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Collin in Unicorn Costume - Happy New Year

What a year it’s been!

As we wrap up 2018, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the last 12 months.

This year, we’ve had almost 188 million views on the site, over 30k posts, and generated almost 80k comments. We were the busiest on November 23rd (hello, Black Friday!) with over 1.3 million page views!

We’re so happy you (our Hip2Save community) have been so engaged during 2018! We thought you might enjoy our highlights of this year.

Highs & lows

Collin pointing at fun keto signs

•  High: Launching a new sister site — Hip2Keto!

Looking to start a new way of eating in 2019? Conquer your New Year’s resolutions with help from our new keto site, Hip2Keto.com, where you can learn more about the keto lifestyle, whip up keto recipes, and stay educated with our Ask a Keto Nutritionist series.

•  High: Celebrating our 10th Birthday!

Yup, we turned 10! 🎉 And we posted a series of Top 10 posts to celebrate along with giving away some of Collin’s favorite things!

While we love celebrating the great moments, we’ve certainly witnessed some lows as well…

ToysRUs Store Front

•  Low: ALL ToysRUs & BabiesRUs Retail Stores Closed

Back in March of 2018, ToysRUs announced shocking news that all stores in the U.S., including BabiesRUs locations would be closing. Sadly, over 30,000 people lost their jobs. You can read more about this here.

•  Low: Build-A-Bear Pay Your Age Fiasco

Build-A-Bear Workshop hosted a Pay Your Age Day in which Build-A-Bear Bonus Club Members could score any Furry Friend for the price of just their kiddos age (minimum $1). This promotion was so popular that Build-A-Bear was forced to close the lines in ALL U.S. Stores due to crowd and safety concerns. However, they did come up with an awesome way to make good on their promo!

Top Deals

These were the hottest offers that Hip2Save readers couldn’t get enough of!

thongies baby diapers on sale hip2save

Exciting posts from 2018:


Top Tips

From cooking to shopping to our favorite products, these tips were the most appealing to Hip2Save readers!

Most popular: 16 Genius Instant Pot Hacks.

Other popular tips from 2018:

Top Recipes

Ready those tastebuds! These recipes had Hip2Save readers salivating before they could even preheat the oven.

Most craved: This Easy Slow Cooker Keto Taco Soup is Perfect for Fall re-posted on Hip2Keto.com

Other craveable recipes from 2018:

Top Personal Posts from Collin

Collin & Bryn in Shower Caps

Here’s what Collin dished about in 2018:

collin celebrating hip2save birthday

2018 has been very good to us, and we’ve got so many ideas in store as we enter 2019! Thank you to all of our dedicated readers who’ve stuck with us throughout the years (many since 2008!). It’s because of you that this Hip2Save community grows bigger and better each year. 🤗

See ya in the new year! 🎉

Join The Discussion

Comments 55

  1. Angela

    This year was so fun! Thank you hip2save team! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in 2019! 🙂

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You are so welcome! 🙌 Here’s to an AWESOME 2019! 🎉

  2. Denisec

    Happy new Year!!!
    Thank you all for another wonderful year! Can’t wait to see what 2019 brings!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Happy New Year! 🎉

  3. Shelly

    Thank you so much for saving me so much money this year! I love shopping and I so appreciate all your tips and hard work. Happy new year!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You are so welcome! Thanks for the kind words. Happy New Year! 🎊

  4. MrsFelix1004

    Did you ever replace your Engagement Ring?

  5. I❤Cats

    Thank you so much for everything, Hip2Save team & community! Cheers to a wonderful New Year & thongies! 😉

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You are so very welcome! Happy New Year! 🤗

  6. Jackie

    I have been with you guys since January 2009. I will never forget because it was right after my daughter was born 💕

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Awww… thanks so much for being a loyal follower through the years. It means so much! ❤️

  7. Laura

    I probably account for a considerable number of those page views personally, lol.
    Happy new year to all of you hard-working ladies- and gentleman!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Happy New Year! Thanks so much for being a reader! 😃

  8. Meghan

    Happy New Year!! I have LOVED your site since 2012! Thank you for all the deals!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Thanks so much for being a loyal reader! Happy New Year! 🎊

  9. Kim

    Thank you Collin and the Hip2Save team! I have been with you the whole 10 years and you have saved my family so much over the years! Looking forward to a great 2019 and another 10 years!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You are so welcome, and thank YOU for the sweet comment! It is so VERY appreciated! And thanks for sticking with us for TEN years! You ROCK!

  10. Charlene

    Happy New Year!!
    Without your sight I wouldn’t be able to purchase certain items due to the cost. You’ve helped us save money.
    Thank you!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You are so welcome! HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🎊

  11. Big Heart

    Thanks Hip2save…..can’t wait to save more, laugh more and see other good stuff happens on your site! Happy New Year everyone 🍻

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Happy New Year! 🎉😍🤗

  12. LRJ

    I’ve been using H2S for ten years…I cannot even begin to think of how much money I’ve saved and how much extra we’ve been able to afford for our kids Christmas and birthdays through the years. Very grateful for H2S. ❤️

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Your sweet comment is so appreciated! Thanks so much for sticking with us through all of these years! ❤️

  13. Mona

    Very grateful to Hip2save. Happy New year 2019

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Happy New Year! 🎉

  14. Vanessa

    Happy New Year Collin and Team. I’ve been a Hip2saver since 2010. Thanks for posting all the great deals and fun videos.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Thanks so much for being a follower since 2010! HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🎉

  15. SuzV

    Thank you H2S for the wonderful savings in 2018! I have learned so much from Colin & team and have been able to pay it forward by sharing with family, friends, and my church. I appreciate your time, talent, and devotion to helping us! Happy New Year, and I look forward to what 2019 brings because of your app!

  16. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    So awesome that you have been able to pay it forward! ❤️ Happy New Year! 🎉

  17. pless

    It’s great people like you that I love to see succeed!! Thanks so much for the great year and all the hard work you do!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You are very welcome! Thanks so much for the kind words! They sure mean a lot!

  18. Jen

    Gotta take a sec and thank you and your team for the Hip2Keto site. I’ve been a long, long time follower of Hip2Save and I peruse the site multiple times daily. However, your Hip2Keto site provides me with support and comfort. Support for figuring out what the heck it was all about AND comfort knowing I am not alone. So, thank you! Happy New Year to you and your entire team!!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You are SO very welcome, Jen! Thanks a ton for the sweet comment and for being a valued reader! Super glad you have been loving the hip2keto site! Happy New Year! 🎉❤

  19. JP23

    Not sure how many guys frequent this site but I have for years and have turned many on to it. Thanks for all of the work your team does each day. It’s amazing how many things in my home and how many gifts my girls have gotten for Christmas because of directions you have pointed us. My resolution for h2s is no more alerts on all the amazing things being found for 90% off after Christmas at Targets located in some alternate universe while the ones around me have somehow already totally moved on to isles of bulk food and Valentines Day candy. 😜. I ❤️h2s

  20. Colorado Amy

    I think my favorite thing you guys did in 2018 was Walmart Wednesday. Thanks for all the deals you post!

    • Anna Rose

      Yes! That was awesome. That comes second to Lina’s recipes for me! Thank you so much Hip2Save Team!!!

  21. babymair

    Happy New Year !Collin,and team..I loved so many things that were posted this year. My two boys have also become little followers. I am so glad I found this site 4 years ago .My youngest was getting treatments, and money was so tight.I started saving money on everything.. That was the 1st Christmas in a few years ,that was truly not so stressful. I cant thank you guys enough for what you do.Cant wait for what the new year will bring .Keep up the good work and God bless.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Aww, Thanks for the kind feedback! So happy you have been able to grab the savings when you needed it most! Wishing your family all the best in the New Year! 🎉❤

  22. charlyt38

    Happy new year team H2S.!!!!

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks so much! Wishing you all the best in the New Year!

  23. missy

    Happy New Year Collin and Team and hip followers. This is my favorite site. I check it a thousand times a day. Wonderful savings. Happy 2019 : )

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aww, thanks for stopping by each day, Missy! It is truly appreciated! Happy New Year!

  24. Rhonda

    Collin, y’all are awesome. If I have said “Hip2Save” once this year I have said it. MILLION times. People are amazed by their gifts and “oh my gosh this is awesome, where did you find this!” Hip2Save!!!! Of course!!!

    God Bless you and now i see there’s a Hip2Keto! Oh.my.gosh! Yay

    Happy New Year!!

  25. Sri

    Hi Collin and team, Happy New Year to u all. Thanks a lot for what you all r doing for us.
    Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re very welcome, Sri! Happy New Year!

  26. Bunny

    Love Love Love Hip2Save! Collin and team you do an amazing job day in and day out. You are my one and only go-to savings site. Love to talk with strangers in line at the grocery store (hey, that’s just me!) and in the process have told so many people about the wonderful savings I read about every day on Hip2Save.

    Keep up the good work you do and look forward to what’s in store for 2019. Happy New Year Hip2Save <3

  27. Marcia

    I started following within a couple of months of the beginning of Hip2save. Have been clicking away and saving big time since. One of my first clicks of the day as well as one of my last, just in case I accidentally missed a post from my dozen other clicks throughout the day. I have been singing Hip2save’s praises for 10 years to all who ask and to many who were in my presence when once again I scored a good deal. Oh the eye rolls I receive at times and the awe at others makes me one proud consumer! Thank you sincerely Collin and team for all your work on our behalf. Looking forward to continuing to being a part of your grateful community!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re most welcome, Marcia! Thanks for being a longtime reader! We sure appreciate YOU!

  28. Michelle

    Happy New Year! Thank you to you and your family and team for all that you do! I’ve saved so much money by following your site over the years! I love Hip2Save and I tell everyone about it! I hope you and your family have a great year! I’m looking forward to many more deals!!! P.S. did you ever find your ring? Lol I sure hope you do!! 🙂

  29. Sabrina

    Love you site – I actually remember your first post (or one of the very first) because when I discovered your blog, you were still new enough that I was able to click back to the first post! I believe it was a picture of little Piper with a haul from Walgreens 🙂 (I could totally be remembering that wrong though). You’ve helped me find so many presents and things my family needed (or just wanted) for less! I love and appreciate your site. I have told so many others about it too and they love it as well. Best wishes for 2019!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Aww, How cool! You’re very welcome, Sabrina! Thanks so much for enjoying the deals with us through the years! Super glad you could grab the savings on items you needed most! Wishing you all the best in the New Year! 💕

  30. Jaden

    I’m one of those OG Hip2Savers from 2008 and I can’t tell you how happy it has made me to watch your site grow and change over the years, and how many people I have recommended it to!!

    Back when I first found you, I cannot tell you how invaluable your site was to my family. We were in a very tough financial place and I know that we wouldn’t have been able to have the same quality of life if I hadn’t found Hip2Save and learned your deal shopping ways when I did.

    Now, I am in a different place (more financially sound, but somewhat recently divorced and now navigating the single mom life with three kids) but still here following those deals! I appreciate them all so much, but I also really appreciate the personal touches and posts you do here. After so many years of following you and reading along, I feel as if we are old friends!! Thank you Collin and the Hip2Save crew for being amazing!! Watching your site blow up with success over the years has been a real joy. Here’s to a happy and wonderful 2019!

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