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virginiamama
12-17-2008, 06:32 AM
Hi - just wondering if anyone has any experience with Bendaroos. I picked some up at Walgreens yesterday for $20 for Christmas since my DS had been begging for them. I'm trying to decide if I want to keep them or not. TIA!

Mouse House Mama
12-17-2008, 07:34 AM
My kids have been asking for these too. I didn't know walgreens had them. Now I have to ge them! :rolleyes1
CURSE YOU BUDGET BOARD!!!!!! You are killing my budget!:lmao:

jessica52877
12-17-2008, 07:37 AM
I am interested to hear about them. DS5 asked for them. We have wiki stix and he likes those, I assume they are more or less the same.

Savsmommy
12-17-2008, 07:39 AM
My DD asked for these. I just never got around to ordering them. I'll have to go to Walgreens and see if they have them. I didn't know they sold them.

Mom3girls
12-17-2008, 07:58 AM
My DD asked for these. I just never got around to ordering them. I'll have to go to Walgreens and see if they have them. I didn't know they sold them.

I work at Acme (Albertson's) and we carry them also. They were in with the gifts in the Holiday section. Good luck! I paid a fortune for two packs for my two daughters (shipping was CRAZY) before I found out that my workplace sold them. I have also seen them at Walgreens in the section where items that were AS SEEN ON TV located. NOT in the toy section!

caribear
12-17-2008, 08:19 AM
My dd6 also asked for these. I bought them on Ebay to make sure they were here in time for Christmas and then my SIL said she saw them at Walgreens...ugh! They appear to be a little longer than the Wikki Stix and maybe a little "waxier."

mami2camjax
12-17-2008, 02:06 PM
has anyone seen them at a CVS or Rite Aid? We don't have Walgreens or Aldi near us...

Schachteles
12-17-2008, 02:25 PM
My DD has been asking for them...this weekend I went online looking for them....$75 later I BETTER have them before Christmas since I paid for express shipping, but no shipment confirmation yet.

mamalle
12-17-2008, 02:27 PM
OMG Im headed to walgreens. thanks I didnt want to spend $30 online for them;)

toystorymom
12-17-2008, 03:03 PM
My DS7 has been asking for these, I can't believe they sell them at Walgreens! I looked around at a couple of stores but not there, figured they were not in stores yet. Anyway, I ordered them online on Dec 6th. I was kind of annoyed because it said "allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery" but I refused to spend even more for express shipping. Figured it would be a very late Christmas present! Anyway, they came today, not even 2 weeks since I ordered. I never got any shipping confirmation.

Schachteles
12-17-2008, 03:07 PM
My DS7 has been asking for these, I can't believe they sell them at Walgreens! I looked around at a couple of stores but not there, figured they were not in stores yet. Anyway, I ordered them online on Dec 6th. I was kind of annoyed because it said "allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery" but I refused to spend even more for express shipping. Figured it would be a very late Christmas present! Anyway, they came today, not even 2 weeks since I ordered. I never got any shipping confirmation.

Good to know you didn't get a confirmation on the shipping...I am still waiting on mine...I didn't want to pay the $7.99 for express shipping, but I am a sucker and did.

mamalle
12-17-2008, 04:10 PM
thanks I went and picked them up for ds.. that was the only thing I didnt buy off his list so this is great!! :cool1:

Donnainnj
12-17-2008, 07:23 PM
Thank you for this, I was also looking online for them but didn't want to pay shipping, read they had them at Boscov's but ours closed and even that one wasn't real close. We have Walgreens in the next town. Hope ours has them.
Donna

The Disney Bunch
12-18-2008, 06:21 AM
hmmm... are the Wikki Stix the same thing? My dd wants these & I ordered the Wikki Stix from Amazon - maybe I will wander up to Walgreens & see - it just opened up down the street. Even though she can't read, her sisters can!

mominwestlake
12-18-2008, 08:30 AM
What do you do with them? I am still looking for some things for my dd10. Is she too old?

blessedby3
12-18-2008, 08:44 AM
What do you do with them? I am still looking for some things for my dd10. Is she too old?

Yes, what are these? I have a DD10, too.

TJVas
12-18-2008, 09:11 AM
Thanks for this info, all my DD wants are these and Pixos. I thought it was too late to order them, glad to pick them up and not pay shipping.

scrappinmom
12-18-2008, 09:42 AM
My dd (9) asked for them last year and I ordered them online, for a whole lot more then $20, btw...anyway...she LOVED them! Played with the a lot, before they started loosing their "waxiness" (my new made up word)....The only caution I would say is be careful your kids don'e accidentally leave one on a floor that has carpet...dd did this and after she, her sister & the 2 100+ pound dogs walked on it I had a heck of a time getting it out....I might head to Walgreens to get some more...

mominwestlake
12-18-2008, 10:21 AM
My dd (9) asked for them last year and I ordered them online, for a whole lot more then $20, btw...anyway...she LOVED them! Played with the a lot, before they started loosing their "waxiness" (my new made up word)....The only caution I would say is be careful your kids don'e accidentally leave one on a floor that has carpet...dd did this and after she, her sister & the 2 100+ pound dogs walked on it I had a heck of a time getting it out....I might head to Walgreens to get some more...

Can you give some examples of what she did with them?

HelenePA
12-18-2008, 12:17 PM
Thank you for this, I was also looking online for them but didn't want to pay shipping, read they had them at Boscov's but ours closed and even that one wasn't real close. We have Walgreens in the next town. Hope ours has them.
Donna

Oh our boscov's is still open! Thank you I needed to get these as well! I'll be heading there this weekend! :banana:

kkwis2
12-18-2008, 02:01 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you! These are one of the only things my DS7 asked for as well. And I was not ordering them off the TV! (Darn that Nickelodeon and all of its commercials!)

I found them at Walgreen's today! Awesome! :cool1:

So glad to hear that PP's daughter had them and enjoyed them. I figured we might all be back here the week after Christmas complaing about how useless these things are!

ahhappy
12-18-2008, 02:16 PM
Thanks so much for the tip that Walgreens has them. I went out and bought a set today at lunch. My question is this- both of my kids are asking for them but neither tend to be all that interested in doing craft things. So I just got one set for the two of them to share. The $20 Walgreens set looks like it is 400 pieces in it. Is that enough for the two of them to share or should I go back and get another set? How quickly do you go through them?
Thanks.

russo6
12-18-2008, 06:21 PM
I checked two Walgreens in VA and no such luck. Still waiting for the ones I ordered on line and I'm afraid they just won't get here before Christmas.

momz
12-18-2008, 07:17 PM
it looks like they are the same thing as wicki stix. We purchased a much smaller pack of wicky stix at Hobby Lobby. This came with a MUCH lower price tag as well. And really...do you NEED 400 of them to have fun. My kids play with them often too.

Schachteles
12-23-2008, 10:51 AM
Well I ordered mine on the 14th, paid for the express shipping and have gotten nothing!! And of course I cannot find my confirmation e-mail....GRRRR

Schachteles
12-23-2008, 11:36 AM
:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: I just sat on hold for 15 minutes...FINALLY got someone and they tell me oh it looks like your credit card came back when we tried to charge it (well I know there is money on it because it is linked to my checking account that has $5k in it). I said to the woman don't you think that you would try to contact me (no phone call, no e-mail, nothing) since it was obviously a Christmas gift and the lady was RUDE and was like how are we supposed to know it was a Christmas gift and I said well OBVIOUSLY if I paid for express shipping then I wanted them for Christmas and she was like well we can't know that. And I asked her what I do now and she flat out told me that is my problem not hers!!!!!! :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

meanser
12-23-2008, 12:18 PM
WOW~ Nice CS skills lady! I am so sorry to hear that you had such a bad experience!:scared:

Schachteles
12-23-2008, 12:33 PM
Well I just ran to Walgreens and they had the Bendaroos right as you walked in the door...I bought two boxes, two Mickey/Minnie Stocking Stuffers, four Webkinz Lilkinz (BOGO) and a chocolate lump of coal (for a coworker) for $68 and change. So that is far less then I spent for them then I was to spend on the Bendaroo website...only thing I didn't get was the glow in the dark ones.

Stacy9402
12-23-2008, 12:47 PM
I got some at the Walgreens in Fairfax Va. I couldn't find them but asked the cashier and she had a manager come up and he went somewhere and got them for me. So if you cant find them in the store do ask because I went down every aisle and never did see them. But I got some.

Yay

aidensmom73
12-23-2008, 01:26 PM
I got some at the Walgreens in Fairfax Va. I couldn't find them but asked the cashier and she had a manager come up and he went somewhere and got them for me. So if you cant find them in the store do ask because I went down every aisle and never did see them. But I got some.

Yay

I called two Walgreen's so far and no luck. I will keep trying!

mcqueen n' sally
12-24-2008, 12:11 AM
they had them in a walgreen's in north jersey last night, right in the front... i had to ask to find them, but they were there...

aidensmom73
12-24-2008, 09:05 AM
they had them in a walgreen's in north jersey last night, right in the front... i had to ask to find them, but they were there...

Which Walgreen's? I tried Fair Lawn, Wyckoff and Oakland and they were all out. I even asked the Manager in each store.

Ephany
12-24-2008, 11:58 AM
Found a large display at a Walgreens in NE Florida today. They had a bunch left, which was nice since our local Walgreens was completely sold out.

Schachteles
01-03-2009, 04:54 PM
:mad: I am so mad!! :scared1:

I just logged into my account and you guess it, they charged my card for the Bendaroos on 12-31 after the whole issue I had before and I flat out told the woman I don't need them!!

Now the fun will begin to get my $72.94 back :badpc:

TNMouseFan
01-03-2009, 05:41 PM
it looks like they are the same thing as wicki stix. We purchased a much smaller pack of wicky stix at Hobby Lobby. This came with a MUCH lower price tag as well. And really...do you NEED 400 of them to have fun. My kids play with them often too.


We eat at Zaxby's quite often and they have Wicki Stix included as the "prize" in the kids meal. you get a sheet of like 8 stix.
DD5 will play with them on the way home and then in the trash they go. That of course is much cheaper than spending $75 and the same thing happen to them....

crmom7054
01-05-2009, 10:49 AM
My mom ordered these for my son for Christmas after he kept asking for them from the commercials.

He really likes them and so does my 2 1/2 year old daughter. It keeps them busy for a while and are pretty easy to transport.

I plan to put a little ziploc bag of them in my backpack to take to Disney to keep them occupied in long lines.:dance3:

Schachteles
01-13-2009, 01:49 PM
Well our Bendaroos were delivered...after I told the woman I didn't want them if I couldn't get them before Christmas...and I am trying to call...have been for two days and the number is busy every time!!:mad: