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Pinside 2018 Secret Santa Program - Sign Up Through Nov. 11th (NOW CLOSED)

By LesManley

1 year ago

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    #1 1 year ago

    REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. If you contacted me to participate already, your name should show up in the list below and you can get all the info and follow all the happenings in the new thread I created...



    HO, HO, HO!

    Now that Halloween has passed, we can officially set our sights on Christmas and with that comes the 2nd Annual Pinside Secret Santa Program! I offered this up as a suggestion last year to see if people were interested and we had 61 Pinsiders who wanted to give it a try. People really had a good time with it, we didn't have any Grinches in the group, everyone came through with gifts and only one package was even delivered late...and that package was coming from Europe, so overall it was a rousing success. Because of that, let's give it a another go this year and see if we can put even more smiles on people's faces come Christmas morning. I'll keep the Secret Santa sign up open until Sunday night, November 11th, at that point I have to close it down so I can send out Secret Santa information and people can start buying their gifts. Once the sign up period has ended, I will create a new thread for all the participants and link to it in this thread.

    If you are totally unfamiliar with what this SS Program entails, here is a quick synopsis:

    Everyone who chooses to participate is put on the list and sends me the information requested below. Once I have everyone's information, I will randomly choose recipients for each Santa. Every Santa will receive the list of suggestions and address of their recipient. They then locate gift(s) and send to their recipient. Everyone who participates will send a gift(s), and receive a gift(s) to open whenever they choose to hopefully bring some additional cheer to them this holiday season.

    If you want to check it out further or you just want to relive all the joy we had last year, here is the Secret Santa thread from 2017...


    If you want to participate here is what I need from you...

    Your full name and mailing address

    Your email address

    Your shirt size

    Suggestions: I suggest providing a list of ideas to help your Santa out, but ultimately your Santa will decide what to give you. Not required, but if you update your collection on Pinside, include your games in the e-mail to me and/or mention that you also like arcade games, that could also help give your Santa ideas and direction. Please don't come into this with expectations, or have hard feelings if it's not anything on your list, just enjoy what's received. This is as fun of an experience as you make it!

    I think that's everything. I'll update usernames from PMs as they come in in this thread as well, so everyone knows I got their message and that they are included. Feel free to post in this thread that you are participating to encourage others to do so as well if you want. The more the merrier!

    Current 2018 Secret Santa participants:

    1 2Kaulitz
    2 acitti
    3 action76
    4 Aflacjack
    5 Arcade
    6 ArcadeTechNerd
    7 balt
    8 bbriese
    9 Ben1981
    10 BertoDRINK1
    11 bicyclenut
    12 bladerunner
    13 blondetall
    14 BlueIrocGuy
    15 BubbaBeast
    16 Capinball
    17 Charliew65
    18 chubtoad13
    19 cjmjmm2006
    20 cletus14
    21 coindork
    22 Coz
    23 davidldennis
    24 Dee-Bow
    25 Derick2k
    26 dnapac
    27 docquest
    28 dondon4720
    29 drunkbaby
    30 Ericc123
    31 EvanDickson
    32 FatPanda
    33 Fezmid
    34 fiberdude120
    35 fosaisu
    36 fxdwg
    37 gentrsa
    38 gliebig
    39 h8breed01
    40 HighVoltage
    41 hogbog
    42 homegameroom
    43 HotPieceOfSass
    44 Insane
    45 Isochronic_Frost
    46 j_m
    47 Jaeg
    48 Jawa
    49 Jgel
    50 joefox22
    51 jp1985
    52 Lame33
    53 LesManley
    54 Liftserv
    55 Litedpinballmods
    56 mario_1_up
    57 Matesamo
    58 MeNaCeFiRe
    59 mercat
    60 mickey
    61 modfather
    62 MrsPin
    63 Mudflaps
    64 Muskie82
    65 NeilMcRae
    66 newovad
    67 NintenBear
    68 northvibe
    69 Outlanes
    70 pacmanretro
    71 Pball
    72 Pdxmonkey
    73 Phat_Jay
    74 Pinballlew
    75 PinballStar
    76 PinbBackpacker
    77 pinjunky
    78 Pinsterwmass
    79 Pintor
    80 Pinzap
    81 PismoArcade
    82 puck
    83 pzy
    84 RCA1
    85 RobertWinter
    86 Rock914
    87 rodcom
    88 SarverSystems
    89 SKWilson
    90 Snux
    91 Soapman
    92 Stosel
    93 stpcore
    94 swinks
    95 the96stang
    96 TheHueManatee
    97 Tomass
    98 tomdtocom
    99 TrixTrix
    100 troxel
    101 Tyamry
    102 V_piscopo
    103 Waderade812
    104 Wharhed
    105 Whysnow
    106 Wolfmarsh
    107 Xerico
    108 ypurchn
    109 ZEN

    #2 1 year ago

    Oh I'm in again this year for sure!!!

    #3 1 year ago

    This was really great last year.

    My Santa was on point, I’m going to have to raise the stakes this year.

    #4 1 year ago

    I’m in!!

    #5 1 year ago

    Definitely in. This was great last year!

    #6 1 year ago

    This was totally awesome last year. I’m in again.

    #7 1 year ago

    Current Santa List as of (11/3/18 @ 9:00am)

    1 blondetall
    2 BubbaBeast
    3 cjmjmm2006
    4 Coz
    5 davidldennis
    6 docquest
    7 Ericc123
    8 FatPanda
    9 fiberdude120
    10 fosaisu
    11 LesManley
    12 Litedpinballmods
    13 MrsPin
    14 Mudflaps
    15 Pdxmonkey
    16 Pinzap
    17 PismoArcade
    18 Rock914
    19 SKWilson
    20 stpcore
    21 TheHueManatee
    22 Wharhed
    23 Whysnow
    24 Wolfmarsh
    25 ypurchn

    Added 20 months ago:

    Updated participants list is now in the original post of this thread.

    #8 1 year ago
    Quoted from ypurchn:

    This was totally awesome last year. I’m in again.

    Love to have you again. Don't forget to send me an PM with all your information.

    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from LesManley:

    Love to have you again. Don't forget to send me an PM with all your information.

    I got so excited I forgot to follow the instructions

    #10 1 year ago


    #11 1 year ago

    100% in. Last year was excellent.

    #12 1 year ago

    In. Sounds like fun!

    #13 1 year ago

    This was super fun last year. Thanks for doing it again...I'm in!

    #14 1 year ago

    I'd join if the formula were tweaked so the person who gave you the most downvotes needs to buy your gift.

    #15 1 year ago

    I missed it last year, I’m in!

    #16 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    I'd join if the formula were tweaked so the person who gave you the most downvotes needs to buy your gift.

    It would be awesome to get you! So many great things would be coming your way from santa!!!

    #17 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    I'd join if the formula were tweaked so the person who gave you the most downvotes needs to buy your gift.

    Levi , o-din, Iceman and Whysnow all exchange. Those would be some interesting gifts.

    #18 1 year ago
    Quoted from LesManley:

    Those would be some interesting gifts.

    End up being the exact same 3 gifts!

    #19 1 year ago

    In again as well... PM is on its way. Thanks for organizing this John!!

    #20 1 year ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    End up being the exact same 3 gifts!

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    #21 1 year ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    End up being the exact same 3 gifts!

    nah, I would get very different things for each of them.

    #22 1 year ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    End up being the exact same 3 gifts!

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    #23 1 year ago

    I'm in like Flynn!!

    #24 1 year ago

    I'll join in this year!

    #25 1 year ago

    Happy Christmas, PM sent!

    #26 1 year ago

    I can make something cool for someone, count me in again.

    #27 1 year ago

    I missed last year as well, count me in this year for sure, will be fun!

    #28 1 year ago

    I am in, this was great fun last year and looking forward to participating this year! Thank you for organizing this again it is really appreciated by myself and I am sure all the others. PM to follow!

    #29 1 year ago

    FREAKING AWESOME! I'll PM info when I'm home later. Count me in!!!

    I was thinking about this like monday and planned on asking....but I needed a little time separation from my beloved Halloween. Lol.

    Last year was GREAT FUN!

    I just happen to run across this thread by accident though, so I REALLY hope everybody from the 1st annual gets to see this....

    60+ PMs is probably too daunting, but maybe if you posted a link in 2017 thread to 2018 thread??

    I was going to as soon as I saw this thread, but lesmanley should have the honors for putting this all together

    #31 1 year ago

    Count me in again as well!

    #33 1 year ago

    Awesome response so far guys. We've got almost 20 people in the first 6 hours that have e-mailed me and several more that have posted in this thread that they wanted to participate.

    Please remember, if you posted you wanted to participate in this thread, please make sure to PM me your details as well so I can add your information to the list.

    #34 1 year ago

    Pm sent. I will also try to get our breweries involved.

    #35 1 year ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

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    I so want this

    #36 1 year ago

    I am so in! I missed it last year, but reading the thread and seeing all the pictures of the fun surprises was awesome!

    #37 1 year ago

    If I were taking a road trip to Fairbanks in the near future, I would join just to send a SS from North Pole, AK. Lol.

    #38 1 year ago

    I am in. I will pm info later, when I'm not mobile.

    #39 1 year ago

    The year went so very fast------count me in.

    #40 1 year ago

    Was an absolute blast last year and I'm glad that LesManley is up to running it again. Count me in obviously.

    #41 1 year ago

    count me in!

    #42 1 year ago

    I'll update the Secret Santa list with new people as they come in in my original post now.

    #43 1 year ago

    I’m in, I was here last year and it was awesome! I’m glad I found this thread too, it wasn’t showing up for me on the beta layout, still gotta tweak the new forum display, I guess!
    I only found it cause I was stal- I mean researching a pinsiders post history

    #44 1 year ago

    Count me in as well.

    #45 1 year ago

    I'm in!

    #48 1 year ago

    I was in last year and am in again this year! Lets do this!

    #49 1 year ago

    I'd like to be in but don't want to cost anyone a lot of international post...

    #50 1 year ago
    Quoted from NeilMcRae:

    I'd like to be in but don't want to cost anyone a lot of international post...

    We had a few international people last year. I can match you up with another person from overseas if we get one or there are people that don't mind shipping internationally too.

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