This post is sponsored by Cricket Wireless, but all opinions are my own.
As the holidays approach, we are getting really excited! Thanksgiving and Christmas are some of our favorite times of the year. The weather here in Buffalo gets colder, and if we are lucky, we get a white Christmas. For us, these are the magical times of winter with family, fun and food before the long months of January and February have us sick to death of the white stuff! Whatever holidays you celebrate with your family, I’m sure they are just as special.
For my husband and me, though, holidays can also be a little bittersweet. I don’t have an extended family to speak of, and Tory’s family lives a long way away in Oklahoma. While he usually gets to see them at least once over the holiday season, his mom, dad, brother and grandfather often miss a lot of those special family moments. We are always looking for new ways to connect with them, especially during the holiday season. After all, we don’t want them to miss ANYTHING special.
While it may not be quite like seeing those cheery smiles in person, Cricket Wireless is helping families connect this holiday season, and as a bonus, they can make your holiday shopping super easy! Starting November 13 until January 7, 2016, you can find great deals online and in stores when you switch to Cricket Wireless. You can get the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime™ for $29.99 after activation of a qualifying plan.* (Pre-rebate price $79.99 (switchers only). With the Galaxy Grand Prime, you’re sure to capture ALL the silly smiles you need to send to family! Or, you can choose from four 4G LTE smartphones for FREE** after a mail-in rebate Cricket VISA Promotion Card.
You can choose from a wide variety of premium brand devices that you can connect to on Cricket’s nationwide network, and with the Group Save discount, you can save up to $100 a month when you add eligible lines—and trust us, you would be your teenager’s hero if you got them their own Cricket phone this holiday season! And you don’t have to worry about coverage—Cricket covers 98 percent of Americans and has more 4G LTE coverage than Sprint, T-Mobile, or MetroPCS. This helps make sure that whether you are home opening presents on Christmas Eve or out cutting down a Christmas tree, you’ll be able to send photos and videos to your loved ones without interruptions in service! Another fun thing we do is take pictures on our smartphone and then send little photo books out every so often. It’s a nice way to help Grandma and Grandpa remember those special moments without having to go back through their cell phone!
Whichever phone you choose, your family is sure to be happy with their ability to stay in touch with you this holiday season! Also, don’t forget handwritten notes from the little ones—it’s nice to have something for the family to put on the fridge!
How do you connect with your family and friends during the holiday season?
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* Offer ends 01/07/16. While supplies last. Must submit rebate form by 2/6/16. New lines only. Req’s min. $40/mo. smartphone plan. Excludes ports from AT&T. Phone price and tax due at sale. Void in CT, RI, and Miami-Dade County, FL. Activation fee: up to $25. Cricket VISA Promotion Card: issued by MetaBank®, member FDIC, or CenterState Bank of Florida, NA pursuant to license from VISA U.S.A. Inc. Card is not redeemable for cash and may not be used for cash withdrawal at any cash-dispensing locations or at automated gasoline pumps. Card is non-transferable and non-refundable. Funds are available at US locations where VISA debit cards are accepted for 150 days after the Card issuance, through the “VALID THRU” shown on the Card. Must be active and in good standing & make 2nd svc payment within 45 days of activation to receive Card. Customer could cancel anytime, but if not active for 45 days and does not make second service payment, will not qualify for rebate offer. Limit: 5 Cards per household. Restrictions & other charges apply. Svc not avail. everywhere. Offer subject to change & may be terminated at any time without notice. For cardholder agreement and complete terms and conditions, please visit http:/mycrk.it/RebateTerms
** Valid 11/13/15 – 01/07/16 on Motorola Moto E ($49.99), ZTE Overture 2 ($39.99), LG Risio ($29.99), and Nokia Lumia 635 ($19.99). While supplies last. Submit rebate form by 2/6/16. Must port number from another carrier (excludes AT&T ports) and activate new smartphone plan (min $40/mo). Phone price/ tax due at sale. Void in CT, RI, and Miami-Dade County, FL. Promotion Card, issued by MetaBank®, member FDIC, or CenterState Bank of Florida, NA pursuant to license from VISA U.S.A. Inc., is not redeemable for cash & may not be used for cash withdrawal at any cash-dispensing locations or at automated gasoline pumps. Card may be used to pay for your wireless bill. Card valid where VISA debit cards are accepted for 150 days after Card issuance. Must be active & in good standing for 45 days. Must make 2nd service payment w/i 45 days of activation. Limit 5 offers per household. Allow up to 8 wks for fulfillment. Restocking fee up to $25 may apply. In-store activation fee up to $25 may apply. Other charges & restr’s apply. Offer subject to change & may be terminated at any time without notice. For Card terms, visit http:/mycrk.it/RebateTerms.