Investing in Smiles Pays Dividends

Making cents just got easier with our collaboration with Acorns. April was officially designated Financial Literacy Month by the United States Senate in 2003 (source). So, we thought we’d use this opportunity to remind you that as a Cricket customer, you can receive an initial $20 bonus investment in your Acorns account plus an additional $0.75 each month when you pay your Cricket bill with an Acorns linked card. With the help of Acorns, we want to make it easier to invest for the moments that matter the most.

Money Moments
First, familiarize yourself with our sponsorship homepage where we share Money Moments. This series of tips, ideas, and stories is intended to make managing your money a little easier and more fun. Whether you are starting your journey or need a refresher, the habit of investing in yourself never gets old. And if you think you can’t spare any change, think again. Learn how you can use Round-Ups® investments to easily invest into your account portfolio, the power of compounding, and stressing less while you pay off more of your debt.

Apps like Acorns make investing accessible for everyone. You must be 18 years old to open an account, however, parents or guardians can open an Acorns Early account for minors. So, it’s simple to start planning for a child’s future by planting small seeds into their account every day, week, or month! #CricketNation understands it takes a village to raise a child, and Acorns allows you to invite friends and family to contribute by gifting investments as well.

Where Can I Get More Financial Information
Acorns also provides Learn, which is a learning hub within the Acorns App that features interactive courses and quizzes on numerous topics.

 “What if everyone felt financially confident?” asked Kennedy Reynolds, Chief Education Officer at Acorns. “That future starts now, with brands like Cricket prioritizing accessible financial education.”

Cricket Wireless is committed to creating a better world for youth. Research shows that learning critical financial skills at a younger age can affect one's entire life trajectory (source). This added benefit is offered with the goal of maximizing the value of being a part of the #CricketNation.

Acorns makes it simple for customers to save for their future by putting investing on autopilot and giving them financial tools to improve their lives. Time moves quickly. This tool empowers our customers, whether they’re just getting started, preparing for retirement or saving for their kids’ college tuition,” said Cricket Chief Marketing Officer Tony Mokry. “The Acorns investment app is just another way Cricket is saying ‘thank you’ to our customers while benefitting their future in an impactful way.”    

What Are You Waiting For?
Start investing with as much (or as little) as you want for a rainy day or smile-worthy goal today. It pays to be a Cricket customer, start right away with this value-added offering.

Other Ways To Save with Cricket
We’re always looking for ways to create smiles that make cents. That’s why with our Refer-A-Friend program you can earn up to $250 per year for every person you refer to the #CricketNation. When they save, you earn, now that’s something to smile about. The savings don’t stop there, we currently offer smartphone deals that match your needs and wants. Savings is always in season so don’t wait, let’s spring toward a great deal on our powerful nationwide network.

The material discussed in this blog post should be used for informational purposes only and should not be construed for financial advice. Please refer to your trusted financial advisor before you make investment decisions.

Non-client endorsement. Indirect compensation provides an incentive for Cricket to positively endorse Acorns, material may be biased. Additional important disclosures at

Investing involves risk, including loss of principal. Please consider, among other important factors, your investment objectives, risk tolerance and Acorns’ pricing before investing. Spare change invested with Round-Ups® is transferred from your linked funding source (checking account) to your Acorns Invest account when the feature is activated. Round-Ups® investments from an external account will be processed when your pending Round-Ups® reach or exceed $5. Investment advisory services offered by Acorns Advisers, LLC (Acorns), an SEC-registered investment advisor. Brokerage services are provided to clients of Acorns by Acorns Securities, LLC, an SEC-registered broker-dealer and Members FINRA/SIPC. For more information visit