Top 6 Ways to Save Money on Your Cable Bill

If you are someone who likes watching your favorite game on the big screen TV, but doesn’t spend a lot of time watching television otherwise, then this article is for you. Or if you like spending hours watching your favorite shows on TV but don’t like to pay up a small fortune for all the channels then read on.

Here are the top six ways you can save money on your next cable bill:

Shop around

Doing some research on the cable TV providers in your locality could surprise you. There are many new providers in the market including internet companies that offer television services. Compare their packages and the channels offered for subscriptions.  Taking up a long term offer can be substantially cheaper than a shorter term option so signing up for the 3 year plan may be your best bet.

Use loyalty offers

If you are happy with your service provider but want to save some money anyway, then you should call customer service and ask for any loyalty offers or new offers the company has. Chances are they will try their best to retain a loyal customer rather than lose a customer over a small discount. You may have to call back every year to ensure you continue receiving good deals on your package subscription.

Review your package

You may have paid an extra $20 a month for that one channel that was very important to you, but if the show is now over or you aren’t interested any more, then even that can become substantial savings over the course of a year.  If a specific channel is turning out to be expensive, then consider buying only the show you want to watch online or subscribe to the channel online for a cheaper price.

Prefer bundle packages

Cable prices can become lower if you buy them along with internet and home phone services. Negotiate with your sales person and choose a deal that suits your lifestyle. However don’t buy something you don’t need in the first place, just because it makes your offer better.

Say bye to cable

There are other ways to watch television shows for free on the internet. Ensure you have access to a high speed internet service and use online websites of Canadian networks to stream shows for free or at substantially lower costs. You needn’t watch the shows on your mobile device either, buy a HDMI cable to connect your computer to the big screen TV and watch it just like you would watch regular cable. And of course, you could look into getting a TV aerial, and get HDTV for free.

Subscribe to Netflix

It can be a good idea to subscribe to Netflix to get access to a variety of shows and sports content. This could also be beneficial to you in the longer run as you may avoid mindless TV watching and choose quality content instead.