Sarah Heikkinen

Sarah Heikkinen

Sarah Heikkinen is an upstate New York-based freelance journalist and marketing and social media specialist. She has freelanced for several publications, including Teen Vogue, the Ithaca Times, and The Scofield. She graduated with her Master's in Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in 2017. Along with her work for DealNews, Heikkinen is working full-time as a marketing and social media coordinator for the Museum Association of New York. Her interests include vegan cooking, playing music, and travelling. You can follow her on Twitter at @sar_heikkinen.

Sarah Heikkinen's Most Recent Blog Posts

How to Win Amazon Giveaways (and Get Free Stuff!)

Did you know that America's biggest online retailer also plays host to tons of giveaways every day? Here's everything you need to know about Amazon Giveaways.

Can You Trust the Better Business Bureau?

Multiple controversies have surrounded the BBB's rating system and complaint process, and now some consumers question the nonprofit as a whole. Should you trust an A+ rated business? What are the alternatives? Our BBB guide has more info.

5 Food Label Terms That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

If your goal for 2019 is to change your eating habits, there's one thing you should be wary of: misleading or deceptive food labels. We give you the lowdown with our guide to five food label terms that don't mean what you think they do.

8 Things That Will Be LESS Expensive in 2019

Get ready for 2019 shopping, because a lot of products are likely to cost less this year. Literal must-haves like groceries, gas, and health care will all see lower prices.

Buy This, Not That: 6 Holiday Gifts to Skip

One in three people will return a gift this year. Don't worry, though! We'll help you figure out which presents your friends will love — and what you should leave on the shelf.

8 Things That Will Be MORE Expensive in 2019

More tariffs could be coming this year, and that could bring price increases for canned goods, household appliances, and even TVs. Check out our list of all the things that will be more expensive in 2019.

Don't Buy the 5 Most Frequently Returned Gifts

Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for someone special or just shopping for your office Secret Santa, we'll help you sort out those presents that are more likely to be returned.

18 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

Using supplies from around the house, you can dress up as a meme, an emoji, or even Mr. Rogers! Check out our guide to the best DIY Halloween costumes you can make quickly and affordably.

These Are the Tools You Need to Survive Inktober

If you're an artist, you've probably heard of Inktober, the 31 days and 31 drawings challenge. We offer recommendations for pens, paper, and other items, so you can build your Inktober toolkit.

The Ultimate Guide to Backpacks for College Students

You'll want to consider sturdiness, versatility, and — of course — style when deciding what backpack to bring to class. With these factors in mind, we've put together the ultimate guide to buying a backpack for college.