The Christmas Shopping Day will be 11/9. D-day for Wish Lists and transfers is 10/26. You can go ahead and start submitting Lists to be "checked twice" anytime now.
Keep in mind that once you send me the List, we all really hope that there are no changes. You can cancel or switch things (but the gratuity will not change, unless it goes up) and you may add items, but changes cause confusion which slows down the service. It is best for everyone to think carefully and create a List that includes and is limited to exactly everything you really want from the first time.^^ The first post in this thread has been updated with info about how the seasonal discount works, but I forgot to add the details mentioned above regarding changes to submitted Wish Lists. I'll do that later.
Early submission is also always appreciated. If I am sure I have everyone's Lists and transfers, I'll move the funds early and try to shop ahead of schedule. Especially at Christmas, I imagine a lot of folks would like to get their Care Packages as soon as possible. I will ship as quickly as I possibly can, but again, it will also depend on how timely WLers are with making transfers. Let's all work together to be as efficient as possible this time, so everyone has plenty of time to prepare gifts for the holidays!^^
PS: sgduffy, I'm still waiting to hear back from you!^^