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Dec 27 2013
3 years ago
5:40 PM MDT

Happy Friday: Awesome Buy at Goodwill

Dec 27, 2013 @ 5:40 PM MDT
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Sent from reader, Melissa:

Hi Collin! I’ve been reading your site pretty much since you were just a tiny blog. Over the years, you’ve taught me to always keep a watchful eye out for good deals on everything.

While at Goodwill, I found this Columbia kid’s jacket. I grabbed it thinking there must be something wrong (stains or broken zipper). To my surprise, it’s in perfect condition. It even smells clean like Tide. I checked the Columbia site and the cheapest kid’s jacket is $50. I paid a whopping $5!! That’s a steal of a deal!

Thank you for all your hard work and inspiration over the years. This just summarizes a year of us chasing the good deals you posted and stretching our dollars to be able to afford to buy lots of useful and cute stuff for our angels.


Do you have a funny, “Hip”, or unique photo to share?! Email us at happyfriday@hip2save(dot)com. Every Friday, I will post one photo, submitted by you and/or another Hip2Save reader, that gives us a glimpse into your frugal lifestyle or simply makes us smile. If your photo is published on Hip2Save, we’ll email you a $10 Amazon e-card!

And speaking of Goodwill, did you ever get a chance to watch my video (filmed in May of 2012!) where I take you shopping with me at a local Goodwill Store here in Boise, Idaho?! If not, click the play button below or head over here to watch the video and find out what goodies I snag! 🙂

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