4 ways to conquer the holiday season

(BPT) - For many, the holiday season means get-togethers with friends and family, traveling and buying gifts, which can also bring an increase in spending. With all the hustle and bustle, it’s important to remember what the season is all about — connecting with loved ones. With the help of your smartphone and the right wireless service, you can keep the holiday cheer alive without overspending. Here are four tips to conquer the holiday season for less:

  1. Multitasking is key: Grab your friend or family member and head to a local coffee shop so you can spend quality time while scoring great online holiday deals together using your hotspot. With Straight Talk Wireless’ $55 Ultimate Unlimited plan with unlimited talk, text and data — now with 10GB of hotspot data — you can maximize your time this busy holiday season and not be tempted by those in-store knickknacks.
  2. Plan ahead: From decorating to browsing for gifts to hosting seasonal gatherings, a strong game plan goes a long way to make the most of your time, and can help you save in the long run. Lean on your smartphone to help you stay ahead and organized by bookmarking the best sales, tracking your expenses via a budgeting app, or keeping track of your to-dos in the notes app. Being organized ahead of time means more time to enjoy your company when the event arrives.
  3. Travel smarter: If you’re traveling this season, lean on your smartphone to handle the heavy lifting. Whether you’re going on a holiday road trip or taking a warm-weather getaway, your smartphone can help you track down the best deals on transportation and lodging, as well as scoping out the hidden gems and hotspot attractions at your destination. Once you’re there, don’t forget to capture photos as keepsakes and share those memories with loved ones.
  4. Find new ways to connect: It’s great to be around loved ones, especially this time of year, but factors such as weather or distance can easily get in the way. Whether it’s shooting a text, calling or video chatting, there are easy ways to keep in touch and feel close, no matter the distance. With the latest smartphones, as well as nationwide coverage on America’s largest and most dependable 4G LTE† networks from Straight Talk Wireless, you’ll never have to worry about staying connected.

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