Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I WON a Bottle of Redken... No Joke--I Really Did! Check Out My Picture Below for Proof! ;-)


I was so excited today when my doorbell rang... why? Well, it was the postman holding a small package addressed to me! Inside the package was a bottle of the New Redken Sheer Straight 06 Lightweight Straightening Gel! So what's the big deal? I won this by entering the Redken Straight Collection Sample Giveaway that I posted a while back! 10,000 winners were chosen and I was one of them! Amazing, right? OK ...not amazing ...I guess the odds were sorta in my favor. BUT I hardly ever win anything, so I am super excited about this bottle of Redkin. In fact, I may have to frame it and hang it on my wall!

You know what my favorite part of couponing, scoring deals and snagging freebies is---the pure excitement! What's life without that wonderful feeling? I know it probably sounds odd that a little bottle of Redken can make me feel giddy, but isn't that the fun of it all? Everyday I get excited about something new---snagging a free product with a coupon, receiving emails from readers about how much they saved, watching the excitement in my kiddos faces over their mailbox freebies, being a Coupon Fairy (leaving coupons in stores for others to use), watching others get excited over their deals and the list goes on!

The moral of this story--get excited! Why not, right?

133 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha!!!! I think it's hilarious that you posted proof!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations. If you win the lottery I would like proof...and a cut. lol

Anonymous said...

Hey! congrats on the Redkin product. I also seem to never win anything so I feel your giddiness.
Hah!....coupon fairy...what a wondeful thing to do for others.

SuzyQpon said...

I got one too!!! And, like you, I never win a darn thing so I was pretty excited myself!

Anonymous said...

I got one too and I'm glad you posted about this because I had no clue what it was from. And now I know :-)

Anonymous said...

I also won one, I was thrilled with it. I would say I never win anything but I won tickets to go see the CMA's in person.

dejhayes said...

I got one too!! The best part is that it's a full sized product!

Erin said...

I got one too. I had no idea where it came from--I figured it was just one of the freebies I signed up for long ago and forgot about. Thanks for the post!

Anonymous said...

I got one too! I was super excited. Aside from that free night at the Sheraton, I've never really won anything before.

Anonymous said...

i am happy for you ,and i'm happy too because idid receive mine too (last week)! Thank you for every thing you are doing.
you are the best!

savyshoppingmommy said...

Awesome...congrats Collin! My Mom called me the other night an said I had gotten a piece of mail at her house in my maiden name (been married for 5 years). I told her to go ahead and open it...it was from Helzberg Diamonds saying they've missed me though I havent shopped there since like High School and got a free pair of pearls!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!!!!! I am so happy for you!

Anonymous said...

I also received mine. So happy to see that is a full size product. I couldn't remember where I signed up for this but now I know. Thanks for all your great posts. These little things make me so happy and after cyper monday and VS today I've got lots of happiness coming in the mail LOL

Anonymous said...

I got mine too! I was so excited!

Bawana said...

I also won. I got mine last week and was surprized. It is nice to get a full size product as a prize.
thanks,

Joanna said...

I won a bottle too!! I didn't remember signing up for a such a great "sample." But this makes sense. It is about the first thing I have won also. I was SO excited when my husband and I got the mail. He laughs and the savings/free stuff (and loves it) and loves how giddy I too get over it. For real, I think I'm still fawning over my Redken 21 straightening cream :) I was doubly excited to see the same product featured in the magazine (also free) I got yesterday as a "featured" product! YAY! :)

Like a small Christmas every day. I also got a few Toblerone bars and glade candles at Walgreens today for free.

CouponClary said...

I won too! Glad to see lots of H2S readers winning this one!

NaturalSaver said...

I won 2, different product, but straightening product! full size...yay!

Dawn W.

Anonymous said...

I too got one of these. It didn't have any paperwork in it so I didn't know where it came from . Thanks.

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Alyssa said...

Yay! I got mine in the mail and couldn't even remember what it was won from, thanks for reminding me! I love free stuff!

kkrampey said...

So funny that you posted a picture of your prize! Congratulations!!! There is a rush you get when you save or get a freebie!! Thanks for all of your tips on here. You have helped me so much!!!

Anonymous said...

I got one too! :)

Dan and Stacy said...

I got one too. Nice to get a full size bottle. Thanks for all your posts.

Anonymous said...

Yay! I also got one in the mail today. Couldn't remember where i signed up to get this wonderful freebie. Now I remember i've got you to thank! Thanks!

maryphillips81 said...

My excitement level for getting deals is so crazy!!!! It's so addicting too!

Whitney said...

I won, too! I couldn't believe how big the bottle was!

Andrea A. said...

I got a big bottle of straightener as well. Mine was different but I have curly hair. I couldn't believe it was full size. I had forgotten even signing up for it.

Kandi said...

I got one too! I didn't remember it was limited - now I'm more excited LOL!

Anonymous said...

I got one too, thanks to you! Love your site, and thanks for helping me get my bottle of Redken!

Jannel said...

I got one also last week. I didn't even remember signing up for it, but now I know. I am even more excited that it was a contest, because I NEVER win anything also! Congrats to everyone who got one!!

lillian said...

i got one to and forgot that is was a giving away i just put it with all my other freebie but now i know that I was one of the 10000 I am more excited about that bottle too thanks

Anonymous said...

I won too!! I was just as excited to see my in the mail today!

alicegchandler said...

I totally get your excitement. Up until last month I always said, "I never win anything", too. BUT - I was the lucky winner of your game giveaway last month... and I just found out today that I won another giveaway on a blog that I found through you. SO - you have totally turned my luck around. THANKS!!!!

Anonymous said...

I ALSO GOT MINE! ! ! YAY! !

stickmayo said...

I got this too....Yay!! I didn't realize I WON it....LOL

Tara said...

I got one too. Like everyone else I couldn't remember where it came from. It said Congrats!...Here is your sample. Nice FULL SIZE sample.

Leighann said...

I'm a winner too, but just because of you. Thanks so much for everything. You ROCK!!

Joe Money said...

Now I know why I got this one...I won!! I won this too!! Yay and thank you. Now anybody know why I got a Neutrogena MoistureShine Lipstick and L'oreal TELESCOPIC EXPLOSION MASCARA in mail?

Anonymous said...

I also could not remember signing up and got one yesterday! I need to write this stuff down. LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

YAHHOOO! I got one too! Its the straighten cream! I was like so excited, but I even forgot if I signed up for something. Now I know I did and finally won something!

Thank you so much for your posting for this chance Collin!

minnow said...

That is too cool! I won a brush from Pureology a few weeks ago. I was equally excited dispite the killer odds. hahahah!

Anonymous said...

I got one too and did not realize I won it until I saw your post!!!!!!!!!

Shelly T. said...

I won also! I could not remember where or when I had entered. Thanks for the reminder and so happy you won. :-)

*Summer* said...

I won too! I was like what is this? I thought it was going to be a small sample...but my eyes got wide & a big grin across my face. I was over whelmed with excitement!! We need to sign up for more full sized freebies!!!

fran said...

Collin,
Congrats! You certainly deserve it...good for you. I commented in the VS post that I got excited yesterday when I found out that I won a flexible cutting board from Sea Pak. It's the little things in life that excite me, and obviously you too.~_~

Sara said...

I have not won one that I know of, but want to say thank you for showing us how to get so many freebies! Its so much fun getting at least 1 freebie/sample a week from something I've signed up for and forgotten about!!! Especially love vocal point for the freebies and coupons for free full size items!

chrystal said...

I just wanted to tell you how much I LOVE YOUR BLOG! :) Thanks for teaching me SO MUCH!!

Jayne said...

Woo-hoo for you! :)

Brianne said...

YAY for you!!! I never won anything either....except for the Yoplait bag from you....hahaha! I totally feel your giddiness!!!

Congrats.

Janelle said...

Congrats! I actually won one also. Yah us!!

Anonymous said...

fabulous!! and speaking of coupon fairies, yesterday at walgreen's someone left $1 off any carrott skin care product so i was able to score 2 free lip balms that were marked down to a dollar. nice!

KellyJ said...

I WAS TOOO!!!!!!! I got mine 2 days ago!!!!! I was SUPER EXCITED!!!!!!!!
It was full size and everything.
( I did learn however a little gos a long way!)

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Freebies, does anyone know when we're suppose to get that freebie from Heavenly Sis Deals & Steals from becoming a friend on facebook?

tbray5 said...

I got one too!!! Yippee!

Anonymous said...

I won too!!! I got Align 12! $15 value!!! So much fun!

laurie said...

i got the redken too! I didnt realize it was randomly chosen. i thought it was just a normal freebee.

Suzy said...

I got one too!!! Yea!! It's always fun to win something, esp. since I completely forgot I entered this.

Anonymous said...

i am a newbie here, but ive found you blog absolutely fun and informative to stuff i enjoy spending my hard earned money on and if i get it at a steal, all the better, thx H2S

Anonymous said...

I won this too! I had no idea where it came from! Thanks for the post.
Tami

Shelby said...

I won too!! I was SOOO happy! Totally made my day!

Rachael said...

Is any one else hopeful that maybe ours is still in the mail? But now...instead of forgetting about it like all of you and being "surprised" by my mail...I will sadly walk away from my mailbox for the next week knowing I'm a loser. Because I am AWARE of all of you winners and reminded of this give away. Thanks alot.

(heehee! =D)

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the free night at the Sheraton was super great! Congrats on the Redkin!! I love feeling like a winner!!

Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom said...

I got one too! Hurrah! :)

Anonymous said...

I got one too!:)

Jess said...

I recieved mine in the mail yesterday. i was super surprised. i had actually forgot about registering for it. and it was a full sized product, not a sample size!

Coupon Pro said...

I was chosen to be in a study for AXE Shampoo.. they sent me a whole bottle of AXE. I still have it! :)

Anonymous said...

I got one too and was super excited too! Mine was a different type though, but how cool! Love, love, love it! I also won $50 on my VS gift card, so that's amazing! I usually don't win anything either so wahoo!!

Anonymous said...

who would have thunk that this post could get 70 comments!!

tyanne said...

Congratulations! You deserve it. I am glad this "stuff" makes you giddy because I get giddy just thinking about signing on to your blog and sharing your giddiness.

Michelle B said...

Wooo Hooo I won one too! I didn't realize I had one it until you posted this. I thought it was a regular sample. Hip2Save is the greatest blog ever!!!!

WahooABargain said...

LOL. I didn't win this but I won a prize on another bargain blog today. You would have thought I won the lottery as happy as I was. Then I get home and on my door is a product from a company wanting me to review their product and do a giveaway. I love getting stuff and am also like you I LOVE doing giveaways and helping others with bargains!

Jessica said...

I also got a bottle of redken, mine looks a little bit different than yours, but thanks again for posting because I wouldn't have gotten it without your help!

Anonymous said...

I was one of the lucky ones too. I was just as excited as you and my husband thought I was so silly :) Congrats!

Anonymous said...

looks like LOTS of H2S'rs got that one Congrats to all and I'll just sit back and eat a Toblerone for y'all

BaDaBling said...

I got mine too! Yeeee-haaa!! A full sized Align 12 Protective Straightening Lotion for medium hair. Sure was great to see this in my mailbox! Thanks for the heads up on a great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I got an Align 12 for medium hair as well! This is awesome...I was happy when I got it in the mail last week but now I am super excited because I never win anything! Yay!! Thank you Collin because I wouldn't have received this without your blog...You Rock!!! :-D

Kate said...

Haha! I love that you are so fun. I bet you are a super fun mom!

Gina S. said...

I got one too! I totally forgot where I got it from. So cool!!! Thanks Collin!!

Anna in NC said...

I don't think I have won the Redkin Product. I do hope I win some Lee Jeans. I was actually going to Kohl's this week to try on the Slender Secrets! I'm crossing my fingers. Free would be awesome. I have won something big though. I won a Grand Prize trip for two to the Oscars in March 2010. Two tickets to sit at the Red Carpet bleachers. Includes airfare and hotel stay. I can hardly wait!

fran said...

Boy Anna, that sure is a big prize...congrats...I'm sure you are going to have a great time seeing all those big stars. Enjoy!

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

I got one, too, thanks to you! Coupons, great deals, and fun mail are all worth getting a little excited about in my book. :)

~ Jennifer

Beny said...

Funny,,,I got one too, mine is a different product. Full size though. FREE none the less!!!!

Anonymous said...

I got one too. I'm so excited!

Stephanie in gresham OR said...

It's funny i used to hate to get the mail
now with all the goodies you tell us about getting the mail is like my birthday everyday
got my redkin today too
so cool
happy holidays!

Stephanie in gresham OR said...

It's funny i used to hate to get the mail
now with all the goodies you tell us about getting the mail is like my birthday everyday
got my redkin today too
so cool
happy holidays!

Anonymous said...

I missed this one but I did win the box of little debbie cupcakes and this made me just as happy ! Both of my girls got a coupon for the free cup cakes and they loved it too !!! Yeah ! lizard9256

Jaclyn said...

How cool! It is VERY EXCITING getting freebies, cheap items & most of all to win something! My husband always laughs that it's like Christmas in the mailbox everyday with at least 1 coupon. Love it! =)

Tricia said...

Thanks for the tips and freebies! My middle daughter thanks you, too, since she grabbed the straightener spray for coarse hair as soon as I opened the box - her waist-length red curls are the reason she lives for product!

Anonymous said...

I won the same bottle as you collin!! Received mine on monday!!

mistisdesk said...

hey I also won!! I got the straightening/smoothing creme!! its some good stuff too! congrats to us both!

kim b said...

i just got mine yesterday too!!!i forgot i even tried for this freebie

Thanks :-)

Anonymous said...

I got mine last week. I too was soooo excited. Thanks for all the deals and contest that you post.

fun2save said...

Cool!!! Couponing gives me a real "high" too! It is so much fun!!

kelly said...

i got one too! thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hey, I just won a Hershey's cookie exchange party by signing up! I didn't expect that one either! I'm excited and you should be too! Redken rocks!

Anonymous said...

WHERE IS THAT MAIL LADY?

Oh hello.

Wow your hair is so straight today.
*zooms off*

No cookies for you!

Anonymous said...

I received one too over the holiday weekend. Haven't used it yet, but will soon. :)

Anonymous said...

I got one, too!! Wow - lots of winners!! Thanks, Collin!!

Anonymous said...

I got one too.... YEA.... Got it Monday..

Callie said...

OMG- I also won!! I got a full size bottle of their straighter product. I was thrilled! Even thought I won't use it for my hair (it's straight anyways) I'll pass it on to a friend! Yay! :)

Anonymous said...

I won too! I'm loving my new product!

Heather W said...

Yay! Congrats! I understand I get excited over free stuff too! Even almost free stuff! Love your site! Thanks so much for sharing! I am also a coupon fairy! LOL

heather said...

I won the straightener. Awesome!

shannon said...

I got one too! I was super excited to see a FULL SIZE!

Savvy Chic Savings said...

I also received this in my mailbox. Pretty funny they worded it as "winning"

Anonymous said...

I won, also. And not only is it very cool that it's a full-sized product, but it worked really well too! Thank you for the alert!

wendella30 said...

I got one, too! And, I love it!

Anonymous said...

I won one, too! THANKS so much for all the cool info you post! My hair straightener worked great!

Liz said...

I just got mine in my mail today! My mail lady had to come to my door to give me my boxes of goodies. LoL. I also got the she speaks peanut butter ghiradelli chocolate, and a hershey kisses cookie exchange box, free calendar, 3 bags of kisses, coupons, and a cookie jar! My hubby said, you tripped running to the door, are we a little excited? LoL. I love when it's time to check the mail!

Nikki said...

I won, too...looks like you made lots of people winners by posting the link. And I LOVE IT! Thank you!!!!

Anonymous said...

I missed out on this one but you can still sign up if you go back and click the link where she offered it to us then it will let you sign up now. I did last night. Who knows maybe we will get a suprise one day too. Good luck and thanks to you again Collin. lizard9256

Anonymous said...

Well i cant spell either no wonder I didnt get the Surprise !!! Ha Ha lizard9256

cjs said...

I won a Redkin product too...an anti-frizz solution. Just got it yesterday!! And, now I know why I won it! Yipeee! Thanks for the great blog!

Tulsa said...

i did too!
:D

Kristen G. said...

I won one too! And like you I got so excited! It's so neat to open the mailbox and actually see a winning package in there and not just bills haha!

Shirley said...

I won too!!!! Especially cool with my new STRAIGHT do!

Kristie said...

Did anyone else get the Loreal mascara? I received mine today and it was not sealed at all. Normally, when you purchase them in the store, they are wrapped in plastic or in a package. I didn't know if anyone else received there mascara the same way.

mrskaralewis said...

In the same boat here. I have the WORST luck when it comes to stuff like this, and i got a straightening cream! i'm totally thrilled!! thanks for posting, Collin!

Elisha Wiggins said...

I won one too! Mine was for curly, coarse hair--which is perfect for me. I got it in the mail yesterday and was beyond excited to get it! I'm glad to hear that it affected you the same way:-)

Anonymous said...

I was so excited for you when I read your post this morning, when I got my mail this afternoon I also had won! I guess it is a lucky day for all that follow Hip2Save! Thanks Collin

Holly said...

I got mine too!!!! I was so excited, I blowdry my hair straight everyday!

Anonymous said...

Super excited I was when mine came yesterday in the mail. I love love love checking the mail now days, I never know what fun little, free, goody is going to be waiting for me. The bills are even better with me saving so much money with coupons!

jamie said...

I got mine too! Love it!

jamie said...

I got mine too! I've already tried it! Thanks for posting this!

Amber said...

ME TOO!!! I also got a straightening product. I was like, "Wow! This is a sample? Cool!"

Anonymous said...

I too don't ever win anything. But, I also one a bottle of Straightening Creme for Coarse Hair from the Redken Giveaway. I love this blog and am now always getting something in the mail from it or getting awesome coupons and deals. Thank you so much for keeping it going. And Congrats on winning your Redken product too.
Crystal Botsford; Shelton, WA.

Anonymous said...

OMG! I just read about you winning & wondered if I entered in the sweeps (I usually enter in every drawing that's on here). I found out today after the mail came that I also won! I got a full size bottle of the protective straightening lotion. I also received a full size Loreal lash explosion mascara from something too! I love getting things when I don't expect it!!

A-Boogie said...

I just got home and received a Redken product as well. I'm super excited because their products are fabulous. Thanks Hip!!

Sammygal said...

I checked my mail last night and I also won the Redken straigtening product! WOOHOOO! How very exciting!!!!!

mom to two boys and a girl on the way! said...

Twas the night before dec. the 3rd and I was a bit green with envy.
Colin had scored a redken product and was so privy.
But what to my wondering eyes did appear, why a Redken bottle-oh my dear!

I got one too...awesome, used the straightening balm this morning and LOVE IT! Would have never splurged and paid for this, but I will be buying this awesome product in the future!
Merry Christmas to me-thanks Colin!

Abby C said...

I got one too, Yay! I really like the product (tried it right away), which helps as well...

Anonymous said...

I got mine yesterday in the mail!! I too would have had no idea where it was from if you had not posted it. Thanks for all you do. I love your site. This is the best FREEBIE ever!

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