We’re still celebrating our 10th birthday. This time we’re talking about the 10 reasons why saving money & couponing is, and always will be, in style!
1. It makes you feel good.
Collin’s experience with couponing brought her so much more than bargains — the confidence and happiness that comes with saving money is a huge reason why Hip2Save has been so successful! What’s more, there’s actual science to back it up. In a study observing the effects of coupon distribution, researchers discovered that individuals who received a $10 voucher had a 38% rise in oxytocin level and were 11% happier than those who did not receive the coupon. Now that’s our kind of mood booster!
2. It’s more than just a fad.
Couponing has come a long way since its origins and it’s not going away anytime soon! Each day, more and more resources are being released to help people save money, especially now that smartphones are playing a bigger role in delivering deals. There are apps that store loyalty cards, scan receipts for cash back, and even send you notifications with deal alerts.
Hip Tip: Did you know that there’s more to Hip2Save than just browsing the website? You can become a Hip2Save Insider, download the app, subscribe to the newsletter, opt-in to Hot Deals alerts, and more!
3. It’s painful to spend more — literally!
You may figuratively say that it pains you to pay full price for something, but there’s an actual physical process behind it all. Along with the displeasure and distress that comes with spending money, studies show that paying stimulates the same brain regions that are involved in processing physical pain — whoa! No wonder it feels so good to save money 😆.
4. It’s good for your home life.
Financial stress can create some serious issues at home. According to a 2016 study, less than half of the survey respondents said they are comfortable talking about their personal financial situation with their partner. In fact, 68% of Americans say that money is a cause of tension in their relationship. Being frugal and using coupons as a means to save you and your family loads of money can ease the struggle and pain points that money woes can bring.
5. It’s habit-forming, in a good way!
Incorporating money saving techniques into your everyday life is a great habit to form. You can become accustomed to using simple yet effective ways to save, such as applying coupons, checking promos, purchasing discounted gift cards, and more. When you frequently utilize these techniques, it will become second nature every time you shop, thus forming good money-saving habits!
6. It’s becoming more common to talk about money.
Even in a world full of luxury that’s being displayed all over social media, finding a bargain has become a popular form of bragging rights — just check out the comments section on your favorite Hip2Save posts! In general, people are getting more comfortable openly discussing finances which makes the awkward “I’m on a budget” conversation less uncomfortable and the saving potential more exciting!
7. It lets you live your best life.
Saving money lets you allocate your cash flow toward what’s most important to you, whether it’s saving up for a large purchase, investing in your retirement, or spending it on special moments with your family — and those are things you’ll always be excited for! In Collin’s case, she loves being able to share memorable experiences with her family to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Hip Tip: There is more to life than tangible gifts, and here’s why we think it’s important to gift experiences instead!
8. It’s great to do at any age.
Any person, no matter what age, can practice a frugal lifestyle! Collin, her dad, and her grandmother, Ma, have gone deal shopping together to show that deal shopping spans all generations. Even Collin’s daughter Piper had gotten in on the couponing and money-saving action! Not only is it fun to share this lifestyle together, studies have shown that raising children in an environment where wise money decisions are practiced and discussed can benefit them in the long run!
9. There’ll always be deals available.
New coupons, promotions, and clearance sales go live DAILY so the opportunities to save are pretty much endless. And it doesn’t look like that will ever change soon, especially since retailers have tried to do away with sales and the strategies failed. There’s peace in mind in knowing that learning how to save is a worthwhile lifelong skill.
10. It’s always in style at Hip2Save!
For the last 10 years, and the next 10 more, Hip2Save will always focus on the hottest deals and the best ways to save you and your family money. But really, it’s about so much more than the coupons. This lifestyle allows us to continually pay it forward to people in need and to people who could use a little brightness in their day — and that, my friends, will absolutely NEVER go out of style. ❤