Save $ Without Compromising Entertainment!
Do you love it when a friend calls you with some scuttlebutt? Personally, I love to get in on a deal. When someone finds something wonderful, I want to know about it…when they found it, where they found it, how they found it…all the details, because I want to find it, myself.
In the past, I have shared deals with you mostly on Saturdays. That’s because many of the deals I share go live on Saturday and Sunday. So, maybe this will become a somewhat regular thing. Any ideas for what a Saturday “deal” series should be titled?
Getting back to the deal for today, HH and I canceled our satellite service (no cable TV in The Land of Making Do). With a recent high-speed internet capability in our area, we haven chosen to “cut the cord”, as they say. (That usually means cable TV, but the dish has a cord into the house, as well.)
Talk about a minor DIY project with a major impact on our TV viewing!
We have renovated our entertainment options!
I dug this picture out of the archives to show you the unavoidable dish with satellite service. (Click here to visit post.)
We now have an antenna on the side of the house (good-bye satellite dish!), through which our local channels are regularly available. We have more of them than we realized!
We purchased a Roku box for each TV (as simple as attaching any other electronic device to your TV). For your convenience, here is the link* for the Roku device.
We signed up for a couple of services for multiple viewing options – Amazon Prime and Netflix. The combined cost is minimal compared to our monthly satellite bill.
Ready for the big money-saver news?
By cutting the cord, we are saving over $1,100 a year!
Amazon Prime instant video and Netflix provide us with movies, television series viewing, national news programs, sports, and so many choices that we will never see them all. They update and add to the list regularly, too.
While there are all types of shows, there are countless options for wholesome TV viewing. This has opened up a whole new TV world for us – with good choices available. (Roku settings may provide blocking for kids when desired.)
There is a slight delay, since it is streaming rather than live streaming. We have access to the morning news later in the day through streaming. (Remember, we have local channels for news programs, too.) With computers, we can get news quickly when we need it – without waiting for a local report or streaming. Trust me – we feel no deficiency there.
An Added Bonus
The Amazon Prime account includes 2-day delivery free shipping on items you order through Amazon.com. I order a lot of books, and I never knew that you get better pricing sometimes with Amazon Prime. I’m thrilled to have it now, but boy, I wish I’d known about that sooner!
The free 2-day shipping is worth the Amazon Prime price, even without the TV streaming. (But, I wouldn’t give that up, either.)
Of course, I want to share this benefit with you! It is very easy to sign up for this free trial. Follow this link* to take a look.
You will not regret it.
If you have cable TV, cut the cord! If you have satellite TV, tear down that dish! Go antenna! Go streaming!
Would you like to save money on your home entertainment budget? Are you like me – dissatisfied with mainstream cable and satellite options?
I’m partying at Metamorphosis Monday, so join us, y’all.
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