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Old 11-28-2012, 03:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Birthday Buddy Sign-Up (or Gottcha Day)
You can celebrate either the Birthday, Gottcha Day or a day of your choosing.

How Birthday Buddy Works (in a nutshell):
1. You decide that you want to participate in Birthday Buddy and that you are eligible (see below).
2. You pm me (Lacie’s Mom) your email address so that I can sign you up and email you a questionnaire to complete.
3. I will email you the questionnaire.
4. You will complete the questionnaire and email it back to me.
5. Once the signup deadline passes, you will be assigned a Birthday Buddy and will be emailed a copy of his/her completed questionnaire.
6. You shop, have fun, go wild and get Birthday gifts for your Buddy.
7. You ship your gifts.
8. You receive gifts from your Buddy, and you pm him/her to let them know that the gifts have arrived.
9. After your fluff opens his/her gifts, you post a reveal in the Picture section and thank your Buddy.
10. At the end of each month I will send a blind email and blind pm to those that have Buddies with Birthday’s during the upcoming month as a reminder to you.

If you have questions about your Buddy, please pm or email me and do not contact your Buddy directly or you will spoil the surprise.

Eligibility: To be eligible to participate in the Birthday Buddy Event you will need to be either:
1. A paying subscriber to SM; or
2. Have a minimum of 100 posts on SM – 25 of which must be within the last 90 days.
3. If you have previously participated in Secret Santa or the Annual Buddy Event, you must have fulfilled your obligation in the event.

Spending Amount: Birthday Buddy gifts should be $10.00-$20.00. Please try to adhere to a maximum of $20.00 per Buddy.

Birthday Buddy Assignments: Birthday Buddies are assigned on a random basis. You will be informed by email the identity of your Buddy, and you will receive a copy of your Buddy’s completed questionnaire which will provide you with all of his/her pertinent info such as name, address, fluff’s sizes, likes/dislikes, etc. You may register more than one fluff, however, you may receive Buddies from different households. Within a week of the end of the signup period, each participant will receive his/her Buddy assignment and a copy of the completed questionnaire. Remember that just because you have “Sally” as your Buddy, it does not mean that “Sally” has you.

Privacy: Your personal, private information will only be gathered for the purposes of the Gift Exchange, and the only person that will be given your name and address is your assigned Buddy.

Shipping Gifts: Please allow 1-2 weeks for shipping time and longer if your Buddy lives overseas!!! We are putting all our trust in our participants to make certain that gifts are shipped in time to reach your Buddy by his/her birthday.

Gifts: The questionnaire that you will receive and complete is meant to help your Buddy with suggestions on gifts your fluff might enjoy. Please complete the questionnaire as thoroughly as possible. Please DO NOT send USED toys or clothing to your Buddy. Re-gifting an item is fine, but the item must be NEW.

If you prefer that your Buddy donate to a Rescue Organization INSTEAD of sending a gift to your fluff, you will have a place to indicate this preference on the questionnaire.

Receiving Your Gifts:Your Buddy has put a lot of thought, effort, money and time into your gifts. It is very important that you post a thank you with pictures if possible. It shows your Buddy that you appreciate their efforts.

Mailing Instructions:
1. Please put your SM name on the outside of the box so that your Buddy will know who the package is from. Many participants wait to open their gifts, however, they do want to pm their Buddy to let them know that the package has arrived.
2. When possible, please send your package with a tracking number. This can be from the post office, UPS, Fed Ex, etc. This can really come in handy if packages are lost or late.

· December 16th – Deadline for signing up and for completing Questionnaires. Your completed Questionnaire must be received by me (email) no later than December 16th in order to participate in this year’s Birthday Buddy’s Event.

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