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Thanks to FreedomPop, I pay just $10.99 per month for mobile phone service

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Disclosure: While I am a paying FreedomPop customer, this post does contain affiliate links.

Long title is long – but I really want to drive the point home: FreedomPop is awesome. FreedomPop is a mobile service provider that piggybacks on Sprint’s network. This means you can bring a Sprint phone to FreedomPop, or purchase a new or certified, warrantied refurbished phone from FreedomPop for as much as 85% off.

^ But let me put that in simple terms with numbers: a few weeks ago I ordered two Samsung Galaxy S5 16GB phones from Groupon for just $159.99 apiece – one for me, and one for my husband, Daniel. Oh, and Samsung Galaxy S4s are currently available through FreedomPop for $99.99. Samsung Galaxy S3s are under $75! Our kids, Alyssa and Ryan, each have peppy little LG smartphones that were just $29.99 each.

FreedomPop Samsung Galaxy S5

In terms of service, you can have 200 minutes + 200 text messages for FREE, or jump to a talk/text/data plan with FreedomPop’s Premium 500 plan for $7.99 per month, which offers 500 minutes and unlimited text messages. On the data front, you get 500mb for free, but you can always add more with one of FreedomPop’s monthly data plans, which start at $19.99 per month.

Daniel has had FreedomPop service for just about a year now. Full disclosure: we originally discovered FreedomPop via a product review opportunity, but we loved the pricing and service so much that we decided to keep it! And as of December 2015, I too have been a FreedomPop customer. We each pay $10.99 per month for the unlimited talk + text + 500mb of data, and if we find ourselves running short of data we can send anywhere from 25mb to 100mb of data to each other, or we can share with other family members (I’ve talked my mom and both of my brothers into using FreedomPop as well – it’s definitely a family thing).

FreedomPop isn’t without its cons, of course. While the data service is superb, sometimes calls are dropped or my phone won’t even ring – I only know someone has called when a voicemail pops up. And on that note, Google Voice doesn’t work with FreedomPop’s service currently – you must use FreedomPop’s voicemail app. Oh, and you must use their messaging app as well, which, while it works, it’s rather bare-bones in terms of features.

Overall I give FreedomPop a 3.5/rating, with most of my disappointment being with the issue of occasional missed calls, and being locked into their voicemail service, and their voicemail and messaging apps. Also, their support can be a little slow – your best bet is to post on their forums for assistance.
But on the flip side, $21.98 per month for two separate cell phone lines? Count me in! Oh, and Alyssa and Ryan each have FreedomPop service too – I snagged two LG Optimus F7 refurbs for just $29.99 apiece, and both phones have the free 200 minutes / 200 texts plan.

If you’re interested in switching to FreedomPop, but you don’t currently have a Sprint phone, here are some exclusive FreedomPop deals that are worth checking out – and now that I have purchased a total of five cell phones through FreedomPop, I can vouch for their great prices, fast shipping, and just-as-described, perfectly-functional devices:

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Get Julep’s Cutie Pi set for just $14!

We take inspiration from all over the place for the oodles of nail looks we create. Today, our big influence is delicious pie…mmm. That’s because 3/14 is Pi Day. What is Pi, you ask? Pi is the numerical value of the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter which is approximately 3.14159. I know, we’re mixing our metaphors a little here, but it’s all for a good cause—cute nails!

Our nail look below is inspired by Cherry Almond Pie. We used scotch tape and three Julep polishes to create this look. Today through 3/16, you can get this 3-Piece Polish Gift for just $14! Normally, each polish is $14 each, so this is truly a sweet steal.

3 Polish Gift for $!4

Here’s what you’ll get in your 3-Piece Polish Gift:

Get the 3-Piece Polish Gift today, because the offer only lasts through 3/16.

3 Polish Gift for $!4


Join Julep and save 50% on your first month!

Get your leprechaun on! There’s only a week left to get your green-and-gold ready for St. Patrick’s Day, and Julep has just the box to help you out. Their Happy Go Lucky 3-Piece Beauty Box features Lucky, a Kelly green and gold coin full coverage glitter polish, Margot, an Old Hollywood gold shimmer polish, and Bronze Shimmer eye glider. This 3-piece gift normally retails for $44 but new subscribers can get the box for 50% ($12.49) when you sign up for Julep’s beauty box subscription. Even better – get this box for FREE when you sign up for a 3-month subscription. Use code GLAMROCK to get your discount.

Here are a few reasons why you’ll love Julep:



Get your Happy Go Lucky 3-Piece Beauty Box today! Use promo code GLAMROCK to save 50% off your first month of Julep and get this box for just $12.49. OR, sign up for three months of Julep and get your first box FREE. Make this your lucky day!!


Check out Warby Parker’s new Windsor Spring Collection!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

If you’re a fan of rounder frames in fresh, fun colors, then you’ll enjoy Warby Parker’s new Windsor Spring Collection. You may recall that, this past December, Warby Parker introduced their new, limited-edition range of Windsor frames, which feature distinctive, circular rims. To embrace the levity, energy and freshness of the new spring season, they’ve revived the construction of their Windsor collection with expressive new colors and frame shapes to create their Windsor Spring Collection.

Frames in this collection include the Henry, a silhouette from Warby Parker’s original Windsor Collection, along with two dynamic new frame shapes: oval Ingles and ever-so-slightly over-sized Milton.

Each pair is wrapped in premium cellulose acetate coils along the rim. The custom coils are hand-cut from a single sheet of acetate at a small Italian factory, where the 100-year-old technique has been perfected.

Here are a few frames from Warby Parker’s Windsor Spring Collection

Milton in Aloe Green

Milton in Aloe Green

Henry in Port Blue

Henry in Port Blue&nbsp

Ingles in Redbird

Ingles in Redbird


Save 50% on Groovy Lab in a Box’s “Fly With Me” Box!

Are you looking for the perfect STEM activity for children, ages 8 and older? Consider Groovy Lab in a Box! Groovy Lab in a Box is a monthly STEM kit that encourages critical thinking, problem solving and fun! Groovy Lab in a Box incorporates STEM investigations and an Engineering Design Challenge – all designed around the Next Generation Science Standards. Each box has a retro-themed lab notebook and access to the Beyond…in a Box, a special web portal for additional groovy STEM fun!

In fact, Popular Mechanics magazine included Groovy Lab in a Box in its 100% Wholesome Holiday Gift Guide – a compilation of some of the best toys that promote scientific inquiry and engineering.

Take advantage of Groovy Lab in a Box’s sale and check it out for yourself! You can get 50% off “Fly With Me” Single Box! Just use code FLY50 at checkout. Hurry and be sure to give your STEM Friends a groovy heads up while supplies last. US residents only.

Engineering Design Challenge: You are a starry-eyed aerospace engineer and a groovy world traveler. You dream of taking off in the blue, gliding where the air is stratified and floating down to Peru. Using only the materials from your Groovy Lab in a Box, can you design, build, and launch an airplane generating thrust with a propeller which travels fifteen feet? STEMists, get ready to pack up and fly away!

Investigate: Parachutes; Weight, Lift, Drag and Thrust; Bernoulli’s Principle; Action–Reaction; Force of Air Game; Wings are Lifters; Catapult Airplanes; Airplane Kites; “Deux” Loop Glider ; Helicopter with Propeller, build various types of aerospace vehicles and much, much, more.

STEMists do the “E” in STEM – Engineering Design Process for little engineers. Ages 8+


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