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#31 Pepper_Mint_Tea  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 24, 2021 - 3:54 pm

Finally INFO SENT, I need SS & OE this year please <3. Thank you Bo Peep. I’m soooooo exited !!!! Who else got carried away sending their SS questionnaire !


Edited by Pepper_Mint_Tea, Oct 25, 2021 - 6:47 pm.


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Posted Oct 24, 2021 - 4:34 pm

Finally INFO SENT, I need SS & OE this year please <3. Thank you Bo Peep. I’m soooooo exited !!!! Who else got carried away sending their SS questionnaire ? ‍♀.


There is no such thing as having too much information when it comes to this sort of exchange. I find it really helpful when I get lots of interests and ideas. I feel bad for mine as I have pretty limited interests these days due to anticipated major downsizing in the future and health restrictions. No matter what though I’m sure I’ll have a great time participating.

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Posted Oct 25, 2021 - 5:05 am

Day job’s been busy! Thanks for the email to remind me the deadline is fast approaching, BoPeep! It’s on my list to get my info back to you hopefully today.

Edited to add: Info sent!!!

Edited by wittenlover, Oct 25, 2021 - 6:37 am.

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 Oct 25, 2021 - 7:09 am

The lists have gotten longer (yay!). Please check to make sure I have them right.



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Posted Oct 25, 2021 - 8:27 am

I finally got my info sent. I’m a procrastinator lol

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Posted Oct 25, 2021 - 6:52 pm

There is no such thing as having too much information when it comes to this sort of exchange. I find it really helpful when I get lots of interests and ideas. I feel bad for mine as I have pretty limited interests these days due to anticipated major downsizing in the future and health restrictions. No matter what though I’m sure I’ll have a great time 

 

 

 
 

Aawwe. I am sure your info is sufficient for your SS. They will have a great time shopping for your goodies & that’s a great part of the whole process. I can say I also have so much fun shopping for my SS. I put love into their gift and it’s a great way to start the holiday seasons. But yeah, I feel I got a little carried away with my answers this year lol. I just needed a little fun in my life and boy did I have it while filling out my questions ba-ahahahahhahahaha. Well my dear I hope you have a good Thanksgiving & jolly merry Christmas!!!!! :holiday13  :holiday15  :holiday16  :holiday07



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Posted Oct 25, 2021 - 6:55 pm

I finally got my info sent. I’m a procrastinator lol

 
 

Meeeee too lol I barely made it too close to the deadline I think !!! Yikes. I participate every year and God knows I was NOT going to miss out on the fun this year. Also, it’s like a fun holiday tradition for me now lol.  :holiday15



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Posted Oct 25, 2021 - 6:58 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!

 

Everything looks great. Thank you for your hard work Bopeep  :gdinlove:



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Posted Oct 27, 2021 - 4:02 am

Oh how the list has grown.. yippie



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Posted Oct 27, 2021 - 11:59 am

2 more days! 

 

Come play with us.



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Posted Oct 27, 2021 - 3:27 pm

Secret Santa info sent!!

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Posted Oct 29, 2021 - 6:34 am

This is it.

 

Today is the last day to sign up.



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Posted Oct 30, 2021 - 9:25 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.

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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 (23) :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


Ornament Exchange (10) :holiday07

Bopeep

sunni0913

colemandawn4905

BFAddict716

Jesusluvu

Coastiwife

msyves

hillbillyswife

jstluvem

Pepper_Mint_Tea


Card Exchange (9) :mail:

sunni0913

msyves

Carheel

tracy0504

BFAddict716

Reinholt1smom

hillbillyswife

hillbillyswife's mom

jstluvem

Oh no there is an odd number for the SS.

#44 HanShotFirst  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 30, 2021 - 9:59 am

Can’t wait to get my name! I’m ready to start shopping! 



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Posted Oct 30, 2021 - 1:59 pm

Oh no there is an odd number for the SS.

That'll be ok, they aren't 1:1 exchanges :).



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Posted Oct 30, 2021 - 2:05 pm

OK folks, the lists are out!  I was getting a little lost, and confusing myself, so please let me know ASAP if you didn't get a list you should have gotten :).  Also, I lost connection halfway through, and when I got back in I noticed some of my messages posted twice. So sorry if that's annoying. LOL

 

Alright, then...

 

Ready...

 

Set...

 

SHOP!



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Posted Oct 30, 2021 - 2:23 pm

YAY! 



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Posted Oct 30, 2021 - 5:57 pm

Let the shopping begin!!!!

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Posted Oct 31, 2021 - 8:10 am

Ornaments purchased and secret Santa started!!!

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Posted Oct 31, 2021 - 9:54 am

I managed to erase a name on the cards list. I'm so sorry about that. I've sent a corrected list out. Please let me know if you didn't get it.  Thanks!



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Posted Oct 31, 2021 - 10:39 am

Ornaments purchased and secret Santa started!!!

Holy cow that has to be some of the fastest shopping I’ve ever seen! I’m only just reading my person’s information to start brainstorming

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Posted Oct 31, 2021 - 1:55 pm

I’m stuck in the house healing from Melanoma reconstruction surgery. I have nothing else to do but shop online and listen to audio books.

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Posted Oct 31, 2021 - 3:50 pm

Ornaments purchased and secret Santa started!!!

Holey Moley!  I picked up a couple of things today while I was out and about town for my SS! 



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Posted Nov 3, 2021 - 6:59 am

We had a change in address for someone on the cards list.  The new address has been sent out. Please let me know if you didn't get it!



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Posted Nov 3, 2021 - 7:39 am

To Me: This year you will be done early.......



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Posted Nov 3, 2021 - 4:09 pm

To Me: This year you will be done early.......

LOL



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Posted Nov 3, 2021 - 4:19 pm

I brought home a couple small cardboard boxes that I stole from the recycling bin at work so I have something to ship my gift in once I buy it. That counts for progress right?

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Posted Nov 4, 2021 - 3:13 pm

LOL! I started shopping BEFORE I got my and mom's names! Some stuff is just too good to pass up. And sure enough one person listed that item on their list.

Still got a ways to go yet though.

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Posted Nov 4, 2021 - 3:57 pm

My SS shopping has officially begun! Woot!

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 Nov 7, 2021 - 3:31 pm

My first item for my SS arrived today :) now to find the rest of what I want to get




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