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#1 susan1672

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    Posted 21 August 2011 - 03:04 PM

    Ladies,

     

    I have spent the past 6 hours searching for the best deals on items to put in my OOT bags and here is what I found:

     

    Bath & Body Works: 5 for $5 Travel Sized Anti-Bacterial Gels in "Caribbean Escape" and Island Nectar

     

    I got 40 of them so they were $1 a piece and they also have a free shipping promo if you use promo code "FALL 25"

     

    I also found the best deal for first-aid kits on ebay and I plan on putting our monogram on the case and added some more items...they worked out to be about 70 cents each. Here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/...=item35b47ac1d9

     

    I also found cute tote bags from Oriental Trading. I don't want to print out logo on them because I want my guests to be able to reuse them so I will just add a luggage tag to the strap: http://www.orientalt...biscus tote bag

     

    My future MIL found Colgate Wisp Toothbrushes at Five Below today that had 4 packs of 2 toothbrushes for $1.00 each so essentially 25 cents for each two pack!

     

    I am also ordering our custom beer steins from ebay: http://www.ebay.com/...=item48411d3311

     

    Hope that helps : )



    #2 amanda2286

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      Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:16 PM

      i was just looking at bath and body works too!  thanks for sharing!



      #3 jmastr05

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        Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:36 PM

        I used the same totes, except solid. They were great. Lots of the guests used them as their beach bags.

         

        Here are the items that were most used from my OOT bags (and of course they were good deals):

        • Banana Boats SPF 45 lip balm - $2.19: http://www.minimus.b...27702-9000.aspx (There are less expensive lip balms, but this is least expensive lip balm with SPF, which I specifically wanted. Also, this site, Minimus.biz, ships for free if the order is over $20.)
        • Advil individually sealed packets - $0.39: http://www.minimus.b...10401-1000.aspx (This site, Minimus, ships for free if the order is over $20.)
        • Tylenol Extra Strength individually sealed packets - $0.35: http://www.soap.com/...t-Packets-54237 (I was surprised how many people can only take Tylenol and not other OTC pain killers. This site, Soap.com, ships for free if the order is over $49; $25 for your first order).
        • Band Aids - $0.09 each one: http://www.soap.com/...-Bandages-55187  (These would be included in a fist aid kit. We didn't do a pre-assembled first aid kit and just included a couple loose Band Aids per person. This site, Soap.com, ships for free if the order is over $49; $25 for your first order.)
        • Packet of information on the destination - free: Though this took a lot of my time, compiling information from the internet is free. I ended up making a 60-page document. Then I printed it at work. One of our printers can print double-sided AND staple each document.
        • Sand toys for the kids - $4.00: http://www.orientalt...hallpartial&N=0
        • Banana Boat Aloe After Sun Wipes - $3.13: http://www.amazon.co...13972626&sr=8-1  (These were the most expensive items we included for the adults, but several people told us that they used them. So it seemed worth while. Also, they were easier to transport than aloe in gel form.)

         

        Multiple people commented on how useful these items were. We also saw a lot of our guests using them around the resort. Though we only had 4 kids that attended, every one of them was constantly playing with the sand toys.

         

        What did not get used, was the deck of playing cards. But I think we did a pretty good job if only 1 item in the OOT bag turned out to be a dud.



        #4 susan1672

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          Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:50 PM


          Great! Thanks for sharing : )

          Originally Posted by jmastr05 

          I used the same totes, except solid. They were great. Lots of the guests used them as their beach bags.

           

          Here are the items that were most used from my OOT bags (and of course they were good deals):

          • Banana Boats SPF 45 lip balm - $2.19: http://www.minimus.b...27702-9000.aspx (There are less expensive lip balms, but this is least expensive lip balm with SPF, which I specifically wanted. Also, this site, Minimus.biz, ships for free if the order is over $20.)
          • Advil individually sealed packets - $0.39: http://www.minimus.b...10401-1000.aspx (This site, Minimus, ships for free if the order is over $20.)
          • Tylenol Extra Strength individually sealed packets - $0.35: http://www.soap.com/...t-Packets-54237 (I was surprised how many people can only take Tylenol and not other OTC pain killers. This site, Soap.com, ships for free if the order is over $49; $25 for your first order).
          • Band Aids - $0.09 each one: http://www.soap.com/...-Bandages-55187  (These would be included in a fist aid kit. We didn't do a pre-assembled first aid kit and just included a couple loose Band Aids per person. This site, Soap.com, ships for free if the order is over $49; $25 for your first order.)
          • Packet of information on the destination - free: Though this took a lot of my time, compiling information from the internet is free. I ended up making a 60-page document. Then I printed it at work. One of our printers can print double-sided AND staple each document.
          • Sand toys for the kids - $4.00: http://www.orientalt...hallpartial&N=0
          • Banana Boat Aloe After Sun Wipes - $3.13: http://www.amazon.co...13972626&sr=8-1  (These were the most expensive items we included for the adults, but several people told us that they used them. So it seemed worth while. Also, they were easier to transport than aloe in gel form.)

           

          Multiple people commented on how useful these items were. We also saw a lot of our guests using them around the resort. Though we only had 4 kids that attended, every one of them was constantly playing with the sand toys.

           

          What did not get used, was the deck of playing cards. But I think we did a pretty good job if only 1 item in the OOT bag turned out to be a dud.



           



          #5 ps31

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            Posted 22 August 2011 - 01:24 AM

            Thanks for all the info and links, very helpful!



            #6 JayKay

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            Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:05 AM

            Wow, thanks for sharing!!



            #7 hdinsmor

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              Posted 24 August 2011 - 02:06 PM

              So glad you let us know about he B&BW sanitizer....I was just about to buy some cheap off brand sanitizer for $1 each.  You saved me!  Thank you! 


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              #8 sxcT

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                Posted 24 August 2011 - 02:31 PM

                Thanks for this.  I actually found a better link when I did a search.  I planned on buying them in the store but I just saved about $15 buying online.  Great advice!!
                 

                Originally Posted by susan1672 

                Ladies,

                 

                I have spent the past 6 hours searching for the best deals on items to put in my OOT bags and here is what I found:

                 

                Bath & Body Works: 5 for $5 Travel Sized Anti-Bacterial Gels in "Caribbean Escape" and Island Nectar

                 

                I got 40 of them so they were $1 a piece and they also have a free shipping promo if you use promo code "FALL 25"

                 

                I also found the best deal for first-aid kits on ebay and I plan on putting our monogram on the case and added some more items...they worked out to be about 70 cents each. Here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/...=item35b47ac1d9

                 

                I also found cute tote bags from Oriental Trading. I don't want to print out logo on them because I want my guests to be able to reuse them so I will just add a luggage tag to the strap: http://www.orientalt...biscus tote bag

                 

                My future MIL found Colgate Wisp Toothbrushes at Five Below today that had 4 packs of 2 toothbrushes for $1.00 each so essentially 25 cents for each two pack!

                 

                I am also ordering our custom beer steins from ebay: http://www.ebay.com/...=item48411d3311

                 

                Hope that helps : )



                 



                #9 LalaJ

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                  Posted 27 August 2011 - 07:42 PM

                  Thanks for the links, these were really helpful!


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                  #10 mexmom

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                    Posted 28 August 2011 - 05:32 PM

                    Been looking myself, this is great info!  Thanks!






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