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    OFFICIAL PACKAGE TRAIN GUIDELINES

    Explanation of a package train & sample wishlists - click here
    Current and upcoming trains - click here
    Consequence list - click here

    GENERAL RULES

    • A maximum of two Package Trains will run at any one time with the exception of the Advent Train (This is due to the time requirement on the Advent Train)
    • You may only ride 1 train at a time. Trains must be finished before joining/conducting another train. If riding the Advent train, your package must have been received before you can join another train
    • Package trains will be open for boarding for a minimum of 24 hours
    • Seats on each train may be limited. The conductor and mods will confirm your seat. Until that time you are not a rider on the train.
    • All package trains must be approved by FallenPixels
    • SmartCanucks owner / mods / admins /poster of this thread and conductor are in no way responsible for any lost / stolen / misplaced gifts.


    All riders are approved by a team who work hard to ensure that package trains run smoothly and everyone receives their gift.
    You are not a rider until your place on the train is confirmed by this team

    TO HOST/RUN A TRAIN

    • Conductors must have a minimum trade rating of 100
    • Must be an active member of SmartCanucks
    • Conductors are approved at the discretion of the trade/train mods
    • Approval is on a per train basis
    • You may not host trains back to back


    TO RIDE A TRAIN

    • You must have a minimum of 50 posts.
    • Must meet the trade rating specified on the train – these ratings cannot be from all VWL Trains or RAOKs
    • You may have no negative trade ratings (exceptions may be made if they are over one year or at the moderator's discretion – no exceptions will be made if these ratings came from package trains)
    • You must be an active member of SmartCanucks.
    • You must post if you are participating in any other trains and exchanges.
    • If you do not meet all of the guidelines this does not mean you automatically are excluded. Please PM the train mod as exceptions can be made


    RIDER RESPONSIBILITIES

    • You must wait for the conductor's approval before you are considered a rider
    • When requesting a seat, you must include the following statement with the information requested by the conductor: "I have read and understand all the Package Train Rules/Guidelines. I understand if I do not follow the guidelines my name will be added to to the consequence list in the sticky and may be banned from riding future package trains”
    • You must include a list of current non package trains you are riding in your request
    • Once approved, you must send your information within 24 hours or you will be removed from the train
    • You must mail by the stated date. Please note that package trains MUST have tracking unless delivered in person. Package mail can cost $10-20 dependent on weight and size. You are responsible for mailing, sending from a store does not have the same feeling as opening handpackaged items and you cannot ensure they mail on time.
    • You must be active on the package train thread. A minimum of 10-15 posts are required on each train (too many people disappeared during trains without sending, this is a way to ensure the member is still active on the board). Advent train will have a larger post requirement due to type of train
    • You must post when you have received from your buddy (preferred that you state what you received and/or photo of gift)
    • If sending liquids, they must be sealed in a ziploc bag (if they leak the package will not be ruined)
    • $2+ items (from wishlist) are considered full size items
    • $1/$1.25/$1.50 items, samples, trial & travel size items are considered extras


    CONSEQUENCES OF NOT FOLLOWING ALL RULES

    • If you do not follow any of the above rules, you will be excluded from riding one future package train and will receive neutral feedback
    • Repeat/Second offences will also mean you are excluded from at least two package trains and possibly all future package trains
    • If you do not send a gift, you will be excluded from all future package trains
    • If you do not send a gift, you will receive two negative ratings. One from your buddy and the other from the conductor.
    • If you do not communicate with the moderators regarding why the gift was not received, you may also receive a trading ban at the Trade Mod's discretion.



    CONTACTS

    FallenPixels – Trade Mod


    Other posts in this sticky contain a list of users who may not ride package trains, current and upcoming trains and examples of wishlists.
    This thread is currently associated with: N/A
    Last edited by FallenPixels; Tue, Jul 15th, 2014 at 08:00 PM. Reason: added links



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    *NEW*
    As some you are aware, we recently changed package train rules to allow for things like stickers, scrapbooking embellishments and seeds etc to be sent on regular trains without users having to set strict rules as on package trains. Sadly this rule has been abused on several trains.

    For a short time we are posting these guidelines and they must be included in any thread where items (not just coupons) are being sent. Any further abuse of this rule will result in it being removed and coupons only may be sent.

    "This is not a package train, all items sent must fit in a regular sized envelope that is no thicker than 2cm and weighs no more than 200g (3-4 stamps max). Only one envelope can be sent (and to one member). NO train may cost more than 4 stamps to send."



    *NOTE* This does not apply to conductors who want to send out prizes on their trains
    Last edited by FallenPixels; Sat, Jul 13th, 2013 at 09:27 AM.


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    Explanation of a Package Train

    You sign up and send a wishlist of items you would like
    You are paired with a buddy and sent their wishlist, questions are also asked in the thread so you can find out more about your buddy
    You send a package to one person and someone (it is likely different than the person you are sending to) sends to you
    NOTE: postage will be more expensive than regular trains, often $10-15 but as high as $30 if sending out of province on bigger trains


    Wishlist Ideas

    For the home
    candles/smellies (mention scents you like)
    spices
    Cake Decorating Item
    measuring spoons
    measuring cups
    wooden spoons
    baggies
    cookie cutters
    dish cloths
    napkins
    "in case of fire" stickers
    re-useable grocery bags
    cleaning samples
    bag clips
    Batteries
    skewers
    toothpicks

    Health & Beauty
    Bar soaps
    Hand sanitizer
    Chapstick
    Adult Gel toothpaste
    Bandaids
    Kids Toothpaste
    Dental floss
    Ladies or Mens Razor
    Shaving Gel (Men's or Women's)
    Motrin or Advil (Children or Adults)
    Travel size tylenol
    Bubble Bath
    Bath sponge
    Shampoo trial size
    bath beads
    Any Spray Detangler
    Mini hair sprays
    Makeup travel bag
    travel wipes
    compact mirror
    toothbrushes
    fake nails
    q-tips
    tweezers
    make-up sponges
    nail polish
    nail clippers
    nail files
    any make-up samples
    perfume samples
    personal hygeine samples

    Yummies
    Tic Tacs
    Lifesaver Mints
    Certs
    Tetley Orange Pekoe Tea
    Hot chocolate
    Beef jerky
    Flavoured Coffee
    gum
    cough drops
    hard candies
    cookie sprinkles

    For the kids
    Gerber Crunchies
    bibs
    bottle liners
    bottle scrubber
    baby socks
    diaper pins
    baby spoons
    kids shampoo/bubble bath
    Hot Wheels
    kids books
    kids crafts

    Crafts & Stationary
    Bic or Sharpie Permanent Markers
    paint brushes
    Packaging Tape
    Masking tape
    Crayola Crayons
    Markers
    Colouring Books
    pencil crayons
    Scrapbooking items
    Little photo frames
    Post It Notes
    key chains
    Magnetic Paper Pad
    Note pads
    Black or Blue pens
    stickers
    mini scissors
    Card Making kits
    finger paints
    highlighters
    scotch tape
    white out
    mini scissors
    envelopes
    index cards

    Coupons & Couponing
    Cereal Box coupons
    Coupon folder

    Just For Me
    Barrettes
    earrings
    elastics
    Harlequin books
    magazines
    puzzle books
    gently used dvd's
    inspirational items
    recipe books
    pocket calendars
    Last edited by FallenPixels; Fri, Jul 12th, 2013 at 02:22 PM.


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    Boarding / Current Trains

    Halloween Spooktacular Train


    Upcoming Trains

    Advent Train
    Smaller November Train
    Xmas Train

    Upcoming Conductors
    nat77- food train - small train
    sheetsofemptycanvas - small train



    General Theme Ideas
    Kids Train
    Pets Train
    Family Train
    Movie Night
    Snack Train
    Get to Know your SC Buddy
    Surprise Train
    Hometown Train
    Shoe Box train *done*
    Beauty / Makeup Train
    Last edited by FallenPixels; Sun, Oct 5th, 2014 at 07:32 PM.


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    Previous Trains

    2014
    Jan/Feb - Bargain Hunter Lola Valentines Train
    Feb/March - Chesterjes - Snackers Train
    Easter (Mar/Apr) - MomTo2Ks Hippity Hop
    May - chesterjes Beat The Heat
    June/July - Bargain Hunter Lola Christmas In July

    2013
    Jan/Feb - PammieD Love is in the Air Train
    Feb/March - Pumpkin Pantaloon Train
    April - nat77 Pampered Ladies Train
    May - ChesterJes Pampered Guy Train
    June - Bargain_Hunter_Lola Book Exchange
    June/July - PammieD/Slambert Christmas in July Advent Train
    August - Momto2K's - ABC123 Train
    August - Cherielake - Shoe Box Train
    Sept - bmpsmommy - Bakers/Recipe Train
    Sept - bargain_hunter_lola - Colour Train
    Oct - chesterjes - Spooktacular Halloween train
    Oct - PammieD - Deck The Halls
    Nov - Slam & Army's Advent Train
    Nov - Venuila's Cater to the Chef
    Dec - HollyQ's Secret Santa
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    Consequence List

    Skipping 1 Train for not following the Rules
    1.


    Skipping 2 Trains for not following the Rules Again
    1.
    2.

    Banned from package trains
    1. Juliep_coupons
    2. glenglen
    3. Trish1980
    4. Cheribomb


    If you do not want your name on these lists FOLLOW THE RULES!
    Last edited by FallenPixels; Thu, Jun 5th, 2014 at 01:23 PM.
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    Obviously you can make these as individual as you want, but please make sure all of the rules and responsibilities are included so people know what is expected

    Draft Train Rules


    Train Name

    Train Type: No Limit / Size Limit / $$ Limit / Rider Limit
    Boarding will close on XX
    You will be sending XX EXACT wishlist items to your buddy
    Send Date XX

    RIDERS MUST:

    1. Have a Trade Rating of XX (these ratings cannot be from all VWT’s or RAOKS)
    2. Have a minimum of 50 posts on SC (50 min)
    3. Have no negative ratings (exceptions may be made if they are over one year or at the moderator's discretion – no exceptions will be made if these ratings came from package trains)
    4. Be an active member of SC
    5. Not be riding any other package train

    If you are interested in joining please post in this thread and include the following in the post:
    "I have read and understand all the Package Train Rules/Guidelines" I understand if I do not follow the guidelines my name will be added to to the consequence list in the sticky”
    A list of all trains you are currently riding

    **All potential riders are subject to moderators approval**


    You must PM me your wishlist within 24 hours or requesting a seat. Your wishlist must have at least XX items that are easy to find.
    Please don’t forget to include the following info with your wishlist.

    SC Name:
    Real Name:
    Address:
    Likes:
    Dislikes:
    Pets:
    Kids/Ages:
    Allergies:
    Most Wanted Item(s):



    Rider Responsibilities:
    • The Send Date is: XXXXX – Which means you MUST mail on or before that day – No exceptions.
    • You MUST send XX full sized items from your buddy’s wishlist
    • You must post a minimum of XX times during this train (but you can post as much as you like). Mandatory posts must include a post for each of the following:
      • Requesting seat
      • Confirmation of sending
      • Confirmation of receiving/Thank You

    • You must mail by the stated date. Please note that package trains MUST have tracking unless delivered in person. Package mail can cost $10-20 dependent on weight and size. You are responsible for mailing, sending from a store does not have the same feeling as opening handpackaged items and you cannot ensure they mail on time. (PM the tracking number to XX and FallenPixels – Tracking numbers are mandatory unless you hand deliver in person)
    • All items must be in new/unused condition (other than gently used movies, books, games, etc.).
    • Liquids must be wrapped well to prevent leaking and ruining the package (a ziploc works well)
    • Glass items must also be well wrapped and protected to prevent breaking and ruining the package
    • $2+ items (from wishlist) are considered full size items
    • $1, $1.25, $1.50 items, samples, trial & travel size items are considered extras
    • Please also keep in mind that since you will be sending actual packages that shipping will cost more than regular coupon trains (on average about $10-$20). If you do not have CP’s Venture One card you may want to look into it. It’s free and anyone can join, you can use your SC name as the "business"



    CONSEQUENCES OF NOT FOLLOWING ALL RULES

    • If you do not follow ALL of the above rules, you will be excluded from riding one future package train and WILL receive neutral feedback
    • Repeat/Second offences will also mean you are excluded from at least two package trains and possibly all future package trains
    • If you do not send a gift, you will be excluded from all future package trains
    • If you do not send a gift, you will receive two negative ratings - One from your buddy and the other from the conductor.
    • If you do not communicate with the moderators regarding why the gift was not received, you may also receive a trading ban at the Trade Mod's discretion.


    **Disclaimer: Smart Canucks Owner, Mods, Admin and/or Train Conductor is not responsible for lost, stolen, mislabeled, damaged, unsatisfactory or unsent packages. Tracking numbers are mandatory (unless hand delivered). *
    Last edited by FallenPixels; Tue, Jul 15th, 2014 at 08:04 PM.
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    awesome work Jez
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    Also I didn't see the shoebox train under theme ideas, I think it should be added as it seemed like a popular idea!
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    Subscribing also. Would love to do another Book Exchange if people are interested. It was fun last time.
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