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About Christina Hammarberg

Christina Hammarberg

Christina Hammarberg

Christina Hammarberg is a freelance writer and editor hailing from Long Island, NY.

Posts By Christina Hammarberg

Have Deals, Will Travel: New Orleans, LA

February 6, 2015 |

Mardi Gras, aka “Fat Tuesday,” is just days away, but the carnival season is already in full swing in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOLA is world-famous for its celebration, which lasts for several weeks and spans almost the entire city. Mardi ... Read More

9 Cheap Winter Dates

January 21, 2015 |

It's date night. It's cold out. You're bored. You're also a little strapped for cash after the holiday splurge.  Winter date nights present challenges for those trying to budget, because you don't always have the benefit of being outdoors. Binge-watching ... Read More

Have Deals, Will Travel: Atlanta, GA

January 12, 2015 |

Have you been to downtown Atlanta lately? The Georgia state capitol is the perfect destination for a quick, low-cost getaway. The city is rich with history, culture, food and fun! Though winter may bring a bit of a chill to the air in “Hotlanta,” there's still plenty to see and do, both indoors and out.
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Make the Most of Your Student Discount This Semester

January 8, 2015 |

It's January and you're back at school. Most likely a lot poorer than you were before the holidays. Before you resort to a steady diet of ramen noodles and tap water this semester, let me remind you of an extremely helpful benefit of that photo ID you're forced to carry with you everywhere: student discounts. Yes, that lovely little piece of plastic entitles you to tons of savings that reach far beyond the campus bookstore.
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Cheap and Simple Winter Skincare

December 16, 2014 |

Winter can wreak havoc on your skin: colder temperatures, wind, snow and artificial heat can all rob skin of its natural moisture. As a result, winter skin – particularly the skin on our face and hands - is more likely to be dry, irritated and red.

According to, it's important to make sure that your skin is appropriately shielded from the cold with gloves and scarves. You may also want to use a humidifier at night to help keep your skin soft. And, of course, you'll want to bump up your usual skincare routine. But you don't need to spend a lot of extra time and money on your skin to keep it glowing and healthy all season long.
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Spend a Fun & Frugal Holiday in New York City

December 12, 2014 |

There's no place like New York City for the holidays! If Hollywood has taught us anything, it's that the City is the quintessential holiday location. There's just something about the combination of the City's natural charms with the glitz, glamour and just plain “magic” of the holidays that makes it an extra special place to be. And the best part is you don't have to go broke while you're there – many of the most popular holiday spots are totally free.

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Beauty Boxes On a Budget

December 4, 2014 |

Happiness is a package in the mail, no matter what time of year it is. Now, imagine if that package has of some of the hottest health and beauty products inside, and each has been picked especially for you. And ... Read More

Four Free Apps for Black Friday and Beyond

November 18, 2014 |

The countdown to Black Friday is on, but don't waste your Turkey Day sorting, clipping and strategizing. As that old saying goes, “There's an app for that!” But, with so many Black Friday apps out there, how can you choose? We've found four that are sure to please, each with brand-new features designed for this year's rush. Download one or all to have this year's most up-to-the-second deals and steals at your fingertips all holiday season long.

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Cheap, Easy Crafts for the DIY-Challenged

November 4, 2014 |

Who hasn't swooned over all the lovely, do-it-yourself projects that we see being posted, pinned and shared every day? Unfortunately, not everyone can be a Martha Stewart. In fact, some of us are downright craft-challenged. I love crafting, but once the instructions call for anything more complicated than a glue stick, I need to tap out. Here are a few simple, inexpensive and fun projects that anyone can do.

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9 Fun, Frugal Things to Do This Fall

October 6, 2014 |

There's way more to cheap, fall fun than just jumping into a pile of leaves. Here are ten things that you and your family can enjoy this season that are really cheap—or totally free. Read More

Why BOGO is the Best

September 23, 2014 |

What four letters stir wonder and excitement in the hearts of shoppers near and far? BOGO. Just seeing that one little acronym is enough to send some of us into a frenzy. But what's so great about a BOGO, anyway? And is it really better than just a regular sale? Read More