With shows like "The Mandalorian" and movies like "Frozen 2", Disney + has quickly become an unmissable streaming service. However, with Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu, adding another subscription-based service can get expensive, but there are ways to cut costs.
There are several ways you can save money on a Disney + subscription. Even if you're already a paying Disney + subscriber, it's worth exploring the deals currently available as you could save a few bucks on the recurring cost.
The deals below won't last forever though, so check them out and take advantage of one of them right away if it saves you money. That way, you can enjoy "Hamilton" and other great shows and movies that visit the streaming service later this year without breaking the bank.
: Get a Year Free with Verizon Fios
In the Market for a New Cable or Internet Subscription or Both? If you purchase an eligible bundle from Verizon Fios, you can qualify for one year Disney + for free. Available packages include two-year commitments for either Triple Play (TV, Internet and Home Phone) or Double Play (TV and Internet), as well as standalone Internet data plans at speeds of 50/50 Mbps or higher.
When the Fios installation is complete, you will receive an email with a link with instructions to sign up for a Disney + account through My Verizon or the My Fios app. But you want to act fast – the deal ends August 31, 2020.
No matter which subscription you choose, you can only have one subscription per Verizon account. But since Disney + supports up to four simultaneous streams for up to 10 different compatible devices, you can share your account with family members. After a year, the service will be billed at $ 6.99 per month.
If you have a Disney + subscription through Verizon, you must cancel before using the deal. If you have one through Disney, it will be interrupted or canceled to get the free year. If you want the Disney + / Hulu / ESPN + bundle (see below), you can get it through Disney and the $ 6.99 per month will be deducted from the total for the duration of the promotion. For more specific details, see the terms and conditions of the promotion.
Method 2: Get a year free with Verizon Wireless
Do you already have home internet? You may also qualify for the Verizon deal above if you have or sign up for one or more of Verizon Wireless & # 39; unlimited plans or the 5G Home Internet plan. The details are much the same as in the promotion of Fios, but you can check the FAQs on the Verizon Wireless site for more information.
Method 3: Bundle It Up With Hulu & ESPN +
Another great way to save money is to take advantage of Disney's streaming service bundle, which Includes Disney +, ESPN + and Hulu. The standard prices for Disney +, ESPN +, and the lower Hulu plan are usually $ 6.99, $ 4.99, and $ 5.99 per month, respectively. That's $ 17.97 per month if you pay separately.
If you opt for a Hulu subscription with ads, you only pay $ 12.99 per month, which saves you nearly $ 5 per month if everything is bought separately. The bundle is also available with Hulu without ads, which increases the price to $ 18.99 a month, again, about a difference of $ 5.
You can also use the same bundle with Hulu + Live TV, one of the best cord cutting products; the price goes up to $ 61.99, but again, you save almost $ 5 a month. Earn that $ 67.99 a month and you can get all that plus Hulu without ads. More information about these promotions can be found on Hulu's site
Alternatively, instead of getting the bundle through Hulu, you can get it directly from Disney to get. If you're not a sports fan and can't use ESPN +, the bundle will even break what you'd pay separately for Disney + and Hulu. The only advantage then is that you consolidate accounts, and you always have ESPN + if guests want to check it out.
Method 4: Use Rakuten to Get Some Money Back
Rakuten helps you find digital coupons for products and services, and it shares the connected revenue it generates with your purchases online through referral links.
When using the app or desktop extension, you can currently get $ 12.50 back in cash when you sign up for a Disney + annual subscription. If you use the app to sign up for the Disney +, Hulu, and ESPN + bundle, you'll get $ 10 cash back instead. And you get $ 1 to sign up for just a Disney + monthly subscription. ( These deals don't work if you shop through Hulu's website instead of Disney's.)
As a bonus, when you first use Rakuten, you get a $ 10 welcome bonus after you hit $ 25 or have spent more within 90 days via the Rakuten referral links.
Method 5: Save Money With An Annual Subscription
Disney + Offers A Rare Payment Plan For Subscription-Based Streaming Video Services: An Opportunity To Pay For A Year At A Time . If you choose to buy 12 months in advance, it will cost you $ 69.99 instead of $ 83.88, which basically makes two months free. And using method 4, you can get $ 12.50 cash back from Rakuten for even more savings.
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