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CANADIAN OOT BAG info...where to shop!

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#101 amandseth

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    Posted 15 July 2009 - 10:41 AM

    Originally Posted by soontobeMrs.L
    Hello fellow Canadians!!

    I am from Port Moody (just outside of Vancouver) and my fiance is from Edmonton,
    I am wondering if any other brides-to-be from Van/Edmonton have good suggestions for OOT shopping. There are so many dollar type stores to choose from!

    I am getting married in less than 8 weeks and need to get this stuff together asap!

    Also, I am a little confused about labels/vista print etc. Do you buy plain stickers and have them printed? How about labeling your canvas bags? Is there something you can buy and iron on yourself? I am so confused.

    Thank you so much for your help!

    I'm from Edmonton and here's what I've picked up so far:

    from Liquidation World (15535 115A Avenue):

    Travel Aloe Vera's (under a buck)
    Decks of cards with plastic case (about 50 cents)
    Gorgeous, giant striped beach bags for my bridal party (around $5 each) I'm going to get their names embroidered on them.

    From Dollarama:
    Leather keycard/tip money holder ($1) I cleared out the Westmount location, so you may want to go elsewhere.
    Mesh drawstring OOT bags in bright blue/purple/green/pink ($1)

    From Staples:
    Small glitter gel pens (12 for $ which I'll slip in the leather keycard holders with a small post it pad for leaving notes on peoples doors for meeting up purposes

    Iron Transfer Paper (can't remember for sure, but I think it was around $15 for 5 sheets) I did a trail and this works quite well, just make sure you keep the iron on it for more than the reccommended time, otherwise it tends to peel off.

    I'm also hoping to get travel mugs. Will likely just get cheapies from somewhere and add stickers or keep some sharpies on hand for people to decorate their own. I can't justify the price of doing a custom one. I've asked around and it seems that insulated and with a lid are priority to people, and that can get rather costly if ordering them.
    Annie and Wes, 11.11.09, GRP

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    #102 jenninjamaica

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      Posted 15 July 2009 - 10:50 AM

      HI Canadians!! Like most of you I LOVE Dollarama! For any Manitobans on here, Giant Tiger has great deals for Social Prizes! Anytime I see things on sale I grab them. I figure if they don't make into into a basket I can always use it!! Michaels is awesome too! And I have the best Avon lady who is getting me great deals on gift bag items for our guests (aloe, lip balm, sunscreen!)

      Hope this helps!!

      #103 canadianadia

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        Posted 16 July 2009 - 12:31 PM

        I'm not sure if there are many left, but Kellogg's had some coupons on the back of some of their cereal boxes. I bought a box of Rice Kripies for between 4-5$ and there is 10$ worth of coupons on the back. I'm using some of them to buy treats for my oot bags. $2 off box of 8 Nutrigrain bars = Free! $2 off box of 8 rice krispie squares = 27 cents $2 off box of 12 fruit loops straws = free!

        #104 canadianadia

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          Posted 16 July 2009 - 12:38 PM

          This is what I've collected for my oot bags:

          -thank you message
          - listing of contents- "In this bag you'll find: a reusable shopping bag, a bottle of water"...
          -wedding itinerary
          -wedding venue map
          -detailed map of the area
          -local places to eat listing
          -local things to do listing
          -phone number list of family members

          -12 black and mesh zippered bags to contain items in OOT bags $1 each from dollarama

          ouch packet
          -60 pack of assorted band-aids $2.99 from Shopper's Drug mart
          -2 3-packs of tums berries $2.69 each from Shopper's Drug Mart
          -10 single doses asprin express pack from superstore - approx $6

          Stationary n' stuff pack
          -12 magnetic pads of paper purchased from Micheals 0.75cents each
          -pen RSVP brand purchased from Staples
          -24 3x3 75 sheet pads "stickies"(like post it) purchased from staples
          -4 pack mini scotch tape $1.50 from Micheal's
          -4 plastic playing cards with case with canadian100$ bill image for $0.88 purchased from MTF

          A Day out
          -12 Greater Vancouver maps provided by BCAA - free - I love the Langley BCAA -great service and friendly staff!!!
          -12 Visitor's Choice Vancouver Spring 2009 provided by BCAA-free
          -12 reusable zipped pouch green bags purchased for 50 cents each at Walmart
          -2 packs of 8 = 8 16 packs of facial tissues purchased from Walmart for $1.27 each
          -1 12-pack of "One-Step" wipes $2 from price smart
          - (two 6 packs) one-step hand sanitizer purchased from Walmart $4.67 each

          Fresh n' clean kit
          -12 + listerine pocket packs
          -2 4-packs of 90g Dove beauty bars $3.47 from Walmart
          -7 Colgate wintergreen 75g toothpaste $0.82 from Walmart
          -10 reach toothbrushes $0.99 each on sale at Save on Foods
          -12 Lypsyl lip balm $1 each from dollarama - can write "pucker up" tags
          -12 Banana Boat sunscreen $1 each from dollarama
          -2 5-packs scotch lint rollers $11.99 totalling $23.98 plus tax from Costco (2 coupons

          Thirst package
          -7 6packs of crystal light individual water additives purchased from Walmart for $1 each
          -100 Twinings Earl grey teabags $6.79 from Costco
          -Stash 20 individually wrapped green tea bags purchased from Walmart for $2.97 -see youtube video for 2 teabag pouch
          -bottled water purchased from Superstore
          -15 bottle case of "clearly canadian"soda $14.68 including taxes and deposit purchased from MTF
          -8 white ceramic travel mug with native art $13 each purchased from gift store in Scottsdale mall

          Tasty treats goody bag
          -24 tic tac boxes purchased from costco for $14.49
          -24 pack juicy fruit gum purchased from Costco for $12.79
          -25 or more Quaker yogourt granola bars
          - 4-pack boxes lipton cup-a-soup on sale and coupon at save on foods for a total price of $2.50 plus taxes for 4 (16 sachets)
          -chocolate bars variety pack purchased from Costco
          -2 - 8 pack rice krispie squares approx from Superstore $0.27 each with coupon
          -2- 8 pack nutrigrain bars approx -From Superstore -free with coupon
          -12 Fruit loop sticks - from Walmart -free with coupon

          #105 ~*Lisa*~

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            Posted 16 July 2009 - 01:34 PM

            Wow that's a crazy list girl! Great job! :) Are you shipping these before you go?

            #106 AnnaC

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              Posted 17 July 2009 - 09:29 AM

              This thread is sooo helpful! I will definitely be going to dollarama for most of my things. The vistaprint suggestion was also great. They have 25 magnets for free (just shipping) right now. I'm trying to keep the contents of my OOT bags small so they're easy to transport.

              #107 jackobelle

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                Posted 17 July 2009 - 01:20 PM

                Thanks for all the great tips! I am not at my OOT bag preparing stage yet, but when we are there, I will come back to this thread!

                #108 shankd

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                  Posted 17 July 2009 - 01:40 PM

                  I've been keeping my eye out also. I'm not getting married till April, but picked up goergous beach bags from Chapters. They were regular 19.99, with a zipper at the top, pretty big. They were 75% off...I lost my lid, bough the last 3 on the shelf, paid 16 bucks.....lol I can't wait!!!!!

                  #109 canadianadia

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                    Posted 17 July 2009 - 05:02 PM

                    Originally Posted by lisaloo79
                    Wow that's a crazy list girl! Great job! :) Are you shipping these before you go?
                    Well, I'm actually an oddball on this site. I'm getting married close to my home, I just love all the ideas and tips on this site, so I just had to join. We're having about 10 guests from out of town, so we're giving them the oot bags as a special thank you for coming from so far. So luckily I don't have to worry about shipping...whew!

                    #110 RCBlondie

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                      Posted 18 July 2009 - 08:29 PM

                      Originally Posted by Ana
                      This store has some great stuff...although its posted in US dollars they have a store in Vancouver (Yaletown). So if you find something you love maybe give them a call and see if they can give you the canadian price. Wedding Favors, Wedding Party Favor, Bridal Shower Favors
                      Thanks Ana for the suggestion. I went to the link for the store in Yaletown but was not able to find the address for it. Do you know if it has moved? It says down on S. Kent (between Cambie St bridge and Knight St bridge). Have you been to the store?
                      Rachelle & Randal
                      June 2010

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