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#61 jesusluvu  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 31, 2018 - 2:27 pm

'Tis the last official day to sign up.  I won't get the names out until Saturday, so stragglers will have a couple extra days but if you're already here, PLEASE DON'T WAIT. :)

 

The last couple years, I've been able to switch things around and allow late comers, but it does cause some confusion.  I especially only want to send out 1 cards list this year.  (Having said all that, I hate the thought of anyone missing out so I guess we'll just see how it goes).

Oh it is really happening...yipppeeee



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Posted Oct 31, 2018 - 5:22 pm

I never get here in time. Every year I miss the Secret Santa! Count me in. I’ll pm my list in a few mins! :)

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Posted Oct 31, 2018 - 6:01 pm

Just sent my pm - I am excited to participate again. It has been a couple years but I am stoked that I checked this thread in time this year.



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Posted Oct 31, 2018 - 6:31 pm

Yayyyy let the shopping begin!!!!
Well kinda. When we receive our SS info



Happy Halloween every one !

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Posted Nov 1, 2018 - 3:11 am

Sent my info late last night, just made the time cut off I believe. Thanks Bopeep!

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Posted Nov 1, 2018 - 5:59 am

We might break an attendance record at this pace. 

 

 

 

Here is what participation looked like the last few years:

 

2017 - SS 31, OE 14, Cards 15

2016 - SS 30, OE 15, Cards 12

2015 - SS 33, OE 16, Cards 11

2014 - SS 34, OE 19, Cards 12

2013 - SS 33, OE 19, Cards 13

2012 - SS 46, OE 28, Cards 21

2011 - SS 44, OE 33, Cards 27

 

 

I just looked ....39 right now we at least improved over the past 5 years.  



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Posted Nov 1, 2018 - 6:30 am

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!"

 

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 Nov 1, 2018 - 6:30 am

I know I've already asked you all to do this, but please check the lists.  I don't want to miss anyone, or sign anyone up for something they don't want to participate in :).

 

 

Great participation this year! I'm so excited!!!



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Posted Nov 1, 2018 - 7:00 am

For those doing Secret Santa - see if you have a Penzey's Spice store in your area.  If you do, sign up for the email list.   they often run freebie specials, some require a purchase, and some do not.  They normally do $1.00 spice specials each month.  I found out about this company after the Women's March, the owner is progressive and doesn't have a problem sharing his political views.  So you either love him, or you don't.  Right now, they are offering Turkish Oregano and their Bavarian seasoning for $1.00 for a 1/4 cup jar.  They are also offering their "I will vote Kind" box of spices for only $6 (normally $19.95).  You will also get a free 1/2 cup jar of chili seasoning with a $5 purchase.  You can also check them out on Facebook to see what specials they are running too!

 

https://www.penzeys.com/

 

Trying to help my fellow GottaDealers the most bang for their buck !!!



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Posted Nov 1, 2018 - 3:58 pm

Wooo hooo !!! Can’t wait to get my person

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Posted Nov 1, 2018 - 5:07 pm

give me someone who wants a Kohl's throw..... I happened to have gotten an extra or two or so today :)



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Posted Nov 1, 2018 - 5:43 pm

give me someone who wants a Kohl's throw..... I happened to have gotten an extra or two or so today :)

Lord, ain't this the truth!  I got an extra two, or three......maybe even 4.   :sidesplit

 

But my excuse is that I had to walk by the bin of them on my way to Customer Service to pick up my orders for the first round.  :)   



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Posted Nov 2, 2018 - 2:00 pm

I just looked ....39 right now we at least improved over the past 5 years.  

Yes, next year I might have to be a bulldog all year to keep it in  the forefront of everyones mind



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Posted Nov 3, 2018 - 8:13 am

Just got my Secret Santa...let the shopping begin!!



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Posted Nov 3, 2018 - 8:51 am

Yay I got my SS !!! And “they” are a dream to shop for. Super awesome and very much like me . I am soo exited. I’ll start shipping today wooo hooooo !!!

Thank you Bopeep yayyyy

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Posted Nov 3, 2018 - 9:16 am

the Secret Santa names are out.  I will come back and do the Ornament Exchanges and send the cards list here in just a little bit.

 

 

READY...SET...GO!!



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Posted Nov 3, 2018 - 11:37 am

Ornament names, and cards lists are out.  Let me know ASAP if I got anything wrong or if I missed anyone.

 

HAVE FUN!!



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Posted Nov 3, 2018 - 12:28 pm

hoping to still get into the card exchange. Sent Bopeep a pm.  

 

- Lisa

 



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Posted Nov 3, 2018 - 1:15 pm

So excited to start shopping!! I already bought my cards!

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Posted Nov 3, 2018 - 2:22 pm

I updated the cards list :)


Edited by Bopeep, Nov 3, 2018 - 2:22 pm.


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Posted Nov 3, 2018 - 9:08 pm

Okay, my plan is to have my box packed and shipped prior to BF ans Ornament by end of the week....Not sure if it is possible but that is my goal so look out stores here I come !!!!



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Posted Nov 4, 2018 - 4:08 am

I’m so excited I already know what I will be getting my person. I am waiting to see what I can find on bf because I’m pretty sure I can get some good deals on what I’m buying

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Posted Nov 5, 2018 - 2:40 am

Yippee!! Let the fun begin

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Posted Nov 5, 2018 - 5:50 am

So excited to start shopping!! I already bought my cards!

 

I buy my cards at the end of the season and have been waiting patiently to address them...



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Posted Nov 5, 2018 - 7:34 am

Got my SS and ornament names so excited! Kohls has cute ornaments on sale plus I used my Kohls cash and a gift card i got for doing mypoint.com. Woohoo I have 40.00 with those so i got my daughter 2 really cute plagues to hang on her walls and then 2 adorable ornaments for my ornament buddy and spent 1.16 My kinda shopping.


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Posted Nov 5, 2018 - 10:58 am

For those doing Secret Santa - see if you have a Penzey's Spice store in your area.  If you do, sign up for the email list.   they often run freebie specials, some require a purchase, and some do not.  They normally do $1.00 spice specials each month.  I found out about this company after the Women's March, the owner is progressive and doesn't have a problem sharing his political views.  So you either love him, or you don't.  Right now, they are offering Turkish Oregano and their Bavarian seasoning for $1.00 for a 1/4 cup jar.  They are also offering their "I will vote Kind" box of spices for only $6 (normally $19.95).  You will also get a free 1/2 cup jar of chili seasoning with a $5 purchase.  You can also check them out on Facebook to see what specials they are running too!

 

https://www.penzeys.com/

 

Trying to help my fellow GottaDealers the most bang for their buck !!!

 

Thanks for the heads up!  Didn't even know about this place and I am in Raleigh!  Yay!



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Posted Nov 7, 2018 - 3:26 pm

Got my SS person - so excited to start shopping. Hope they like a Kohl's throw cause you all know I have a problem with buying a few too many  :sidesplit


Edited by momlori, Nov 7, 2018 - 3:27 pm.


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Posted Nov 8, 2018 - 5:23 pm

:( missed it again this year dang


i wish everyday was black friday :g_laughin

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Posted Nov 9, 2018 - 5:25 pm

Dang it I had the ornament and everything boxed up but could not take it to the post office today. Will ship tomorrow but it is the earliest I have ever got it out so I am happy. 



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Posted Nov 11, 2018 - 6:04 pm

Will start my SS shopping tomorrow. Should be interesting :)


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