Se/k/ret Santa 2018

Se/k/ret Santa 2018

Read the information below to learn how the event will be run.
Then, sign up using the Join Up tab.

Operational Checklist

This is the expected checklist for an individual participant.
Use it keep track of what you have done, what you need to do, and what to expect for the event!

Operation Schedule (Subject to Change)

Date Item
October 21st, 2018
First thread posted
Signup starts for first batch.
November 2nd, 2018 Last day of signups for first batch
November 3rd, 2018
Matches sent out for first batch
Signup starts for second batch.
November 16th, 2018 Last day of signups for second batch
November 17th, 2018
Matches sent out for second batch
Signup starts for third batch.
November 30th, 2018 Last day of signups for third batch
December 1st, 2018
Matches sent out for third batch
Signup starts for fourth batch.
December 14th, 2018 Last day of signups for fourth batch
December 15th, 2018
Matches sent out for fourth batch
December 20th, 2018 Fourth batch should have sent their gift by this date.
December 15th, 2018 -
December 24th, 2018
Matches sent out daily.
December 25th, 2018
/K/ristmas Day!
Open your gifts and post photos in the threads!
December 26th, 2018
Signup opens for Grinched List
(first four batches only)
December 29th, 2018 First Grinch Relief matches sent out
January 1st, 2019 Raffle will be held!
January 7th, 2019
Signup opens for Grinched List
December 29th, 2018 -
January 19th, 2019
Beginning and end dates of Operation: Grinch Relief
Relief matches sent out daily.

FAQs

How do I put together a good gift?

This anon poster described it better than I ever could. See below:

Will I be sending and receiving from the same person?

No, we will be doing a round robin match in which A sends to B, B sends to C, C sends to D, etc., until we reach Z who sends to A.

Can I participate twice? I want to send two gifts and receive two in return.

We are okay with people participating multiple times, although we request that you only sign up once per batch. We would also prefer that you send your first gift and provide proof before signing up for a second batch.

Due to how our form works, you won't be able to fill out the form more than once. Email bigboss@sekretsanta.com to sign up for a second batch. Thanks comrade!

I already own / have already purchased some stuff I'd like to send, how can I get matched with someone who wants my stuff?

In our gift exchange we allow people to submit wishlists of items they would like to receive. Much of the fun of the event comes from putting together an awesome gift based on your target's wishlist, while still adding your own twist (see "how do i put together a good gift?" above). If stuff you already have fits your target's wishlist, then by all means send it! That said, please do not sign up with a gift already planned out. Let the gift you send come together based on your target's wishlist.

Okay, but I have some really awesome stuff I want to send to someone!

If you really do have a cool idea for a gift based on stuff you already have (i.e. you aren't simply wanting to offload your old surplus) then email bigboss@sekretsanta.com and we can try to match you with someone who will appreciate and treasure your gift. Please understand that matching based on a specific gift isn't always easy.

Some changes have been made to the matching process this year.
Read through here to learn about how matching will take place.

The Batches

We will be performing matching in four two-week "batches" this year.

During each two-week period, we will collect signups, and then match participants to other participants within that two-week batch.

The matches for each batch will be sent out one day after the end of the two-week period.

Anyone who is not able to be appropriately matched within their batch will be moved to the next batch.

Please see the operation schedule for details on the batch signup / match / gift deadline dates.

After receiving your match, you will be expected to purchase, assemble and send your gift within the next two weeks!

You will not be penalized for sending past the two-week mark, but please contact us and let us know if you have to send late.

Promptly sending your gift (and providing proof) will earn you additional raffle tickets!

Example Scenario:

You sign up for Se/k/ret Santa on November 7th. You will be placed in Batch 2 (Nov. 3rd - Nov. 16th)

You will receive your match on November 17th

You will be asked to send your gift within two weeks (by December 1st)


Last Sleigh out of the North Pole

Signups for the last batch will end on December 15th, 2018.

If you miss this date, you can still sign up as a participant on the "Last Sleigh out of the North Pole".

Because you will have a very short time to send your gift, you will be limited to signing up for the lowest two price tiers (the idea being that likely won't have sufficient time to assemble a more expensive gift).

You will also not be able to sign up for grinch relief until a little later than the main batches, in order to give your gift more time to show up.

Don't get left behind on the rooftop - sign up early!

The Grinched List

If you do not receive your gift, then you will be eligible to apply for grinch relief. Our kind /k/omrades are standing by to help you in your hour of need!

For the four main batches, we will begin accepting "Grinched List" signups on December 26th.

For the "Last Sleigh" participants, we will begin accepting "Grinched List" signups on January 7th.

See the operational schedule for more details on grinch list signup dates.

Note that you will not be eligible for grinch relief if you have not provided us with proof that you have sent out a gift!

Relief Volunteers

Brave /k/omrades may volunteer to participate in grinch relief as part of the initial signup.

We will be sending out a signup sheet shortly before /k/ristmas to solicit more volunteers.

Relief volunteers may be asked to provide relief at or below the tier you signed for (for example, if you signed up for the $100 - $150 tier, then you may be asked to provide relief for another $100 - $150 tier member, or for a tier beneath that. You will not be asked to provide relief at a tier higher than that which you signed up for.

All grinch relief volunteers who provide proof of sending a relief package will receive a large number of raffle entries!

Grinch Relief Process

We will begin matching "Grinched List" signups to relief volunteers on December 29th, 2018

Relief efforts will continue until January 19th, 2019, at which point the event will officially conclude

Grinch relief matches will be made as quickly as we can match you, in order of "Grinched List" signup.

See the operational schedule for more details on the relief effort.

The Se/k/ret Santa 2018 Raffle

We will be holding a raffle on January 1st, 2019 for all participants!

All participants will receive one entry, more entries can be earned by being involved in the event. See below for details.


The Prizes

Prizes for the raffle are currently:

  • Grand Prize - Ghost Gunner 2 Milling Machine

    I am happy to announce our raffle grand prize - a Ghost Gunner 2 milling machine donated by the amazing folks at Defense Distributed. If you're on this website, then you should bloody well know who DD is - but in case you don't, know that Defense Distributed is the leading figure in the homebuilt firearms industry, having produced both the Liberator 3D-printed pistol and the Ghost Gunner mill, as well as the DEFCAD file-sharing site.

    Their Ghost Gunner 2 machine is a general purpose mill that will automatically finish an 80% lower - in other words it allows you to manufacture your own guns. Currently it supports the AR-15, AR-10 and 1911 platforms, and I hear that very soon they are releasing support for Polymer80 Glock lowers! The GG2 also supports engraving and pretty much any other activity you want to program in. This machine makes gun control irrelevant.

    Because DD loves the kommunity so much, not only are they donating the machine, but they are going to apply a custom /k/ branded powder coat - pics coming soon! I can't thank Defense Distributed enough for donating this machine - if any DD employees are browsing /k/ or even participating in the sekret santa event itself, know that you are gods among men.

    Here's the fine print: we can only ship this machine to US citizens over the age of 21, and residents of New Jersey are not eligible. Sorry NJ bros.

  • Handmade Ammo Crate

    Patterned after the wooden crates that 7.62x54r tins are stored in, this crate is handmade by Big Boss and is great for storing ammo, cleaning supplies, or anything else /k/ related.

    Note: pictured crate is from 2017, the 2018 model will look even better!

  • Kel-Tec PF-9

    Yes, we are raffling a gun! This is the PF-9 model, also known as the Neighborhood Watcher. Lightly used, fewer than 300 rounds fired through it. This will be transferred via FFL to a winner legally allowed to receive it.

    This particular gun was gifted to Big Boss in the Sekret Santa 2017 event. After caring for it over the year, in the spirit of /k/ristmas I have decided to pass it forward to another lucky kommando. Perhaps this is the start of a tradition?

  • European WW3 Survival Kit (Europe only)

    This kit will be built around a Norwegian surplus NBC protection suit, and is being donated by a very generous kommando! As our donor is a Eurofriend this kit will be raffled off to other European kommandos, who probably need it more than us Amerifags anyways. If you receive this you are obligated to do a STALKER challenge with it.

  • Surplus Helicopter

    This awesome piece of art was donated by a wonderfully generous kommando. The main body is a deactivated mortar shell, the blades and skids are stripper clipazines, and the armament consists of 7.62x39 rounds. I kind of wish I could keep this thing. Makes for an awesome decoration and/or children's toy.

  • Sekret Santa Patches (20)

    A very generous anonymous kommando has donated 20 custom-made Sekret Santa patches! This will make a great memento of the event, and I hear that santa /k/laus himself wears one of these on his shoulder. Each one will be raffled individually so a lot more kommandos will now get prizes. Thanks tons to the awesome person who donated this - he knows who he is.

  • $50 Kommandostore Gift Code (3)

    Kommandostore.com has partnered with the sekret santa event and has donated three $50 gift codes for anything in their shop! This is one of the best shops for surplus out there so whoever gets one of these codes can purchase some badass stuff. My eternal thanks to the Kommandostore for donating this raffle prize!

  • $10 Crimson Carvan Gift Code (5)

    We were recently contacted by the Crimson Caravan, who generously donated five $10 gift codes for anything in the shop! CC has been one of the classic suppliers of the /k/ wasteland - go check out their badass patches and stickers! Thanks very much to the Crimson Caravan for contributing another great prize to the raffle! As you might expect, each code will be raffled off seprately, so there will be five lucky winners.

  • Framed Festive Wendigo Art (2)

    Need a good piece of art to hang over your mantle and entertain your Christmas guests and their young children? Here it is! This piece was drawn by the very talented waifu of one of our participants, and we are giving away two framed prints! Wait, are wendigo the type of cryptid that are drawn to representations of themselves? I wouldn't worry about it...

We are soliciting more prizes! If you wish to donate a prize, contact us!


Raffle Entries:

Entries may be earned in the following way:

  • 1 entry for signing up for Se/k/ret Santa 2018
  • 3 entries for emailing us proof that you have shipped your gift
    (this doubles to 6 entries if you ship within two weeks of receiving your match!)
  • 3 entries for emailing us proof that you have received your gift.
  • 1 entry for posting a photo of your gift in the threads (1 entry per photo, max 10).
    You must email us proof - include screenshots!
  • 10 entries for shipping outside of your geographic region.
    (For US participants, this means shipping outside the US, for European participants this means shipping outside Europe, etc.)
  • 10 entries for shipping (and providing proof of shipment) a grinch relief package.

Additional entries may be purchased at $5 per entry.
All funds earned through raffle ticket purchases will be used for grinch relief efforts, and to pay for raffle prizes.

To purchase additional entries, please contact us to organize the purchase.

Note that you will not be eligible for the raffle if you have not provided us with proof that you have sent out a gift!

You can contact us by Codec at 140.85,
or by email at bigboss@sekretsanta.com