Welcome to MSA's Destination Staycation Box Exchange!
Everyone is welcome to participate, but must follow the GUIDELINES in this post. (We may modify the GUIDELINES in future rounds depending on how this goes.)
We are including Destination and Staycation/Treat Yo'self options in this exchange based on the most popular category options requested.
Destination means that the recipient provides a theme, e.g. beach, great outdoors, ski bunny theme, specific country/city, haunted castle, etc.; sender curates box around or inspired by that theme.
Staycation/Treat Yo'self means that the recipient describes ideal staycation for him or herself.
People will be randomly matched with a partner based on whatever Categories you choose.
Basic Rules: 1. Retail value guidelines are estimates, but please try to stick close to these to be fair to everyone. (Even if an item can be found for less than retail, has gone on sale, etc., let’s stick to retail value to keep this simple for everyone.) 2. Brand new items only. Do not include items that have been swatched or otherwise used or tested in any way. Do not include expired items. 3. Food/drinks will be allowed in this exchange. 4. Consider gift wrapping your items or doing something a little extra to make this fun and different from a normal swap. 5. You must include a minimum of 1 item from a subscription box in the box you are putting together. This item must be a full size item (not a sample, deluxe sample, or foil packet). If it is not obvious, please somehow indicate which item(s) came from subscription boxes so we don’t end up with non-subscription box items on the swap site eventually. 6. Category Options (applies to the total retail value of all items in the box you send, but not packing materials or shipping itself): See itemized list of options below.
Note that if for some reason we have an odd number of people in a particular Category such that a match is not possible, you may be moved down to a lower retail value Category so the match can be made. This is rare, but you will be notified if this happens. No one will be moved up into a higher retail value Category.
Timeline: 1. The exchange begins when this post is online. 2. I will send everyone an email containing the information for their match(es) as soon as I can, but on or by sometime Wednesday, July 26th at the latest. 3. You may ship your package at any time, but no later than Monday, August 28th. Please use and keep a copy of your tracking number just in case. (You do not need to send this number to me.) 4. All packages should be delivered by Thursday, August 31st at the latest. 5. I plan to provide periodic reminders here about the timeline for everyone’s convenience. 6. We will have a thread for reveals/photos starting on or around August 7th. Posting photos after receipt will remain optional, but please at least acknowledge (and hopefully thank the sender!) when you receive yours to eliminate any questions of whether a package was received, etc.