This is a tip I've used for years! Using clothespins instead of chip clips to clip food bags closed is so convenient and has saved me so much money! I bought a package of clothespins several years back at Walmart or a Dollar Store or something. It cost me a couple dollars and I haven't had to buy a new bag yet! I use the clothespins to close chip bags, frozen food bags, whatever. If they get lost or broken, I don't even bat an eye. There are more in my drawer and they're super cheap! You can even use extras for craft projects!