These BFFs Coupon Together & Are the Ultimate Hip2Save Frugal Fans!

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We love scoring a deal as much as the next person and hope our site helps you navigate the best savings possible! 🤑That’s why we love hearing money-saving stories like from this week’s Happy Friday readers Melissa and Leydi!

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I’ve been following Hip2Save for over ten years, but I introduced my friend Leydi to the site in the last several months. Not only did Leydi love Hip2Save, but she took it to the next level; now, she is constantly finding deals and making money in the process! Last Friday evening, she told me about a soda deal that applied to select sodas. Between store sales, Ibotta coupons, and Shopkicks, you could make $10 AND get all the soda for free!

using the Ibotta app on a smart phone

It was single-digit temps here in Chicagoland, and I did NOT want to go out at 9:45 when the store closed at 10:00 to buy soda (even if I was getting paid for it lol). Well, she talked me into it, and here we are waiting to pay after frantically finding the specific sodas that qualified for the offer while the song ‘Run Run Rudolph’ played on the store sound system! I got a whole bunch of free soda to serve with Christmas dinner for 18 people, and I got $10, too! Now, we are couponing partners in crime!

soda liters in store

What a SCORE, Melissa and Leydi! We absolutely love hearing how much our readers save. If you didn’t know, you’re all encouraged to share the deals you’ve scored by emailing us at and giving us as much detail about the deal as possible. Mention any promo codes to use, where you found coupons, store location (if in person), any known exclusions, etc. The more, the better… and thank YOU in advance! 

If you’re looking for more information on shopping with money-saving apps, check out why we love Ibotta and Shopkick!


Do you have a funny, “Hip”, or unique tip to share?! 🎙 Fill out our Happy Friday form! Every Friday, we post one submission by a Hip2Save reader (view past submissions) that gives us a glimpse into their frugal lifestyle or simply makes us smile. For the best odds of having your submission picked, check out our Happy Friday tips post!

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Comments 11

  1. lisa

    That is so nice to have a friend to deal hunt and coupon with! I don’t remember how long I’ve been a subscriber, but it seems like a long time. Happy Friday!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Happy Friday, Lisa! Thanks so much for being a Hip reader throughout the years! 🤗💓

  2. everest716

    Love couponing friends!!! That’s how I got started: another hockey Mom working on her binder during practice showing me the ropes! Cannot believe that was over 10 years ago!! Times and deals have changed but saving money has never been more important with today’s prices! Keep it up!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      I had a coupon binder too, years ago! 😆 I agree! Saving sure is important these days! Thanks for commenting. 💞

  3. Melissa

    I never even told Leydi I submitted this because I figured ‘what are the chances?’ It was fun calling her up this morning and wait for her reaction when she scrolled down and saw the post 🤣🤣🤣

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      LOL! SO sweet! I just love your story, Melissa! 💞 Such a fun friendship! Thanks again for sharing with us! 🥰

  4. Mollie

    How did they use Shopkick?

  5. Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

    I happened to come across this post just now and wanted to say how much I love this! Great score Melissa and Leydi! <3

  6. Sherri

    This reminds me of my best friend who introduced me to hip2save over 10 years ago.💕 Things have changed a lot in the couponing world but we still text each other all the hot deals that we find☺️ So grateful for her and hip2save…I’ve saved thousands over the years!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      How sweet! Thanks for the kind words and for being a longtime follower, Sherri! 🤗❤️ We sure are grateful for YOU!

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