Years ago, you might have nixed cable TV. You decided to cut the cord because not only did it eliminate the high cost of the service, but you also wanted more efficiency in your routine. Let’s face it: streaming services provide that very efficiency for those looking for a bit of entertainment in their lives. Everything streamable is available on-demand, where and when you want to watch it.
For those subscribed to way too many streaming services, you could be racking up increasing costs on your credit card, like a cable bill. To avoid this, check out our tips below, which will allow you to better manage your streaming services.
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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