Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Community > CommunityBuzz
Reload this Page >

Secret Santa 2017 Official Thread

Secret Santa 2017 Official Thread

    Hide Wikipost
Old Feb 13, 18, 5:13 am   -   Wikipost
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been on FT for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: steveman518
Wiki Link
The wiki is an UNOFFICIAL record of gifts received. Remember to PM wharvey when you send and receive gifts!
The wiki will be maintained by steveman518, however feel free to add gifts to the wiki as you receive them.

Uploading images
To upload images directly to FT posts, click on the little image button (next to the emoji symbol) and upload files
To embed images from outside sources, place the URL of the image between IMG tags or click on the little image button and paste the URL. Make sure the URL ends in .jpg/.tiff or any other image extension. To copy an image file URL from an image uploaded to another website, right click on the image and select "copy image URL" or something similar.

Gifts Received
aquamarinesteph #1
AStarr #1 #2
AtomicLush #1
bergamini #1 #2
b00mer89 #1 #2
Bravada04 #1
BXIAN #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7
canforce #1
Catman #1
CDTraveler #1 #2
Cjacq #1
ckidder331 #1 #2 #3
compubit #1 #2 #3 #4
CPH-Flyer #1 #2 #3
Dark Blue #1 #2
Deds1 #1 #2 #3
dee1843 #1
DeepUnderground #1 #2
DevilDawg1960 #1 #2 #3
diburning #1 #2 (part 2) #3
Dogmatick #1 #2
erikatcuse #1
flo-e #1
FlyingCow #1 #2 #3
ginoa724 #1
Gregor #1
gsch #1 #2
HeavenlyJane #1 #2
holloway1000 #1
HWGeeks #1
iMedic #1
jamesteroh #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
jetset09 #1
jcnkc #1
Jinxy #1 #2
JoelThomas #1
jondabomb #1
jsds #1
Karl Gustav Annus #1 #2
kauppias #1 #2
kipper #1 (part 2) #2 #3 #4
kirkwoodj #1
linzbh #1
Lisabeth #1 #2 #3
malexander131 #1
MappingChick #1 #2 #3 #4
Marcia3641 #1
mario02423 #1
mdbe #1
mdovenmuehler #1 #2
Meneer Guggenheimer #1 #2
Micp3208 #1
miko2a #1 #2
MissChele #1 #2 #3 #4
missydarlin #1
MrDplus #1 #2
nomadic.relief #1 #2
nwncl #1
obunewbie17 #1
ohlradio #1 #2
omriba #1
onetess #1
onlyairfare #1 #2
onthewaytoadventure #1 #2
PandaSoPink #1
Recondite #1
Redhead #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
samosa #1 #2
sammyindc #1
sandratravels #1 #2
santina91 #1 #2
ScGhost0 #1 #2
shutterbugguy #1 #2 #3
smc333 #1
spartacus #1
sperkins921 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
steveman518 #1 #2 #3 (part 2)
stingtx #1
sweetcreamytea #1 #2
tcl #1 #2 (part 2)
Thatguyatthebar #1
token385 #1 #2 #3
TokyoFoodie #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
Tpa-flyer #1
tzvilev #1 #2 #3
WIRunner #1 #2 #3
WriterGirlLinds #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
yunicorner #1 #2
YVRorange #1
Print Wikipost

Reply

Old Jan 9, 18, 6:09 am
  #646  
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Zanzibar
Programs: Flying Blue
Posts: 1,006
If you have send presents to 2 Giftees where you supposed to get presents from 2 Secret Santa's? I only received gifts from one Secret Santa.

I have asked the moderators a numerous times but no answer yet and I am just curious how it works. If not, it is fine. I had enormous fun in getting and sending the gifts and my 1st Santa send me nice gifts so I am happy!
Meneer Guggenheimer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 9, 18, 6:10 am
  #647  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: BGR; Lower Earth Orbit
Programs: UA Platinum
Posts: 15,663
Originally Posted by Meneer Guggenheimer View Post
If you send presents to 2 Giftees where you supposed to get presents from 2 Secret Santa's? As I only received gifts from one Secret Santa.

I have asked the moderators a numerous times but no answer yet and I am just curious how it works. If not, it is fine. I had enormous fun in getting and sending the gifts and my 1st Santa send me nice gifts so I am happy!
Wharvey should have sent you a pm requesting an update, you'll need to respond to that.
WIRunner is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 9, 18, 6:22 am
  #648  
Flyertalk Evangelist and Moderator: Coupon Connection and Travel Products
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Athens, GA USA
Programs: Hilton Diamond
Posts: 18,652
Of course you are due two gifts... but you have not responded to my last message and it said I would assume you received everything if I did not get a response.

i am working to get all commitments met.
Originally Posted by Meneer Guggenheimer View Post
If you have send presents to 2 Giftees where you supposed to get presents from 2 Secret Santa's? I only received gifts from one Secret Santa.

I have asked the moderators a numerous times but no answer yet and I am just curious how it works. If not, it is fine. I had enormous fun in getting and sending the gifts and my 1st Santa send me nice gifts so I am happy!
wharvey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 9, 18, 3:07 pm
  #649  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: The Indo Jungle
Programs: AA Plat Pro, IHG Plat, Hertz PC
Posts: 929


Received a very near perfect combinations of items for a frequent traveler. Shout out to Secret Santa #2 !
DeepUnderground is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 12, 18, 9:11 am
  #650  
formerly AtomicLush
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: ORD (formerly SAN)
Programs: Hilton Diamond; IHG Spire; AA former-Platinum (DH = EXP), Delta Gold
Posts: 1,485
I received a box of amazing travel Moroccanoil styling products and Sachajuan shampoo sent via Sephora from a very generous Secret Santa in NC. I don't have your FT name, but thank you soooo much!! It's just perfect - I will use everything - you even have the hair color right!! I can't wait to use them on my next trip!! Will post a pic tonight.

Ok, here it is! Adding pic:


Wonderful travel hair products! Thanks Secret Santa!! Cannot wait to try them all!!

Last edited by TravelLawyer; Jan 15, 18 at 1:30 pm Reason: add pic
TravelLawyer is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 13, 18, 9:25 am
  #651  
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Zanzibar
Programs: Flying Blue
Posts: 1,006
Originally Posted by wharvey View Post
Of course you are due two gifts... but you have not responded to my last message and it said I would assume you received everything if I did not get a response.

i am working to get all commitments met.
Just for the record, I did reply to both messages you send regarding receipts of gifts.

But if someone did not commit to it's commitment to Secret Santa 2017 it I do not think it is you responsibility in the end to fix it. I am happy to have send 2 people gifts and I received from one person nice gifts. If someone does not want to participate it is his loss.
Meneer Guggenheimer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 15, 18, 5:29 am
  #652  
Flyertalk Evangelist and Moderator: Coupon Connection and Travel Products
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Athens, GA USA
Programs: Hilton Diamond
Posts: 18,652
Santa Update:

Due to many non responses, I am unable to confirm receipt of nine gifts. Since people did not respond, I have assumed that all those gifts were received per my last two notes indicated I would do.

Still working on tracking and delivery of three gifts.... tracking shows gifts were shipped.... but "lost" in transit.... or still in "process".

For those of you who stepped forward and sent replacement gifts along with me, THANK YOU!

I still may call on some of you who volunteered but not yet tapped.... stay tuned.

Finally, there is NO WAY I will step forward to do a Secret Santa in June/July program. It has been almost five months for this one and it is not complete. Herding cats would be easier than this process.

It is a thankless task and I cannot tell you how many of you got upset at me because of gifts you did not like or did not get by the deadline. I do this because Flyertalk has given so much to me over the years and this is my small way to give back.... and I have spend much money over the years to make people whole even though I do not participate and receive gifts myself. As always, I apologize for people who did not meet your expectations and I have done what I can to make it right.... but I can only do so much.

I hope everyone had a great holiday season and got a great start to the New Year.

William
wharvey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 15, 18, 8:26 am
  #653  
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: LHR/LCY
Programs: Meow Mix
Posts: 1,330
Originally Posted by wharvey View Post
Santa Update:

Due to many non responses, I am unable to confirm receipt of nine gifts. Since people did not respond, I have assumed that all those gifts were received per my last two notes indicated I would do.

Still working on tracking and delivery of three gifts.... tracking shows gifts were shipped.... but "lost" in transit.... or still in "process".

For those of you who stepped forward and sent replacement gifts along with me, THANK YOU!

I still may call on some of you who volunteered but not yet tapped.... stay tuned.

Finally, there is NO WAY I will step forward to do a Secret Santa in June/July program. It has been almost five months for this one and it is not complete. Herding cats would be easier than this process.

It is a thankless task and I cannot tell you how many of you got upset at me because of gifts you did not like or did not get by the deadline. I do this because Flyertalk has given so much to me over the years and this is my small way to give back.... and I have spend much money over the years to make people whole even though I do not participate and receive gifts myself. As always, I apologize for people who did not meet your expectations and I have done what I can to make it right.... but I can only do so much.

I hope everyone had a great holiday season and got a great start to the New Year.

William
Thank you William for running this! My first one and it was certainly enjoyable. I wish people would be a bit more understanding - it isn't you who is deciding on the gifts!
angeloedades is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 15, 18, 10:24 am
  #654  
2019 FlyerTalk Awards
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Tokyo
Programs: JAL Diamond, SAS Eurobonus Gold, Marriott Titanium, Hilton Gold, IHG Gold
Posts: 8,298
Thank you William for the huge piece of work you put in to making this work. And I am really sorry for you having to foot part of the bill of other people's failures. This year I could not step in as my travel schedule is too busy in January. It is a fun activity, that I think a lot of people enjoy. I do hope you have the energy and patience for next December.
CPH-Flyer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 15, 18, 1:51 pm
  #655  
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: MidSouth
Programs: AA; Delta GM
Posts: 694
This was my first time, and I had a blast.
aquamarinesteph is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 15, 18, 2:09 pm
  #656  
2019 FlyerTalk Awards
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: BLI or CLT
Programs: The usual suspects
Posts: 1,303
Hope not entirely thankless - I send a big "Thank You" for your efforts at this year after year. Almost all of us thoroughly enjoy Secret Santa and appreciate your work of this huge effort. I loved all of my gifts, and one of my two giftees posted their appreciation here, while Fedex and the US Postal Service confirm that someone received the gifts at the specified giftee address of the other. I have some sense of the frustration you must feel.

I've had a blast too!
HeadElf53 likes this.
onlyairfare is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 15, 18, 7:02 pm
  #657  
2019 FlyerTalk Awards
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Houston
Programs: UA GS 2MM, QFF Platinum, HH Diamond, HawaiianMiles
Posts: 6,282
Thanks Santa! Looking forward to doing this again, enjoyed first time!
kirkwoodj is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 16, 18, 8:27 am
  #658  
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: NC
Programs: AA Lifetime Plat - 2MM miles
Posts: 8,159
Originally Posted by AtomicLush View Post
I received a box of amazing travel Moroccanoil styling products and Sachajuan shampoo sent via Sephora from a very generous Secret Santa in NC. I don't have your FT name, but thank you soooo much!! It's just perfect - I will use everything - you even have the hair color right!! I can't wait to use them on my next trip!! Will post a pic tonight.

Ok, here it is! Adding pic:


Wonderful travel hair products! Thanks Secret Santa!! Cannot wait to try them all!!
I was angry the site didn't let me include a note. So glad you like them. I love Morroccan Oil, keeps my hair smooth. Travel Well
TravelLawyer likes this.
Redhead is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 17, 18, 2:02 pm
  #659  
formerly AtomicLush
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: ORD (formerly SAN)
Programs: Hilton Diamond; IHG Spire; AA former-Platinum (DH = EXP), Delta Gold
Posts: 1,485
Oh yay! Thanks for revealing yourself @Redhead! It's been really tempting to try the products out at home! Must resist... Lol! Thanks again for the wonderful goodies!
TravelLawyer is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 13, 18, 9:44 am
  #660  
 
Join Date: May 2010
Programs: UA,AA,FB,Marriott,Hyatt, Hertz,Amex
Posts: 60
A little late, but worth the wait!
samosa likes this.
jondabomb is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread