Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015: A Year in Review

Happy early New Year! As December winds to a close, we wanted to take a couple of minutes and talk about a few highlights from 2015 at TracFone.

1. Dress for Success

For the first time ever, we teamed up with women’s professional development group Dress for Success for a program called Success is Calling, helping women to nail that first important professional hurdle: the phone interview.


2. BYOP

2015 marked the year we cranked up the speed at TracFone. This summer we saw the introduction of the Bring Your Own Phone program for 4G LTE smartphones, allowing you to bring your own compatible phone to TracFone so you could lower your bill but still have access to one of America’s largest and most dependable networks.

3. Susan G. Komen partnership

It was truly an honor to partner with one of America’s largest breast cancer charities, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, during the month of October. Working with Dollar General, we donated a portion of the sales of one of their pink handsets to the foundation as they continued the fight.


4. Smartphone Only Plans

Just when you thought the price of our monthly plans couldn’t get any more reasonable, the Smartphone Only Plans were introduced. These no-contract 90-day plans give you tons of talk, text and data starting at $35. We know a thing or two about helping you save money when it comes to your mobile phone, but it was taken to a whole other level in 2015.

5. Engaging Moments in Social Media

We had a lot of fun with you this year on social media, from GIFs to fun Trivia posts. Looking forward, we have a lot planned for 2016, so keep your eye on the TracFone blog throughout the year for the latest and greatest from TracFone! Happy New Year!


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Do the Holidays For Less

With the holidays right around the corner it’s often easy to get carried away and spend a little too much. Your heart is in the right place, but your bank account might be hurting. Believe it or not, it’s easy to do the holidays for less. Here are a couple of tips that will keep you on your wallet’s “Nice” list.

1. Never Stop Shopping

You probably say it to yourself standing in long department store lines every year, “I should have started shopping earlier.” But with all the holiday hustle and bustle, it’s difficult to get your shopping done. So next year, try something that might sound weird: never stop shopping. See something in March for Mom? Buy it and put it in your closet. There’s a sale at the hardware store in June? Grab what you think Dad might want. If you spread out your shopping over a year, it will be easy to manage in December and you can take advantage of sales all year long.


2. Holiday Gift Exchange

When it comes to family, it can often be a strain to get everyone their own present - particularly if you’re part of a big family. So this year, draw names out of a hat and have each person get only one other person a gift. That way you can put some real thought into it and give them the perfect gift – not to mention, it costs less than getting several gifts.
 

3. Make it a family affair

Ask family members to help out with the cooking and bring a side or a dessert to help offset the cost and make it easier on those who are working to the bone. If someone brings potatoes, another the rolls, another the green bean casserole and another the sweet potatoes, it will take a ton of pressure off both the hard working chefs in your kitchen and your holiday budget.


Have a few more suggestions about ways to do the holidays on the cheap? Let us know on the TracFone Facebook and Twitter pages.