Disclosure: This blog post is part of a paid Megan Media and #CricketBackToSchool blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.
Children nowadays are asking for phones at much younger ages. With each of our children, we assess the need based on a few criteria, such as how often they are at activities on their own, and how often they need rides. With no landline at home, we still want to be able to communicate with all of our children at all times.
Cricket Back-to-School Deals
Our (almost) 11 year-old has been begging for a phone of her own for at least a year. We have held off because she really didn’t need one — until now. As she moves into middle school this fall, we are noticing how busy her schedule has become. She has many activities and will need to contact us for rides and other essentials. Perhaps as important, we want to know we can reach her for our own peace of mind. Fortunately, as a newly appointed Cricket Wireless Ambassador, I have discovered some great back-to-school wireless deals.
In addition to no annual contracts, phone contracts or activation fee for online orders, Cricket is also offering new and limited-time only device offers. Right now, you can buy the LG Spree for $19.99 and get a $20 Mail-In Rebate Cricket Visa Promotion Card¹. This offer ends 9/8/16, while supplies last. You’ll receive your promo card within 8 weeks which can be used towards your wireless service! In order to get this, you’ll need to activate a qualifying plan (for a minimum of $40 a month) and make 2 service payments within 45 days. Also, price of phone + tax and 1st month’s service charge is due at sale. Up to $25 activation fee (or $0 if you purchase online!) and other fees, charges & restrictions apply. Click for offer details.
This sounds like the perfect way for us to ease into having one more child on a wireless plan.
Cricket Wireless also makes it easy to shop online securely from the comfort of home. My daughter and I can view and research smartphone options from our couch. This means less time at the store sorting through our choices, as well as the ability to make a more informed buying decision. This, to me, is always important. In fact, Cricket Wireless is the winner of Time: Money‘s Best Cell Phone Plans for Light Users (Family) Award, and their Best Cell Phone Plans for Extreme Users (Individuals) Award. They must be doing something right!
And that’s not even all: with their Group Save plan, you can save up to $100 per month by adding eligible lines to your account (which is not stackable with Auto Pay discount)². A family our size with another child to add to the plan in a few years can really use a plan like this.
Perhaps most important, Cricket offers honest, transparent plan pricing with taxes and fees included. They want each customer to understand what they are getting with their service. In fact, Cricket’s goal is to make your mobile phone experience easy and bring simplicity to what can be a confusing process. It’s a goal they call, simply: Something to Smile About.
Give your student Something to Smile About with Cricket’s Back to School deals!
¹LG Spree Mail-In Rebate Offer: Ends 09/08/16, while supplies last. New lines only. Req’s activ. of qual. plan (min $40/mo) & two svc payments w/in 45 days. Phone price, tax & 1st mo. svc charge due at sale. No rain checks. Must submit rebate form by 10/08/16. Must be active & in good standing & make second service payment w/in 45 days of activation to receive card. Activation: up to $25. Return fee: up to $25. Cricket Visa Promotion Card: Cricket Visa Card rec’d w/in 8 wks. May not redeem for cash or use at atms or automated gas pumps. Non-transferable & non-refundable. May be used to pay for your Cricket wireless svc. This Card is issued by MetaBank®, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Use at US locations where Visa debit cards are accepted through Valid Thru date shown on Card (150 days from issuance). For cardholder agreement & complete terms, visit https://www.cricketwireless.com/legal-info/promotion-card-terms-and-conditions.html Limit: 5 Cards per household. Fees, charges & restr’s apply. Coverage & svc not avail. everywhere. Offer subj. to change. See cricketwireless.com for details. ©2016 Cricket Wireless LLC. All rights reserved.
²Group Save: Qual. plans on all lines req’d. Discount on lines 2-5 only. Discounts & payment per line vary.