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#1 allshoppedout  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 2:23 pm

Hi, I could use help from frugal/creative minds here.

I have 10 teacher travel mugs to fill --they are 16 oz. (from me) would like to spend, if possible, 3 dollars OR LESS to fill each mug

(I think a bag of hershey kisses is now down to 7 ounces, so I'd need to buy more that 2 bags to fill one mug ...see what I mean.)

I need to have some suggestions for TASTY inexpensive candies to fill them.
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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 2:39 pm

Candy, pencils, stuff from Oriental Trading is small and inexpensive, small pack of tissue or wipes, lip balm, check the dollar spot at target for lotions, drink mixes (chocolate or tea) stick candy, lotto ticket

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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Mugs I'm giving will include a hot chocolate packet and chocolate dipped peppermint stick or a black tea packet and honey stick (will vary by person). Either one is costing me about 75ยข each. I bought the mugs for about $1.25 each so $2 for total gift.

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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 3:01 pm

Oh and you can always put shred or tissue paper in bottom of mug to "fluff" it up.

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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 3:56 pm

nips are free after ecbs through tonight at CVS. 88-.88ecbs. they also have the russel stover/mars individual candies 2/$1 and had some cute hollow santas included which would take up space

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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 4:00 pm

THANK YOU everyone :) great ideas-These mugs have a lid so don't need to overflow with goodies.. I don't have a CVS card/can't get there tonight :( bummed. Those Nips are good. . .
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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 4:07 pm

5 below store has nostalgic candy for 10 for $1 10 pieces fill each one with 2 or 4 special t bags like specialty flavors make a batch of homemade hot chocolate mix and give each one a bag full
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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 4:16 pm

Go to the Dollar store and get mints. Put some tissue at the bottom as fillers.

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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 4:17 pm

5 below store has nostalgic candy for 10 for $1 10 pieces


Thanks, I think they don't want us to do homemade food as gifts because often people toss, but I think 5 below idea could work!! I can try to get "big" candy...not a tootsie roll for instance, too small. I know they always have the small york Peppermint patties, :yup: maybe I could put in 1 pack of Swiss Miss, and like 15-20 Peppermint Patties...:g_thumbri that'd be like approx $2.25 or less for each one...
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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 4:39 pm

hershey kisses the holiday ones

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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 4:56 pm

get a few bags individual size of holiday m m s,i think there is peppermint ones out, and get another few different holiday kisses and mix into each mug
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Posted Nov 22, 2012 - 1:23 am

Lottery scratchers

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Posted Nov 22, 2012 - 4:22 am

Use a nice packet or two of hot chocolate (Ghiradelli makes makes a good one) and a candy cane.

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Posted Nov 22, 2012 - 11:38 am

Be sure and check your stores for leftover Halloween candy. Our Dollar General finally marked their's down to 75%. I scored some mixed bags pretty cheap that wasn't in Halloween wrappers. I saw some left at KMart today too.

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Posted Nov 22, 2012 - 9:11 pm

Thanks everyone...
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Posted Nov 28, 2012 - 8:24 am

I do little plastic tumblers full of goodies for my coworkers every year (Walgreens usually put theirs on sale for 8/$1 sometime before Christmas)... Walgreens usually put their individual candies on sale for cheap (the ones that are bigger that the kind that come in a bag but not full-sixed) as well as other cute little trinket things. And you can usually find the stretchy gloves for $1 a pair at Dollar General or Kmart, which would be nicer (IMO) than paper stuffed in the bottom if you can't find enough other stuff to fill them. I also watch all year for sales on chapstick and miniature lotions. Then last year, I got a big bunch of the mini-hand sanitizers from B&BW for cheap-- they were on clearance from summer & Halloween stuff, but not really seasonally themed! Good luck, and I hope these (and the other great ideas before mine) help! :)

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Posted Nov 29, 2012 - 12:27 am

also thought for botton portion of cup pr of socks christmas or other fun design these are usually a dollar a pr

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Posted Nov 29, 2012 - 2:09 am

Ok, my question is, where are you finding the cheap travel mugs??? ;)
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Posted Nov 29, 2012 - 4:58 am

well they weren't that cheap...but I got them online, for I believe 3.99, got free shipping, Kohl's cash out of the deal...it worked for me. I have gotten these mugs before but had to go to a number of stores to get different kind (so all the people in one office would have a different design and know "their" mug) but online they had ALLLL The colors!
Tumblers, while usually less $, have no lid and one has to wrap them in cellophane and tie with bow, which adds to the cost and time making them...so it's a trade off there.
Thanks everyone for the great ideas! I really do appreciate my fellow-gottadealers I used the socks at bottom, 2 packets of swiss miss cocoa (kind of surrounds the mug on inside) and a variety of chocolate on sale from CVS.. so I didn't figure out exact cost to fill, but it's probably about 2.00 and adding the price of mug, a $6 dollar gift. :holiday08

I think the Kohl's travel mugs are nicely made, no handle can be a deal breaker for some, but I find owning many travel mugs in the past myself, that if the handle is in the wrong place it doesn't fit in some vehicles, so handle-less is a great option. If I got one I'd think it looked/and was worth more than 6 dollars :)
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Posted Nov 29, 2012 - 5:51 am

Love the idea with the socks! :) Congrats for the supe cute inexpensive gifts! :)

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Posted Nov 29, 2012 - 6:13 am

I saw those travel mugs at Kohls. They are really nice for $3.99!

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Posted Nov 30, 2012 - 4:07 pm

I like the hot chocolate idea, you could throw in some marshmallows too and they take up space.
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Posted Nov 30, 2012 - 4:50 pm

aldi had a two pack of the stainless coffee travel mugs for 3.99 this week




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