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CANADIAN OOT BAG info...where to shop!

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#631 AshleyL

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    Posted 12 August 2010 - 04:35 PM

    Akua I went to Shoppers and bought the aloe today - thanks for the tip! Definitely cheapest I've seen too.

    In the mini toiletry section at Wal Mart they have Tide, laundry soap for hand washing in the sink - $2 for a 3 pack.

    Also wanted to let you know that Jysk has beach towels for $4. The material is fairly thin and the pattern is only on the one side. I'm not sure the dimensions but I would say bigger than a standard towel but smaller than a bath sheet. Might work for the beach pillows?

    Jysk also had clear, plastic tote bags with a pair of flip flops and a rattan beach mat for $4.99, and striped tote bags, insulated to keep stuff cool, and a zippered closure for $3. I didn't buy any of these things so no pics - sorry.
    Getting married in Runaway Bay, Jamaica February 2011!!!

    #632 akua420

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      Posted 13 August 2010 - 07:08 AM

      Ooh good to know, I'm definately going to Walmart this weekend!  and Thanks for the bath towel hint!  They're getting hard to find, most places have them sold out so I will definately go look!


      I love this forum, you get so many great tips.  The Canadian one is definately my favourite! 

      Gran Bahia Principe - Runaway Bay - February 22, 2011

      #633 Dilara

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        Posted 15 August 2010 - 02:15 AM

        Originally Posted by meldal101010 

        I found cute luggage tags at Dollarama yesterday. They come in bright colors ($1.25) & have cute sayings like:


        No, Its not yours!

        I'm a mess on the inside

        Not Your Bag!

        Hands Off!

        Put it back, it's mine!

        Stop, I wanna get off

        Are we there yet?


        Thanks for the Costco med tip...I've been scouring the city for Advil packs...


        I saw those luggage tags too and thought they were super cute but FI didn't like them... oh well! 

        #634 mochamakes3

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          Posted 17 August 2010 - 12:10 PM

          I'm trying to pick out stuff for our OOT bags. Michaels has some small tote bags on for $1.50 clearance. I wish I had found them before the weekend because they had an additional 25% off sale on Saturday morning. One thing that I really want to include is a USB stick for sharing photos. Hopefully, I can find some that aren't too expensive.


          Anyone have a good idea for a seat saver?

          #635 akua420

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            Posted 17 August 2010 - 01:07 PM

            seats.jpgseats 2.jpgseats 3.jpgMy personal favourite is the bride/groom one.  You could get some cute fake flowers, or if its more beach theme maybe tie some sea shells onto it, that would be super cute.

            Gran Bahia Principe - Runaway Bay - February 22, 2011

            #636 Mkandola

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              Posted 17 August 2010 - 05:47 PM

              I found cute beach totes at dollarama ($2 each) but they are pretty big. I plan on filling them with lots of goodies, but it may be difficult. I also got beach towels at Dollarama ($2 each). They aren't the best quality, but they will do for my purposes! 


              The rest of my stuff I have ordered online through Amazon.com (You can find good deals for things like Aloe lotion and gel)


              I also decided to put DVD's in each bag with wedding themes (My best friends wedding, the wedding planner, maid in manhattan, wedding crashers, my big fat greek wedding, FRIENDS - The one with all the weddings, Just Friends, My Girl, 50 First Dates, Meet the Parentsetc.) which I think will come in handy should their be a rainy day and/or a lazy night! People can swap movies if they would like a variety!


              I also went across the border to Buffalo to go shopping at Target and the Dollar tree and found a tonne of stuff for $1 each (Shout wipes, listerine, Mini bottles of OFF!, wet ones, playing cards, loofahs, tums, advil, Johnson's first aid kits)


              I got 10 packs of KLEENEX brand Kleenex for $2 at dollarama. 


              I am putting about 10 disposable waterproof cameras in various peoples bags who I think will take pictures of multiple people to share! 


              I bought beach toys for the kids that are coming and am including a beach themed book for them as well. 


              I went to Chinatown in Toronto and found a great deal on white umbrellas as well as Pashminas for the women for the reception. 


              I think that is about everything for now! Keep the ideas coming! 4 months left! 

              #637 Mkandola

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                Posted 17 August 2010 - 05:59 PM


                Originally Posted by Valentine_Baby 

                Just bought OOT bags and First Aid Kits in Ontario Dollarama.  They have all sorts of coloured bags - tropical flower print.  I think they are perfect for the beach.  I also cleaned them out of their First Aid Kits.  Everything was $1.25 each.


                Still looking for cheap playing cards and other items to fill the bags.  Don't want to get certain stuff too early as I still have just under 14 months until the Big Day.


                I found playing cards for cheap (3 packs for $1 at an Everything for a Dollar Store in Mississauga - Mavis and the 401) if you are in the GTA area! I had already bought my cards from the Dollar tree in the states for 2 for a dollar and was bummed when I saw them for cheaper in Canada! 

                #638 Mkandola

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                  Posted 17 August 2010 - 06:17 PM

                  Originally Posted by PaperBagPrincess 

                  The beach bags are awesome. I also got them in dark brown with brighter blue handles. We used one for our vacation, great size and still looked brand new afer a week of use.

                  Here are some pictures... as you can see my cat smeagol is modeling beside them, they are quite big.
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                  I also got these exact same bags for my guests (45 of them). They are quite heavy and I am concerned about how I will get them to Mexico. Any suggestions? 

                  #639 shurbgatza

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                    Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:58 PM

                    these bags are great...i also cleared out dollarama here...it's even better because turquoise is my wedding color...:)....now i just need to fill them up with all the goodies...they are quite big so i gotta be good!! :) happy planning!  at least the bride and groom get more weight allowance...thank god!

                    #640 PaperBagPrincess

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                      Posted 18 August 2010 - 04:44 PM

                      Originally Posted by Mkandola 

                      I also got these exact same bags for my guests (45 of them). They are quite heavy and I am concerned about how I will get them to Mexico. Any suggestions? 

                      I think I am going to split them up between my extra suitcase and my mom's extra suitcase

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