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Old 06-11-2013, 09:26 AM   #16
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On our most recent trip (April), Disney offered free shipping if your purchases were over $50, so we shipped a bunch of stuff directly from the shops (World of Disney, Mousegears, Main Street Emporium). For the merchandise we weren't able to ship - i.e. food items or smaller purchases totaling less than $50 - we brought a couple of the USPS flat rate boxes with us.

It worked out great: before we left, I printed out pre-paid labels for both the medium and large flat rate boxes. The flattened boxes took up almost no room at the bottom of our luggage. When it was time to leave, we just packed up our goodies and souvenirs, dropped the box with the front desk and it arrived at our home a few days later. We only needed to use one of the boxes, so I just voided the second pre-paid label when we got home.

The boxes are free at your local post office and the cost of shipping was $12.35 for the medium box (the size we ended up using) or $16.85 for the large box.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:32 AM   #17
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I go to the post office before I go and get several of the flat rate boxes. Since we take a decent sized suitcase, the boxes fit flat in the suitcase. Since it is a flat rate box, I go ahead and pay and print out a label.

Once I am at the resort, I box up my items, take it to the front desk, and it goes out with their mail. I do also pack a small roll of packing tape. As to packing materials, we end up with so many bags that we use those.

Now if I am buying something extremely fragile, I then have the gift shop ship it for me.
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