Life by Cynthia: September 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Unlimited Talk, Text, and Data with Plans from Walmart Family Mobile

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This post is sponsored by Collective Bias and Walmart Family Mobile as a part of a social shopper insights study. #FamilyMobileSaves #cbias

My motivation to try an affordable cell phone service plan was to finally join the rest of the world and benefit from the use of a smartphone.  I admit that we were hesitant on joining the masses.  We simply didn't feel that we needed it. Cost was also a major factor.  We have friends and family members paying anywhere from $120 to $300 per month for service. When presented with the option of a cheap wireless plan through Walmart Family Mobile I couldn't sign up fast enough!  I am glad that I did and will be continuing service. The benefits of having a smartphone with reliable service at  the lowest price rate plan made it a no-brainer.

In the time that I had been testing our my phone and service through Walmart Family Mobile my life had an unusual amount of ups and downs.  My phone was with me every step of the way.  I would not have managed as well without my smartphone. After having one for over a month - I now see how so many people that I know feel that they NEED one.  From here on I cannot go back to basic talk and text!  I still wouldn't pay as much as many that I know are paying! I'll take the money that I would save and spend it on something more tangible!

One of my "UP" moments....

During a Social Media Conference (Social Fresh West) my phone kept me connected! Thanks to the Bizzabo app I made hundreds of connections via linkedin, I was able to follow conference happenings, and keep in touch with my new friends!

#shop My Family Mobile keeps me connected

One of my "DOWN" moments...

My dear Uncle passed away. We drove to the Bay Area to pay our respects. The navigator app that we used on the drive up was super helpful and truly reduced my stress level as far as getting there.  It may seem like a small thing to some, but having one less thing to worry about was a comfort.

The cell phone that I purchased with the Walmart Family Mobile service has proven to be more beneficial to me in more ways than I expected.  Peace of mind has been priceless. The savings over other plans is something that I have been sharing with my friends and family members.

The myTouch and Walmart Family Mobile unlimited, no contract plan makes it easy to expand my family plan. Getting connected is simple and should our needs change we are not stuck in a contract.  The service has been reliable and the savings on our monthly cell phone budget can be put away for unexpected expenses.

Our son isn't at an age when he needs a cell phone yet but it's good to know that limits and controls can help kids and parents - especially during back to school season.  Family Mobile has control features to manage the activity of users on the account. You can use Family Controls to assign limits to the minutes and messages allowed by the lines on your account, to manage allowed numbers, and to limit usage at certain times of day. Paying our monthly bill and monitoring our usage is a snap with Overall, we are pleased with the online management and information.

Check out Walmart for your family cell phone needs. You too can have unlimited talk, text, and data for less than $40 a month! For more on my personal shopping experience please visit my G+ album.

I have partnered with the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community and Walmart Family Mobile to bring you this sponsored post. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sharp Women's Health Conference

Sharp HealthCare has been presenting their annual health conference to the women of San Diego for more than 20 years. The conference is open for all women that are at least 16 years old.  It is a full day of education and activities that are designed to empower women to live healthier and more balanced lives.  This will be my second time attending the conference and highly recommend going! At the 2012 Conference, I enjoyed the health screenings, pampering booths, and lineup of keynote speakers. I loved the variety of breakout sessions on health, fitness and lifestyle.  The conference is so much fun. Invite your mom, sisters, and friends - it's a great girls day out!  Secure your spot for the November 9th event by registering now.

Note: The event is open to the public (you don’t have to be a Sharp patient or member to attend).  Details on how to WIN a FREE pair of tickets to the event are listed at the end of the post. Good Luck! I'd love to see you there!

Sharp Women's Health Conference Life by Cynthia Sharp Healthcare
My 2012 Sharp Experience at The Sharp Women's Health Conference

Tickets are $45 and are available for purchase online or by calling 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.

What’s Included in Your Ticket:
Continental breakfast 
Gift bag 
FREE health screenings 
Gourmet three-course lunch 
Opportunity drawing with great PRIZES 
Pampering booths
Informative breakout sessions on health, fitness and lifestyle

For a complete list of breakout session titles and descriptions visit

Date and Time:
Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013
Registration, screenings, and exhibits: 7:30 am
Conference: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information:
If you have any questions about the event, please send an email to You can also call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.

WIN 2 Tickets to the Sharp Women's Health Conference!

Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winner: Raquel C.

Giveaway ends October 11, 2013. Winner will be notified on October 12, 2013.  One winner and their guest will be selected at random from all valid entries. Giveaway winner must provide mailing address as well as name of their guest. Sharp Healthcare will send tickets directly to winner.

Mandatory Entry:

Leave a comment about a health concern that you have about yourself or someone that you care about and don't forget to tell us who your guest will be if you are our giveaway winner!  For example: My Mom has a history of hypertension for which she has been hospitalized and my MIL is a breast cancer survivor.  I would invite my Mom! Please share your experiences regarding women's health.

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