Let’s face it: you love your prepaid wireless phone. It’s easy, affordable and it’s a no brainer that that’s the phone you’re getting for your grade school child who (maybe) loses things from time to time.
Don’t have a phone yet? Feeling behind the times because of it? I totally know that feeling. When I first started going to blogger events, I was a work at home mom with a landline. There was absolutely no way I could justify the high cost of getting my own phone when I was hard pressed for budget to feed my kids real food, buy nontoxic products and invest into therapies that help them thrive. My husband had a smartphone paid for by his job, so I could not simply add on an account. And $80 plus dollars a month for a phone that I’d only use at conferences a few times a year? No way! But how would I handle a conference? The answer was a prepaid wireless phone – a perfect fit for me! You can get an awesome phone like a TracFone® for a great bargain, and you are also not chained to a burdensome contract, don’t have to freak out (or tack on extra insurance monthly payment) should the phone be lost and don’t have to lay out lots of money for a monthly plan you don’t need.
Plus, this is an ideal first phone for a kid! A few weeks ago, I talked about getting a phone for my daughter for the 7th grade. A prepaid TracFone® or NET10® would be an easy and worry-free solution so my daughter can get me in an emergency. Amelia is pretty responsible, but every now and then something goes missing from her schoolbag for a few days, and she’s had her share of lunch gear. Sending her to school with a $700 phone? Not going to happen.
Prepaid wireless was the simplest, most affordable way for me to get out on the road during my few conferences per year and is the perfect accessory for new and aspiring bloggers. No contract. No monthly bills. No credit checks – that’s a good thing for those of us who won’t qualify for a regular smart phone! And you can even keep your phone number, so no new cumbersome number to memorize. When you’re getting your feet wet in this field, you don’t want to spend a lot of money for something that you’re not going to use!
Best of all, it’s easy to refill cards at your local grocery. We hit the grocery store no less than 3 times per week for fresh produce, so it’s a no-brainer to add things to our cart. With all those trips, I’d use any excuse to accrue points through my loyalty card – and right now, the timing is perfect! From now through 7/29, Giant Eagle is running a promotion to help you out with your prepaid services. Until 7/29, get a coupon good for $5 off your next shopping trip when you spend $25 or more on participating prepaid wireless products. Visit your local store for details and check out those wireless cards by the gift card end cap or near customer service.
But that’s not the only benefit – you can also earn fuel rewards on all prepaid wireless products that your purchase there, to the tune of 10 cents for every $50 you spend. You may even be eligible for extra rewards through your credit card for grocery purchases.
Love it – save money with rewards, fuel points and NO ridiculous monthly bills. My lucky girl may actually be getting a phone of her own!
Buy Prepaid Wireless Cards at Giant Eagle and SAVE : Thru 7/29, Giant Eagle is featuring a coupon good for $5 off your next shopping trip when you spend $25 or more on participating prepaid wireless products.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Giant Eagle. The opinions and text are all mine.