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~♥Galentine's Day Exchange♥~

***All gifts have been sent/received*** Thank you for all of your support 

 

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We promised you something magical and fun to start off the new year...and now the time to play is finally here! 

 

Our previous rounds have been wonderful platforms for bringing us all together though our appreciation for beauty, treats and camaraderie. We're glad that you've  decided to join in on the fun!

 

Positive Energy and Unicorn Love Always, 
Mcakes & ZombieMetroAnt

 

Tips and Tricks

 

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♥Ask questions! Anyone can ask anyone an anonymous question, that will help you get a better idea of likes and dislikes, haves and wants, etc. 


♥When you purchase something, click "Mark As Purchased." They won't see it, but they might be using the same wishlist for other gift exchanges, so this can prevent them potentially getting the same gift from two different people.

 

♥If you got something for yourself, remove it from your wishlist! 

 

Shipping Suggestions

 

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How to ship abroad/add a customs label while still using online shipping:
1. Creating an account: First, you must create a free account on the USPS website. The paypal.com/shipnow site will not let you create customs forms.
2. Shipping Label: To create the shipping label, you want to use the "Click n Ship" function from the dropdown menu under Mail & Ship. Many of the directions from above are basically the same but the key difference is under, "Where are you sending to?" you will need to use the dropdown menu to select the country of choice.
3. Finishing the Shipping Label:Fill in all the corresponding information until the end of the form including the value of the package. The Canadians on the board may have more to speak to with this but I always kept this amount on the lower side so the recipient doesn't get hit with high customs fee. (average amount I would put would be $10-$20) A great feature is at the end of the page it will give you all your options for shipping. I can tell you on a personal note that when I ship to England I always choose first class international mail and I have never had a problem. Once again, delivery confirmation is thrown in for FREE.
3. Beginning the Customs Form: You will then get to a page that will you through step by step filling in the customs form. The first question will ask you to "Enter Package Information." This is where you can just write this is a gift box for a friend. You do not need to write anything more!
4. Customs Inventory: Next up is, "Enter Item Information." Okay, this one is a little tricky. If you want to itemize, and fill in every single thing in the box, you can. If you only want to do a couple, you can. I've done both over the years and both have been okay. I'm not going to tell you though that it will work every time so ultimately, the decision is up to you. Make sure though that you mark each item a GIFT so that the recipient does not get charged increased fees. Also, and this is IMPORTANT, the total that adds up for the all the items has to be the same total you gave on the previous page for the value of the box. So if you make something worth $1, that's fine! (Again, Canadians speak up hear if I'm wrong but my abroad friends always told me it was better to do this to reduce customs fees for the recipient.) Lastly, each weight of each individual item will need to add up to the to the total weight item, so I've honestly literally made up ratio numbers in the past. (I have never had a problem in years of sending packages)
5. Tarrif Number: Lastly, you do not have a tariff number so leave that blank. Okay, one last thing, choose your AES exemption. I would choose the second one having to do with gifts.
6. Obtaining the Label/Customs Form: The steps following this are similar to the ones from above except that I believe the payment options for USPS may also include credit card options as well as PayPal. Go ahead and print your label which will also contain your completed customs form. (Please note: you may need to sign your customs form before affixing it to your package) On a positive note, YOU STILL SAVE MONEY BY USING THE ONLINE POSTAGE SYSTEM!
7. How to actually ship it:For international packages, my personal advice is yes, bring it to the post office, and yes, actually check it in and get a receipt saying it was checked in by a postal worker. Since many international packages take quite longer than domestic and tend to get delayed at different intervals, you want to make sure that everything is okay when it first enters the system.


Duty Info:
US can receive a gift up to 100 USD. If you send from Canada and mark your gift as 100 you are actually saying it cost you 100 CAD. Today Google converts that to 75.87USD so your recipient should be ok and not pay additional fees.

Canada can receive a gift up to 60 CAD. If you send from the US and mark your gift as 60, you are actually saying it cost you 60 USD. Today Google converts that to 79.08 CAD. So your Canadian friend in this case might pay duties/taxes/fees.

I believe customs will check the rate on the day the item is processed. Seems Canada is at somewhat the same range recently but it does go down a bit. Just
things to keep in mind.

Participants

 

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angel7594- gift received, thank you prettyinpa!

beadshopgirl- gift received, thank you MissPuff!

CC3616- gift received, thank you mermadelove!

ClassicallyFab- gift received, thank you mella900!

darkiceis- gift received, thank you ElleElleG!

ElleElleG- gift received, thank you beadshopgirl!

fatimamummy- gift received, thank you SpaceLlama! 

gonerogue- gift received, thank you Ispend2much6!

heartsmyface- gift received, thank you PaletteAddict99! 

Ispend2much6- gift received, thank you unfungirl!

jozkid- gift received, thank you Lazybeautybeast!

lazybeautybeast- gift received, thank you ClassicallyFab!

LCResz- gift received, thank you txcatx!

lipstick4soul- gift received, thank you LCResz!

Mcakes- gift received, thank you angel7594!

meganlisa- gift received, thank you myumew!

mella900- gift received, thank you ZombieMetroAnt!

mermadelove- gift received, thank you jozkid!

MissPuff- gift received, thank you ohheyitscindyk!

myumew- gift received, thank you Tamara76!

NotCrocker- gift received, thank you gonerogue!

ohheyitscindyk- gift received, thank you heartsmyface!

PaletteAddict99- gift received, thank you Mcakes!

prettyinpa- gift received, thank you veronika23!
Sabrinas- gift received, thank you Samtian!
Samtian- gift recieved, thank you Sabrinas!

shimmerbait- gift received, thank you fatimamummy! 

sister13- gift received, thank you darkiceis! 

SpaceLlama- gift received, thank you NotCrocker!

Tamara76- gift received, thank you lipstick4soul!

txcatx- gift received, thank you sister13!

unfungirl- gift received, thank you CC3616!
veronika23- gift received, thank you shimmerbait!

ZombieMetroAnt- gift received, thank you meganlisa!

Shipping Deadline: On or before Galentine's Day (2/13)

 

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Re: ~♥Galentine's Day Exchange♥~

Aww you guys I just got a notification from Elfster that we are supposed to be celebrating our TREAT yo sELF Snack Exchange Anniversary Heart ! It brought back all the warm fuzzies, @angel7594 and I had so much fun hosting you guys for that one. Thank y'all for always being on board for some fun with A, @ZombieMetroAnt and I Heart 

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Wow! Where does the time go... It was so much fun ladies! Thanks for hosting! 🖤

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I can only imagine how yummy that was!!! @Mcakes @angel7594

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It was so much fun @mermadelove! Here's the link to the thread if you want to take a peek Smiley Very Happy https://community.sephora.com/t5/Rouge/TREAT-yo-sELF-Snack-Exchange/m-p/2751997#M45516

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@Mcakes oh you bet I pursued it already like a snacking stalker!!!!! 😎

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@Mcakes  @angel7594  Wow, that was fast!  That was a lot of fun; I think it was my first one.

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@Mcakes, I cannot believe it has been a year since we hosted the treat yo self!! So much fun.

<3 <3 <3

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YAY!!  I'm so glad the souvenirs are arriving - like me: slowly but surely Heart  I was unable to log in for nearly 2 weeks (and if I'm not mistaken, @Mcakes was having a bit of trouble as well) so I couldn't respond to the tags but am all caught up now on the "heart" distribution Heart ha ha ha!  We are so glad each of you participated and am grateful to all our Galentines!  Thank you so much for making this such an amazing experience Heart  xoxo, Zombie

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Sorry to be so late to the party. Thanks so much @Mcakes @ZombieMetroAnt for hosting this and the cute keepsake! You girls are awesome!!! 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

Re: ~♥Galentine's Day Exchange♥~

Yes!!!!!!   Thank you very much!!!  I had someone come by and collect our mail while we were gone and I just opened the sweet card with the little treasure!   😘 you ladies are lovely!   @Mcakes @ZombieMetroAnt

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Yes, what @ZombieMetroAnt said lol. I've been having the worst luck logging onto BIC lately, even on mobile. So I'm happy to be able to use this rare occasion to thank you all again for participating and being a part of this fun loving experience Heart Z and I were literally too giddy for words putting this together for y'all and are so glad that you were just as excited as we were! You guys are the best gal pals around Heart 

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If you go into your profile and change something(eye color) it’ll prompt you to log in and that log in worksSmiley Wink @Mcakes. I assume you’ve had the same problem as me where you can see your profile but you can’t heart or comment.

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I can’t believe so many people are still having so much trouble logging on! I know for me the only way to successfully play on BIC on my phone is to NEVER use the app! I go through the link in an email, then reply to someone , then I’m good. If I try to just log on? Forget it! Maybe everyone needs to find the hack specific to their device.....? @heartsmyface @Mcakes

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Oh boy with the ap.  I like having the option of early access to things but it sucks as far as navigating and well, doing anything in general...😑 @mermadelove 

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@heartsmyface EXACTLY! 

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@ZombieMetroAnt @Mcakes Literally one of the BEST ( if not the best) BT/BIC experience I've ever had!!!!!

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I'm here to shower @Mcakes and @ZombieMetroAnt with love too!! hehe

Thank you for the sweet & totally cute galentines to wrap this whole thing up! cat_heart_1x.jpg

 

ps. I haven't been able to log into the BIC in awhile bc it won't let me! It's maddening. 

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@mella900,

 

That cat icon is sooo cute!!

<3 Melissa

Re: ~♥Galentine's Day Exchange♥~

Thank you so much @Mcakes and @ZombieMetroAnt for the gifty! The mirror is adorable and is going in my everyday purse. You ladies are bomb Smiley Happy 

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