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Nov 16 2012
5 years ago
6:49 PM MST

Happy Friday: Donating on a Budget

Nov 16, 2012 @ 6:49 PM MST
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Sent from reader, Blossom:

I just want to share how easy it is to make a difference no matter what your budget is! I was introduced to Hip2Save about a year ago and ever since then me, my best friend and my mom are HOOKED! In just a year I have collected soooo many freebies and deals, it’s insane!

When Hurricane Sandy hit, I really wanted to help the people who are without power, food and toiletries. They lost everything in the hurricane, but I felt so powerless. I’m a senior in college with no job. Then it hit me, I may be broke but I have TONS of stuff that people really need! So me, my best friend and my mom decided to donate all of our stock pile to Hurricane Sandy victims.

I also had won a $10 Amazon gift card from the Panel App Sweepstakes (it’s an app on the phone and you redeem points you get for entries in drawings). So with this I decided to use Amazon to ship directly to shelters in the New York and New Jersey area. It’s so easy to donate with Amazon! You simply put the address of a shelter and send them things they need like toilet paper, Chapstick, ANYTHING!


Do you have a funny, “Hip”, or unique photo to share?! Email us at happyfriday@hip2save(dot)com. Every Friday, I will post one photo, submitted by you and/or another Hip2Save reader, that gives us a glimpse into your frugal lifestyle or simply makes us smile. If your photo is published on Hip2Save, we’ll email you a $10 Amazon e-card!

** Check out all of the previous Happy Friday pictures here.

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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.