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Posted on: Thu, 05/17/2001 - 11:45am
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diane has contacted me and I will be emailing right after this. Thanks Cindy for all your great work.

Posted on: Thu, 05/17/2001 - 12:00pm
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P.S. The only reason I thought pairing with someone on the east coast would be an advantage was that the package would reach them sooner, but one can't tell with the postal service, at least in Canada!

Posted on: Thu, 05/17/2001 - 1:52pm
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Cindy, I would be willing to send some.Smarties to our friends in the U.S.

Posted on: Thu, 05/17/2001 - 2:10pm
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BrendaJ., I understand what you're saying about things getting there faster. I do know that I sent a package of Smarties by regular mail to California and the other person received them in a week. When I was at the post office, I actually asked them, since there was a hefty difference in price between sending the package via regular mail and air mail, if they thought the package probably wouldn't go air mail anyway. Although they couldn't give me a definitive answer, they did suggest that the package would probably be going on a plane rather than being trucked through Ontario and down through the U.S. to southern California.
Also, I've just mailed some regular mail, the article re Jesse and PA to friends in both Canada and the U.S., including people again in California, and it would seem that everyone received them pretty well at the same time except for people that are really close to me within my province. Otherwise, as you say, with Canada Post it's really hard to tell.
I know that you have worked this out with Diane and so you know where she lives and I'm trying to remember now although I won't post it. I'm fairly sure she'll probably receive them on a timely basis.
Thank-you SO much again.
Now, mamabear, someone to "officially pair" you with. I'm going to back track and do a separate post, annoying as all heck as that much be.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 05/17/2001 - 2:17pm
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mamabear and Head Cook, you have been "officially paired" in this thread. Now, mamabear, I did just try to e-mail you to let you know that I had paired you with Head Cook but your e-mail is not listed. I was able to e-mail Head Cook and let her/him know that they had been "officially paired".
Could you either please contact either myself or Head Cook by e-mail re the Smarties matching?
Many thanks.
Now, due to this "official pairing", I now have the following list of people in the U.S. who would like to receive Smarties:-
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] adjoz 6
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] M's Mom
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Carol (information through Cindy)
Many thanks and best wishes! I can't stress again how much I am thrilled to be working on this thread again even if it means I can't travel elsewhere on the board tonight!
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 05/18/2001 - 5:46am
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I did a search of pa.com and didn't find anything on this, so I thought I'd mention it - I just found out today when talking to Nestle USA that there is a web site, [url="http://www.canadianfavorites.com"]www.canadianfavorites.com[/url] where anyone can order Smarties, Canadian Kit Kats, etc. online. Don't know how the prices compare to the "Smarties Exchange", but it might make it a little easier on some folks - especially Cindy!
Jackie
[This message has been edited by jh5000 (edited May 18, 2001).]

Posted on: Fri, 05/18/2001 - 8:05am
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Jackie, this is excellent news! However, I must admit that I really enjoy what little work is involved in co-ordinating this thread. It would be great though if people were able to simply buy their Smarties, etc. on-line rather than having to wait for a match in this thread.
The only thing that perhaps people MIGHT miss, and I know that this certainly didn't happen in each case, is the relationship that developed between the family in Canada sending the Smarties with the family in the U.S. receiving the Smarties. Now, I'm fairly clear that relationships developing was not a BIG part of this, but I do know some people that have relationships with their Smartie friends (not smarty friends).
Please, anyone who checks the website out, post here and let us know how it is. Please let us know if you think it's better than this thread continuing with all the work that is actually involved in dealing with your Canadian match, figuring out how to pay for the Smarties and postage and exchanging your money into our pitiful Canadian dollars, etc.
I would be very interested in seeing if the on-line purchase works out well and what's more important, easily. This would be great!
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 05/18/2001 - 9:24am
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[url="http://www.canadianfavorites.com"]www.canadianfavorites.com[/url] is really a fun site to explore. I had no idea there were so many uniquely Canadian products that people would miss badly enough to special-order - flavoured potato chips, Clamato juice, President's Choice, Tim Horton coffee...
OK, for Smarties they offer the, ah, usual rectangular box for US$.82, weight .12 lb. Or the case of 48 boxes for US$35.99, weight 5.94 lb. Shipping and handling is US$9.00 for 0-1 lb, US$12.00 for 2-5 lb and so on.
Look at what they say on their Jams and Spreads page:
"E.D. Smith & Sons, Limited, a 100% Canadian food company since 1882, has been honoured with an important public award sponsored by the Anaphylaxis Foundation of Canada. The award is formal recognition of E.D. Smith's leadership and commitment to anaphylaxis prevention. E.D. Smith has worked diligently to manufacture food products free of the major food allergens:
peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, shellfish and fish"
I wonder how they knew that!
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Posted on: Fri, 05/18/2001 - 1:57pm
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JoannaG., do you know off-hand, if the U.S. prices listed for Smarties are "good" or reasonable ones?
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 05/21/2001 - 3:38pm
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Cindy,
In regards to the prices at canadian favorites:
With today's (Monday) conversion rates, one box of Smarties,tax and shipping would equal about $15 canadian (yes, that is really the price for one tiny little box!). For the whole case of smarties, it would cost about $81 canadian. It is very expensive to say the least!
If you were looking at it purely in US prices:One box would cost $9.82 and a case would be $53.15. Those prices include tax,handling and shipping.
Linda

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