One week without CABLE….

April 10, 2013

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One week without CABLE

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Well we made it!!! And guess what….NOBODY DIED!!! One week without CABLE!!!

Since the beginning of the year, I have been looking for more ways to save money.  I have a 16 year that really wants a car!  My car insurance has sky-rocketed since she turned 16!  I have a 15 year old that will be 16 in a few short months!  Once again…my car insurance will increase! AND….she will want a car!  YIKES!  We would also like to take a nice Vacation this summer!  My 16 year old graduates in December and OFF to college she will go.  So this summer will be our last chance to take a vacation while all the kids are still at home.

I started thinking of things we could cut to save money….Cell Phones….NO……Internet….UH DUH…NO….LOL!!  I turned the thermostat down, I turned the thermostat up…  And finally one day it hit me!  CABLE!!  Actually, we had Direct TV.  I personally very rarely watch TV.  I usually catch shows on the internet while I work.  The fam, however is a very different story!  I knew I had some convincing to do to get them on board!

I tried out HULU for FREE first!  I was excited to see that every one of the shows I watch and my kids watch are available on HULU.  They were happy to be able to watch shows on their on schedule.  We are busy with Color Guard, SoftBall, Blogging, Work, etc.  Now we can watch our favorite shows from our cell phones, our laptops and on our TV through our wii or xbox!  Try HULU for Free HERE.

Okay, so prime time was taken care of….but what about all of those movies we would be missing..  I had an app for that, LOL!!  Between Netflix and Amazon Prime we have that covered as well!!  Right now you can try either for FREE!!  Netflix is only $7.99 a month.  You can give it a test drive for free HERE.  

Amazon Prime is SO much more than just FREE 2 day shipping on Amazon!!!    With Amazon Prime I am enjoying FREE Streaming of thousands of Movies!!  The same, if not more movies that are on Netflix!!  Amazon Prime is $79 a year.  It has to be paid upfront.  It is about $17 cheaper than Netflix.  And you get FREE 2 Day shipping on Amazon.  Give Amazon Prime a free trial HERE

In summary, one week without Cable has made my family realize, we can definitely live without it!!  And the money we will be saving is HUGE!  I will keep you updated as we go along!  Let me know if you cut the cable!!!


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{ 4 comments }

Missy April 10, 2013 at 5:04 pm

We also cut the cable to save money and we have NOT missed it at all! We bought a booster and get about 16 channels. We have Net-flix and enjoy most of our favorite shows.
Missy

anna marie April 11, 2013 at 8:33 pm

hi,what area of alabama do you live? i live in the harvest area and my daugther is in color guard too.who is 16 years old.

The Q Tipping Mom April 12, 2013 at 10:06 am

We are in Madison:) I used to live in Toney though! I bet my daughter knows your daughter.

Charni April 10, 2014 at 11:28 am

I haven’t had cable for about 2 years now and I don’t miss it I watch TV on my laptop I have a netflix subscription. I also recently purchased a device called google Chromecast from Verizon Wireless it converts any HD tv into a smart TV your tv just needs an HDMI port. You can watch Hulu Plus, Netflix, youtube, etc on your Tv screen my son loves it. and it was only $25 for the device.

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