This Reader Developed Lasting Friendships Through Our Amazing Hip2Save Community

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Friendships make our hearts warm! ❤️

This story from this week’s Happy Friday reader, Bunny, absolutely warmed our hearts beyond what words can describe!

Bunny shared a touching story about the friendships she’s developed from the Hip Community. We’re blown away by how beautiful friendships form stemming from the common interest of Hip2Save! 🥰

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As we approach the holidays and the new year, I would love to say how grateful I am for the three amazing connections I’ve made right here on Hip2Save.

A few years ago, a lady named Kerri mentioned she posted a trade that was unfortunately not reciprocated. I felt bad for her and immediately sent her the missing code that she had been hoping to receive.

Long story short, we started emailing each other codes and coupons. Then we decided it would be more efficient if we texted each other, especially if there was a hot deal. As time went on, our conversations had nothing to do with coupons or trading, more about life in general.

We’d make each other laugh. We supported each other through challenging times. A nice friendship developed.

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Fast forward to a recent fall weekend, Kerri and her boyfriend were traveling from NY to NC for a wedding. We met outside at a location close to Interstate 95. I brought them box lunches so they wouldn’t have to stop for food on the road. Kerri gifted me with a plethora of beauty gifts—a real bounty, too!

I can’t begin to tell you how nice it was meeting Kerri in person. She is a real gem. We had a lovely visit.

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And speaking of gems, I’ve also become friends with Tia in Florida and Denille in North Carolina. Two awesome ladies who have so much to share. Tia is funny, generous, and has a great outlook on life. And Denille is a new Mom—I get such a thrill whenever she sends pictures of her baby girl. It is my hope to also meet Tia and Denille in person one day soon.

What a gift all three ladies are to me! I wanted you to know how much I appreciate Hip2Save and all you do for your readers! 

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This is absolutely AMAZING! Thank you, Bunny, for touching our hearts and sharing this with us. Having a support system is so important, and we are thankful you found that within Hip2Save. 💖 We are so grateful for our incredible community.


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About the writer:

Kaitlyn has a Bachelor's Degree from St. John's University with 2 years of writing experience for LinkedIn, Celeb Magazine, and other various publications.

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Comments 26

  1. Shirl

    I love this!

  2. Kimberann1

    Love this! ❤️

  3. kspwife859

    Bunny! You made me cry this morning. What a touching and sweet story. The world needs more people like you and your Hip2Save friends! Merry Christmas to all!!

  4. Renee

    Hip2save is a wonderful community! Thanks for sharing your story. Loved it!

  5. Couponanimal

    Love this story!

  6. everest716

    What a great story!!! I love this site and community!!

  7. Melissa

    What a fantastic post to start our Friday! Thank you Hip2save😁

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome! 🥰

  8. jhaney1

    I’m not crying you are……🥺😭!!!!! What a beautiful post and a warm way to start the weekend! Thanks for the gentle nudge and encouraging words to get out there and pass along our gifts to others!♥️

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)


  9. Misty

    So sweet! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Holly

    What a beautiful story, thanks so much for sharing your lives with us!

  11. frugal lady2

    ❤️❤️❤️stories like this! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration! Also ❤️❤️❤️Hip2save and the community! Awesomeness!!!Happy Friday everyone!

  12. Heather

    I made a friendship with a lovely woman, Robin, thanks to your community as well. It’s been almost 10 years now. 💕

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Awww… love that! Thanks so much for sharing. 🥰

  13. Jiya

    Beautiful Story. Our world need more people like you..with kind & honest heart.💐🧡

  14. Darcy

    What a special post!!! Thank you Hip2Save for posting this wonderful, heartwarming story! In this crazy world we live in right now, it is a blessing to hear THIS kind of a story…

  15. Tia in FL

    Let me just say that Bunny is the kindest woman I have ever met and that includes all the women I know in my real life! I’m so fortunate to know her. 🙂

    • Denille

      Totally agree with you Tia! I feel blessed to have her in my life.

  16. Denille

    Oh my gosh I am over here in tears. Bunny is a blessing in my life as well. It is amazing to me that there are people like her, never met my baby girl and myself but so much like family to us!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      We are so happy for the special relationship you developed in this Hip Community! You can also see how remarkable you are from Bunny’s words as well!

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  18. sweetklouise

    I am over here bawling my eyes out. What I’d give to have friendships like that!

  19. Yess Min

    Wow. This is beautiful. It warms my heart to read this.

  20. justme

    I met a girl through Hip2Save too. It was about 10 years ago I think. And we even met once in real life and we still keep in touch. We shared a lot of deals over the years.

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