Secret Santa 2017 Sign-up

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Secret Santa 2017 Sign-up

Post by UncleBob » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:13 pm

(Guidelines unashamedly stolen from mont974x4 last year)

To make sure this event is a success, here are some guidelines I ask each participant agree to before signing up.

1. As a gift, you may send anything you think the recipient would like. Pipe-related items or tobacco are always acceptable. If you want to send an estate pipe, please make sure it is clean and smokeable. Handmade items are great (and enjoyable), but watch for perishables. In terms of cost, $20 is our minimum, not including shipping. This year, there is no maximum except what your budget can bear. Please keep in mind, whatever you give may not be reciprocated in value, but it will be reciprocated in thoughtfulness and heart. Michael Scott gave an iPod once and received a pot holder. He was disappointed. Don't be a Michael Scott. Actually, this is good advice. Pay attention short stack.

2. With respect to tobaccos, please try to stay within the preferred category that will be provided in the message I will send you. If you'd like to send a cigar that's cool if you know your recipient likes to herf. Check out the many "what are you smoking/sniffling/cigaring" threads for ideas. I'm not going to tell you not to include a baked good, as pies are legendary around here. Do be mindful that not all states are "green" if you know what I mean.

3. Please mail your package in time, so your recipient will receive it by Christmas. December 15th is a good target shipping date, but whatever. You can ship it earlier and make it a Thanksgiving to remember, but LAME. Factor in the extended time it takes to ship packages during the holidays. I recommend putting your real return address on the package, but you can use Bugsy the Wonder Husky as the name.

4. Please use priority mail with delivery confirmation or another shipping method that allows us to trace the package. Alternately you could use an online vendor or your local B&M and let them deal with the shipping.

5. PLEASE, if you don't truly want to send a gift or you feel that it will be a burden on you, DO NOT SIGN UP AS A PARTICIPANT! Seriously.

6. If you do not receive anything from your appointed Santa by January 5, 2016, contact me and I will give you their name and email address, so that you can work it out with them. I'll help as I am able, but I will not stand in the middle of any dispute unless it looks a good time. Events like these work on trust, but you should know there is a chance of not receiving a gift if you draw a lump of coal as a Santa.
PS - Weather plays a part as we learned last year. Please be forthcoming in communication if power permits. Those who clearly communicated what took place are not blacklisted even though their gifts may be floating on the Potomac.

7. Please do not ask me to assign someone in particular to be your recipient. Assignments are made randomly based on a bag of Skittles.

8. I will close registrations on November 11th. The cut-off date will allow for more time to secure your gift and to get it in the mail before Christmas.

9. This event is open to members in good standing age 18 or older who live in the US. Due to customs duties/taxes/administrative fees we must exclude those inside the rest of the world. 'MURICA!

10. Some people just like to give more and be crazy generous. If that describes you, you may be interested in sponsoring those who cannot participate this year due to hardship. If you are willing and able indicate your desire to send an extra gift with the other information I'm requesting below. You may not get asked to sponsor, but you're still a diamond.

To sign up send me a PM with the following information:

Real Name
Address
Phone number
Wish list (tobacco preferences, etc.)
Are you willing to sponsor?

Please don't post that info in this thread.

If you know of someone who should be sponsored, let me know and I'll ask for their details/participation/pants size.

:taco:
Last edited by UncleBob on Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:37 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Secret Santa 2017 Sign-up

Post by UncleBob » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:18 pm

From the other thread:
Jester wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:53 am
1. Jared - Address received
2. DepartedLight - Address received
3. FredS
4. sweetandsour
5. Jester - Address recieved
6. UncleBob - Address recieved
7. Bloodhound - Address received
8. JimVH
9. Jocose - Address received
10. Tuttle
11. JudgeRusty - Address received
12. ReverendThom - Address received
13. durangopipe - Address received
Last edited by UncleBob on Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:47 pm, edited 5 times in total.
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Re: Secret Santa 2017 Sign-up

Post by UncleBob » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:41 pm

If you would like to help sponsor a package to JMG, please PM. We will need to mail it soon, I would think.
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Re: Secret Santa 2017 Sign-up

Post by UncleBob » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:27 am

From the other thread:
Jester wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:53 am
1. Jared - Address received
2. DepartedLight - Address received
3. FredS
4. sweetandsour
5. Jester - Address recieved
6. UncleBob - Address recieved
7. Bloodhound - Address received
8. JimVH - Address received
9. Jocose - Address received
10. Tuttle
11. JudgeRusty - Address received
12. ReverendThom - Address received
13. durangopipe - Address received
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"Many of the points here, taken to their logical conclusions, don't hold up to logic; they're simply Godded-up ways of saying "I don't like that." - Skip

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Re: Secret Santa 2017 Sign-up

Post by UncleBob » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:31 pm

Bumpage
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Re: Secret Santa 2017 Sign-up

Post by UncleBob » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:24 pm

From the other thread:
Jester wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:53 am
1. Jared - Address received
2. DepartedLight - Address received
3. FredS
4. sweetandsour
5. Jester - Address recieved
6. UncleBob - Address recieved
7. Bloodhound - Address received
8. JimVH - Address received
9. Jocose - Address received
10. Tuttle
11. JudgeRusty - Address received
12. ReverendThom - Address received
13. durangopipe - Address received
14. sweetandsour - Adress received
"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Many of the points here, taken to their logical conclusions, don't hold up to logic; they're simply Godded-up ways of saying "I don't like that." - Skip

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Re: Secret Santa 2017 Sign-up

Post by sweetandsour » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:37 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:24 pm
From the other thread:
Jester wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:53 am
1. Jared - Address received
2. DepartedLight - Address received
3. FredS
4. sweetandsour
5. Jester - Address recieved
6. UncleBob - Address recieved
7. Bloodhound - Address received
8. JimVH - Address received
9. Jocose - Address received
10. Tuttle
11. JudgeRusty - Address received
12. ReverendThom - Address received
13. durangopipe - Address received
14. sweetandsour - Adress received
Interesting.
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Each one busy with his prayers,
"We are lost!" the captain shouted,
As he staggered down the stairs.

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Re: Secret Santa 2017 Sign-up

Post by Bloodhound » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:15 am

sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:37 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:24 pm
From the other thread:
Jester wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:53 am
1. Jared - Address received
2. DepartedLight - Address received
3. FredS
4. sweetandsour
5. Jester - Address recieved
6. UncleBob - Address recieved
7. Bloodhound - Address received
8. JimVH - Address received
9. Jocose - Address received
10. Tuttle
11. JudgeRusty - Address received
12. ReverendThom - Address received
13. durangopipe - Address received
14. sweetandsour - Adress received
Interesting.
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Re: Secret Santa 2017 Sign-up

Post by Jester » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:28 am

Bloodhound wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:15 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:37 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:24 pm
From the other thread:
Jester wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:53 am
1. Jared - Address received
2. DepartedLight - Address received
3. FredS
4. sweetandsour
5. Jester - Address recieved
6. UncleBob - Address recieved
7. Bloodhound - Address received
8. JimVH - Address received
9. Jocose - Address received
10. Tuttle
11. JudgeRusty - Address received
12. ReverendThom - Address received
13. durangopipe - Address received
14. sweetandsour - Adress received
15.Jester
Interesting.
Shhhhh Don't say nuttin and ya might get 2 gift boxes
Very interesting :lol:
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Re: Secret Santa 2017 Sign-up

Post by 7formy1911 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:43 am

I'm in, PM headed to you shortly.
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Re: Secret Santa 2017 Sign-up

Post by UncleBob » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:48 am

1. Jared - Address received
2. DepartedLight - Address received
3. FredS - Address received
4. 7formy1911 - Address received
5. Jester - Address recieved
6. UncleBob - Address recieved
7. Bloodhound - Address received
8. JimVH - Address received
9. Jocose - Address received
10. Tuttle -- Address received
11. JudgeRusty - Address received
12. ReverendThom - Address received
13. durangopipe - Address received
14. sweetandsour - Address received
Last edited by UncleBob on Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:31 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Secret Santa 2017 Sign-up

Post by Bloodhound » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:59 pm

The purchasing of the Secret Santa Gift pack has begun! Don't even know who the recipient will be...but stuff is catching my eye :bacon:
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Re: Secret Santa 2017 Sign-up

Post by FredS » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:10 pm

Hold on. Is this the official Secret Santa thread? I've not been looking in on the other one because I thought this was the place. But I see that some folks have sent their address to Santa and I don't even know who's his helper this year.
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Re: Secret Santa 2017 Sign-up

Post by ReverendThom » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:05 pm

FredS wrote:Hold on. Is this the official Secret Santa thread? I've not been looking in on the other one because I thought this was the place. But I see that some folks have sent their address to Santa and I don't even know who's his helper this year.
Yes, this one. Uncle Bob is our favourite Elf this year.

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Re: Secret Santa 2017 Sign-up

Post by UncleBob » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:34 pm

Plenty of room for more participants! That's right. I'm looking at you, Admins and Mods.
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Re: Secret Santa 2017 Sign-up

Post by Irish-Dane » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:38 am

Back on track... sheesh.

Thanks for heading this up my friend.
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Post by Irish-Dane » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:45 am

I'm in. PM sent.
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Re: Secret Santa 2017 Sign-up

Post by Jester » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:01 am

1. Jared - Address received
2. DepartedLight - Address received
3. FredS - Address received
4. 7formy1911 - Address received
5. Jester - Address recieved
6. UncleBob - Address recieved
7. Bloodhound - Address received
8. JimVH - Address received
9. Jocose - Address received
10. Tuttle -- Address received
11. JudgeRusty - Address received
12. ReverendThom - Address received
13. durangopipe - Address received
14. sweetandsour - Address received
15. Irish-Dane
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Re: Secret Santa 2017 Sign-up

Post by UncleBob » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:33 am

Jester wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:01 am
1. Jared - Address received
2. DepartedLight - Address received
3. FredS - Address received
4. 7formy1911 - Address received
5. Jester - Address recieved
6. UncleBob - Address recieved
7. Bloodhound - Address received
8. JimVH - Address received
9. Jocose - Address received
10. Tuttle -- Address received
11. JudgeRusty - Address received
12. ReverendThom - Address received
13. durangopipe - Address received
14. sweetandsour - Address received
15. Irish-Dane - Address received
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Re: Secret Santa 2017 Sign-up

Post by JesusClaus » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:59 pm

Who gets the poo this year!
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