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Blind Surprise Swap (August)

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Swap Coordinator:snailmailer1 (contact)
Swap categories: Miscellaneous 
Number of people in swap:91
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:August 24, 2013
Date items must be sent by:August 31, 2013
Number of swap partners:1

This is a monthly INTERNATIONAL swap.

Here are the rules:

For this swap, you will send AT LEAST 5 goodies to your partner, in no smaller than an A5 envelope.

The idea of a blind surprise is to select and wrap each item individually BEFORE your partner is assigned. For this swap, anything goes...

BUT please only send in the condition you would like to receive.. DO NOT send any dirty or broken items. Items should be as good as new/ new.

Approximate spend: £5 / 5.91 Euros / 7.58 US dollars excluding postage.

This swap is a flake free zone. If you cannot afford to send items to this value, or you do not have the time to, please do not join.

No recent 1s or 3s. I will be checking profiles.

Only well filled out profiles. If you have an empty or brief profile, you will be removed.

Examples of goodies to send:

Small souvenirs from your country




Note cards

Fridge Magnets

Washi Tape

Sticker sheets

Postcards (4= 1 item)

...The list is endless!!

If you receive something you do not use, save it for another swap. Simple :)


I check all profiles, and remove as required immediately prior to assigning partners


ArtCrazy 08/14/2013 #

This sounds like fun! :)

queencordy18 08/15/2013 #

What are the diminsions of an A5 envelope? Not really sure what size that is.

fawnscrafts 08/15/2013 #

I have searched this @queencordy18 and they seems to measure at least 9 x 6 inches USA terms. 22.86 cm x 15.24 cm.

snailmailer1 08/15/2013 #

Yeah 9 x 6 inches

Miyalicious 08/16/2013 #

Wow, this sounds like a perfect swap for me!!! <3

henjomaani 08/17/2013 #

i got a remind email.. but where can i see who i send my swap ?

snailmailer1 08/17/2013 #

@henjomaani - partners will be assigned the day after closing on 25th August. You'll have to check her that date, and your partner's details will be in the beige box on the top right hand side.

kittyhahahotbot 08/17/2013 #

Forgive me if Im jumping protocol here but Im super duper new : Is this open to me? I have tons of DooDads galore. Kit

snailmailer1 08/18/2013 #

Yes, you have a well-filled out profile. I noticed that I sent you a message in April welcoming you to the Blind Surprise Swap.

kellogg 08/18/2013 #

I have my items ready to go...just need the recipient. I truly love these

Rachelj16x 08/18/2013 #

Have begun preparing this swap!:-) Hope my partner will like it :-D

Peachapatchi 08/19/2013 #

Looking forward to this, I have my items all ready :3

Artistic 08/19/2013 #

I'm going to use the surprises I receive as rewards for meeting my writing goals!

maggiepond 08/21/2013 #

So, is it okay if it's a flat envelope? Wait, how much does is cost to send an A5/ 9 by 6 envelope?

jojokitty5853 08/22/2013 #

Mine are wrapped and ready:) can not wait to do this swap my first of this type !

kluvstosew 08/22/2013 #

Hi I would like to participate in this swap. I hope i am elligable. kathleen babbitt

PolkaDotty 08/23/2013 #

Is it ok to send something handmade. I was thinking of sending a piece of jewelry that I made.

snailmailer1 08/23/2013 #

@kluvstosew - you're partially suspended with no ratings. Sorry, you cannot join. Pinkwater@- Yeah sure. Sounds great :)

watercrosser 08/23/2013 #

Is it also okay to send for example a neat rock or sea glass from the beach, or seeds from the garden, or a shell? Along with the other things of course.

KayCullen 08/23/2013 #

New to this site. I'd love to do this, except don't have the time. I was wondering when the next swap of this kind will be.

snailmailer1 08/24/2013 #

@watercrooser I'm not saying no, but you have to be very careful with such items when you send to some countries. Customs might confiscate the whole package if it considers the item to be a danger/ bio hazard. You'd need to check thoroughly with your partner's customs before attempting to send anything like that, and ensure it's declared if it is allowed.

@KayCullen this is a monthly swap. Look out next Friday to September's edition being created :)

snailmailer1 08/24/2013 #

@maggiepond - this is a type 3 swap, so it's better to include some items that are not flat as well. The cost will depend on what country you're posting to and the weight. May I suggest you check out with your post office (or online) to get an idea before signing up. It'll be too late to back out then :)

mmelgz1980 08/24/2013 #

This swap is going to be fun ♥

Elizabeths2 08/24/2013 #

I would love to join this but I just joined swap-bot. Am I eligible for this swap?

snailmailer1 08/25/2013 #

Partners assigned. Don't forget there is a short date for posting this swap, especially if you live in a country (e.g UK) where it's Bank Holiday on Monday. Please ensure you have posted your swap out by SATURDAY 31st August. Anyone not following this, will be banned from subsequent swaps I host.

kiki95816 08/26/2013 #

Sent out my swap today. So excited. Hope my person likes her things!

RaisingAlexis 08/26/2013 #

My swap is in tomorrow's post to Germany! I messaged my partner with the tracking number. Hope she likes the goodies!

Artistic 08/30/2013 #

A package went out to my partner. Coming from the US. Enjoy!

xsugarycarnival 08/31/2013 #

I'm gonna be a few days late sending mine, but I've mailed my partner as to why and they're cool with it :) hope it's okay!

xsugarycarnival 09/17/2013 #

I was flaked :(

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