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Pinside 2019 Secret Santa Program - Sign Up Through Nov. 15th (NOW CLOSED)

By LesManley

1 year ago

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    #1 1 year ago

    HO, HO, HO!

    Now that Halloween has passed, we can officially set our sights on Christmas again and with that comes the 3RD ANNUAL PINSIDE SECRET SANTA PROGRAM! The first year we had 61 participants, last year we ended up with 113 participants, this year...who knows where we'll end up! People seem to have a really good time with this and we haven't had any Grinches in the group as everyone has come through with gifts...so overall it has been a rousing success ("LesManley knocks on wood"). 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 Friday night, November 15th. 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 sends me the information requested below and is put on the Secret Santa list. After registration is closed on Nov. 15th, 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 out the complete details and/or you just want to relive all the joy we had last year, here is the Secret Santa thread from 2018...


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

    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 get you. Not required, but if you update your collection on Pinside, include a list of your current games in the PM to me and/or mention that you also like arcade games and/or pop culture for instance, that could also help give your Santa ideas and direction. Please don't come into this with huge 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!

    2019 Secret Santas:

    1 2Kaulitz
    2 acitti
    3 action76
    4 Aflacjack
    5 alexmogil
    6 amkoepfer
    7 Arcade
    8 Asylum
    9 Atari_Daze
    10 atrainn
    11 balt
    12 bbriese
    13 BertoDRINK1
    14 bicyclenut
    15 biglaw
    16 blondetall
    17 BlueIrocGuy
    18 bowz
    19 Brypten
    20 BubbaBeast
    21 Captainhook
    22 Charliew65
    23 Cheberha
    24 Chisox
    25 chubtoad13
    26 Coindork
    27 Coz
    28 Crumbalimb
    29 Daditude
    30 DanieB
    31 davidlldennis
    32 dc2010
    33 Dee-Bow
    34 Derick2k
    35 dnapac
    36 docquest
    37 dondon4720
    38 drbrain
    39 EasternBloc
    40 easye9901
    41 Ericc123
    42 FatPanda
    43 Fezmid
    44 fiberdude120
    45 fnosm
    46 fosaisu
    47 fxdwg
    48 gentrsa
    49 Gexchange
    50 gliebig
    51 grantopia
    52 Gritty
    53 Heypresto86
    54 HighVoltage
    55 hogbog
    56 homegameroom
    57 HotPieceOfSass
    58 Insane
    59 ismiglif
    60 Isochronic_Frost
    61 j_m_
    62 Jaeg
    63 Jawa
    64 jedi42
    65 jellikit
    66 jesperpark
    67 Jgel
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    69 joelw23
    70 jp1985
    71 JRBBRJ
    72 Jvspin
    73 KingPinGames
    74 Lame33
    75 Leeb18509
    76 LesManley
    77 Liftserv
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    81 mario_1_up
    82 Matesamo
    83 matiou
    84 merccat
    85 mickey
    86 modfather
    87 MrMikeman
    88 MrsPin
    89 Mudflaps
    90 Murphdom
    91 MurphyPeoples
    92 Muskie82
    93 nascarrey
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    97 newtoit
    98 Nihonmasa
    99 nogoodnames222
    100 northvibe
    101 notherndude
    102 Outlanes
    103 pacmanretro
    104 Pball
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    106 Pinballlew
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    135 Waderade812
    136 wdpvideo
    137 Wharhed
    138 Whysnow
    139 Wolfmarsh
    140 Wondermellon
    141 Xerico
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    #2 1 year ago

    PM sent, I'm IN this year!

    #3 1 year ago

    I’m in!! It was fun last year, should be great again!

    #4 1 year ago

    I'm in, thanks for doing it again

    #5 1 year ago

    Pm sent!

    #6 1 year ago

    Definitely in! This is one of the most fun things on pinside annually.

    #7 1 year ago

    This sounds like fun, I'll try.

    #8 1 year ago

    I am in, Good times

    #9 1 year ago

    After discovering this thread last year and following, i'm in!

    #10 1 year ago

    I'm in!

    #11 1 year ago

    Les you are a super hero for running this mate - many thanks!

    #12 1 year ago

    I’m in again!! PM coming shortly. Thanks for organizing again!!

    #13 1 year ago

    PM sent and thanks for putting this together-im sure its a lot of work!

    #15 1 year ago

    I'm in! PM sent.

    #17 1 year ago

    I'm in.

    #18 1 year ago

    Uh. Yeah! Count me in again!

    #19 1 year ago

    Can we get this thread made a sticky on the front page?

    #20 1 year ago

    In again!

    #22 1 year ago

    PM sent with requested information.

    #23 1 year ago

    Count me in!!

    #24 1 year ago

    PM sent. I’m in! This is so much fun!

    #25 1 year ago

    Count me in.
    PM Incoming.

    #26 1 year ago

    Pm sent
    I’m in again, you rock Les!
    So much fun last year, it was hard to wait to do it again!

    #27 1 year ago

    Pm sent. Last year was fun, let’s do it again!

    #28 1 year ago

    PM sent. One of the best things on Pinside!

    #29 1 year ago

    I’m in! Is there a ballpark what everyone spends? I didn’t see it in the main post and I asked Santa for a Supreme. Too much?

    #30 1 year ago
    Quoted from Chisox:

    I’m in! Is there a ballpark what everyone spends? I didn’t see it in the main post and I asked Santa for a Supreme. Too much?

    At least $30 is the number to shoot for. There is no ceiling though depending on how generous people are feeling, so if you happen to get a very independently wealthy Pinsider that's in the giving spirit your dreams could come true!

    #31 1 year ago

    Wow, 31 participants in the first seven hours!

    #32 1 year ago

    Thank you for doing this again !

    LTG : )

    #33 1 year ago
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    #34 1 year ago

    In for the first time, look forward to the fun!

    #35 1 year ago

    PM sent - don’t know how I missed this last year. Good Times!

    #36 1 year ago

    I'm in again. Had a ton of fun last year. Thanks for doing it again. Pm sent.

    #38 1 year ago

    I'm in!!!!
    Fun times!

    #40 1 year ago

    Lets do this.

    #41 1 year ago

    PM Sent, I'm definitely in again!

    In fact, I'm drinking my morning juice this morning from one of my Avengers glasses from last year.

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    #42 1 year ago

    First time in! : )
    - Murph

    #43 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pball:

    Definitely in! This is one of the most fun things on pinside annually.

    This 1000%

    #44 1 year ago

    I am 100% in this year. Thank you so much Les for doing this again this year, you are truly a saint and have brought a lot more fun to my Christmas the last two years by organizing this. Thank you to both of my previous SS’s! I can’t wait to participate this year also.

    One thing I would like to add to all participating it really helps the SS’s if you include ideas of what you like or what your other interests are in life as some years researching the web or Pinside can come up short sometimes and I know as a SS in the past I struggled a bit to figure out what my Pinsider would really enjoy.

    #45 1 year ago

    I'm in this time! PM coming later on tonight

    #46 1 year ago

    I’m in.

    #47 1 year ago

    Let's do it!

    #48 1 year ago

    I’m in, I’ll PM ya!
    To whoever is my Secret Santa, I am swamped with projects so things that will help restore/shop games is appreciated.
    Of course I also enjoy some of the interesting, creative stuff folks come up with!

    #50 1 year ago

    in for the 3rd year! so fun!

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