Frugal Entertainment

I am making good use of one of my Birthday Presents to my self
When I first saw the ad, I went over to the site just to browse what was available. Before I pay for a subscription, I want to make sure I will get my monies worth. One of the programs they have is DR WHO!! So, I am binge watching!! At $6.99/month, it’s a great deal.

The other shows I couldn’t find anywhere else are: Campion; Mapp & Lucia (the original version); Cranford; Cadfael; Lark Rise to Candleford. Some of these are on YouTube, if you can get beyond the poor quality of uploads.

I also have subscriptions to:

Acorn (more British) – $4.99 –

Netflix – $7.99 –

Hulu (no commercials) – $11.99 –

Amazon Prime Video – $10.99 –

America’s Test Kitchen – $3.99 –

Amazon Prime (which includes everything) – $10.99 –

Pandora – $4.99 –

PBS – which is FREE!

That is a total of $51.93 per month to watch, and listen to, just what I want. Commercial free! I also watch YouTube, but it is not always the best experience. I pay $57.00 per month for internet as well. So, my package, my way, costs me $108.93 per month. I am not locked into anything other than the internet, which means if I am coming  up on a short month, I can put my subscriptions on hold. That’s a really nice benefit.

I can put together a viewing program that is just right for me. And my music is set to what I like, and commercial free. I know there is not another cable package out there (I’ve checked), that I can tailor to my tastes, that would be this inexpensive. It makes for Happy Frugaling!

So, to get back to the moment – Happy Birthday to ME!!

I have to get back to the TARDIS!!

4 thoughts on “Frugal Entertainment

    • Thank you, Alyssa! I celebrate the whole month of June, so I really have a lot of fun for my birthday. Just in small, and sometimes silly ways. As for Dr. Who – I am a complete newbie. I discovered the very first episode, on YouTube, about 2 years ago. And I was hooked. But I know this is the kind of serial that needs to be watched in sequence. So, now I am binge watching the very first year!! You are way ahead of me. I don’t have a lot of time to devote to watching, but I will do my best to catch you 😉

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      • Your comment made me laugh! I once binge watched series 1-6 in a few weeks while in university. It was bad. I should have taken breaks in between. I really liked series 2-5. I like Matt Smith and David Tennant best, though Eccleson isn’t too bad in the first one. I haven’t watched in years though. There’s a huge community of Whovians online, too!

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  1. I am not at, nor will I ever be, the level of a Whovian – my brother and his family, on the other hand! The are the reason I even looked into it, way back when. I agree about not doing an intense binge. It is an overwhelming sort of program, and it needs to be digested in little bites. So, I am limiting myself to 3-4 episodes on my weekend days (Tuesday and Wednesday right now). I want to see the episodes which Peter Davison is in. I loved him in All Creatures Great and Small (Tristan), love him in Campion, and need to watch him in The Last Great Detective.


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