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#1 Bopeep  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 20, 2022 - 1:27 pm

 Santa Claus is Coming to Town

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 Who is ready for the GottaDeal exchanges?

If you’ve played before, you know the deal. If you have not participated, please consider joining us. We have a lot of fun!

All you need to do to get in on the fun is fill out the questionnaire below and PM it to me by October 28.

 

 
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 $30.00 for postage. (The current cost for a first-class stamp as of the time of this posting is 60 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 28th (you have until midnight CT).  I should have names out by Monday, October 31.

 
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The last day to ship is FRIDAY, December 2. 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.  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  (20)  :holiday05

BoPeep

ilikefree

jesusluvu

msyves

Coastiwife

Sunni0913

BFAddict716

tracy0504

Illinoismom

Kash

HanShotFirst

setlok73

ytmomof4

gatorburg

Spice9195

wittenlover

jstluvem

Reinholt1

Reinholt1sMom

tyreejames

 

Ornament Exchange (9) :holiday07

BoPeep

jesusluvu

msyves

Coastiwife

Sunni0913

BFAddict716

Kash

ytmomof4

jstluvem

 

Card Exchange (11)  :book:

msyves

Coastiwife

Sunni0913

BFAddict716

tracy0504

Kash

packratfamily

carheel

jstluvem

Reinholt1sMom

Hubbalance


Edited by Bopeep, Oct 29, 2022 - 11:17 am.


#2 ilikefree  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 21, 2022 - 10:12 am

I LOVE seeing this!!!! It's always so much fun!!!! Info sent already!



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Posted Sep 21, 2022 - 3:17 pm

I’ve been waiting to see this post!!!!

#4 wittenlover  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 22, 2022 - 4:58 am

Knew it was about that time! 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 22, 2022 - 9:34 am

I’m so ready for this. I will get you my information soon

#6 Reinholt1  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 26, 2022 - 9:24 pm

I have been wondering if we could get names early (like NOW) given some of the early sales the stores are having! Hate to miss a good deal!

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Posted Sep 29, 2022 - 6:18 pm

I have been wondering if we could get names early (like NOW) given some of the early sales the stores are having! Hate to miss a good deal!

I get it. I was on vacation in Branson, MO this week and went to a cute little Christmas store. I kept looking at all the ornaments thinking "Man, I wish I knew who I will be shopping for!" LOL



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Posted Sep 30, 2022 - 4:14 pm

Sign me Up!!!!! Love it every year. OE and SS please 



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Posted Oct 3, 2022 - 7:26 am

I'm in! Thanks for putting this together BoPeep.



#10 HanShotFirst  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 3, 2022 - 7:34 am

I get it. I was on vacation in Branson, MO this week and went to a cute little Christmas store. I kept looking at all the ornaments thinking "Man, I wish I knew who I will be shopping for!" LOL

I love going to that Christmas store!!!!! 



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Posted Oct 3, 2022 - 8:11 am

I get it. I was on vacation in Branson, MO this week and went to a cute little Christmas store. I kept looking at all the ornaments thinking "Man, I wish I knew who I will be shopping for!" LOL


We love Branson and the Christmas shop.

Edited by Coastiwife, Oct 3, 2022 - 8:12 am.


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Posted Oct 3, 2022 - 9:58 am

Woohoo! I am in for all 3 again.
" 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 Oct 6, 2022 - 12:50 pm

Info sent!!!!



#14 Bopeep  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 7, 2022 - 12:45 pm

3 weeks to get signed up.

 

C'mon, Come Play With Us. You'll have fun. :)



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Posted Oct 11, 2022 - 5:26 am

I normally just do the SS exchange, but this year I think I am going to do all 3 exchanges! Turning my questionnaire in now. 



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Posted Oct 13, 2022 - 11:32 am

Just over 2 weeks to join!  

 

It's shaping up to be a low turnout this year. I know things are tough though, so I certainly understand.

 

I also know not everyone hangs around all year, so some haven't trickled back in yet.



#17 HanShotFirst  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 13, 2022 - 6:15 pm

Info sent! :)



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Posted Oct 17, 2022 - 1:14 am

I swear I will get my info in today. Or at least that’s my plan. I seem to be a procrastinator the past couple years lol

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Posted Oct 18, 2022 - 9:47 am

I got it in yay me!!!

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Posted Oct 18, 2022 - 10:54 am

I got it in yay me!!!

Yay you! :)



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Posted Oct 20, 2022 - 1:08 pm

HA I’m in for cards :)

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Posted Oct 21, 2022 - 7:21 am

sent my info 



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Posted Oct 21, 2022 - 8:33 am

Info sent!



#24 Bopeep  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 21, 2022 - 12:39 pm

1 week left to get signed up!

 

C'mon and play with us. You know you want to.



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Posted Oct 24, 2022 - 12:11 pm

Info sent...finally. 



#26 Bopeep  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 24, 2022 - 2:09 pm

Info sent...finally. 

I will remove the asterisks by your name :)



#27 Bopeep  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 27, 2022 - 6:34 am

Wanna play?  Tomorrow is the sign up deadline. 

 

 

We are missing some regulars, and I hope they are okay. Like I said though, I certainly understand not being able to participate this year.



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Posted Oct 27, 2022 - 2:18 pm

Mom and I want in....just give me a little more time! Thanks for the reminder BoPeep!

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Posted Oct 27, 2022 - 4:40 pm

Info sent!

I’m late this year but life has certainly happened these past few weeks. Had to replace a transmission in my car and almost lost one of my furbabies to a nasty infection (she’s thankfully on the mend).

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 28, 2022 - 2:59 am

Info sent
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