Emily is a recent UVA grad trying to find her way in this thing they call the “real world”. When she’s not learning about 401(k) plans or budgeting for her next online shopping spree, you can find her experimenting in the kitchen or scouring the district for the best cup of coffee.

Author Archives: Emily

Introducing the Pets of BLINQ!

If there’s one thing that unites the employees of BLINQ, it’s our love for animals (and saving money—so make that two things!). With so many animal lovers under one roof, we thought it was about time to put the spotlight on some of our furry friends. After all, they are pretty cute. While we love our pets, it’s… Read More »

The Benefits of Buying Gently Used Goods

The idea of buying gently used or secondhand goods has been around for a long time, and many people have hopped on the bandwagon, openly purchasing not-new items. What some people might not know, however, is that there are many benefits that come with purchasing used goods! Not to mention, a growing number of stores–both brick and mortar and… Read More »

Clever Kitchen Appliance Hacks + Slow Cooker Giveaway!

Here at BLINQ, we’re all about being resourceful — and in the kitchen, that means saving on kitchen essentials, finding new and thoughtful ways to use ingredients, and making the most of your kitchen appliances. One kitchen appliance we can’t live without? The slow cooker; so we’ve decided to give one away! Whether it’s a hearty soup in… Read More »

Quiz: The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide Finder

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and you may be wondering what to get that hard-to-shop-for significant other, parent, friend or co-worker. Luckily the perfect, unique, and budget-friendly gift does exist — you just have to find it! So sit back, relax, and take our holiday gift guide finder quiz below. Holiday shopping has never been easier!

Find the Perfect Gift With Our Holiday Gift Guides!

Looking for some gift-spiration this holiday season? Browse our Holiday Gift Guides below to find perfect gifts for every budget! Need help finding a gift for someone on your list? Leave a comment below letting us know who you’re shopping for, and our BLINQ Savvy Shoppers will send you personalized gift recommendations!

Capture the Holidays with BLINQ: Digital Camera Giveaway!

The holidays are upon us and we don’t want you to miss a moment! In the spirit of giving (and taking pictures) we’re hosting a Refurbished Nikon Coolpix Camera Giveaway! Whether you use this portable and lightweight camera to take family photos, or give it as a gift to someone special, we think it will help you capture holiday… Read More »

Improve Your Eco-Friendliness With These Green Tips!

Whether you’ve taken our Green Quiz, or simply want to improve your eco-friendliness, it’s important to know that small changes to your daily habits can make a big difference for the environment! We recently sat down with Ann from our sustainability team to rack her brain and learn about her favorite green tips. Check them out below and start… Read More »