Jenny Wisniewski

Jitterbug cell phones by Lively are designed for seniors looking for a simple and affordable way to stay connected while on the go. They’re easy to use, come with extra wide screens, and have great battery life.

When we say affordable, we mean it. Jitterbugs are cheaper than most other cell phones on the market, which can make a big difference for aging adults on a fixed income.

Even with those lower-than-average price points, many older folks on fixed incomes are looking to make their money go as far as possible. And there’s no better way to squeeze extra value out of an already great product than a Black Friday deal.

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Are There Any Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals on Jitterbug Yet?

Absolutely! Jitterbug phones are currently being sold at a 50-percent discount. One model, the Jitterbug Smart3, is even being offered at 70-percent off. Here’s how that translates to dollars.

Jitterbug phones Regular retail price Special Black Friday price
Smart3 $149.99 $44.99 (limited-quantity 70% off offer)
Smart3 $149.99 $74.99 (regular 50% Black Friday discount)
Flip2 $99.99 $49.99
Lively Mobile Plus $24.99 $49.99

How Else Can Seniors Save with Lively Now?

Besides the latest deals on phones and accessories, another way seniors can save in 2023 is by signing up for a bargain Lively Talk and Text Plan plan, which start at $14.99 per month with data plans as low as $2.49. Depending on age and medical needs, Lively also offers Health & Safety Packages for $19.99 per month.

But really, the shopping season has only just begun. We’re sure we’ll see more discounts and savings this month and next, either from Lively or other medical alert tech companies.

Did You Know? Americans 65 and up are spending more time plugged into their devices than ever before with an average of 10 hours of screen time per day. That’s 12 percent higher than their kids (35-49) and 33% more than millennials aged 18 to 34.1

What Kinds of Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales Has Lively Offered on Jitterbug Phones in the Past?

Jitterbug has never stinted on Black Friday giveaways. Considering that over 70 percent of seniors 65 and over use smartphones these days — and that many older Americans are on pensions — it makes sense.

And I’m not just talking about a few bucks. Remember, last year we saw Lively knock a whopping 50-percent off the Jitterbug Smart 3, bringing the price down from $149.99 to $74.99. The year before that, we also saw the price of the Flip 2 go down from $99.99 to $30.

By the way, last year we also caught Lively giving new customers with prepaid plans $75 vouchers. Not a bad way to start off your subscription at all! And don’t forget those Lively’s AARP discounts or their referral program ($25 back for every friend you refer).

But, really, you never know what you’re going to find. Lively is also known to give away a free month of service from time to time, or discounts on plan upgrades. And don’t forget Cyber Monday. Jitterbug Cyber Monday deals might even outdo their Black Friday specials.

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Is Jitterbug A Good Buy Any Day of the Year?

There are plenty of things more important than deals. Like your health. We’ve reviewed Lively’s smartphone-compatible medical alert devices, so we know how important they can be for older folks who need round-the-clock protection.

So if you or someone you love needs instant contact with doctors, nurses, or family members 24/7, I wouldn’t wait for a Black Friday discount to grab a smartphone with a medical alert feature. And as I mentioned, Jitterbug does have special discounts throughout the year. It just so happens that the Black Friday discounts are usually the biggest.

So, bottom line — yes, Black Friday 2023 is usually the best time to grab a great bargain on Jitterbug cell phones. That said, if your need for a medical alert device is urgent, don’t wait to buy one. Besides, Lively may “make you an offer you can’t refuse” any day of the year. In either case, you don’t have to go searching the whole web to find a great deal on your next Lively phone. Just check back with us. We’ll be announcing the latest Jitterbug deals — Black Friday and beyond — as soon as they go live.

Senior Savings Tip: There are going to be tons of seniors and caretakers on the prowl for Black Friday deals this year. With all that traffic (in-store and online), those discounts are going to go fast. So if you know what you want, and you see a deal that looks good, go for it. Otherwise, as cliché as this is bound to sound, someone else will.

How Long Will Jitterbug’s Black Friday Prices Last?

There’s no hard and fast rule for when Black Friday discounts drop and for how long they last. Every company has its own agenda. This year, the Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) sales and deals on Jitterbug products dropped early. But they aren’t necessarily done yet; we might see more beyond Black Friday, like on Cyber Monday, for example.

Jitterbug isn’t calling their sale this year a Black Friday sale either. From the looks of the website, it’s just a holiday-themed sale, which could mean that will last until December. But again, only Jitterbug knows. So if you’re in the market for a senior-friendly phone right now, it’s best to grab the 50-percent off deal while it’s still available.