Happy 40th Birthday, Collin! 🥳🎂🎉
Today we celebrate a truly special woman. The most hard-working boss we know, a dear friend to many, our leader, our frugal goddess, and someone who always remains positive regardless of the circumstances…
…that’s YOU, Collin!
You are a wonderful mom, wife, sister, daughter, friend, leader, and so much more. We’re forever grateful for you and how you enrich our lives daily. Today we’re sending you all the love and good vibes on your birthday.
Cheers to 40 amazing years, Collin! 🥳
In honor of the big 4-0, we wanted to share 40 experiences from team members and readers to show how much you’ve made a difference. But once the flood gates opened, the responses wouldn’t stop pouring in!
We had to put the cap somewhere along the line so narrowed it down to 60 quotes all about how much of an impact you’ve made. And know there are many more where that came from!
“WOW! I cannot believe my baby sister is turning 40! Where does the time go? As I think back over the last 2 decades, I’m overwhelmed with pride and awe as I have watched you transform into the amazing wife, mother, sister, daughter, and entrepreneur that you are today.
Collin, you are a fighter, you are a go-getter and you are so incredibly strong, kind, generous, and passionate. You have enabled me (and so many other women!) to provide for my family while doing a job that I love. You add so much fun, craziness, joy, and sparkle to my life and I will be forever grateful that I have you as a sister. Love you so much! Cheers to the next 40 years!” – Bryn, Hip2Save sidekick & Collin’s big sister
“I can’t imagine how I would have survived life’s challenges over the last couple of years without my younger sister, Collin. Her empathy, generosity, and enduring love gave me the strength and courage to move forward, even when doing so felt impossible. I’m so lucky to have a sister and best friend who’s always ready for a good cry AND a good laugh. I’m looking forward to another 40 years with Collin and all the wonderful ways she brings joy to my life! Happy Birthday little sis! Love you lots!!” – Marley, Collin’s big sister
“I love working for a woman-owned company! Collin knows our families are our priority whether it’s our parents, children, nieces, nephews, or siblings! From kids to PMS, handling our teens, and so much more – she gets us! She gives us fun surprises and we appreciate it so much. Collin – you keep us productive, positive, and compassionate towards each other and the Hip community! Thank you!” – Jen, Hip2Save sidekick
“I’ve been a long-time Hip2Save follower, even before getting the chance to work here! Hip2Save helped fuel my passion for savings during college when saving an extra dollar really mattered! I remember the days when Collin would post daily OOTD posts on Instagram and I would literally try to copy her outfit because she has SUCH good style!
Fast forward to the present, Collin hired me right as the pandemic hit and while many others in the country were losing their jobs, I never felt more grateful to have landed such a life-changing opportunity. Not once did I question if I was going to be let go as the new girl to the team, and she made sure to support each employee through such a weird and challenging time in everyone’s lives.
The team and community that she’s created have been nothing but positive, supportive, and uplifting. I feel blessed each day to get to work for such a fulfilling company! Her smile is totally infectious, her dance moves are out of this world, and she makes such a positive impact on everyone’s lives that gets the chance to know her! ❤️ Happy Birthday Collin!” – Erika, Hip2Save sidekick
“There are so many ways I can think of how Collin and Hip2Save have touched my life. I have been a long, long-time Hip2Save reader since way back when I was a young mom to two and living on a very limited income while going to school. Hip2Save helped me find deals so I could save on everything from household necessities, back to school stuff for my kids, and Christmas and birthday gifts that I wouldn’t have otherwise been able to afford.
When a position opened up at Hip2Save, I instantly applied and have been working with the team ever since. And it truly is an amazing, supportive, uplifting team; everything you would imagine it would be like behind the scenes at Hip2Save.
This year was a tough one, I lost my grandmother (my last living grandparent and the one I was most close to). The world felt a lot different without her in it and it hurt even worse than I could have imagined. Collin and the team checked in on me and how I was doing regularly during that time AND they sent me the most beautiful purple bouquet. It was such a beautiful gesture that meant so much at that moment. I am so grateful for Collin and the whole Hip2Save team!” – Jenna P., Hip2Save sidekick
“I have been following Collin for about eight(ish) years. It’s so amazing to experience the development of her team over the years and the personal interactions! I have saved so much money (and spent as well). Thank you for all you do Collin! Happy, Happy Birthday! (Mine’s the day after you!)” – Joan, Hip reader
“Hi, Collin! On any given day, your uplifting photos and humor are a bright spot in the world! Your readers feel like they know you and you project so much light and joy that you appear to know your readers too. You are a positive message in a world that needs more. Plus, all the tips, savings, sales, new products, recipes – what a wonderful world you’ve created with Hip2Save! Have a beautiful day!” – Carolyn, Hip reader
“I haven’t been working with Collin for long, but it’s safe to say that my short time with Hip2Save has shown what a passionate, caring, and fun person she is, & I’m so thankful to be working alongside her! I think it’s safe to say that she’s a wonderful role model for so many of us and her positive attitude (+ sense of humor–I can’t forget that!) is something I truly look up to. She’s given all of us working for Hip2Save such a cool opportunity to do what we love, and I hope she always feels as appreciated as she makes all of us feel on a daily! Here’s to a wonderful 40th birthday & many many more to come!” – Brandi, Hip2Save sidekick
“Happy Birthday, Collin! You have given my family bargains I would have never seen. You make my shopping easier and beneficial. So happy that I found your site.” – Mary, Hip reader
“My hubby got sick a few years ago. He had a heart attack and had to retire early. We had NO income while waiting on Social Security. He was 57. In the meantime, our oldest daughter and her husband moved in with us because she was pregnant with her 2nd child and she was very sick. Her hubby worked out of town so I cared for her and the 2-year-old. I had seen those TV shows about extreme couponing, so I began to scour the internet. That’s when I ran across HIP2SAVE! I was able to feed my entire family as I learned how to get free stuff while lugging that big binder all over Target! My favorite haul was $82.00 worth of product for $12.00!!
I got steak, 10 boxes of Barilla pasta, 5 boxes of cereal, etc., etc….and of course Tide, razors, and toothpaste (always!)… just to name a few items! Big BLESSINGS to you Collin! God has used you to bless my family for many years! Happy Birthday!” – Susie, Hip reader
“While I’ve only known Collin personally for a few months, all my experiences with her have genuinely been great. She welcomed me into the Hip2Save family with open arms and I’ve loved every minute since! It’s truly a great place to be thanks to the culture she has created along with the team that has been assembled. I also admire how authentic and open she is, especially on Instagram. That kind of honesty is rare, but I think it’s what makes Collin and H2S so special. Happy Birthday, Collin!!!” – Adam, Hip2Save sidekick
“Happy birthday, Collin. You bring a smile to my face when reading your family stories. As a single mom and now a Gigi of four, Collin has helped me save so much with the great deals over many years. What you do for my heart and wallet is priceless.” – Kathie, Hip reader
“Thanks sooo much!! I started couponing with you and your site a couple of years ago and now I save on EVERY drugstore trip!!! I even make money on at least half my purchases. COLLIN, U ROCK!! HAVE THE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!!” – Jamie, Hip reader
“Collin hired me onto her team when I was in a bad place with a previous job. She took a chance on me and I will be forever grateful. She has allowed me the flexibility to raise my 4 kids while working from home and has let me grow into a position where I get to learn so much every day. She doesn’t feel like a ‘boss’ to me, she feels like a great friend who truly cares about her employees and readers.
I remember her getting one negative comment about something on the site and I had to talk her off a ledge because it would bother her so much. I would remind her it was ONE comment out of millions of readers. She cares so much about her readers, that they’re happy, and that the products we share are quality.
I have never met a business owner like her who is so involved in the day-to-day process simply because she wants the very best for her readers. I will forever be so grateful to Collin for taking a chance on me and allowing me to grow in my position while also not missing out on the day-to-day lives of my kids. Happy Birthday! You are so loved and you change lives. You have changed mine!” – Michelle, Hip2Save sidekick
“I was a Hip2Save reader long before I was a member of the team and there is one life-changing purchase I made solely based on Collin’s stellar recommendation – The Squatty Potty! It really has been life-changing for my whole family! And while that IS a true story, it’s not the most impactful memory.
Years ago, I had reached out to Collin because I was so personally touched by her triumphant backstory where she very bravely (and publicly) posted very openly about her past struggles that I could relate to so much. It’s such an inspiring story if you haven’t read it and it will only make you love Hip2Save more, even if you’re already a fan. Wishing you the happiest 40th birthday on your special day, Collin! You definitely make 40 look great!” – Nicole, Hip2Save sidekick
“I first heard about Hip2save way back when my youngest, Emma, was small. H2S used to share the VERY best American Girl deals and my mom and I followed religiously. I thought Collin was just the cutest, most upbeat person ever. Fast forward to November of 2016. My job (that I loved!) was taking all of their marketing in-house and was too far for me to commute to with my family obligations. I was heartbroken.
One of my friends wanted to cheer me up, so she took me out to lunch at a Chinese restaurant. Imagine my surprise when my fortune cookie said “A Solid Challenge Will Bring Forth Your Finest Abilities”. The very next day I came across an ad in one of my Facebook groups. Hip2Save was HIRING! WOOT! I called my mom, told my husband, then got my resume ready. Collin contacted me and we had a phone call. I was thinking the whole time what a great person she was and I was so hopeful that I’d be hired. On December 12th, Collin called me and offered me the job. I was ecstatic!
I started work in January 2017 and have loved every minute (Well, Q4 is a LITTLE crazy, but I love a challenge!) Hip2Save truly is the BEST place to work. Our team is AMAZING. Even though we work remotely, we communicate constantly. I feel like I work with family, we’re that close!
As for Collin, I am so grateful that she took a chance on me. She’s taught me so much and I am honored to be on the H2S team. She truly cares about every one of our readers. We research every, single deal, every single article, literally everything we post has got to be the best! She really is as sweet in person and I love her dearly. H2S has changed my life and to Collin, THANK YOU for believing in me almost five years ago. Thank YOU for allowing me to join the H2S family and THANK YOU for being my friend (Golden Girls reference 😂) In closing, HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Birthday! XOXOXO” – Paige, Hip2Save sidekick
“I am so excited Collin is turning 40… WOW! Time sure does fly. Collin has positively impacted my life in so many ways! If I had to choose just one, she has taught me to be such a hard worker, to always push myself to full potential, and to never give up on anything I want in life! Collin is by far one of the strongest humans I know – with LOADS of energy! Not only does she have so much energy to push herself each day, but she also gives those around her so much confidence to be the best as well. She is the best cheerleader!
She has always amazed me how she can run an entire company backed by lots of hard-working people as well as raising a beautiful family & truly being present in both! She is so smart, fun, energetic, and she pretty much has a solution for just about anything! Anytime I come to Collin thinking there is no way something will work out, I am always leaving the conversation with a solution. She is always available and present within work and family! She is such a great momma, an AMAZING boss, and a true friend! I feel so lucky to have her in my life. Collin will always have a special place in my heart! ❤️ I hope you have the best Birthday yet, Collin!” – Erica, Hip2Save sidekick
“Over ten years ago I was working retail and a frequent customer of mine told me I HAD to check out Hip2Save. She grabbed a paper and wrote it down for me! She had stage 4 cancer and was one of the most life-loving people I have ever met, her energy was contagious and I have never forgotten her! Because of her, I have been following Hip2Save all this time and sharing it with everyone I meet too! When I eventually had kids I have saved SO much money over the years for Christmas, birthdays, etc. Thankful for you Collin and what you are all about! Happy Birthday!” – Lindsay, Hip reader
“What can I say, when you see, speak, hear, and engage in positive things 24/7 your life is immediately changed for the better – Collin and Hip2Save did this. I would have never imagined a community like this existed, let alone virtually! Collin, your story is absolutely inspiring, and the fact that you continue to reach for better things through Hip2Save is incredible. Your kindness and generosity know no bounds and I hope you have the most spectacular day! Happy Birthday!” – Chelsey, Hip2Save sidekick
“Hip2Save emails are my favorite – I look forward to them every day! I love how real Collin is. She shares her life, her ups, and downs. She’s saved me a ton of money over the last 12 years. Happy Birthday Collin!” – Katie, Hip reader
“Collin has helped me keep a positive attitude by sharing some of the struggles that she’s gone through in her life. She didn’t let the rough times take over her life. Her positivity helped me get through my recent cancer journey and I feel like we’re friends, even though we’ve never met. Happy 40th Birthday, Collin!” – Kristie, Hip reader
“Like a lot of other team members, I came into my position at Hip2Save in an unexpected way and I am so grateful for the opportunity Collin gave to me, especially considering my current role didn’t quite match what I was getting into! I’m lucky to say that in my role now with Hip2Save, I get to work with Collin closely daily and like many other testaments, Collin is truly a what-you-see-is-what-you-get person. Authentic, real, honest, caring, fun, kind of crazy 😂, but mostly, passionate, and that’s 100% why this community can’t stop pouring in their own stories of how Collin has completely changed their lives without exaggeration. Happy birthday Collin, and here’s to all the amazing years to come!” – Emily S., Hip2Save sidekick
“I’ve been following Collin and Hip2Save since I had my first baby in 2009 and left my job to become a stay-at-home mom. I started visiting several different sites for money-saving advice as my family adjusted to life on one income, but Collin’s totally relatable, down-to-earth approach to enjoying life on a budget quickly became my favorite. Three kids and 10 years later, when it was time for me to go back to work, I was blessed to get the chance to work for Collin. Even though I’ve only been working with her for a couple of years, I feel like I’ve known her for a decade. If you’ve been keeping up with Collin on Hip2Save or Hip2Keto for a while, you probably feel like you know her too.
When I was following Hip2Save for the deals, Collin always seemed kind, friendly, and generous. Now that I work for her, I know first hand that all those things are true. I’ve also learned that she’s truly genuine, incredibly smart, and very brave for putting herself out there the way that she does. She’s 100% authentic 100% of the time. Except I think she might be lying about her age because there is NO WAY she is 40. Hah! Just kidding, Collin. You’ve been inspiring me for a very long time, first as a reader, and now as an employee. You’ve built something really incredible here, and I’m so proud to be a part of it. Happy birthday to you, and congratulations on 40 years of being AWESOME!” – Jenna R., Hip2Save sidekick
“Happy Birthday, Collin! I so appreciate working for a boss that fosters an awesome work environment for a great group of women and men to collaborate. Hip2Save was a dream you made come true, and we love that you’ve let us all join in on that dream. No matter how busy your days get – and they are especially so now with moving on top of everything else – you find thoughtful ways to let the team know you notice them. Your bubbly personality puts everyone at ease and keeps things upbeat – even in the middle of Black Friday week! I hope your day is full of things as sweet as you (including the corner piece of cake!).” – Liza, Hip2Save sidekick
“I’ve been reading Hip2Save for over 6 years and I just love how positive Collin and the team are! You always uplift me when I read your Instagram stories and open up the Hip2Save emails. I can’t wait to see what is next! Happy birthday, Collin! I am excited to hear more about your new journey living in Texas and everything else new that life sends your way!” – Denise, Hip reader
“Collin found me when I was a stay-at-home mom just trying to find my way in this world. At the time, I wasn’t really looking for work, but when Hip reached out to me and I realized how Collin and being a part of this team could impact my life I took the chance and never looked back.
In my short almost 3 years with Hip, I have gone through a divorce, made it through many obstacles & tough times (with the help of Collin), found myself, and have accomplished many things on my own I never thought I’d be able to do (like buying a house!). I’m confident none of it would have been possible without Collin’s grace, encouragement, and belief in me. Collin, you’re so much more than a boss – you’re my friend (that I still have yet to meet in real life!), you’re understanding, supportive, funny, and as real as it gets. Most of all, I’m just so thankful for the beautiful person you are – inside & out. You change & bless people’s lives daily and I’m proud and thankful to be one of them. Happiest of birthdays to you!” – Sara, Hip2Save sidekick
“First things first! Happy Birthday to the best sister-in-law! Thank you for everything, without you or Hip2Save I would not be in the position I am in today. Thank you for not only bringing out the best in me but with everyone you come across. Fun, smart, goofy, caring are only a few words that makeup YOU. 40 years, WOW! I know you always tell me time flies, and you aren’t kidding. But during the time you had up to this point look at all the differences you’ve made.
I hope you enjoy the icing on the cake, the phone calls from family and friends, and ALL these messages from every single person you have made a positive impact on. Enjoy your day and I hope all the messages make time slow down for you so you can soak it all in! Happy Birthday!” – Stetson, Hip2Save sidekick & Collin’s brother-in-law
“My first introduction to Collin happened when I was employed with an affiliate management agency. An essential oil brand I represented had a new constipation-relief essential oil coming out called PoopEase, and we were gearing up for different advertising campaigns. One day, I received an email from a Hip2Save rep, exhibiting admiration for our fun new product. She notified me of an April Fools prank for their site, and how it played into Collin’s love for the Poo Emoji. Thus, our brand and Hip2Save ran a hilarious campaign together around PoopEase.
Fast forward two years, and I now find myself with the same company that showed interest in PoopEase. Part of the reason I elected to join the Hip2Save team was the fun company culture that was self-evident, even to me as an outsider from a separate organization. And it’s only more clear from the inside — Collin and her team are such a joy to work with, and moving to Hip2Save was one of the best decisions I have ever made. A very happy birthday to you Collin, I hope your 40th is just as amazing as the wonderful company you started!” – Shane, Hip2Save sidekick
“I think the thing about Collin that makes her so special is how incredibly driven she is. She has this relentless energy that is so infectious you can’t help but be motivated by it. And if you’re lucky enough to be in her life, you are only made better because of it. What I’ve found after being fortunate enough to work with her over the last several years, is that you can’t be around her and not be inspired to be better…to step up your game.
All of us on the Hip2Save team are so fortunate because we have the capacity to help people in a very real way and we get to do it from home which is the MOST satisfying thing I can imagine doing as a career. We’ll never know how many presents end up under Christmas trees each year because of deals we posted or how many tired parents got to have a date night because of a restaurant offer we shared but that is what’s so special about what we do. This space she created is so much more than just about sharing deals and I’m so grateful that I get to be a part of it. Happy birthday, Collin! I hope it’s your best one yet!” – Cass, Hip2Save sidekick
“About 6 months after I started working for Hip2Save, we did this thing around November where we would buy as many personal and household essentials as we could for $100 from Target using deals, coupons, etc., and deliver the goods to a charity of our choosing. The $100 Target Gift card given out to many of our employees – myself included and to Hip2Save readers to fulfill this mission was fully funded by Hip2Save. I felt very proud to be a part of this company and to have a boss who could be so generous with her time, money, and trust. Happy Birthday, Collin! You spend so much of your time helping and celebrating others, I hope YOU get to be spoiled and celebrated today.” – Jessica, Hip2Save sidekick
“Eight years ago Collin helped me turn my love of cooking and being creative into a full-time job of creating content at Hip2save. She has always been a cheerleader encouraging me along the way. Happy Birthday, Collin! You deserve to have the best birthday ever and hope you eat all the Costco cake you can handle! Xo” – Lina, Hip2Save sidekick
“I have loved Hip2save for SO long. I was a reader and a fan years before I became an official Hip sidekick! Hip2Save deals and daily posts gave me a little bit of fun to look forward to each day as a stay-at-home mom with my kiddos. Now I still look forward to work each day and it has enhanced my and my family’s life. Being able to work from home is one of the best blessings. Happy Birthday, Collin! Thank you SO very much for creating Hip2save and for being YOU.” – Amber, Hip2Save sidekick
“I’ve only been on the Hip2Save team for a few months, but it didn’t take long for me to see just how special Collin truly is. She’s done a remarkable job of putting together a group of people who are an absolute blast to work with. Her positive attitude and infectious energy are something we all thrive off of every day. And knowing how much she cares about each one of us as people means more than words can describe.
Happy Birthday, Collin! And thanks for impacting every single one of our lives in the most positive way imaginable!” – Evan, Hip2Save sidekick
“Collin’s back story has really inspired me! She’s such a boss and I really admire how much she’s grown her brand and how inclusive she is to everyone’s ideas and stories.” – Kaitlyn, Hip2Save sidekick
“Happy 40th Birthday, Collin!!! I know we don’t know each other that well as I’m a newer employee, but I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy working for you and getting to know the community that you’ve created for Hip2Save and Hip2Keto. Both for your employees and followers! I love watching your Instagram stories every morning! Hope you have a wonderful birthday!” – Emily, Hip2Save sidekick
“Happy Birthday, Collin! I am so grateful that you came into my life oh so many years ago! First, as I followed along with Hip2Save as a reader and then as I was lucky enough to become an employee, which ultimately led to a wonderful friend! You have the biggest heart and are always doing something for someone. You are truly an amazing friend, boss, and leader!
One totally funny memory to me is singing ‘Big Red Ball‘ with you and Bryn in the recording studio… LOL, that version of the popular song/music video didn’t make the cut. But it was such a good laugh!!! (and a testament to the fact that we can’t sing). Love you, Collin, and hope that you have an amazing birthday!!!” – Angie, Hip2Save sidekick
“Collin has positively impacted my life over the years even before I became an employee. I had been one of her loyal followers since the beginning. It’s no wonder that when I began employment at Hip that it was literally like a dream come true. Now that I am a part of the Hip team, I have been blessed to work for such a great company and it’s all because of Collin’s hard work to grow Hip2Save into what it is today. I cannot thank Collin enough for her sacrifices over the years and I feel truly blessed to work for such an amazing woman.
PS: Happy birthday, Collin! Be sure to put your feet up and enjoy a slice or two of yummy cake! You deserve all the happiness in the world!” – Rachel, Hip2Save sidekick
“Even though I haven’t been part of the Hip team for very long, it’s very clear that Collin exudes such positive energy and makes this a fun place to be! I love what she’s created and couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with/for her. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!” – Alli, Hip2Save sidekick
“When I left the military in 2011 I had the hardest time trying to find a job but wanted to help earn/save money while at home. I found Hip2Save and started my couponing journey! My husband still jokes about my ‘stockpile’ as I was always grabbing the deals that Collin recommended and signing up for any testing program that appeared on the site.
Not only have I saved thousands of dollars over the years, but I’m also debt-free and soon to be mortgage-free! All because of a Hip site that taught me how to coupon, save money, watch for deals and try products out for free! I’ve watched Collin’s kiddos grow up, said bye to Ma, commiserated about bathroom struggles, made lemonade, and watched the site grow, and now I get to say I work for Collin! It’s been a wild ride through the years and I’m so thankful for everything you’ve taught us and continue to teach us when it comes to living a frugal lifestyle. Happy Birthday!” – Chelsey, Hip2Save sidekick
“Collin has made an incredible impact on my life! Besides giving me great tips on products to save money, I love her funny, honest, true stories! She shares herself – good and bad – not afraid to express her anxious feelings, too – we can all relate. Love her fixer-upper house tours and fashion shows! She shares her feelings with us, like a dear sweet friend! I’m so glad the family made the move to Dallas! It’s a great place to be! Happy 40th, Collin – you don’t look a day over 29! Love ya!” – Andrea, Hip reader
“Hip2Save is my go-to for Black Friday deals and savings throughout the year. From the Amazon deals and great savings and products from little-known websites to how best to stack Kohl’s coupons, your site offers practical savings advice and does it in a fun way. Happy Birthday, Collin!” – Jen, Hip reader
“Collin is literally a friend that I have never met. I started following her site back in 2009 when I had a baby and was looking for diaper coupons. Years later, that baby is now in middle school! I have really enjoyed seeing Collin’s kids grow up as well, watching her keep it real, hearing about her move, relating to her past struggles, and of course, loving Ma. The deals bring us here but Collin keeps us here. She is the heart behind Hip. We love you, Collin! Happy 40th girl!!! It looks fabulous on you!” – Mel, Hip reader
“Collin has enabled me to save so much money and has posted deals on things I wanted to buy but was waiting on a sale. With that being said Happy Birthday!” – Gizelle, Hip reader
“Happy Birthday, Collin! Thank you for creating your wonderful site. I check it every day. Thank you for all of your work, you’ve made a difference in my life by saving me lots of money and making me smile with your sense of humor and goodness. I hope you have a really Happy Birthday!” – Pamela, Hip reader
“Collin, you have impacted my life by simply staying true to who you are. In your posts, lives, etc. It reminds me that it’s ok to not have it all together and to just stay true to who I am. I love that you respond to messages and keep us all part of the H2S family. Over the years the deals you have shared have saved our family money and stress. Nowadays I most look forward to seeing how life is going! Happy 40th Birthday Collin! Never stop being amazing!” – Brittney, Hip reader
“Collin’s positivity and passion for saving and shopping has made me a die-hard Hip2Save savvy saver. I look at the email daily for savings on items that my family needs which helps us fund extras like fun day trips, vacations, road trips, etc. Thanks, Collin!! Happy 40th!!” – Vinny, Hip reader
“In 2011, a deadly tornado devastated Alabama. My family was safe but we had very extensive property loss and damage. Collin assembled a team and came here to lift spirits, give gifts, and bring hope to many people who had lost everything. She was sweet, kind and so energetic, and everyone greatly appreciated her time and efforts. Thank you and Happy Birthday, Collin!” – Angela, Hip reader
“I started couponing early in my marriage (46+ years ago) but my coworkers and I started following freebie sites when our salaries were cut during the economic slowdown in 2008. Hip2Save was one of the first we found and we have been loyal ‘Hipsters’ ever since. Thank you, Collin, for sharing your knowledge and tips, and making it easy to find deals I would probably otherwise miss out on. Thank you again and happy birthday!!” – Diann, Hip reader
“Happy Birthday sweet lady. Thank you so much for all you do for us. We are foster parents and the savings and deals you find help us save so much. Because of you, we can do more for our foster babies and make a greater impact on their lives. Thank you will never be enough.” – Margaret, Hip reader
“This site has saved me loads of money by posting such amazing deals every day! Especially during the holidays with 3 girls to buy for, I always look at Hip2Save for great gift ideas. I also appreciate Collin’s honesty and openness in her own life. I really liked seeing posts about her grandma because I miss my grandma too. Thanks to Collin for wishing me a Happy Birthday every year! Happy Birthday, Collin! You are much appreciated by me and my family. Also, my husband loves your keto site. Thanks again! Happy, happy 40th birthday!” – Jessica, Hip reader
“Affectionately known around our house as ‘Hip’, you had me refreshing the Blogspot page on my computer multiple times an hour and watching silly and entertaining YouTube videos every week. I have enjoyed the glimpses into your ever-changing life as my family has expanded and grown during the time I’ve been following you. You are such a needed distraction from a sometimes heavy or stressful day. HAPPY 40!” – Molly, Hip reader
“I’m sure y’all have seen me post by my screen name ‘LG’. Collin is an inspiration! Her life is a testimony to the saying ‘She believed she could, so she did.’ I can’t even begin to tell you how much money this gem and her team have saved me over the years. On holidays and birthdays, I am always prepared. I can gift generously thanks to my friends at Hip2Save.
During the COVID lockdown, Hip2Save brought me tremendous joy. There were so many days when I felt isolated, not being able to leave the house and I knew my friends at Hip2Save would be here to talk about the deals. I love to see the evolution of the site – the featured product posts, the recipes, the challenges, the great debates (remember the one about the flat/top sheet?), I could ramble on and on. All this to say, Happy Birthday Collin!!! Hope your birthday brings you as much joy as you bring to all of us that read your site!” – Lynsey, Hip reader
“I have worked with Collin and the HIP team for 5 years! I absolutely love how welcoming everyone is and they are a genuine team. This work ethic is a direct result of Collin and her wonderful outlook! She is always so upbeat and helpful and seems to genuinely care for all of us!
When I started working at Hip2Save, I was a stay-at-home mom looking to earn a little extra spending money. Little did I know that because of my work with Hip2Save and the generosity of Collin, I would be able to not only stay home with BOTH of kiddos until they started school, go back to school to get my Master degree, go on SO many vacations where beautiful memories were made AND buy a new house all by myself! None of this would have been possible without Hip2Save and Collin. Have a wonderful birthday, Collin! You so deserve it!” – Heather B., Hip2Save sidekick
“How do you thank someone that has totally transformed your life? I have saved so much money through Collin and Hip2Save (and the team). I’m retired, and accessing Collin’s guides to savings has really stretched my dollars. When I was a newbie, I followed Collin’s newbie instructions, which helped me tremendously. She showed me how to set up a coupon book and how to organize it. I’m so thankful for finding Collin and Hip2Save. Again, life-changing! HAPPY 40TH, COLLIN!! THANK YOU!!!” – Zita, Hip reader
“I’m new to the Hip2Save Family and met Collin very briefly on a Zoom interview. In those brief moments of her sharing about the company I really admired her passion which makes me super grateful to be a part of the squad! Happy Birthday, Collin!” – Cam, Hip2Save sidekick
“Happy 40th Birthday, Collin! You don’t look a day over 24! It has been such a joy getting to know you. Here’s to another healthy and happy 40 years! Have the best day ever with lots of cake!” – Melinda, Hip2Save sidekick
“Happy Birthday, Collin! Today we celebrate YOU! Thank you for creating a place where we get to have fun all while working from home (sometimes in our pajamas!). We really do have the best commute ever, no traffic jams ever! Thank you for the kindness, love, and generous heart that you share with our team day in and day out. I hope you treat yourself to a big slice of Costco birthday sheet cake, a ginormous juicy steak, and are surrounded by family and friends. Forty has never looked so fabulous! Here’s to the next 40, may they be even as amazing as the first!” – Anglea, Hip2Save sidekick
“I started working with Collin back in 2017, and I can honestly say that it has changed my life. I originally started working to pay down some debt, but the more I worked for Collin and this amazing team, the more I could never imagine leaving! Thanks, Collin for following your passion and letting us tag along! You are truly amazing!” – Stacy, Hip2Save sidekick
“Thank you so much for saving me so much money with all the deals you post. I know it takes a lot of time out of your day, and I am so grateful for you! You help me save on hair products, toys for my grandson, items for my dog Dash, and so much more. Happy Birthday!” – Tina, Hip reader
“Happy 40th birthday, Collin! hope you have an awesome day and thanks for always having the best info, deals, and so much more on Hip2Save!” – Julius, Hip reader