Don’t get me wrong, this is a perfectly acceptable way to watch Netflix, but if you’re worried you might be depriving yourself of some of your favorite shows, here’s my little tips for saving $2,068 on Netflix. First off, you might notice a slight difference between my guide and the $2,068 amount. I’m still saving money on “Sneaky” and “The Man in the High Castle” over the “BoJack Horseman” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” series because they cost around $3 per episode and I’m more likely to skip episodes than binge them. I also do so because my “Sneaky” and “The Man in the High Castle” are on a lower cost basis. However, I still have more than $3 per episode to get through and even if I binge the two high-budget series this weekend, I will be paying around $4 per episode for a two-part, nine-part season of “BoJack Horseman.” That’s still a lot better than the amount I’m spending on Netflix and as a result I’ll be saving a ton of money this weekend. Plus, all of the shows are available to stream for a low price this weekend only. For example, Netflix is offering 20 percent off of “Sneaky” for a limited time on Friday and Saturday. The episodes of that series for free are available now on Hulu and available in HD on Netflix. I’m sure you can recognize the names of the Hulu and Netflix listings. Hulu has many more shows available, but my selection is based on how well it matches my tastes.
How do you save on Netflix?
So far this week I’ve been bingeing on two of Netflix’s top shows ‘Sneaky’ and ‘The Man in the High Castle’. If you want to watch Netflix, but don’t care about the show you’re watching at the moment, you’ve got two options to watch them for free. First, if you’re getting on the Netflix app and clicking on “Watch Now” you can get two free episodes of “Sneaky” for your $2,068 purchase. However, if you’ve already clicked on the new “Watch Now” button for “The Man in the High Castle” and are considering watching the show from your computer or tablet, you’re out of luck because they are not available for streaming. If you’re not on the “Watch Now” button for “The Man in the High Castle” and would like to watch the show from your computer or tablet, then I highly recommend that you purchase the single episode for $.99 that you’ll find here. At the very least, you can stream it without cutting any trees.
After clicking on the price icon, you’ll find two options for paying full price for each episode. The two options are listed in English and in Spanish. If you sign in to your Netflix account, you’ll notice that they’ve adjusted the price of these two episodes. The new price is $1.99 USD for one episode. This seems like a perfect option because when the price is set at $2.068 USD, I’m paying $.99 for each episode as well. However, when you’re spending $2,068 on two $1,99 episodes, I’m paying $2.08 per episode for those same two episodes. I know some people get very excited about the number .01 and will use that fact when negotiating a price, but I like knowing what I’m paying for when I purchase.
My next option is to pay each episode at regular prices. This means simply purchasing one episode and paying $2.00 per episode. Using this method I can watch a series for free for a few days, then return the remaining episode for a small fee. I can also add a few minutes back to my week to have more free time in the evenings. I’ve used this as a way to save money on my Netflix viewing and it’s the best of two worlds.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of cheap to watch Netflix, but as you can see, there are some easy ways to save money on Netflix. We won’t be recommending most of the cost saving methods I talk about in this article, but you can always try a few of the techniques above if it works for you.
If you’re an avid Netflix user, please feel free to leave a comment with your own tips on how to save money on the streaming service.