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Monday, March 28, 2011

Disney Trading Pins as a Birthday Gift

The husband got 200 Disney trading pins for his birthday.  Hopefully, it will be enough to get him through our upcoming trip.

I purchased the lot of 200 pins on ebay and used ebates to get cash back—4% of the purchase price.  Yeah!  Paid $.65 per pin including shipping.  Way less than the $8-$14 per pin one might pay at Disney!

The pins arrived before his birthday, but I couldn’t wait until the actual birthday day to give them to him.

Everyone was excited and went through the pile looking at each pin.  Looking at the pins helped us recall various Disney characters and Disney memories.  It was a fun way to get a Disney fix when our trip is still so many, many days away.

There were some duplicates, but that is OK.  There were no Stitch pins, but there were some others that we hadn’t seen before.  The pins came in miniature individual zipper bags and it took a while to get the pins out of the baggies. 

The boy and I are very comfortable talking to strangers at Disney and we strike up conversations with lots of different people.  The husband, on the other hand, is a bit more reserved and the Disney trading pins help him to interact with Cast Members and other guests.  I remember on our last Disney cruise, that he specifically looked for and attended pin trading events listed in the Personal Navigators.

Here's a video:

I'm sure those pins will be packed and ready to make the trip to Orlando.  Can I see your pins?

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