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Summer feels like my time to shine and be my kid’s hero by making fun plans. We love to soak up the sun, indulge in ice cream and swim the days away. I’m determined to make the most of the season and get some quality time in as a family. Instead of planning a big Summer trip, I want to keep it simple. So I’m planning a staycation in our own city: Atlanta.
I love the idea of a staycation. You can explore your city, take time to discover things that you drive by but never stop to notice and teach your kids about local history. If you have young kids, you aren’t spending hours in the car driving to your destination either. The best part of a staycation is the cost savings!
We are keeping a tight budget this Summer and that means cutting back on monthly bills so we can plan fun things, like our staycation. The area where we save the most money is on our cell phone costs. We save a lot with the $49.88 PLUS plan (per month) with Walmart Family PLUS Plan**. It’s powered by T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G LTE† network, includes unlimited talk, text, & data which includes up to (15GB of 4G LTE† then 2G*), only costs $49.88 per month. That’s such a cost savings for us – by a landslide.
I’m putting that extra cash that we aren’t spending towards our Summer fun. Plus, I can use my phone for help planning our staycation. I upgraded to the LG L59 – Grace and I love the 15GB of 4G LTE† data that it comes with. I can use it to book a hotel, research city tours or buy tickets for the staycation plans. Plus, the GPS on the map application is an amazing tool. How did we ever vacation without that?
My Husband loves taking photos, of the kids, with the LG L59 – Grace. I love uploading them to social media. An upcoming vacation was the perfect reason to upgrade our phones. Walmart makes it so easy too. Starting a new service plan is easy with no contract and clear monthly service plan prices. We just stopped by our local Walmart to pick a plan and a phone. They activate it and you are good to go. There’s no headache and I can get it done quickly with two kids. Plus, there’s no activation fees or late charges. That’s always a relief.
Tips to Plan Your Staycation
- Research: Pick a date that is best for your family. Sometimes planning a staycation on a holiday weekend is great because other people leave town. Look for hotel packages to accommodate your family plans.
- Book Hotel: Using the extra data that Walmart Family PLUS plan provides, make it easy and book a hotel online. Popular hotel apps even offer frequent customer discounts.
- Plan Activities: City tours, museums, state parks and unique restaurants are fun ways to explore your city. You could even purchase tickets to games. Don’t forget down time to relax too. You can use coupon apps, on the phone, to look up deals.
- Pack Using Your Phone: I love making notes on the LG L59 – Grace. I can make packing lists, order last minute items on Amazon and text my Husband shopping lists for road trip snacks.
- Stay Entertained Going There: Keep your kids entertained with games and videos on your phone. It’s perfect for the car ride to your destination.
We’ve been Walmart Family Mobile customers for quite sometime, so you probably remember me talking about VUDU◊. With the $49.88 Walmart Family Mobile Plus Plan you will receive a free VUDU◊ movie rental credit valued at $7.00 each time you renew your service (Limited time offer. Available for lines active with the PLUS $49.88 plan only. VUDU enabled device and account required for digital viewing. Customers must be 18 years or older to open a VUDU account. Movie rental only available in the USA. Free movie rental provided in the form of a movie rental code to the value of a $7.00 VUDU credit. Movie rental code allows for selection from available movies for rent. May not be readily redeemable on all new releases. Code will be delivered within up to 24 hours of the effective account renewal date. Must be used within 30 days of receiving code. Offer is non-transferable. Limit 1 per customer. Additional terms and conditions on VUDU’s website:http://www.vudu.com/termsofservice.html).
We’re really looking forward to showing the city to our kids and spending time together as a family. I’m not overextending our Summer budget, but still planning all the fun. Making the switch to Walmart Family PLUS plan and using your LG L59 – Grace to plan your staycation is a no-brainer. Now I can sit back and count down the days to our staycation.
Tell Me – How do you plan to spend time as a family this Summer?
**Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to this page or your local Walmart for current pricing.
*Please always refer to the latest terms and conditions at myfamilymobile.com.
†To get 4G LTE speed, you must have a 4G LTE capable device and 4G LTE SIM Card. Actual availability, coverage, and speed may vary. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.