Cut your TV viewing costs with our cash-saving tips as Netflix hikes prices

IT’S to-telly outrageous!

I can’t believe Netflix is hiking its prices again.

From next month, standard plans will increase from £8.99 to £9.99 a month.

That’s an extra £12 per year that most of us have not budgeted for.

Want to fight back?

Here are some screen-savers that might help . . . 

NO-SPEND MONTH: Many of us are attempting no-spend January, and it’s a good idea.

Pause a premium TV subscription such as Netflix for a month and you’ve almost incorporated the price hike.

It’s a challenge but it’s made easier thanks to the likes of All 4, ITV Hub and My5 adding previously archived series to their services for free during lockdown.

FREE FLIX: Towards the end of 2020, Netflix sneakily created a few freebies that lots of people don’t know about.

Head to for first episodes of Stranger Things, Love Is Blind, Our Planet and even the new Boss Baby series.

Of course, you could also trial another service for free, such as Amazon Prime’s 30-day trial.

DOUBLE DOWN: Sharing is caring, and if you weren’t aware, Netflix has a premium plan at £13.99 for four accounts — double the standard plan — streaming on four screens, which is perfect for four members of your family, social bubble or no social bubble, right?

A shared cost of £3.50 per month each.

PHONE HOME: Lots of people are unaware that their mobile phone plan might have a freebie entertainment deal.

Some EE contracts come with six months’ free access to the BT Sport app, where you can see live games.

If you’re with O2, add Disney+ to your contract for £5.99 a month and O2 will take £2 off your bill each time, which makes it £3.99 — or over six months, a £10 (£12, surely? Queried) saving.

Deal of day

THERE’S still time to bag a sweet-smelling bargain at this weekend.

A bottle of Roberto Cavalli (75ml) is £29.99, down from £67, until Sunday.

SAVE: £37.01

Cheap treat

ENJOY a home-made curry for less with Sharwoods sauces down to 95p at Tesco when you scan your Clubcard.

Usually £1.25 each.

SAVE: 30p

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Top swap

INSTEAD of paying £30 for this pack of two honeycomb cushions from, buy two of these similar cushions from, where they are £5 each.

SAVE: £20

Hols from £9.50

HOLS From £9.50 are back.

With more than 150 holiday parks across the UK and Europe to choose from, there is sure to be just the break you are looking for.

The next round begins tomorrow – so make sure you pick up your paper.

Shop & save

GRAB a kilo bag of red onions at Morrisons for just 65p, reduced from £1.

SAVE: 35p


TWISTER Wraps at KFC are half-price until Sunday ifordered via the app’s Rewards & Offers section, down from £3.99 to £1.99.


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