Recently, I put my out-of-date, 2-year-old phone to rest and had to make the massively confusing and all-important new cell phone purchase overnight.
I got fancy and I got some deals!
First deal: I printed out a $50 coupon to be used on a new smart phone. Yes, this is on top of the T-Mobile rebate system. Get your coupon here: http://www.ottawaherald.com/story/simplywireless
Second Deal: $50 rebate. Combined with my coupon, this allowed me to get the phone I really wanted compared to the second phone on my list, which was $50 cheaper. Just remember it takes forever to get your rebate, so don’t use your grocery money.
Third Deal: I re-evaluated my plan. There was a time when Sir Spendthrift and I just couldn’t manage the same phone plan. One of us just over did it with the talking and you know it wasn’t Tightwad. Since starting our plans, way back in the dinosaur age, it wasn’t common for children to have their own communication devices. I know this isn’t anything new to most of you, but putting everyone on the same plan saves many extra charges including internet and insurance.
Fourth Deal: Do you have health insurance? Why yes, yes I do! I am now saving 15% off my bill because of a Blue Cross/Blue Shield discount. I also have heard of big group discounts at large companies. It never hurts to ask!
Fifth Deal: This one is all about the customer service and was unplanned. My phone consultant made an error on total charges, which she corrected before I even knew what she was talking about. But for my “inconvenience,” I received a discount on a phone for my daughter, whom I like to call Penny.
Sixth Deal: It’s as easy as making friends! “Like” T-Mobile’s facebook and get a coupon for 50% off any phone accessories.
Seventh Deal: Look for accessories that already are marked down to use your newly acquired coupon. Right now there is a docking station that says “Belongs to Tightwad Granny” on it. It originally was $52, but is half off in the store. Use your new coupon and receive it for only $13! Come to Granny!
As you can see I had an exceptional experience at T-Mobile. Maybe this company is a master in marketing, maybe I bought a little over my phone ability, but good customer service and telling how your customers can save is priceless. Go ahead and sign me up for another two years.
I feel so good, maybe I’ll check into my cable service next!