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NSU 2018 Secret Santa

NSU Secret Santa is set up to be a fun community building event. The only information shared will be your CardTalk name (and mailing name), mailing address, age range, and what you would like to receive as a gift. This information will only be shared with your selected Secret Santa.

Participation Rules:
1) You must have been an active member of NSU Card Talk prior to October 2018.
2) If you participate, the minimum approximate value of the item(s) you send must be $20 US according to the October/November 2018 issue of Non-Sport Update. You can send an item worth more if you wish; but, be aware that others are not obligated to do so.
3) You are encouraged to post a note in the 2018 Santa Wish List area under Announcements or in the trade section with the title “Santa Wish List”.
4) Entries MUST be e-mail to: Deena_Suzann@yahoo.com with the Subject “NSU 2018 Secret Santa” by 11:59 PM EST on November 8, 2018. Your recipient will be sent to you by 10 pm EST on November 10, 2018. If you do not receive your name, please e-mail me.
5) Mailing your package to your recipient with tracking is encouraged.
6) Mail the gift to your recipient by Monday, December 10th. This should ensure that your recipient will receive their gift by Tuesday, December 25th.
7) Email Deena with the date of shipment and the tracking number (if you have one) once the package is in the mail. I’ll update the list on CardTalk so that we can all see who has gifts on the way.
8) By January 15, 2019, post what you received from your Santa on CardTalk.
On a copy of the form:
1) Fill out your name, contact information, and your age range so that we can be sure your Santa provides an age-appropriate gift.
2) Select your interests. If you have a preference, indicate it with a 1 (first interest), 2 (second interest), and 3 (third interest).
3) Mark if you are willing to ship overseas or only in your own country. If you do not select an option, you will be placed in the willing to mail globally group.
4) Mark what you are willing to send.
5) E-mail your form to Deena_Suzann@yahoo.com with the subject NSU 2018 Secret Santa by 11:59 pm EST on November 8, 2018 (early e-mails are welcome).


2018 NSU Secret Santa Form

Card Talk Name:

Name:

Address (where you would like your Secret Santa to send your gift):


E-mail:

Your Age Range:
[ ] I am 12 years old or younger
[ ] I am 13 to 17 years old
[ ] I am over 18

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Receiving
I am interested in receiving the following type of card(s) as a gift:
[ ] Inserts (all types)
[ ] Inserts (Specify)
[ ] Promo cards
[ ] Sets
[ ] Subscription to Non-Sport Update

I am interested in receiving the following category of card(s):
[ ] Art/Sketch
[ ] Action/Adventure
[ ] Horror/Monster
[ ] Parody
[ ] Sci-fi
[ ] Television/Movies
[ ] Other (please list)

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Sending
[ ] I will ship my gift to countries other than my own
[ ] I will not ship outside my own country

I am interested in sending the following type of card(s):
[ ] Inserts (all types)
[ ] Inserts (Specify)
[ ] Promo cards
[ ] Sets
[ ] Subscription to Non-Sport Update

I am interested in sending the following category of card(s):
[ ] Art/Sketch
[ ] Action/Adventure
[ ] Horror/Monster
[ ] Parody
[ ] Sci-fi
[ ] Television/Movies
[ ] Other (please list)

Certain members have family connections and/or other connections and would prefer not to be paired with a particular member. Please note member name here: ____________________________________________
 
Posts: 420 | Location: Rockville, MD, USA | Registered: June 02, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I would love to do this again but I go so burned the last few times with no one following my requests that I am a bit gun shy to participate. Late year I was just sent a handful of common Philly show promos (not even the ones that they gave out at the door but the free ones you could grab from the tables) that I already had duplicates of. I know maNy people don't have the hard stuff to trade but I would have been at least happy with a few extra cards I needed. (OUT OF THE CARDS SENT ONLY 2 WERE FROM MY WANT LIST THEY WERE COMMON $1 OR LESS VALUED BONUS CARDS) *I sent what I thought was an amount of cards well over the suggested limit.


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Originally posted by Deena:
NSU 2018 Secret Santa

NSU Secret Santa is set up to be a fun community building event. The only information shared will be your CardTalk name (and mailing name), mailing address, age range, and what you would like to receive as a gift. This information will only be shared with your selected Secret Santa.

Participation Rules:
1) You must have been an active member of NSU Card Talk prior to October 2018.
2) If you participate, the minimum approximate value of the item(s) you send must be $20 US according to the October/November 2018 issue of Non-Sport Update. You can send an item worth more if you wish; but, be aware that others are not obligated to do so.
3) You are encouraged to post a note in the 2018 Santa Wish List area under Announcements or in the trade section with the title “Santa Wish List”.
4) Entries MUST be e-mail to: Deena_Suzann@yahoo.com with the Subject “NSU 2018 Secret Santa” by 11:59 PM EST on November 8, 2018. Your recipient will be sent to you by 10 pm EST on November 10, 2018. If you do not receive your name, please e-mail me.
5) Mailing your package to your recipient with tracking is encouraged.
6) Mail the gift to your recipient by Monday, December 10th. This should ensure that your recipient will receive their gift by Tuesday, December 25th.
7) Email Deena with the date of shipment and the tracking number (if you have one) once the package is in the mail. I’ll update the list on CardTalk so that we can all see who has gifts on the way.
8) By January 15, 2019, post what you received from your Santa on CardTalk.
On a copy of the form:
1) Fill out your name, contact information, and your age range so that we can be sure your Santa provides an age-appropriate gift.
2) Select your interests. If you have a preference, indicate it with a 1 (first interest), 2 (second interest), and 3 (third interest).
3) Mark if you are willing to ship overseas or only in your own country. If you do not select an option, you will be placed in the willing to mail globally group.
4) Mark what you are willing to send.
5) E-mail your form to Deena_Suzann@yahoo.com with the subject NSU 2018 Secret Santa by 11:59 pm EST on November 8, 2018 (early e-mails are welcome).


2018 NSU Secret Santa Form

Card Talk Name:

Name:

Address (where you would like your Secret Santa to send your gift):


E-mail:

Your Age Range:
[ ] I am 12 years old or younger
[ ] I am 13 to 17 years old
[ ] I am over 18

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Receiving
I am interested in receiving the following type of card(s) as a gift:
[ ] Inserts (all types)
[ ] Inserts (Specify)
[ ] Promo cards
[ ] Sets
[ ] Subscription to Non-Sport Update

I am interested in receiving the following category of card(s):
[ ] Art/Sketch
[ ] Action/Adventure
[ ] Horror/Monster
[ ] Parody
[ ] Sci-fi
[ ] Television/Movies
[ ] Other (please list)

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Sending
[ ] I will ship my gift to countries other than my own
[ ] I will not ship outside my own country

I am interested in sending the following type of card(s):
[ ] Inserts (all types)
[ ] Inserts (Specify)
[ ] Promo cards
[ ] Sets
[ ] Subscription to Non-Sport Update

I am interested in sending the following category of card(s):
[ ] Art/Sketch
[ ] Action/Adventure
[ ] Horror/Monster
[ ] Parody
[ ] Sci-fi
[ ] Television/Movies
[ ] Other (please list)

Certain members have family connections and/or other connections and would prefer not to be paired with a particular member. Please note member name here: ____________________________________________
 
Posts: 912 | Location: WESTWOOD NJ | Registered: May 22, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by FRANK AMICO:
I would love to do this again but I go so burned the last few times with no one following my requests that I am a bit gun shy to participate. Late year I was just sent a handful of common Philly show promos (not even the ones that they gave out at the door but the free ones you could grab from the tables) that I already had duplicates of. I know maNy people don't have the hard stuff to trade but I would have been at least happy with a few extra cards I needed. (OUT OF THE CARDS SENT ONLY 2 WERE FROM MY WANT LIST THEY WERE COMMON $1 OR LESS VALUED BONUS CARDS) *I sent what I thought was an amount of cards well over the suggested limit.
 
Posts: 912 | Location: WESTWOOD NJ | Registered: May 22, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I Can understand your frustration, Frank. I have assisted on and off with Secret Santa since it was conceived here and I can tell you that I have heard all kinds of stories. I got you one year and because I had nothing you needed I sent a year subscription to Non sports update.
I have see people go above and beyond. I have seen the bare minimal. I have even seen a cardtalker that for years always claim they "never received" their package because for a few years one of the helpers would send a replacement until we wished up. I have seen people who have got their secret santa early, take what they wanted and send the rest of the cards as their secret santa gift to who they were suppose to send to.
You just have to believe that a majority will do the right thing if you are going to participate and if you don't feel that way, then yeah-don't sign up.
 
Posts: 5460 | Location: Meridian, Mississippi | Registered: November 23, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I was very happy to get that subscription as it was something I would have gotten for myself. One year I sent a bunch of promos which I considered not common and well over the value and included some foreign wrappers because I thought they were unusual. I totally got chewed out by the person I sent them to because they were expecting autograph and sketch cards which was not on the list of things I said I would send. He was so pissed off he even sent me a few cards like this (because I actually send my name and address not so secretly) and said this is what you should be sending. Sometimes it's just easier to do an even trade with someone.
 
Posts: 912 | Location: WESTWOOD NJ | Registered: May 22, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Wow! That is horrible, Frank! I will Add that to the crazy happening list now!
 
Posts: 5460 | Location: Meridian, Mississippi | Registered: November 23, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Amusing stories guys, but not for nothing, every Secret Santa in every office I've ever been in eventually wound up in flames. Tis the season. Big Grin
 
Posts: 6747 | Location: New York | Registered: November 20, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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All,

Only a few more days to get your form submitted. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the form and return it to me by midnight eastern time on Thursday, November 8th. I'll make the assignments and contact each participant by the end of the day on Saturday, November 10th.

Deena

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Posts: 420 | Location: Rockville, MD, USA | Registered: June 02, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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If you look back on some past posts from years ago some people were also sending things like DVD's or items that they bought that had cards in them as bonus items but they kept the cards and sent the item they came with. I think someone did put a stop to this that you must only send cards.
 
Posts: 912 | Location: WESTWOOD NJ | Registered: May 22, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Tomorrow is the last day to submit your form. Hope to hear from more Card Talkers!

Deena
 
Posts: 420 | Location: Rockville, MD, USA | Registered: June 02, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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May I suggest that people mark the gifts they are sending NSUSS so that people who don't want to open before Christmas know what it is.
 
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All,

I have sent emails to each participant with the information for their 2018 NSU Secret Santa giftee. Let the hunt for great gifts begin!! If you haven't already posted a wish list, please do so as soon as you can so that your Santa has a good idea of what would make a great gift.

Thanks to everyone for participating and for doing your best to make your giftee's holidays merry!

Deena
 
Posts: 420 | Location: Rockville, MD, USA | Registered: June 02, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Email received. Wavey

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Posts: 27556 | Location: wolverhampton staffs uk | Registered: July 19, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I got my email. Now to start the wild hunt!
 
Posts: 5460 | Location: Meridian, Mississippi | Registered: November 23, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Email received. Thumb Up

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