Here’s What Hip Readers Have Been Buying in January

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Check out these January reader recommendations from your fellow Hip2Savers!

holding bedjet remote in front of bed

Ever wonder what your fellow Hip2Save readers are buying these days? 🤔

We sure do! So we asked our Facebook followers to share their favorite recent purchases and we got so many fun responses! 😍

Whether it’s a deal spotted on Hip2Save, a product recommendation you wanted to share, or a fun splurge you’ve been saving up for, we’ve really enjoyed seeing how you’ve been spending your hard-earned money!

If you missed our December reader recommendations, you can find that post here!


Here are a few highlights from our Facebook discussion:

fabfitfun decorative winter box

Lots of you are loving the wine opener from this season’s Fab Fit Fun box.

I recently gave in and got a subscription to Fab Fit Fun. In my first box, I got a battery-operated wine bottle opener. I get excited every time I use it. It is amazing! I had a few in the past that were horrible. – Becky


Seriously, I asked my husband how we ever lived without it! I didn’t even open the box for a month. I expected it to be junk, but I love it! – Beth


My sister gave me the one from her box and I love it! – Mika


Best subscription box ever! – Elizabeth


woman pulling on waistband of leggings

Some of you share our love of 90 Degree By Reflex leggings.

I’ve gotten so many compliments on these leggings. I wear them with oversized sweaters! – Meagan


I got them too, and I love them. – Mandy


adventure mug sitting on black mug warmer on desk

This Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer has some serious multipurpose potential.

This is AMAZING – I wish it were cuter or a different color, but hands down it’s amazing and life-changing for me, who constantly microwaves my tea or coffee multiple times before finishing a mug. – Julie C.


I have it and love it too. – Nikki


I use this as a candle warmer. I get the scent without the soot! – Timera


It also works great as a candle warmer/melter when your jar candles have wax left but no longer burn. Place on the warmer and let them melt! – Julie R.


Hint Water on shelf

Some readers are experiencing buyer’s remorse over their Hint Water purchase.

My worst purchase was hint water. I got 4 for $5 and it was a waste of money. Maybe I can push it on the grandkids…LOL – Sheri


That water is not good and WAAAYYY overpriced! I’d rather infuse my own water. – Angie


That water is SO gross! – Tanya


bedjet under a bed

Many of you think that the BedJet Cooling & Heating Bed Fan System is a splurge worth every penny!

A BedJet! The best purchase in years. Cold? Turn on the heat. Get too hot? Turn on the cool again. It’s perfect because it’s not a direct type of cool – it’s like when you first get into bed and your sheets have that nice crisp cool feel, but it stays like that. It’s amazing! – Kristin


I love mine too! I hit the “turbo” button while I’m getting ready for bed and slide into a nice, warm cloud! Mine has a problem staying in sync with the Bluetooth, but it’s plugged into my nightstand so I just unplug it and plug it back in when it won’t connect. I always use the app rather than the remote. – Sara


We have the BedJet 3 with the cloud sheet. My husband and I luckily are on the same page about being hot or cold (or he lies to make me comfortable). – Christina


I live in AZ and hate sleeping hot. I got one 3 years ago. LOVE!! I don’t really use it in winter because it doesn’t get super cold, but summers are long and it works great! – Charity


kitchen interior

Jo Ann’s results have us sold on the Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation Kit.

The Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation Kit from Home Depot – no sanding and lots of colors to pick from! It took me seven days but I had some downtime because some days there were other people in the house doing things and I couldn’t work. But it only took me a couple of hours each day. The kit was $88 and I had materials left over and did a vanity in our vacation home as well. – Jo Ann


I used this on my boring oak cabinets 6 years ago. It’s held up so well! – Ricki


Rotato Express with lemon

The Rotato Express is a nifty kitchen gadget that comes highly recommended by our readers.

Not something I bought, but the Rotato Express was a gift. When I opened it I thought, WTH? But this works and saves me so much time. I have arthritis and lupus and this helps so much. And it doesn’t waste much of the potato. Best gift!!! – Melissa


I just used mine tonight! Love that thing! Seriously a time saver. – Jayna


My mom had the original one too. She loved it! I want the newer one! – Jacqueline


box containing a kids modular couch displayed in sams club

Several readers are loving the Sam’s Club Nugget Couch Dupe

We got the Sam’s club version of the Nugget for our 4 & 2-year-olds. They love it. It gets daily use and seems to be holding up well with constant jumping and using as a slide. I have a feeling it’ll get a lot of use over the years! – Samantha


Same! I think my husband and I lounge in it even more than the kids use it. So glad we got one. – JoAnna


Totally agree! We bought 2 colors and my kids love them. – LeeAnne


We got one for our 4 and 7 year old… almost wishing we had 2, but we don’t have room for that. I may or may not have used it myself to watch the football game last weekend. It’s pretty comfy! – Bridget


hand holding white sheets

It turns out that pricey bed sheets aren’t always worth the hype.

Boll and Branch sheets… not worth the price. I returned them. – Lynn


I have a set. I like them, they are soft. But would not buy again or recommend. The sides come out of the dryer like an accordion, even if taken out immediately. – Patti


Same with Brooklinen! I wished I had returned them. Wanted to like them but were never comfortable and wrinkled terribly. – Julie


I love my Target sheets! They are $60 and cotton, fitted corners and they feel good! – Angie


hand holding a box with copper colored coffee mug inside

We found several fans of the Ember temperature-controlled coffee mug.

My Ember mug! I love that it keeps my coffee at the perfect temp! I have the 14 oz. one and refill it throughout the morning – Tanya


I love mine! Best coffee mug ever! – Susan


Same! – Selena


Ninja Professional Blender in shopping cart at costco

The Ninja Professional Blender has won over many of our readers.

Ninja Professional Blender. Best blender I’ve ever had! Powerful and makes great smoothies, etc. And super easy to clean – no stupid bottom gasket! This one is 72 oz. so I can’t take it with me, but we are loving getting more fruits and veggies. – Kathy


Yes! The IQ feature is amazing! – Angie


I love mine too! – Jackie


Same, I love blending smoothies and my kids are eating tons of fruit smoothies now!! – Kara


Thank you so much to everyone who shared their January reader recommendations with us!

If you missed getting the chance to add your recent purchases to the discussion, feel free to share them in the comments below, or join the conversation over on Facebook!


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Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 3 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and Hip2Save.


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Comments 9

  1. Hipgrandma

    I like HINT water. Not a fan of sparkling stuff so this works for me. I do agree about the price. Best bet is Costco

  2. Tracy

    From reading the comments on the Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer, I just had to buy it. Thank you – can’t wait to smell candles not burning in my home!!!!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome! Hope you love it, Tracy!

  3. acgold

    I am glad I am not the only one who hates Hint water. I am a big water drinker. I think it tastes terrible and I tried a few flavors!

  4. TheQueenBee

    Can you use mug warmers on metal cups.. like tumblers?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! I did find this listed in the Q&A – “The warmer can be used with ceramic mugs or outer body stainless steel mugs, but not suitable for stainless steel mugs that use a plastic outer cover for insulation.”

      Hope this might be helpful! 💖

      • TheQueenBee

        Yes. Thank you!

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          You bet! 🥰

  5. Lacey Rewerts

    I got the BedJet for Christmas! I still think it’s overpriced…I feel like the machine is way basic and the remote is overkill. But my sleeping has been easier. And as someone who sleeps really hot I’m hoping its the “fix” this summer.

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