Swap name: Budget Meals Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Kimberly_Star
Sign-up date range: April 9th, 2009 – April 20th, 2009
Date to send item by: May 23rd, 2009
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No, but if more than 24 people sign up, I will not continue allowing participants until there is a swap co-organizer.
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No**
Age requirement? 13
Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES
- Participant lives in the United States: YES
- If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES
Has the economy got you searching high and low for budget friendly recipes to feed your family? Are you a college student looking to save a little money for tuition and books? If your answer is yes to either question, this may just be the perfect swap for you!
The requirements for this swap are simple. You may craft one or two kitchen/cooking related items for your partner, as long as those items add up to just 2 points
. Here is a sampling of the points value system:
-Large = 3 points
-Medium = 2 points
- Small = 1 point
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less
Other than the 2 points of crafty goodness, you will be required to send your partner the following:
5 entrée recipes
5 side dish recipes
5 dessert recipes
5 misc. pieces of info (i.e., more recipes, frozen food storage guides, nutritional info, coupons, menu plans, etc.)
FOR ALL RECIPES, PLEASE BE SURE THAT THE AVERAGE PRICE PER SERVING IS NO MORE THAN $2.50. If meeting the cost per serving requirement means taking advantage of a sale or coupons, please be sure to note that in the recipe. Please make sure that no more than 2 recipes per category require sales/coupons to meet the requirement.
**NOTE: I will accept non-US participants, but if you do sign up and are out of the US, please be prepared to convert measurements for US participants. If you are a US participant willing to send outside the US, be prepared to convert measurements to metric.
If you want to participate, please send a PM to your organizer. (Remember to put Budget Meals Swap
in the subject line!)
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Budget Meals Swap
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?:
Confirm that you are at least 13 years old (yes/no):
Are you on a special diet? (diabetes, weight loss, vegetarian, low sodium, etc.)
Are you allergic to any foods or are there any foods you don’t like that you’d rather not receive recipes for?
What is your situation? (i.e., college student, married/living together w/ no children, sahm, etc.)
Do you think you’d be able to find information for someone in a different situation than yours? (I.e., it may be hard for a sahm to find enough info for a college student with only a microwave to cook with.)
What color/style/theme is your kitchen?
What are your favorite color(s)?
What are your least favorite color(s)?
What’s your style?
What kinds of crafting can you do?
Are there any crafted items you’d prefer to receive?
Are there any crafted items you’d prefer not to receive?
For the recipes and etc. would you prefer plain, printed copies, crafted recipe cards/cookbooks or a computer disc?
If you would like a computer disc, what format can you accept? (I.e., Word, .pdf, etc.)
Do you have a camera or access to a camera? Can you post pictures?
Do you smoke or come from a smoking household?
Do you have any allergies relevant to this swap (other than food allergies)?
Anything else you’d like your swap partner to know about your style, lifestyle, etc.?
Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide
to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.
Communication with organizer and partner is vital for a good swap experience! Communication will be noted on your feedback comments.
Everyone is required to either post on the thread or send their assigned organizer a PM with a progress report every week after partners are assigned. Failure to communicate on the thread, or with your partner or the organizer can get you dropped from the swap with a negative!
DC # is required for USA mailed items, and a Customs # for international items sent between countries (it will be on your customs sheet) or a photo of a sales receipt. Packages sent to another person in the same country other than the USA also need a tracking number.
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