Hip2Save’s TOP 10 Posts of ALL Time (Hacks, Store Savings Tips & More)
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Can you believe it has been 10 years since Hip2Save was born?
If you’ve been following us for a while, you may even remember wayyyy back when my blog was hosted on Blogspot (you can still check it out here! 😳 ), and got completely shut down for a bit. The whole website fiasco ended up being a blessing in disguise as it made me appreciate all of the loyal readers that we have (I sure love you guys! ❤).
And since we’re looking back, we thought it’d be fun to share our TOP 10 most popular Hacks, Store Tips, and more!
Camping can be one of the most fun family vacations, and nearly a million of you agree — I mean who doesn’t love gooey S’mores, singing by the campfire, or telling ghost stories in the dark?! It can also be pretty frugal if you know how to plan ahead. Before you head out for your camping trip this summer, you’ll definitely want to check out these camping “hacks” using Dollar Tree items that’ll ensure everyone’s a happy camper.
Reader Brandy says: “I’ve been camping and researching how to organize, hack, and all around make our adventures be more frugal and, well, more fun and less work for mom. This is one of the best posts I’ve read. Well written. Great job and thanks for the brilliant ideas! I’m going to Dollar Tree TODAY!”
Weddings can be expensive, but these Dollar Tree wedding hacks mean you can pull off a gorgeous wedding without breaking the bank! While you might not want to go the cheapest route for every detail when planning your special day, hundreds of thousands of you sought out these clever wedding to-dos on Pinterest.
Reader Amy says: “Getting married in June and keep scouring H2S for ideas on realistic items. Taking advantage of all the Shutterfly promos and Walgreens deals to get photos of us enlarged to use as part of our decor… would love to see more! Thank you for all you do!”
The huge popularity of this topic on Facebook (and in search engines) pretty much testifies to the fact that it’s important to know which Dollar Tree deals are best buys (and which things are worth avoiding). Although everything is priced at just $1 each, some buys are a better value than others!
Reader Kay says: “I just went there yesterday and had a BALL shopping!!!”
Air fryers are so popular right now, so it goes without saying that this helpful guide from our very own Lina has been referenced, shared, and pinned a ton! If you’ve contemplated buying an Air Fryer, check out this post for 10 reasons you should splurge on this amazing kitchen gadget!
Reader Amy says: “I was on the fence about getting one until I saw this post. I ordered mine and it just came today! I made some chicken strips for lunch and it was so fast and perfectly crispy! I am excited to try all the recipe ideas! Thanks for the info, I really wanted someone else’s detailed opinion. 😀”
More sweet Dollar Tree finds!? Yes, please! Hundreds of thousands of parents across social media have turned to this article for simple, fun, and frugal activities that the kiddos can do this summer! Consider heading to your local Dollar Tree, where you can grab most of these items for just $1 each, to make these easy activities/crafts — you may even have some of these items on hand already!
Reader Sam says: “Wow! Thank you! I teach preschool and can’t wait to share this with my parents next week, and try some of these during summer camp! Thank you, we’re always looking for affordable fun DIY activities.”
We all know that sometimes store brands don’t always stack up to the name brands… but many consumers may not know that a variety of store brands are actually manufactured by the same companies producing popular brand name products – and at a fraction of the cost! Instead of paying more for the same (or a similar) product, many of you checked out these store brand items that we found to be just as good as their name-brand counterparts!
Reader Stella says: “Great post… what a coincidence… I was just at Costco this morning and purchased Kirkland Signature brand AAA batteries!”
With over 822 locations, Hobby Lobby is one of THE hottest craft stores in the United States! If you love shopping at Hobby Lobby and are looking for ways to get the most bang for your buck, check out these money-saving secrets before stepping foot inside their door. Like hundreds of other Pinterest pinners, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of Hobby Lobby Tip #3!
Reader Amy says: “I love love love Hobby Lobby. These are great tips!”
Will you be one of the millions of beachgoers spending time in the sand this summer? Every year, this post explodes in popularity all over again, due in no small part to these timeless, creative, helpful, and inexpensive tips to HACK your next beach trip like a pro 🏖! Enjoy the sun!
Reader Emily says: “Lol I love the disposable diaper idea for keeping your valuables! That is a good one!!”
With 25 million kids in the United States aged 12 and under, it’s no wonder so many of you with kids in tow checked out this list of restaurants where kids can eat FREE (or almost FREE) — SWEET!
In fact, our “kids eat free” posts are one of our most popular posts every time they hit the site (especially this post from 2016)! Note that offers may vary by region (and an adult entree purchase may be required).
Reader Brooke says: “I love the kids eat free app! We do a lot of traveling all across the country through my husbands work and I can’t tell you how many times we’ve used it. I’d say it’s accurate about 95% of the time.”
I know you love IKEA as much as I do (almost 100,000 of you found this post via Pinterest)! IKEA has the BEST selection of clever storage ideas that all have a chic, modern look to them, and you CANNOT beat their prices! Check out this 2016 post for some of our favorite items – including spice racks, utility carts, dollhouse shelving, and more!
Reader Angela says: “I thought it was a great post — I love IKEA and think it’s a blast to use some of their cheap organizational items in different ways around the house. 🙂”