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Matthew M Monin
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BGG Secret Santa 2011!

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Targets are assigned! You can review the information for your target using the link above. I know everyone is excited, but please read all of the following guidelines first:

Givers


- wait a couple days to give your target a chance to make last-minute Wishlist changes.

- you should buy at least one game for your target off of his/her wishlist. The total value of the gift should be at least $50 USD (combined cost of game(s) purchased + shipping costs). Preferably most of that is spent on the gift itself rather than shipping, so it helps to buy from a store that is close to your target. International shipping can also result in your target having to pay taxes or fees - so please consider finding a retailer in your target's home country. Please read the Secret Santa Shipping and Duties/ Buying INFO geeklist for tips and info.

- to help with the above, here is the BGG Secret Santa 2011 Store List (Retailers - please contact Chad@boardgamegeek.com to be included on the Stores list)

- try to make sure the package will arrive before the end of 2011. If you are shipping internationally this means sending things out ASAP!

- please Please PLEASE make sure to hold onto your shipping statement and any tracking number information that you have for the packages you send. If your shipment gets lost your receipt is the ONLY proof you will have that something was sent. And tracking numbers are extremely helpful in cases where a package gets held up in customs. Please hold onto all this information until at least February of 2012 unless you have heard from your target that your gift has received.

- if you want to anonymously give your target some geekgold, geekmail me with the following where xxx is the amount of the transfer:
yourusername, -xxx
targetusername, xxx


- if you want to anonymously "taunt" your target or give your target clues or ask for specific information you can use the Santa account:
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Password: password

- Please remember that interacting with your target in any way beyond sending an appropriate gift is absolutely optional - it is not required or even expected. Estimates from last year suggest that at least half of Santas are the strong silent type (including yours truly!)


Recipients:


- this is your last chance to make sure your Wishlist is up to date. There is no guarantee that any changes made later will be seen by your Santa before sending you something.

- when you open your gift post a thank you to your Santa on the 2011 Secret Santa geeklist! 2011 Edition of Look What My Secret Santa sent me...

- wait at least until January before contacting me about not receiving anything. Shipping can take a while, especially if your Santa is from overseas. I will post an update at the start of January about the process for reporting incidents where no gift was received.

- most importantly, remember that the receiving side of Secret Santa is a distant second to the giving. Your Secret Santa experience is a success if you make YOUR target happy. Getting something in return is a fun bonus, but shouldn't be your main focus.


Everyone

Please feel free to geekmail me with any questions or problems. If it's a question you think many people might have, post it in this thread. And above all else, HAVE FUN!


Secret Santa Links

Secret Santa Page - 2011 BGG Secret Santa
Original thread - Now the BIGGEST BGG Secret Santa EVER! Registration closes November 11th - join the party!!!
International shipping tips - Secret Santa Shipping and Duties/ Buying INFO
Store list - BGG Secret Santa 2011 Store List
Thank your Santa! Geeklist - 2011 Edition of Look What My Secret Santa sent me...
Wrap-up thread - BGG Secret Santa 2011 Wrap-Up and a call for volunteer Replacement Santas


This is biggest our BGG Secret Santa yet. We outdo ourselves every year, and I'm looking forward to seeing the amazing generosity of our community take the spotlight again this holiday season I love this time of year, and doubly so on The Geek

Happy Holidays everyone!



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Re: BGG Secret Santa 2011 - Targets are processing! More info inside.
Woo!!
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Re: BGG Secret Santa 2011 - Targets are processing! More info inside.
Great! Can't wait to get my target!
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Re: BGG Secret Santa 2011 - Targets are processing! More info inside.
Oh man, I am so excited. So many great games to gift this year!
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Oh boy, my victim is in for a treat! arrrh ninja
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Re: BGG Secret Santa 2011 - Targets are processing! More info inside.
I haven't done a secret santa of any kind in years. So very excited!!
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Re: BGG Secret Santa 2011 - Targets are processing! More info inside.
Right on. I am all ready!
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It is daunting, but only when my target thinks it is haunting, then I will know that I have done my job of taunting

1) Taunting victim recipient
2) gifting recipient
3) bringing joy to recipient
4) Secret Santa: Priceless

It's been a rough year, but i've saved up some shekels to bribe the jolly old elf into laying some bling on my intended target
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I'm in the mood to splurge on my target. Time to finalize that wish list laugh
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My first Secret Santa and the moment I've been waiting for!
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Let the games begin!
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Wooo, so awesome! I can't wait to get started!
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Merry Christmas to all! And to all a good night(s) (of gaming)!
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I can't wait anymore!!... but guess I'll have to.. laugh
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Re: BGG Secret Santa 2011 - Targets are processing! More info inside.
With almost 2200 participants I'm anticipating the processing to take a while. Everyone should get a geekmail once assignments are complete. Me...I'm turning in for the night

Ho ho ho!

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Diggity Diggity Diggity!! Allllll riiiight! 1st time Secret Santa ready to HO HO HO laugh
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Re: BGG Secret Santa 2011 - Targets are processing! More info inside.
Octavian wrote:
With almost 2200 participants I'm anticipating the processing to take a while. Everyone should get a geekmail once assignments are complete. Me...I'm turning in for the night

Ho ho ho!

-MMM


Slacker! yuk

And I was gonna wait it out, browsing until I get my geekmail!

angry

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Oh, here it is...

My recipient is...

Octav---

iiiiip! blush



Kidding! OK Bed time. Cheers folks!
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Re: BGG Secret Santa 2011 - Targets are processing! More info inside.
Luds wrote:
Kidding! OK Bed time. Cheers folks!

No time to rest!laugh

With Geeks all over the world, there is no bed time for Santa (I just got up, having my first cup of Saturday morning coffee - yay!)

Eagerly waiting for my target ...

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Woooo! Awesome can't wait.
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3rd year in a row. I almost forgot the whole thing. Thank gods they woke me up last night so that I was able to do a last minute sign in.
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Woohoo! Very exciting.
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You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout, I'm telling you why......

Secret Santa is coming to town!
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Santa's coming so you better be good!
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Whooo!! Excitement all over. BGG over breakfast, can't wait until recievers are distributed.
Hmm... time to look up some threads and lists about taunting, just to get inspiration. And perheps start stalking ... just for practice ninja

Ho ho to ye all
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Re: BGG Secret Santa 2011 - Targets are processing! More info inside.
I keep hearing about "Small Business Saturday" on the radio.
I will be doing my part to help the economy (and my favorite game store) by buying my Secret Santa present from there on The Saturday after Thanksgiving.
(If you were wondering, my favorite game store is The Games Keep in West Chester, PA)

Can't wait to get my target!
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