How to Save on your Cellphone purchase!


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How To Save On Your Cellphone

Smartphones have become the latest craze, but as with most trends, it can be costly to keep up with the newest and the best. While you can use coupons from or other user-friendly websites to save a little when it comes to your smartphone purchase, there are also other options available to you. These days, it is very easy to get the best value for your money, so read on in order to learn more about how to save on your cellphone purchase.


Would you believe that many of the most expensive phones share the same processor as several inexpensive models? Motorola Moto E’s newest 4G incarnation is one of the most smartphones on the market, but shares the same Snapdragon 410 CPU processor as models that cost twice as much.

Battery life is another factor with little variation between expensive smartphone models and budget ones. Typically, every phone you purchase will provide you with a day of battery life, as long as you are using the phone in a normal fashion.

Screen sizes and resolutions also play a role in your decision to save on a cellphone. The higher the resolution, the better. The brightness and quality of the screen may also be important to you, so check out reviews before making the final decision.

If you are using your phone as your main camera, then beware of the budget phones, as this is usually the most crucial difference between models. The front camera is skimped on by budget smartphone manufacturers, so bear this fact in mind.


Users who are trying to save on their cellphone will often opt for Android over a Windows phone. Manufacturers add their own interfaces, so be aware of the differences before making the final decision. There are plain Androids, but they may be customized to a lesser (or greater) degree than expected.

Stock Androids typically get the job done, especially for those who are trying to save money on their purchase. Extra features may be worth having, but they could lead to sluggish response times. Also, by purchasing a plain Android, you are able to access updates more quickly. In case of other phones, you may be often forced to wait months, if they even receive updates at all.

Customer Service 

When purchasing a cellphone on a budget, you will want to select an outlet that provides excellent customer service. Easy returns are also a must, in case the phone experiences any issues. While a cheap deal is certainly always tempting, you need to do your homework, so that you can find out whether it is too good to be true before it is too late. If the outlet does not provide any repair services, this is typically a major red flag.

Good luck!

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Darlin’ Deals Review & Giveaway: Sheriff Callie’s Wild West DVD!

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary advanced copy of Sheriff Callie’s Wild West: Howdy Partner on DVD in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise noted.

If your little one is a fan of the adorable show Sheriff Callie’s Wild West on Disney Junior, you’ll be excited to know that the first ever DVD of the show is available now! Sheriff Callie’s Wild West: Howdy Partner is filled with 5 rootin’ tootin’ fun episodes!

In this Wild West DVD set you’ll meet a loveable Calico cat named Sheriff Callie and her band of pals. She is a kind and energetic character that both boys & girls will enjoy. Together with her trusty horse, Sparky, and her sidekicks Toby (the cactus) and Deputy Peck (the woodpecker) Callie sets off to roam the Wild West.

There are great lessons about being fair, compassionate, and reminders about the importance of honesty throughout all the episodes. Having a good moral undertone is always important to me when choosing movies or shows for my little ones to watch, and Sheriff Callie’s Wild West definitely fulfills that requirement.

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Darlin’ Deals Review ~ Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Monster Musical DVD!

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary advanced copy of Disney’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Monster Musical on DVD in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise noted.

If your kids are looking for a spook-tacular good time this Halloween season, you’ll want to order Mickey Mouse Clubhouse’s latest installment, Mickey’s Monster Musical available on DVD now!

In the feature episode your child will be whisked away to a castle where “Count Mickula” resides. Of course along the way your kiddos will learn and interact with the episode by helping the Clubhouse pals solve a riddle: Who, or what, is making a clanging, banging noise in the castle? After the feature episode there are 2 additional exciting episodes featuring Captain Mickey and his Pirate Crew!

One of my favorite things about Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episodes is that your child doesn’t just mindlessly watch the show, they are constantly learning. Whether they are counting along with Mickey or stretching their mind to think with Mouseketool would help them along the journey, young minds are always growing while enjoying these Clubhouse Adventures. The exciting benefit of purchasing these episodes on DVD is that each movie comes with a toy that goes along with the theme of the film.

This DVD comes packed with almost 2 hours of episodes and even includes a Trick-O-Treat Tote inside the packaging too!

This new DVD has a 5 out of 5 star rating from 23 customer reviews on Amazon, so its sure to be a family favorite in your home too :)

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