This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #SummerIsForSavings #CollectiveBias #WFM1 Next week, the first day of summer will be here and I want to make the most of our family time together. I definitely want it to be a summer to remember, so that means making sure that everyone in the fam gets to do something memorable and fun.
Thanks to Walmart Family Mobile and the $49.88 PLUS Plan, powered by T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G LTE† Network, I’ve been saving time, money and frustration by being able to plan everybody’s summer activities, including keeping track of them, with my phone. I love my plan because there’s no contract, no activation fees and no late fees. You just pick a phone, pick your plan, activate it and go. Plus, I love my unlimited talk, text and data so I can take care of what we need on the go (includes up to 13GB of 4G LTE† data then 2G*).
My phone (LG L59 Grace) goes everywhere with me but it’s not just for making calls and having fun on social media. I use my phone, every chance I get, to help me stay on top of our summer plans.
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Summer Date Nights
I love using apps like Google Maps, Instagram and local apps like Nashville Guru to help me find new places for date night. With Google Maps I can get directions, suggestions and see how the traffic is in certain areas. This weekend the CMA Festival, Stanley Cup Finals and Bonaroo Music Festival were in town, so that sent an extra 400, 000 people to the city. My phone apps really helped us to avoid the high traffic areas.
Early Saturday morning, I used Instagram to find out there was a cool fashion collection with a pop up shop, at the mall. So, on our date, hubby and I went to check it out. Well, basically I checked it out while he watched videos on his phone.
Then, while at dinner, I used my Google app to search for photos of the menu offerings, since there were no pictures. Sometimes I like to see what the dishes and cocktails look like before I order. My phone came to the rescue! I was able to see photos and reviews for exactly what I wanted.
So far I’m planning for 3 road trips with the fam this summer. This month it’s on the road to Orlando. Next month we’re planning on visiting family in NY and I want to head to Chattanooga in August for a mini vacay. I got my road maps all set ! Hotel is booked. I’ve also been doing a lot of research on attractions and restaurants to try for dinner. Yelp has been a great help.
Outdoor Fun – Anything I can do to get my kids outdoors, I’m all for it. So it was kind of cool to be able to quickly locate this great park in the Belle Meade neighborhood of Nashville. A simple lookup on Google Maps from my phone and we had access to directions, maps of the park and walking trails. We had no idea these gorgeous stone steps even existed.
Movies – Each time customers renew their service with the $49.88 PLUS Plan, they receive a free VUDU◊ movie rental credit◊ ($7 value).
Summer Conference Planning
This summer I’m attending a huge blogging conference. So, I’ve been prepping for my trip to Orlando later this month for Blogher17. That means loading my phone with things I’m gonna need while I’m there like my personal agenda. I spent about 20 minutes setting up my 4 day agenda on desktop, then I printed it out and refreshed my Google Calendar app on my phone. Next, I added the new 2017 conference app, so I’ll have instant access to everything going on in real-time, while I’m there.
◊Limited time offer. Available for lines active with the PLUS $49.88 plan only. VUDU enabled device and account required for digital viewing. Customers must be 18 years or older to open a VUDU account. Movie rental only available in the USA. Free movie rental provided in the form of a movie rental code to the value of a $7.00 VUDU credit. Movie rental code allows for selection from available movies for rent. May not be readily redeemable on all new releases. Code will be delivered within up to 24 hours of the effective account renewal date. Must be used within 30 days of receiving code. Offer is non-transferable. Limit 1 per customer. Additional terms and conditions on VUDU’s website: http://www.vudu.com/termsofservice.html
- *Please always refer to the latest terms and conditions at myfamilymobile.com.
- †To get 4G LTE speed, you must have a 4G LTE capable device and 4G LTE SIM Card. Actual availability, coverage, and speed may vary. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.
Do you rely heavily on your phone for summer planning?