Pay By Usage

Recently, my wife and I noticed we were spending most of our time on Netflix just searching for new content. With the pandemic freeing up a lot of our time, we’ve consumed all the interesting content. We also have Amazon Prime, so we’re in no rush to watch content that isn’t exciting for us.

The solution was simple. We froze our Netflix account for a few months. That gave Netflix enough time to refresh their content, while we weren’t paying for… Well… Nothing.

When enough content was added to Netflix, we renewed our subscription. Following this pattern every few months can easily reduce the overall cost of having Netflix by half.

Check your current subscriptions. How many of them do you keep paying for just by force of habit? See if you can freeze some of them, if they don’t offer immediate value. You can always resume your services when you need them again.

Cover image credit: Akhil Arora/Gadgets 360

Published by eranboudjnah

A software consultant and tech lead. Passionate about optimizing as many aspects of my life as possible, to free time for what really matters.

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