If you are a subscriber to the Straight Talk cellular phone service, you might be wondering if there are any ways to get a discount on the “list” price of the Straight Talk cards. The answer is Yes! You can save up to $288 over 2 years following these methods, making Straight Talk an even sweeter deal! If you are paying full price for Straight Talk refill cards, stop right now! I have some techniques below using
rebates, coupons and savvy shopping that could provide you with significant savings. Note on rebates: It used to be that Mr. Rebates and others gave a cash back rebate for shopping on eBay and for Straight Talk cards at Wal-Mart, but they no longer offer that option.
Following the steps below can get you:
“All You Need” (1000 Minutes/1000 Texts) service for $27 a month or “Unlimited” service for $33 a month.
These discounted rates can add up to significant savings when done month after month.
Continue reading to see how you can save money on Straight Talk refill cards, both the “All You Need” ($30) plan & the “Unlimited” ($45) plan …
Saving on $30/month “All You Need” Plan
If you have the 1000 minute, 1000 text, 30mb data plan from Straight Talk Wireless, you can save on your refill cards!
Go to the auction sites. Your mileage may vary, savings of $36+ a year?
- Often you will find Straight Talk cards on eBay (or other auction sites) at a discount.
- Be sure to use a rewards credit card (if you have one) to save even more!
Save on the $45/month “Unlimited” Plan
The techniques for saving on the $45/month “Unlimited” plan are similar to the $30/month plan strategies described above with one major difference: You can buy longer-term packages of “Unlimited” refills. Currently, these refills are offered in 3/6/12 month packages. As normal, buying in “bulk” can offer significant savings:
|Length||Straight Talk Price||eBay Price||amazon.com Price|
|3 months||$125.99 ($42/month)||$116.00 ($39/month)
2ND BEST DEAL!
|6 months||$249.99 ($42/month)||n/a||$199 ($33/month)
BEST DEAL – But not always available
|1 year||$499 ($42/month)||n/a||n/a|
As you can see, the amazon.com bulk refill plan gives you a cost of $33/month when you refill for 6 months at a time. If you use the amazon.com visa (3% cash back) – the cost would be closer to $32/month, which is almost as cheap as the “All you need” plan! However, this deal is not always available.