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Happy Friday: Target Toy Clearance Joy

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Sent from reader, Michelle:

My late grandmother lived with us from the time I was pregnant with my son until she passed when he was 5 years old. She always looked up and down the aisles in every single store to find a toy that she described as “one I bought for my boys when they were young…a picture came across the screen and it played nursery rhymes.” She never found it. 

Now my son is 6 with a 10 month old sister that my grandmother never got to meet.  While searching through Target’s Toy Clearance, I found the toy she always talked about! Regular price $20 and I got it for $6.  Now my son who had such a strong bond with his great grandmother will be able to give his little sister this toy for her birthday and explain the reasoning behind it. I wouldn’t have found this at all had it not been for Hip2Save reporting the clearance. My mom cried when she saw it knowing that it was something my grandmother always wanted to buy for my son. Thanks!

HAPPY FRIDAY! :D

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Happy Friday: Text from Couponing Hubby

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Sent from reader, Lauren:

Hi Hip2Save family! I got this text from my husband showing off his coupon skills when he went to the grocery store by himself to pick up a grillable item for a BBQ. He still rolls his eyes at my couponing every once in a while (it’s been 7 years now), but deep down I know he loves it. This is proof! I wish you happy, healthy, frugal days ahead!

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Happy Friday: Summer Chore System

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Sent from reader, Wendi:

It’s about this time during the summer that I start to realize my house is a disaster due to the “extra bodies” that spend more time here, and said “bodies” have turned into zombies from too much screen time! I decided to create a system to help gauge the kids’ screen time and also get a little bit of help with chores around the house.

The first green cup has Popsicle sticks with “rarely-done” chores listed on them (things like “wipe down baseboards and window sills”, “thoroughly scrub the kitchen floor”, “weed the flower bed behind the shed”). They are placed in the cup with the “tape side” up. My kids randomly choose a stick and perform the task listed. Then, my girl’s completed tasks go in the pink cup and my boy’s completed tasks go in the blue cup. (You could easily just label cups with kids’ names.) Each stick can then be exchanged for 20 minutes of screen time. When the screen time has been used, it goes into the second green cup, this time “tape side” down. When all the sticks have cycled through, they are transferred once again to the first green cup, and the process restarts. The kids are loving it, and my house looks remarkable (if I do say so myself!). I also love the fact that they are learning new skills and are increasing their awareness of “saving” and “spending” using a “screen time” economy!

HAPPY FRIDAY! :D

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Happy Friday: Bigger is NOT Always Better

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Sent from reader, Stefanie:

Hello Collin! I saw this in the back-to-school area at Walmart and just had to share. All three of these items were on the same display– a 6 ct. package of glue sticks for $1.97 (around 33 cents each); a 2 ct. package of glue sticks for 50 cents (25 cents each), and single jumbo glue sticks 4/$1 (25 cents each for jumbo size!). All were the same brand. Clearly the single glue stick is the best deal by far, with the 2 ct. coming in second, but I saw shoppers around me picking up the 6 ct.! I think this serves as a great reminder that bulk-size packages are NOT always a better deal ;) Love your site!

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Happy Friday: One of Ma’s Favorite Relaxation Spots

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Sent from reader, Tracey:

I have been collecting pillows, mugs and more from thrift stores and garage sales. This is my grouping that Ma likes to sit in and relax (I was lucky to win a flat Ma)! I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Fourth!

HAPPY FRIDAY! :D

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Happy Friday: Awesome Customer Service

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Sent from reader, Tracey:

Last week, my family was leaving a local store and my kiddos wanted to try the vending machines to win a toy. So armed with a few quarters each, they tried their luck. My daughter won, but the prize was stuck to the claw and it wouldn’t shake loose. I took a quick pick of the 1-800 number on the front of the machine and made a call. Today, I received this in the mail! A wonderful surprise for BOTH my kiddos as a thank you for playing the machines!! This was a great surprise and it’s great to know that some companies still go above and beyond!

HAPPY FRIDAY! :D

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Happy Friday: Diaper Stash from 1997

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Sent from reader, Amanda:

I just wanted to let you know that you have been a godsend to our family! You have made it possible for me to stay home with my son while my husband is in school. Thank you so much for all the deals you post! We recently cleaned out another couponer friend’s house and it was a reminder to me to not over stockpile.

This was one of the things we found and I had to laugh because my son is 3 and I have yet to buy any more wipes! The package says 1997!!!

HAPPY FRIDAY! :D

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Happy Friday: Hip Tip for Raincheck Success

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Sent from reader, Justina:

Here’s a Hip Tip I thought I’d share with fellow fans of Hip2Save that’s saved me a headache or two, I’m sure.

One time when redeeming a raincheck, the cashier who using the written description on the raincheck form, was puzzled as to what was included as the employee who actually wrote the raincheck only wrote the brand name and not the item description or size. I hadn’t even noticed the vague description that the first cashier had written – I had just selected my product from memory.

Luckily, I still had the corresponding weekly ad in my coupon box with me. I suggested we attach the advertisement special from the flyer to the raincheck so that anyone checking her work would understand what was done.

So from then on out, whenever I needed a raincheck (very seldom in my locality thankfully), I clip out the advertisement and staple it to the raincheck form. I find it makes the cashier more comfortable and it helps me to select the product more easily from the shelves once it returns to stock. –And I notice that the trick has caught on – I spot customer service reps in my fav usual stores applying this tip now–a rep thanked me, she said the tip has really come in handy and makes her redemption of rainchecks so much easier.

I Hope this Hip Tip saves some fans a headache or even from embarrassment at the register!

HAPPY FRIDAY! :D

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Happy Friday: Coupon Club

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Sent from reader, Coleen:

Here in Massapequa, New York, we have a weekly coupon club meeting. We share coupons, and share deals with each other. We clip coupons, and prepare our lists. We all have the Hip2Save app, and it remains open during our meeting to reference Collin’s posts. The most exciting part of the meeting is when we play the game left, center, right. Instead of using three $1 bills, coins or chips, we use three $1 manufacturer’s coupons. The game gets very intense at the end, and the winner walks away VERY happy, with a pile of coupons.

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Happy Friday: Coupons in Korea

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Sent from reader, Laura:

I’ve followed Hip2Save for almost 5 years. Recently I moved to Korea and figured most of my couponing was over :(. One day, I went to one of the larger markets and was excited to find coupons! I didn’t know they did coupons here! Of course I had to use one! I can’t read the coupon but I got the exact item pictured. And no problems at checkout! I saved $.04! No that was not a typo – $.04.

HAPPY FRIDAY! :D

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