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Cigars for Troops - 2017
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Posted 8/18/2017 3:29 PM (#718681)
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9th Annual Cigars for Troops Drive

It's that time of year again! Even though the holiday season is a couple months away, starting early will give everyone who wants to participate time to send a care package. Here are the previous years' threads:

2010 - http://www.cigargeeks.com/community/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=5894...
2011 - http://www.cigargeeks.com/community/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=9907...
2012 - http://www.cigargeeks.com/community/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1503...
2013 - http://www.cigargeeks.com/community/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=2560...
2014 - http://www.cigargeeks.com/community/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=2926...
2015 - http://www.cigargeeks.com/community/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=3519...
2016 - http://www.cigargeeks.com/community/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=4297...

Historic Donations
2010 - 525 Cigars
2011 - 587 Cigars
2012 - 676 Cigars
2013 - 1,343 Cigars
2014 - 1,617 Cigars
2015 - 1,619 Cigars
2016 - 1,484 Cigars

The basic rules:

*The cutoff will be October 31st for getting packages/donations in the mail to me. This will allow me enough time to get them shipped and the soldiers receive them before the holidays.

*This is open to anyone, whether you are a vet or newbie. The more the merrier! This is your chance to get that coveted "Troop Supporter" badge.

*Send as many cigars as you would like. Even a fiver will make a difference. Cutters and/or matches would also be appreciated, as well as sealed pipe tobacco, pipes, pipe cleaners, etc. Please, no lighters – I’m trying to avoid any problems with USPS.

*Cigars with cellophane travel better. However, if you have cigars without cellophane, feel free to send them. Any donations of 5/6 finger bags is also appreciated.

*Packages can be drop shipped to me from vendors. Members have done this in years past with success.

*Please PM me for my mailing address and/or if you send a package. I'd like to avoid boxes sitting on my doorstep in case I'm traveling.

*I will keep a running list of those that have expressed interest along with if I received the package. If you commit to donating early on and decide it can't be done, no harm, no foul.

*Paul (SenorPablo) has generously offered to cover all shipping costs. Thanks Paul!

Last year, I created a virtual humidor with all the cigars. Depending on the response, I might do that again this year. For those of you who keep track of your cigars in the virtual humidor or excel, providing a list of the donated cigars when you send them helps a LOT in this effort.

One other note: if you know of a group deployed oversees, especially in an area of conflict, please nominate them by sending me a PM. We typically send 3-4 packages, so I'd like to spread the wealth.

As always, feel free to post any questions!
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Posted 8/18/2017 3:50 PM (#718684 - in reply to #718681)
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Let's make this a record setting year, shall we?

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Posted 8/18/2017 5:29 PM (#718692 - in reply to #718684)
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Posted 8/18/2017 5:42 PM (#718693 - in reply to #718681)
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Count me! Can't believe it's that time already.
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Posted 8/18/2017 5:53 PM (#718694 - in reply to #718681)
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I've been looking forward to this since I joined the site. Definitely going to be participating. Thanks for setting this up again!
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Posted 8/18/2017 7:01 PM (#718700 - in reply to #718681)
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Posted 8/18/2017 7:59 PM (#718712 - in reply to #718681)
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Posted 8/18/2017 9:08 PM (#718713 - in reply to #718681)
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Posted 8/18/2017 9:25 PM (#718715 - in reply to #718713)
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Great start! Thanks folks!

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Posted 8/18/2017 10:30 PM (#718720 - in reply to #718681)
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Posted 8/18/2017 10:37 PM (#718721 - in reply to #718681)
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Posted 8/19/2017 12:08 AM (#718723 - in reply to #718681)
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Posted 8/19/2017 12:51 AM (#718724 - in reply to #718681)
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Posted 8/19/2017 4:00 AM (#718725 - in reply to #718681)
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Posted 8/19/2017 8:50 AM (#718729 - in reply to #718681)
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Posted 8/19/2017 9:49 AM (#718735 - in reply to #718681)
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Posted 8/19/2017 10:23 AM (#718741 - in reply to #718681)
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Thanks for all of your effort in running this each year Nate. Its a lot of work, and we all appreciate it!
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Posted 8/19/2017 3:14 PM (#718761 - in reply to #718681)
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For sure in again...I'm surprised the number went down in 2016 compared to 2015...hopefully we can beat 2016 this year. Thanks for hosting this once again Nate.
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Posted 8/19/2017 5:10 PM (#718764 - in reply to #718741)
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Brlesq - 8/19/2017 11:23 AM

Thanks for all of your effort in running this each year Nate. Its a lot of work, and we all appreciate it!


It is a time commitment, but it is minuscule when I think about sacrifices made by our folks in uniform. It is really a pleasure to send something to lift their spirits!
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Posted 8/19/2017 5:12 PM (#718765 - in reply to #718761)
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For sure in again...I'm surprised the number went down in 2016 compared to 2015...hopefully we can beat 2016 this year. Thanks for hosting this once again Nate.


Last year was kind of a quiet year, but I was still impressed with the turnout. I haven't been on CG much this year, but I'm already impressed with the interest!
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Posted 8/19/2017 5:13 PM (#718766 - in reply to #718765)
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Posted 8/19/2017 7:17 PM (#718771 - in reply to #718681)
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Posted 8/19/2017 10:17 PM (#718782 - in reply to #718681)
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Posted 8/20/2017 5:16 AM (#718783 - in reply to #718782)
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Posted 8/20/2017 8:01 AM (#718790 - in reply to #718681)
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I'll certainly send something this year. Thanks for running this again Nathan!

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