Keep Every Member of Your Household Entertained, While Sticking to Your Budget

As COVID-19 begins to dramatically change everyday life, some folks might find being stuck at home challenging, especially if they’re trying to work remotely with their children out-of-school. Keeping members of your household entertained for the weeks or even months of social isolation can be made somewhat easier with today’s streaming services. Before you sign up for any, consider these 3 tips:

Be realistic about what you’ll actually watch and how often. Some services offer dozens of channels, shows, or movies to watch. If you’re like most of us, there’s way more content available on any one service than you’ll ever watch in a lifetime. So, create a list of programming you and others in your household are likely to watch and stick with the streaming network that offers most of your favorite choice. Simple, huh?

If you’re going to bundle up, do the math first. Many streaming services offer add-ons for premium content from networks. like Showtime, HBO, or Starz. If having access to these networks is important to you, adding an additional premium streaming service could potentially save you money, compared to purchasing subscriptions to those services separately. Just be sure to do the math, first—once you narrow down the content you want.

Pay for your subscription with a credit card that offers extra cashback or points on streaming. There are multiple credit cards that offer extra rewards for streaming subscriptions. For example, the American Express Blue Cash Preferred card offers 6 percent cash back on subscriptions to Prime Video, HBO Now, Hulu, Netflix, and more. Not bad, if we do say so ourselves!

It’s always fun to learn something new! At Sommerall Station Apartments in Houston, Texas, we love to provide you with fun, thought-provoking tidbits that will make you reflect on different aspects of life.

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