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About Samantha Greaves

Samantha Greaves

Samantha Greaves

Samantha Greaves is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn, New York. She’s into sappy romance novels and killer coupon books. When she’s not plotting ways to stretch a dollar or taking full advantage of the samples at Whole Foods and Costco, she can be found tweeting, blogging about, well, blogging and providing writing services on her personal website,

Posts By Samantha Greaves

Cheap Organizational Tips for Your Home

February 24, 2015 |

Small living spaces can be a real energy sapper when you have a lot of things you aren’t willing to get rid of. It doesn’t make you hoarder; some things are just useful and important to you.

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Five Ways to Get the Most From Your Beauty Products

January 22, 2015 |

According to a study conducted by POPSUGAR Insights, 59% of women spend over $150 per year on cosmetics with 45% of women spending over $200. Though most of that spending may be on new cosmetics and beauty products, surely a ... Read More

Five Insider Tips for Shopping at Sephora

January 19, 2015 |

Many beauty mavens consider Sephora to be a wonderland full of products, makeup tools and fragrances. However, without a plan you can leave Sephora with a receipt that makes you clutch your pearls in shock.

We’re going to make sure this doesn’t happen to you again. Keep reading for some insider tips including suggestions on purchasing items guilt-free and netting free stuff when shopping.
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Throwing a New Year's Eve Party On a Budget

December 30, 2014 |

The New Year is almost here, which means that many of us are planning and preparing for New Year’s Eve parties. And if you’re anything like me, you want your party to be memorable and affordable. Throwing a great New Year’s Eve party on a shoe string budget is very doable. Plus, who doesn’t want to to start the New Year with some extra cash in their pocket?

With that said, here are seven ways you can host a fun New Year’s Eve party on a budget.
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10 Ways to Save on Holiday Shopping

December 18, 2014 |

We can all agree that holiday shopping gets costly, and while gift cards can make good gifts, they're not always the best choice. According to statistics, retailers reportedly make billions of dollars a year on unused gift cards. This means that you could end up wasting your money on a gift that they won’t find useful.

Not to worry. If you keep reading, you will learn 10 surefire ways that you can cut down on holiday shopping costs while getting everyone something they love.
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Picking the Perfect Gifts for Everyone

November 28, 2014 |

Picture this – everyone is gathered around the Christmas tree, and a gift is handed to a loved one who opens it and forces a smile once they’ve seen what’s inside. They don’t necessarily hate the gift; it’s just not for them.

This is a common scenario for a lot of people who’ve dealt with this at least once in their gift-giving experience. Gift shopping can be difficult and a bit of a gamble, especially if you don’t know if your family or friends will genuinely love what you give. It’s the thought that counts, but if they love it, that’s certainly better.

The below gift guide will assist you with picking out gifts that will impress your family and friends.
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Four Tips for Surviving Black Friday

November 24, 2014 |

Can you believe that Black Friday is just around the corner? This means that right now (yes, right now) is the perfect time to prepare for shopping’s biggest day. Black Friday is a day that many refer to as the Super Bowl of shopping. It’s the unofficial start to Christmas gift shopping and a great way to work off all the turkey and pumpkin pie that you’ll gobble up the day before.

Shopping during Black Friday can be exhausting. That’s why we’ve put together a list of things to do before and during the popular day so that you’re prepared for the mad rush. Here are some suggestions on how you can survive this Black Friday stress-free and with great finds.
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