| Originally Posted by CarrieRN |
Okay, so I just ordered 80 navy blue canvas totes from here. Using the coupon code from another thread (cheaptotes), I saved 10% (truncated, not rounded up). The subtotal was $119.20 minus $11.20 plus $18.99 in shipping. Total came to 126.99. My stepbrother has a silkscreening business that he just started. He said he hasn't seen anything cheaper for that size online and that it is a good price for that size. He said he would do our silkscreening for really cheap but we told him to charge what he would charge. I don't want to save money at his expense, he has been struggling for a long time. So, he said $1 per bag.
We figure we will give one bag per person but maybe just roll up the second bag and put it in the other tote with the OOT stuff (one mug per person, maraca pen per couple, flipflop playing cards per couple, disp underwater camera per couple, first aid bag per couple, and one spanish translation sheet per couple...I am still looking for some sort of crazy straw per person). I didn't want to have to double the cost of the OOT bags by making one per person and having to buy more to make it look fuller. Will it be tacky to roll the second bag up and include with the other stuff? We are trying to save money where we can since the AHR is going to cost us plenty (220 guests probably will attend).
I'll post pics once the bags come in.
OTC has some straws with sombreros and some with chillies and some with flowers or umbrellas. Target also has some in their clearance Isle and I think they were part of the luau collection.