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My OOT Bags are done!!! Tons of pictures & a template!! (emstypes)

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#1 emstypes

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    Posted 02 January 2012 - 03:25 PM

    Hi ladies!!!  I think I finally finished my OOT bags!!  I attached a ton of pictures.  My bag is in the back, a little hard to see lol. 

    I LOVED using VistaPrint to help me fill my bag.  I got TONS of freebies, thanks to the advice of several other brides on here.  In most cases, the only cost was shipping.  And here's a trick I learned from another bride (anudrum)... If you have to make multiple orders to get several freebies, you can select "slow shipping" for every order, but if you pick the fast shipping for one order, all orders will ship with the fast shipping!  It wasn't an issue for me since I still have til April for my wedding.  But one order, the fast shipping was only $0.20 more than slow, so I tried it out, and sure enough I got my two slow orders with the fast order!  Also, for VistaPrint, the trick to get the really good deal emails is to create something on their website, but only add it to your portfolio, don't checkout.  Usually within a few days I always got an email offering me 30-50% off, plus a list of freebies!  If you start early, you can keep getting one or two freebies of each item on every order.  Also, pay attention to GroupOn - I got a $60 voucher for $15 at VistaPrint!!!  Ok that's enough advertising for VistaPrint lol.  Here's what I have included in each bag:


    -Harriton Tote Bag...($4.66/each shirtsinbulk.com, free shipping, 5% off coupon code on retailmenot.com)

    -2 Tshirts...($4.74/each on VistaPrint)

    -Labels tied to Tshirts....($2.99/24 labels)

    -2 Bottles of Water....($0.17 each, $4/case of 24)

    -Wedding Survival Kit....($3.87/bag - breakdown below)

    -First Aid Kit...($0.22/each with coupons at Walmart, labels FREE at VistaPrint))

    -Notepad & Pen Set....(VistaPrint - got free pen & notepad on each order)

    -Flip Flop Luggage Tag...($2.08/each - $24.99/12pack at Target.com)

    -Crossword Book...($0.97/each at Walmart)

    -Magnet...(FREE at VistaPrint - only paid shipping)

    -Flip Flop Keychain, comes in multiple colors...($0.28/each - $3.39/12pack on eBay)

    -Business Card Bag Tag, under keychain...(FREE at VistaPrint, only paid shipping)

    -Welcome Letter...(FREE at VistaPrint - only paid shipping)

    -Postcard w/ picture info....(FREE at VistaPrint - only paid shipping)


    Without including the shipping costs at VistaPrint, each bag ends up being just over $21.  I'm only making 11 OOT bags, as I'm having a small guest list, so I was definitely happy with that!


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    Here's some individuals of what I have included! 


    First is the bag (probably going to use tissue paper to fill it in):




    Here's the Tshirts:




    Next, is my Wedding Survival Kit (template for the topper is at the bottom of this post!!):

    Survival Kit Finished FRONT.JPG


    Survival Kit Finished BACK.JPG


    Survival Kit Topper.JPG


    What I included in the Survival Kit:


    -Pack of tissues....(4pack for $1.00 at Target)

    -Hand Sanitizer....($0.33/each at BigLots)

    -Shout wipes....(12pack for $2.89 at Target)

    -WetOnes wipes....(10pack for $1.00 at BigLots)

    -Chapstick....(2pack for $0.88 at Walmart)

    -Small pack of gum....(4pack for $1.00 at BigLots)

    -Roll of Tums....(3pack for $1.92 at Walmart)

    -Blister Pack of Advil....(3pack for $1.00 at Dollar Tree)

    -Blister Pack of Tylenol....(3pack for $1.00 at Dollar Tree)

    -4 Crystal Light single use....(44pack for $5.00 at BigLots)

    -A few lifesavers ($1.25/bag at Target = $0.03/piece)

    -A few coughdrops ($0.88/bag at Walmart = $0.02/piece)

    *****Total Cost of Survival Kit: $3.87/bag*****


    Next is the luggage tag, keychain, first aid kit:


    Bag Tag & Keychain.JPG






    *Important info for getting the First Aid Kits so cheap!!  They are $0.97/each at Walmart, but with coupons, you can get them for $0.22/each!  Total thanks to asiamarie1 for giving me this awesome info.  Here's what you need to do to get the price:  Go to the jnjredcross.com site. Then click on special offers. It will take you to the page that shows to coupons. Print the one for 1.50 of 2 johnson and johnson products.The picture doesn't show the first aid kits but you can use the coupon on them. Remember that it will only allow you to print the coupon 2x per computer. So i just had friends and family print me coupons so I could buy enough.


    Some of my VistaPrint Goodies:


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    Pen & Notepad Set.JPG




    I'm so excited they are finally done.  I have the paper for the welcome letter, that we haven't actually printed yet.  Haven't decided exactly what we're putting on it yet, but we have a little time to figure that out.  I want to share the template for the survival kit topper for those of you that may want it as well!!









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    #2 alittlerandr

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      Posted 02 January 2012 - 03:53 PM

      Bags look great! Thanks for including all the details - makes it super helpful to those of us still in the planning stages :)

      #3 echraide

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        Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:30 PM

        great! they look very well done. I'd be proud to had those out!

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        #4 MsFoxxy

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          Posted 02 January 2012 - 05:01 PM

          Wow, you did an awesome job!!  And thanks SO much for the info about the coupons for the J&J first aid kit.  I tried to print the coupon but it's saying that the program is no longer available.  I sent a message to the company to find out if there is a problem, because they shouldn't have it still in their "Special Offers" section if it's not available!!


          Your bags look amazing though!  I really hope that mine turn out as good as yours!!  :o)


          OH & just wanted to throw this in for anyone else who is still making their bags--- TUMS has a $1 off coupon for anything 24count & above, which includes the 3 roll pack.  I bought one today from Target.  Regular price is 1.92, with the coupon, it's .92!  The coupon is on the TUMS website (Special Offers).

          #5 emstypes

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            Posted 02 January 2012 - 05:51 PM

            Thanks everyone!!!!  I definitely wanted to include as much info as I could because those were the posts I found most helpful when I was looking.


            MsFoxxy, I hope they help you so you can use the coupons!  And thanks for adding the coupon for the Tums for everyone else!  Wish I would have found that too!

            #6 Maxlua12

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              Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:04 PM

              Very helpful info!  Thank you!

              #7 scooter514

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                Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:50 PM

                I love your bags and everything that goes in them. Such a great job!

                #8 nancya

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                  Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:03 PM

                  I love your bags! I especially like the note about not posting pictures to facebook. I may steal that statement from you =) 

                  #9 brittmcfarlin

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                    Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:14 PM

                    Wow! Excellent job!

                    #10 emstypes

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                      Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:49 AM

                      Thanks ladies, I really did enjoy putting them together!


                      Nancya - feel free to steal it!  I stole it from another bride myself!  haha 

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