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Happy Friday: Frugal Vacuum Fix

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Sent from reader, Rebecca:

My old vacuum seemed like it was on its last legs and I was saving up for a new one. But I thought I might as well try to replace the belt first just in case it helped. I was a little nervous about taking it off, but I found instructions on-line. Most hardware stores carry vacuum belts, but my local stores didn’t stock my particular model. It took a trip to a sewing machine and vacuum specialty store, but I bought a new belt for $2.40 and was able to replace it with no trouble. My vacuum was like new! I was amazed at the difference. Now it sucks in a good way! :) While at the vacuum shop, the owner told me 80-90 percent of vacuums that are replaced could be fixed with an inexpensive belt and that manufacturers recommend changing the belt every 9 months. I figure mine hadn’t been changed in 10 years. You can see how stretched out it is compared to the new belt. I have a like-new vacuum for a couple bucks- yay!

HAPPY FRIDAY! :D


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Happy Friday: Huggies Diapers Surprise

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Sent from reader, Lani:

I recently won a year’s supply of diapers from Target/Huggies (This is shipment 1 of 2). It was because of your post this summer that I printed out a Target coupon for Huggies diapers. In order to print the coupon, you had to enter their #movingmoments contest. When they notified me by email, I was in complete shock, I didn’t even remember entering the contest and went so far as to contact Huggies to make sure that the email was legit. I love your website and how it has taught me how to be smart with money and with saving money. Thank you!

HAPPY FRIDAY! :D


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Happy Friday: I Love Mom w/ LEGOS

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Sent from reader, Melissa:

My 8 year old loves LEGOs. We pick up any deal we can find because there aren’t many. The other day I was having a down day feeling like a neglectful, busy, over worked momma. I raised my voice a little too much and went to take a mommy time out in my room. When I came out 10 minutes later, I stepped on this sweet note, “I love mom”, with Legos. Made me realize, everyone has bad days and kids just seem to know when we need a little pick me up! I love being a mom.

HAPPY FRIDAY! :D


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Happy Friday: Savings at the Gas Pump

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Sent from reader, Kelly:

With the help of coupons posted on Hip2Save, I have been able to save on gas! By pairing coupons with a grocery store that offers fuel perks on the purchase of certain items, I was able to fill my car up with 18.98 gallons of gasoline for only $2.07. A savings of $57.73! Thank you so much for your awesome site!

HAPPY FRIDAY! :D


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Happy Friday: Summer Clean-Up

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Sent from reader, Tracey:

It’s that time of year again to clean up and pack away all the kiddos summer things. My daughter has a favorite pair of flip flops that looked beyond saving. But I was able to use FELS-NAPTHA which is a really inexpensive (about one dollar) laundry bar sops that gets out any stain with a little pre-treat before washing. This works on all kinds of items and has saved the day more than once in my house! Now I can pack these up and get another summer out of them! 😄

HAPPY FRIDAY! :D


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Happy Friday: Weight Loss Transformation

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Sent from reader, Dianne:

Collin, I am so very grateful to you and Ebates. This is a Happy Friday for me.

In the end of April, I embarked on a journey to take myself from unhealthy to healthy. My motivation was to save 20% on my monthly health insurance if I got into a healthy BMI range, normal A1C reading, and waist size <35”. I started at 167.2#s and I will be 61 in two days.

In May, you posted a giveaway for a $100 gift card with three choices from Ebates and of course I choose Kohl’s having just embarked on a journey that would eliminate every piece of clothing I owned. I NEVER thought I would have a chance but I also knew that if I didn’t try, I absolutely wouldn’t have a chance. You see I have always called myself the most unlucky person there is and I don’t even believe in luck and still don’t. Well miracle of all miracles which is what I do believe in, I won…one of three out of thousands of entries. You could not possibly know how important that was to me. It motivated me to get to the end of my goal.


I reached that goal on August 28th – four months to the date from when I started at 119.4#s. Total loss of 47.8#s. Then I went shopping with my Kohl’s gift card from Ebates over the Labor Day holiday weekend from the comfort of my home. With all the codes, discounts, free shipping, and of course clearance items that the end of the summer season brings, it was perfect timing yet again. Thank you Collin and Ebates for my new wardrobe to go with my new health – I will forever be grateful!

HAPPY FRIDAY! :D


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Happy Friday: Less for More

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Sent from reader, Melinda:

I thought this could illustrate a Hip Tip to always pay attention to the sizes/pricing. This was from the cereal sale at Target last week where you buy 5 cereals and get a $5 gift card. As you can see from the picture, the smaller size box of corn pops was actually more expensive than the larger and both were included in promotion. So it just made sense to get the bigger box!

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Happy Friday: 7¢ Coupon from 1979

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Sent from reader, Ande:

I found this coupon in a magazine from 1979. I thought your readers would get a chuckle out of it. I wonder if any store that redeems expired coupons would take this one? ;)

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Happy Friday: Frugal Kitchen Makeover

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Sent from reader, Erin:

I was never really satisfied with my kitchen – it was very outdated but I never had the funds to do everything I wanted – cabinets, new counter top, replacement of the old silver sink. I had seen the Countertop Kits at Walmart but I realized by the time I bought enough kits that it would be about the same as buying the countertop itself. I was looking around online and saw that another woman had the same dilemma as me but she made her own “Countertop Kit.” So I did the same! I bought 4 acrylic paints at Walmart that I really liked the color of (they were $0.50 a piece!). I also used tintable primer and poly acrylic and a cheap sea sponge and of course Dollar Tree paint brushes! I spent around $30.

I also reworked my plan and figured I could do something with my cabinets! I spray painted them black and then I sanded the edges because I like the primitive look. Afterward, I applied the same poly acrylic (from the same quart jar). After you apply it to spray paint, it transforms the look and doesn’t even look like paint anymore – my cabinets look like real cabinets! I spent around $15 on this project.

I then bought wall paint at Lowe’s (they didn’t have the base I needed so they discounted what they did have and I painted my whole kitchen and dining room for close to $30!) and thanks to a gift from my In-laws, I got my sink as well! I did a whole kitchen transformation and painted my dining room as well for around $75!!! To me that’s a super hip bargain and I’m very proud of it! :-)

HAPPY FRIDAY! :D


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Happy Friday: Thrifty Backpack Creation

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Sent from reader, Kristin:

We got a free backpack from a church event and used leftover craft items to embellish it and make it amazing! A really fun craft for back to school and it was totally free!!!

HAPPY FRIDAY! :D


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