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#1301 lianee

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    Posted 15 July 2011 - 11:16 AM

    Yeah, I had the same problem.  I'm going to wait to order until I have a better idea of how many I will need and what other things I might want from them (e.g., organza bags, jewlery boxes, etc).

     

    Originally Posted by Manda123 

    I tried to order these but it says that I need to order $50 worth of products! Did you have the same problem?



     



    #1302 Manda123

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      Posted 16 July 2011 - 03:49 PM

      I think i've convinced my FI to go for a US shopping trip! Does anyone know the closest city to Ottawa that would have most of the stores we would need (Target, Big Lots, Dollar Tree?). Thanks:)



      #1303 beachbum21

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        Posted 17 July 2011 - 09:12 AM

        I cleaned out my local dollarama of travel advil!! 10c for 2$, awesome deal!! Thanks Tori!

        #1304 Manda123

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          Posted 17 July 2011 - 12:24 PM

          Has anyone checked out minimus.biz for travel sized stuff? It's an American website that sells travel sizes of pretty much everything!

          I was THISCLOSE to cleaning my dollarama out of advil today, but decided to do an online search one last time. I've budgeted $1000 for our OOT bags, and had a hard time justifying spending more than a tenth of it on advil...

          Here are the prices on minimus:

          travel pack advil (2 pack) .39

          travel pack imodium (2 pack) .89

          shout wipes (1 pack) .39

          total for 72 of each: $120.24

           

          This seems pretty good, until you add in the shipping which is a whopping $27.63. I don't know if I'd have to pay duty/tax as well...

           

          Have any of you ordered through this website? Anyone in the Ottawa area interested in ordering together and sharing the shipping cost?

           

           



          #1305 torilynnsmith

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            Posted 17 July 2011 - 12:50 PM


            If you only want to do a 2ct advil it isn't a bad deal but you may be better off finding lots on ebay or amazon as they both have .ca addresses and you will save on shipping and such.  I wanted the larger advils as I know it is something people will use most so I thought the $2 was DEFINITELY worth it!!!!

             

            If you do a search about minimus on here you will find a couple other threads who discuss it and will give you better info on shipping and duty etc.  I don't remember exactly what was said, it was awhile back when I read it and I truthfully found minimus a bit overpriced for such small portions 

             

            Good luck, I will ask my MIL where they go shopping as FI is from Nepean and she and her sister go once and awhile, we go to Buffalo all the time but thats a little further for you!

            Originally Posted by Manda123 

            Has anyone checked out minimus.biz for travel sized stuff? It's an American website that sells travel sizes of pretty much everything!

            I was THISCLOSE to cleaning my dollarama out of advil today, but decided to do an online search one last time. I've budgeted $1000 for our OOT bags, and had a hard time justifying spending more than a tenth of it on advil...

            Here are the prices on minimus:

            travel pack advil (2 pack) .39

            travel pack imodium (2 pack) .89

            shout wipes (1 pack) .39

            total for 72 of each: $120.24

             

            This seems pretty good, until you add in the shipping which is a whopping $27.63. I don't know if I'd have to pay duty/tax as well...

             

            Have any of you ordered through this website? Anyone in the Ottawa area interested in ordering together and sharing the shipping cost?

             

             



             



            #1306 Manda123

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              Posted 17 July 2011 - 03:03 PM

              Thanks Tori :)



              #1307 tamandrob

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                Posted 17 July 2011 - 05:28 PM

                I live just outside of Ottawa, in Kemptville and I went to the state July 6th and found alot of great stuff! I went to Watertown it's about an hour and half from my place, I would suggest to take the 416 to the 401 and cross over at 1000 islands if you cross over in Ogdensburg/Prescott you have to take the back way and it's alot longer. They have a Walmart, Target, Bit Lots, Dollar Tree and a mall. I actually got my bridesmaid dresses there too! Hope this helps!

                 

                Originally Posted by Manda123 

                I think i've convinced my FI to go for a US shopping trip! Does anyone know the closest city to Ottawa that would have most of the stores we would need (Target, Big Lots, Dollar Tree?). Thanks:)



                 

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                #1308 torilynnsmith

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                  Posted 17 July 2011 - 05:46 PM


                  ahhhh fantastic!!!! I couldn't remember who on BDW went but I knew someone had from Ottawa! Haven't talked to the inlaws today but this should be what manda needed to know!!!! Thanks Tam!!!!!

                  Originally Posted by tamandrob 

                  I live just outside of Ottawa, in Kemptville and I went to the state July 6th and found alot of great stuff! I went to Watertown it's about an hour and half from my place, I would suggest to take the 416 to the 401 and cross over at 1000 islands if you cross over in Ogdensburg/Prescott you have to take the back way and it's alot longer. They have a Walmart, Target, Bit Lots, Dollar Tree and a mall. I actually got my bridesmaid dresses there too! Hope this helps!

                   



                   



                   



                  #1309 canadiangirl

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                    Posted 18 July 2011 - 06:25 AM

                    hitting up dallaramma tonight.... you cant beat that deal!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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                    #1310 luvmoo

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                      Posted 18 July 2011 - 09:28 AM

                      Hi Manda, 

                      Actually i have been looking at that website also.. and because I wanted to buy other things besides what you have on your list, i found it worth it.. being that if i was to buy it here in Calgary it is soo much cheaper  and I can't seem to find it in bulk here etc... if you are close to the states and are planning a trip there then it would be worth it to go and get it yourself.. but i think minimus is a good alternative.. and even with shipping, would be cheaper than for me to buy it here...  the advil at the dollar store is a good price for a tube of 10 though, so i still might go that route, and then just get everything else from minimus. 

                       

                      decisions decisions lol...
                       

                      Originally Posted by Manda123 

                      Has anyone checked out minimus.biz for travel sized stuff? It's an American website that sells travel sizes of pretty much everything!

                      I was THISCLOSE to cleaning my dollarama out of advil today, but decided to do an online search one last time. I've budgeted $1000 for our OOT bags, and had a hard time justifying spending more than a tenth of it on advil...

                      Here are the prices on minimus:

                      travel pack advil (2 pack) .39

                      travel pack imodium (2 pack) .89

                      shout wipes (1 pack) .39

                      total for 72 of each: $120.24

                       

                      This seems pretty good, until you add in the shipping which is a whopping $27.63. I don't know if I'd have to pay duty/tax as well...

                       

                      Have any of you ordered through this website? Anyone in the Ottawa area interested in ordering together and sharing the shipping cost?

                       

                       



                       






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