Merry Christmas! The FlyerTalk Secret Santa Returns in 2020!

Many events have been canceled or eliminated during the year 2020 primarily because of the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic; but despite that — while taking a break from hurricanes and the late summer heat in the northern hemisphere — the Secret Santa Extravaganza occurs yet again on FlyerTalk for the eighteenth consecutive year…

…and once again, your host, coordinator and organizer is none other than FlyerTalk member wharvey, who founded the concept on FlyerTalk and launched the first thread back in 2003.

Merry Christmas! The FlyerTalk Secret Santa Returns in 2020!

Santa Claus Bristol

Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

The expected minimum on which you should plan to spend on your gift purchase is US$50.00 per FlyerTalk member — which cannot be an item worth $50.00 but only cost you ten dollars; and the $50.00 minimum does NOT include shipping, tracking and packaging costs — although no one will mind gifts of higher value or certain paper from airlines and hotels which are considered “priceless.” The gift should be a personal item and NOT donations to a charity organization on his or her behalf.

You may volunteer to be a Secret Santa for up to five different FlyerTalk members — except that if this is your first time participating, you can only sign up for one Santa. Although there is no guarantee, you can “request” particular individuals you would like to get assigned to you for your gift buying. Secret Santas have the option of remaining anonymous. To participate, you must be a registered FlyerTalk member at the time you send your private message and not be merely a “lurker.”

Summary

Kennesaw parade fire truck Santa Claus

Photograph ©2014 by Brian Cohen.

The deadline to participate in what has become one of the fun traditions of FlyerTalk is Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 5:00 in the afternoon Eastern Standard Time; so if you want to participate as a Secret Santa, now is the time to do so.

Gatherings of FlyerTalk members have been canceled left and right, leaving the CommunityBuzz forum as little more than a desolate virtual ghost town this year — but the FlyerTalk Secret Santa lives on, impervious to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic.

All photographs ©2014, ©2016, and ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

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