Hipiti – Simplify Your Shopping (+ Giveaway!)

For two years now, I’ve tried to complete a 90-Day No Shopping Challenge at the first of the year. I’ve failed both times. (I made it 8 and 9 weeks, though. Doesn’t that count for ANYTHING?)

The first thing I do when gearing up for the challenge is unsubscribe from every single retail/flash sale email distribution list possible. You’d be surprised how much less temptation you feel when you don’t wake up to 89,000 sale emails in your inbox every morning. It’s refreshing, quite actually.

But here’s the deal. There are a few stores that I want to keep around – you know, my tried and true favorites. Wouldn’t it be fab if you could learn about all of your favorite retailer promotions in one place (or email)?

Enter Hipiti. Hipiti is all about reducing retail clutter in your inbox, as well as making shopping for sales at your favorite retailers easier and faster. Hipiti is completely customizable, so you only get the offers you want, as frequently as you want them. In addition, Hipiti’s innovative technology makes searching for discounts (online or using your smartphone) simple and quick.

Take a look for yourself! Here’s my dashboard.

At the moment, I’m following 7 stores, and I can control exactly what kind of information I see from each one.  Hipiti has awesome filtering capabilities on the email and dashboard – this way you will only get emails on the type of offer you’re most interested in. (For example, only offers that start today or end today; only offers with a promo code, etc.)

I am loving this website hard right now – one email in my inbox a day, and a great user dashboard. Because let’s face it, people. I’m never going to completely cut out clothing shopping. Nope, no can do. However! I can focus on the exact retailers I want, and cut out the rest of the fluff.

Soooo, Hipiti is in private beta right now, but you can start using it via this link. Try it out – I think you might like it. Also, because the co-founders Rama and Kristin rock the casbah, they are offering one lucky commenter a $50 gift certificate to your favorite shopping destination! Yep, wherever your heart desires. How cool is that? Just leave a comment on this post by Friday, July 13th (spooky) at 6pm PST, and you’ll be entered to win. Good luck!

  • Style Tutor

    July 10, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    What a cool site! I am definitely checking it out!!!

  • Jennifer

    July 10, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Can’t wait to give this a try!

  • Janssen

    July 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    This is brilliant. Just what I would have asked for if I’d known I needed it!

  • Linsey

    July 10, 2012 at 1:17 pm


  • Rachel

    July 10, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Love this idea and so does my inbox!

  • Sarah

    July 10, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    This is AWESOME!!!

  • Liz

    July 10, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    This is awesome! & will cut out about 35 emails a day from my inbox!

  • ris

    July 10, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Wow I’m definitely going to have to check this out!

  • Sara

    July 10, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    This is fantastic! I was thinking, just this morning, about how much I would love to reduce the clutter in my inbox. I would love to know about sales without the daily e-mails! I’m signing up today.

  • Mina

    July 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    This is AWESOME! I hate all the emails but I also can’t completely cut ties!

  • Catie

    July 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Love the deals but hate the inbox clutter! This is the perfect solution! Thanks for the heads up!

  • Kathleen

    July 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Just what I need, another excuse to shop!

  • Tina Renee Barker

    July 10, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    What an incredible giveaway! I’m loving some Banana Republic & Piperlime on Hipiti now & I’m grateful for their filtering system!
    Thanks for the chance!

  • sizzle

    July 10, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    that’s pretty much genius. all those emails are too tempting! i might have to give this a whirl.

  • Rose

    July 10, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Great idea! I unsubscribe from everything about once a year too, and yet a couple of months later I’m somehow back where I started with a full inbox…

  • Samantha

    July 10, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Great website idea! It really does get annoying to receive so many shopping site emails a day, some of them multiple times.
    Hope to win!

  • Darci

    July 10, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Love is idea…just what I need as I too do not like 89,000 emails

  • Sarah

    July 10, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Cool link, thanks so much! I’m going to try it because my email inbox is out of control. It’s worse than my snail mailbox that is overflowing with catalogs.

  • Joy

    July 10, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    This sounds great! My inbox has gotten crazy lately and this sounds like the perfect solution.

  • Sara

    July 10, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Sounds fantastic! I am so going to love this!!

  • Mea

    July 10, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    I’ve been tempted to unsubscribe from so many retailer sites but stopped in the process, for fear I’d miss a great deal. This is brilliant and will save my already obese email inbox. Thank you!

  • Livivua

    July 10, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    This is a great tool!

  • Christina

    July 10, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    I think I might love this! Thanks for sharing!

  • Amy

    July 10, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    This rocks, thanks for the heads up!

  • Vivian

    July 10, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Superb idea! Perfect solution!

  • Stephanie

    July 10, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Great giveaway! Loving this!

  • Arturo

    July 10, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    This is so useful! Thanks for sharing.

  • Alice

    July 11, 2012 at 4:56 am

    This is brilliant!

  • Julia

    July 11, 2012 at 5:43 am

    This is the best idea ever! Now I can unsubscribe from all those junk e-mails that tempt me! Thanks, Sarah!

  • Jenny

    July 11, 2012 at 5:51 am


  • Melissa

    July 11, 2012 at 7:18 am

    I so need this – just signed up!

  • Chris

    July 11, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Already signed up- this is the perfect solution! Thank you for posting about it! :)

  • Heather Dusek

    July 11, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Awesome idea. I’m pissed I didn’t think of it. ;) Thanks for sharing the news!

  • Shelley

    July 11, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Great idea! I’m signing up!

  • SarahK

    July 11, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I so need this in my life! Thanks for the tip (er, Hipiti) and the chance to win!

  • Elaine C.

    July 11, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Ooh, looks like a great site! I am in month 7 of my new year’s resolution to purchase no new shoes, clothes, or accessories – and have only “lapsed” twice. So I count that mostly as a win. Thank goodness for Pinterest! I think it shouldn’t count though, if I win a gift card…

  • Andrea

    July 11, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    This is so timely – i was just looking last week for an app that would track sales at my favourite stores (didn’t find anything quite right). I hate buying anything regular priced!

  • Jen

    July 11, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Just registered – and it’s awesome! Love it already. Thanks for the head’s up!

  • Rebecca B

    July 11, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Did someone say, “reduce clutter”? I am in.

  • Lulu

    July 11, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    How perfect!

  • Meg T

    July 11, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Such a great idea!

  • Rhi

    July 11, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    This is fantastic!

  • Rachel

    July 11, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Who says creativity is dead? This is genius. Now someone needs to come up with a site that tells you when that blouse you’ve been watching goes on sale.

  • Jen B

    July 11, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    What a great idea. What a great idea! thanks for hostingthe giveaway!

  • Jen B

    July 11, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    What a great idea. What a great idea! thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  • Torrie @ a place to share...

    July 12, 2012 at 8:13 am

    my inbox is OUTTA control in the attempt of trying to catch every possible deal on the planet apparently. this just might be the answer… on my way to further explore…

  • claudia098

    July 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Will have to check it out. I just recently started unsubscribing from all these emails, but I do kind of miss not knowing what’s going on in the sale world.

  • mev

    July 12, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Can’t wait to check this out!!

  • Camille

    July 13, 2012 at 4:07 am

    I’m just going to echo everyone else and say this is a fabulous idea!

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    July 13, 2012 at 5:01 am

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  • Bethany

    July 13, 2012 at 5:11 am

    Awesome! I’d love to give this a try.

  • Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest

    July 13, 2012 at 5:17 am

    Love this! Hoping it’s my lucky day (Friday the 13th has been considered lucky in my book ever since I was 12 or 13).

  • Erin S.

    July 13, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Ah, I would love to win this!

  • Dominique

    July 13, 2012 at 7:09 am

    I signed up and love it…just hoping they add a bit more variety in their clothing section. I’m a plus sized girl and they don’t have any plus sized stores :(

  • Cheryl

    July 13, 2012 at 7:33 am

    I signed up! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • Bee

    July 13, 2012 at 8:24 am

    This is great! Thanks!

  • janine

    July 13, 2012 at 8:49 am

    this is so maj, part of me is mad that i didn’t think of it first and part of me is so glad someone else did!

  • AmyDB

    July 13, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Um, how cool is this?! Recently our money situation changed and I spent several days unsubscribing from my 50 store emails that I used to get. I’ll admit it’s been kind of sad and quiet in my mailbox ever since. This sounds like the perfect solution – thanks!

  • stacy

    July 13, 2012 at 9:28 am

    this is pretty cool – loving that I can cut down on the number of emails I get in the morning. thanks!

  • Mary Kate

    July 13, 2012 at 10:12 am

    This is so cool! Consolidating all those emails is super great.

  • Erin

    July 13, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Love this!

  • CharlieSue

    July 13, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Oooh, I could use $50! :)

  • Heather

    July 13, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Pick me!!!! :)

  • Sara Borg

    July 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    oh oh me me please. :)

  • Aurora

    July 13, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Love the idea of this site!

  • beyond

    July 14, 2012 at 12:12 am

    fingers crossed!

  • Gardenpeasanddragons

    July 14, 2012 at 10:56 am

    I love the layout and that it’s invitation-less.

  • Devin

    July 14, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    It would be great to get this!

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