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How to save money and still watch your favourite shows

How to save money and still watch your favourite shows

On average, a Canadian household will spend just under $200 on communication services which include wireless, internet, cable and home phone. That was a study done back in 2013, fast track to 2017 and not much has changed except for the fact that some services have increased a few dollars here and there. Cable is one of those things that can either save you money or cost you money.For entertainment purposes, it can save you money by giving you the option to stay home, rent a movie and snack rather than hitting up a theatre where you would most definitely spend double the amount. Or it can cost you more picking speciality channels and deluxe packages that don’t normally come with basic cable. We recently decided after a lot of thought to ditch our cable services for a few reasons.

We don’t have too much screen time, the kids don’t watch tv during the school week and on weekends they love to watch Netflix. Second, all of the shows I watch are online, thirdly my husband only watched tv on Saturday mornings to catch his soccer matches.  So we could no longer justify paying almost $100 alone on cable that we did not utilize enough, Not forgetting to mention this was the price of basic cable with no speciality channels. Being that online shopping is what I do, on Amazon Prime Day, I picked up a couple of Android boxes since we finally cut the cord. This is the best way how to save money and still watch your favourite shows as well as current movies. I picked up one Android box and one Roku express stick to go along with the Firestick (not sold in Canada) that we own.

For Prime day I spent a total of $70 which also included shipping, they came loaded with apps where I have access to millions of TV shows and movies I will never have to worry about another overpriced cable bill again. I can enjoy my shows at my own convenience. Below I have left some of my favourite Android boxes, their prices and ones that come loaded with apps to watch tv shows and movies. For those who may be looking to cut the cord and save some money. Let me know if you find these options helpful in the comments.

Leelbox MXQ Pro MINI Android TV Box $64.99
Leelbox M9S Pro Android 6.0 TV Box $129.99
MaQue Android TV Box T95N Mini MX+ $58.60
Flylion 2017 M9S TV BOX S905
Roku Express Streaming Media Player $39.98

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7 Comments

  • Reply Robin rue

    It’s awesome that there are so many options out there these days. My husband loves movies, so he’s going to love some of these.

    31/07/2017 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply parentingpatch

    I am all for saving money. We got rid of cable years ago. Now we use our Roku to get Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, and Netflix.

    01/08/2017 at 11:05 am
  • Reply Joline

    Girl, I pay double that and I seriously hate having to renew my “promo rates” every 2 years or so. Ugh. I’ve always been wary about boxes used here in Canada. Glad to see it’s working great for you! I will definitely look into that.

    01/08/2017 at 11:07 am
  • Reply Saidah

    These suggestions are worth their weight in gold. We ditched cable and now use fire stick and Roku. We saved over $100 by making the switch.

    01/08/2017 at 11:30 am
  • Reply Carrie@thelavenderhytta

    We use our PS3 and a Chromecast to stream all of TV shows! It saves us a ton of money every year.

    01/08/2017 at 4:33 pm
  • Reply Annemarie LeBlanc

    This looks like a more economical option to take. I don’t watch too much tv too and as much as I would want to ditch the cable, it would not be an option for us because my husband will miss his cable news channels.

    02/08/2017 at 3:06 am
  • Reply Neely Moldovan (@Neelykins)

    We have been thinking about this becuase we mostly watch Netflix and Hulu anyways!

    03/08/2017 at 9:27 pm
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