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Since having my identity stolen several years ago, tax season is no longer simply a refund check we anticipate. The aggravation caused is worth so much more than a short explanation but in the spirit of moving forward instead, this tax season we are looking to maximize how we spend our refund. With Walmart Family Mobile from Walmart this week’s spring break drive to California will have family road trip data for us all. The Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan includes Unlimited* Talk, Text, & Data plus a free VUDU movie credit every month per line for $49.88 so our daughters will be happy campers in the car on our way to favorite theme parks.
*Includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE† data then 2G.
We already have mobile service established but with an eight year old daughter constantly eying our electronics during long road trips, a new Samsung Galaxy On5 (currently retails at $119) with 10GB of data and a free VUDU movie credit each month is perfect for our family. For just $49.88 monthly I no longer am worried about data overages. Since Family Mobile bills you later, you only have to pay $19.88 for the SIM kit when you sign up. You can bring your own phone to activate or purchase from the large selection at Walmart.
My husband and I had always filed our taxes jointly and electronically without any issues. Then in 2013 after filing online we received an email advising our return had been rejected as I had already filed my taxes as an individual. Through an exhausting process we learned my identity had been stolen and someone else had filed taxes as me. Learning about identity theft was not easy and unfortunately we still don’t know the extent of the damage. We indefinitely have to file our taxes by mail with a security pin causing any expected tax return to have significant delays. Prior to the identity theft we would be excited to receive our tax return but no longer have that same enthusiasm because it’s taken so long to receive any refund we are owed. In 2012 there were 12.6 million victims of identity theft in the United States and many are affected at tax time; imagine all those delayed refunds. With Walmart Family Mobile, for just the price of the phone, SIM kit and service to be billed later, we maximized this year’s refund to add some fun (and data!) to our spring break family road trip.
Family road trip data is important for us because I work while my husband drives. Our daughters stay entertained in the car with games, books and their favorite electronics. The very last thing we want to do is ask happy kids to put down whatever it is that’s keeping them quiet during a long road trip.
We’ll be spending the week in Carlsbad, California and visiting several favorite parks including Disneyland, SeaWorld and Universal Studios. We incorporated a couple of lazy beach days too that I’m sure will end up with family movie nights, a perfect way to use our first month’s free VUDU $7 credit which is the same as the cost of a new release rental. The long drive won’t feel quite as long with family road trip data. Getting connected is quick and easy – you could even pick up your new phone and service at Walmart while you stop for road trip snacks.
How will you use your Walmart Family Mobile family road trip data to max your tax cash?