Jenny Wisniewski

Lively’s Jitterbug phones for seniors don’t just have a seriously cute name. They’re easy to handle and use, look great, and they’re very affordable, a major selling point for seniors on a fixed income.

Depending on your style, you can choose between the traditional, big-button Jitterbug Flip2 ($99.99) and the Jitterbug Smart4, a smartphone with the apps you need to stay connected and a price tag ($149.99) that’s hundreds of dollars cheaper than pretty much any other flagship smartphone on the market.

Conveniently, Lively is also a cellular carrier, so if you purchase a Jitterbug cell phone, you can grab a senior-friendly, no-contract Lively Talk and Text plan starting at $14.99 per month. For an additional $19.99, Lively’s 5Star Urgent Response service gives older folks who need it access to medical professionals 24/7.

All by itself, a Jitterbug cell phone is a pretty good deal. But come Cyber Monday (the Monday after Black Friday), those special savings usually get even better.

When Will Jitterbug Announce Its Cyber Monday Deals?

Cyber Monday comes at the tail end of Black Friday, and while there’s plenty of hype leading up to the discount madness, we may not see any concrete bargains from Lively before Black Friday. Sometimes they come even later. So if you’ve already started to check for Jitterbug savings, you may still have a while to wait.

This isn’t to make us crazy with expectation (well, it is, kind of). But it’s also so that everyone has a fair chance at getting a deal.

The trick, as with Jitterbug’s Black Friday sales, is getting there first. We’ve got some tips on just how to do that further below, so read on.

Did You Know? Lively has both prepaid and month-to-month cellular plans for seniors. You don’t need to sign a contract with either. So whether you prefer to pay upfront or at the end of the month, there’s an option for you.

What Discounts Has Jitterbug Offered on Past Cyber Mondays?

Actually, checking out past Jitterbug Cyber Monday discounts is a great way to predict what they may have in store for us this time around.

Last year, Jitterbug went kind of bonkers in the deal department. The Smart2, the previous iteration of the Smart3, was on sale for $74.99 with a free car charger when you signed up for a new Lively plan. That was 50-percent off the retail price, and it included shipping.

We found the same crazy deals on the Flip2 — $49.99 with a car charger, as long as you signed up for a contract-free Lively plan. Remember, those plans start as low as $14.99 per month (talk and text). If you’re on the go a lot — traveling, working, or visiting friends — you can add 100 MB of data onto your monthly Lively plan for less than the price of a cup of coffee.

Is this a guarantee that you’ll find the same savings in 2024? No, but it’s a pretty good indication that some major Jitterbug bargains are coming our way soon.

The Flip2 comes with its own charging dock.

The Flip2 comes with its own charging dock.

Where Can I Find Jitterbug Discount and Promo Codes?

Finding a good price on a Jitterbug phone isn’t all that tough year-round. The company offers competitively priced phones to begin with along with budget cellular plans that keep costs low for seniors on a fixed income. However, there may be a few other ways to economize on a Jitterbug phone.

Lively drops promo codes from time to time, for example. These codes are always changing and the brand tends to launch them around the holidays (especially on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day), but that’s not always the case. Sometimes it’s just random.

There are no coupon codes for Lively at the moment, but tomorrow that may change. We know because we check a few times every day! So if you want the latest news on Jitterbug phone promos, keep checking back here.

Senior Saving Tip: Things can get hectic and stressful when you’re trying to grab a deal that thousands of other shoppers want. So don’t wait until Cyber Monday morning to choose your Jitterbug phone. Do you research beforehand and have one in mind. If you’re new to the Jitterbug experience, we spent some time testing Lively’s medical alert wearables. This may be a good place to start.

Are There Any Other Ways to Save on Jitterbug Cell Phones?

You don’t need to track down a promo code to save on Lively products. Here are four more ways to save on your next Jitterbug cell phone.

Earn $25 with the Refer-a-Friend Program

The cell phone market is crammed with providers these days, so Lively is always looking for ways to grab new customers. One way it does this is by encouraging happy subscribers to become “brand ambassadors” through their Refer-a-Friend program.

If you refer someone else to Jitterbug and they sign up, you get a $25 credit on your monthly bill. This is a one-time discount, but it’s well worth checking out if you have other people in your life that could benefit from a Jitterbug phone.

Get free Shipping on All Jitterbug Phones

Lively also offers all new customers free shipping, and not just on Cyber Monday. Shipping is on the house all year when you order your Jitterbug phone online.

Buy Online and Save Even More

And speaking of Cyber Monday, while you can always visit a brick-and-mortar store to purchase your Jitterbug cell, you’ll usually find the best prices ordering online directly from Lively. Plus, when you order online, you’ll get your phone within 3 to 7 business days.

Enjoy a 30-day Free Trial

Finally, to make things even easier for new customers, Jitterbug also offers a 30-day free trial. This risk-free trial gives you an opportunity to test Lively’s service (and your phone) before you decide whether to keep it or not. If it’s a no-go, you get your money back, as long as you request your refund within 30 days of purchase.