Sunday, October 7, 2012

Save Money on Cable

It is fall, so that means all the new television shows are on!  I'm not a huge fan of watching tv.  I used to be.  I am ashamed that I remember a time when I would watch 10+ shows a week!  Now I only have a couple I watch.  

Last fall my husband started watching Person of Interest and told me I should watch it.  Well, I didn't even though it looked like something I would like.  Then for some reason our DVR didn't record the last two episodes for him.  I told him to just go to the CBS website and watch.  Since it was the first season of the show you could not watch it online.  Bummer.

That is when he discovered Your TV Series.  It is awesome because you get to watch a lot of shows for FREE!  We thought we were going to have to wait and buy Person of Interest when the season was released.  This eliminated that expense for us.  I was able to watch the whole series this summer and got seriously addicted!  I then moved onto Game of Thrones.  I may or may not be counting down the days until the next season airs!  

I love Your TV Series because we only have basic cable and G.O.T is on HBO.  I don't know about you, but I'm not going to buy HBO just for one show that is 10 episodes a season.  

If you don't want to waste the money on adding to your cable package, check to see if Your TV Series has the show you want to watch.  You could save yourself a lot of money!  The only down side is that it does take about a week for them to put the episode up.  That really doesn't bother me since it would take me a week or longer to watch it if I had it on the DVR. 

This is also perfect for someone who doesn't want to spend the money on cable.  I have a friend who doesn't have cable because it was a waste of money for her family.  Instead she utilizes Netflix, network websites, and Your TV Series.  With the holidays coming it could be a great time to trim the "fat" off your monthly bills.  This is a great place to start. 

This post is linked up with Frugal Tuesday Tip.


  1. Love this! We're almost to the end of our DirecTV contract & thinking we won't renew. Been looking towards netflix, Roku, etc. to save $. Do you just watch these on your computer then?

  2. Yes, we just watch it on the computer. Honestly, the only reason we have cable is because we are such huge sports fans. Our basic cable doesn't really cost us much though (around $25 a month), but to add HBO would be close to $50. Crazy since I just want to watch G.O.T and it is only 10 episodes!

    I would honestly give Netflix, this, and others a try. If it isn't enough for your family then you can always go back to cable. I have watched so many t.v series on instant play Netflix!

    With Your Tv Series once you click on the episode you want you will get several options for "players". I love is free and works great.

  3. Huh, I've never heard of them before! Great info. :) We cut our package down to absolute basic about a year ago. The only reason we didn't cut it completely was because by bundling it, it actually SAVES us $4/month on our internet. Netflix has been our best friend, but sometimes their selection is disappointing. Will have to check this out!

  4. It doesn't work for me. I'm a cable Tv watcher because I don't like shows on regular TV. I'm a big fan of the History channel, National Geographic, and ID on Discovery. I love those shows like, I almost got away with it, Who the bleep did I marry, and Deadly women,all on ID on Discovery. My husband thinks I am a serial killer in the making LOL. After that it's the science shows like The Universe. Of course I like the fictional stuff too but it's all on HBO and Showtime.
    My favorites: Game of Thrones, BoardWalk Empire, Homeland, Spartacus and that's it.

  5. Replies
    1. Game of Thrones is the business! Winter is March.

  6. Wow, what a great service! I think this might be just what we need in order to feel comfortable switching to basic cable. Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from Frugal Tip Tuesday!