If you're looking for an easy way to save money each month, consider these cheaper alternatives and ways to save money on cable. Some of these options may even enable you to cut back on your cable usage or cancel it altogether.
When you listen to many people who have advice on how to cut your weekly and monthly expenses, you will often find that cutting out luxuries is one of the top ideas suggested. When most people think of luxuries, this often includes the cable bill. Cutting cable is an easy way to save lots of money, but since many people also enjoy some TV time, it can be something you may struggle to part with without a replacement. Is streaming worth it? How much can you really save by cutting cable? Here are some things to consider when deciding ways to save money on cable.
Ways to Save Money on Cable
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Go with a smaller package. If you are unsure if you will be able to cut cable completely, why not try to cut your channels? Most cable packages offer far more channels than most people need or want. Take an honest look at what you are buying and see if simply lowering your bill by cutting your channel lineup would make sense.
Compare your plan with Amazon Prime. Amazon Prime now offers you the chance to get channels like Showtime, HBO and Starz for a fee each month. It may be cheaper than what you are already paying for each channel and you could cut cable altogether if you just bought only the channels you wanted through Amazon Prime.
The bundle may be costing you more. Look at your services package and see if breaking it up would cost you less in the end. Many people have services like cable, home phone, internet and home security all in one bundle thinking it is cheaper to do it that way when in reality, it is often cheaper to pay separately to different companies for these things. Do some price comparison and see if that is true in your case.
Renegotiate your price. If all of these suggestions won't personally work for you for whatever reason, you can still lower your cable bill by simply negotiating your price. Call and ask for the retention department and speak to someone able making your cable package fit your budget better. They may be able to offer you special prices or get you on a better deal. I try to do this at least once every six months as prices change frequently with cable and dish companies.
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