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Grab the remote, put some popcorn into your bowl, and prepare to watch a movie. On May 20th, the country celebrates National Streaming Day. Therefore, it is socially acceptable to watch all your favorite shows all day long., the USA’s most generous cashback site, recently conducted a survey that found more than three-quarters of Americans have at least one streaming subscription. Three thousand and seventy-seven adults, aged 18 and older, were surveyed.

How do you save money with all those streaming services? Rebecca Gramuglia (she/her), the consumer expert at, offers four tips to help you manage subscriptions, whether you are trying to reduce the number of streaming services you have or trying to save money when signing up.

  • Opt-in for an Extended Free Trial (If Possible)

    Check with your phone providers to see if you can score extended free trials. For example, Verizon offers free Disney+ and Discovery+ for six months, while AT&T has wireless and internet plans that include HBO Max. And if you’ve recently gotten a new Apple device, you’re eligible for a free three-month trial of Apple TV+.

  • 1. Evaluate Your Expenses

    Every few months, review your finances to ensure you aren’t paying for services you don’t use or need. Often, subscriptions are set on auto-pay, which can be convenient to avoid missing payments, but it will cost you more when forgotten about. And if you’re signing up for a free trial, set a reminder to cancel the subscription prior to the end date — unless you’d like to keep it.

    Pro-tip: Review the terms of your credit cards to see if you can earn extra cashback or rewards on streaming, and be sure to use that card when paying your bill.

  • Save when you Sign-up

    Before signing up for a new subscription, see if you can save by stacking applicable discounts. Search for promo codes or coupons online and shop through a cashback site, like, for the highest percentage of your money back on qualifying purchases of streaming services like Disney+, Paramount+, ESPN+ and more.

    Pro-tip: If you want to sign up for more than one service, opt for a bundle. Available programs include Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu; Spotify with Hulu or Showtime; and DirecTV streaming and satellite packages.

  • Avoid Impulse Buying

    When it comes to streaming subscriptions, there are many options out there. So before you sign up for another one, take some time to research and determine which services best fit your lifestyle. For example, if you’re an avid Amazon shopper, Amazon Prime might be the fit for you.

    Pro-tip: If you’re trying to replace the cable, look for streaming services offering live TV, such as YouTube TV or Hulu + Live TV, allowing you to watch your favorite shows as they air on ABC, NBC, or CBS, among others.

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