Thursday, May 28, 2015

TracFone Perks: Unlimited Carryover®

Nobody likes to be wasteful. Whether it’s food, clothing or even packaging, throwing things away is more than just tossing them in the trash, it’s throwing money away too. At TracFone, we want to help you Do Everything For Less.® From saving on your wireless bill to cutting down the waste, we are here to help you get the most out of what you pay for.

For instance, with TracFone's Unlimited Carryover®*, you get to keep your unused minutes, texts and data, so you’ll never have to worry about losing what you’ve already purchased. In fact, TracFone is the only pre-paid wireless company to offer that service. We truly believe that nothing should ever go to waste!

Reusing and recycling household items are a great way to reduce waste, too. We’ve compiled a few simple projects below to help you get more out of your purchases. Plus, these homemade 'Carryovers' can double as fun projects for the whole family!

From Milk Carton to Bird Feeder
A great way to repurpose an old milk carton is to transform it into a bird feeder. All you need to do is simply wash out the carton, cut a bird sized hole in the base, and hang it from your favorite tree. Once you add the seeds, beautiful birds will start flying by!

From Mason Jar to Flower Vase
When you’re finished at the grocery store, you’ll notice that in addition to bringing home the bacon, you’re also bringing home the jars. But what do you do with those glass canisters after you’ve gobbled up two dozen pickles or spread the last morsels of your favorite fruity jam? Instead of tossing them in the trash, why not rinse them out and convert them into stylish vases. Simply add water and flowers, and you can include a beautiful floral touch to any room!  

From Food Jar to Piggy Bank
With all of the money you’ll be saving with TracFone, you’ll need a place to keep it. That’s where this homemade 'Carryover' will come in handy. Just wash out an empty jar, slice a hole in the lid  (make sure it is big enough for dollars too) and decorate like a piggy to finish the look. All of the money you save will be great for a rainy day fund. Or use your savings to create more homemade 'Carryovers'!

Have any homemade 'Carryovers' of your own? Share them with us on our Facebook and Twitter pages!

*Service must be active and in use within each six month period.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

TracFone & Dress for Success Launch the Success is Calling™ Program

At TracFone, we understand that one phone call can change a life, especially when that call helps you land a job. That’s why we are proud to partner with Dress for Success and introduce the Success is Calling™ program. Launching in June, this program will provide the necessary training and tools to empower disadvantaged women and help them thrive in work and in life.

In addition to donating 20% of all phone sales from Walmart in April to Dress for Success, TracFone Wireless will provide participants in the Success is Calling™ program with phone interview training and phone etiquette tips. Once each participant completes the program, they will be given a new TracFone MaxPatriot with a year of cell phone service to support them as they enter the workforce and jumpstart their careers.

Having a cell phone and demonstrating proper phone etiquette is extremely important in today’s work culture. A recent survey shows that many HR representatives strongly value candidates who are well spoken on phone interviews and judge them more favorably if they are able to demonstrate proper cell phone etiquette. And the benefits go beyond phone interviews—check out our findings here:

Through the Success is Calling™ program and a $525,000 donation, TracFone aims to further the Dress for Success mission of helping disadvantaged women develop the skills and confidence they need to start a successful career.  Together with your help, we can ensure that more women receive that life changing phone call and hear those all-important words, "You got the job!"

To learn more about the Success is Calling™ program, please visit:
To learn more about DFS, please visit: