Can I mail a Priority Mail Box back home from Disney?

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by VanessasMom, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. VanessasMom

    VanessasMom Disney Bound!

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2007
    Messages:
    790
    I am mailing our toiletries down in a Priority Mail box ahead of time tomorrow so we can do all carryons. I refuse to pay the $15 for a checked bag on American Airlines! So, I was thinking about it and wanted to know how to send it back home. I can bring my pre-paid postage and label with me and slap that back on the box, but where can I take it to send it out? Will the resort put it back in the mail for me? I know you can mail postcards out. Will they also take this? It is in a flat rate shrt box from the post office. TIA!
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. ceecee

    ceecee DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2001
    Messages:
    10,228
    I usually start saving half bottles (or whatever we need for our stay) then use them up and throw them away before we leave. I buy travel size contact solutions, hair spray and gel, etc. Shampoos and things can really weigh if you send priority two times it may not be worth the trouble. I Ziploc everything so it won't be a mess if it leaks (never had a problem yet) and there's more room in the luggage for the return trip home.
     
  4. zoie101

    zoie101 1038 miles to the north

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    968
    interesting?
    sorry I cant help
    but I would like to know the answer
     
  5. MerryPoppins

    MerryPoppins <font color=coral>I posted around Woo Hooty time<b

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2000
    Messages:
    16,323
    Good idea, but I have no idea. I think I'd be tempted to send partial bottles. Just enough for the stay.
     
  6. ExPirateShopGirl

    ExPirateShopGirl <font color=blue>My posts are sanitized for your p

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2005
    Messages:
    5,044
    We do the same thing when we travel together on long trips... otherwise we take miniatures.

    When we go to WDW for more than a week we usually hit up Walmart on our first night and get shampoo, conditioner, sunblock, water bottles and nuts for snacks, etc. Beats the hassle of mailing or adding to luggage.


     
  7. prncess674

    prncess674 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    3,810
    Just drop it at at the business center for shipping. Also don't forget that each member in your traveling party is allowed a 3-1-1 bag. You probably don't need that much. Hotels provide shampoo and conditioner. I would just order a box of stuff from drugstore.com with sunblock and whatever won't fit in your 3-1-1 baggies. Throw out what you don't use.
     
  8. pinkyinhere

    pinkyinhere Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2008
    Messages:
    12
    Wow..i never think of that. I want to do all carry on as well. I think it will be better if you pack all the travel size items and mail it to the resort. You won't have much left after your trip so you can just throw it away.
     
  9. VanessasMom

    VanessasMom Disney Bound!

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2007
    Messages:
    790
    Hmm...I use a lot of shampoo and conditioner because of my thick wavy hair. Also can't use the hotel shampoo/conditione because of the same reason--I'd look like a crazy woman if I don't have my anti-frizz shampoo. Same goes for the hairspray. There are 3 of us traveling and I'm the only one with the issues though, so I might be able to split my stuff up between us. But then I'd have to buy the travel size bottles of everything and it might just end up being more to do that. I'll have to look into all the options. We don't have a car and use the Magical Express so going to Walmart is not really an option for us. That would be nice though. :)
     
  10. kaytieeldr

    kaytieeldr Reserving the right to make jokes out of typos - b

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Messages:
    38,266
    You can even pack the return label inside the toiletries box before you ship it - just be SURE to put it in a sealed zip-top plastic bag.
     

Share This Page