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6th Annual CJ-8 Secret Santa Gift Exchange Open!

bigwalton

Picture cravin' AK Postal nut
#1
Reposting this after the data loss incident, if you previously registered on the Google document, you're still all good. I'll post the list of who I have registered in the next post on this thread. NOTE: I don't remember what dates I used for closing entry and shipping gifts, so check below to ensure you have the right dates!



We've done this for a few years now and even if I don't actually get anything since I run the whole deal, I consider it a fun and successful annual tradition on the site. :christmas::christmas::christmas:

Starting early so you have WEEKS to come up with your present (and you can buy it early before the big holiday spending starts), so there shouldn't be any stress or reason why you can't be ready to go when the time comes.

One of my favorite things about this forum is the fact that this idea works at all and I love seeing the gifts people come up with.

NOTE: The gift DOES NOT have to be Scrambler or even Jeep related and it's up to you to decide if alcohol would be appropriate. The only requirement is that whatever you send has to be legal to ship and legal for the recipient to have. Hopefully there's plenty of info available via folks' posts here to help you have an idea what might work. Every participant will answer a yes/no question on the appropriateness of alcohol and you'll be provided with their answer.

I have set up a Google Form to make my life a lot simpler running this thing do not PM me about entering, use the form and post up here to say that you're in.

Link to the form to use to register:
https://goo.gl/forms/eZxH9Auvs9oE7CRE2

Rules:
1. ONLY PAID FORUM SUPPORTERS CAN PARTICIPATE
If you haven't read it already, this is a great thread for folks to check out to understand how this forum is run, why things here are different (better) than other Jeep forums, and why we need your support for way less than the cost of a tank of gas per year:

http://www.cj-8.com/forum/showthrea...p-against-please-consider-supporting-CJ-8-com

Here's the link to the page with the options to become a paid member:
http://www.cj-8.com/forum/payments.php

2. ANYONE PARTICIPATING MUST POST A PHOTO OF THEMSELVES WITH THEIR GIFT ASAP AFTER RECEIVING IT
It is not sufficient to simply post a picture of the gift! YOU must be in the photo to get credit for this step in order to avoid prolonged nagging and ridicule by the rest of us. In the picture with your gift, ugly Christmas sweaters, funny headwear, beer, bacon, bourbon, and/or Christmas trees will earn you extra credit (usable for nothing, but hey! Extra credit!) Aside from the fact that this is fun for folks who participate, this is really the most fun thing in this whole deal for me personally, therefore it's absolutely, 100%, completely mandatory dammit. :smokin:

3. GIFT PRICE LIMIT: $25
The whole thing is on the honor system, so there's no way to enforce this, but this is just a fun thing and not meant to be "another thing I have to spend $$$$ on..." so we put this in place to keep it reasonable and allow more folks to participate. And you don't have to spend all $25 if you have a great idea for less money. On the other hand, if you want to be the guy that sends someone a fuel injected, 401 crate engine, have at it, but know you're very likely getting something $25 or less for yourself.

4. USE THE GOOGLE FORM LINK TO ENTER TO PARTICIPATE and post up here that you're in (don't need any info in your post, just an FYI for folks and to bump the thread)
It is NOT sufficient to just post up here that you're in and I will NOT accept any PM entries. USE THE LINK (CLICK HERE) I am the only one with access to the responses and they won't be used for anything else.

Obviously, if you ship the person the gift, they'll basically know who it came from based on the return address, but there's really no reasonable alternative system, so the fun is the anticipation of the gift and not knowing who it came from until it arrives.

5. THIS IS ON THE HONOR SYSTEM, YOU MUST FOLLOW THROUGH IF YOU GO IN
Someone WILL be screwed if you don't follow through because they will have sent a gift to someone else. I WILL let people know who doesn't follow through, if it happens. For this to be fun, everyone needs to ship their gifts by the deadline so no one is sitting around waiting after everyone else has their gift. If we start having issues with follow through, I won't keep this going. I don't want to stop doing this, so follow through.

Timing:
Participation

You must use the Google Form link to register by MIDNIGHT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5. This is early, but it allows more time after you know the person's name to figure on a gift and gives everyone black Friday to do shopping, if they wanted, to get a cool deal. That means I have to have everyone's name/address in time to do the name drawing and share them out to everyone via PMs.

Gift Shipping:
Everyone must ship their gift by SATURDAY DECEMBER 9. That's more than a month from when you'll get your name for finding/buying/shipping gifts (plus the time you have between now and then to think it over) and leaves time for delivery prior to the big day even with weather and the shipping crunch.

Overseas Participants:
If you are outside the USA, you may still participate if you're willing to provide a way for your Secret Santa to ship you a gift. Ideally, a shipping company account number that the shipper could use to bill to the recipient. We can't really ask people to pay for overseas shipping and then be reimbursed after the fact. I could be convinced to serve as an intermediary for funds to try to keep the identity of a secret santa secret (you essentially pay for shipping up front by sending me money to send to your secret santa) but that sounds awfully complicated. Contact me first if you have an idea and want to participate.

Use the form to sign up and post up here if you're in! Also, let me know if there's anything I forgot.

:christmas::christmas::christmas:
 

bigwalton

Picture cravin' AK Postal nut
#2
UPDATED 11/5

Currently registered participants:

TexasAg77
don87401
neilconnolly79
HeyLady
Barrys
John N
Jeepdreamer
certifiablejeep
Randyzzz
Griff04
tower210
Graveltravels
SJC CJ8
cdvcj8
Belizeit
Polarfire
wm69
 
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bigwalton

Picture cravin' AK Postal nut
#8
BUMP! We have a great turnout already for this :woohoo: let's get a few more before the deadline to enter hits later tonight! :christmas:
 

bigwalton

Picture cravin' AK Postal nut
#10
Sorry for the delay, I should have thought more about the timing and set the entry to close before SEMA.

Sending out the PMs with the details of the assignments now! :christmas::christmas::christmas:
 

bigwalton

Picture cravin' AK Postal nut
#11
Ok, everyone should have their assignments in a PM. There is one person who needs to get me their full mailing address.

Now GO! :christmas::bacon::woot:

Remember: Everyone must ship their gift by SATURDAY DECEMBER 9
 

Randyzzz

Scrambler Junkie
#15
I actually got mine before Thanksgiving! It just didn't seem right to open it that early, so I'm going to open it when my wife and I get back tonight.

Here's the pic! Santa gifted me a cool Jeep Thermos, some Warn and Superwinch winch hook straps (Which also make cool keychains), a neat Jeep grille keychain, a Oreilly's and a Terraflex keychain, (Santa's making sure I have a keychain for each Jeep :thumbsup:) and a discount coupon for All Things Jeep. Score! Thanks, Santa!

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#16
This year's has been hard to decide. Heylady set the bar a little high last year, and I wasn't even her draw, but she was awesome enough to send me a few awesome beers after I commented on the recipients post. So who ever I have is gonna get a few local to me brews...
 

Polarfire

Jeep Aficionado
#17
Gift has been sent! Now I can’t wait to see the pictures start rolling in!

PS. BW you have one coming too! Thanks for coordinating this every year!
 

TexasAg77

S.O.A. Charter Member
#19
Sent.

Also mine has arrived, but have not had time to even open it up yet. Will save that for this weekend so I have time for pics, etc.
 
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