Hurry on over to SampleSource.com because their big Spring sample release just went live! This time around you can score up to 11 free samples. Awesome!
Check out this reader question from reader, Judy…
“My oldest is graduating from high school next month. Yikes! We are planning on hosting a graduation party and would love to hear other Hipsters tips on how to throw an affordable and fun party! Thank you so much for your consideration.”
Please share any tips you have below! Thank you.
Also, did you see these fun graduation gift ideas?
When it comes to Hobby Lobby, I have a slight obsession… I love that store and can spend hours in there! In fact, many of the items in my home were purchased at Hobby Lobby during a sale or using a coupon (wall decor, artificial plants & flowers, baskets, even the artificial Christmas Tree we got last year).
If you also love shopping at Hobby Lobby and are looking for ways to get the most bang for your buck, be sure to check out these money-saving secrets before stepping foot inside their door.
Note from Collin:
Do you have a product you love? We definitely have many favorite products here on the Hip2Save Team, and thought it would be FUN to share some of them with you! I personally love product recommendations and I’ve also had a few requests from readers, so I have asked each member of the team to think of products they love (cosmetics, kitchen gadgets etc.) and to write up a post that will be shared here every Tuesday. Bryn, my sidekick and sister, is sharing one of her favorites…
Hey all, it’s Bryn here!
One of my Favorite Products is…. the SCRUB DADDY!
No, it does not come with a daddy who scrubs your dishes (although some of you may already have one of these in your life!). The Scrub Daddy I am talking about is a scratch-free cleaning tool that debuted on Shark Tank back in 2012. I saw the product demonstrated on the show, immediately snatched one up from Bed, Bath & Beyond when I saw it a few months later on the shelves and I have been hooked ever since!
If you’re not familiar with these cleaning tools, their texture changes depending on the water temperature so they stay firm in cool water (great when you need to remove stuck-on food) and then soften up in warm water for regular cleaning. And they are scratch-resistant so you never have to worry about ruining pans or dishes.
But my favorite feature is the fact that they do not absorb odors and food does not stick to these (unlike sponges which seem to get really yucky really quickly) – so the Scrub Daddy should last you for several weeks! I literally use mine until it has basically disintegrated into nothing.
And since the lifespan of a Scrub Daddy can be up to several weeks, these are a great option for a budget-conscious family. A Scrub Daddy 3 pack typically sells for $9.99 at Bed, Bath & Beyond so just $7.99 if you have a 20% off coupon – that makes each Scrub Daddy just $2.66!
Want to learn more? Check out all the awesome reviews on Amazon.com!
Note from Bryn: Scrub Daddy is NOT a sponsor of this post! I just truly love this product and wanted to share.
Did you see our other Try THIS Tuesday posts?
It’s never too early to teach your kids important money concepts – including how to save, budget and spend money wisely.
Hurry on over to Target.com where you can score this Target April Baby Box for ONLY $5 shipped – limit 1 box per person! If you’re a Target REDCardholder, you will get an extra 5% off making the final cost of each box just $4.75 shipped!
It’s never too early to teach your kids important money concepts – including how to save, budget and spend money wisely. In fact, if we don’t teach our kids about money, someone else will and that’s a risk I’m not willing to take. According to previous studies, children as young as 2 or 3 years old can understand basic financial concepts (like saving & spending) and money habits are formed by age 7. WOW!
SO, how do you teach your kids about money? Not only by example, but according to Dave Ramsey, it also depends on your kids ages. For instance, you can teach a 2-year-old the names of coins, show a 4-year-old how to clip coupons at the grocery store, teach a 7-year-old how to spend his/her allowance, teach a 10-year-old how to do comparison shopping, and “help” a 16-year-old get a job and open a bank account. And, it’s never too late to talk about money… someday your kids will thank you.
If you’re needing a place to start, are looking for a fantastic gift idea, or just want to make learning about money FUN for your children, check out these TEN educational and highly rated products I love…
Do you use teething tablets?
Hyland’s just announced a recall of its Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets due a request from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has concluded that these tablets have been found to contain inconsistent amounts of belladonna alkaloids that represent a serious health hazard to children. More details here.
As part of the recall, you should discard any teething tablets products you have and then call the Hyland’s customer service team at 1-800-991-3376 from Monday-Friday 6AM-4PM Pacific Time to begin the process of refunding the product.
If you’ve ever shopped at T.J.Maxx before, you likely know that they can offer fantastic deals on discounted clothing, home decor, furniture and more. BUT, if you’re looking to save even more when shopping at their store, check out these savings secrets that you may not know about…
Have you recently purchased a garbage disposal?
If so, you may be interested to know that there is a recall for VARIOUS garbage disposals including brands like Barracuda, Waste King, Kenmore, Luxart, Frigidaire and more due to a metal component inside the disposal that can break off and come out of the disposal during use. To see the full list of disposals included in this recall, head here and select your brand.
These recalled disposals were sold by Best Buy, HD Supply, Menards, and plumbing supply stores nationwide and online at Amazon, Costco, HomeDepot, Walmart and other sites from December 2015 through March 2017 for between $80 and $370 for ¾ horsepower models and $100 and $450 for 1 horsepower models.
If you did in fact purchase one of the disposals listed HERE, immediately stop using the recalled garbage disposal and then be sure to contact Anaheim manufacturing at 1-800-628-0797 from 8AM to 5PM ET on Monday through Friday OR online to arrange for a free replacement disposal to be installed at no cost to you.
Calling all you active military members and veterans!
Starting November 11th, 2017, all honorably discharged veterans will have online access to the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES)!
According to reader, Aly, “this is a huge deal because unless you retired with the military, you would not have the privilege of tax-free shopping. Now, all vets will have the lifelong benefit and be able to use the exchange online, price-match, and get a military star card if they want to avoid shipping fees”.
Check out this Press Release for more information.
Not familiar with AAFES?
The Exchange offers products in every category and the same national brand merchandise found in brick-and-mortar stores. Online shoppers pay no sales tax (awesome!) and enjoy free delivery when using a Military Star Card or when their online purchases total $49 or more.
Looking to do some Spring cleaning and organizing on the cheap? Here are TEN of my favorite Dollar Tree storage and organizational items that I’ve found to help keep things neat and organized. And what I love about Dollar Tree is that every singe item in the store is just ONE Dollar each! Yep, just $1!
1.) Store Crayons in Soap Containers (Great for Traveling!)
Dollar Tree has a plethora of storage containers! Consider placing crayons or small toys in travel soap containers (they also have nice snack containers with lids!) so you can easily grab them on-the-go.
2.) Save Room with Stacking Bins Under the Sink
These sturdy bins are great for using under the bathroom or kitchen sink to hold miscellaneous hair products, razors, soap bars, medicines, facial care products, sponges, dishwasher tabs and more!
3.) Keep Scarves Tidy with Shower Curtain Hooks
Not sure what to do with all your scarves? Pick up a pack of Shower Curtain Rings and some hangers to create a simple and effective way to keep your scarves organized without taking up much room.
4.) Organize Sock Drawers with Collapsible Fabric Bins
These fabric collapsible storage containers may get overlooked at Dollar Tree, but I love them for keeping my kiddos sock and/or underwear drawers neat and tidy.
5.) Keep Loose Cords in Toothbrush/Eyeglass Holders
Tired of finding random cords around the house and not sure who’s they are or what they go to? Keep track of charging cables, earbuds, and other cords in toothbrush holders (or eyeglass carrying cases) and label them with the contents. This makes traveling a breeze as the holders fit nicely in all bags!
Hip Tip – The eyeglass carrying cases are not as long as the toothbrush holders, but they are really nice for holding bulkier cables/cords as they have space in the top and bottom of the case. They also snap shut so they keep things securely inside the case.
6.) Store Winter Boots Upright Using Pool Noodles
Have boots that tend to lop over? Keep your winter boots upright in the closet with pool noodles – just cut them to size and place inside the boots during the summer months to help them hold their shape.
7.) Hold Sand Toys in Mesh Laundry Bags
One thing about the beach is that sand…gets…everywhere. Keep those sand toys in mesh bags at the beach so you can shake out the sand before packing in the car instead of bringing it home with you.
8.) Display Jewelry with Metal Cooling Rack
Make your own jewelry holder! Just pick up a metal cooling rack for a buck, hang it on the wall and then you’ll be able to easily display and organize your earrings, sunglasses, necklaces and more.
9.) Store Essential Oils Using Makeup Organizers
Use essential oils and have a lot of little bottles laying around? Keep them organized with the clear makeup organizers at Dollar Tree. There are several different shapes and sizes to choose from too.
10.) Make Your Own Movie Night Bins with Shower Caddies
Make movie night fun and personalized for each family member! Grab some shower caddies, a few designated popcorn containers, and plastic/mason jar tumblers with straws and fill them with treats that each person enjoys. Wash & reuse these items time and time again to make every movie night fun!
Written by Mary for Hip2Save. Mary is a proud mom to 3 kids in Austin, TX, who thrives off running long distance, bargain shopping, warm weather, a yummy latte…and a little Candy Crush from time to time. She loves quality time with family & friends and sharing great deals with others.
Through April 30th only, hop on over to JCPenney.com where they are offering 30% off select apparel, shoes, and accessories, and fine jewelry and home OR 15% off select watches, furniture, mattresses, custom blinds, and shades when you enter the promo code 33GOSHOP at checkout.
Use this code to save BIG on Carter’s sets…
Carter’s 5-pk. Short-Sleeve Bodysuits – Newborn-24m $9.99 (regularly $26)
ONLY $6.99 with code 33GOSHOP (only $1.40 per bodysuit!)
Buy 3 Carter’s 5-pk. Short-Sleeve Bodysuits – Newborn-24m $9.99 (regularly $26)
Total = $29.97
Get free in store pickup for $25+ orders
Use promo code 33GOSHOP (30% off)
Final Cost $20.97 total – just $6.99 each (only $1.40 per bodysuit)!
Carter’s 4-pk. Long-Sleeve Bodysuits – Newborn-24m $9.99 (regularly $26)
ONLY $6.99 with code 33GOSHOP (only $1.75 per bodysuit!)
Carter’s 4-pc. Kids Pajama Sets $10.99 (regularly $34)
ONLY $7.69 with code 33GOSHOP (only $1.92 per piece!)
Choose free store pick-up on $25+ orders; otherwise, there is a $3.95 charge. OR get free shipping to your home on orders of $99+ or pay $8.95 shipping for orders under $99.
- 2 Fitness Regular Pads with Wings
- 2 Fitness Regular Liners
- 2 Fitness Regular Tampons (Compact)
- 2 Fitness Regular Liners
- 1 FitPak
Note that you sample may take 6 weeks to deliver.
Through April 30th, Crazy8.com is offering up FREE shipping on all orders – no minimum! Even sweeter, they are also hosting an $8.88 Sale on ALL Kids’ Swimwear. These swimwear pieces are regularly $19.88 OR HIGHER, so if you need swimwear for the kiddos, get to shoppin’ HERE!
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.
When logged into your account, you will then see your HIP List on every page.
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!
If there are deals that you are not interested in keeping on your list, just click on the minus button to remove it.
Now, just print your customized HIP list whenever you're ready to go shopping and snag some "Hip" deals!