{Giveaway} A chic Amy Butler travel trio from Kalencom

FOF Monica Kalozdi is giving away a trio of sweet travel pouches designed by Amy Butler for Kalencom .

To enter, comment below and answer: What “freebies” do you take/steal from hotels?


Monica’s New Orleans-based manufacturing company, Kalencom, manufactures a multitude of bags from colorful market totes to sleek diaper carriers.  Designer lines include Amy Butler for Kalencom, fashion and travel bags in whimsical floral prints, and Hadaki, which Monica describes as “happy gear,” lightweight totes and luggage in eye-popping colors.

Her advice to other FOF entrepreneurs? “We should never stop learning, growing and changing. Even though by years we are getting older, our minds need to stay young. Stay in tune with the younger generations. We need to understand the way they think, act, and what motivates them.”

To enter, comment below and answer:  What “freebies” do you take/steal from hotels?

(See all our past winners, here.)

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222 Responses to “{Giveaway} A chic Amy Butler travel trio from Kalencom”

  1. patricia assanowicz says:

    usually a thick towel, shampoo, something that may have the name of the place i stayed at, believe it or not, my husband always takes a roll or two of toilet paper, i dont ask, lol, it always gets used. love these pouches, unique style and beautiful colors.

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  2. mabolf says:

    I don’t take anything. In the past, maybe a towel or two but after marrying a man in the hotel business put an end to that!

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  3. sharon910 says:

    Have only been in motel or hotel 3 times in my life and only used the free shampoo and drank the coffee.

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  4. prhowell says:

    I take all the shampoos and conditioners and soaps for my daughter’s use in camps–perfect sizes.

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  5. Edith Greene says:

    I always take the small soaps, especially if they are pretty. I save them for special occasions to put in my bathroom at home.

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  6. cyndi says:

    Shampoo, conditioner, pen and notepads.

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  7. stephanie says:

    what do i take from hotel rooms? the individual-sized soap, lotion, shampoo & conditioner. maybe a pen & pad of paper…

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  8. Sheryl says:

    Most toilerty items.

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  9. JanBergthun says:

    When I check into a Hotel I never take anything —- as I usually bring all I need with me I am not a light packer —- But I do take all of the small samples of hair conditioner, shampoo, soap – etc back home
    with me. Then when I have guests over I put them out for them to use just in case they forgot something on their visit to me — You might call this more of my selective recycling program — LOL —

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  10. Stephanie Beaulieu says:

    If they shampoo & conditioner are good, then I like to stock up on those. I also like the writing tablet and pens that are on the nightstands.

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  11. Tannis says:

    I always take the soaps, shampoo and pens!
    tannis_z at excite dot com

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  12. Susan Lockwood says:

    Just wonderful soap!!!

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  13. Karen Burket says:

    I take the paper that is left in the desk with the Hotel’s name on it and then send my husband a love letter on it.

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  14. Debbie Chaney says:

    I only take the toiletries and coffee stuff that’s provided with the room as a courtesy to the guests.

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  15. Becca A says:

    I love taking the free shower caps.

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  16. V B Moore says:

    I’ve only taken the soaps, little shampoo bottles or conditioner, nothing else “stolen”.

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  17. Margie says:

    I usually take the shampoo, conditioner and soaps and give them to the homeless.

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  18. Claudia Mcgee says:

    guildy of taking shampoo,conditioner &,kleenex – but it is included with paid Room — so not stealing 🙂

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  19. kathrine a hammen says:

    all the soaps, shampoo,conditioner,coffee,kleenex,note paper,pen

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  20. Debbie says:

    The shampoo and conditioner, lotions and sometimes an ink pen

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  21. Debbie Bain says:

    Shampoo, soap, and other toiletry items – also disposable cups and coffee fixings. I consider these items to be paid for as part of the room cost – so it’s really not stealing…

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  22. Deborah Hoffman says:

    Of coure I love the shampoos and soaps, especially in the high end hotels- my house guests get the benefit of a spa feel, right at home. I also love the little coffee packets for a quick cup, on the run!

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  23. kimj says:

    I like to leave with body lotion and soap.

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  24. Patricia Assanowicz says:

    I had to answer this one more time, yes, guilty of taking freebies, Soap, Shampoo’s, Stationary, it is fun to have things with names on them as you travel to your destination. These travel pouches are beautiful and yes, they will probably carry a few freebies if I win these…lol, thanks and have a great day

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  25. Denise Medvid says:

    The shampoo, shower gel, soap and my favorite…the shower cap!

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  26. Judy Costin says:

    I usually take the lotion. I like to leave on in my car, and always have one in my bag. Great to have especially in the winter when the air is so dry.

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  27. Kristine Phelps says:

    I travel often so only take the goodies when they are a top notch brand…..execpt I always take the toothpaste Hyatt provides. It’s a great travel size.

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  28. Ski Moses says:

    I love it when a hotel leaves a shower cap along with the shampoo & conditioner in the bathroom for my use. There is also the writing paper, 1 or 2-cup coffee packages w/cremora & sugar. Of course, I would never leave behind the extra soap and hand/body lotion, which usually has such a nice scent! What a waste that would be if it was thrown out, especially during these hard economic times!!

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  29. karen says:

    I don’t take things from hotels……..Karma!!

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  30. sandra says:

    The shampoo, conditioner, soap, and any of the little bottles and samples of things, they have probably already been included in the cost of room and the management expects you to take them, so is not really stealing, like taking towels etc, would be.

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  31. Patricia says:

    I was kind of “put off” by the wording of this question because I don’t feel I “steal”. Yes, I do take the shampoo that I have opened and used, the same goes for any hand lotion I have opened and used. As far as the little bars of soap no I don’t take them, matter of fact I usually carry my own choice of body wash because I have found usually those little bars of soap don’t lather up enough to suit me.

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  32. Holly says:

    All the “freebies” in the cute little bottles. They are great for homeless shelters.

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  33. Stacy says:

    Hand Lotions! And sometimes the little soaps if they are ‘cute’ and smell fabulous..

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  34. D Comeaux says:

    Small bottles of lotion to carry in my purse.

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  35. Mary Lou Matheson says:

    Always take the shampoos and lotions….opps, once
    i took a towel. Would love a chance to win the bags for traveling.

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  36. merrill plumlee says:

    Anything I am allowed to take and that I like and would use!

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  37. Rochelle Drucker says:

    I like to bring home the little bottles of shampoo, soap. lotion, and shower caps. I have a bag full of them in my bathroom cabinet. They are convenient for overnight camping and long road trips.

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  38. Tricia says:

    Definitely the sample bottles of shampoo and lotion. I never seem to have enough when I travel.

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  39. Marcia Robinson says:

    If I could have taken the entire bathroom at the Ritz Carlton in Singapore home with me, I could have lived in it for the rest of my life.

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  40. Mary Raybon says:

    Before I leave I gather together small bars of soap, small containers of shampoo, conditioners, shower gets, and hand lotions. I also enclude laundry bags, shower caps and any single baged coffee. I don’t consider this as stealing just free samples. I use the laundry bags for my dirty clothes and shoes.

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  41. rjcard123 says:

    I leave the hotel with anything that is not glued down. NOT REALLY…….I travel alot and usually will take the shampoo,conditioner,lotion and the small coffee packs. I refill the empty bottles and use them for other things like for paint,beads and other crafting projects. I always find new ways and ideas to use them . I could find many ways to use the travel trio. One for hair items, one for cosmetics and one for my hotel finds………..

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  42. Barbara Sargent says:

    The little soaps and shampoos. I like to put them in a basket for guests. They create a little travelogue and quite often are charming in their design. And, admit it, we all like the “dollhouse effect”. The little package. The alien but pleasing scent of another place.

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  43. KaSaundra says:

    When ever I get the chance to stay at a hotel I will take the hand lotion and single coffee servings. The lotion is great to carry in my purse or jacket and the single serving coffee I use since I am the only one who drinks coffee in my home.

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  44. Elyse says:

    The cost of soap, shampoo, etc. is included in the charge we pay for the room. So I don’t consider it “stealing” to take those things with me. However, I confess that last year when I was in Rome I did remove the bottle opener and a pair of terry cloth slippers (both with the hotel logo) when I departed…

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  45. Dee S says:

    I always steal the soap and shampoo!

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  46. JinaR says:

    I used to take the shampoo, conditioner and lotion, but now that you can only carry on a limited amount of liquids, I don’t take anything. I did buy a fabulous robe at the Fensalden Inn in California!

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  47. Marsha says:

    I only take the soap I have used. I figured it’s open and will just be thrown away.

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  48. Aisling says:

    I never use all the soaps and shampoos, so I bring them home and donate them to the local women’s and children’s center.

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  49. cindy champion says:

    The Lotion and Tea if they have it.

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  50. Valorie says:

    I always take the shampoo, lotions, etc. to put in my camping trailer.

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  51. atrenzad says:

    Always take the toiletries, shampoo, conditioner and hand lotion, which I put it in our guess room bathroom for the family and friends who stay over, the plastic laundry bag to put away our dirty laundry, the tea bags and once I took a hand towel to protect something that I bought and was afraid will damage in my handbag

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  52. Linda says:

    I truly enjoy the little shampoos, conditioners,and lotions. They are so handy to pop into the bag for quick trips, and they are sweet in a small basket to put in my guest bath for overnight guests at home, along with a toothbrush, toothpaste and deodorant.

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  53. sue hieber says:

    it has been so long, (about 40 yrs) since i stayed in a hotel, or motel, that i dont really know what they leave for you, but when i was young, besides the obvious soap and shampoo, they left a little vial of perfume, and i always “stole” that when i left

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  54. Kathy says:

    I’m in agreement with the woman who said everyone takes the freebies; but I will say MOST do.
    I also like the individual coffee packets, very convenient although my financial situation does not give me the privy of staying in hotels very often.

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  55. Eleln says:

    I sometimes take the body lotion so that I can carry it in my purse. I used to take all the shampoo, lotion and conditioner, but discovered that I hardly ever used it and had so much of it that I gave it away. I no longer take all that “stuff.”

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  56. elaine says:

    Always the toiletries!

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  57. Patricia Assanowicz says:

    When my husband and I travel to Naples Fl. we take our time so we usually stay two nights at different hotels. Yes, I am guilty of taking the shampoo and conditioner from the bath. My husband wanted me to take the robes that they offer, I did not want to take those, shampoo and conditioner was enough, the reason I took those is they had the name and location of the hotel and I like to have some type of little reminder of where we stayed. We have robes in our luggage and the cost for the hotels supplying robes to customers I assume can be quite high, our economy struggles enough, why take something I do not need. I wanted to make a quick comment on the trio of sweet travel pouches, how creative, three are perfect, on our return home my two daughters always check our luggage for surprises for them. I will keep one and let my two daughters have the other two. My oldest daughter has a 3 yr. old and this will be perfect for carrying the neccesities for little Romek. Guilty on the shampoo and conditioner, winning this beautiful trio would be awesome, I love the style and colors, they take you into each season in New England, thank you for this great chance to win, Happy Holidays to all.

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  58. Susan Van Allen says:

    I always love when they have those shoe sponges–they are great when traveling and I always take them along!

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  59. Eugenie says:

    I take the shampoo, conditioner and lotion.

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  60. Michelle says:

    Ok – you caught me. I love the goodies @ Marriott. They have great soap, which I bring home with me and enjoy time and time again.

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  61. Jeanette says:

    I usually procure 🙂 the shampoo & conditioners, the
    hand lotion and plastic laundry bags (They are good for
    repacking shoes, dirty laundry that is going home, etc.
    that I don’t want to get my clean things mixed up with)

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  62. Kai W. says:

    I love the hotels’ soaps. I have use the soaps with the best scent as a closet scenter to make my clothes smell nice.

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  63. Sylvia H. Craun says:

    Love having the small bottles of shampoo, shower gel, and hand lotion. Great to put in a bag and go for last min. plans. Like to have a little something from a trip I have been on. Love traveling. My 35th wedding aniversary is coming up. Your travel bag design would be wonderful to take along.

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  64. Connie Faulkner says:

    I always take the small bottles of shampoo and hand lotion. Some of them are from very expensive companies and are very good. I treat them as free samples, and have actually gone out and bought that brand after trying it in a hotel.

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  65. JO says:

    I do not steal anything. I do take home the shampoo, conditioner and lotion that I have already opened. These are included in the cost of the room. I don’t understand why people think this is stealing. What is the hotel going to do with opened bottles?

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  66. Jane Soher says:

    Hey We always take the little shampoo,conditioner and lotion for our homeless shelter as they need them for their people. It’s a way of helping them stay clean and back on track. Every little special bottle helps their self confidence!
    Happy to have the opportunity!

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  67. Rose says:

    packets of coffee, little soaps and shampoos.

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  68. June Smith says:

    Sometimes the small bottles of hand lotion, I like to keep one in my purse or travel bag. Just the right size and refillable.

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  69. Darlene says:

    Usually just any single serve coffee– I use them when I’m camping.

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  70. Joni says:

    I usually take the body washes and the bar soaps. They are great to store in my travel bag or to bring to work as freshen up items on long days.

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  71. Ivy says:

    Bath/shower gels, pen, writing pad/stationary (if it’s classy looking)

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  72. Valerie Sawyer says:

    The only thing I ever take is little shampoo, lotion bottles etc. And kleenex. Never anything else. The travel bags are beautiful! How fun it would be to take them on a trip!

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  73. Nelli Douglas says:

    I take all of the complimentary items that I have a need for. I always carry a small bottle of lotion in my bag so these work perfect. I donate
    most of the items (shampoo, cream rinse, pens, etc) to our local middle school for students who are in need. It is always appreciated.

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  74. Rebecca says:

    I collect coffee, and the last time I took a shoe mitt.

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  75. Roxanne Diesel says:

    I used to take all the toiletries a hotel offered but since becoming a full time RV’er last year – now I have to make sure it is actually something I will use like shampoo or conditioner.

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  76. Belinda D says:

    It depends on the hotel…but usually I leave with the travel lotions, body washes. and hair conditioners.

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  77. Beth Lowe says:

    I just love to have the small sizes on hand. The bar soap, the shampoos and conditioners and I especially like the small hand lotions that can fit in my purse and can be refilled.

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  78. Debra Kinton says:

    I pretty much take whatever they have to offer! I especially like the lotions.

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  79. Rita says:

    Only the mini soaps and shampoos and conditioners and only if they are the “good ones” !!! Well, and the hand and body lotions……and only if they smell good….did I mention I was picky???

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  80. Cyndi Gagliardi says:

    I always save the handy shampoos and lotions, especially like the sewing kits, and share them with my daughters and husband when we travel on short trips. They are the perfect size to carry on airplanes, too.

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  81. Gwen Dixie says:

    I always take the shampoo and conditioner and the used soap.

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  82. Debbi says:

    LOL……WHAT???!!!! Funny question. I take the pens, pads and all the liquids. The soap goes if it’s a good one. They’re great for travel and when the kids come for a visit.

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  83. Tracey Byram says:

    I like to take the little soaps and little shampoos.

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  84. Jo Cavins says:

    Of course I take the shampoo, etc. Once my daughter took the “Thank you for not smoking” card from the dresser.

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  85. kym davidson says:

    I hope this isn’t a repeat, cuz I hate to admit it again..lol..I was grab a face cloth, It’s not free but I so need it to wrap my flat Iron in. Don’t want to melt the makeup right. And then of course the freebie water, I always take the free water..

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  86. kymberly davidson says:

    silly as this sounds, and there not freebies, I was take a face cloth, I so need it to wrap my flat iron in. I just want to make sure that my makeup doesn’t melt. An then the really freebie to take is the water. Got have that free water..lol…

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  87. Ann says:

    If there is a small writing pad or tablet and/or ink pen I will take it/them, only if the front desk tells me it is complimentary. I used to take the complimentary shampoo and conditioner, but now rarely take them.

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  88. Cynthia Weber says:

    Beautiful bags, and I’d love a matching set.

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  89. Zoe Lee says:

    I always take the shampoos and conditioners if they are great brands..

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  90. judy Frederick says:

    I take the shampoo, conditioner & hand lotion they have in the room. I save them up then when there is a drive for service personnel, battered women, etc. I give them to them.
    I donate the coffee or tea, sugar to Church

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  91. Kim says:

    I take all the complimentary samples that they have and donate to a local food bank in town.

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  92. kay wolter says:

    I take like others soap, shampoo and paper and pens

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  93. Barbara Ryan says:

    I take home soaps that I use at the hotel as they just throw out. I hate that they are wasted.

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  94. Hannah B. says:

    I have only ever taken the toiletries that they *expect* you to take. Those are already written into the price you pay. I wouldn’t dream of taking things like towels or robes that some people do because aside from being morally wrong, it will ultimately raise the room costs even further.

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  95. margarita says:

    definetely the sewing kit comes in the handiest! i dont usually like the shampoos or lotions the hotels have, but if they do smell nice, i might take the lotion… but mostly i just use it there, i wouldnt want to clutter my bathroom! On the other hand, next time i go, i will keep in mind to gather the goodies for a shelter! such a good idea! kudos, readers! 😀

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  96. sherie says:

    when i go traveling, i just can’t resist taking those cute little shampoos and conditioners…soaps too! really, anything in a bottle. sometimes i take all of the postcards and pens. we have a “stand down” in our local area for the VETS that are homeless. i provide these, they are so useful, easy to carry and very much appreciated!

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  97. Joan Shupryt says:

    Love to take the small travel size shampoos, conditioners, soaps and the shoe buffers..

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  98. joanne puskarcik says:

    coffee, pens and paper, dry cleaning bags are great for dirty clothes, I leave the lotions or use them while I’m there.

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  99. Mary Hull says:

    Shampoo,lotions. Great to take on camping trips.

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  100. lisa says:

    hip whimsical print is just my style. “happy gear,” is also my speed for a lightweight tote. my friends eyes will pop w/ envy colors.

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  101. JoAnn says:

    If the shampoo is not generic, then in my bag it goes! Same premise for conditioner and soap. They really come in handy when traveling since they are tiny and easy to carry.

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  102. Shellie says:

    Great smelling soap, shampoo, conditioner from luxury hotels like the Westin and the W!

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  103. Sandy nichols says:

    I always take the free lotion.

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  104. Annette Riggs says:

    I take the shampoo, soap, etc. and donate them to the local women’s shelter, or one of the local shelter’s for the homeless.

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  105. Leslie Carcaise says:

    Shower caps to put on the bottom of my shoes when packing to come home.

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  106. Tom Bellamy says:

    kleenex only.

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  107. Jennifer R says:

    LOL anything that’s not nailed down:
    Definitely the bathroom goodies,
    door privacy signs – especially in foreign languages or ones that are really unique or lovely,
    slippers,
    note pads, pens, and stationary,

    Don’t tell but I once took a lovely black drawstring bag that had Hairdryer embroidered on it in red. I keep my hair dryer in it now!

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  108. LTM says:

    Sadly, I’ve gotten so picky that I seldom take hotel toiletries home with me as “back up supplies”. In fact, I usually take my own favorites with me when I travel. That’s why I really need these lovely bags!

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  109. Sharon says:

    I absolutely love to abscond with either a tiny sewing kit or shower cap. I was in Jacksonville, FL visiting recently and actually had occasion to use one of the tiny sewing kits on a new purchase. The button fell off just as I was ready to leave, of course!

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  110. GINGER Mc says:

    Toiletries in the individual size are perfect to leave out out for guests at home. Donate the rest to a local shelter.

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  111. Reba Smith says:

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  112. Janet says:

    I always take the shampoo and body lotion. Occasionally I’ll take a shower cap to keep in my guest bath.

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  113. Beverly says:

    Only the complimentary lotions, shampoos and soaps, etc they provide. If I don’t use them when I am staying with friends, I also donate them to our local Food Pantry/Shelters via my local church when I find
    myself overstocked!

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  114. Julie Nolan says:

    Bottled waters, any of the gluten free products that are complimentary, and not overly scented (my seven year old niece is also celiac, and she loves having her own special products); soap, shampoo, lotion. Matches for refreshing the powder room (especially if I am traveling with a handsome companion:). Shoe polish cloth (a shoeshiner once told me they are the best), newspapers left at the door (even if I don’t read the local language, I try to figure the stories and news out), magazines for learning, sharing and recycling. (P.S. I always personally thank, and tip the ‘maids.’ we’re all just people).

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  115. Donna Saye says:

    I take the travel size toiletries. I sometimes take the ink pens and pads that are left out for your use. But after typing this, I feel really bad that I take anything at all. I need to rethink this since I feel somewhat guilty! Am I making prices go up? Mmmmmmmm?

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  116. Christine Newton says:

    I always leave back home with the shampoo, cream rinse, and soap; they are great for use at home or for travel.

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  117. Margarida says:

    From hotels I take the complimentary soaps, shampoos, conditioners, hand lotions, stationary and pens.

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  118. Kristine says:

    I always take every complimentary item they provide. I collect them, and then take them to the local Women’s Shelter several times a year. The Shelter’s can only distribute products ‘as is’, meaning that when they get big bottles of shampoo, etc, they have to give it to one person. Having lots of personal sized items allows them to help more women in need. Most of these women flee from abusive households with nothing but the clothes on their back. Every little bit helps! I am blessed to be able to have my own things with me when I travel.

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  119. Kary Ross says:

    bar soap (great for travel overseas), shampoo, cream rinse and lotions! Love them all!

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  120. Sylvia Pacheco says:

    I love the sewing kits! They always tuck nicely into my purse pocket, and I’m never stranded for a needle and thread.

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  121. Deborah Lunsford says:

    I always take the complimentary toiletries. They’re great items to include in Care Packages to send to our brave Deployed Military Men and Women!!!

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  122. Deanna Hoendervanger says:

    Any toiletries in the bathroom. Mini bottles of lotion, shampoo, etc.

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  123. Cyndi Goldfarb says:

    When I go on trips which has not been often, I usually use the shampoos and soaps and bring what is left home. If there is any coffee left, bring that too. Most of my travels include to the beach, or to the mountains. Now that I am retired hope to do more travel. Now that I am 150 pounds thinner and health and energy and mobility has increased. I can enjoy the trips and the walking.

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  124. Betty Woolfolk says:

    i take all the soaps etc. My husband and I both have harleys and do a lot of motorcycle touring. The small bottles of shampoo, etc are great for packing for trips!

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  125. veronica says:

    I would love to enjoy this vacation you’re offering and who knows maybe I’ll stay and find a way to give something back! After all the soaps,shower caps & shampoo I’ve taken from hotels, while traveling in the past, its the least I could do!
    As always thanks for asking and for the opportunity to enter!

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  126. Mary Sims says:

    The lotions and hair products, pen and note paper.

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  127. AJB says:

    The sample size toiletries, if they’re good brands.

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  128. Laurie says:

    I checked out your site. What great bags and luggage and in prints I love, especially anything floral. I take the little soaps and shampoos, conditioner or lotions. I do not travel a lot so they are a special treat. Overnight bags or weekend bags are perfect for when my daughter stays over at friends or granparents house for a day or so.

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  129. Debbie says:

    I always take the shampoo and body lotion.

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  130. Gayle says:

    To be honest, I rarely take anything anymore. How many little bottles of shampoo and conditioner does one need? Hotel freebies are hardly worth taking anymore.

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  131. Jan says:

    I am thankful for the complimentary shampoo,conditioner soaps and hand cream. Even if I don’t use them I like to put them in my travel bag and purse, they always come in handy.

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  132. Ro Turner says:

    soaps, shampoos, body wash, sewing kits, shower hats, conditioners, moisturers. I collect and put them in goodie bags and donate to charity auctions fundraisers, church for homeless, disabled vets to help homeless vets and the elderly on fixed income, it’s very expensive for the elderly to afford luxury items as these. If I stay in a condo and detergents, softeners, dish soap and sponges are available I also put in cite Bags with a ribbon tie and give to elderly. The smile in thier face when I give it to them jyst lights up the room and they are so happy. I also give them to Alheimers patients in homes because the fact of them receiving something makes them so happy especially the women when they smell how great the soaps and shampoos smell. I spend alot if time at the VA center with my Dad and see how much our veterans need. I also spent 24/7 with my mom in a Nurseing/ rehab center and saw many Alheimers patients who were abandoned by family. Caring is sharing

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  133. Patrisha McGoldrick says:

    I always take the sewing kit. I carry these in my purse in case of emergency repair is needed. You never know.

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  134. Nina Fleming says:

    Shampoo, conditioner and soap – whether I open them or not – they are great for donating to those less fortunate thru our Girl Scout troops

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  135. Sandra McQueen says:

    I usually take the shampoo and creme rinse if I have not used them.

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  136. Cynthia Madsen says:

    Teas I travel with, vitamins-all the little necessaries that make travel so comfee!

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  137. Barbara Tiffany says:

    I usually take the shampoos and soaps. I donate them at my doctor’s office where they distribute to a woman’s shelter.

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  138. joann says:

    Sometimes there are great smelling lotions, there for the taking.

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  139. Val says:

    I usually take the coffee home with me. I use the shampoo and soap so it’s not worth taking besides they are just too small.

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  140. Stephanie Paris says:

    shower gel, if I like the glasses

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  141. Holly Hartman says:

    One thing I wish was still provided is postcards with the hotel’s picture on it…I send ‘tacky’ postcards all year round to various stuck-at-home friends and relatives…

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  142. Nathalie Galluccio says:

    The only item have acquired recently are the shower caps. Like the size and weight for home and travel. However, I will say many hotels and motels are not as generous as they use to be to their guests. Also, may I throw in the cruise ship lines, they have taken it all away, even the chocolate kisses.

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  143. Lindsey Walker says:

    Pens

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  144. Cheryl says:

    Fabulous bags, great design. I always take the good shampoo and conditioners.

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  145. Hope says:

    When I was younger I would take soap, complimentary toiletries and perhaps towels and or a very comfortable pillow. Now that I have matured and realize that I really have no use for these things as I am quite capable of purchasing these things legitimately, I may be inclined to take written materials that I can use when I am at my destination to make my stay easier or the unused stationary as a momento.

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  146. Barbara says:

    Little soaps and lotions are always good to take from one hotel as the next may not offer them. Not having to take my own from home saves weight in luggage

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  147. suzanne says:

    Hmm… I take only the unfinished contents of the products I’ve used…ie. a half bpttle of lotion or mouth wash. If you take what you don’t use, it can impact price increases that hotels charge! That’s another reason I always turn off the lights! 🙂

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  148. Sabrina says:

    Shampoo and Conditioner, Soap. I have taken the coffe once too! LOL!

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  149. Jeannette Radcliff says:

    Hi! I always take the bath items from the bathrooms of the places that I stay in. They are great to have when you have those occasional times of staying overnight unexpectedly!

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  150. Jan says:

    we all take the freebies, don’t we? At the rates some of these hotels charge I think they should have NICER freebies! I enjoy the linen spray and the sleep masks.

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  151. Elizabeth says:

    I take the shampoo/conditioner bottles, the shower cap, the lotion, the hand soaps, the comb, the shoe buffer, matches, coffee, tea, creamer, water, lol oh my goodness!

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  152. Robyn says:

    These are gorgeous, my makeup bag needs to be replaced. When traveling I take all the soaps, shower caps,shampoo, conditioners, single coffee’s, creamers, etc. All the complitary things, and save them in a bag and my friends collect also for me. I then donate them to the local Womans Shelter.

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  153. Charliejeanne says:

    I usually take the pillow candy and the newspaper. Occasionally I take the pen and notepad, or the plastic bad for laundry (for damp swimsuits). I never take the toiletries or anything else.

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  154. Debby says:

    I always take the pen or pencil when it has the name on it. For weeks until it breaks, gets borrowed or lost, I have a “memory stick”.

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  155. deb c says:

    The only thing I take is the shampoo, conditioner, and lotion. The comforter won’t fit in my suitcase(just kidding).

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  156. beth w. says:

    i always take the pen and note pad…handy to have in my purse, especially on a trip…and then at home. at my age, writing myself notes is becoming a must do. starting to keep a pad at my bedside…for when i remember that thing that slipped my mind earlier in the day…or starting a list of things i need to get done the next day.
    ….the lotion and shampoo, too. they usually smell delicious!

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  157. Moonchime says:

    I always take the little soaps and travel size lotions from the hotels. They smell so good. They are one of life’s little luxuries.

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  158. Debcake says:

    The usual shampoos & lotions and, occasionally, the menu from the in-house restaurant if it has truly impressed me.

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  159. Mary says:

    I always take the shampoo, lotion and soaps home with me from every hotel – I save them up in a bag and donate them to my church for use in a homeless shelter.

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  160. DOTTI says:

    LOVE THE TRAVEL TRIO. FROM HOTELS I TAKE THE COMPLIMENTRY SOAPS, SHAMPOOS, ETC. MY WOMEN’S SALON COLLECTS THEM, WE BAG THEM ATTRACTIVELY, AND DONATE THE FILLED BAGS TO THE ABUSED WOMEN’S SHELTER.

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  161. Kathy says:

    I’ll take the little bottles of shampoo and try them later.

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  162. Michele Bowles Hamid says:

    I like the shower caps!

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  163. Christian says:

    The shower caps!

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  164. Clara says:

    Like many others, I tuck away the extra soaps and shampoos. They’re great travel sizes. I also use them in “welcome” kits for overnight visitors.

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  165. Cynthia Gilmore says:

    I usually take the shampoos and conditioners as they keep me supplied while I travel without my having to pack extra weight in my bag or worry about security checks.

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  166. Barb Gilmore says:

    shampoo, conditioner & lotions… sigh….

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  167. Carolyn Parkin says:

    Oh, I take the little soaps, shampoos and lotions. They are great for donating to homeless shelters or shelters for battered women.

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  168. JAN MABEY says:

    I TAKE THE SOAPS AND SHAMPOOS… I USE TO TRAVEL ALOT AND SO I COULD REALLY COLLECT A BUNCH… THEN AT THE END OF THE YEAR I DONATED THE MAJORITY OF IT TO THE WOMANS SHELTER… NOT JUST BECAUSE THEY NEED IT BUT I THINK GETTING THINGS LIKE THAT CAN HELP YOU TO FEEL SPECIAL.

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  169. Kriogyal says:

    The complimentary lotions, shampoos and soaps.

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  170. gayla says:

    Matches (for incense), shampoo and conditioner

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  171. Catherine says:

    I generally take the travel size shampoo, lotion, etc. If I don’t use it personally, I donate it for care packages for soldiers serving overseas.

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  172. Sylvia H. Craun says:

    Always take the soap, shower gel, and body lotion. Great for a quick trip to the cabin. Love your designer bags. Would be fabulous to win.

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  173. Johanna says:

    Always the shampoo/conditioner and soap. Never anything else. The empty bottles are great for use for other things. That’s how I found my favborite soap: Dial’s new scent. I hadn’t bought it in years, til I tried the new scent in the Poconos.

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  174. Mary Ann Brown says:

    I take the unused soaps, shampoo and conditioner, and hand cream and donate them to the local women’s shelter or to a local business that packs boxes for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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  175. Marybeth says:

    The lotions for sure. Also some hotels now have little sewing kits and those are handy to have in your purse, car or office so I take those.

    And I just brought a shoe horn back from the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. That’s a first.

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  176. Lisade says:

    I take soap and shampoo/conditioners. 🙂

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  177. Pat Barrow says:

    I always pick up the note pad (for notes during my travel or even directions) and the shampoo/conditioner/lotion for my purse. The next place may not have them. I have mine in my bags so if I don’t open them, I put them in a basket in my guest baths.

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  178. Carol Langstaff says:

    I’ll snag the little shampoo and conditioner, and possibly a local guidebook if one is provided….

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  179. Peg Babcock says:

    shampoo, conditioner and soap

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  180. Amy "thetravelgerl" says:

    Hi,
    I always “take” the little bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotions and bars of soap. I then donate them to the local woman’s shelter here in Albany. Being in the travel business for over 26 years has allowed me to travel around the world, so I have accumulated lots and lots.

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  181. Marilyn Stephens says:

    I don’t steal from hotels. I only take the toiletries they provide which they will only throw away anyway.

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  182. Scottie Hexter says:

    Whatever isn’t nailed down and/or whatever I won’t get charged for taking. Seriously, folks, I’m partial to those mini-shampoos, cream rinses, soaps, hand lotions, mouth washes, etc. — anything personal care-related appeals to me.

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  183. Nancy says:

    Conditioner–for hair and shaving–always appreciated!

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  184. Phyllis says:

    I “collect” the shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion bottles from hotels…if they are classy enough that is! The real small ones aren’t worth it, but I remember some hotel some where had some Bath & Body Works aromatherapy bottles that were heavenly…and that got me hooked on them! Guess I am have a “Florida Moment”, but can’t remember which hotel that was!

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  185. Faith Rogers says:

    I always have to have the pen & the shampoo & conditioner.

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  186. Robin says:

    hand lotion, pen, small note pad

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  187. Patricia N says:

    I sometimes take the toiletries. They come in handy with the airline travel restrictions.

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  188. Sonja Turetsky says:

    Soap, shampoo and conditioner. Then I reuse them in my next place I am visiting. When the shampoo and conditioner bottles are empty I refill them with my own brand to take with me if and when I go visiting.

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  189. Karen says:

    Everything like soap, lotion, shampoo, sewing kit, coffee. They are not really free anyway, you know. We pay for them with the room tariff and they are there for our use. I love them because they remind me of trips I’ve been on and sometimes the scents bring back particular memories.

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  190. Debbie Nye says:

    All the little samples, such as mouthwash, shampoos etc. They come in handy when traveling, and make luggage lighter.

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  191. Connie Carden says:

    Now I take nothing. I have before, and it just ends up taking up space at home. Then gets pitched at ‘spring cleaning’ time.

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  192. Michelle S. says:

    I take the creams, lotions, soap, shampoo, & conditioners that are in the bathrooms. I leave them in my bathroom for when I have company over. I never take items that are not designed to be used by the guest.

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  193. Karin says:

    I take the shampoo. It gives me a great travel size for my next trip.

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  194. Cheryl says:

    I always take the shampoos and soaps. These items are collected at our church and given to a local homeless shelter. It’s amazing to think that just a little thing like a bar of soap can make such an impact on a person!

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  195. Nan says:

    Do I need to be honest!!!!I always take the any little gifts they give you at hotels…love all that little stuff.
    also love the design of these bags…very chic and very sexy<3~~~Sorry.

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  196. Carol Stark says:

    I’m a sucker for those little 3 inch bottles of shampoo/conditioner, especially if they smell fresh and not too overpowering. If it’s an elite brand or one that is organic, that is a real plus!

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  197. Lori Lyons says:

    I will sometimes take the complimentary hand lotion and the shampoo’s and the note pads to remind me where I stay in certain towns and to make sure that I book rooms again at that hotel.

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  198. Sharon says:

    The hand lotion. It is always wonderful and just the right size for my purse!

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  199. mell says:

    I usually take the mini sewing kits that are in hotels.

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  200. janet says:

    I usually take the leftover shampoo and conditioner

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  201. Rosa says:

    I love the soaps and lotions… I cna never get enough! I have 4 full drawers since I do collect them…

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  202. Ellen Falkenberry says:

    I am such a sucker for great shampoos…if the hotel has a wonderful brand in mini-form, it goes home with me!

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  203. karen S says:

    I used to be a flight attendant. I hated to leave the bar soaps in the room. I took every bar home with me from every hotel on every trip. I still have some of the delicious smelling small bars of soap. They come in handy when I have company staying at my home. I put the wrapped small bars into the shower and in the sink area. This way the guest gets fresh new soap.

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  204. Jody says:

    I have taken in the past the shampoos and soap but have learned throught the years that they do not compair to the products I normally use. I have stopped taking these items and always carry my own. We go on a lot of soccer trips and carry extra because of not having enough if someone forgets theirs.

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  205. Jamie says:

    shower caps, shoe polishing mitts,shampoo,moisture lotion… I have a bag full of these things, and then when we have company I have them available to share or give to my kids when they are traveling.

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  206. Vicki says:

    I always take the shower caps….somehow I seem to go through them at home more than would seem possible!

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  207. Jenny hebert says:

    These would be fabulous for my creams and lotions

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  208. VALERIE says:

    i ALWAYS TAKE THE SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER AND PENS AND NOT PADS.

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  209. Bette E Butcher says:

    I usually take the pens and little stationary. I like to collect pens with the hotel name on them.

    Thanks for the give away!

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  210. Sarah Snadow says:

    Shampoo/conditioner/hand lotion

    These sizes are great to bring camping!

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  211. Gayle says:

    Shampoo, conditioner and lotion when it smells and works good. I travel alot and they can go in my carry on. Works out great!

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  212. Sandra Crew says:

    Love the soaps, and maybe a little porcelain soap dish you might find in European Hotels!

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  213. Kim Lencsak says:

    I always take the shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and any little gifts they give you at hotels…love all that little stuff. I also love the design of these bags…very chic.

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  214. Julie says:

    I take the shampoos, conditioners, and lotions that I don’t use. Oh, yes, I have been known to take a wooden hanger. Sorry.

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  215. Sharon Haas says:

    I usually take the purse size lotions because I use a lot of them. Sometimes I leave more than I take if I it’s my last stop before going home and I have products that I packed. I leave them in a pile with the tip for the room cleaner and let her decide if she wants them or not.

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  216. Christine says:

    Of course, I help myself to soap and shampoo, sewing kits, even those black sponges meant to spruce up your shoes — oh, and ballpoint pens and darling little notepads.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  217. Carol says:

    I bring home the shampoos and conditioners and put them in my gym bag.

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  218. laura mankin says:

    I always take the lotions shampoos and conditioners, I use them on overnight trips , camping trips, and when guests stay over

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  219. Deb says:

    Anything I can take legally!

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  220. Elizabeth G says:

    I sometimes take the complimentary shampoo/conditioner or lotion bottles if it’s a scent I like. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  221. Mary Jo says:

    Hand lotion/creme.

    I never seem to have it packed with me, and the small sizes will make it through security.

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