Managing Editor - Ecommerce
Samantha is an avid writer, editor, and consumer with an oddly deep love for finding amazing deals on amazing products, especially stuff that makes life easier. Her personal passions include smart home tech, 3D printing, crafting, cocktails, and cats.
Articles and Reviews by Samantha Gordon
10 retailers with the worst return policies
December 26, 2018 – Buy with caution when shopping at these retailers, as returns may prove more trouble that they're worth.
The Best Amazon Echo Smart Speakers of 2019
December 11, 2018 – Every Amazon Echo smart speaker has its strengths. We take a look at what makes each one special and help you decide which is the best for your needs.
The Best Smart Doorbells of 2019
December 10, 2018 – Never miss another package delivery or visitor with a smart video doorbell.
I finally stopped spending all my money at Starbucks—here's how
October 01, 2018 – After years of spending way too much on generic swill from a corporate coffee overlord, I finally kicked the habit with the help of a great coffee maker, a good grinder, the tra...
15 things you need to survive cold and flu season
September 27, 2018 – When you're sick, you'll do anything you can do to feel better. These 15 things, like heated blankets, electric kettles, and humidifiers, can make it easier to feel better faste...
How to have a continuous conversation with Amazon Alexa
September 14, 2018 – With Amazon Alexa's Follow-Up Mode, you can ask Alexa a string of questions without having to use the wake word before every one. Here's how it works.
10 amazing products I didn't think would change my life
September 04, 2018 – I was hesitant about buying my Instant Pot, a sous vide cooker, a curling wand, and a few other products. Here's why my buying risks paid off.
10 amazing things you can get in Etsy's Labor Day sale
August 31, 2018 – This weekend, Etsy is holding a Labor Day sale with thousands of shops offering discounts of 10-60% off.
The secret to shopping at Target—and only buying what you need
August 30, 2018 – The Target effect is too real, but there are a few ways to avoid it and this one is guaranteed to work!
10 mistakes you're making when back-to-school shopping
August 29, 2018 – Check out these 10 ways to make the most of back-to-school shopping.
When is the best time to do your back-to-school shopping?
August 08, 2018 – The best time to do your back-to-school shopping is before school starts, but should you wait until the last minute? Here's a closer look at how to be best prepared for the new ...
Nordstrom Rack is having a huge sale right now
July 27, 2018 – Clear the Rack is back at Nordstrom Rack, and you can save an extra 25% on already discounted items from brands you love.
These amazing OLED and QLED TVs are seriously discounted this weekend
July 27, 2018 – These two premium TV deals from Massdrop are seriously impressive.
Is Amazon's new service 'Prime Wardrobe' really worthy your money?
July 06, 2018 – Amazon Prime Wardrobe is the latest perk for Amazon Prime members, and after trying it myself, I think it's a fun new feature.
Here's how to get a discount at Whole Foods if you have Amazon Prime
June 25, 2018 – Amazon Prime members can save even more shopping at Whole Foods. Here's how to find and unlock these savings.
Now’s your chance to get All-Clad cookware at an incredible price
June 18, 2018 – Use the code "ACJVIP18" to see what's on sale in All-Clad's second VIP Factory Seconds sale of the year
Amazon's newest smart home device is amazing—and there's a preorder sale
June 08, 2018 – Amazon announced a new Alexa streaming device—and today's the last chance to pre-order at a discount.
This new OLED is the lowest price we've ever seen right now
June 07, 2018 – This Massdrop sale marks the lowest price ever one the LG C8 OLED TV, the 2018 version of the best OLED TV we've ever tested.
Here are all the benefits that come with your Amazon Prime membership
June 05, 2018 – On the fence about Amazon Prime? These benefits make membership more than worthwhile.
Is Amazon Prime worth the money now that it's more expensive?
June 04, 2018 – Amazon's Prime price hike has some people running scared. Here's why membership is still totally worth the cost.