Rob Gabriele https://www.safehome.org/author/rob-gabriele/

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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The Jitterbug Flip2 by Lively

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

Here’s what we know so far.

Lively ushered in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday season with some hard-to-beat savings on all their phones. You could swipe up a Jitterbug Smart 3 with voice typing for half off ($74.99 down from $149.99). If you’re not familiar, the Smart 3 is a great phone for golden agers who want to stay connected to friends and loved ones without squinting at tiny screens.

We weren’t really expecting Lively to do much better than 50 percent off, and Cyber Monday has borne out that hunch. All Lively phones are still half off — at least until the end of the day.

How Else Can Seniors Save with Lively Now?

Besides the latest deals on phones and accessories, another way seniors can save in 2022 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.

Should we expect anything better from Lively now that we’ve reached the tail end of Black Friday? Let’s take a look.

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 $70 off the Jitterbug Flip2. (And the Flip2 only costs $99.99 to begin with.) That means this Black Friday, you could walk away with a Jitterbug phone for under $30, if you snatch up the deal while it lasts.

And I’m not just talking about a few bucks. Remember, last year we saw Lively knock a whopping $70 off the Jitterbug Flip2. (And the Flip2 only costs $99.99 to begin with.) That means this Black Friday, you might walk away with a Jitterbug phone for under $30 — if you’re fast to act!

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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Should You Wait for Black Friday Deals to Buy a Jitterbug?

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, in fact, sometimes you don’t even have to wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday to score deals on Lively senior products. Lively usually offers discounts and special rates throughout the year. These could be promo offers like that 50-percent discount I mentioned up top, or sales on Jitterbug’s budget cell phones. You could even find deals on Lively’s contract-free Talk and Text plans, prepaid or month-to-month.

Sometimes Lively even offers a free month of service, which is a great incentive for anyone who wants to test out one of Lively’s just-for-seniors plans before switching carriers.

So, bottom line — yes, Black Friday 2022 is usually the best time to grab a great bargain on Jitterbug cell phones. That said, if you missed Black Friday this year, don’t wait a whole year to buy a medical alert device you need. 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.

When Do Black Friday Prices for Jitterbug Cell Phones Become Available?

There’s no hard and fast rule for when Black Friday discounts drop. Every company has its own agenda. This year, the Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) sales and deals on Jitterbug products dropped early. But we aren’t necessarily done yet.

As much as we’d like it if they did, companies don’t release this information early because they don’t want to spoil the offer or limit overall access to it. So, again, if you’re looking for the best price on a Jitterbug senior cell phone — and who isn’t? — bookmark this page and keep checking back. Chances are, if there’s a deal going around, we’ve already seen it and reported it here.