discounts, that is.
We have had cable for many years. Is it frugal? Probably not, but we can afford it and we enjoy it.
When Hubby and I married, we both had cable, so were able to cut out one account. Yeah! We cut our cable expense in half, just by getting married. LOL!
We have Comcast now and were still on a plan known as "expanded basic". When the world went to digital, we did not. I mean, why should we change plans and pay more money when we were really already getting digital. I mean, no one was transmitting analog anymore, so it didn't matter what it was called, it was digital.
Our rate has gradually gone up over the years to the most recent $54.50/month + taxes. Once again, it is a splurge, but we can afford it.
Recently, Comcast has been advertising a "Digital Starter" package for $29.99/month, for new digital customers, everywhere. I have been seeing it on tv and on-line.
Hey, I would be a new digital customer!
So, I called Comcast and got amazingly excellent customer service! Once upon a time, calling their customer service was an exercise in torture. I hated it and avoided it with a passion. But the rep was so pleasant and told me that I could "upgrade" at no cost buy picking up the cable box at my nearest Comcast store. Hey, there is one RIGHT BY MY KROGER. I go there every week.
So, I went and picked my box. NOTE TO SELF: Do not ever go to the cable store on Saturday again.
When I picked up my box, I got the "new customer" deal....$39.99/month for the first 6 months and $54.50/month after that. So, after 6 months, we will be paying what we are paying now. So, just buy asking, we saved $14.51/month for the next 6 months. That's $87.06 for the year.
Oh, and somehow we have HBO. I didn't order it and I am not going to pay for it. Maybe it is a free limited thing. I will have to check. But, if is a mistake, I am not paying for it. So there!
So, ask for discounts. Sometimes you will get them.
Now I need to call AT&T.
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