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Happy Friday: School Supply Donation

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Sent from Hip2Save reader, Jamie:

Once again our school supply donation drive is on its way to our small hometown school!! My family has been able to do this supply donation for the past 4 years and each year it seems like it gets just a bit bigger. The beauty of being a couponer for so many years is that we know how to look at deals and work the magic with the sales, combining the deals, and using coupons to their full potential. My family did not win the lottery or have tons of spare funds sitting around, but we are lucky enough to both have great jobs that give us the option to give back to our community.

I have no idea how much money I have spent, but I do know that the retail value of the donations this year are thousands.

HAPPY FRIDAY! :D


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Happy Friday: Frugal Kid’s Bedroom Makeover

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Sent from reader, Wendi:

This summer, I promised my son his own room. He had shared for the first 6 years of his life and was due. But with a budget of only $100, I knew I would need to be creative in order to give him a room he would love. I shopped sales, reused and repurposed, and salvaged (AKA rescued someone else’s garbage) to save where I could!

I began by faux painting the walls to look like salvaged wood. Most of the paint colors I already had on hand or was able to wrangle up from left-over stockpiles. I did buy the primary wall color from Sherwin Williams while it was 40% off, and I purchased a handy little wood graining tool at Lowe’s that is my new best friend! Bedding cost about $39.99 at TJMaxx and the throw pillow was deeply discounted to $8.50 because the zipper was broken, but we just stitched it up and it works great! A new area rug wasn’t in the budget, so I simply folded an old one so that it was the right size. The triptych photograph of our home town was done by my dad. My mom donated one of her frames, and to save on matting costs, I simply flipped the commercial insert over and used double-sided tape to mount the photos to it.

I found the desk chair at a thrift store during their sidewalk sale. It was a dollar and just needed a little spray paint, which I had at home. The ladder was salvaged. The letters of my son’s name were originally part of his nursery, but I recovered them with an old pair of jeans destined for our yardsale. The weathered fence boards that make up the clock were salvaged. I did some quick work with a jigsaw and attached hands from a make- it-yourself clock kit I happened to have on hand, and wa-la!

 

The smaller skateboard I purchased from a yard sale for $3. The larger was salvaged. I purchased the L-shaped brackets from Home Depot for under a dollar each. My son chose the picture frame from TJ Maxx for $9.99. (I kinda gulped after spending 10% of the budget on a frame, but it was the only thing he requested so how could I say “no”?).

We used one leg of the leftover jeans used to recover the letters of his name to make one of the throw pillows. Everything else in the room I already had. A lot of elbow grease compensated for the lack of spending. It feels really good to finally be done, but my daughter’s room is pending!!

HAPPY FRIDAY! :D

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Happy Friday: Thank You Text

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Sent from reader, Robyn:

Last night, I unexpectedly had to work late which in turn made me cancel date night with my boyfriend. I was bummed and felt bad for canceling at the last minute…but then I had an idea that I thought might more than make up for it! Thanks to you – I got both a Redbox free rental code and a free Dominos pizza, and figured I’d gift both to my boyfriend! I pre-ordered both the pizza and reserved a movie that he had been wanting to see (and quite honestly I had been dreading seeing – bonus that I didn’t have to watch it. LOL!). Both Dominos & the Redbox are in walking distance from his apartment – so I sent him an apology text about canceling and also “instructions” where to pick up the pizza & movie. He was pretty excited about both and sent me the pic above while I was still stuck at work. It sucked having to work late and miss out on our date, but you sure made me happy to get that text. Thanks for making me look good Collin! :)

HAPPY FRIDAY! :D

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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!

HAPPY FRIDAY! :D

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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!

HAPPY FRIDAY! :D

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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!!!

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