@mrvietnam said in The 'cut the cord' discussion thread: Tips, tricks & advice to get rid of cable, still get the channels you want and save money:
Also, during the Black Friday weekend, Hulu has some great deals on their standard service. Two years ago I got Hulu for 99 cents a month for a year. This past Black Friday they increased it by a dollar and the new annual deal was $1.99 a month for a year. Who knows what the price will be this Black Friday. They don’t make you pay in advance for a year, but they just guarantee that price when you pay month-to-month. The deal is only for new customers, so every Black Friday I make a new account with a different e-mail and credit card.
I did the $1.99 Hulu deal for the first time this year. After the first month I added a gift card I got at a discount, so that helped. (I hadn’t been planning on getting it at all or I would have been better off with the gift card from the start.) I want to do the same thing this year. Does it have to be a new email address/account every year, or can I alternate between two existing accounts? I’m planning on creating a second account for the next year, but I’d rather not do that indefinitely.
I also have a Fire Recast for antenna DVR, which I’ve been happy with after the initial adjustment, ever since Microsoft killed Windows Media Center last year, which I’d been running for a very long time before then. Plus Amazon Prime. Between all those I have way more things to watch than I have time.
I have a terrible internet connection - no FIOS available in my area - so any suggestions of good internet at a reasonable price would be helpful.