|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||
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
("Last Sleigh out of North Pole" participants)
December 29th, 2018 -
January 19th, 2019
Beginning and end dates of Operation: Grinch Relief
Relief matches sent out daily.
How do I put together a good gift?
Will I be sending and receiving from the same person?
Can I participate twice? I want to send two gifts and receive two in return.
I already own / have already purchased some stuff I'd like to send, how can I get matched with someone who wants my stuff?
Okay, but I have some really awesome stuff I want to send to someone!
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.
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!
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)
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).
Don't get left behind on the rooftop - sign up early!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Entries may be earned in the following way:
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.
You can contact us by Codec at 140.85,
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org