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Recent (January 2014) Oot Bag Finds

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#1 trbutler

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 04:23 PM

I have recently lucked out on some great finds for my OOT bags, since my wedding isn't until December it gives me plenty of time to price shop and spread the "pain" of the cost out.


Yankee Candle is having one of their semi-annual sales and I thought these travel tins would be nice to add to the bags.  They are normally $5.49, but they are now on sale for 75% off bringing them to $1.37 each.  I got tropical scents Coconut Bay and Pineapple Cilantro.

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I decided to make my own small bottles of aloe.  I got the bottles at dollar tree and the aloe at Christmas Tree Shops - There are 3 bottles per package so that makes them 33 cents each and the Aloe is $3.49, but I had a coupon so it came to $2.93.  So it will bring the price per bottle down to 70 cents plus the cost of the label.

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Since the Wedding is in Aruba I picked up some Aruba products at Bath & Body Works.  

Aruba lotion/body wash - $3

B&BW Handsanitizers in Caribbean Escape and Aqua Blue - 67 cents


Also in this picture is the 4 pack of bath sponges/loofas I picked up at Christmas Tree Shops 84 cents - so 21 cents each for them!

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I'm sure there will be MORE to follow!

#2 snorfle1

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 05:35 AM

Great ideas!  Noticed we are getting married on the same day!  :)  :)

#3 girlinthecity97

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 03:10 AM

Agreed!!! I am sure your guests will love these and Aruba (I know I do!). Which resort are you getting married at?

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#4 talicea7812

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 05:36 AM

Still trying to figure out what I want to put in my OOT bags. Trying to keep costs down while also packing light.  looking for more ideas but here are some of mine :)


wedding theme is peacock:

bags- $10.50

keychains- $8

cards- $7

notepads- $10

gum- $40

lip balm- $25

sunblock- $25




I love the candles, aloe, etc ideas...but we are carrying everything with us to Mexico.  how many guest do you have? are you mailing stuff to the resort or carrying it with you?


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#5 kdnolan

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    Posted 16 January 2014 - 12:49 PM

    Bath and Body works had a sale on hand sanitizers this week.

    #6 trbutler

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    Posted 17 January 2014 - 07:13 AM



    I love the candles, aloe, etc ideas...but we are carrying everything with us to Mexico.  how many guest do you have? are you mailing stuff to the resort or carrying it with you?



    We are looking at having between 20-25 guests, so probably only needing about 12-15 bags.  We are taking everything with us the shipping is crazy.  I have also heard horror stories of people shipping their stuff to Mexico and it get held up at customs.  

    #7 kdnolan

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      Posted 18 January 2014 - 04:55 AM

      @trbulter. I think most people give the bags to guest prior to going... Either at a get to know the guest party or the airport

      #8 jwalsh

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      Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:33 PM

      I bought my hand sanitizer at xmas so they aren't very beachy..I should of waited

      #9 rvalenka

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      Posted 23 January 2014 - 04:51 PM

      Thanks for sharing. Those are some great finds!

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      #10 KSanford70

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      Posted 23 January 2014 - 06:00 PM

      Five Below, Dollar Tree, E-FavorMart, Walmart (DIY labels), Light in A Box, &  Michael's all were instrumental in, making my gift bags a BIG hit! It wasn't easy, but I carried personalized T-shirts, bedazzled Bridesmaids canvas bags (75% off at Michael's) flip flops (Old Navy's annual $1 sale), luggage tags, 70s candy, votive candles, hand sanitizer and lip balm for 22 people, all by hand to Mexico last week (1/14/14!)  Read the thread about getting through customs...it helped me soooooo much, and I got right through!


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