Monday, November 30, 2009

"Follow Me Monday"...to the Dominican Republic!

Alright, so this isn't going to be the typical "Follow Me Monday" video. Why? Well, this may surprise some of you, but I just got back from a weeks Thanksgiving vacation in the Dominican Republic! It's was really fun and relaxing. The best part was spending time with my sisters, grandmother (my favorite person in the whole world) and dad. I don't get to see them very often, so getting to spend a whole week with them was amazing and I enjoyed every second of it!

Alright, so what's the video about? Well, while traveling to the Dominican Republic I got to test out this awesome new product called DryCASE! The DryCASE is a flexible, crystal clear waterproof bag that allows complete use of your phone or camera while keeping it dry and clean. All you have to do is pump out all the air with the small little hand pump (provided) and the bag will vacuum seal around the contents and become completely waterproof! I was a little skeptical and worried my Flip Video Camera would not stay dry... BUT I was completely wrong! Not only did it stay dry, but the picture (as you'll see) was very clear!

The DryCASE also features a 3 way headphone jack which allows you to safely listen to music or even take calls. You can also here and talk through the DryCASE as long as a little air is left in, it will still be waterproof and can be sealed, there just needs to be a little bit of air for sound waves to travel! Plus, the DryCASE includes a bandneoprene armband which can be used to attach the product to your arm or to the console or a boat or anything else. This armband can easily be removed too!

Now go check out the "Follow Me Monday" video review I did on DryCASE in the Dominican Republic below! Please keep in mind filming in the ocean is NOT easy and I was seriously trying my best. The sound is also not as loud as I would have liked and well, if you get motion sickness easily, you may not want to watch the video!;-)

After watching the video, make sure to read below for an AWESOME Cyber Monday promo code DryCASE is offering up to the first 20 Hip2Save readers!


**If you can't see the video, then go here to watch it.


UPDATE: The 75% off Code has reached its limit!

Alright, so if this product has peaked your interest, then you'll definitely want to jump on this *HOT* deal! The first 20 Hip2Save readers to go here, add a DryCASE to their cart, and use coupon code HIP2SAVE will get 75% off! The DryCASE retails for $39.99, but after the 75% off coupon code--ONLY $9.99! Limit one DryCASE per customer. HURRY!

Remember, Christmas is just around the corner and these would make really unique gifts... especially for someone who is hard to shop for!

80 comments:

Abby said...

Oh my goodness your grandma is just adorable!

Michelle said...

Great video!! My 2 year old son loved your Grandma, he was all excited and kept yelling Gamma gamma gamma!

Anonymous said...

lol....

Anonymous said...

Collin...you're the cutest and you're so lucky to have had such a great vacation with your family...especially that grandma of yours :)

Diana said...

LOL~ Gramma ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!

laylaysmomma said...

Yikes!! um - ouch? You crazy girl

Anonymous said...

Thank you for making me laugh hysterically this afternoon. Your grandmother cracked me up!

Diane said...

Thanks - I just ordered one!

Heather from jville said...

"hey dudes" haha is that what you said i swear it is.. crack me up! love it.

Mom who cares said...

While we all freeze - you go to the beach :) Thanks for sharing - no really - I love hearing about how warm and cozy you always are - lol

J/K cool video !!

Anonymous said...

Grandma is awesome! Love your site and all your follow me series. Glad you had a such a great vacation other then the sea urchin.

Julia said...

Love, Love LOVE Grandma! Hope you had a fabulous time!!!!

Anonymous said...

That is great. I was just in the Dominican Republic earlier this month doing some mission work. Where were you at? It's such a beautiful place!!!

Dana said...

YAY! I got one! We live in Fl and my husband has been wanting something like this for awhile! Thank you so much, this will be a hit at Christmas!

Stockpiling Mom said...

I have been wanting one of these for a while! Thanks for the great deal!!! I have always wanted to go to D.R. what an awesome trip!

Sarah said...

OMG Collin - you are so brave just putting yourself out there like that! You are such a genuine person :-) That's why we all love you...oh, and your deals too!!

Ashley B. said...

Thanks so much! This will be great to take on my honeymoon to somewhere...next year! Not getting married til October but I know it will come in handy!

fishinglady said...

I loved it, I needed a pick me up today and that was it......

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Anonymous said...

Already gone - bummer! :( Thanks for the video though!!

Tina said...

Yeah! I've ruined both a digital camera and a smartphone in water within the past year so this is a Christmas present to me! Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

Got one! I'm going to give in to my Dad for Christmas because he is a hug skier and loves to take pictures on the slopes!

Sarah said...

I actually got the code to work but (took off the money) but as I completed the credit card info it went back up to 39.95 needless to say, I was not happy and didn't purchase

Anonymous said...

I'm sitting here drinking hot chocolate and were gonna get snow! You seem worlds away in the warm south.

Anonymous said...

Thank-you so much for the perfect gift for a hard to buy for very important person!!!

Anonymous said...

I got the code to work too and when I was entering my information, it went back up to the original price and said the code wasn't valid :(

Anonymous said...

Just picked this little ditty up for myself on a fine- Cyber Monday! Recently started kayaking with my family- so this will be perfect! Also- LOVE the D/R- traveled there with my Mom a few years back, and can't wait to go back! Thanks for the memories! :)

emilie said...

Got CODE NOT VALID.
Ugh!

Sara said...

Lucky You!!
You have way too much fun making these videos...haha! :)

MalibuBeachBum said...

Lovely video! I love the DR! It's soooo beautiful there and it looks like everyone is having such a good time! Grandma cracked me up! LOL! Sooo cute!!!

Thanks!!!

Rochelle said...

Dominican Republic?!? Looks beautiful! I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving and you're gonna need those VS sweaters from the deal today when you get back to J'ville...it's getting cold here! :)

Anonymous said...

Okay, you did make me feel a little queasy - but I'm suffering from severe morning sickness anyway and all your great online deals today are making up for the fact that I can't get out and shop. Thank you for all the deals.

Andrea A. said...

Seriously, where do you put all that chocolate you get in that little bikini. It is not fair! LOL! Glad you got to spend time with your family for the holiday. Great video. You have to have a little daredevil in you to be a couponer. If not cashiers will walk all over you.

I know exactly how a jelly fish feels in your hand from my trip to SC a few years ago. I do not want to know how a sea urchin spine feels like in the foot! Hope you didn't have to use the homemade remedy for the sting ;-)!!

SuzyQpon said...

Your grandma and the kids are truly too cute!

Yoly said...

Loved the video! Your grandma is adorable :)

Lolo said...

I was going to buy one for a gift for my sister but dang shipping was $7.95. I just won't pay that especially when the product is costing me $9.99. In addition when I went to choose my shipping after I entered all my info, the subtotal was back up to $39.95 so I just exited the whole thing. Bummer, my sis would have loved that!

Lolo said...

I was going to buy one for a gift for my sister but dang shipping was $7.95. I just won't pay that especially when the product is costing me $9.99. In addition when I went to choose my shipping after I entered all my info, the subtotal was back up to $39.95 so I just exited the whole thing. Bummer, my sis would have loved that!

Stevie said...

Wow that went in like a few min.
bummer!

Anonymous said...

great video!! gotta love grandma!

Jessica said...

"its not your grandmas super coupon days" haha that was great!

Stevie said...

Is that ur sister with the dark hair? You two look alot alike!

molly said...

super cute!! Love these- you rock!!

Anonymous said...

I can't watch the video yet, but I'm excited to watch it because a.) I love your follow me videos, and b.) my brother just moved to the Dominican Republic so it'll be cool to maybe see the area where he is.
-Char

Alan :-) said...

I don't think National Geographic will be calling you any time soon...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the entertainment you provide on your videos !!! You lift our spirits and keep us laughing - tks. for being yourself. We loved seeing your family in the video. Thank you. lizard9256

Regina Bennett said...

Funny! Go Grandma! I love the beach lettering :-)

Anonymous said...

how much was the trip was it FREE COLIN? HJAJAHAHHA

beth f said...

has anyone told you you look like kate gosslen(sp?)??? LOL

Ann said...

Such a cute and fun video! We loved watching Grandma! Thanks for sharing!

Cathy said...

OK, just had to say that was hilarious. Your grandmother is adorable!

~Danielle~ said...

How do you do it? You've had 3 kiddos & you don't have any strecth marks nor belly fat?! Whats your secret? to getting slim & fit?!

brie007 said...

Absolutely hilarious!! I love Grandma,how cute is that!?! I wish I was on a warm beach right now,it's 39 here:(

Carla in Seattle said...

OMG - I literally LOL'd! That was a really cute video! Thank you for letting us into your life. :) But I am totally envious that you are some where sunny and warm!

Denise said...

So cute!!! All of you! Thanks for all the great info, with the money we all save we can all go to DR :)

Anonymous said...

I would have had NO idea you were on vacation...You still updated your site the whole darn day, how do you do it?

Rachel said...

You are so stinkin' cute! Love it!

Rachel said...

Wish they had more on sale cause I would totally LOVE one!

Anonymous said...

I can definitely see that someone different must have filmed this video!!! And the editing was not nearly as wonderful as your usual camera man.. but still your granny is too cute!

Anonymous said...

LOVED the video! Looks like you had a great time. We were in the DR about 9 yrs ago and loved it except for the extreme humidity when we were there (June I think).

I love the idea othe Dry Case and really want to buy one for my Mom for Xmas. She has a swimming pool and tends to forget and take her cell phone in the pool with her (OOPS!). So this would be great for her, thank you!

Anonymous said...

Great video as always!! Grandma is super cute! Just to throw out there that you can get FREE Covergirl makeup at Publix! Just scored 2 lipslicks and 5 eyeshadows and just paid $1.21 in tax! Merry Christmas to me ;)

Anonymous said...

Very cute. :) I thought something seriously bad was happening though at about 2:47 w/your underwater camera! Like you maybe had swallowed too much water or the sea urchin was comin' after ya, haha ;) Otherwise, very entertaining. Can't shop right now but enjoying looking at all the deals. Hope there will be lots more in the next two weeks!

Anonymous said...

you are a NUT!!!! Keep those crazy videos coming. I can't wait to see what you do next

Anonymous said...

I know I will get flamed because I always flame those that criticize as well.

Here goes:

I was extremely disappointed in the Follow Me Monday video. I look forward to these every week and this one was not about saving money, but simply a sales pitch. And posting all week while being out of the country??? Or was someone else posting???

Anyways, it is your blog and you can post whatever you want. I understand you need to make money off the blog to be worth your time, and you have saved me so much that I can't really complain. I just thought I would share my two cents.

I have a suggestion too. I would love to see any deals you get on traveling too. I travel a lot and would love to save more money doing it.

XIBALBA said...

Wow, some people are just plain rude aren't they?

Didn't like the video? YOUR problem, not hers. And next time keep your 2 cents, NO ONE NEEDS THEM!

Collin, you're just AWESOME!! THANK YOU for taking the time and making the effort to post every day to bring us all the great deals!!! =D

Anonymous said...

XIBALBA,
I would think Collin would like feedback whether good or bad. Isn't that the point of a comment? I know if it was my blog, I would like to see how others respond. What is the point of feedback if you can't say how you feel?

Collin,
I love your blog! It wasn't my favorite video, but I am looking forward to next weeks!

Inge said...

Thank you so much for doing this video. I know some think you aren't saving money with this one but thanks to this I will save a bundle. We are going on a cruise in April and my husband wanted to buy new under water camaras and stuff now I can show him this video and he can see how clear it will be using this product which is 100's cheaper than we would have spent. BTW wish I didn't miss the deal :-( Glad you had a great vac. with the family :-) Happy Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

OMG!! Your Grandma is way tooo funny. What a hoot, sounds like you had a great time.

Angela Richardson said...

brave girl...I wouldn't have gone back in that water for ANYTHING!

I was just reading some of your previous comments...and NO you don't look like Kate Gosslin! Hey..speaking of sea urchins...(okay that's suppose to be a joke about her hair, hee hee)

Love your vidoes!keep 'em comin!

Anonymous said...

How ADORABLE are you & your entire family. Thank you for your follow me Monday segments. I absolutely LOVE it. It makes me feel like I am NOT the only goofy person in the world. GREAT JOB!

Anonymous said...

Lets everyone remember SHE IS ON VACATION with her FAMILY. She did not need to give us another video, just say she is on vacation. So she decided to do something a little fun this time & you jump on her. Give her a break, she has been throwing awesome deals our way all week.

Thanks Collin!

Anonymous said...

Would you rather she showed us how to coupon in the Dominican markets?

GC said...

"Would you rather she showed us how to coupon in the Dominican markets?"

:) Haha!!!

Jessica said...

omg! people are so ungrateful sometimes. If you don't like her videos then get off her site! some people are really ignorant!
Anyways I loved the video, it was to funny, your grandma is adorable and funny!!! lol

aussie said...

I hope that anon 1124 reads this....what the????? A sales pitch...??? really??? what is a coupon deal??? What is any deal she tells us about??? please!!! She was on vacation and she still did a video for us!!! That is amazing! I hope this ONE comment doesn't stop you showing us your "Rad Rock'in & HIP Grammy" Although I live where it warm...it was great to see the beach and dream about being there! Thanks for a great "Follow Me Monday" P.S. have you all listened to that Word Girl CD from Wendy's about the Coupon Granny??? It is a crack up!!!

Cherilyn said...

Actually, there is something to be said for full disclosure. I know that Colin works on this blog all the time and does a tremendous job (thanks!!) and I have no problem with her receiving perks for her time spent. But I feel like I'd like to know when those times are if only for the sake of being able to make a fully informed decision about buying something.

Anonymous said...

It is me again. Anon Mon Nov 30, 11:24:00 PM 2009. I would like to apologize for my comment. I am an emotional person and I was a little upset finding out that I was reading your blog all week and you weren't even there. I suppose I wouldn't have cared about the video content otherwise. I should not have cared though anyways. The deals got posted whether by you or someone else. And they were great as always.

After thinking about it, there is no way I would tell anybody on the internet I was on vacation until after the fact either. I don't ever tell anyone I am going away except my family for safety reasons.

I felt bad about my comment all day. Collin, you are awesome and so is your blog. Don't change a thing.

Lynne said...

Thanks so much Collin, it's so nice that you share parts of your private life with us blog followers.

Hey, Collin works 24/7 finding us deals and it doesn't cost us anything for this information! I went away for Thanksgiving week and have an online business. I was able to post, email and keep track of things with no problem on my inlaws computer. With a laptop you can access your email, site, etc. from just about anywhere.

Rubin'sWife_1977 said...

I have been to the D.R and I loved it there! Glad to see you had fun. Your Grandma is too cool.

Anonymous said...

Ok, so I am sitting here at work, having a stressful day and thoughtI would watch that video. It had me laughing so hard! Thanks for not only being able to provide us awesome deals, but also entertainment!

Jaclyn said...

I FINALLY had a chance to see this video. Your grandma is TOO CUTE! No wonder she is your favorite person! ;)