As the years have rolled along, more cable subscribers have cut the cord with their services to invest in affordable and convenient streaming services. If you sought to enhance your lifestyle without the cable bill, you might have done the same. Streaming services provide the same entertainment as cable – and you completely control what and when you watch.
Who wouldn’t want that kind of power? However, it’s easy to go overboard with these subscriptions and rack up costs before you even realize it. So, before signing up for any or another one, consider these three tips!
Be realistic about what you’ll watch and how often. Some services offer dozens of channels, shows, or movies to watch. If you’re like most of us, there’s way more content available on any one service than you’ll ever watch in a lifetime. So, create a list of programming you and others in your household are likely to watch and stick with the streaming network that offers most of your favorite choice.
If you’re going to bundle up, do the math first. Many streaming services offer add-ons for premium content from networks. like Showtime, HBO, or Starz. If having access to these networks is important to you, adding a premium streaming service could potentially save you money, compared to purchasing subscriptions to those services separately. Just be sure to do the math, first, once you narrow down the content you want.
Pay for your subscription with a credit card that offers extra cash back or points on streaming. Multiple credit cards that offer extra rewards for streaming subscriptions. For example, the American Express Blue Cash Preferred card offers six percent cash back on subscriptions to Prime Video, HBO Now, Hulu, Netflix, and more. Not too bad, if we do say so ourselves!
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