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#1 Bopeep  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 17, 2021 - 6:22 am

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

 

 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 Friday, October 29.  Please put "Secret Santa 2021" in the subject line.  I will do my best to have the names picked and back out to you by Monday, November 1. 

 

 
You know there must 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 $29.00 for postage. (The current cost for a first class stamp as of the time of this posting is 58 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 Friday, October 29th (you have until midnight CT).  I should have names out by Monday, November 1.

 
9. The last day to ship is TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30
This is earlier than usual, while still being after traditional Black Friday. If for some reason you cannot ship by this date, please let me know ASAP and then ship priority.  **Please remember shipping is taking longer. Please try to ship earlier than this date if at all possible.

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. **Again, remember the mail is taking longer than normal.

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.  THIS IS SO IMPORTANT

 

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 (I don’t include your email address with the information to your SS)
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, diabetes, 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 or Walmart, 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 (24)  :holiday10   

Bopeep

ilikefree

sunni0913

gatorburg

msyves

colemandawn4905

HanShotFirst

tracy0504

BFAddict716

Reinholt1

Reinholt1smom

Kash

Illinoismom

Jesusluvu

Coastiwife

budgets$sexy

hillbillyswife

jstluvem

vern28

Pepper_Mint_Tea

wittenlover

Ytmomof4

tyreejames

stevierocks

 

Ornament Exchange (10)  :holiday07 

Bopeep

sunni0913

colemandawn4905

BFAddict716

Jesusluvu

Coastiwife

msyves

hillbillyswife

jstluvem

Pepper_Mint_Tea

 

Card Exchange (10) :mail:

sunni0913   

msyves 

Carheel

tracy0504

BFAddict716

Reinholt1smom

hillbillyswife

hillbillyswife's mom

jstluvem

stevierocks


Edited by Bopeep, Nov 12, 2021 - 11:19 am.


#2 Bopeep  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 17, 2021 - 6:30 am

tl;dr - 

 

Sign up by 10/29

 

Ship by 11/30

 

Post here when you receive your package!

 

HAVE FUN!



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Posted Sep 18, 2021 - 4:25 am

YEA!!!!! I am in. I look forward to this every year. 



#4 ytmomof4  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 18, 2021 - 9:32 am

Yay this post is up. I will get you my info soon

#5 budgetsRsexy  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 18, 2021 - 10:51 am

Yay! Super excited to see this post. Guess I had better set aside some time to answer the questions.

#6 ilikefree  ONLINE  

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Posted Sep 19, 2021 - 7:56 am

Info sent!



#7 tracy0504  ONLINE  

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Posted Sep 20, 2021 - 11:23 am

It's that time again!!!!

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Posted Sep 20, 2021 - 12:21 pm

I am in for all 3!! I will send my info soon!
" I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life":D

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Posted Sep 21, 2021 - 11:59 am

Yahoo! It really is getting to be that time of year already. Thank you Bopeep for taking this on again. I’ll get my questions filled out and submitted.

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Posted Sep 22, 2021 - 7:47 am

Yes, I am in for the OE as well 



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Posted Sep 23, 2021 - 1:14 pm

sent my SS info in 



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Posted Sep 25, 2021 - 10:21 am

Yay! Need to get my info sent in. One of my favorite things to be a part of every year.

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 Sep 29, 2021 - 11:49 am

Just sent my info. Happy times.

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Posted Sep 29, 2021 - 3:23 pm

Sending now woohoo

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Posted Sep 30, 2021 - 7:58 am

Is anyone else having a hard time answering the questions? I don’t know what that says about me, either I’m boring or just fortunate enough to not have many wants/needs right now. Oh no, or maybe it means my inner child is growing up too… NOOOOOO, don’t leave me ten year old me!

#16 Bopeep  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 30, 2021 - 9:06 am

Is anyone else having a hard time answering the questions? I don’t know what that says about me, either I’m boring or just fortunate enough to not have many wants/needs right now. Oh no, or maybe it means my inner child is growing up too… NOOOOOO, don’t leave me ten year old me!

I totally get it! I find myself saying, "um, don't really have one" a lot, and I know that's not helpful.  I even said out loud "why are we still asking this question?" on the what have you always wanted but would never buy yourself question. LOL

 

I'm always open to suggestions if we want to change the questionnaire up!



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Posted Oct 2, 2021 - 6:31 pm

Is anyone else having a hard time answering the questions? I don’t know what that says about me, either I’m boring or just fortunate enough to not have many wants/needs right now. Oh no, or maybe it means my inner child is growing up too… NOOOOOO, don’t leave me ten year old me!

I’m struggling too!  Lol.  



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Posted Oct 3, 2021 - 5:32 pm

I would like to sign up for card exchange, will send information.

#19 Bopeep  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 6, 2021 - 7:31 am

Just over 3 weeks to get your name on the lists. 

 

Come on, come play with us!



#20 tracy0504  ONLINE  

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Posted Oct 7, 2021 - 4:35 am

Just over 3 weeks to get your name on the lists.

Come on, come play with us!

Info sent, don't mind the 2022 in the subject

#21 Bopeep  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 12, 2021 - 1:30 pm

2 and a half weeks to get your names in the hat.



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Posted Oct 14, 2021 - 7:29 am

I NEED to join SS @ OE this year . I’ll send my info after work tonight ✨✨



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Posted Oct 15, 2021 - 10:05 pm

Mom and I are in!

 

 

I didn't even have to beg Bopeep to start early this year!  LOL!

 

Thanks Bopeep for coordinating all of us again this year!!

 

 

 

I am happy to be an elf again this year if you need one.


Edited by Reinholt1, Oct 15, 2021 - 10:07 pm.


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Posted Oct 17, 2021 - 10:40 am

Finally got my questions answered. Sent you a pm with them Bopeep.

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Posted Oct 18, 2021 - 10:29 am

I did NOT forget I promise. Just insanely busy with work. And other things lol. Posting today or tomorrow



#26 Bopeep  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 20, 2021 - 12:12 pm

Just a little over a week to get signed up!   I'm about to send a reminder email to the folks that usually participate but we haven't heard from.  We have 5 that have said they want to play, but haven't gotten their info in (they may have changed their mind, no shame in that).  Please check the lists to make sure I didn't miss you!



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Posted Oct 21, 2021 - 4:42 am

Okay, finally have sent my information in. 



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Posted Oct 21, 2021 - 6:52 am

Finally figured out how to log in on my new phone!! Info sent for Ss and OE

Edited by Coastiwife, Oct 21, 2021 - 6:53 am.


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Posted Oct 23, 2021 - 1:02 pm

Info sent for secret Santa! Looking forward to participating again!

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Posted Oct 24, 2021 - 4:34 am

Sent information
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