my way of saving with TV and at home entertainment

This may have been posted before but this is my way of watching the best TV for cheap. Tell me if you have a cheaper method....

I basically only have one active service per month. I watch everything I want to, and at the end of the month cancel, and activate a different service the next month. As none of them have any more than a 30 day rolling contract

For example

Jan - Netflix £8
Feb - Amazon Prime £8
March - Now TV £10
April - acorn TV £6
May - Starz Play £4
June - Netflix again
July - Brit Box £6

And so on, yearly total is £80 OR SO

And always have Now TV in Dec for all the Christmas films....

I know people share accounts, which is fine but my feeling is in the near future Netflix etc will start restricting access more and more so use this method to get ahead of the game 

I hope you like my idea and can use it to save yourself some coins 

DjK-UK: 2 Kids + 1 Wife = The only ways I can't save money.


  • Neil_Jones
    Neil_Jones Posts: 8,808
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    You don't need to cancel at the end of a month, you can just pay for Netflix on the 15th, and cancel it on the 17th and it'll remain until the next billing date.

    Think Prime works the same way.

    (you can of course save more by using the cheaper £5.99 Netflix tariff), and Now when you cancel a package will usually offer a retention deal which is cheaper than full price.
  • pogofish
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    IIRC Netflix announced sharing restrictions last year sometime..?

  • JJ_Egan said:
    I save by not having any of those subscription services .

    Cheaper than a TV licence for a year.
  • Neil_Jones
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    pogofish said:
    IIRC Netflix announced sharing restrictions last year sometime..?

    Netflix has always had sharing restrictions to some extent, they've just never really enforced it. (the maximum devices on the tariff does the same job to an extent, though its moot on the £5.99 package anyway).  You're not supposed to share your login with your uncle Fred who lives two local authorities away.
  • Bigphil1474
    Bigphil1474 Posts: 2,292
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    We have a family WhatsApp group which is just for TV sharing - I pay for Amazon, and Now TV movies, I can borrow someone else's Netflix, Brit Box and Disney +, and so on. I also have the Virgin TV app which is loaned out frequently as I don't use it.
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