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#1 DestCabo10

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    Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:30 PM

    Hey everyone! Just intrested in ways to save/keep the cost down on the oot bags. I just got to thinkin and 50 bags at even ten dollars each to fill them is goin to be way over 500 dollars. I really like the idea of oot bags what are some bargains everyone has found. I read the thread on the target bags that seems like a steal but what about the contents

    #2 alkoch

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      Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:53 PM

      I know I need to keep it cheap too, we are inviting 200 people (hope they all don't come!) I am only doing a bag per room or couple/family so that should cut down the price a lot. But here are some of the bargains I've found (and I just started looking).

      Bags - 60 cents each, but I'm not sure what size they are I'm more of a visual person.
      Gift Tote bag

      For the contents I am going to buy bulk sizes of pills, band aids, aloe and hand sanitizer then fill up smaller bottles - so far this seems cheaper than buying individual bottles already filled.
      Here are a few sites for those - not sure which ones are the best prices yet!
      Plastic Bottle & Cap- 2 oz capacity - Travel Size Other Products Products - Minumus.biz
      MMS - Bottles

      Also think of things friends or family can get you for cheap/free, My mom is a dental hygienist so we are going to throw in a toothbrush and toothpaste, my MOH is still in school so she is going to raid the health center and get condoms for the younger guests and her friend's dad works for tums so we are getting those for free too!

      Oh and I was going to make a personalized puzzle book, you can make the puzzles online with whatever words you want (bride, groom, tequila!) so I don't have to buy those!

      I'm glad you did this thread though I am looking forward to see some of the deals.

      #3 edna

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        Posted 10 July 2009 - 12:41 AM

        I am totally with you, we are inviting more than 220 ppl but doing only bag per room too, so at least we plan to have 60 OOT bags!!! I

        I got my ibuprofen and antacid by medifirst at Amazon and those prices were awesome!!! Here is the link

        Amazon.com: Health & Personal Care - medifirst

        Then found a site where the bulk alka-seltzer (50pk) is like 15 USD or so...I have the price list at my office email but I will post it tomorrow, anyway here is the site and Rob the manager is a very nice and helpful person, they also have a ziploc bags at 40 cents with bandage, alcohol pad and ointment and he took a picture of this for me, I will make sure I post this tomorrow too.

        Pro Scribe Distributors - Lowest Prices on Single Dose Trial SizeOTC Medicineson the Net!

        I am only doing a bag, with 2 mugs/cups and 1 hangover kit on it per couple... because my guest are from Mexico and most guests are only staying for the weekend so no need to spend too much on the bags.

        #4 merocket59

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          Posted 10 July 2009 - 09:59 AM

          During back to school time (which should be starting soon believe it or not) Staples has penny deals, last year I got mini hand sanitizers for a penny each, I had to recruit some friends because they have a limit but my sister is a teacher so they have a larger limit. I also got the box pencil holders that slide out that I am going to use for first aide kits for a penny each. I'm looking forward to getting folders this year to put my DIY puzzle books and welcome info in. I made the puzzle books and printed them at school so that was free (well not really I paided a boat load (pardon the pun) in tuition so I deserve it). I also look at the clearance section at Target near the pharmacy b/c it often has beauty products, I've gotten eyeglass cleaner for people to use with their sunglasses and makeup sponges for the ladies for 75% off. I've also gotten alka seltzer on sale. It's a good idea to get things that come in a bulk package but are individually wrapped like the eyeglass cleaner and alka seltzer. I also raid the Target dollar section esp when those items are on sale. Plus I use my points from my creditcard to buy $50 Target gift cards so I don't feel like I'm spending my money. I've also gotten a lot from Vistaprint but I dont know how much money I've saved since I pay for shipping each time I order but it is def great for postcards, business cards, and labels which brides can turn into everything, there is a thread devoted exculsively to things brides have made with them you should check it out. And just keep checking here because everyone loves to share their great deals! Wow I went on way too long but I hope this helps!

          #5 hunniebee724

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            Posted 10 July 2009 - 10:02 AM

            I just got an e-mail from Staples, their back to school sales are starting!

            #6 march132010

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              Posted 10 July 2009 - 10:07 AM

              I'm totally lovin' all these cheap ideas--- for my bags I got my bags for target for 70 cent at target and I had a friend and her husband iron on my logo--- cheap chic i'm know as-----

              #7 nibsmom

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                Posted 10 July 2009 - 10:15 AM

                I used this website for my hangover/uhoh kits...they were super cheap and everything looks great! I was shocked at how cheap it was! It looks like they are having a sale on some good stuff right now too!

                America's Favorite First Aid Kitâ„¢ ~ Wholesale Direct to the Public! Interested in First Aid? Welcome to First-Aid-Product.com! OSHA First Aid & More...

                #8 SDSteph

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                  Posted 10 July 2009 - 01:56 PM

                  Love this thread idea. I have found some sites.

                  Here are koozies for $.82 each You can iron on your logos and just cut out small iron on squares from the big sheets.

                  100 Collapsible CAN COOLERS Koozie Beer Holder BULK LOT - eBay (item 170354153648 end time Aug-04-09 17:49:05 PDT)
                  Steph and Kel Mayan Riveria - February 2011http://www.stephnkelwedding.com

                  #9 autjo

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                    Posted 10 July 2009 - 02:12 PM

                    Can't go wrong with stuff from Oriental Trading Company. I have been buying junk from them for years!

                    #10 Danielle77

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                      Posted 10 July 2009 - 03:18 PM

                      This is a great thread!!!! Keep the ideas coming!!!!

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