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I was taking a look at our finances trying to see where we could make some cuts. It’s been about two years since I’ve really evaluated where the money is going and it was time to take a look. Of course, housing, car payments/insurance, and food were the major bills but the cable and cell phones bills weren’t far behind. When I listed out what we were spending I couldn’t believe it.
Finally, over being stuck in contracts I decided to take a look at some other options. One of my goals was to look for an offering that allowed me to have a smartphone that could keep up with my lifestyle and not limit date usage, as a blogger I need to be plugged into social media.
While on a recent trip to Walmart I headed over to the Electronics/Entertainment department to check out the Walmart Family Mobile Plans. The Walmart Family Mobile Plus plans feature Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data (including up to 10GB of 4G LTE) and the additional perk of a free movie on VUDU every month. Being that we are trying to cut back on spending and I’m a big movie buff, this free movie is actually a really nice perk and can play into a nice date night at home.
I was pleasantly surprised to see the wide range of phone types available, there is truly something for every budget. After checking out a few models I settled on the LG K7. Score for being able to snag a sleek smartphone for under $100, I didn’t think that was possible. Priced at $89.88 the LG K7 doesn’t break the bank. This phone is super lightweight and has a ton of features; the front facing camera with selfie light is a bonus. With this selfie-friendly camera and this extra data, I can already warn you I’ll be Instagramming and Snapchatting a lot more. I already watched a few youtube videos thanks to the faster streaming with the 10GB of 4G LTE data.
Family Mobile bills you later but don’t forget to grab the Nano Starter Kit containing the SIM card to get your phone up and running on any plan for $19.88. More savings in the bag to put toward something else, for the first time the starter kit is on rollback from $25.00
Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to http://cbi.as/3edbv or your local Walmart for current pricing.
One of the rewards you get with a Walmart Family PLUS plan of $49.88 is access to a free VUDU movie each month ($7 value). The weekend was crazy busy, running errands and shopping for our first getaway set for July 4th weekend. Yesterday we opted for a chill mode Sunday at home. What better way to spend a lazy afternoon than comfortable on the couch with snacks and a movie. When you’re watching your budget any savings or freebies are a bonus. We took advantage of our free VUDU movie and watched The Choice, easily accessing VUDU on our ROKU player. If you enjoyed The Notebook, you will like The Choice it’s another great one by Nicholas Sparks.
With the money we are saving on the cell phone bills we can put more funds toward the vacation fund. To help take the stress out of summer travel this year and add a fun twist we are doing things a bit different. Staycations are budget friendly and to add excitement we are spending a few weekends taking road trips and discovering our home state.
Now that we have plenty of unlimited data to burn through with our Walmart Family Mobile plans, we can surf the net on the go finding directions and looking up places to visit. I thought we could have themed getaways. Each one of our weekend adventures starts with a movie night, the movie’s theme sets the tone for our next adventure.There are a few new movies I want to see in Theaters this summer, finding Dory and The Conjuring 2 are two of my top five and they are showing in theaters now.
The other summer releases on my list are Southside With You, The Legend of Tarzan and Jason Bourne. After watching a romantic movie our adventure might be to a local winery, finding Dory would be followed by a visit to the aquarium, see the pattern here. I’m not much of a daredevil but the action movie week should lead to something interesting.
I looking forward to turning our new savings into fun summer adventures and building memories.
Are there any movies on your summer watch list? I’m always adding to my list. Tell me what your family would do with the extra money you save by switching to a Walmart Family Mobile Plus Plan?
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