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Is It That Time? The Official 2015 Secret Santa Announcement!

Is It That Time? The Official 2015 Secret Santa Announcement!

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Please remember to PM wharvey both when you ship your gifts (with contents and tracking for each recipient) and when you receive your gifts (with contents and a name for your santa if possible)!

Posting photos:
Alternatively: Upload your image to somewhere on the internet (a list can be found in the wiki here, and I also can recommend imgur). Once the image is uploaded, right click on the image (control-click or click with two fingers for those of you with macs), click on "copy image URL". Then in your post in this thread, paste the image URL that you previously copied between two image tags, so the result looks like:
[img]your URL here[/img]

There is no "gifts sent" part this time around-PM your sent gifts to wharvey! (though feel free to post it in the thread)

Gifts Received
Please please please PM wharvey when you have received/opened your gifts!
Include pictures if you can-and please only link to posts once you have unwrapped your gifts!
380fanatic #1
98103 #1 #2
balima #1 #2 #3
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BXIAN #1 (part 2) #2 #3
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Catch330 #1 #2
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CDTraveler #1 (part 2) #2
ckidder331 #1
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danam #1 #2
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DevilDawg1960 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
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Old Dec 6, 15, 3:23 am
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Sent two of my packages off this afternoon from the Western Hemisphere to Europe.

Shipping costs floored me though am I doing something wrong here? Just under $110 USD to ship both parcels does that sound right? Will send off the rest this week....

Happy holidays all and safe travels!!!
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Old Dec 6, 15, 7:32 am
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Originally Posted by YVRorange View Post
Sent two of my packages off this afternoon from the Western Hemisphere to Europe.

Shipping costs floored me though am I doing something wrong here? Just under $110 USD to ship both parcels does that sound right? Will send off the rest this week....

Happy holidays all and safe travels!!!
I'm about to spend $220 AUD on shipping for my 3 this year. Postal and shipping companies are a rort!!!
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Old Dec 6, 15, 9:41 am
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Originally Posted by YVRorange View Post
Sent two of my packages off this afternoon from the Western Hemisphere to Europe.

Shipping costs floored me though am I doing something wrong here? Just under $110 USD to ship both parcels does that sound right? Will send off the rest this week....

Happy holidays all and safe travels!!!
Depends on the package. The USPS flat rate boxes seem to be the most economical, and are reasonably fast. It was $13.80 for one person via this, or $75 with the same shipping estimate. If you're going international, nothing is cheap.
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Old Dec 6, 15, 10:53 am
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Got my package from EliteWeb!

What do you get for the person that typically just buys what they want? The things that they won't spoil themselves on.



Earlier this year we splurged and visited Naka Island which was awesome ... and I couldn't get over how much I loved the shampoo. Every time I use it I'm reminder of the trip and how much of a blast we had.

For my pup, he's not picky, but his humans are. Nothing but the best, he enjoyed his treats as well. Thank you!

Austin (our Golden Retriever) enjoying his treats - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...k/EliteWeb.MOV
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Old Dec 6, 15, 10:56 am
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Having never been to Scotland I was thrilled to get a care package with food/snacks/goodies to try. Thank you rxfleming!



My dog can have his treats, but I'm not sharing anything with my wife.

Lemon curd is meant to be eaten with a spoon right?

And here is Austin enjoying his treats: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/.../rxfleming.MOV
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Old Dec 6, 15, 3:24 pm
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Originally Posted by thehowieee View Post
Having never been to Scotland I was thrilled to get a care package with food/snacks/goodies to try. Thank you rxfleming!



My dog can have his treats, but I'm not sharing anything with my wife.

Lemon curd is meant to be eaten with a spoon right?

And here is Austin enjoying his treats: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/.../rxfleming.MOV
LOL, cute dog!
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Old Dec 6, 15, 3:27 pm
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LOL, cute dog!
Oh he knows it
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Old Dec 6, 15, 3:34 pm
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$110 for two packages to Europe? Sounds about right.

So, my package off to Europe earlier this week. Got that done.

Just finished shopping for the other two packages that will get sent off this week. Done

Feeling good about this whole Christmas in 3 weeks thing. Shopping for the rest of the family almost done. Hopefully this week.

Bring on the baking of the cookies.

Flyertalk needs to update their emojis.
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Old Dec 6, 15, 4:20 pm
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Recieved my second Secret Santa gift, this one from 380fanatic. Thank you very much for house #12 (I needed that one), the leash (not pictures, already used it and forgot it in the Tahoe), Anker battery pack and the KLM Amenity kit!

Merry Christmas to everyone!

John
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Old Dec 6, 15, 4:46 pm
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Originally Posted by thehowieee View Post
Oh he knows it
And he knows how to use it.
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Old Dec 6, 15, 6:01 pm
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Received Fantastic Collection of Travel Essentials

Thank you so much DevilDawg1960.

EVERYTHING you sent was thoughtful, practical and will be used on our travel adventures:

Waterproof daypack
Travel adapter
Packing cube set (can't wait to try these out)
Sturdy umbrella
Case to hold cords/chargers, etc

DevilDawg1960 mentioned that these are the favorites of he and Mrs. DevilDawg1960 and I have no doubt Mrs. Mileage Lover and I will consider these among our favorites as well!

Happy Holidays!
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Old Dec 6, 15, 6:04 pm
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Received Gift But Not Sure Who To Thank

I received a wonderful basket of Godiva chocolates (yum!) but there was no enclosed note.

I'd like to personally thank my Secret Santa for the generous gift.

If you can reach out to me, that would be great so I can say "Thanks, and Happy Holidays" directly.

If not, please know that the gift was truly appreciated.

Mileage Lover
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Old Dec 6, 15, 6:35 pm
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Originally Posted by thehowieee View Post
Lemon curd is meant to be eaten with a spoon right?
Of course it is.

Originally Posted by thehowieee View Post
And here is Austin enjoying his treats: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/.../rxfleming.MOV
Looked like somebody was going to lose a finger!
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Old Dec 6, 15, 6:45 pm
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Confirmed that Ckidder331 snt both of my Amazon packages-thank you!
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Old Dec 6, 15, 7:11 pm
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Originally Posted by thehowieee View Post
Got my package from EliteWeb!

Austin (our Golden Retriever) enjoying his treats - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...k/EliteWeb.MOV
Awwww, such a cute dog! Look at how much his tail is wagging! Your dog is so excited and I agree, it looks like someone was about to lose their finger :P Though, my dog does that to me a lot and I haven't lost a finger yet.
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