Claire is passionate about travel, grammatical correctness, and Carolina Basketball. When she isn't writing, you can find her being overly competitive at sports, brushing up on French literature, or relaxing at her favorite brunch spot.

Author Archives: Claire

Factory Refurbished: What does it mean?

As a manager on the Customer Care team here at BLINQ, I often chat with customers about our product offerings and conditions. Some of the more common questions we receive include, “What does factory refurbished mean?” Or, “What should I expect when ordering factory refurbished items?” So, I’m here to answer your questions about what ‘Factory Refurbished’ means when buying from… Read More »

What Does Open Box Mean?

As part of the Customer Care Team, one of the most common questions I receive is, “What really is an ‘Open Box – Like New’ item?” The BLINQ.com FAQ page will tell you that these products look and feel brand new, but the packaging may show signs of wear. But why is the packaging worn? Where has the… Read More »

5 Romantic DIY Gift Ideas For Every Budget

When we’re in love, we want to make our significant other feel special. But fancy dinners and lavish gifts can take a hefty toll on the bank account, without expressing how we really feel.  This year, instead of spending a lot of money, make a DIY gift that is personal and meaningful. Here are my five favorite romantic… Read More »

5 Tips for Traveling on a Budget

Everyone deserves the mind-blowing sensation that comes from traveling, and experiencing something completely new — something that you can’t quite get from a book, or your own back yard. Many of us yearn to know what’s out there on the other side of a flight or road trip. So what’s stopping us? Why aren’t we constantly jet-setting? Sometimes… Read More »