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So today’s video is different than most as it’s not about deals (sorry!). Instead, I give you a behind the scenes look at what life is like as a mom, wife, and blogger. Watch the video to see what I’m up to during the day and on the weekends. I even show you what I truly look like on a busy blogging day – still in my pajamas with un-brushed hair and a make-up free face. Pretty scary! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  1. Tami

    How fun!! Thank you Collin for having your job making our lives easier, fun-ner, brighter & frugal-er.

  2. sita

    awesome video… THANK U SO MUCH for all u do… thank u….

  3. Cathy

    I LOVE your site and visit everyday. Thank you for making a difference!

  4. Giovanna

    Collin you are so adorable! As a long-time reader I really enjoyed this video. Would you ever consider hiring a Hip2Save intern? That would be my dream internship! I’m a grad student and I love you and your blog so much! It’s become so special to me because you taught me how to coupon & how to save money for the things I want to do even while in school! I don’t care if people think I’m strange for having a couponing-mom as my idol because you are the bom dot com! Thank you for everything!!! <3

  5. justme

    I found your blog in 2012 and not unlike a lot of people tragedy stumbled upon my family as well. Both of my kids were diagnosed with a major lifetime affliction within 5 months of each other. Our medical bills sky rocketed beyond belief and without your blog we wouldn’t be able to make ends meet. I find what you and your staff do every day a big blessing in our lives. Plus with how fun you are in your videos it makes the days brighter. For that I Thank You!

  6. Brianna

    Collin and Crew,
    I found Hip2Save a few years ago when I was googling for a deal at Aafes. I bookmarked your blog as I found it attractive and personable. I sent you an email on a deal question once and you responded back, I was truly impressed and amazed that there was an authentic person behind this blog. I absolutely hate shopping and have no patience for it, but this has become my personal shopping assistant. Hip2save posts deals that ‘fit’ my family and my lifestyle and I don’t have to shop much on my own and waste my time. Thanks for taking the stress out of shopping, especially this time of year! Keep up the great work and keeping it personable and legit. I’m proud of the deals you have helped me score. Your design elements in your house are amazing too:)

  7. odomke

    Collin I love your site and I check it everyday religiously. You have saved me so much money and i have gotten so many free things from your site. I appreciate you so much. Thank you for all you do and for sharing this video and all the others you do with us. I love them and look forward to them every week. Thanks for finding all the great deals. Hope you have a fabulous day!

  8. Loretta

    Another great video! I appreciate & enjoy you, your helpers and your site so much! You rock!!!

  9. benita

    I really enjoy all the deals and really appreciate all the hard work you and your team do. I think it would be nice to add a healthy fitness/exercise section in the blog since it is one of your hobbies.

  10. Rac

    A big thank you for all the wonderful job you and your team does for your readers! very emotional after watching your video!! hugs ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Adrian

    You have no idea how much your blog has changed our lives over the years. We have been able to give our daughter a great Christmas for the past 5 years because of the deals you have posted. And we have been able to save significantly each month because of your coupon match-ups, etc. I love this blog and it is the only one that I come to on a daily basis. Even my husband has been known to ask “any good deals on Hip2Save today?” ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for all you do. Many blessings to you and your adorable family this Holiday season! Xoxo!

  12. Ashley57

    Collin,

    I love your site dearly and have been following a long time (I think maybe four years now). I am so appreciative of every deal you post and I can’t even begin to imagine how much you have saved my family over the years. And I love your giveaways! Over the years I have won a $100 Walmart gift card, a $50 gift card to Little Miss Matched, a cuties prize pack, and my favorite was a $25 Target gift card that I won in a Christmas giveaway – you signed the card yourself and I taped it to my coupon binder that I still use. I see that every day and it makes me smile.

  13. Laura

    I stumbled upon your site by accident and I’m so happy I did!! You are the only site I am on daily! Thank you for all of your hard work Collin!
    Btw, anyone who finds you annoying must be a miserable person. You’re happy and it’s nice to see! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Kelly

    Collin I LOVE your decorating style. Your house is so pretty!!! I really love your couch! I have been looking for something really cozy and comfy and yours looks like what I have been looking for. I would love to know where I could find one like that. Thank you for all you and your team do!! I appreciate it and look forward to checking out your site every day several times a day ๐Ÿ™‚ I would be lost without my Hip2Save!!
    Happy Holidays!!

  15. Shannon

    I have been following you since the beginning and have loved every minute of it!! You are the best and you make me smile and laugh every time I watch one of your videos. Thank you for all the hard work you and your team do to give us great deals and videos. I am addicted to your site I have to check it all the time.

  16. linda

    Collin, you’re the best! I am so thankful for all that you do. Keep smiling.

  17. Adriaddiemom

    Love this video! Thanks for allowing us to see what it’s like behind the scenes. : ) I “found” your site when I was on maternity leave with my now almost 5 year old and have used it daily since. I have scored tons of deals for my family and for my work! Thanks!

  18. eva

    Hi Collin- I just want to tell you that – I am a stay at home mom and I am most times always alone- my kids are at school and my husband travels alot for work- so at times i have no adult interaction for days. So when you post I get excited to see your videos because you are a friend and so is ma- I know sounds weird but I just love your spunk and how you get excited- i do the same but i have no one to tell- I have always check you site everyday for me deals – it helps me out when I am having one of those days with the kids. Thank you

  19. Kim Fordyce

    Love it!!! I think I remember the Burt’s Bee giveaway. I figured I would never win and didn’t enter! LOL the joke is on me!! Thanks for keeping it real!

  20. Chello

    Thanks for that glimpse into your life! I have been enjoying your site for over 5 years now! Thank you for all you do to help us all live a hip life!

  21. Carolyn

    You brought tears to my eyes, Collin. I totally relate to everything you said- messy house, chaos with kids, love deal shopping and healthy lifestyle. I would totally pick you as a friend! ๐Ÿ˜‰ You are so successful bc you are genuine and humble. ๐Ÿ™‚ God bless you!

  22. Christina

    Love this video! You are the best Collin!

  23. Danna

    GREAT VIDEO. I REALLY ENJOYED SEEING HOW EVERYTHING COMES TOGETHER. LOTS AND LOTS OF HARD WORK!! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR MAKING SAVING MONEY FUN, EASY AND OH SO FULFILLING:)

  24. Sara

    I love that you are so relate-able and real! Its what keeps me coming back to your site! Thank you for all you do for us!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. charlotte haines

    I remember your first giveaways…I won 10 dollars….I you would have thought I won the Lottery….I loved following you for all this years…keep up what YOU and YOUR helpers do…..

  26. Mary

    You are just too darn cute! Thank you for all that you do! You have truly impacted my life in a positive way ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. andrea

    I’ve been reading for a while. I have six kids and am a working mother so I don’t have a lot of time to deal chase and coupon. I REALLY, REALLY appreciate the deals you post, esp the Amazon ones, thanks to those I have been able to get some great games for my oldest son for Christmas that I likely would have missed out on otherwise.

  28. Linda

    Thank you to your husband, children, family, your team and you for sharing your deals and work with all of us. It is a blessing and ministry for all who love Hip2Save and you Collin. May God continue to bless your work, family, and team members.

  29. Brittay

    Love your video and love you!!! Please add me to your team <3

  30. Ximena dice

    I just ask questions about the deals, I never thank you for your work, I can understand how hard this is with kids, house and a husband and doing this for some else it must be crazy. I cant tell you how much this help, i went to school for hair because i want it to help but with 4 kids I only can do part time , but no body will hired me for only 20 hours week, its been disappointed, but your site has helping me a lot to save, of course i cant get anything but, for the most part has been good, so THANKS .

  31. Meghan

    Just wonderful! Love your energy! Thank-you! Even my husband knows who you are! Ma is precious! ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Brandy

    You are such a blessing to so many people! I’m sure some days you just get overwhelmed and frustrated, but it never shows. You always put your readers first and are so quick to respond to someone having an issue. You truly are one of a kind but I think that’s why so many people adore you! Thank you for all the awesome deals that you and your team find. It has helped my family so much over the years! We love you! Happy Holidays!

  33. Tachi

    Thank you so much for all you and your team do!! I really enjoyed watching this video and getting a sneak peak on the many facets of your life, that come together to produce hip2save. Keep up the amazing work, you are awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. LisaD

    A great video! I actually found out about you from a lady that had a binder full of coupons! She gave me a coupon she was not using and told me you were a great site! I have followed you since… and love hip2save best of all the blogs out there! Thanks for all you do!!!

  35. Mary

    I would love to hang out with you sometime:) You are amazing!

  36. Torishuler

    Awe so cute!

  37. Rosa Abreu

    You are awesome!!!!

  38. Kathy

    I have been a reader since 2009 (I still clearly remember the blogspot fiasco that caused you to quickly get your own domain!). I also remember being so surpsrised when you had done a video in West Linn, Oregon because I only live 5 minuets from there and even shop at that Alberston’s from time to time. It has been so fun watching you grow over the years and it feels like keeping up with an old friend that I’ve never met. ๐Ÿ™‚ Keepy up the great work!

  39. Jennifer

    Such a cute video, and I loved the little glimpses into your life. Like many others, I check the Hip2Save page multiple times a day. On a limited budget, I have been able to get awesome gifts for people and great grocery deals (hello Whole Foods!). Thank you so much for including a lot of healthy deals too. I’m a sucker for sweets, but love being able to serve non-processed, healthy meals up my family. Thanks a million times over! ๐Ÿ˜€

  40. Tammy

    Thank you for everything you do. I am on your site everyday!! Wonderful video too.

  41. Penta

    You and your crew are truly amazing!! I check this site multiple times a day. You guys are always so accurate with the match ups! This has become my only coupon site I check. You make it so easy to coupon. Thank you for all your hard work and time you all put into this!

  42. LG

    Thanks for posting this video, it was fun to see what happens behind the scenes. I have followed many sites in the past, but have found that your site is the best by far. I check it throughout the day. I really appreciate the time you and your staff post deals that save my family money. It is a lot of work you are doing. I love the energy and freshness that your site brings without being dry and boring like some. What great memories you are making with your family too. Thanks for being so positive and excited to share what you know. You are awesome!

  43. Laura

    I visit your site every day. I have scored so many great deals. You do make the deals you post easy to understand and do. You are so personable and sincere. What’s not to like about your blog???…here’s to many more years of Hip2Save!!!

  44. Margot

    Collin, You are truly an inspiration to me. I have had a number of home based businesses. Currently I sell on Amazon and Ebay….mostly garage sale finds. I watch every video and check your blog at least 4 or 5 times a day. If I lived in your area, I would be trying to get a job with you at Hip2Save. Despite it challanges, it looks so fun and I just love your smile and bubbly personality. You have helped me save so much money over the years. I envy you still having kids around to buy for. My baby just left for college in September. Thanks for keeping it real with this video. You’re the best!!!

  45. Nel

    So glad you asked for comments! I love your site and one post I’ve been thinking I would love to see is for readers to suggest gift ideas based on toys their kids have and really actually play with over time. I know in my home there in just a couple toys that I always recommend. One is the busy Bob popper for toddlers. My kids enjoyed that for hours!

  46. Carrie

    Thank you for sharing, it was interesting to see how you do it. And your home to gorgeous. You have a great eye for decorating. Happy holidays

  47. Luci

    Just wonderful you are a inspiration to me and I love all your energy and honesty. Keep It up girl. BAAAAAAAAAAM

  48. Maria Fox

    Love you Collin God bless you and your family thank you so much for your work and your help I have so many nice things because of you.

  49. Tina

    I have to say that of all the coupon blog sites out there, I like your site the best. It’s the only one that I look at every day. I’m constantly emailing the deals to my family members and getting the great deals for myself! Thanks for all that you do!

  50. Michelle

    I love this video!!! Thank you and your awesome team for everything you do! Building a coupon community and showing much love and compassion to strangers that later on become friends. The world should have more people like you and your team!! I wish you and everyone at Hip2Save nothing but happiness and success. And if there are moments that get you down just go back to this page and read the comments for a nice pick me up ๐Ÿ˜€

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