Updated at 7:30pm PT on 12/10: I just got a postcard from The Jolt that the company’s name and website are changing to Chargii. Use promo code JOLT2CHARGII to get 30% off your purchase. Code expires on 1/1/19.
Updated at 7am PT on 2/21: Here are the 2 winners of The Jolt. If you did not win, you can still use the promo code TRAVELWITHGRANT to save 25% off The Jolt. Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway. Have a great day everyone and stay charged!
- Marc: Cross country road trip by myself and there were no radio stations available when my phone died. So I enjoyed several dead quiet hours at night with nothing but the desert roads in front of me and a heroic dose of caffeine in my cup holder.
- Christina: Driving in Ireland with my sister, no GPS (WHY DIDN’T ANYONE TELL ME THEY DON’T USE SIGNS OR NUMBERS), lost for over an hour, ending up on a gravel road in the middle of farmland, and then blew a tire when I hit a hole, with a dead phone battery. The absolute worst travel experience ever. The upside: a nice farmer drove by about 20 minutes later, put his coat on the ground so I wouldn’t get dirty kneeling on the ground, and showed us how to put the donut tire on (and actually did most of the work), then drew me a detailed map how to make it to the main road. He wouldn’t take a monetary gift, just a smile and a handshake. And this is why I travel…life experiences and memories. PS: I want to go back to Ireland.
Good morning everyone. A few days ago, I reached out to GetTheJolt, the maker of my favorite all in one portable charger. I bought 2 of these chargers on Amazon in November and have taken them with me everywhere. My girlfriend uses 1 of The Jolt chargers almost everyday because she is always on her iPhone. Long story short, one of The Jolt chargers would no longer charge, so I contacted The Jolt through their Contact Us page. On their website, they state, “We have 3 customer service representatives that serve you from 7am – 7pm PST Monday through Friday. We promise to respond to all inquiries within an hour.” Oh really, let’s see if that is really true…
About 30 minutes later, I received a call. I was on my way to work, so I couldn’t answer the phone, so I texted the number back asking who was calling. It was a member of The Jolt team reaching out to me regarding The Jolt charger. After texting back and forth a few times, I called Mike and he was very thankful that I reached out directly to The Jolt instead of leaving a bad review on Amazon.
When I called Mike, he said that The Jolt chargers come with a 1 year warranty and since I was within that time period, he would send me a replacement charger. A few minutes later, he emailed me asking for my mailing address. I then learned that Mike was the founder of The Jolt. Wow, what great customer service! I responded to Mike’s email with my mailing address and asked him if he would send over 2 extra chargers so I could give them away to my readers. He agreed and this giveaway was born! Mike also included two MicroUSB-to-USB Type C adapters and two All-in-One keychain / nail clipper / bottle openers. Each winner will win The Jolt, an adapter, and a keychain.
To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment by 11:59pm PT on Wednesday, February 14 and tell me the worst time you ran out of power on one of your personal devices. It could be on a long flight, a roadtrip where you were using Google Maps, etc. If it’s bad, I want to hear about it! I will pick 2 winners on Thursday morning and contact the winners via email to get their mailing address. Good luck to everyone who participates in the giveaway!
If you do not win The Jolt charger or you want to buy one for yourself or give one as a gift, you can buy one on GetTheJolt.com. Use promo code TRAVELWITHGRANT to get 25% off the original price.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone!