Savvy Travels Twitter Party 7/8/14 at 8 PM CST – $300 in Prizes!

Savvy Travels Twitter Party

We’ll be chatting about taking summer vacations without breaking the bank. Join us for the #SavvyTravels Twitter party on Tuesday, July 8th from 8 pm to 9 pm CST. RSVP and participate for your chance to win over $300 in prizes!

Here are the details:

Follow the hosts: @savings, @maritramos, @BeltwayBargain, @MyCrazySavings, and @suitcasetalks!

When: Tuesday, July 8th at 8 PM CST.

Where: On Twitter in the #SavvyTravels hashtag or on tchat.

What: There are several questions they will tweet and discuss. Be sure to use the hash tag #SavvyTravels to be eligible for the prizes.

Prizes: We’ll be giving away (1) Hyatt $150 gift card, (3) $50 Target e-gift cards, all courtesy of Savings.com.

RSVP: Submit your Twitter handle here to RSVP. Fine Print: Must put your Twitter handle there AND be present at the party in order to win a prize. Use the Twitter hashtag in your responses to questions to be eligible. Must be 18 years or older to win.

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Dad Savings Twitter Party 6/10/14 at 8 PM CST – Over $650 in Prizes!

Father's Day Twitter Party

Father’s Day is this weekend and we have a fun twitter party to help you have an awesome one. Join us for the #DadSavings Twitter party on Tuesday, June 10th from 8 pm to 9 pm CST. RSVP and participate for your chance to win over $650 in prizes!

Here are the details:

Follow the hosts: @savings, @maritramos, @mommysavesmoney. @couponchallenge, @beltwaybargain, and @valpakcoupons!

When: Tuesday, June 10th at 8 PM CST.

Where: On Twitter in the #DadSavings hashtag or on tchat.

What: There are several questions they will tweet and discuss. Be sure to use the hash tag #DadSavings to be eligible for the prizes.

Prizes: We’ll be giving away (1) Garmin VIRB Elite (approximate retail value $400 ), (2) $50 SkyMall gift cards, (3) $25 Restaurant.com gift cards, (1) $100 Target e-gift card courtesy of Savings.com.

RSVP: Submit your Twitter handle here to RSVP. Fine Print: Must put your Twitter handle there AND be present at the party in order to win a prize. Use the Twitter hashtag in your responses to questions to be eligible. Must be 18 years or older to win.

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#DisneyKids Twitter Party Tonight 4/28/14 at 7 PM CST

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When it comes to creating magical, memorable “firsts” for our little ones, no one does it better than Walt Disney World Resort! And since there’s no better time than now to start experiencing these milestones, MomSelect is throwing a special twitter party to fill you on in on all the exciting “firsts” Disney has to offer! The Twitter Party is tonight, April 28th at 7 PM CST.

Here are the details:

Follow:  @MomTalkRadio, @ResourcefulMom and @MomSelectAmy.

When: Monday, April 28th at 7 PM CST

Where: On Twitter in the #DisneyKids hashtag or in tchat.

What: There are several questions they will tweet and discuss. Be sure to use the hash tag #DisneyKids to be eligible for the prizes.

Prizes: They’ll be giving away Disney kids’ merchandise straight from the park to 5 winners! .

RSVP: Submit your Twitter handle here to RSVP. Fine Print: Must put your Twitter handle there AND be present at the party in order to win a prize. Use the Twitter hashtag in your responses to questions to be eligible.

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#SpringBrings Twitter Party 4/24/14 at 7 PM CST – Win a Kenmore Fridge or Vacuum!

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Join us on Thursday, April 24th at 7 PM CST as we co-host the #SpringBrings Twitter party, hosted by Momma Cuisine. We’ll be celebrating the best of the season. For joining our party, you have a chance to win a Kenmore Elite upright bagged vacuum or one of Kenmore’s newest French door bottom-freezer refrigerators to store everything you need.

Here are the details:

Follow:  @maritramos, @mommacuisine, @kenmore, @nella22, @nibblesnfeasts, and @thedomesticexec.

When: Thursday, April 24th at 7 PM CST.

Where: On Twitter in the #SpringBrings hashtag or on tchat.

What: There are several questions they will tweet and discuss. Be sure to use the hash tag #SpringBrings.

Prizes: Enter to win Kenmore Elite 21.6 cu. ft. French Door – Bottom Freezer w/ Water Dispenser – White, Kenmore Progressive Canister Vacuum, and Kenmore 100 year Anniversary Cookbook on Momma Cuisine.

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Shopping the Sales and Following the Sales Cycles Twitter Party 1/14/14 (Tonight) at 8 PM CST – $300 in Prizes!

Resolution Solution Twitter Party

[tweetherder]Join @maritramos for the #resolutionsolution Twitter party on 1/14 @ 8 PM CST w/ @FavadoApp![/tweetherder]

Grocery stores and manufacturers work hard to push out their best sale prices to you on a weekly basis through their store circulars. If you follow along closely, you’ll notice that most products operate on an 8-12 week sales cycle. You’ll also find that “product families” all go on sale at the same time, for example all the P&G products will be discounted the same weeks, and will return to their regular prices for a few weeks, then go back on sale together.

Favado helps by showing you when your favorite products go on sale, so that you can purchase them when they are on sale and not have to pay full price in between sales cycles. Over time, you’ll learn how much to purchase to last you until the next sale.

And to celebrate your 2014 resolution and Favado being the solution, we’ll be giving away 3 $100 gift cards to the grocery store of your choice!

Here are the details:

Follow the hosts: @favadoapp, @5dollardinners, @maritramos, @frugalissafinds, @SavinFamlyMoney, and @mommysavesmoney!

When: Tuesday, January 14th at 8 PM CST.

Where: On Twitter in the #resolutionsolution hashtag or on tchat.

What: There are several questions they will tweet and discuss. Be sure to use the hash tag #resolutionsolution to be eligible for the prizes.

Prizes: We’ll be giving away (3) $100 gift cards to the grocery store of your choice.

RSVP: Submit your Twitter handle here to RSVP. Fine Print: Must put your Twitter handle there AND be present at the party in order to win a prize. Use the Twitter hashtag in your responses to questions to be eligible. Must be 18 years or older to win.

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If you have not tried the free Favado app on your smartphone yet, make sure to download it before the Twitter party so you can try out some of the features we talk about tonight!

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#ResolutionSolution Twitter Party 1/7/14 (Tonight) at 8 PM CST – $300 in Prizes!

Resolution Solution Twitter Party

[tweetherder]#resolutionsolution Twitter party on 1/7 @ 8 PM CST w/ @Savings and @FavadoApp![/tweetherder]

We’ll be chatting about ways to spend less on groceries, how to outsmart the marketers and how to stretch your grocery dollars to the max. And to celebrate your 2014 resolution and Favado being the solution, we’ll be giving away 3 $100 gift cards to the grocery store of your choice!

Here are the details:

Follow:  @maritramos @savings @favadoapp @mommyswishlist @cleverlysimple, and @bargainshopmom!

When: Tuesday, January 7th at 8 PM CST.

Where: On Twitter in the #resolutionsolution hashtag or on tchat.

What: There are several questions they will tweet and discuss. Be sure to use the hash tag #resolutionsolution to be eligible for the prizes.

Prizes: We’ll be giving away (3) $100 gift cards to the grocery store of your choice.

RSVP: Submit your Twitter handle here to RSVP. Fine Print: Must put your Twitter handle there AND be present at the party in order to win a prize. Use the Twitter hashtag in your responses to questions to be eligible. Must be 18 years or older to win.

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Ultimate Holiday Twitter Party 12/3/13 at 8 PM CST – $550 in Prizes!

[tweetherder]#HolidaySavings Twitter party on 12/3 @ 8 PM CST w/ @Savings and @SavingsClasses-win prizes![/tweetherder]

#HolidaySavings

We’ll be talking about how to celebrate Halloween, have fun and still save money. Join us on Twitter tonight (December 3rd) at 8 PM CST for the ULTIMATE Holiday Twitter party!

Here are the details:

Follow:  @maritramos @cleverlysimple @frugalissafinds @daytonsavings @savings and @savingsclasses.

When: Tuesday, December 3rd at 8 PM CST.

Where: On Twitter in the #HolidaySavings hashtag or on tchat.

What: There are several questions they will tweet and discuss. Be sure to use the hash tag #HolidaySavings to be eligible for the prizes.

Prizes: We’ll be giving away (1) $100 Bags & Bows GC, (1) $100 Master Card GC courtesy of Deluxe.com, (1) Custom Silver Circle Slider Necklace from Limoges ($100 value), (1) $100 Target eGC courtesy of Savings.com, (2) $25 Amazon.com GC courtesy of Savings.com, (1) $100 Amazon.com GC courtesy of Savings.com.

RSVP: Submit your Twitter handle here to RSVP. Fine Print: Must put your Twitter handle there AND be present at the party in order to win a prize. Use the Twitter hashtag in your responses to questions to be eligible. Must be 18 years or older to win.

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Halloween Savings Twitter Party 10/22/13 at 8 PM CST – $400 in Prizes!

[tweetherder]#HalloweenSavings Twitter party on 10/26 @ 8 PM CST w/ @Savings and @SavingsClasses-win prizes![/tweetherder]

#HalloweenSavings Twitter Party

We’ll be talking about how to celebrate Halloween, have fun and still save money. Join us on Twitter tonight (October 22nd) at 8 PM CST for a spooky fun Halloween Savings Twitter party!

Here are the details:

Follow:  @maritramos, @afrugalchick, @cleverlysimple, @savingsmania, @savings, @savingsclasses.

When: Tuesday, October 22nd at 8 PM CST.

Where: On Twitter in the #HalloweenSavings hashtag or on tchat.

What: There are several questions they will tweet and discuss. Be sure to use the hash tag #halloweensavings to be eligible for the prizes.

Prizes: They’ll be giving away (2) $50 Target e-gift cards, (1) $50 Amazon gift card, (1) $50 Incoco gift card, (1) $100 Amazon gift card, and (1) $100 Halloween Express gift card.

RSVP: Submit your Twitter handle here to RSVP. Fine Print: Must put your Twitter handle there AND be present at the party in order to win a prize. Use the Twitter hashtag in your responses to questions to be eligible. Must be 18 years or older to win.

Thank you for reading A Savings WOW! and don’t forget to check out our check out our Coupon Database for lots of money-saving coupons!

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Watch the NBC Chicago 6 AM News Tomorrow 10/13/13!

[tweetherder]Watch @maritramos on @nbcchicago on 10/13 at 6 AM! #chicago #news[/tweetherder]

NBC Chicago

Tune into NBC Chicago’s 6 AM news segment tomorrow, Sunday, October 13th to watch Maria share some great money-saving tips! We’ll also share the video link when it becomes available.

Come back here after the broadcast for some more great deals and giveaways!

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We Used the Walmart Family Mobile Plan to Cut Our Cell Phone Bills

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[tweetherder]We used the Walmart Family Mobile Plan to save money! #FamilyMobileSaves #shop #cbias[/tweetherder]

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This past month, Jim and I have been trying out the Walmart Family Mobile program with its unlimited text, talk, and web plan to see if it would be a good option to use with our kids as they are now getting to the age of wanting a cell phone. We also wanted to compare it with how it stacks up against our traditional cell phone plan, since they are both powered by T-Mobile.

In our post, “Looking for Ways to Cut Your Cell Phone Costs with Unlimited Plans?,” we shared how we went about purchasing and getting set up on the Walmart Family Mobile program. It was a very easy process to get started. After a month of using this program, here’s what we’ve found:

- The cost of the Walmart Family Mobile program with unlimited text, talk, and web is $39.88 versus the approximately $65.00 per line contract plan that we have now. Over the year, it would add up to big savings for our family.

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- We have had no problems with getting service using Walmart Family Mobile program. It’s worked well for us in our home, visiting friends/family, in restaurants, and on the road.

- Jim was able to use the SIM card on his Samsung Galaxy SIII with no problem. He ran a Speed Test with the SIM card in his SIII and compared the results to my Samsung Galaxy SIII, which is on a traditional T-Mobile contract plan of unlimited text, talk, and web. I was surprised to find that the Walmart Family Mobile plan actually had some better results than our traditional T-Mobile plan when we used Wi-Fi. As you can see in the photo below, the results showed the Walmart program had 21094 kbps vs 16604 kbps on the T-Mobile program for download speeds and the Walmart program had 11909 kbps vs 12286 kbps on the T-Mobile program for upload speeds.

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- We did see a bit of a bigger difference in speeds when the connection was over the air versus Wi-Fi. As you can see in the photo below, the results showed the Walmart program had 914 kbps vs 4112 kbps on the T-Mobile program for download speeds and the Walmart program had 772 kbps vs 511 kbps on the T-Mobile program for upload speeds.

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It just depends on what you are looking for as far as features of a cell phone program whether this one is right for you. We have been pleased with our experience with the Walmart Family Mobile program so far. One of the biggest conveniences is having online account management and information. It can be a true budget saver for families because you know upfront what the monthly cost will be and if you decide it is not for you, you have the ability to stop the plan when you are done, instead of waiting for a contract to end or having to pay a huge penalty to end a contract.

We think it’s definitely a good way when having your kids start off with their own cell phone to be able to manage their cell phone costs by having a plan such as the Walmart Family Mobile program.

What other ways have you cut your cell phone bills? Let us know by leaving a comment.

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