Cut your monthly bills by saving money on Netflix, Spotify and Amazon subscriptions – without canceling them
We’re all trying to cut costs to cut costs right now, and while most online subscription services are reasonably priced, streamlining your subscriptions can help you save money on your costs. annual.
Whether it’s getting a better streaming service more suited to your interests or sharing a family plan with your friends or family, there are several ways to save money on streaming services without giving up. to your weekday entertainment.
The costs of these services are also increasing as inflation continues to rise.
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While it might be tempting to skimp and go monthly with the idea in your head that you’ll pay less in the short term and might cancel, most people never remember to cancel subscriptions. unwanted or end up liking the service and then get blocked. pay the higher rate.
Go for the annual subscription where you can save money in the long run, with the service being €10-50 cheaper on the annual rate than on the monthly.
Sharing is caring
If you live with roommates, tenants, or family, sharing your subscription services by signing up for a family plan can be a lot cheaper than having everyone have separate accounts.
Family plans generally allow up to four screens to use a service at any given time, so even if you can’t agree on what to watch, you can enjoy different content on different devices by same time.
Four separate household members paying for individual Netflix subscriptions add up to a monthly bill of €35.96, while the premium plan that allows four screens to be used on the account at once is €20.99 – one household annual with €179.64.
A Spotify Family account allows up to six different users on the account for €17.99 per month. Having six individual accounts costs €59.94 per year in total, so a family with two adults and four children upgrading to a family plan would save a whopping €503.00 per year.
Some wifi and broadband providers will offer a free 12 or 24 month subscription to certain streaming services if you choose them as your provider. Calculate if it’s worth making the switch and enjoy your new free content.
Some services have other benefits, with Amazon Prime offering a free subscription to their streaming service when you opt for Prime membership on their shopping website.
Free trials are here to be used
Make the most of any trial before buying options like free one-month trials.
The trick is to set an alarm on your calendar exactly one day before the trial month ends, reminding you to decide whether to unsubscribe or stay subscribed. Play this alert on your phone the moment you sign up for the free trial to avoid forgetting you signed up.
The trial gives you the chance to decide whether the content available on a given streaming or music or dining service is worth the money for how often you use it. Keep track of how often you use it – for example, if it’s a food delivery service, did you actually cook all the meals and use all the ingredients each time? And for a streaming service, how easy was it to find content that matched your interests and how many hours did you spend using it that month?
Rotate your streaming subscriptions
Most streaming services don’t charge you a cancellation fee. so if you really need Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, Hayu, Netflix, Now TV and Hulu, turn your commitments to the shows you love.
We all love binge-watching shows, so if you’re a Stranger Things fan and you know the new series is coming out in June and July, stick with your Netflix subscription and put the others on ice.
The following month, when you absolutely must catch the new season of The Real Housewives and crave old reruns of The X-Files, temporarily ditch the rest and keep Hayu and Disney+.
Get a slot
There’s nothing worse than having all the popular streaming services at your fingertips, only to spend 40 minutes scrolling through them all trying to find something to watch. There are smaller, niche streaming services for certain styles of content that you can try instead.
For example, if you or your kids only watch anime on Netflix and Amazon, try having only one Crunchyroll subscription. If you know you and your family love a good true crime or historical documentary, try Curiosity Stream which only hosts educational and exploratory movies and shows.
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