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Create and share wishlists with the Google+ Community!
Create and share wishlists with the Google+ Community!

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This is what makes all the effort worth it for Santa and his elves!!!
I am having so much fun sending +Secret Santa gifts to complete and total strangers! Gift giving has always been a stressful thing for me, so being able to give with no expectations or strings attached is remarkably liberating. Just sent some last minute gifts (one won't arrive until next week, but that just continues the fun for people!)

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Just 2 days left for free shipping on physical gifts!!!

P.S. PLEASE check the e-mail you used to sign up for Secret Santa! That is how the elves will contact you if needed. We have 6 people who we have been unable to verify and they appear to be ignoring our daily messages. Until we verify any submission, you will not show up in the list and people will be unable to give.
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Only 4 days left for shipping physical gifts to arrive before Christmas day!

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Important information here regarding ebooks
Dear +Amazon.com

I'm not sure if you're aware, but here on G+, some of us do +Secret Santa each year. And by "some," I mean "several hundred of us." We post our Amazon Wishlists, and then we buy each other stuff off the wishlists for the holidays. I'm sure we're not the only group online that does this; I'm sure there are dozens, though probably not as large as the G+SS.

Here's the thing, though...while normally, someone buys me an eBook and sends it as a gift, I get a certificate, I click on the link, I claim my gift...that's not been happening this year. I click on the "Gift Claim" link (the wording is different than normal), input the code (normally the code is part of the link and I don't have to copy and paste it), and then it takes me to the book that's been given to me, but then asks me to pay for it? This is the second eBook I've received this year, and it's happened with both of them. At least with the first one, I knew who it was from, so I could message them and they fixed it. Yes, I will be calling the Kindle support if I can't get it fixed simply by switching from mobile to desktop in a bit. But I shouldn't have to. I'm not sure what's up this year with eBook giving.

So...if you've been giving people eBooks for Secret Santa, please make sure they were actually able to claim them without paying for them. If you've been "receiving" eBooks that make you pay, please let Amazon (and the giver) know. If you gave me a book called Jefferson Lies about Thomas Jefferson, please let me know so that we can fix it.

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Only 11 days left if you are purchasing a physical gift and want it to arrive before Christmas!!!


https://gplussanta.com/
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Greetings Elves!

As of today we are quickly approaching 300 lists. We currently have 8 people sitting in the Verify queue, mostly due to wishlists that are missing addresses. Our Helper Elves are working diligently to contact people and to vet lists beforehand so you don't have the frustration of picking out the perfect give only to find you can't send it. Once in a while one slips past us but not too often.

Due to copious amounts of confusion over not being able to see yourself in the list (this was because there would be no reason to add yourself to the recipient list), Coder Elf finally relented to Cranky Elf's pleas to let people see themselves in the list. Cranky Elf answered that question at least a bazillion times a day until she threatened Coder Elf with coal in his stocking or something worse.... Therefore your own list now appears at the top of the page thereby relieving the stress of not knowing if you're on the list. And saving the life of Coder Elf. Cranky Elf is not to be trifled with!

We know everything is still not perfectly to everyone's liking but we are making small adjustments daily to make it a better experience. It helps us when you add your recipients to your My Recipients tab and when you click the box to indicate when you send a gift. Please leave them in your My Recipient list or you break the connection. It also helps you keep track of who you sent gifts to.

On the flip side, if you receive a gift, please go up to My Account at the top of the page and scroll down to the bottom. There you can update the number of gifts received. This helps people to know you've received something they sent. We are trying to give you the tools to help yourself.

If you haven't registered, please do!

https://gplussanta.com/index.php
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Be aware my Elves!
always be aware! if you use Amazon this is the newest "phishing" scam.

+Secret Santa

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Have you signed up yet? Time is moving swiftly by!

https://gplussanta.com/index.php

If you have problems my elves are:
+Kyla Myers
+Lori Friedrich
+LaDonna Pride
they will do their best to help, and if needed they will escalate the problem to my coder elf.

When you sign in, there is a wonderful new button called "tutorials" go there for step by step instructions. My elves are currently working on putting together an FAQ as well...so be on the look out for that!

Something new this year....when you sign up you will not see your name on the list. We promise it is there for everyone else. Instead you will see a fancy new "registered" button once your registration is complete. Don't forget my elves have to verify your registration, we look to make sure your wishlist link works and there is a shipping address as well. (keep an eye out for an e-mail from an elf, if we find a problem that is how we will contact you)

We have multiple people who have not responded to requests for more information....PLEASE check for emails from the elves!

Remember that you can have more than one Amazon wish list so feel free to make one just for Secret Santa and you can have individual lists for your children and pets, too. Make sure they are public if you want the Elves to be able to see them. While you're at it, be sure your list has an address. You may not realize it but just because you have an address on Amazon, doesn't mean it's attached to your wishlist. Wishlist's can have different addresses. So, if your college age child is not living with you his or her address can be attached to that list.

Our new site has a great search feature. You can look up specific names, specific words like, kids, vets etc. You can also sort by country and add a specified random number of people to your recipient list.

Also new this year.... you can edit the reason Secret Santa is important to you. Go to the "My account" button and when you change the reason, a little update button will appear.

One last thing....When you receive a gift, go to the "My Account" button and there is a counter at the very bottom on the left. Just use that to indicate you have received your gift.

....and don't forget to share a photo of your gift and tag it with #santagift
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Have you signed up yet?

Secret Santa is up and running for another year!
My coder elf has done some serious magic and the new website looks fantastic!

https://gplussanta.com/index.php

If you have problems my elves are:
+Kyla Myers
+Lori Friedrich
+LaDonna Pride
they will do their best to help, and if needed they will escalate the problem to my coder elf.

When you sign in, there is a wonderful new button called "tutorials" go there for step by step instructions. My elves are currently working on putting together an FAQ as well...so be on the look out for that!

Something new this year....when you sign up you will not see your name on the list. We promise it is there for everyone else. Instead you will see a fancy new "registered" button once your registration is complete. Don't forget my elves have to verify your registration, we look to make sure your wishlist link works and there is a shipping address as well. (keep an eye out for an e-mail from an elf, if we find a problem that is how we will contact you)

Remember that you can have more than one Amazon wish list so feel free to make one just for Secret Santa and you can have individual lists for your children and pets, too. Make sure they are public if you want the Elves to be able to see them. While you're at it, be sure your list has an address. You may not realize it but just because you have an address on Amazon, doesn't mean it's attached to your wishlist. Wishlist's can have different addresses. So, if your college age child is not living with you his or her address can be attached to that list.

Our new site has a great search feature. You can look up specific names, specific words like, kids, vets etc. You can also sort by country and add a specified random number of people to your recipient list.

Also new this year.... you can edit the reason Secret Santa is important to you. Go to the "My account" button and when you change the reason, a little update button will appear.

One last thing....When you receive a gift, go to the "My Account" button and there is a counter at the very bottom on the left. Just use that to indicate you have received your gift.

....and don't forget to share a photo of your gift and tag it with #santagift
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It's That Time!

Elves Assemble! The Secret Santa website is a GO. You're sure to find a few bugs that we did not discover. Please be patient and report any issues then be patient while we work through them.

All previous records have been scrubbed from the database so everyone will need to register again.

Let's do this!

https://gplussanta.com/index.php
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