My Unlucky Day!

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I’ve not had the best couple of days… to say the least! You all may have noticed that my postings have been quite sporadic. My Internet and cable went out yesterday due to construction going on by my house. It’s still not up, as of yet. Wait, though, it gets worse…

I found a spot in my house early this morning where I was able to access an unsecured network. You may have noticed that I was able to post quite a few deals earlier today and that’s why. Well, I was drinking my coffee over the laptop (yes, I realize that is NOT smart) and my kiddos came over to have a little wrestling match on top of me. It ended with coffee being spilt all over you know what and now it’ s NOT working at all!

Well, long story short I took it to Best Buy and the good news is that we have a nice warranty on it. We will be able to get it fixed for free and they’ll have it back to me within 2 weeks. Now that’s the bad news… 2 WEEKS! I just can’t be without my beloved laptop for that long. Anyway, my plan is to get a loaner for the time being. I’m hoping to have something I can use by the end of today.

I just want to apologize for not being able to answer questions and emails. If you have emailed me or asked a question in the comments I will try to get back with you as soon as possible. I’m hoping to be back in the swing of things by tomorrow, but we’ll see!

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  1. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    That’s life for ya! I want you to know that I appreciate all of the work you do for this site, it’s great!
    I’m wondering if you got the puple heart earings that you posted about a while back. A friend and I each ordered and paid for a pair but haven’t received them. I was just wondering if you have or anyone else out there…

  2. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    oh no! May be it will give you a break from all the work 🙂

    Thanks for all the work you do.

  3. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    awww i am so sorry! i would be really sad too if i were you. well we will miss hearing from you as often. i just love your site & one thing that it has that other blogs do not is you updating it so often. you are really good about that. so cheer up. at least you get it fixed for free! i hope you do get a loaner or something like that. you could even go to the library for a little bit if you had to for personal stuff. (i know you would not want to spend that whole time updating us on deals. ;))

  4. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    Can’t wait to have you back!!

  5. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    Feel bad for you. That is such a bum feeling when all of a sudden you have no computer. Funny how we got along just fine not that many years ago…But we are hooked, aren’t we? And there are many of us that LOVE your site.

    Take the time to regroup yourself and your family, and really enjoy them even more than you usually do. They grow up so fast.

    Best of luck in getting a speedy return of ‘old faithful’.

    In the meantime, for those of you here, did reset and now has coupons for Kashi snack bars and cereal. 🙂
    In AR

  6. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I’m sorry about the laptop. Glad it can be fixed! We’re going to miss your posts even if you’re gone for only a bit. 🙂

    I was going to say the same thing as Bonnie… reset the KASHI coupons!!!

  7. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    Oh. Forgot to mention that I did that once too. Thought that might make you feel better. It went all over our apple key board though & totally ruined it.

    Btw, I LOVE the pic you have posted with that post. I just now noticed it. LOL.

  8. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    AHH! That royally sucks. But at least you got a free repair… that’s nice!

    Hope you’re back soon, but I’m glad you get to take a break- you are always so busy posting these deals for us, I wonder if you ever get any time to relax and pamper yourself 🙂

  9. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    SORRY!!!!WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU!MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO! Still waiting on my earings! I hope that it will not be like my Narnia books! I was told that they shipped and then the company canceled my order! I did get email that my earings shipped but still waiting!!!!!

  10. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    aw! I am so sorry! Being a photographer and all, I NEED my computer so I know how much it is really hard!
    ALSO you don’t get PAID to do all you do for so many people out there, so I say TAKE A BREAK! and everyone will learn to really appreciate how much work they DON”T have to do having you around!
    Love ya! and good luck my coupon friend

  11. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    Awwww, I feel for you! Technology can be frustrating, we I know we all still appreciate you and all that you do. Your blog is simply the best! If you want to check out this weeks reader board specials at walgreens, check out this post:

  12. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I hate that you are having such a terrible day…and I am having such a great one–because of you! I have saved enough money by buying my groceries when they are on sale and with coupons that I was able to purchase a much need larger fridge for my family. I can’t begin to tell you how hip it really is to save. Thanks so much for everything that you do!

  13. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    Hip2Save, That’s really a pain having to go through that…don’t let that get you down. Take some time for yourself and enjoy your beautiful family…they say things happen for a reason. I was going to email you today, but it can wait. Smile and have a great day.

  14. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    At least you were able to get that Domino’s pasta bowl thing up yesterday. I got one of those today and it was de-li-cious. Thanks for the hot tip! I called two places last night, one for me and one for my hubby. Both of the managers weren’t aware of the deal, but said they would do it for us anyway.

  15. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I’m glad to hear you’re getting a loaner. I coulnd’t go 2 weeks without YOU!!! My husband says I’m addicted!! HA!! 🙂

  16. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    Jessica, I got my earrings last week – although, I did get in on the deal right away. I love the earrings, but I will say they came in an USPS envelope with a shipping label of $1.10. So…the shipping charges we paid (something like $6) aren’t all for shipping.

    Hip to Save, sorry about your laptop woes. I hope you get a loaner to get you by in the next two weeks!

  17. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    Thanks for the info! I’ll be stalking our mail carrier!

  18. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    thats awful!! I just wanted to let you know that I got my bag of goodies from fitness magazine this week. It is awesome!Thanks so much for that post. I will be sending tons of well wishes in your direction. Hope you have a better weekend.

  19. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I feel your pain!!! My now 2 1/2 year old actually PEED on my laptop late year and ruined it, no warrenty!! Glad you were able to get a new one 🙂 Keep up the AWESOME work!

  20. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    Since Jessica and I were discussing the free purple heart earrings…I don’t think this site has been posted here? Free jewelry, just pay shipping.

    *I haven’t ordered anything yet, so I can’t vouch for the products.

  21. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    jessica i didnt get mine either. i hope i get them sooon!

  22. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I still haven’t received my purple earrings either. I have tried calling them and emailing them and have not heard back. Anyone else had this problem?

  23. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    Ahh!! I HATE being without the internet! Hang in there and hopefully someone will lend you a loner!

  24. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I’m having withdrawal sypmtoms. Hip2Save hope everything works out for you. I sure do miss you. Now I’m actually doing work at work. urghhhhh

  25. Collin (Mrs. Hip)


  26. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    That Free Armor All Starter Kit site is back up for all of you who missed it! See Hip 2 Save April 14th page and follow link.

  27. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I am soooooo sorry for your loss. Thanks for all you do.

  28. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    how will we have fun doing the Old Navy coupon hunt without you to guide us????? Seriously though, I hope that you are able to get up and running again soon. WE MISS YOU

  29. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    ohhhh nooooooooo what will we do!!!!
    you should claim us all as dependands on your taxes next year!
    clearly we’re lost without you!

  30. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I just want to say thanks so much to brenda. my husband really wanted this and so did my dad. i love how were all a family at hip2save. trying to help each other out. i really wanted to prove to them that i could get a sample that they ocould use too. thanks so much brenda. and ihope you feel better hip2save!

  31. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    AAAGGGHHHHHH. What is a person to do when she checks your blog upteen times a day and you may be out of posting for 2 weeks? I may have to camp out on your curb so I can get first hand your awesome goodies/freebies/savings.
    Hope you get that loaner soon.

    Thanks so much for ALL the time you put into this blog. It is the first one I go to daily out of my many I have booked mark.

  32. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    Take this as a sign to go out and have some fun and/or take some time for yourself. I appreciate all that you do, hour upon the hour, with all of your updates. Since there may not be any postings for a while, I think I’m going to go soak up some sun!

  33. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    Thanks Brenda! I just ordered the Armor All car wash kit for my hubby!

  34. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    if you dont get a loner by tom. lets all commento on this post for the oldnavy thing tomomorw.

  35. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    rbabe1, I can vouch for the free siver jewelry website. I’ve ordered before, and the product was very nice, though it did take a while to receive it. I’ve also ordered through this site:

    I recommend both, and the jewelry makes a very nice, affordable gift. No one would know you only paid about $7 for shipping! My sister loved the earrings I gave her.

    Hip2save: so sorry about your computer! I spilled a drink on my keyboard once (not a laptop) and it really freaked out… beeping all night long until I finally unplugged it. At least I only had to buy a new keyboard. 🙂

    I love the site! I recently received my books from the Scholastic Earth Day deal, the clearance avon purses, and got an email that my Boca Java coffee has shipped. Thank you so much for all the hard work!


  36. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I am so sorry about your computer and laptop. I too want to say thank you for all that you do for this site, it is awesome. We will miss you until you are back in full force.

    *The purple Heart earings won’t be shipped out until May 11th due to the high volume of orders.

  37. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    EEEK! 2 weeks is way to long. I couldn’t survive that either. I’m glad you are getting a loaner, because I’m looking forward to staying up for the Old Navy deals this week!

  38. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    i ordered the purple earrings also…but i have not recieved them. what was the website???

  39. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    i have never done the old navy coupon hunt….when is it?

  40. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    thursday but their usually updated now at like 830 pm

  41. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    Tide Total Care is giving away free samples……

  42. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    Brenda, I just tried to access the ArmorAll site and just got a blank screen…must not be offered anymore. Thanks, anyway.

  43. Collin (Mrs. Hip)


  44. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I used the free silver jewelry website a bunch of times a few years back. The stuff is really nice and comes in a nice bag if I recall… great for gift giving. Also, I think there is away to combine shipping orders too… if you order more than one thing at a time. I actually where a ring I got from them everyday.

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