**TPF BB Spring RAOK Rules and Sign Up Thread**

  1. Sign up to become a TPF member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It's free and quick to sign up, so join the discussion right now!
    Dismiss Notice
  2. The Nordstrom Spring Sale is now live! Serious savings on customer favorites - up to 40% off with free shipping and free returns. Shop the sale!
    Dismiss Notice
Our PurseForum community is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors.
Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. Thank you!
  1. :biggrin:

    Welcome to the BB Spring RAOK Rules & Sign-up Thread!!!!

    $75 Minimum this round.

    Due to the high amount of international participants, I need to know here or by PM where you will ship to.*

    Please read all the following, since all participants will be held accountable by the rules below.

    In order to participate in this RAOK you must fulfill the following requirements:

    *have successfully participated in a previous BB RAOK*

    *have at least 500 posts*
    *be an active member of tPF and the Beauty Bar*
    *be a tPF member for at least six months*

    To sign up please send me the following information via PM:

    For new participants: The New Participant Application is to be sent to Unluckystars. Once this has been approved, I will ask for your email to send an elfster request.

    For previous RAOK participants: Send me your email if you were not in the last few Raoks. I am asking that all questionairres be sent via message in elfster to whoever has drawn you to simplify things.*

    **Important dates to remember**

    March 9th: Sign ups begin on this date

    March 16th: Sign ups end on this date. New participant survey must be in by this date and all Elfster requests must be accepted!

    March 21st surveys to the person who sent you must be completed and sent via Elfster

    March 17th: RAOK buddies will be drawn by Elfster.com. Soon after the drawing you will be sent your buddy’s information.

    April 16th: All packages being shipped internationally must be shipped by this date.

    April 30th: All domestic packages (within your own country) must be shipped by this date.


    **Important Information**

    * One package is required: The package must contain new, unused (tested) and unopened beauty items.Do NOT send anything that may be old or expired! The total package should be worth at least $75 or the equivalent in your currency. The price point does not include shipping fees.

    * TRACKING is required for all gifts: Once you have your package all wrapped up and ready to go, please make sure that you purchase some form of tracking. This serves as a proof of shipment and also will help you and your buddy in case the package gets lost. Tracking information must be PM’d to me by the shipping deadline. Proof of shipment by sending a receipt scan is okay in international countries where tracking is not feasable.

    * You MUST post pictures of your package: Once you receive your package from your buddy, you must post clear pictures and description of it. All of us want to see what goodies you got!

    * Elfster.com: Elfster is the website that we will be using for this Raok. Once I get your sign up information and email address, you will receive an invitation to join the RAOK on Elfster.com. This website helps us organize things and also will be the one who ultimately “picks” your buddy! Elfster is also where buddies can ask questions and/or chit chat without revealing their identities.

    *Wishlist Requirement: When building your wishlist in Elfster ensure that you have added both items you want as well as items you don't want (please list brands, types of products). Please review the list to ensure that items you have received in previous RAOK's are no longer listed, and be considerate to your buddy who is buying for you and try to add items of all price ranges so they can appropriately select a variety of items to gift you in return.

    * No vacationers. If you will be away from home for more than 1 week per month...don't sign up. Gifts have to be mailed and reveals posted in a timely manner as described above, and vacation plans may interfere.

    * The Angel System is in place for MISSING gifts: The angel system that was used in the previous RAOK will also be used in this round. I hope that we won’t have the need to use it though! If someone does end up flaking on their buddy, all members will be required to contribute to an angel package with a value of approximately $75. At 12 members, this would be $6.00
    **Replacement packages for lost gifts must be mailed out by 3 weeks from first shipping date for domestic and 6 weeks for international gifts.

    *Participate in the chat/reveal thread. Participation in the chat/reveal thread is REQUIRED. We all know what it's like to get gifts, it's a wonderful feeling, but this RAOK is here for more than just the experience of getting a gift but giving and watching others receive as well!

    * One of the benefits of this RAOK is that we get members from all across the world. The reality of international buddies is that we are at the mercy of two separate postal systems. Please note that delays may (and CAN) occur if you have an international buddy who you are gifting to or receiving from. This means that we encourage these participants to be extra patient in giving and receiving their gifts because of the distance and time involved. If this is something you do not wish to have, please state so with your questionnaire.

    **The Questionnaires **

    The New Participant Questionnaire:

    1. How long have you been a member of tPF?
    2. How many posts do you have?
    3. Which sections of tPF do you frequent (list please)?
    4. Have you successfully participated in another RAOK on tPF? If so, which one (link to it please)?
    5. Are there any Beauty Bar RAOK participants who can vouch for you?
    6. Do you plan to participate in the RAOK Reveal and Chit Chat thread?
    7. Are there any upcoming events that may prohibit you from sending your gift or posting a reveal of the gift you receive?
    8. Have you read ALL the RAOK guidelines and understand them?
    9. You must include a picture (of anything) with the application or link to a thread where you have posted a picture on tPF.

    Once new participants have been approved you will receive a Pm requesting your email.

    (This info should be sent through elfster) I changed the questions a bit!

    The Questionnaire:*

    TPF Username:
    Mailing address:

    ***About you:
    ***Age (age range):
    ***Favorite colors:
    ***Least favorite colors:
    ***Any allergies?
    ***Are you ok with products not purchased directly from the manufacturer ( eBay, 3rd party beauty sites)?
    I currently use:
    ***Hair product:
    ***Your hair color & length:
    ***Type (dry, oily, colored, etc):
    ***Your face skin tone:
    ***cool or warm?
    ***Skin type (oily, dry, combination):
    ***Acne prone?
    ***Your eye color:
    ***Favorite eyeshadow colors:
    ***Least favorite eyeshadow colors:
    ***Do you wear lipgloss/lipstick?
    ***Favorite colors to wear on lips:
    ***Type of nails (natural, acrylic, gel):
    ***Length of nails (short, long):
    ***Favorite colors to wear on nails:
    ***Do you require brands that are Big3 Free or Big5 Free?
    General questions:
    ***Do you have children? If so, what ages?
    ***Do you have any pets?
    ***Would you want your buddy getting a small gift for your child?
    ***Would you want your buddy getting a small gift for your pet?
    ***Do you celebrate Easter?
    ***Any favorites for Easter candy?
  2. You know I am in. US only please, I am still nervous about shipping time overseas and the tracking thing.
  3. I'm still in too :smile:
  4. Hohhot soooo tempting but I will have to sit this one out. :sad:

    But I will be lurking this thread to watch everyone's reveals though.
  5. So excited for hopefully another amazing RAOK!! I am all the way in with a preference of U.S. only shipping.
  6. Yay I can't wait to get my buddy and start shopping! Going to start answering the survey questions and have it ready.

    I'll ship to USA/Canada.
  7. I will be taking vacation and my dates are not yet set so I'm not sure if I'm in this round or not.
  8. I think its fine as long as you let the person who gets you know so they can ship accordingly
  9. Ten people officially accepted so far!
  10. I want to join again! But I think I will stick to my old questionnaire. In terms of my favorite and least favorite brands. USA only too. Thanks!
  11. I think I'm signed up from the Valentines day RAOK but I'll resubmit hi ladies! excited once again woot!
  12. Oh and USA only please!
  13. I sent an invite last week. Please accept!

    Yup you are good! I noticed from double checking that your birthday is two days before mine!
  14. awesome sag sisters:biggrin:
  15. Haha are we anywhere near the same year? Im 81