Managing a Secret Santa draw

A group in Giftster defines who can see each other’s lists and preferences.

Adding a Giftster name draw (Secret Santa) to your group overlays a secret pick for each participating member, so they have one person marked as their match or pick on the website and on all mobile apps (v 4.0+).

They can still see the same group members and their lists. The difference is one name is tagged with a Santa hat and a second hat on a link to the draw rules that you provide. Note: If the member has child accounts participating, then there will be additional names with Santa hats for each pick.

How are child accounts handled? 

Same as a regular account.

Are exclusions one way or two way?

One way. To prevent drawing each other, add two exclusions.

Can I "test drive" this draw feature?

Yes. Uncheck the "send draw announcements", then start the draw and once you are familiar with its operation, end that draw and start your actual one, including email notifications.

Does the Secret Santa hat display on the app?

Yes. Your participants visit their shop for tab or groups tab on all mobile apps to discover their name pick and rules message.

Can I include "invited" status group members in the draw?

No. Don't start your draw until everyone you want in the draw is a "member" on the my groups' page.

Can I run more than one draw on the same group?

No. One draw per group. To add another simultaneous draw with the same members, start another group and once members are approved you can run another draw on that group.
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