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2 part question:

1) Do you distribute as soon as you get them or do you wait until you get 100 and give one each, or wait till 500 and give 5 each or other?

2) Do you drop them by the landing zone, or do you have a particular spot to drop them you prefer?


Me personally, I wait until 100 gifts and drop by the third house I tap
answer 1: i distribute once a day. i try to give 1 or 2 to each neighbor. when i run out i try to remember the neighbor that would be next so i can start there the next day. the exception is with the few dead towns, they dont get any obviously. the other exception is with forum friends/neighbors, they get more. also if i notice someone giving me 4 or 5, i try to hook them up. with 100 neighbors its kind of tough.

answer 2: i drop on SP. it makes it much easier to read who there from. i want to know which neighbors are dropping and i would like them to know that i am dropping.

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  • lemonk8r
    6 posts
    edited December 2013
    I'm not getting very many gift bags per day to distribute, maybe 40 - 50 if I'm lucky, but what I do get goes to my forum regular, consistently visiting neighbors. Unfortunately that's only a couple bags each. I wish I had more to give -- it's fun! Especially dropping presents in water. :)
  • ambug666
    54 posts
    edited December 2013
    I drop gift bags as I get them, prioritizing as follows:
    5 daily for my wife
    Gift bags for people I noticed giving me a lot of bags.
    Gift bags for people who have less than 10000 cards, and don't have a metal tree surrounded by gift bags
    Gift bags for people who have less than 15000 cards, and don't have a metal tree surrounded by gift bags
    Random

    I recently promised one of my friends my next 5 bags though.
  • datasurgeon
    1878 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    I try to give them out as soon as possible but I really don't get that many. I like to help give a boost to those with low amounts.

    When I was stuck with the "PT1 done but you aint going no where". I did receive gifts so I like to give an extra bag to those neighbors/
  • beeblebrox900
    1314 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    I think I'd still be waiting to give my first lot out if I waited to get to 500. I give out what I have got when doing the daily rounds. As for how they are given out its neighbours who visited me out of event times first, followed by neighbours that stick in my mind as being more active, followed by anyone else. That being said I dont usually get enough to satisfy the first group.
  • DJDK-ec
    898 posts
    edited December 2013
    1) I give mine to those who visited me between Halloween and Christmas (and tapped my glitchables) and those who I recently added, mostly frequent posters.
    I don't care about those who started visiting me during this event. They can give me as many gifts as they want, I won't return the favor.

    2) I drop them in a open space, or near something I find awesome in their town.
  • santi07o8
    66 posts
    edited December 2013
    Only have about 20 active neighbors, so I give out 3 to each.

    I drop them off wherever I land, and try to leave them in plain sight
  • oryyx
    26 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    I distribute them once I have collected all of the gifts in my own town for the day. I also try to leave them in a visible place, and I start with the people I have noticed dropping gifts in my Springfield and my friends IRL.
  • datasurgeon
    1878 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    Since someone mention that they placed them near great items in their neighbors towns, I have made it a game.

    I try to drop it on one of their character moving around. I tried to drop it in the river; but it always ends up short and lands on shore.
  • spankyKALX
    189 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    does anyone bother leaving gift bags in "Other Springfield?"
  • bncagney
    131 posts
    edited December 2013
    I am getting a ridiculously low rate of gift bags. When I collected this AM I had like 13 :( I have over 80 neighbors. My sons town (that I play) is a lower level, has almost no premium items, but gets way more than mine. Wouldn't say a lot, but 3 times as many. I don't understand this and feel bad that I am not reciprocating the gifts I get in my town :(
  • johnny50373
    2768 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    spankyKALX wrote:
    does anyone bother leaving gift bags in "Other Springfield?"
    this is a joke right?
  • theslayer369
    2009 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    DJDK-ec wrote:
    1) I give mine to those who visited me between Halloween and Christmas (and tapped my glitchables) and those who I recently added, mostly frequent posters.
    I don't care about those who started visiting me during this event. They can give me as many gifts as they want, I won't return the favor.

    2) I drop them in a open space, or near something I find awesome in their town.

    What a great way of distributing, I'm going to copy that. I've just posted on another thread apologising for only managing to send some of my neighbours only 1 present a day. Your so right I have quite a few loyal neighbours who have continued with daily visits. Cheers for that.
    I have room for a few new neighbours too.
  • L_B_123XD
    1709 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    I don't seem to get gift bags from friends either, and they're the only way to get coins for the spin wheel. Only had about 4 bags in this event, though I rewarded them greatly as a thanks.
  • nubbin71
    236 posts
    edited December 2013
    1 - I distribute gift bags as soon as I get them. I keep a list of those neighbors that have gifted me (and how often) and try to equally reciprocate, with serious emphasis on the "try" part of that.

    2 - Usually at the landing zone with the metal tree, but I may nudge the view a bit in hopes of getting the gift bags to land in an "open" space, so as not to be obscured by the tree or surrounding buildings/decor. My aim is not so great sometimes though.
  • ncblonde
    51 posts
    edited December 2013
    I get way too many bags from some of my neighbors. I have one that drops 5-10 a day. I don't know why I am so deserving of that! I try to give back to everyone who has given me, but I do not get a lot of bags to distribute. I am thinking of buying some, though I hate to spend the donuts, but it just seems really unfair that I can't give to everyone who gives to me, much less repay in kind the vast numbers some neighbors drop daily.

    I wish we had enough that I could give to all neighbors, even ones who haven't gifted me, but that's an impossibility. :(

    I do try to leave most everything untapped though, so that I can at least have my visitors make a quick in-and-out stop, rather than having to hunt for buildings to collect their gift cards.

    Honestly, I would rather that once we reached 30k gift cards, we'd be able to earn extra gift bags rather than coins. I would prefer to be able to gift my neighbors more than anything I could win from the wheel. Too bad that's not an option.

    As for dropping, I usually do the landing zone/metal tree area. Unless, they have a big bunch there already. I know that people like to keep track of gifters, so I'll try and keep them nearby, but not make everything a giant mix/mess for them to get through. At times, I have to pick up and move boxes in my landing zone, so I can make sure to tap one at a time so I can keep track of my gifters.

    I may get mocked for this, lol, but I actually keep a "notepad" list on my computer for when I tap gifts, and I only tap them from home. That way I can "write down" who gifted what, so I can try to pay them back as best as I can.
  • tiger10036778
    842 posts
    edited December 2013
    Loads of my neighbours on this thread :D

    I drop a bag off near the landing-tree and then tap 3 buildings.

    as the 24h period progresses if I have managed tl put a bag on all my neighbours, I give an extra one to forum regs.......

    I dont seem to get as many bags as others.....
  • acheeanthony
    516 posts
    edited December 2013
    I visit at least every other day (daily if I have time) and make sure I give out 5 to each neighbor that I can give to. I have 85 neighbors and not all of them have the update or at least the tree. I place them as close to the tree as possible.
  • snowyriver32
    1528 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    I wish I could read the names better..its awfully hard reading a white name on a white background :shock:

    The longer that I have know the neighbor and the more that they've helped me out I try and give more
    gift baskets, but I try to give some baskets to the new people I added on just for the christmas event as
    well. Its hard to see who's given me some in return because its all white text. :-(
  • miiszade
    59 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    I give gifts bags back to the lovely neighbors that give me gift bags first. If they give me 3 they get at least 3 back, depending on how many I have I will give them more. After those are taken care of I randomly distribute them to my favorite neighbors, the ones who visit my town even when there's no event and even when I'm not visiting them daily.
  • dmachad2
    66 posts
    edited December 2013
    I give them to those who leave gifts in my town, usually 1/1 when I have enough and the rest I randomly drop when visiting to those with a few or no gifts in their towns.

    I always drop them near the metal tree, I try to drop it in a visible spot but it's not always the case, but I make them find-able

    For those dropping gifts in random places, in my case, if they are not in the metal tree I will most likely miss them. I'm not even collecting from my buildings to give people plenty of tapping options, so I don't go around my town all the time and they will most likely be picked up by the elves so I don't notice if/who dropped one which translates to I won't reciprocate unless randomly. Thought you might want to keep that in mind.

    Because I bought a few elves houses I get around 70-80 bags a day so almost all my neighbors get at least one bag a day.
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