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#1 endlesslove

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    Posted 09 July 2008 - 03:07 PM

    When did everyone start purchasing things for their OOT bags? I was at Big Lots (a closeout store) today and I found so many things for awesome prices, but I didn't know it they would be good in 22 months or not. So I ended up buying 10 packs of travel tissues with exotic flower prints for $1.00 and 10 mini notebooks for $2.00.

    #2 *Heather*

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      Posted 09 July 2008 - 03:08 PM

      I guess it depends on when you know how many people will be coming...otherwise, how do you know how much stuff to buy?

      #3 Yari

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        Posted 09 July 2008 - 03:08 PM

        I had the same problem in the beginning.

        I casually purchased things as the months went by, but refrained from buying stuff that would go bad.

        #4 Yari

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          Posted 09 July 2008 - 03:09 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by T.O.Heather
          I guess it depends on when you know how many people will be coming...otherwise, how do you know how much stuff to buy?
          I invited 140 guests and bought about 100 of each item. Now that my guest list is more tailored, I figure if I have left over I can sell the stuff.

          #5 DanielleNDerek

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            Posted 09 July 2008 - 03:10 PM

            what kind of things are you worried about going bad? I know the single packets of pepto and tylenol i bought have an expiration date on them.
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            #6 KLC77

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              Posted 09 July 2008 - 06:01 PM

              I think you are supposed to throw out things like sunscreen after a year, but I'm sure there are somethings you could start buying if you have an idea of how many are going to come.
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              #7 merocket59

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                Posted 09 July 2008 - 06:04 PM

                I started buying last month because I was reluctant like you but I just look at expiration dates and try to buy things that I know I can get more of if I need to. I started with pens, sticky notes, and hats from Vistaprint and recently my mission has been getting the Staples deal on mini Purell hand sanitizer (those expire in 2011 so I think I'm good haha!).

                #8 Jen_S

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                  Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:04 PM

                  If you know about how many people are coming you can start buying just check the exp date if it might go bad by your wedding.
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                  #9 meghanmbm

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                    Posted 13 July 2008 - 03:14 PM

                    Our wedding is a year away, but i have started buying for our OOT bags. I figure if we get a little at a time it will be less of a shock to our bank account. i am holding off to buy snack, lotions, Meds and other things that do expire or evaporate.
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                    #10 ilovepunch

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                      Posted 23 August 2008 - 03:21 AM

                      I have some time before our wedding, but I bought the one cent hand sanitizer from staples also. I figured if they go bad I can always buy a regular size and refill all the small bottles that I have. I was able to buy 100 of them. If you are able to refill the mini bottles I say go for it and buy them when they are on sale. (lotions, soaps, hand sanitizers)




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