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Over the past decade, Hip2Save has been able to post SO many awesome freebies and deals – thanks to all of our amazing readers who have passed many of them along to us! ❤

Did you know: Hip2Save has published over 150,000 posts over the past 10 years – that’s an average of 41 posts per day! 🎉

AND, since we’re celebrating Hip’s 10th birthday, we thought it’d be fun to recap some of our favorite freebies and deals over the years. From in-store deals to exciting sweepstakes and HOT freebies, we definitely had a hard time narrowing our faves down to just a few!

2008:

Hip2Save decade of favorite freebies and deals – Collin's Walgreens helpers back in 2008

When I first launched the site back in 2008, I loved shopping at Walgreens! I managed to snag quite a few freebies, money-makers, and lots of unbelievably inexpensive items.

I can’t believe how young Piper and Ayden were 😢 — they were such good helpers and loved posing with my Walgreens loot! Time flies!


2009:

Hip2Save decade of favorite freebies and deals – Collin at Kmart

Oh the good ‘ol days of Kmart Double Deals! I remember scoring over $280 worth of products for just over $25 – including tax! 😱 I was super excited and walked out of Kmart with a huge smile I couldn’t seem to wipe off my face! I was one proud coupon lovin’ momma! 💃


Old Navy Weekly

Oh, and anyone else remember staying up super late for those *HOT* $75 off $100 and $50 off $100 Old Navy coupons found on the OldNavyWeekly.com site back in 2009?! Those were awesome! 😍

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“I remember staying up late searching for those awesome Old Navy coupons – and the day I won a $50 off $100 purchase coupon, it felt like I had won the lottery! We were able to score such great deals with that coupon.” 


2010:

Hip2Save decade of favorite freebies and deals – hairclips at the limited

From 54¢ Hair Clips at The Limited, to a FREE ProForce Cleaning Kit for Sam’s Club members, to the FREE candy at Rite Aid, FREE Fisher-Price car with free shipping, and a $9 Listerine money-maker at Walgreens, there were lots of fun deals in 2010!

“There was a moment when I was checking out at The Limited… digging in my purse for a couple quarters and a few pennies… and well, I felt a tad bit like Julia Roberts on Pretty Women. You know, when she goes in the high-end store and is asked to leave. But then I remembered, I am so PROUD of what I’m doing. I’m being smart with my money and if they can’t respect that, then they’re the ones that have issues– NOT me!”  


2011:

Hip2Save decade of favorite freebies and deals – Where's the Beef

Anyone remember the fun Wendy’s “Here’s the Beef” T-Shirt Contest? There were so many Hip2Save readers who won a free shirt, like this cute couple who were featured on a Happy Friday post!

“My husband and I both won these shirts back in 2011 and my hubby actually wore his the other day while working out (in 2018, y’all). I was like… where in the world did you dig that up from!?” – Mary


And what about the FREE 24 Count Case of Enfamil Nursette Bottles?! WHOA!😱


2012:

Hip2Save decade of favorite freebies and deals – CVS Craig money maker

If you were a CVS shopper back in 2012, there was a smokin’ HOT deal you could score on a Craig 4GB MP3 Player! A reader had emailed to let me know that these MP3 Players that were listed in the weekly ad for $49.99 (reg. $79.99!) were ringing up for ONLY $9.99 and you’d get back a $10 CVS CashCard! Were any of you able to score this deal back in the day? If so, do you still use your MP3 player? 😂

“I remember being able to score this deal and that’s when I fell in love with CVS!” – Angie


2013:

Hip2Save decade of favorite freebies and deals – Timex Deal at Target

This Timex/Earrings Target deal was such a FUN deal to find… I paid only $2.38 for BOTH items! 😮

Also, does anyone remember this *HOT* $25 off any $25 purchase + free shipping Piperlime deal back in 2013? The post has 1700 comments! WOW!

“I definitely was on a coupon HIGH after scoring this Timex Target deal!” – Collin

And we can’t forget about these awesome sweepstakes and giveaways! 🙌 Who remembers entering the awesome Biscoff Spread Giveaway? A lot of Hip2Save readers won… and I did, too — a whopping SEVEN jars of yumminess! 😋

And did anyone win a prize from this Lunchables Instant Win Game or this Bud Light Instant Win Game? Quite a few Hip2Save readers entered these games and won too! So fun!


2014:

Oh how we loved this Starbucks gift card promo back in 2014!

Hip2Save decade of favorite freebies and deals – Hot Wheels Giveaway Hip2Save

And how about the Hot Wheels Track Builder giveaways on the Scott Shared Values site? Back in 2014, they hosted a few different giveaways with awesome freebies that quite a few of us scored!

“I remember when this freebie showed up in the mail. It was so awesome and made my son’s day!”


2015:

Hip2Save decade of favorite freebies and deals – NFLShop

Do you remember signing up for this FREE $25 off $25.01 NFLShop.com promo code with FREE shipping freebie?! Many Hip2Savers were able to get some sweet deals with this promotion!

And how can we forget the 35 FREE personalized holiday postcards with FREE shipping?!

Plus, a lot of us were able to score FREE personalized ProfilePro Shampoo and Conditioner. WooHoo for free hair care products!  💁

“I remember when my personalized shampoo and conditioner showed up in the mail and thinking how fun it would be to take on vacation!” 


2016:

Hip2Save decade of favorite freebies and deals – Victoria's secret revised-envelopes

Where do we even START? With the tons of FREE Victoria’s Secret Reward Cards everyone scored without making a purchase? The HOT $10 off $10 purchase Yankee Candle coupon? This HOT Lands’ End Kids Backpack Deal? The FREE Chipotle Burrito text offer, and FREE Taylormade Golf Balls or Golf Clubs! Oh and let’s not forget about the HOT Apple iPad clearance finds some of you were able to score at Walmart! There were lots of awesome deals back in 2016!

“I remember ALL of my frugal friends sending in for DOZENS of those Victoria’s Secret Rewards Cards. Some of them scored HUGE, too!” – Jamie


2017:

Hip2Save decade of favorite freebies and deals – Walmart Bic razors

Do you remember this high value $4/1 Bic Disposable razors coupon that made for better than FREE razors at Walmart!? Those high-value coupons are what keep me excited about couponing!

“High value coupons that result in better than free products give me such a coupon rush! It’s like cash is just printing from my printer!” – Amber

And what about this White House Black Market promo that scored us FREE jewelry?!

Plus, we loved getting FREE Papa John’s pizza 🍕, FREE Bacon Wrapping paper 🥓, and more in 2017!

Oh and the 50,000 who won FREE $5 Walmart gift cards! 💃


…as for 2018:

Some of our favorites so far…

What’s been your favorite deal this year so far? We’d love to hear it in the comments below!

And, truly, thanks for taking this amazing ride with us! 😍 Here’s to 10 more years of deals, freebies, sweepstakes, and frugal fun! 💃

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  1. Dani O

    My husband still has his where’s the beef shirt too. I remember her wore it Halloween 2011 with a pair of aviators, a bad fake mustache & a pseudo police hat. LOL.

    I remember many Sundays in 2011 gathering up as many Albertson’s ads as I could because they only allowed 3-Twice the Value coupons per transaction. And when LivingSocial first came on the scene and offered 5 Big Macs for $5 or something wild like that.

    I started couponing in 2011 when we unexpectedly welcomed our second but still had a toddler in diapers. We went through a lot of diaper deals and a lot of formula deals in that time frame. But it just kind of stuck to get us through an unemployment stint, cancer treatment and pay for a few vacations along with being able to give more than we ever could have without the deal match ups. Congrats, H2S on a successful 10 years & countless lives touched by your dedication.

  2. Terry Sizemore

    I too was a winner of the Where’s the Beef Tee. I just got rid of it in May!

  3. Carina

    I loved those victoria secret cards. Many almost free panties and stuff.

  4. Ladybugpam

    I opted for sunglasses for the target deal cuz I needed some and I don’t wear a watch. I still have them and I just wore them the other day when my newest pair needed repair. What a trip seeing those old Target Mobil coupons again! I used to get so much free stuff at Kmart with double coupons! Times sure have changed. Thanks for the trip down coupon memory lane

  5. Kim

    I’ve been a hip2saver since 2009. Back then, I carried a giant 3 ring binder in a big red shoulder bag just like Collin’s. I spent every Sunday cutting out all my coupons. Remember double couponing at midnight at Walmart and Kroger? I would see a post for a free razor at Target or something like that and would load up and drive there just to get the deal. And find the item all sold out on so many occasions. But I couldn’t stop, I was an addict! It was such a high to score the deal! Oh the good ol’ days. I have saved so much $$$ over the last 9 years, it’s crazy. I still check this site daily. Thanks for providing this service to your loyal followers! Cheers!

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