Merry Bells 2.0 and GIVEAWAY

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I’m SUPER excited to share this with you!  Brad over at Merry Bells has been busy!  He’s been on a quest to produce the best handbells on the market and I think he’s pretty much done it!

Camille's Primary Ideas: Merry Bells 2.0 handbells in singing time

Here’s what I know:

We just got our new batch of new-designed bells.  They are the best handbells on the market!  Improvements include a sturdy, shaped, high-quality handle with an insert at the end instead of a sticker showing the note/number.  We also have a new and improved spring…and a 5-slot DVD holder now that can hold all the Merry Bells DVDs in the box.

Brad sent me a new box to check out!  I can attest that these bells are really high quality!  Here’s what I think:

Handle

What I first noticed is the handle.  There’s no sticker on the end that eventually peels off or becomes indecipherable.  It’s also now contoured to be more comfortable to grip.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Merry Bells 2.0 handbells in singing time

Handbell Case

You won’t find a more sturdy case than the Merry Bells’ version!  The padding inside keeps the bells cushioned and safe while storing and carrying.  What has changed is the case now contains enough storage for all the Merry Bells DVD’s (these are sold separately except the Christmas DVD that is included).

Camille's Primary Ideas: Merry Bells 2.0 handbells in singing time

Spring

This is the most important feature upgrade!  The spring has now been upgraded to be a high quality, tight spring!  It won’t break or become stretched out from overuse or the typical misuse (thank you Sunbeams!).

Camille's Primary Ideas: Merry Bells 2.0 handbells in singing time

The quality of the bells is similar, if not better than the Kids Play Brand that I love! So, if you’ve been meaning to purchase a set of handbells for your primary, I would HIGHLY suggest doing so!

Camille’s Primary Ideas readers can also get 10% off by using coupon code cpi10%off at checkout!!

I do receive a small commission from sales but I wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t LOVE this product!

I often use and handbells in singing time!  You can check out all my posts HERE where I’ve used handbells just to see how versatile they are in singing time!

Camille's Primary Ideas Jesus Has Risen Singing Time Lesson Plan Idea

I have TONS of bell charts available to help you use the bells in singing time.  If you are unfamiliar about using handbells, make sure to check out my post HERE about using handbells in primary.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Using Handbells in Primary

The giveaway is now closed.  Winners will be announced March 29th!

 

Giveaway

Now on to the giveaway!  I somehow managed to have several extra sets of Merry Bells that are brand new!  I’m tired of storing them so here’s what I’ve got to give away:

  • 2 Merry Bells sets (the original older model of Merry Bells) that include a Christmas DVD and a Primary Songs DVD
  • 1 BRAND NEW Merry Bells 2.0 (listed above) that includes all 5 DVD’s

3 winners total!

If you are interested in entering the giveaway here’s what you need to do:

  • Follow my Instagram page HERE
  • Subscribe to my YouTube channel HERE
  • Leave a comment with your first name telling me you did the other 2 items and maybe your favorite primary song, just for fun ;).

Easy enough?  The giveaway will run until Monday, March 22nd.  Winners will be announced on Monday, March 29th.

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81 thoughts on “Merry Bells 2.0 and GIVEAWAY”

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    I’m Alicia! I love primary. My favorite song I’ve taught in the last couple years is Joseph Prayed in Faith! I found it on the church website under other music. I taught it with rhythm sticks and it seriously was so fun, has a great message and it has applied so well to Come Follow Me this year! I subscriber to your YouTube and followed your Instagram!

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    I was already a follower on Instagram and already a subscriber to your YouTube. I have lots of favorites songs but so far this year I have resent my be reminded of the song I Wonder When He Comes Again. I learned it as a child 50+ years ago. Thanks for all you great help and insight to helping others teach the gospel through music. MelAnie.

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    I love your ideas! I follow you on Facebook and just followed you on Instagram and subscribed to your YouTube channel. Thanks for all your hard work!

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    My name is Rozann. I love A Child’s Prayer. I was just asking our primary President if we had any bells. I am new in my ward and would love bells for our primary.

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    I am now following you on Instagram and YouTube (although I’m shocked to realize I wasn’t already.) My favourite primary song is always changing. But I do love “I Feel My Saviour’s Love”.

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    I am Becca. I started following you on Instagram and subscribed to your YouTube channel. Thank you for your fun ideas! So many favorite primary songs. I love “A Child’s Prayer.” However I also love when our primary and youth sang “I will be what I believe.” It was so powerful. Thanks did the chance at this fun giveaway!

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    Hi Camille,
    I have loved your youtube videos and am using your ideas for “When I am Baptized” next week. I really appreciate the time you are taking to make these videos and give such great ideas. I have signed up to follow you on instagram and youtube and would love to be put in the drawing for the bells. We really need them here in Twin Falls, Idaho. You’re awesome! Shawna Gottfredson.

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    Hi I’m Sharla- I have been a primary chorister for 2 years and we just returned again for a shortened 2nd hour last week. I’m so excited to be back again with all of the kids. I followed you on Instagram and YouTube. Thanks for all your great ideas.

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    This is Jill. I have been a long time follower and subscriber! I love all your ideas! My favorite primary song is probably “The Miracle” by Shawna Edwards. ❤️

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    I just got called as the primary chorister and am loving all your ideas on instagram and youtube! I’m excited to use them! I’m not sure I can choose just one favorite primary song but ARmy of Helamen and I’m trying to be like Jesus are at the top of the list.

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    Thank you for the giveaway! I did it!!! Both YouTube and Instagram! My name is Jody and my favorite primary song is the new one by Angie Killan My Own Sacred Grove!

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    I did both Instagram and YouTube! Thank you for doing a giveaway my name is Jody and my new favorite song is My Own Sacred Grove by Angie Killian

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    Hi, My name is Lindsay. I am subscribed to you! I love all your ideas and am so grateful for all you share! My FAVORITE Primary song has Always been Im Trying to be like Jesus! ♥️

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    Done and done! I’m Kristen and I love so many songs! This month my favorite is the 2 part version of The Church of Jesus Christ. 🙂

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    I just wanted to thank you for sharing your talent. I have a hard time coming up with ideas-so so grateful to have yours!!!

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      Favorite Primary song is too hard to pick one, but I like I Stand All Amazed. I know it’s a hymn, but when it was on the list a few years ago, our primary had some very touching moments with this one!!

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    Hi, Kiersten here! What a fun giveaway. I’ve followed and subscribed. We have been talking about getting bells for our primary. It would be such a fun addition. Thanks for the opportunity, Camille! I don’t know if I could pick a favorite, but I can’t help but get teary when the children sing The Miracle.

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    Catherine Lawrence

    I’ve followed you on Instagram and you tube. I use your website often. All the way cmfrkm somerset west capetown south. We use these bells often children love it. Especially Christmas time and when we practice medleys.
    My favorite hymn is when I am baptized. But loads of other fave primary songs.

    Our primary would love this 😀

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    I followed you on Instagram and YouTube !! This is a great idea and I can’t wait to watch all your great ideas:)

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    Christene Stewart

    Christene- I did subscribe to your YouTube channel and I am following your Instagram.
    My favorite Primary song:
    I Will Follow Gods Plan

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    Done and done! My name is Lindsay. I don’t have a favorite favorite primary song. It’s hard to choose when there’s so many great ones. Maybe ” I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus” or “He Sent His Son” at the moment.

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    I just subscribed to both IF and YouTube! I would love to be considered for the bells. My favorite primary song is The Miracle. 🎶

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    Followed and subscribed! I’ve always wanted a set of bells! 😊

    Favorites are hard, but “I’m trying to be like Jesus” sure is a good one.

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    I’m Alyson! I follow you on Instagram and subscribed to your YouTube channel. I am so grateful for all of your ideas! They have helped me so much as I navigate this amazing calling! I don’t think I can choose just one favorite primary song, but one of my favorites is When He Comes Again. This song has special meaning to me because this was the song one of my best childhood friend’s family sang as she finished her mortal journey. She battled leukemia and went into remission twice. The third time it came more aggressively than before. As her family surrounded her bed and sang, “You’ve served me well, my little child; Come into my arms to stay.” She slipped peacefully into the spirit world. I always think of her when I sing that song.

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    I’m Becky, I am following you on Instagram and subscribe to your YouTube channel. I have so many favorites but today my favorite primary song is “I Love to See the Temple”. Would love a set of bells!

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    (this isn’t to enter to contest since I already own the first set. But I loved these bells! My these improvements are nice, but the real question is when will they add expansion sets? I would REALLY love to have more than a c scale!)

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    Done and done. I love your ideas and have been using them for home church. My fave is I love to see the temple.

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    I’m Debra, thanking you for all your great ideas and for being so willing to share. I’m an Instagram and YouTube follower and my favorite song right now is “I Will Walk With Jesus”.

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    My name is Marcee Corley! I have been following you (not officially) since the beginning of my calling 3 years ago! I love all your ideas! I love Gethsemane and the spirit that always comes with that song!

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    I’m Kelsey! I’m a new follower and I’m so excited I found your Instagram! I followed and subscribed to your YouTube channel! Thank you for posting all of these amazing ideas! I can’t wait to get ideas from you for my new calling! My favorite primary song is God gave us families. (I know that’s not the real title 😂) My family sang it around my Dad’s bed as he was passing from cancer and it will always mean so much to me! Thanks again for everything you do!

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    I followed & subscribed. I love your ideas !
    I am an aunt of 21. A primary teacher.
    I tutor special needs clients too.
    If I won the set; I would be using them for music therapy activity with my groups !
    🤞🤞🙏🙏🤟

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    Andrea
    I have been subscribed to your YouTube channel for a while now, but I can’t follow you on Instagram because I don’t use Instagram because of personal reasons. I hope I can still be entered in the giveaway. My favorite primary song is He Sent His Son. Thank you!

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    Hi! My name is Raigen. Found you a couple of weeks ago! Followed on Insta and YouTube. Favorite primary song…that’s so hard!!! “I Will Follow Gods Plan For Me” if I had to pick!

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    (Did the instagram and youtube!) Like most everyone else, I wonder When He Comes Again is a favorite…one of MANY. I love SING (in a round) and the
    “Star Wars” song (The Priesthood is Restored). Also, Ducks in a Pond…the first song I could play on the piano!

    Thank you for all of your wonderful ideas! Such a great help (and talent!)

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    (Did the instagram and youtube!) Like most everyone else, I wonder When He Comes Again is a favorite…one of MANY. I love SING (in a round) and the
    “Star Wars” song (The Priesthood is Restored). Also, Ducks in a Pond…the first song I could play on the piano!

    Thank you for all of your wonderful ideas! Such a great help (and talent!)

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    Hello! I am a newly called primary chorister and found your blog before I saw this post! I am following you on Instagram and YouTube (honestly, my first channel I subscribed too and I am so excited!)
    My favorite primary song is, My Heavenly Father Loves Me. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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    I subscribed, but not on Instagram because I don’t do Instagram. My favorite primary song… hmm. I have 2- thr 4th verse of I Am A Child of God and Child’s Prayer.

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    Subscribed! Love your ideas for singing time, especially the rainbow one for “When I am baptized”! Thanks for all your hard work- Daniela.

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    I just followed you on Instagram and subscribed on YouTube (why was I not already! ?!? 😉). I would love the new set of bells, but either would be amazing! Thanks!!! Have a super-fantastic week!
    Favorite song d’jour: “I Wonder When He Comes Again”. I love to ponder that…

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    Suzette Willmore

    Hi, my name is Suzette. I just subscribed to your YouTube channel & followed your Instagram account. My favorite primary song is Love is Spoken Here. I would LOVE to win a set of bells!!! I would use them with my kids & my new primary calling! I am excited to see your ideas & pass it along…..

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    Thank you for the giveaway! I did it!!! Both YouTube and Instagram! My name is Natalie and my favorite primary song is the new one by Angie Killan My Own Sacred Grove! I taught this to our Primary right before COVID changed things and the kiddos just loved it. Thank you for putting your great talent out there for us to see!

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    I am subscribed and following! Thank you for this chance. My favorite primary song…Child’s Prayer. Hard to choose. 🙂

    Amber

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    Just followed you and just got called as singing time leader…first time ever and am a bit terrified. Also my favorite new song is My Own Sacred Grove.

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    I subscribed and followed! My favorite song is Gethsemane. I love all your ideas and would love to start using some bells!! Thanks for sharing your talents!

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    I followed on Instagram and YouTube! I’m surprised I haven’t thought of it before as I have used your website for years!
    My favorite primary song is MY HEAVENLY FATHER LOVES ME!
    We have never used handbells in
    primary singing time and I would love to try!!
    Thanks! Brittany

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    Following and subscribed! You’re so awesome to share your extras with us readers! My favorite Primary song is “Easter Hosanna.” ☺️

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    Camille, I subscribed to your YouTube channel and followed your Instagram. I would love 💕 to win the merry bells. I’ve followed your blog for the last 10 years. Two times having the calling! I have borrowed and used bells a couple times with primary, but we especially love them as a family! We also made and love the homemade comes. I love so many of the primary songs in the Children’s Songbook, “A Child’s Prayer”, “As I Have Loved You” with ASL, “Baptism”, “When I Am Baptized “, “Christmas Bells”, and dozens more. I’m also loving some new ones not in the songbook, like “My Own Sacred Grove”, by Angie Killian, “The Miracle”, “More Than Enough”, “I See A Hero”, “ Liken The Scriptures”, and “The Tree of Life” by Shawna Edwards (almost everything she does touches my spirit deeply), and “I Will Be What I Believe” and “ Behold, Your Little Ones”, and “In My Father’s Hands”, by Blake Gillette. There are so many great songs that teach doctrine and bring in the Spirit! I would love to own a set of bells and the DVDs to use with Primary and extended family!!!

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    I love this! Fingers crossed! I’m now following you on YouTube and Instagram. I’m Katie and my favorite song is ‘Beautiful Savior’! Thank you for sharing your time and talents to help us share the gospel through music!

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    Love what you do here Camille, it helps me out a ton.
    My name is Erin, my fave song is I am like a star
    I followed you on insta an dyoutube

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    Brittany Jueschke

    Love all your ideas and they have been the biggest help in preparing every Sunday!
    My name is Brittany my favorite primary song is Families Can Be Together Forever!
    Following 🙂

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    Hi my name is Liz. I follow you on Instagram and subscribe to your YouTube channel. I’ve served in primary for years and music is the beat part, thank you for providing many helpful resources! I love so many songs, today I’ll say “Hinges”. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

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    What a great giveaway!
    I love “A Child’s Prayer* so simple, so powerful and so beautiful.
    I’m following and I subscribed👍

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    Done and done. My name is Krista and I am so glad I found your website! My favorite primary song is I’m Trying to be Like Jesus 🙂

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    My name is Laura. I followed you on Instagram and subscribed to your YouTube channel. My favorite Primary song is My Heavenly Father Loves Me (that’s actually how I came across your site. I was searching for some printables to use with that song for my kids at home! I really liked your flip chart!)

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    Already a subscriber on youtube and now am happy to be a instagram follower!
    My favourite Primary song has always been “A Child’s Prayer”, even as an adult, it is a nice reminder that He hears my prayers. I am definitely still a child in all ways but age! Although after hearing “Family History- I am Doing It” this year, I cannot get that song out of my head, what a catchy tune (also I love any song which has long, unusual words in it -progenitors)

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    Amber Mildenberger

    Hello my friend,
    My name is Amber. I so appreciate your talent and all that you she to make our lives easier in Primary. I’ve followed your directions above by subscribing and following the 2 you asked us to do. Now for a favorite song, that’s a hard one. I Love the Primary songs. As an old favorite I grew up with that touched my heart was I Wonder When He Comes Again. This is my goal to be ready when he does come again along with helping others attain this as well.

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    Hi my name is Joyce. I subscribed to your Instagram and You Tube Channel. It’s hard to pick one favorite Primary song, but I would say I Feel My Savior’s Love. Thank you for all you wonderful ideas!

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    Hi,
    My name is Christine and I have followed you for years as I have been called 4 times as the Primary song leader. I didn’t know you had a YouTube channel and were on Instagram until you had me follow you. I am so happy to know you have those resources. My favorite Primary song is “I’m Trying To Be Like Jesus”, because that is what I adore to everyday!

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    Stacy I Merritt

    Hello! I am excited to say I now follow you on Instagram and Youtube. This is the second time I have had the opportunity to serve in this calling (It is one of my favs). One of my favorite primary song is “I Lived In Heaven”. This is one of the songs I can so vividly remember learning and singing in Primary a a child.

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    I’m Kami and a new follower on both Instagram and You Tube! Thank you for sharing your ideas! My favorite Primary Songs would have to be I Feel My Savior’s Love and I’m Trying to be Like Jesus. I love Primary Songs! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

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    Cindy R Syndergaard

    Done! I subscribed to instagram and already followed you on YouTube. I love your ideas and suggestions. Favorite song right now: I Will Walk With Jesus!

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    Thank you so much for creating engaging and truth filled singing time lessons for us to use! Your website has been so helpful in teaching my own kids this past year. We have a special needs son who is highly susceptible to Covid and is not old enough to receive the vaccine, so needless to say, we have had singing time for a long time at home. I discovered your website when looking for visuals and new ideas for teaching my children at home. I now follow you on Instagram and YouTube as well. My favorite primary song is “I Love to See the Temple”.

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    This is Holly. I subscribed to both your youtube and instagram. My favorite song is The Miracle. I feel the Spirit every time I sing. I’ve lived in our ward here in Delaware for 24 years and have been the music leader four times and we’ve never had bells. Pick me!!! Pick me!!! I am constantly looking for new ways to teach and improve and your site is wonderful. Thanks

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    I’ve just subscribed to your Youtube and also Instagram. I love using all of your ideas for singing time . Two favorite songs are :I wonder when He comes again .. the children love Iran’s When I am Baptized .,I use the rainbow wands to help teach pitch, rhythm , soft loud etc.
    I’m hoping to win the Bells you are offering😊please add my name to the list .
    Happy singing 🎵
    Barb

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    I follow your Instagram account and subscribe to your YouTube channel. My favorite primary song since I was a kid is “I Am Like A Star”.

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    Hello I am Diana. I followed both your accounts and one of my favorite primary songs is Holding Hands Around the World. I love using chimes in primary but the hand bells would be so much easier for my Junior primary kids. Thanks for the give away!!

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