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Blind Surprise Swap (February)

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Swap Coordinator:snailmailer1 (contact)
Swap categories: Miscellaneous 
Number of people in swap:71
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:February 21, 2014
Date items must be sent by:February 28, 2014
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 (6x9) 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.


femkevd 02/10/2014 #

Thanks for organizing this fun swap again :)

bellajessa 02/12/2014 #

Hi, in new here and would love to be involved. Can anyone give me some tips on how to get involved? I'm from Australia and looking to send swaps both internationally and locally. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! :-)

femkevd 02/12/2014 #

Hi! I'm kinda new too. First, fill in your profile with some basic info, hobbies, interest, stuff you love and things you dislike, etc. And then join swaps and don't flake. Also, be sure to read and follow the requirements. That's about all I think. Have fun! :)

HisDarkMaterials 02/14/2014 #

Just wrapped up all my bits for the swap, so exciting, hope my person likes all the bits!!

TerryK 02/15/2014 #

thank you looking forward to being here nice to meet everyone

Eponita 02/15/2014 #

Sounds good, on my watch list until I can wrap things up! It looks like you try to take care of your swaps.

Just a question - if I wrap up something and send it to my partner, but it turns out to be something on their do not send list, can they rate me a 3?

tammielynn1969 02/16/2014 #


femkevd 02/17/2014 #


TC 02/17/2014 #

You cannot request partners from a certain region; the host has no control over the partner assignments. Please, if you are new to SB, join Newbie Helpers so you can learn how the site works.

snailmailer1 02/17/2014 #

@tammielynn1969 I do not live in USA. Please also read my profile re: my thoughts on such swaps.

@Eponita No your partner can't rate you a 3 if an it you send is on their dislike list.

bitsofwhimsy 02/20/2014 #

@tammielynn1969 don't join international swaps then?

CraFtyGlimm3rz 02/22/2014 #

Will there be assigned partners or do we choose our own

snailmailer1 02/22/2014 #

Partners have been assigned :)

Karabasas 02/22/2014 #

snailmailer1 are banning me from all of her swaps and not giving any reason. I still don't understand why people like she are still not banned from swap-bot.

snailmailer1 02/23/2014 #

Firstly, to anyone who has been banned. I am absolutely sick of having flakers in this swap. I try to open the swap up for everyone; new and old swappers alike. In previous swaps, I have also allowed people with less than perfect ratings. Given that I ANGEL this swap (i.e. I put my on time, effort and money into correcting other peoples' selfishness) this is the reason I am starting now to be more stricter with who I accept in this swap. Repeatedly I ask that everyone has a well-filled out profile. Yet each time, there are always a handful of people who join this swap with no or minimal profiles.

snailmailer1 02/23/2014 #

@Karabasas - I cannot respond to your comment because you have blocked me. Therefore I cannot message you.

SoniaKLarsen 02/23/2014 #

I have everything ready and can't wait to go to the post office Monday. Thank you for setting up such a fun swap!

Karabasas 03/ 8/2014 #

@snailmailer1 I waited one month for your answer, but you haven't answered, and then I blocked you. But now you are saying that you unanswered me, because I've blocked you. Liar. Now you are just trying to make excuses.

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