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Oct 15 2012
5 years ago
6:12 PM MDT

Hip2Save This Holiday: Shop Halloween Clearance Sales = Great Christmas Gifts

Oct 15, 2012 @ 6:12 PM MDT
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What a fun idea! If your child loves to play dress-up, wouldn’t it be fun to place a treasure chest filled with inexpensive dress-up clothes for your little princess or super hero under the Christmas tree? πŸ™‚ Check out this frugal idea from reader Claire…

Hip2Save This Holiday Guest Post Submitted By Reader Claire…

One of my daughter’s favorite gifts ever was a huge box of dress up clothes. A few years ago she was really into dressing up and I couldn’t believe how expensive dress up clothes were. I had the great idea to shop the after Halloween sales. We have a few Halloween stores that open seasonally and then close in November. I went to the Halloween store November 1st and got tons of costumes for 50 and 75% off. I got lots of things she could mix and match-cute scrubs, fancy dresses, wigs, play jewelry, leotards, and much more.

I then got a cute treasure chest from Hobby Lobby for 40% off. My daughter still talks about this present and says its her favorite. This year I am planning on adding more dress up clothes for my toddlers. My son loves all the super hero costumes and my youngest daughter needs some princess clothes. This was a fairly inexpensive present that had a great big impact! Even if you don’t want to go all out and do a whole dress up box, you could pick up one or two dress up outfits for someone on your list.

Looking to snag inexpensive costumes now? Check out these online deals & in-store coupons:


*Costume Express

*Michael’s Store coupons

*Oriental Trading Company

*Spirit Halloween

*The Children’s Place

For more information on my new Hip2Save This Holiday series and to learn how you can participate in the fun, click here!

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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 move 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, first head on over here and register and log into your account. Whenever you find a great deal that you want to come back to later at a later time, just click on the HIP List icon located on each post (see images below) and the information will be saved in your account. To remove a post from your HIP List, just click on the HIP List icon and it will be removed.

When logged into your account, you will see the HIP List icon at the bottom of every post if you are viewing in classic view.

If you prefer to view in river view, you will see the HIP List icon located on every post above the post title and to the right.

If you're wanting to print a certain deal, blog post, 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. This will allow you to customize the information that you want or don't want to include when printing from your HIP list so you're only printing the information that's most important to you! If there are deals (or portions of deals) that you are not interested in printing, just click on the red x button to remove them. To restore a section, click on the green arrow icon in the upper right hand corner.