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How do you stretch your tax return?

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #YourTaxCash #CollectiveBias 

With 3 kids in college and being a single work- at- home mom I am spending more now than ever before.  This time of year means a nice little extra bit of cash to spend on things week need and some things we want.  I would rather spend it on things we want such as a great family vacation so I'm always looking for ways to stretch ever penny of our tax return.

Cell phones can fall into either of those categories; something we want but also something we need. In 2017 a good mobile phone plan with a good data plan is a must have part of college.  And, to be honest, college kids are tough on phones including losing them so I didn't want to spend a whole lot and be locked into a plan for their cell phone service.  We decided to go with the Walmart Family Mobile plan.  They have a great Samsung phone, the Galaxy On5 for the rollback price of $69 and the option to have Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan for $49.88.  The Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan includes unlimited data (includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE† data then 2G.)  It's a great way to keep us on budget and the kids can use as much text, talk time and data as they need to talk to friends, check on school assignments and have fun at college.(*Includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE† data then 2G)

It also ensures that even though they are on the go and out the door they can keep in touch with mom, be it needing to stop in for some homemade food or to ask for a few dollars cash (because we know they always need a bit of both!)

The Walmart Family Mobile display is really easy to find at your local Walmart store.  It is located in the electronics section next to the other cell phones.  At our local Walmart is it right next to the electronic cash register.

Simply purchase and bring home.  You will need to choose your phone or bring your own phone along with a SIM kit for $19.88. That's it.  You can start with only paying the $19.88 because you pay the $49.88 Walmart Family Mobile Plus Plan bill at the end of your billing cycle.  You can set up your phone right from home.

Walmart Family Mobile Plus Plan = Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data which includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE then 2G plus a free VUDU movie credit every month ($7 value) per line for $49.88

I love that extra bonus of the VUDU movie credit. It's the same as a new release rental. It's a great little perk for my college kids and a great way for them to have some fun with their friends on the weekend hanging out and watching a movie together.

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 http://cbi.as/7e-jr or your local Walmart for current pricing.