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Cable TV cancelled

January 6th, 2012 at 03:50 pm

We reviewed our monthly expense and decided to cut back on some things.

First, we cancelled landline. $33 per month savings.
Then, we raised our deductible of home insurance. Approx. $400 savings per year.

The latest one is cable TV. We were paying $95 and I hardly watch TV. My husband watches it but he was complaining about the quality of channels, too many re-runs, commercials, etc.

So, he called the cable company and told them we will cancel it. Guess what? They kept offering him lower rate and the lowest they offered was $22 per month for next 6 months and they will even give us $50 rebate!

He didn't take the offer and went ahead and cancelled it. But, we were amazed how low they were willing to go in order to keep their account. At the same time, I was kind of upset that how much they were charging us for so long for so much!!

Anyhow, it is $95 per month savings.

Total savings so far
Landline $396
Home insurance $400
Cable $1140 (Wow!)
Total annual savings $1,936

4 Responses to “Cable TV cancelled”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice job reviewing where you want to spend your hard earned money!

  2. EarlyRetirementJoy Says:

    This is excellent news, and very timely! Our contract with our phone/internet/cable provider is up for renewal soon, and we are likewise re-evaluating whether our land line and cable continue to return any value. I've decided if they won't play ball and drop our bundled rate from $99 (plus taxes) to $89, as is now being advertised to new customers, we will simply cancel and move our internet to another service.

    We recently raised our homeowners insurance deductible as well, to $2,000. We've never filed a claim, and hope not to, as filing a claim would indicate we'd had a major catastrophe! The resulting savings helped offset our increasingly expensive earthquake policy, a must here in earthquake=prone California, at least for us. :-)

  3. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Way to go! Smile Y'all did a great job. I'm still looking over things to see what else I can cut back on....

  4. PNW Mom Says:

    Awesome! We just dropped our land line too. Comcast didn't even try to keep our business and we had a triple bundle.

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