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Old 09-19-2012, 08:04 AM   #976
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For food, unopened is key!

Now, you can buy those several small serving size items and if you use half, put the other half in. For example, those peanut butter dipping cups come in 8 packs...if you only use 4, I'd say throw the other 4 in the bin and I'd LOVE to see them...or those mini-cereal box 10 packs (when your kid only likes 3 of the 5 flavors...or unused microwave popcorn bags...you get the idea...

But as far as opened food or drinks (other than oils, spice containers, sugar), I'd say toss it out...
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:45 AM   #977
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:49 PM   #978
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might as well get a consensus here while we are at it....

what about opened alcohol? such as a bottle of wine or liquor?
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:19 PM   #979
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might as well get a consensus here while we are at it....

what about opened alcohol? such as a bottle of wine or liquor?
We dont drink alcohol, but if I did...I would not drink that either since it was open. Never know if someone took a swig out of the bottle...like a Pirate LOL Doesnt it need to be refridgerated after opening? I dont know since we dont drink, but I would think it would need to go in the fridge.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:05 PM   #980
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We dont drink alcohol, but if I did...I would not drink that either since it was open. Never know if someone took a swig out of the bottle...like a Pirate LOL Doesnt it need to be refridgerated after opening? I dont know since we dont drink, but I would think it would need to go in the fridge.
Some wines like to be chilled for best flavor... same with some liquors....

BUT.... just like with bars which tend to have their liquor's just on a shelf, they don't need to to be refridgerated after opening. You can either use ice in your beverage to chill it enough when doing a mixed drink, or just throw it in the fridge/freezer once you unpack the box to have it ready for drinks later.



And alcohol is a great disinfectant.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:45 PM   #981
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I would vote NO on opened wine.

1) I wouldn't drink it because I would wonder if someone else had taken a swig...or if a someone put something weird in the bottle (perhaps a kid or teen as a trick...who knows!)

2) Potential of spilling in the bin.

I dumped out the open bottle of wine that was in my bin.

I would say YES to unopened alcohol, but my husband was qustioning it, as it could perhaps be a liability if the bin were picked up by a minor.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:50 PM   #982
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I would vote NO on opened wine.

1) I wouldn't drink it because I would wonder if someone else had taken a swig...or if a someone put something weird in the bottle (perhaps a kid or teen as a trick...who knows!)

2) Potential of spilling in the bin.

I dumped out the open bottle of wine that was in my bin.

I would say YES to unopened alcohol, but my husband was qustioning it, as it could perhaps be a liability if the bin were picked up by a minor.
true.... but I'm not sure of the likelihood of a minor being involved in this Pay It Forward. I also don't know off the top of my head what the resort's minimum age requirement is for a room.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:26 PM   #983
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I wouldn't use any opened food item. I agree with any single serve sizes. I've left the peanut butter cups, individual salad dressings and wrapped candy. Bottled water is also great. I feel if I would hesitate to use something, I don't leave it.
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:28 PM   #984
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I think alcohol sealed tight even if some used would be fine. JMHO.
But as far as opened food items that I am not sure I would use.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:25 AM   #985
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I would say yes to open alcohol (it lasts for months/years and most alcohols have VERY sealed caps) and no to open wines (they last only weeks at most and most are still corked which don't go seal well)...and yes to any single serve unopened alcoholic beverages leftover...

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Old 09-20-2012, 01:42 PM   #986
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Is a bin is available for Nov 25 till Dec 2. I don't have a high enough post count yet to PM.
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Bin #1 is open for part of your stay, 11/30-12/2...would you like it for those days?


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I have a question about what is permitted in the bin. Are long shelf life food items like peanut butter, pancake syrup, unopened chips, pop, and (opened) cereal okay? I would have assumed they were okay but I didn't see items like this in recent enumerations of the bins and I saw a post where someone threw out peanut butter in a bin. These are things I would see myself having leftover and hating to throw away and, on the other side, would be thrilled to find in the bin.
As many have said, no opened food please....I think spices, oils and such are ok, but make sure they are sealed up good...preferably in a ziploc.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:30 PM   #987
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Bin #1 is open for part of your stay, 11/30-12/2...would you like it for those days?
yes, please.
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:34 PM   #988
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I don't really know where to post this. Pay it forward seemed to make sense. We are leaving WBC on Sunday, Sep. 23, and have a stroller we bought while here. I would be happy to leave it with Bell services here at tower 6 for anyone who wants/needs a stroller for their upcoming trip. PM me if you can use it and I will give you my contact info to work it out. The stroller has a Canopy, snack tray and storage underneath. Nothing fancy, but better than an umbrella. Fits the buses fine.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:11 AM   #989
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As many have said, no opened food please....I think spices, oils and such are ok, but make sure they are sealed up good...preferably in a ziploc.
Thanks so much everyone for weighing in. It's great for my planning.
My 2 cents on the liquor - we would have no problem with that. I guess I tend to assume some level of trust and goodwill among people community-minded enough to participate in pay it forward.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:28 PM   #990
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Thanks Branabb, that's a very generous and kind offer! I appreciate you doing this, and hope I can pass it along to somebody else.
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