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Old 06-24-2016, 06:53 PM   #1
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What paid subscriptions do you have?

Digital subscriptions, that is....

Today, after years of conscientiously limiting myself to 15 free NY Times articles a month (when logged in to their site) I finally caved and signed up for their "basic" plan (with a promo: the first 8 weeks free and $1.88/week for a year after that; cancel anytime). Yes, I know you can Google the title of an article and view it free and clear, but frankly, I'm worn down. I just want to view articles from the convenience of Twitter/FB/any other link and not have to weigh whether or not they go toward my monthly allocation. Plus, ageing. I feel like I'm old enough to splurge and spend a little coin on some digital subscriptions.

So here's what I pay for in the digital realm, and I'd love to hear what others subscribe to:

  • NY Times digital access - $1.88/week (when that kicks in)
  • YouTube Red (love the lack of commercials and downloading/offline features) - $13.14/month (iOS version)
  • Amazon Prime - $99/year now (right?)
  • Evernote (Plus plan) - $24.99/year
  • Dashlane (password app that syncs across PCs and mobile devices) - $19.99/year
  • HP Ink - $3.14/month (I'm gonna count this a being in the digital realm; 50 printed pages a month, unused sheets rollover to the next month, ink shipped automatically. I have high-schoolers and am still weighing the merits of this...)
  • BackBlaze (cloud backup) - $99/every two years
BTW, I don't have a cable package; only OTA TV and internet, and no Netflix or Hulu either.
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:02 PM   #2
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:05 PM   #3
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:33 PM   #4
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I forget.....
Well, you better start remembering if you were paying for them with your Costco Amex card.
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:36 PM   #5
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Used to have WSJ Weekend edition but I let it lapse when we went to FL last winter and haven't missed it much.
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:50 PM   #6
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Tivo
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No magazines (digital or print). No newpapers.

For the NYTimes firewall - and our local paper firewall... Once I hit the monthly quota I use a different browser. A family member ran for local office recently - and I kept hitting the quota for the local paper due to my google alerts on the other candidates. I learned the 2nd/3rd/4th browser trick pretty quickly.

Fortunately, we have some great local online newsites and I visit those daily... for free.
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:54 PM   #7
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:55 PM   #8
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:05 PM   #10
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RTE Player International (will cancel when I've finished watching a specific series)
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:14 PM   #11
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Netfix (for four - $12.99/mo)
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Comcast Cable (DW use 99% of time)
Houston Chronicle - delivered 5 days per week (DW 100%)
Handyman Mag - $12.99/yr (me)
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:31 PM   #12
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:34 PM   #13
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Does the question include cable and internet

If so, then that is all I have... I am not interested in paying for any content etc.... I have read a few articles in the NYT, but I thought there was a limit of 10... and I have never hit that in any month...

As for Netflix or any of the other streaming companies, I already have way more content with Dish than I can watch.... no need to buy more...
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:59 PM   #14
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Active Advantage (for race entries and gear discounts)
Consumer Reports (buying car and baby stuff this year)
Bicycling magazine
Wine Spectator (gift)
WSJ

That's basically it.
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Old 06-24-2016, 10:46 PM   #17
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Here is our list, with prices of some of things we subscribe to.

Netfix (8.99 unless they increased it)
Kiplingers Mag (free)
Handyman Mag ($6.00)
Money Mag.
Health Mag
Real Simple Mag ($5.00)
O Mag (free)
Art & America
Family Circle (free)
Digital Photo (free)
Popular Photography (free)
Weight Watchers (free)
Afar Mag (600 mileage points)
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Old 06-25-2016, 12:19 AM   #18
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I do not have any paid subscriptions. I have a few magazines I monitor via RegTag, that are free. ValueLine is the most recent that has value to me, and I do not have time to read it...

If I need a article from a website, I click the link in an "incognito window". It brings up the article sans cookies. And it works.

An alternative is to delete the cookies from that site in your browser, or open up a different browser (chrome vs. IE vs. FireFox)

I do have Amazon Prime and a DirectTV.
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I have not had a paid subscription to anything for many years. I don't plan to start any time soon.
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