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Secret Santa Challenge - Part 1

Written by Helen Hackwell on Wednesday, 05 December 2012.

MoneySupermarket.com Secret Santa Challenge

As one challenge ends, another begins... today I'm excited to reveal the details of my Moneysupermarket.com Secret Santa Challenge and who I've been partnered with!

For those of you who haven’t seen various discussions with the tag #MSMSecretSanta whizzing by on Twitter I’ll give you a quick bit of background information. Back in November I was contacted by the rather lovely Ben from Moneysupermarket.com to ask whether I’d like to get involved with their Secret Santa campaign. The challenge was simple; they would give each participating blogger £25 to buy a Secret Santa present for a fellow blogger. The pairings would be entirely random, organised by MoneySupermarket.com to help introduce you to new bloggers and challenge you to buy a gift for someone you've never met.

So how do you go about choosing a gift for someone you've never met before?! Well if they’re a prolific blogger you can easily employ the power of the ‘cyberstalk’. Follow them on Twitter, find them on Facebook, subscribe to their blog and generally learn as much about them as you can. I have spent the last week engrossed in oodles of blog posts and hundreds of tweets trying to establish likes/dislikes of my chosen blogger and think of a great Secret Santa gift idea.

Now while I'm not allowed to give away any details about the gift/gifts that I have purchased, I am allowed to reveal who I've been purchasing them for. So here goes... drum roll please... I have been partnered with the fabulous Sarah, who writes a blog called ‘The Girl About Town’. Over the past week I feel I've got to know Sarah quite well (albeit without her knowledge), she loves fashion and photography, has a cat called Hugo and owns a vast collection of lipsticks. Hey Sarah!

This week I will be wrapping and packaging my Secret Santa gift ready to post to Sarah. Once she receives it she will write a blog post about how much she loves or hates it (fingers crossed it won’t be the latter!), so keep an eye on her blog to find out what I chose. I’ll be doing the same when I receive my own gift, I've yet to find out who my Secret Santa is, so I'm excited to see who has been ‘cyberstalking’ me.

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