Dec 172014

The technology that has gone into smartphones over the last few years really can make your head spin a little.  They do everything!  In one device you can talk, text, watch movies, stream music, play games, surf the web, create videos, take pictures – even use it as a remote control.

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Much of that takes data, though, and as anyone who has paid a cellphone bill knows – data can get expensive.  That’s why in this post sponsored by Lunchbox (all opinions are my own) you’ll be excited to learn that there is an awesome T-Mobile plan available from Walmart.  It has unlimited talk, text and web plus free music streaming that doesn’t use your data all that for just $50 a month. Continue reading »

May 262014

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This #FamilyMobile Unlimited Talk Text and Data shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser.

Last weekend was a time that our family had been highly anticipating for a long time.  We got up early Saturday morning, packed up the car, and drove the roughly two hour drive to Bowling Green for Ashley’s college graduation.

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By the time we met up with everyone else and seated ourselves, we made up quite the cheering section.  Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and friends.  We totaled roughly a dozen, and that wasn’t counting Austin who had unfortunately been scheduled to work that day and couldn’t find anyone to trade shifts. Continue reading »

Oct 162013

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A few weeks ago I shared with you all that we were headed to Maine to visit my family.  We hadn’t been up in awhile and we wanted to be there to celebrate with my Grandmother for her 85th birthday.  I’m really glad we had the opportunity, as we had the chance to visit with a lot of family at my Gram’s surprise party that I hadn’t seen in years.

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Vacations in general can be expensive, but it has always seemed to me that trying to get to rural Maine is one of the most expensive places to which you can travel.  While I was in college I remember trying to get a last-minute flight home for a surprise visit and the tickets were over a thousand dollars.  Fortunately it wasn’t quite that expensive this time with a little advanced planning. Continue reading »

Sep 162013

I am a member of the Collective Bias #cbias Social Fabric Community.  This is a #FamilyMobileSaves sponsored post on adding a line to the Walmart Family Mobile unlimited plans. All words and opinions are my own.

A few weeks ago I shared with you that my family was on the lookout to find more affordable mobile unlimited plans.  That’s when I first introduced you to Walmart Family Mobile.  A bit after that I followed up to let you know how we liked the plan and whether or not we were saving money with the new service we had tested.

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We have a few more months to go on our contract (Walmart Family Mobile has no contract – yay!) so unfortunately we can’t ditch them completely just yet.  But after seeing such a large savings paired with consistently good service we decided to keep the new line I activated for a pretty specific reason.  That reason is my Mom. Continue reading »

May 132013

My search for affordable family mobile unlimited plans has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client.

I’ve always been, as they say, a “talker”.  There is a picture of me in fuzzy pink footed pajamas, sitting sideways in a rocking chair with my feet up on one arm; the cord of the phone is stretched from the wall to my little hand, and I’m twirling a strand of hair.  I tried to find it to share with you but it may still be in the boxes of photos that my Mom has for me.

I’m not sure whom at the age of 4 I needed to talk to – and so casually – but that clearly was just the beginning bloom to my gift of gab.  As I got older I remember quite a few marathon phone sessions with friends.  Back then texting didn’t exist, so you couldn’t just send three or four words back and forth electronically.  You had to stay on the line to complete a conversation.

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While I may not spend quite as many minutes (hours) on the phone now as I did then, I do rack up my share of minutes each month.  With my parents living in Maine, not only do I like to check in on them regularly, they also like to talk to Bubbles on the phone quite often, also.  I had always felt like we had a fairly decent cell phone plan – until last summer, that is.  We finally took the plunge and upgraded to smartphones with data plans.  I knew our bill would increase but I didn’t realize by just how much. Continue reading »