Everyone wants to save money
Yesterday in the grocery store, the woman in front of me had purchased something with one of those coupons stuck to the front of the package. Often the checker will see the coupons and pull them off for scanning, but on this day for whatever reason, she missed it. At the end of the transaction the customer asked if she had grabbed the coupons off the packages. Because she hadn’t, it took another minute or two before she could start on my order, and the customer apologized to me for taking so long.Read More
A great kid came by the house yesterday, to sell me these fantastic books that will help put my kids at an advantage when they are doing homework, or just interested in learning something new.
These are really a great bargain when you think of the cost of College texts these days (they were ridiculous twenty years ago. I can only imagine today’s prices). But see, I don’t think about my books in comparison to College texts. I think of Borders going out of Business and stocking up. I think of yard sales and library sales. Some of the best books we’ve foundRead More
Everyone is looking for ways to save a few bucks these days. With gas costing what it does, and supermarket prices going up weekly (or so it seems), every penny counts.Read More
Courtesy of my friend who helped me in my battle against sugar ants, I’ve been dipping my toe into the couponing ocean. I subscribe to a couple of email lists and started getting Sunday papers, looking for ways to carve a few bucks off my list each week.
TLC isn’t exactly going to be calling me tomorrow (no stockpile!) but in my last couple of trips I’ve managed to save near $40. That, my friends, is no chump change.Read More
I’m sort of old-fashioned when it comes to phones. I don’t want to be instantly accessible all the time, so very few people have my cell number: the school, my husband, my siblings and a few select friends. That doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate the convenience and added security I feel carrying a cell phone. There are times when I use it multiple times in a day, for several days in a row…and then there are the weeks when I don’t even pull it out of my bag except to charge it back up.
That’s why I’m such a fan of my TracFone. I’ve been using the TracFone service for over five years, as has the Hub. When the time comes for Daisy to get a cell phone, I’m pretty sure that it will be a TracFone as well. The flexibility just works for us, as does the contract-free nature of the service. Oh, and don’t forget the price. I had to look back and see what we’ve been paying for service and it works out to be about $25.00 a month for two phones.
We pay as we go, though they do offer month-to-month plans as well–picking up a card to refill the minutes is easy, I can get them in the supermarket, the W-store, and just about any drug store nowadays–even out here in Podunk, NH. Speaking of the middle-of-nowhere, I can make and receive calls from my house up on Hog Hill, which may not mean much to my more suburban and urban readers, however, since other service providers can be sketchy in my neck of the woods, this is huge. My international calls cost the same as domestic ones, too.
You can get a basic phone for just calls and texting, or go for the QUERTY keyboard and smart-phone features. I bought my phone locally, and for under $30, I got an LG slide-style phone, but you can choose from any number of styles and manufacturers, including Motorola, Kyocera, and Samsung. My LG included double minutes for the life of the phone–everytime I buy a 200 minute card, I get 400 minutes on the phone. Buying a double minutes card costs about $20.00 so effectively, I paid all of $10 for a reliable, up-to-date phone with all the bells and whistles I need.
so many features
Now you know, I won’t just write about any old product when the opportunity arises. I have pledged to only share information about things I actually use in my day-to-day life. That is why I was eager to write about my TracPhone. But don’t just take what I have to say about them…click and hear what other TracFone customers have to say:
I was compensated for the time I took writing this blog post. As per my disclosure page, I can assure you that the opinions expressed here are 100% my own and I really have owned a TracFone for years.