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How to barely spend any money when you finally cut the cord

Congratulations, you’ve decided to finally cut the cord! You’ve made a fantastic decision that’s going to save you a ton of cash each and every month. But perhaps you’re also looking to save some money up front. If that’s the case, we’ll show you exactly what to buy so you can cut the cord, enjoy live network TV in Full HD, and stream all your favorite content from services like Netflix and Hulu. First pick up a BAM 25-Mile Digital HD TV Antenna for just $9.25 on Amazon so you can watch as much live network TV as you’d like. Then snag a Roku Streaming Stick or Amazon Fire TV Stick refurb on Amazon. You’ll pay $35 for either one, bringing your grand total to less than $50!

Roku Streaming Stick

  • CERTIFIED REFURBISHED: This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The product includes all origial accessories and is backed by a 90-day warranty
  • HD STREAMING: Supports streaming services including Amazon, VUDU, Netflix, Hulu, Google Play, and more
  • PORTABLE: Compact and portable design with hotel and dorm connect for access away from home
  • HDMI COMPATIBLE: Easy to install, connects to any HDTV with an HDMI port
  • FREE APP: Dedicated Roku app for smartphone and tablet compatibility

Fire TV Stick

  • A Certified Refurbished Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote is refurbished, tested, and certified to look and work like new.
  • The next generation of our bestselling Fire TV Stick–now with the Alexa Voice Remote.
  • Enjoy tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills with access to over 500,000 movies and TV episodes from Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO, SHOWTIME, STARZ, and more. Plus, access millions of websites such as YouTube, Facebook, and Reddit with browsers like Silk and Firefox.
  • Launch and control content with the included Alexa Voice Remote. Simply say, “Play Game of Thrones” or “Launch Netflix” and Alexa will respond instantly. Plus, play music, find movie show times, order a pizza, and more—just ask.
  • No cable or satellite? No problem. Watch the best of live TV and sports from AMC, HGTV, ESPN, FOX, and others with a subscription to DIRECTV NOW, or top-rated primetime shows with CBS All Access.
  • Find the best way to watch with universal search results from over 190 channels and apps including Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video.
  • Prime members get unlimited access to Prime Video, featuring thousands of movies and TV episodes at no additional cost. Plus, members can add over 100 premium and specialty channels like HBO and SHOWTIME—no cable or satellite subscription necessary.

BAM 25-Mile Digital HD TV Antenna

  • 25-MILE RANGE: With a 25-mile maximum range to access available broadcast towers, this antenna pulls in many local and regional channels like ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, PBS, and more. Actual range depends on factors such as topography, weather, etc.
  • 10’ COAXIAL CABLE & EASY TO USE: Simple setup allows you to easily and discreetly use this antenna where you need it. Includes a 10’ coaxial cable, making it easy to place the antenna in the best reception location in your home.
  • SLIM & HIGH PERFORMANCE: Thin, lightweight design makes this antenna easy to lay flat on table, hide it behind the TV, or place it on a window. Never pay expensive cable or satellite fees again with this high-performance antenna that will pull in many of your favorite digital and HD shows.
  • FREE CHANNELS: Save on costly cable and satellite bills and receive high definition local channels for free. This powerful flat OTA (Over the Air) TV antenna delivers crystal clear, full 1080p HD to any digital-ready TV. Enjoy all your local news, weather, sitcoms, kids and sports programs, educational shows, and more.

The Amazon Music Unlimited Prime Day deal is by far the best bargain in streaming

Prime Day is in full swing right now and we’ve been sharing all the best deals from Amazon’s 36-hour sales blitz all day long. If you want to see all the very best deals in one place, be sure to check out our big Prime Day deals master list. Of course, Amazon has some killer deals on things that aren’t necessarily physical products, and the best one has to be the Prime Day deal on Amazon Music Unlimited.

Amazon Music Unlimited, or AMU, is basically Amazon’s version of Spotify. The company has a library of millions of songs across every genre you can think of, and that of course includes all the latest releases. There are Amazon Music apps for every major platform and you can stream all the music you want, just like Spotify or Apple Music. It’s normally $7.99 a month which is already cheaper than Spotify, but if you head to this page on Amazon’s site you can get 4 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for $0.99. That’s right, 4 full months for under a buck.

Here are the terms and conditions from Amazon’s site:

This is a limited time offer exclusively available for Prime members who are new Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers. The promotional offer of 4 months for $0.99 is valid from 12:01am PT July 2, 2018 through 11:59pm PT July 17, 2018 and redeemable toward an Amazon Music Unlimited Individual Monthly Plan. Digital content and services may only be available to customers located in the U.S. and are subject to the terms and conditions of Amazon Digital Services LLC. Offer limited to one per customer and account. Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time. Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold. If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.

You only have until the end of the day today to get in on the action, so hurry up!

Also of note, Amazon is running a great Prime Day deal on Kindle Unlimited, too. For the same $0.99 you get three full months of service, and it’s also like Spotify but for books instead of music. Here are some bullet points from Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited page:

  • Enjoy unlimited access to over 1 million books.
  • Explore a rotating selection of popular magazines.
  • Listen to thousands of books with Audible narration.
  • Read anytime, on any device with the Kindle app.

You can get three months of Kindle Unlimited for $0.99 right here on Amazon’s site.

Early Prime Day sale saves you $30 on the best Amazon service you’ve never heard of

With Prime Day 2018 fast approaching, Amazon is running a fantastic promotion to help raise awareness on what very well may be the best Amazon service you’ve never heard of. From now through 8:00 PM ET on Prime Day — which is Tuesday, July 17th — you can save $30 on your first order of $100 or more from AmazonFresh.

AmazonFresh, in case you’ve never heard of it, is Amazon’s grocery delivery service. Literally anything you can find in your local grocery store can be found on Amazon fresh, from cereals and frozen foods to fresh meat, fresh fish, and dairy. And now that Amazon owns Whole Foods, you’ll probably get even better quality on items like produce and organic foods than you would at your local supermarket.

So how does it work? It really couldn’t be easier. You just browse or search the AmazonFresh section on Amazon’s site to put your order together, then schedule a day and time that works for you for delivery. Of course, you don’t have to plan ahead if you don’t want to — AmazonFresh deliveries can be made as soon as the same day or next morning.

It really is a fantastic service, and it doesn’t cost anything extra to use. Why deal with packed grocery stores and painfully slow checkout lines if you don’t have to? Get your $30 of free groceries from AmazonFresh by signing up right here, and then use the promo code 30FRESH when you place your order.

Apple Music is reportedly bigger than Spotify in the United States now

Despite launching nearly four years later, Apple Music’s subscriber count has reportedly surpassed that of Spotify. Citing a source said to be a US-based distributor, Digital Music News claims that it has seen a report which details the latest figures of several music streaming services, including Apple Music and Spotify. The report ranks Apple Music as the number one primarily on-demand music platform in the United States, finally dethroning Spotify.

The source requested that Digital Music News not share any precise numbers from the report in order to protect his or her identity, but both Apple Music and Spotify are said to have topped 20 million paying subscribers, with Apple Music taking a small (and likely growing) lead over Spotify after months of higher growth rates.

According to the publication, the new report also indicates that Apple’s growth rate in 2018 has far outpaced Spotify’s, which suggests that Apple Music’s lead will continue to grow in the coming months. The data was specifically referring to paid users as well, so no one still on either Apple or Spotify’s free trial was included.

Anyone who has been keeping up with this heated platform war shouldn’t be too surprised at the results. In February, The Wall Street Journal reported that Spotify’s monthly paid subscriber growth rate in the US was at 2% compared to Apple Music’s 5%. At that rate, it was inevitable that Apple Music would take the lead eventually.

Spotify still has a significantly larger subscriber base worldwide than Apple Music, but it’s worth keeping in mind that Spotify is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. Apple Music, on the other hand, has only been around for three years. It will be interesting to see how Spotify responds if and when this news becomes official.

Amazon Music Unlimited and Kindle Unlimited Prime Day promos are already live, and they’re awesome

Ladies and gentlemen, Prime Day 2018 is official… and it’s more than a day. Amazon announced on Tuesday morning that Prime Day 2018 will begin at 12:00 PM PT on July 16th and will run all the way until the end of the day on July 17th. That’s 36 hours of killer deals — and you’ll have to be a Prime member to take advantage. Remember though, you can sign up for a free 30-day Amazon Prime trial right now and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the deals Amazon has lined up.

While Prime Day officially kicks off on the 16th, Amazon has actually already launched a few Prime Day deals that are worth checking out. You can see them all on Amazon’s Prime Day 2018 hub, but there are two in particular that we wanted to bring to your attention.

First up, you can get four full months of Amazon Music Unlimited for just $0.99. That is by far the best deal in streaming. Amazon Music Unlimited, or AMU, is basically Amazon’s version of Spotify. The company has apps for every major platform and you can stream all the music you want for free. Head to this page on Amazon’s site to get 4 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for $0.99.

Next up we have Amazon’s Prime Day deal on Kindle Unlimited. For the same $0.99 you get three full months of service, and it’s also like Spotify but for books instead of music. Here are some bullet points from Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited page:

  • Enjoy unlimited access to over 1 million books.
  • Explore a rotating selection of popular magazines.
  • Listen to thousands of books with Audible narration.
  • Read anytime, on any device with the Kindle app.

You can get three months of Kindle Unlimited for $0.99 right here on Amazon’s site.