Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Welcome to Cheapa$$ Secret Pal 3, aka CASP3.

What is CASP? Well, in the words of our illustrious co-founder Roxy: "The idea is to exchange patterns, ecards, snail mail cards, cute pics, fun links and things that you don't have to spend $ on. If you want to send something RAK-style out of your existing stash too, that is fine, but no one will be required to spend $ on gifts."

Yard sale and thrift store finds are also encouraged. So are hand-crafted gifts.

Please do not confuse cheapa$$ with sit on your a$$ - being a CASP pal will take as much, if not more time and creativity as the conventional SP rounds. And while it's cheap, it's not free. At a minimum, you will be spending money on postage to send cards and small care packages.

The questionannaire is in the next post.

CheapA$$ Rules:

1. There is a 100 post minimum which must be met by Sept 25, when the questionnaires are due. (see dates below)

2. No spending minimum.

3. There is no contact frequency minimum; however keep in mind that the CheapA$$ SP is about showering your pal with goodness on the cheap, and a quick note or email is about as cheap as you can get. Suggested contact: 1 message per week (email, PM, ecard, snailmail) and 3 small packages distributed through the round.

4. Since several popular holidays fall during this round, it will be generally understood that pals may opt to take part of December off from pal duties. Please do not fall off the face of the planet; communicate with your downstream pal or 'spoilee' when you'll be out-of-touch so that she won't think she's been abandoned.

CheapA$$ Official Dates:
Sept 20: Button Contest ends. Details TBA.
Sept 25: Deadline to submit questionnaires to the official CASP3 email addy [CheapyCheap (at) gmail (dot) com]
Oct 1 - Jan15: Rampant spoilage and giddy mayhem
Jan 15: Reveal your super-secret identity

Contact info: the CASP3 official email addy [CheapyCheap (at) gmail (dot) com] or PM saintjay.


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