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Posted on: Mon, 07/09/2001 - 4:37am
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kellyhensl, I would have got your e-mail address right on, okay, it was just your UserName that I had difficulty with that night. Not to worry. So, that means I have two people that would like some Smarties still:-
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] H's Mom
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Kellyhensl
Kellyhensl, please don't worry if I get your actual UserName wrong, or take offense, but when it comes to getting your Smarties to you there will be NO problem.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 07/11/2001 - 2:44am
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Oh, no offense taken at all. Just very happy to be on the Smarties list. Thanks so so so much
Kelly

Posted on: Wed, 07/11/2001 - 2:46am
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Oh, no offense taken. Just so happy to be on the Smarties waiting list. Thanks so, so, so much!!!
Kelly

Posted on: Wed, 07/18/2001 - 10:58am
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I just read a posting on a Girl Scout mailing list (WAGGGS-L, in case anyone cares) that you can mail order Smarties (& other Canadian items) from [url="http://www.alwayscanadian.com"]www.alwayscanadian.com[/url]
Just thought someone might be interested!
Anne

Posted on: Wed, 07/18/2001 - 11:04pm
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Anne, thanks for the link to [url="http://www.alwayscanadian.com."]www.alwayscanadian.com.[/url]
Do you (or anyone else reading this) know if the Canadian version of KitKats are safe for PA (and also for other nut allergies)? Also, are they the same type of candy as the American version, milk chocolate covered cookie wafer?
Thanks so much. My 6 year old PA son will be thrilled to be able to enjoy M&Ms (Canadian Smarties) and KitKats again. (I'm stocking up for our first nut-free Halloween).
Debbie

Posted on: Thu, 07/19/2001 - 2:13am
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DRobbins, you've been added to the list to receive Smarties! Now, they are a bit different than M&M's, believe me. But I like them better. They are less sweet and flatter.
Also, yes, KitKat from Canada is "safe". It is made by Nestle here rather than I believe Hershey's in the U.S. and I'm fairly sure it is the same chocolate bar.
I know that there has been much discussion on this board about KitKat and people from the U.S. acquiring "safe" KitKats to consume. I had, at one point, considered running a similar thread for KitKat exchange.
Near special occasion time, particularly Hallowe'en, but also if you're able to shop in bulk at say WalMart or Costco, you can buy packages of Nestle products with Smarties and KitKat together, along with Aero and a couple of other Nestle products.
If anyone else thinks it's worth it, I could start a KitKat exchange thread (or someone else could [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] )
But, you are added to the Smarties list, for sure.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 07/20/2001 - 12:40pm
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Cindy, thanks so much both for adding me to the Smarties list and for the information about KitKats. I really appreciate both, since I'm a chocoholic and feel awful denying the same stuff to my PA little guy. :-)
Best,
Debbie

Posted on: Sat, 07/21/2001 - 2:33pm
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Just FYI, the alwayscanadian site charges a small fortune for their candy. Order 1 box, and the total cost is 85 cents plus $12 shipping. Come on! Twelve bucks to ship one miniscule box of candy? That is not a case size. That is a little box about the size of a single-serving candy bar. Order 48 boxes (a case) and it will cost you $40.80 for the smarties plus $19 shipping. I'd hate to see anyone shelling out that much money. It's a lot cheaper to get the candy through the exchange. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
And just for the record, I will send any kind of Nestles safe chocolate, not just smarties. I can get Aero, coffee crisp, kitkat, etc.
Amy

Posted on: Mon, 07/23/2001 - 4:00am
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Amy, thanks for the warning about the shipping charges. It *is* awfully expensive, so I won't be ordering from them.
But hopefully I'll be matched up with a kindly Canadian sometime soon, and then I can get a hold of some Smarties and KitKats.
Thanks again for the alert.
Debbie

Posted on: Mon, 07/23/2001 - 4:10am
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Amy, thanks for the warning about the shipping charges. It really is awfully expensive, so I won't be ordering from them.
But hopefully I'll be matched up with a kindly Canadian sometime soon, and then I can get a hold of some Smarties and KitKats.
Thanks again for the alert.

Posted on: Mon, 07/23/2001 - 4:52am
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Amy, thanks for the warning about the shipping charges. It really is awfully expensive, so I won't be ordering from them.
But hopefully I'll be matched up with a kindly Canadian sometime soon, and then I can get a hold of some Smarties and KitKats through the exchange.
Thanks again for the alert.

Posted on: Mon, 07/23/2001 - 4:58am
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Sorry to follow up on my own post(s), but I just want to categorically state that I am not as stupid as I look, and I didn't really reply 3 times to the last post. The board kept giving me error messages saying it couldn't post my message, so I was, um, persistent, yeah that's the word, and tried, tried again. Sorry. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 07/23/2001 - 7:46am
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We got out first smarties from Tricias Mom and boy were we thrilled. I didn't even get the box in the house before it got opened and tried by everyone around.
The consensus amongst friends is that they are M&M's although "where did I get those colors?" LOL!! Sure the shell is a bit firmer and the chocolate seems to me to leave a Milk Dud aftertaste - not unpleasant in the least.
What a great exchange you've created Cindy, thank you! I vote for additional exchanges for the other peanut/nut free candies too!
Now - what can I get for anybody? Some buffalo meat perhaps - not much produced locally here but holler if you need something.

Posted on: Tue, 07/24/2001 - 12:44am
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please have whomever is next on the Smarties list Email me at [email]tmccurry1@home.com[/email] and I will be happy to send some along to you

Posted on: Tue, 07/24/2001 - 1:46pm
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[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] H's Mom
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Kellyhensl
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] DRobbins
Red, we did attempt to originally match you up with H's Mom for the Smarties exchange, but both H's Mom and I had e-mails returned on numerous occasions.
I do appreciate your offer, but because of our previous experience, unless H's Mom feels otherwise, I would really rather prefer to not have you go to the trouble of sending Smarties out.
If anyone would like an explanation of this, please feel free to e-mail me.
H's Mom, also, could you please e-mail me so I could discuss this with you further off-the-board.
Now, Philip's Mom, wonderful idea! However, I'm wondering how YOU think we should handle the sharing of let's say all Nestle "safe" chocolate. Do you think we *should* have separate threads, or do you think it would be workable within this thread?
I'm trying to be clear about how I would do it and assume that I would co-ordinate the other items as well (although, please, everyone remember who you're dealing with - 42 year old with short term memory loss! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] ). What I would like to do is keep the Smarties thread onto itself and then run a separate Nestle thread where people post whether they want Aero, Coffee Crisp, KitKat, or Mirage bars.
Also, Philip's Mom, as you know, from checking out the website posted above, we *may* have other "safe" chocolate such as Cadbury's Caramilk. Now, for me, personally, I was absolutely overjoyed last summer when I checked the label, felt it was correctly and well labeled and realized that Jesse would try a Caramilk bar because they are quite the delight (IMHO [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] ). However, I have not contacted Cadbury to confirm that they do label properly, I trusted that they did. We ALL know that Nestle DOES label properly and safely (thanks to everyone here, I believe!).
So, okay, even though I did ask for another opinion, what I would like to do is start another thread for the other Nestle chocolate products. Then, if someone wants to get a Cadbury Caramilk or one of the other "safe" chocolates that was posted on the above-noted website, it could be incorporated into that thread as well. We don't want candy threads all over the board.
Please, I've really enjoyed doing this Smarties thing, so I'll start the other thread now and we'll go from there.
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 08/03/2001 - 11:07am
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Dear Cindy,
On your last post my name was on there. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to e-mail somebody or not.
Thanks

Posted on: Fri, 08/03/2001 - 2:03pm
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kellyhensl, no, seeing your name in my last post simply means that you're still on the list of people that are waiting to be matched to get Smarties. You're second on the list
(if memory serves me correctly and I just read the post a minute ago [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] ) What I do do, when I finally get a match for anyone is e-mail both the person wanting the Smarties and the person sending the Smarties to tell them that they have been "officially paired" with each other.
Great you brought the thread up again though.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 08/06/2001 - 6:58am
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Hi Cindy, glad to see this thing still going...cool!
Cindy, email me.

Posted on: Thu, 08/16/2001 - 2:33pm
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Simply re-raising! Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 08/17/2001 - 8:13am
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A silly question about this idea ...
I would love to be able to help an American out by sending Smarties to them, but I really can't afford the postage! Are those of you that are receiving them reimbursing for the costs, taxes, and postage?
Sorry for being such a tight-wad! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img] LOL! Like I said, I don't mind doing the shopping and the shipping, but I simply can't afford it if I am paying for it all ...
[This message has been edited by teacher (edited August 17, 2001).]

Posted on: Fri, 08/17/2001 - 8:25am
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teacher, no need for the sad smilie face! I did post quite awhile ago about the different ways that this thread could work. However, the MAIN way this thread works is that you are "officially paired" with someone. You are put in e-mail contact with one another. They tell you how many Smarties they would like to receive. You would tell them how much that amount would cost. Then, you would have to figure out by going to the post office, how much it was going to cost to ship the parcel, and let them know that as well.
If they required the Smarties in some type of rush and wanted them shipped a certain way, rather than simply regular post, then they would be responsible for the extra costs incurred there as well.
Then, depending on how comfortable you end up feeling with who you're matched with (and I'm not sure how you would determine this), you could even wait for the money order to arrive before you went out and purchased the Smarties and sent them on their way.
Also, a little tip when dealing with Canada Post. I mailed some Smarties to California months ago. I had the choice between regular or air mail. Well, think about it. Canada Post is not going to take the parcel and truck it all the way to California. It was going to go by plane regardless. The difference in postal price was at least half.
The person on the receiving end received the Smarties on a timely basis.
I don't think you sounded terrible for asking at all, and, in fact, you're not the first person to have asked this question.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 08/17/2001 - 12:17pm
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Thank you for your response, Cindy!
By all means, then, feel free to pair me up with someone! I'd rather not post my email addy here, but should you find someone for me, I'll contact you with it, or them directly, if that works. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 08/17/2001 - 3:07pm
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Okay, so teacher and H's Mom are "officially paired" for the Smarties. teacher I completely understand you not wanting to post your e-mail on the board. Now, I can't find H's Mom's e-mail address either to let her know that she has FINALLY been paired.
I do know that I was in touch with her previously off-the-board when I had a potential match for her. Now, I better go back to page 6 and see if she posted her e-mail address within a post.
At any rate, could both of you please contact me so that I know that you both know that you have been "officially paired". Usually what I do when I pair someone is that I e-mail both parties to let them know who they have been paired with. This way I feel I have some control over the part that I need to have control over (the pairing part).
Let me go back over Page 6. And then, there's who to remember that would still like Smarties. I'll re-check that too [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 08/17/2001 - 3:12pm
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So, I have the following Americans who would still like to get some Smarties:-
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Kellyhensl
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] DRobbins
I went through all of Page 6 and I can't find an e-mail address for H's Mom which means I have to go through and find the other thread
I started when I am looking for people that have posted in this thread (big sigh!).
teacher and H's Mom, "officially paired", please contact me off-the-board as soon as you can.
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 08/18/2001 - 2:33pm
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Hello,
I would be interested in receiving Canadian Smarties. My son is 5 1/2 and is starting to like candy. His favorite use to be Kit-Kats but now I have found out that they are not safe anymore. When I found out that smarties were not safe for him I was devistated. I would appreciate it if you could place me on the list to receive smarties for me son too.
Thank you so much for doing this for all of us. Thank you from Drew too.
Renee [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 08/19/2001 - 2:37pm
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Okay, I'm still hoping to hear from H's Mom.
I have contacted someone from my address book in my e-mail, thinking that it may be H's Mom, so hopefully I'll have an answer on that one soon.
Now, I do have a new addition to this list as well, so I'll re-do the list:-
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Kellyhensl
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] DRobbins
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Renee (through Cindy)
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2001 - 10:48am
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Well we are one more for the list [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Our vacation on St. Pete Island, Fl included a visit to a British shop. And guess what they had, actually they weren't Smarties, they were Smartians. Seems there was some alien promotion going on.
Rebecca ate half the roll and is gingerly eating an occasionally one. She would love to have me get paired with someone from Canada. We are in NJ if that helps.
Arlene

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2001 - 3:29pm
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And this thread is going to keep me rolling all night long.....
Renee, I'm sorry, I swear, your post was NOT there when I posted my post using your name and putting (through me) beside it. I swear!
I find that this thread often goes wacky on me, perhaps because of the # of pages.
So now, we have the following list:-
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Kellyhensl
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] DRobbins
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Renee
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Mamagoana (please forgive me if I just spelled that wrong but my brain is running on drain [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] )
Smartians, I like that!
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 08/22/2001 - 2:07pm
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Hi Cindy,
You are right about the post. Mine was not there when I e-mailed you. I tried to put it through and thought that it did not. Well suprise today [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I see that my post did make it. Well thanks for all the work that you have been doing for all of us. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] . Keep up the great work that you do!
Renee

Posted on: Fri, 08/24/2001 - 4:28am
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Oh boy do I feel dumb but are smarties those sour little colored sugar pill candies in a cellophane roll? I was at a birthday party over the weekend and they (along with dum-dum lollipops) were in a pinata that the kids wacked open. Does anyone know if the dum-dum lollipops are not safe either? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 08/24/2001 - 10:04am
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babyjakesmom, not a stupid question at all!
Those sound like American Smarties to me which are quite different from Canadian Smarties. You can visit the American Smarties website at [url="http://www.smarties.com"]www.smarties.com[/url] Now, I'm not clear, since I'm not American, if they are "safe" or not.
Canadian Smarties are often compared to American M&M's (well Canadian M&M's too), the plain ones, although they are, in fact, different enough that an old enough child (like my son at 5) can tell the difference.
There is also a difference in taste. Canadian Smarties aren't as sweet and they are flatter.
Since I'm in here, I thought I'd post again that I'm still trying to find H's Mom as she has been matched with teacher to receive Smarties.
babyjakesmom, no stupid questions ever on this board. Any single thing that flits across your mind re PA, you *should* feel comfortable coming on here and posting a question. How else are we all to get answers? No, never a stupid question.
Oh, and I have to say that I'm amazed at how well you use smilies when you're fairly new to the board - you were great at them when first new. It took me months to figure the smilies out for posts!
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 08/31/2001 - 9:16am
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Hi Cindy,
I am a new Canadian PA Mom to a 21 one month old son. I am a bit confused about the whole Canadian Nestle issue. I know back in April?? there was an anouncement that Nestle was no longer going to be peanut free. Then I heard that they revoked their decision due to an overwhelming request of PA Parents and Associations. Was I hearing the right information? If so, (and I will state the obvious)must we still read the ingredients as to which Nestle's country the product came from? I was in Costco today and noticed a Nestle halloween chocolate bar package and the label stated "may contain traces of peanut". Is this because some of what Costco gets in is from the States? Or is it just Smarties that are peanut free? Thank you in advanced for your information.
Shirley-Mom to Callum

Posted on: Fri, 08/31/2001 - 12:54pm
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Shirley, welcome!
The Nestle decision - AH! The Nestle products that you saw at Costco to-day are
made in Canada but they have the "may contain" warning on them. However, they are, in actuality, "safe" and NOT "may contain".
What Nestle had planned to do before they completed reversed their decision was start making packaging with the "may contain" labeling well in advance of the January 1, 2002 conversion of their plant.
What they wanted to do was have consumers totally aware by January 1, 2002 that their products were no longer safe. Then, they were able to reverse their decision, but they already had the initial "may contain" packaging printed.
I received a notice from Nestle re their reversal and they did caution that products that are "safe" do have the labeling on them because they had started ahead with their initial plan.
The difficulty I find with this is that I have guaranteed my PA son (almost 6 years old) that I will NEVER buy any "may contain" products. So, even before Nestle reversed their decision and decided to continue to make the products in a "peanut free" facility, I would not have been able to buy products which I knew were "safe" until January 1, 2002 because they were appearing on the shelves in say June 2001 with the "may contain" warning on them and my son reads every label now. To me, I have enough explaining to do and I didn't feel like going through that with him.
The line of Nestle products that is "safe" and made in the "peanut free" facility includes Smarties, Aero, Mirage, KitKat, and Coffee Crisp.
There are special occasion times of the year when say Smarties do have the "may contain" warning on them because they are packaged differently and not made in the "peanut free" facility.
Hopefully this explanation helped without rambling too much. Again, welcome! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 08/31/2001 - 10:18pm
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Cindy,
Thanks for the clarification! I am very pleased to have found this site and look forward to many other discussions.
Shirley

Posted on: Sat, 09/01/2001 - 12:56am
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I want smarties and any other candy I can get my hands on Thanks! I have started questioning everyone on vactions spots just incase they go to canada!

Posted on: Sat, 09/01/2001 - 9:15am
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Okay, I have the following list of people who would like to receive Smarties:-
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Kellyhensl
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] DRobbins
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Renee
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Mamagaona
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] esmom
esmom, I am also taking the liberty of adding you to the Nestle thread where you sign-up to receive the "safe" line of Nestle products - KitKat, Aero, Coffee Crisp, Mirage.
Now, I just need FIVE CANADIANS PLEASE! (And I certainly don't mean the beer! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] )
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 09/05/2001 - 3:17am
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Hi Cindy,
I have not heard from H's Mom, have you? That's who you had me paired up with as of several weeks ago ...
Perhaps I could be paired up with someone else on the list? If and when H's Mom resurfaces, I'm sure there will be other Canadian volunteers around. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Do you still have my email addy? If not, post here and I'll contact you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 09/05/2001 - 5:33am
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teacher, thank-you for following up on this, as it obviously by-passed my brain! I double checked for pairing before I did it to make sure that the person I'm pairing you with now has an e-mail address available. The next person on the list is Kellyhensl and she does
have her e-mail address listed.
I'm sure that I do still have your e-mail address somewhere, but being the ditz that I currently am, would you mind terribly contacting me again? Also, I had posted in a different thread of yours and I had wanted to share some information with you off-the-board anyway. I am SO sorry, I am more disorganized than usual and that's pretty hard to do! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img]
So, teacher and kellyhensl are "officially paired". I will add H's Mom back onto the list of people waiting to be paired. I feel so awkward when this happens because I don't know if I should simply take the person off the list because we couldn't find them when we eventually found a pairing for them. Who knows?
I'm wondering if I could ask people that do post in this thread that don't have their e-mails for everyone to access if they could possibly contact me off-the-board as soon as they do post and then I could set up a file in my e-mail account for Smarties only and then when I did find a match the information would be there. Or, as I have suggested before, you can post your e-mail address in your post requesting Smarties and then go in and edit your message when you are matched up. I'm willing to do it either way, so however people feel comfortable would be fine. But, if you want Smarties, we need to be able to find you, especially since it seems harder to find Canadians to pair you with to start with!
I'll up-date the list in my next post.
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 09/05/2001 - 5:35am
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Okay, the up-dated list is as follows:-
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] DRobbins
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Renee
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Mamagaona
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] esmom
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] H's Mom
So, I'm still in need of FIVE CANADIANS!
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 09/07/2001 - 12:34am
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OK--now that I know what Canadian Smarties are, I would love to have some to put in the goodie bags at Jake's 1st birthday party, which will be October 13--this way I can start to set a good example for all the other moms re: birthday party goody bags [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Is that too soon to get some? Also, Cindy, thanks for complementing my use of smilies--you are so observant! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 09/07/2001 - 12:22pm
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babyjakesmom, I would be pleased to add you to the list of people wanting Smarties! You are added!
My great difficulty now seems to be finding Canadians that will send them! With your name added to the list, that makes 6 people waiting to be paired and I'm not sure if it would happen in time for the party (October 13th?).
Also, I am expecting a Hallowe'en rush for the end of October as well and still no Canadians coming to the rescue. I even re-raised the Canadians thread the other day under Main Discussion simply to post that I needed 5 Canadians, now 6, to match up in the Smarties thread and that I needed at least 3 for the Nestle thread.
AH! What's it going to take? Perhaps just for kids to settle into school completely - I know this week was absolutely insane for me as well as everyone else with children going full-time and I still haven't taken my daughter for her first day of school this coming Wednesday. We won't even settle into the routine of her going to school until the following week!
So, perhaps by the end of September we could get some activity going when people have their children in school and may be experiencing for the first time in their lives a bit of free time.
Also, I think since I am feeling so desperate that I am going to group e-mail the link to this thread out to people I'm in contact with off-the-board and see if I get any Canadian specific response!
Here's hoping!
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 09/07/2001 - 3:21pm
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Hi Cindy,
Thanks for your email that alerted me to the thread! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I wanted to make a suggestion, and people can take it for what it's worth, but I'll throw it out there anyway.
I don't have a problem being paired up with more than one person, in fact, frankly, I'll help out as many people as would like my help, but there is only one issue that holds me back: I cannot afford to be out of pocket for the Smarties (or chocolate bars, as the case may be) and postage for that many people for that long.
Basically what I am saying is that it's not a big deal for me to buy the things and ship them, especially if someone was willing to put up the payment and shipping costs first.
I know that's a HUGE leap of faith, to send someone a check (or, as we Canadians say, "cheque" LOL!) and then hope against hope that you get something back for it ... but I suppose it depends on everyone's priorities.
So if anyone is comfortable with it, and they are not paired up yet, and they could send me the money up front, then heck, I'll buy Smarties till the cows come home.
If people think this is crazy, then I guess you can also look at it from the point of view of the person shipping the Smarties ... SOMEBODY scenario has to be out of pocket first, and SOMEBODY in the scenario has to be counted on to cough up what they owe. We are all taking a chance here.
Sorry if this is a little "inappropriate" to make people talk money. But hey, when you're like me (and you don't have any! LOL!) then it's always a BIG topic of conversation! BA HA!
How does everyone else feel about this?

Posted on: Fri, 09/07/2001 - 11:17pm
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Teacher, I think your offer is wonderfully generous, and that it makes perfect sense for the "buyers" to send the money up front. Some Canadian relatives of my husband just sent us some smarties, so we are currently not "in need". If we were, however, I would definitely take you up on your offer! Miriam

Posted on: Sat, 09/08/2001 - 12:34am
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Teacher and Cindy,
I would be willing to send the money out aka-personal check. If you could let me know what the prices are per bag. I also wanted th Kit-Kat bars for my son. I am not looking for an over abundance of candy just something to treat my pa son. I don't mind paying for the shipping either. I would most likely want two bags of each for now. I'm not trying to jump ahead of anyone else just letting you know that I am a willing participant.
Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated and to my son you'd be his "Guardian Angel." I had told him about the candy and being peanut free and he was tickled pink.
Best wishes and thank you,
Renee [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 09/08/2001 - 12:59am
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teacher, excellent idea! This makes things really clear for everyone and also for anyone that is on the list, if they are willing to send you the money you need upfront, I'd be more than happy to pair you with as many people as possible! Seriously!
So, it looks as though Renee11064 thinks that
your offer is fine. I will "officially pair" the two of you so I have one less person on the list.
Anyone on the list, if you do feel comfortable with sending the money to teacher first for both Smarties and shipping, please post it here, and you can be paired with teacher and get your Smarties quick as a bunny!
This is absolutely wonderful! And the thing is, everyone knows that if teacher did run off with the money we'd all band together and hunt her down anyway! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
So, Renee, please consider yourself paired with teacher. I will e-mail both of you to let you know that this has been done. Again, if anyone else on the list is willing to come up with the cash first, please simply post that you would like to be paired with teacher. As it turns out, that's what you'd basically be doing with anyone you were "officially paired" with anyway, it just has never really been said up front like this before and why the heck not?
Oh, and I will say that for whatever reason, I do trust teacher, so if she does run off and you can't find her, you can simply hunt me down in her stead! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img]
Excellent, teacher, thank-you!
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 09/08/2001 - 1:27am
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Hi, I'm next on the Smarties list (and am also on the list for other Canadian Nestle products), and I'd be more than willing to pay ahead of time for the candy, packaging and shipping costs.
Even with paying ahead of time, I still think it's tremendously kind and generous of the Canadians participating in the exchange to donate their time to purchase the candy and spend the time waiting at the post office to ship it out. (Or are the lines at the Canadian post offices a lot shorter than ours are here? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] )
Thanks in advance to who ever I get matched up with, and just let me know who to make the check out to! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Debbie

Posted on: Sat, 09/08/2001 - 1:32am
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I do have another Canadian that contacted me off-the-board that may be able to help us get the Smarties back-log cleared up as well. But, until such time as that person does post, teacher has opened herself up to anyone who is willing to take her up on her offer!
So, DRobbins, you would be "officially paired" with teacher. I will e-mail you both to let you know.
This is starting to move really fast right away and it does make me feel good to see people getting paired straight away. Again, for those of you waiting, you would basically be told what teacher so bravely posted above. I need Smarties money and shipping money.
So, DRobbins and teacher "officially paired".
Anyone else who would like to get their Smarties sooner than soon?
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 09/08/2001 - 7:22am
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Hi again Cindy. I am here because of your email. I have been off the boards for quite awhile now, but I may be coming back soon. Patricia just had dental work done yesterday at the hospital in the OR under general anesthetic (sp?). It was stressful to say the least. And the week after next, I will be away on vacation. But I can find some time after that to get up to BC and buy some more smarties, probably even in time for Halloween.
Amy

Posted on: Sat, 09/08/2001 - 7:23am
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Hi again Cindy. I am here because of your email. I have been off the boards for quite awhile now, but I may be coming back soon. Patricia just had dental work done yesterday at the hospital in the OR under general anesthetic (sp?). It was stressful to say the least. And the week after next, I will be away on vacation. But I can find some time after that to get up to BC and buy some more smarties, probably even in time for Halloween.
Amy

Posted on: Sat, 09/08/2001 - 11:45pm
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Triciasmom, thank-you SO much. Don't worry about this too much though, please. I hope your DD will be okay.
Okay, based on the pairing yesterday of two people with teacher, I have the following people still on the list:-
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] mamagaona
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] esmom
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] H's mom
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] babyjakesmom
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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