Are you a no-cord person? What that means is that you don’t have cable and never will again. Cable is so expensive and some just can’t justify the cost of it when you can pay so much less for the same thing through other outlets. If you have cable though (and you’re reading this post), you’re obviously looking to lower that bill. Take a look at these tips and see if you can get that cost lowered in your monthly budget.
Did you know that you can get rid of that high cable bill and STILL watch your favorite shows — and YES, even live Football! Do I have your attention? 🙂
Call the cable company –
Call your cable company and ask them what deals they can make you. Sometimes they’ll wheel and deal with you giving you a better end cost. If you’re really wanting to see a lower cost, threaten to cancel or switch. 98% of the time, you’ll get a great deal just so they can keep your business.
Drop premium channels –
I know you’re addicted to Game of Thrones, but if that’s the only show you’re watching? You need to consider dropping that channel. Ask yourself if one or two shows are worth paying $75.00 or more extra each month. If not, drop your premium channels. Just be sure (before you drop them) that you aren’t contracted into keeping them for a certain amount of time. In this case, it’s better to keep them than to pay outrageous cancellation fees. In this case, wait until your contract period is up to drop them.
Go basic –
Along the same lines as dropping premium channels, dropping extra non-premium channels can save you BIG bucks. Most cable companies charge over $100.00/mo for the addition of those higher channels and I’m willing to bet you only watch a handful of them. Why pay for something you don’t use?
Get rid of HD –
My husband would have a fit if he saw this, but HD channels? They’re a money drain and an unnecessary one at that. If your cable company charges you for HD access, skim down the HD package you’ve got and you’ll see some really significant changes in your bill each month.
Buy a Roku or use your video game system –
Roku is pretty awesome when it comes to cutting your entertainment bills. The newer ones can play Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video and more. You’ll never miss the cable because of the sheer amount of channels that Roku has available. Plus with Hulu and Netflix, you’re able to catch up on the shows that you currently watch. If you don’t want to buy a Roku, Xbox Live Gold members can also watch tons of different video apps including the 3 I mentioned above!
Dropping your cable for a Roku or system is a drastic step, but it’s one that will have you paying less than $20.00/mo for entertainment.
What about Football or other sports?
If you have a Roku or similar device you can subscribe to SlingTV and pay as low as $20 per month for live channels such as ESPN, ESPN2, Food Channel, DIY network, Disney and more!
Go old school –
One final option is to go completely old school. Rabbit ears. Both Family Dollar and Dollar General stores are known to sell them for around $10.00 per set. Get rid of the cable bill entirely and hook a set of rabbit ears up. You won’t get the higher channels but you’ll be able to pick up your local digital channels…all for free each month.