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Oct 07 2016
6 months ago
5:38 PM MDT

Happy Friday: Saving Now to Enjoy Later

Oct 07, 2016 @ 5:38 PM MDT
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Sent from reader, Sherry:


I moved from Australia to the United States in 2014 to be with my husband who was still in graduate school back then. I couldn’t work because of my visa status but I wanted to contribute somehow financially, so my husband introduced me to your wonderful site. That’s how I started couponing!

Since then, I was able to cut our spending on daily essentials (paper products, personally care items, grocery etc.) to a third of what we would normally pay. On top of that, I was also able to have a stock pile of paper products and personal care items, and a fully stocked gift closet by following the deal scenarios you post.

In 2014 on Black Friday, you posted an Amazon deal where they had select Fisher-Price toys BOGO, plus you got a Gund bear for free. I didn’t have a baby back then, but I knew these toys would be perfect when I had kids. So I went ahead and bought a Fun with Friends Music Table and a Stride to Ride Puppy. This March, my husband and I welcomed our son Bradley into the world. He is now 6-months old. And the toys I bought for him 2 years ago bring him so much fun! Oh, the joy I feel when I watch him play!

Thank you so much for all the hard work you guys put into the site and deals you post! You are helping my family in so many wonderful ways and we absolutely appreciate it! Keep up the great work!


HAPPY FRIDAY!

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

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What is the HIP List?

Have you ever had moments when you're either out of time or out of printer ink, or both, and you really want to keep track of a "Hip" deal or print a valuable coupon in the next day or two? Or what do you do when an outstanding, but pricey, deal is posted and you want to save it for discussion with your significant other? Well, now you're in luck! No more searching through pages of posts to find the coupon or the deal. Simply add the post to your HIP List and access it at your convenience.

How Does the HIP List Work?

It's easy! To use this feature, you first must head on over here and register and log into your Hip2Save.com account. Whenever you find a great deal that you want to come back later to, just click on the HIP List icon located on each post (see images below) and the information will be saved in your account.

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When logged into your account, you will then see your HIP List on every page.

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If you're wanting to print a certain deal, article, or the Weekly Store Matchups from your HIP list, click on the small blue printer icon in the upper right corner of the HIP list. That will allow you to customize the information that you want or don't want to include in your HIP list so you're only printing the information that's most important to you!

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If there are deals that you are not interested in keeping on your list, just click on the minus button to remove it.

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Now, just print your customized HIP list whenever you're ready to go shopping and snag some "Hip" deals!