When my friends bring up popular reality television shows, they always ask me, “Have you seen it?” My usual reply is a shrug and a shake of my head followed by, “I don’t have cable.” 8 times out of 10, they are pretty amazed by the fact. Truth is, I gave up cable over 2 years ago, because A) I realized it was a huge time suck and B) There were so many other great things I could spend $50 on a month. Comporium Communications has monopolized the area I live in as far as cable goes. When I started with them in 2009, my cable bill was a mere $25. By the next year, that price had DOUBLED! I was shocked and upset, but they couldn’t offer me a better price, so I threw them a peace sign and stopped paying for it.
And I honestly do not miss it at all. With all the modern advancements of show screening on the computer, I can watch Wednesday’s episode of Modern Family on Thursday night. I am able to stay current on the good shows, and I don’t have to deal with the over abundance of commercials and crappy reality shows. It’s a pretty sweet deal…along with saving $50 a month.
Still not convinced? Here’s how I “get by.”
- The beauty that is CBS, ABC, and FOX…usually they post their shows on the ‘net 48 hours after airing them on the tellie. All I have to do is log on and watch.
- Netflix keeps me entertained the remainder of the time with “reruns” of older as well as new shows, movies, and documentaries. For only $8 a month, it’s a steal!
- Red Box keeps Ryan and I covered on our movie nights, that way the only fliping through we are doing is through a ton of new releases.
- If a big sports match is on (Olympics are coming up), we will go to a local bar or friend’s house and watch it. It’s a lot more fun watching with a crowd anyways.
What are you doing to save money on entertainment?