited it hurtsssssss

Also I’ll be a Christmas 🎄 Elf 🧝‍♀️ ❤️

Edited by Pepper_Mint_Tea, Oct 15, 2018 - 1:46 pm.


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Posted Oct 15, 2018 - 3:18 pm

I sent info :)

Thanks Bopeep

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Posted Oct 16, 2018 - 5:37 am

My info has been sent! Count me in for all 3!! Can't wait to shop!! People who are in the ornament exchange please put what your tree theme is if you have one so we know what kind of ornament to buy so it matches your tree!!


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