Introducing the Hip Post – What We’re Buying, Doing, Trying On… And Who We’re Pranking!
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Here’s what our Hip2Save team members have been up to when we’re off the clock…
Ever wonder what’s happening behind the scenes at Hip?
Our team works tirelessly around the clock on a daily basis to source hot deals, test products, create delicious recipes, and so much more! We’re undoubtedly committed to bringing you all the best content & adding value to your lives whenever possible.
That said, some of our best (and funniest) conversations happen behind the scenes, so we thought it would be fun to get a little personal with you all. In fact, we’re turning it into a whole, new series!
Whether it’s something we’re buying, something we did, or how our lives are everchanging, we want YOU to be a part of it too!
This is what our Hip team has been up to in September…
Jen is planning a scary prank amidst her kitchen remodel. 😱
When September 1st rolls around, we jump into full-on Fall mode over here, but my Hip sidekick, Jen, took it to a whole other level with her skeleton prank idea. 😬 I totally didn’t realize that a major kitchen remodel is the perfect opportunity to hide a skeleton in a blank space between cabinets. 😆 It’s sure to be a scary surprise for whoever discovers it during the next kitchen remodel. 💀🤣
That is some serious commitment to a prank! LOL!
She scored one for $28.88 at Walmart and is gearing up to stash this guy away once her kitchen cabinets start to be installed!
Jen also transformed her hair in minutes…
Buy it on Amazon – $33.99
Last month, we posted an awesome deal on some Style Edit Root Touch-up which Jen was sure to snag immediately given the incredible online reviews. This month, she gave it a try and is completely flipping out over her results! Here’s what she shared with us:
“This stuff does EXACTLY what it says – I love it! It only takes about 2 minutes and my roots are hidden. It does such a phenomenal job at hiding the line of demarcation when hair grows out which means I can go longer in between hair coloring! So amazing!”
Krystal made all of us get baby fever when she welcomed her new addition.
Team member, Krystal, who’s one of our awesome deal content writers, welcomed her adorable new baby this month and he couldn’t be any cuter! Congrats, Krystal!
The exciting news even made Stetson’s emotions act up a little bit…
…And he said he’ll be staying away from the water. 😂 Oh, Stetson!
Lina got the cutest & most unique essential oil diffuser ever.
Buy it on Amazon – $35.99
- Plus, save an additional 8% with Amazon’s clippable coupon!
If there’d be anyone on our team to find an essential oil diffuser that looks like the cutest succulent potted plant ever, it would be Lina! We can’t get over how cute it is! 😍
Oh, and it lights up! 😍 We’ll take them all, please!
Lina also scored the Birkenstock Costco deal we recently posted.
Working at Hip is such a blessing that none of our team takes for granted! That said, almost all of us find it hard to keep ourselves from doing way too much online deal shopping. Lina is obsessed with her new trendy sandals!
I started a major DIY backyard project, so I’m basically working two full-time jobs. LOL!
And I’m already wondering what I was thinking! 🤣 I’m half kidding. LOL! On a serious note…WOW, I have a newfound respect for people who do this type of work for a living, because with raising 3 kiddos, football every day (and my significant other is coaching), our regular work, etc. I am TIRED! Phew!
Needless to say, it’s progress pictures like this one above that keeps me going and I’m so excited to share more about my frugal backyard when it’s done. We just finished up our patio which cost us just $300! Stay tuned for more. 😉
Stetson apparently loves spending his free time thrift shopping.
We honestly never get tired of seeing what Stetson’s up to so when he shares his random free time escapades, we only love him more! Man, you can find anything at Goodwill. 😂
We’re honestly not sure which look we love more. LOL! 🤣
Hip Tip: Check out these Stranger Things thrift store costumes our team put together last Halloween!
Melinda & her family said goodbye to their summer, house tent.
One of our newest team members, Melinda, just moved back to the US with her husband and three kiddos from Jamaica! Imagine starting a new job, making an international move during a pandemic, and living in a tent for the summer! We’re convinced this chick can do it all!
Even more exciting, they’ll be spending fall in their new home!
After losing her mom to COVID ❤️😥, we were so thrilled to see Melinda and her family enjoy an uplifting and exciting milestone this month! While it may have been bittersweet to say goodbye to their cozy tent, they closed on their new home. Congrats, Melinda!
Speaking of new homes, Jenna finally found her dream home!
After many months of searching, 20+ house showings, and many emotions, team member, Jenna – finally ended her many months of searching for the perfect home! We got a sneak peek and we can’t get over all the character & charm inside! Congrats, Jenna!
We’re all mind-blown over Angela’s trash can cleaning service.
While all of Angela’s friends left town for Fall break adventures, she’s living life in the fast lane by splurging on her monthly trash bin cleaning. Yes, it’s a real thing. 🤣 And yes, our entire Hip team wants to do it now. 😂 She said it’s $9.99 for the first bin and $4.99 for each additional bin!
Who else needs this in their life?! 🙋🏼♀️
While Angela’s trash bin was getting cleaned, she was working from her favorite new computer monitor.
Buy it on Amazon – $348.96 (regularly $400)
If you’re dreaming of a shiny new Mac computer, Angela’s hack may just be a total game-changer for you. She recently purchased this monitor on Amazon to hook up to her Macbook, Magic keyboard, and mouse so now all those pesky, hard-to-see open tabs are a whole lot easier to manage. Here’s what she said about her new setup:
“I feel like I have an iMac again but for a lot less money. I’m so obsessed with this monitor! It’s 4K, and also works as a TV so you can pair it wirelessly via AirPlay 2 with your Apple Devices, even your phone too!”
Hip Tip: In the market for a new laptop? These are the best laptops on the market right now.
Jessica scored a mega deal on this sectional from Costco.
Jessica was so stoked to share this bad boy she scored at Costco for just $1,000.99! And she even scored a French door Samsung stainless steel refrigerator for just $999.99! This means she stayed $700 UNDER her original shopping budget for two major home items she can now check off her list AND it paid for half of next year’s Costco membership! So Hip2Save, Jessica! 👏🏻
Hip Tip: These are other wildly popular items Costco has that are worth the membership alone.
Eden scored what might be the cutest purse of all time.
Buy it on Amazon – $25.99
A shiny black purse with a black matte phone – we honestly couldn’t be more obsessed with Eden’s style and this find is one for the books! 🙌🏻 While she scored hers with free shipping on Zulily, we found it for all of you on Amazon, which also ships free with any Prime membership. Sweet!
Melinda, Emily, and about 10 other Hip team members grabbed the OXO cookie press deal we shared.
Buy it on Amazon – $33.95 (was $15, hopefully it drops in price again soon!)
We’re not shy to admit that we’re always influencing each other at Hip2Save. In fact, when we shared a super hot $15 sale on this OXO cookie press, about half our company decided they needed one too. 😆
Needless to say, I expect to receive ALL the cookies this holiday season! LOL!
Emily learned how to get the most out of her thought-to-be expired eggs.
When you work remotely with 40+ other people, you learn quite a few life hacks. For example, this month at Hip, Emily learned that when you have a dozen eggs past their best buy date, you can easily test them for freshness by putting them in 4 inches of water.
Fresh eggs will sink to the bottom, whereas eggs that should be tossed will float to the top. You learn something new every day! 🙌💡
Lina is loving her new washable dining room rug.
Buy it on Walmart.com – $57.99 – $139.99
Lina can’t say enough good things about her new, washable rug she scored off Zulily (no longer available, but we did find it on Walmart.com)! If you haven’t hopped on this washable rug trend yet, you’re totally missing out!
It’s fashionable, practical, and affordable. What’s not to love?! 😍
Stacy saved nearly $5,000 by switching her old skylights to Solatubes.
After receiving multiple quotes to replace her broken & leaking skylights for around $5,000, Stacy discovered she could affordably replace them with Solatubes instead! Here’s what she said about her home upgrade:
“Oh my gosh, the quote to convert our skylights to Solatubes was crazy low! Like thousands lower! We had them do the conversion and it looked and felt so much better. No more heat AT ALL but lots of natural light.
We loved it so much that we had them install two in our kitchen. The part I’m really excited about is that our kitchen and attached dining area were so dark and dungeon-y but this totally fixed the problem. Plus, we ended up paying less for the two conversions and two additional Solatubes than we would have paid for just the two updates based on our other quotes. How crazy is that?!”
Collin moved to Texas over the summer and is still getting settled!
As many of you know, Collin recently moved to Dallas, Texas from Reno, Nevada. She is still getting in the groove of living in this new and very big city, but is lovin’ it so far. This picture above cracks me up! 😆 #reallife
She already found a nail place she loves…
How fun is this nail design?!
Well, Hip2Savers, on that note, we’re going to get back to bringing you all the best deals.
Until next month!… 👋🏼
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