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Take my Furry Friend on Tour!!

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Take my Furry Friend on Tour!!
Swap Coordinator:aisbaby (contact)
Swap categories: Games 
Number of people in swap:20
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:November 14, 2010
Date items must be sent by:December 4, 2010
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

I want to take a vacation this Christmas sooooo bad!! And since we all know it's not so easily afforded these days, why don't we just send a representative... say our beloved toy? :D

THIS SWAP IS SIMPLY:

1) send a stuff toy to your partner

2) your partner takes your stuff toy around on a tour of their city's most popular tourist spots or your favorite local spots or special unknown places you think should be a tourist spot hahahah

3) takes a memorable picture or pictures!

4) creates a little album

5) sends stuff toy and album back to you :)

RULES:

1) Since this is entails sending a package, :D please limit your furry friend to a reasonable size :D When I say reasonable, little stuff toys that aren't gigantic! Think PALM SIZE. Or little toy robots... NOTHING FRAGILE please :)

2) You must take your partner's furry friend on at least 6 memorable spots :) (but of course, the more the merrier)

3) Take a photo, have it printed to 6 by 4 (or 4R photo)

4) Create a mini-album, or scrapbook with a description of the visit :D

5) Please send back your partner's furry friend in a well packaged box/mailer

6) HANDLE WITH LOVE :D

SWAP DETAILS:

1) Last day of sign up is Nov 30

2) YOU MUST SEND YOUR FURRY FRIEND TO YOUR PARTNERS by DECEMBER 4, 2010.

3) Bears must be sent HOME to their owners by January 30, 2011. So please send your bears as EARLY as possible to your partners.

I am very excited about this!!! Let's all give each other a great christmas vacation... even if we can only do it so through our little furry bear :D

Only participants with a consistent 5 rating (minimum of 10 completed swaps) will be accepted :) Unfortunately this swap will take commitment and trust :)


PS: If you are currently BELOW THE REQUIRED NUMBER OF SWAPS but have a consistent 5 ratings, and a completed profile, please feel free to leave me a comment below or send me a message :) I can make an exception, as long as you have NO RATINGS BELOW 5.


PPS: I realized that it's the XMAS season :D, mail might be a little slow! So I pushed the deadline of sending back furry friends to their owners up to JANUARY 30 :D This means, by JAN 30, your partner's toy should be on its way home :)


PPPS: It just came to mind that the rating system for this swap will be unconventional :) Since you are rating based on what YOU receive from your partner and NOT rating for the tour that your toy ultimately gets.

The scenario will be: Aislinn is partnered with Jane. Aislinn will send her bear to Jane, and Jane will send Aislinn's bear back to Aislinn.

Jane is partnered with Courtney Jane sends her toy to Courtney, and Courtney will send Jane's bear back to Jane.

And so the chain goes on....

Once partners are assigned, I will send you the following information:

1) WHO YOU'RE SENDING YOUR TOY TO... IS ALSO FROM WHOM YOU'RE GETTING YOUR TOY BACK FROM

2) WHOSE TOY YOU'LL BE RECEIVING... IS ALSO TO WHOM YOU SHOULD BE SENDING IT HOME TO.

FOR EASIER TRACKING, Unfortunately I will have to cap this game off at 20 PARTICIPANTS.

Discussion

debil 11/11/2010 #

Hope you do this swap again.I just love the idea.

aisbaby 11/11/2010 #

LOL!! i know am excited! join us deb!

piglet59645 11/11/2010 #

Adorable , unique, silly idea. :) I am watching for sure.

piglet59645 11/11/2010 #

PS I love that pig!

Lukayna 11/11/2010 #

I love the concept and can't wait till I have enough swaps to join up!+

Dakini55 11/11/2010 #

This is just funny enough for me to do it!!!! My bunny wants a trip!!

Dakini55 11/11/2010 #

PS how old am I?

Seacrow 11/12/2010 #

What a clever, fun little swap! I have a sock monkey who has cabin fever...

nasreen 11/12/2010 #

This swap is my motivation to get my swaps up. I really wanna do this swap and your little friend would love South Africa. I am on the watchlist for the time being but I hope I get enough swaps under my belt by the end on November. Pinky my bear would have to get a passport though and maybe a little bag for airsickness.

purplestar 11/12/2010 #

I am so in on this...what fun!!!!

charlottenc 11/12/2010 #

The minute I read this swap, I just had to join! A doll group did this once and it was so much fun to see where the little doll was going to go next and what she would be doing -- it was just one doll, sent from member to member.

Whatever little critter gets sent here, it will be treated well and have a wonderful time doing all sorts of interesting (I hope!) things. Great idea for a swap! :)

tizzicat 11/12/2010 #

All I have to do now is decide which of my furry friends deserves a holiday!

Gofeen 11/12/2010 #

This is brill! But I don't have a decent enough camera to do it now. however Santa is brining me a lovely new one for Christmas so I hope you do it again!

aisbaby 11/12/2010 #

PPS: I realized that it's the XMAS season :D, mail might be a little slow! So I pushed the deadline of sending back furry friends to their owners up to JANUARY 30 :D This means, by JAN 30, your partner's toy should be on its way home :)

Ikat78 11/12/2010 #

This is great! I have a sock monkey I travel with and put in photos. Too cute. Can't wait!

witdraken 11/12/2010 #

This sounds like so much fun! I'm under the 10 swaps limit, but I do have all 5's. May I join?

vintageartchic 11/13/2010 #

Such an A-MAZING IDEA! Traveled alot before I got married and REALLY miss it because I've barely ventured past these 4 walls since I got married. All my bears were too big but found one yesterday and named her Laila! :) Laila is already in her box...waiting for her destination! Hope you will do this again and again! I might not get a chance to travel the globe...but I don't mind living vicariously through Laila! :) Sweeeeeeeet idea! Thanks!

happylilartist 11/13/2010 #

soo excited to join this swap. i have to pick the perfect stuffed toy to live vicariously through! whoever gets me as a partner will have their furry pal get to sightsee in Ottawa and New York City!

aisbaby 11/13/2010 #

Love the fact that I am NOT the only one dying to go on vacation!! thanks guys!! invite your swap-bot pals to join!!! :D The more people we get, the more international it is!!!!! LOLOL

PenguinParade 11/13/2010 #

I agree with Piglet. That pig pic is adorable! And this is a cool idea. Watching for now too

nasreen 11/13/2010 #

Teddy is already in the box with passport and suitcase, ready to go. He is so excited, I can see it in his little button eyes.

50DaysOfSummer 11/14/2010 #

I think I actually will join! If my partner's friend arrives before December 8th in my mail box, I will take him on a short trip to Rome :D

50DaysOfSummer 11/14/2010 #

uff, I just made it as no. 20 O.o wooohoo!

charlottenc 11/14/2010 #

Now the really hard part, who gets to go?!!!! All my little critters are trying to fight their way into the box LOL! This is a GREAT swap idea, I'm having fun and it hasn't even begun yet. :)

debil 11/14/2010 #

Wasn't sure if I could of joined..Waited too long..BUMMER!!!!!..:(HOPE you will do this again in the future..:)

zigg13pra 11/15/2010 #

You realize there is a group set up for this exact thing? Since a swap like this does not really require the receiver to send home (because the sender doesn't rate that person).

Anyways, the group is Worldwide Bear

charlottenc 02/10/2011 #

Anyone having trouble contacting the coordinator of this swap? Anyone else having trouble getting their little animal back?

nasreen 02/16/2011 #

Me too, well sort of. My partner has had their account deleted and now I have no way of getting their furry friend back. I messaged the hostess to do a welcome home swap so that we secure the safe arrival of our little friends, but she has not responded! I am very lucky to have such a wonderful partner but only after the swap was started did i notice the flaws in this swap.

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