Holiday Paddleball Games
I'm always looking for new fillers for our Operation Christmas Child shoebox packing party. I found these cute paddleball games (click on the green print above to see the listing for these) on the Oriental Trading company website and ordered a few to see how they looked. At the time they were on sale for .99 per dozen, which I thought was a great price. They're listed as "less than perfect" because the rubber band can detach from the paddle but I found them to be as sturdy as the ones I used as a kid. Those rubber bands were notorious for coming off and then you just tied them onto the handle of the paddle.
So when I saw these paddleball games (look for them in the sale section and drop down to the 'less than perfect' section and look on page 4, I believe) with a further reduced price of only .59 per dozen I decided to order a bunch of them. And I do mean a bunch.
I was able to use a coupon code that gave me $10.00 off and free shipping on each order of $79.00 so by ordering in groups of 134 dozen I got the cost down to only 4.2 cents per game. As I kept placing orders I thought there was no way they'd actually have all these in stock, but lo and behold I got shipping confirmations that all my orders are on their way.
That's 48 cases containing more than 13,000 paddleballs.
I'm bouncing with joy.