???OOT Bag Price???
Posted 14 January 2009 - 03:01 PM
Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:01 PM
Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:54 PM
Our good friend owns a hair salon so he donated travel size shampoo/conditioner and lotion. We are also working on getting a pharmacist friend to get sample size Immodium/Advil for us from one of the reps (crossing our fingers!). I also heard that some doctors will donate samples if you ask. It's worth the try.
We are trying to do whatever we can to keep down costs! My FI was laughing at me the other day because I was thinking of redeeming points to get gift cards for places where we can purchase items for our OOT bags - lil miss frog, you can try that with your FI!
I personally think $20 per OOT bag is reasonable though!
Posted 14 January 2009 - 10:06 PM
Posted 14 January 2009 - 11:40 PM
Then I am including the following
First Aid Kits-$1.00 (Dollar Tree)
Stomach Meds (Mom is getting from her work-FREE)
Spanish for Dummies-$1.00 (Target)
Crossword Puzzles or Suduko Book-$1.00 (Dollar Tree)
Hand Sanitizer-.25 (Bought on Clearance)
Bug Wipes-.50 worth per bag (Bought on Clearance)
Nail Files-.25 (Dollar Tree)
Monogramed Tissue Pack-.50 (Tuesday Morning)
Snacks (bought at Costco)
We are still deciding on a few things like
Koozies, cigars for the guys, key holders
I think I will mostly spend around $15.00 per bag and will be doing about 20 bags ($300). The thought with the Koozies is that we will have extras since you have to buy them in bulk and we will have the at our AHR.
Only problem with that is I don't think they will be that useful at the resort.
Hope this helps.
Posted 14 January 2009 - 11:48 PM
How many bags do you need? What all do you want to include?
Our bags were $3 each
we bought small hand fans from pier 1 for .68 cents each
the fans needed batteries so the batteries in target $1 section were .25 cents each for a pack of 4 so we spent approx .12cents per bag on those
I bought beach mats last summer for each person for a $1 each most bags will have 2 of those
I'm making welcome books out of paper bags so around $5 for all of them
Beach balls from OT $8
Frisbees from OT $8
T-shirts (wholesale) $65 for 40 of them
Transfers cause we're making them ourselves $20
Making koozies w/ transfers ourselves $1 each
spanish for dummies $1 each
Then once we get there we'll get some candy from costco to go in there.
That will make ours I guess around $12-$15 each.
Posted 15 January 2009 - 03:23 AM
Some places I did manage to keep costs down where ordering the 99 cent lotions and body washes from Avon. I also found the Bath and Body works hand sanitizer for 99 cents.
I did splurge on the bag itself, I bought those at 5 Below for $5 each, but they came with a mat, and a smaller bag. They are super cute and huge! Someone else bought them first, I can't remember for the life of me who it was though!
I did order stainless steel coffee mugs for everyone. From Discount Mugs, they ran me $77 including shipping for 24 of them. Then I ordered stickers from Zazzle to put on them. I can't wait to see how they turn out!!
I'm also going to hit up Sams Club for the medicine stuff, they have the boxes with the single dose packets pretty cheap. I'm also going to get some munchie stuff from Sams also.
I don't think its the price thats bothering me as much as WHERE AM I GOING TO PACK THE STUFF!!!!
Thank god we're not flying, we're cruising out of NJ and I can make all my guests in the limo be my pack rats!!!
Posted 15 January 2009 - 03:35 AM
You can keep the costs down by doing a personalized gift bag instead of a beach bag filled with maybe some snacks, personalized water bottles and go on ebay or oriental trading. I got some personalized mints 12 for $15 and mini hand held fans 12 for $13. I hope this helps and I hope you get your way.
Posted 15 January 2009 - 11:21 AM
Cocktails for Dummies
Pond's Clean Sweep (for the ladies)
Travel lint roller
Aloe with cucumber lotion
First aid kit
Tide to go
I also wanted to ask a question about my first aid kits. I'm not sure if anybody has done this or thought of doing it....but I was thinking getting the spray paint that can be used on plastic (it doesn't chip away) and spray the actual case my wedding color. I was wondering if anybody has done this. If you have I would like to know how well they held up.
Thanks for everybody's input so far. I'm glad to see I'm not to far off from the norm.
Posted 15 January 2009 - 04:47 PM
We decided not to do too much $1 stuff from target cause people don't use it. We like the first aid kits cause most people wont think of bringing such a thing, but a small lotion or shampoo they will probably remember, and if they didn't then they are going to be there for 2 weeks, they are going to need more than a small bottle so they will have to buy some anyway.
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