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Strider

Trad climber
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Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 1, 2011 - 04:04pm PT
Howdy again Supertopo-ians,

Supertopo Secret Santa Gift Exchange 2010
Supertopo Secret Santa Gift Exchange 2010
Credit: Strider

It's that time of year again. This year will be the third annual Supertopo Secret Santa Gift Exchange. The previous 2 years have been a pretty fun success so hopefully we can get even more people involved this year. For reference:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1022277/Supertopo-Secret-Santa-Gift-Exchange-2009

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1311158/Supertopo-Secret-Santa-Gift-Exchange-2010

Supertopo Secret Santa Gift Exchange 2011 Rules
 You must be a registered forum user of Supertopo.com BEFORE 11/1/2011. Sorry to you lurkers who want to participate but this is to insure that we don't get any opportunists who want free stuff without reciprocation.
 Having said that, if you do agree to participate you also acknowledge the fact that you may receive NOTHING back if your Secret Santa is a douchebag. We will of course mercilessly torment them on the forum but otherwise there is nothing to be done.
 And having said that, DON'T BE A JERK! Do not sign up if you are not FULLY COMMITTED to FULL PARTICIPATION.
 The gift should cost around $20. Homemade gifts are encouraged, there is no price put on care, creativity and thoughtfulness. Also factor in for shipping, so your overall cost should be around $30 depending on what you bought and how expensive it is to ship.
 Gifts MUST NOT BE NSFW!!! (NSFW= not safe for work) No porn, rubber appendages, lingerie, etc...! EVERYONE should plan on sending and receiving something clean and fun!
 Everyone is encouraged to post of pics of their gift, sharing the joy with the rest of us!
 For those of you asking who the hell I am and why should you trust me...my name is Nick Simon, I have been an active member of this forum for several years, though I do not post terribly too much. I am also confident that should anyone question my authenticity or trust-worthy-ness, there are at least a dozen well known and well respected members/climbers here who can verify my identity and character.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE THIS IS HOW IT WORKS:
 EMAIL ME BY 11/30/2011 if you wish to participate
 email me at supertoposanta (at) gmail (dot) com
 IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU ADD THE ABOVE EMAIL TO YOUR SPAM FILTER. Last year we had problems with my emails getting filtered through spam. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, when you email me to join ADD THE EMAIL TO YOUR SAFE SENDERS LIST
 Give me your supertopo name, real name, shipping address and any other special considerations like gender/allergies/crazy phobias/etc... =)
 Secret Santa Name Distribution emails will go out on 12/2/2011. In this email will be the name and address of who you need to send your gift to. Also, at the same time, someone else is getting your name and address so they can send you a gift!
 You will now have 2 weeks to purchase or finish creating your gifts
 Have your package in the mail by 12/16/2011. This gives 9 days for shipping (hopefully enough to ensure timely delivery during the Holiday Rush)
 I HIGHLY recommend USPS flat rate boxes for your gifts. The flat rate boxes are Priority Mail so they normally take 2-3 days for delivery. Also, the flat rate boxes come in various sizes with proportionate fixed shipping costs regardless of weight. Small box is ~$6, Medium Box is ~$10, I don't know about the large box.
 You do NOT have to respond to this post to participate. Maybe you are Royal or Jim or Chris or etc... and wish to remain anonymous. Fine. However you MUST send an email to me supertoposanta (at) gmail (dot) com but otherwise participation is 100% anonymous unless you choose to divulge your identity to your recipient yourself.

Happy Holidaze!

-n
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Nov 1, 2011 - 04:05pm PT
i'm down with ST SS.

this was one of the many thoughtful gifts i got last year, and it has really helped to improve my life.

Credit: zip

eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Nov 1, 2011 - 04:09pm PT
YAY, SAINT NICK!

I'm IN!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

oxox

Kath
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Nov 1, 2011 - 04:15pm PT
Thanks, Nick.

But only use flat rate boxes for packages over 2 pounds. Otherwise just pay the lower priority mail rate for the weighed package.
Strider

Trad climber
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Topic Author's Reply - Nov 1, 2011 - 04:19pm PT
But only use flat rate boxes for packages over 2 pounds. Otherwise just pay the lower priority mail rate for the weighed package.

This depends on the dimensions of the package. Anything over 12" in any dimension length x width x height can get pricey depending on the weight. Thanks for pointing this out though since most of the gifts are usually small enough to not have to worry about.

Also note, you can ship by a cheaper method called Parcel Post but it MAY NOT arrive on time. Parcel Post can take up to two weeks to deliver depending on the distance involved. Parcel Post is usually strapped to the back of a donkey and you know how slow donkeys walk...

-n
strangeday

Trad climber
Brea ca.
Nov 1, 2011 - 05:30pm PT
Sounds like fun!!
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Nov 1, 2011 - 06:01pm PT
I just re-read last year's thread. . . MAN. . . it's the gift that just keeps giving. We all had SO MUCH FUN last year.

YAY!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Nov 1, 2011 - 06:17pm PT
Some avatars make it difficult to know if they are male or female...and age would perhaps make a difference. How much info do you give to participants? Cheers, Lynne
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Nov 1, 2011 - 06:45pm PT
Lynne is female, and turns 30 this year.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 1, 2011 - 06:46pm PT
zip is male, and turns 13 this year. :-)
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 1, 2011 - 06:58pm PT
I'm in...

Thanks for your efforts in coordinating this annual event, Nick!

You're almost like...a saint...who's named Nick....hehe...
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Nov 1, 2011 - 07:12pm PT
Gee thx, Anders.
Happy Holidays to you.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 1, 2011 - 07:13pm PT

Whoo hoo--I'm in too.

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SO MUCH, Strider!!!!!
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Nov 1, 2011 - 07:24pm PT
I was thinking about this just the other day!

You know I am in for the third year running!

For those who may not have played before... Do it! You get cool stuff and you do not need to break the bank on your end... give what you can afford!
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Nov 1, 2011 - 07:33pm PT
Yay!
I'm in again this year. I'll send you an email soon Strider.
I got a bottle of homemade Rhubarb wine last year. I just drank it last month and it was very tasty!
Phyl
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Nov 1, 2011 - 08:03pm PT
I will play this reindeer game. I shall send an email soon with info.
pocoloco1

Social climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Nov 1, 2011 - 08:11pm PT
Iím in. I think we should collect a little coin on the rail and make sure Secret Strider getís a little something in his stocking.
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Nov 1, 2011 - 08:12pm PT
+1 poco. . . keep me in the loop!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Nov 1, 2011 - 08:19pm PT
Great idea - I want to participate Poco. Keep me in the loop too.

And I'm in for the third of three years. It's such fun! Thanks Strider for this - it's really fuN!
pocoloco1

Social climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Nov 1, 2011 - 08:20pm PT
Right on eKat,we need to nominate a Minister of Finance and move forward.
edit: right on Crimp
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