Cord Cut Stories November 25, 2016

expiredCut the cord w/ Mohu’s Leaf 50 Indoor Amplified HDTV Antenna (Open-Box) for $28 shipped (Reg. $40)

Mohu offers its Leaf 50 Indoor Amplified HDTV Antenna in Open-Box condition for $39.99 but when you enter coupon code MOHUTHANKS at checkout it drops to just $27.99 with free shipping. As a price comparison, it’ll run you $47 brand new or around $35 refurbished from Amazon. This amplified antenna will receive over-the-air HD channels for free, including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and more. To see which channels you can expect to receive, click here. A solid HD antenna is key to any successful cord cutter setup. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars from 11,489 Amazon reviewers.

Not comfortable going the refurb route? The AmazonBasics 50-Mile Amplified Antenna is only a few dollars more.

Cord Cut Stories November 7, 2016

Cut the cord with this 1Byone 50-Mile Digital Ultra-Thin Indoor HDTV Antenna for $17 shipped (Reg. $30)

US-Teck (99.8% Positive feedback from 11,000+) via eBay offers the 1Byone 50-Mile Digital Ultra-Thin Indoor HDTV Antenna for $16.99 shipped. That’s $13 less than Amazon and the lowest we can find for it. This is one of the first steps you can take to finally cut the cord! This antenna receives free High Definition TV broadcast signals such as ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, The CW, and PBS and it supports 1080p HD. With the flat design it can be easily hidden from view behind a picture, bookshelf or television. It’s the best seller in its category at Amazon where it received 4.1/5 stars from over 900 Amazon shoppers. 

Cord Cut Stories October 19, 2016

VUDU in attempt to compete with Amazon, iTunes, Netflix and the rest is now offering a digital streaming service with select full length (ad-supported) digital movies, TV shows and more for free. Aside from the ads in the videos, the only catch is that you’ll have to create a login to access the library of content. Also, it will ask you for credit card info if you plan on making purchases, but you can skip that step if you want.

A few good titles that are available for free are “School of Rock,” “True Grit,” “The Magnificent Seven,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Mad Max,” “Star Trek Nemesis,” “The Walking Dead,” and many more. This new program is a smart move by the Walmart owned company to generate revenue from older content and potentially attract new customers that may end up buying or renting premium content. Vudu is accessible from the web and via downloadable app for iOS and Android. Also you can watch on most smart TVs, Roku, and Chromecast.

We still have a rare 25% discount on a year of Hulu’s streaming service for $6/month or $72/year expand full story

Cord Cut Stories November 10, 2015

StatGearTools offers its Surviv-All hunting/camping knife (Full Tang 440 Stainless) for $44.99, but code SURVIVE will drop the total to $26.99 shipped. That’s $18 under the original listing, $13 below Amazon and the best we can find. It has a rubber handle with steel pommel, fire starter rod, cord cutter, paracord handle strap, and a knife sharpener. Rated 4.5/5 stars from over 50 Amazon customers.

Dick’s Sporting Goods-Pre-Black Friday sale

Dick’s Sporting Goods has kicked off its Pre-Black Friday sale with deals ranging from sports gear to fitness apparel/equipment, footwear and more. There is free shipping on most items in the sale including our picks below:

Sports Authority also kicked off its own Pre-Black Friday sale recently with deals on footwear, apparel and more, along with a preview of its upcoming Black Friday deals. You can check out all of the best deals we have seen thus far in our Black Friday hub.

Head below for the rest of today’s best sports, fitness, camping and hunting deals: expand full story

Cord Cut Stories October 5, 2015

Amazon offers the TiVo Roamio OTA HD DVR with lifetime service for $299.99 with free shipping. TiVo normally charges $49.99 for the Roamio OTA DVR box plus an additional $14.99 per month (with a 1-yr commitment) to keep it running. With this deal you pay $300 and never have to pay another dime for TiVo service. That means you’ll be forking over an additional $250 up-front, but you’ll recoup that in about 17 months by not having to pay the recurring $15 fee. This TiVo is designed to work with over-the-air HDTV antennas (Mohu/AmazonBasics are best bets).

It’ll record up to four shows at once and can store up to 75 hours of HD programming on its 500GB hard drive. It also features TiVo’s popular guide and suggestion interfaces, with unified search across TV and streaming apps including Netflix and Amazon Prime. You can even access TiVO from your iPhone or iPad with its iOS apps, but you’ll need the Stream box to actually watch TV and movies on your mobile devices. Just keep in mind that it doesn’t support cable cards.

Looking for the ultimate TV experience? TiVo’s new Bolt DVR features one-click commercial skipping. expand full story

Cord Cut Stories September 14, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box – Cut the cord w/ Mohu’s Leaf 50 Indoor HDTV amplified Antenna for $38 shipped (Reg. $70)

Today only, as its Gold Box Deal of the Day, Amazon offers the Mohu Leaf 50 Indoor HDTV amplified Antenna for $37.99 with free shipping. That’s $32 below its regular price and by far the lowest we’ve ever seen. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars from 10,094 Amazon reviews.

Leaf antennas provide free over-the-air HDTV channels without the need for expensive cable or satellite services. Quality and reception varies based on your distance from broadcast towers, but I have the less powerful Leaf 30 setup in my guest bedroom and it delivers dozens of HDTV channels. It’s also reversible with black and white sides so you can go with whichever color looks best in your room.

Setup is simple — just screw in the Mohu coax cable, plug in the USB cable and scan for available channels. That’s it. Refer to this coverage map before making your purchase to be sure your home or office is covered. Also, take a look at Mohu’s FAQ for even more information.

Learn more about cutting the cord with this handy guide.

Cord Cut Stories June 23, 2015

Earlier this month CBS announced its plans to make Showtime available as a standalone streaming service. When it launches in mid-July it’ll cost you $10.99 a month if you sign up directly through your Apple TV or other device.

But we’ve just found out that Hulu subscribers will have the opportunity to add Showtime streaming for $8.99 a month (a 20% discount). Of course, that’s in addition to their standard monthly Hulu subscription fee of $7.99. A 30-day free trial will also be available. Hulu really wants to sell its base service. So much so, that it’s eating the $2 discount to bring its subscribers this exclusive benefit.

Showtime streaming will be available for Hulu subscribers just before the July 12th premiers of Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex. expand full story

Cord Cut Stories May 1, 2015

expiredCut the cord in style by adding a TiVO Roamio OTA DVR to your setup for a one-time $300 fee

TiVo may not be as popular as it once was during the early part of this century, but the company’s gear is still one of the best ways to watch TV. Late last summer TiVo put out its Roamio OTA DVR system and since then reviewers continually called it the best over-the-air DVR system for cord cutters. However, most of the time that sentiment was followed by harsh criticism of TiVo’s monthly fees.

But now that barrier has been demolished with TiVo’s new pricing structure…

Cord Cut Stories March 9, 2015

expiredRoku’s flagship streaming media player is on sale for $77 shipped (Reg. $100)

Update (3/11 8:10am): Newegg has the refurbished Roku 3 streaming media player w/ headphones & game remote (4200XB) for $62.95 shipped. That’s $14 under the below Amazon deal and the best refurbished price we can find.

Amazon offers the Roku 3 streaming media player for $76.99 with free shipping. As a pricing comparison, we saw it drop a few dollars less during the holidays last year, but outside of that sale, today’s price is the lowest we’ve ever seen. It retails for $99.99, however it’s worth nothing Roku direct has currently dropped its price down to $79.99.

Generally considered one of the most versatile and powerful streaming players on the market, the Roku 3 features “5x faster processor, extended-range wireless,” and access to more than 1,800 channels of movies, TV shows, and more.

You can save even more on the Roku 3 if you sign up for 3 months of Sling TV.

Interested in sticking it to your cable company and cutting the cord? Check out this helpful guide.

Cord Cut Stories March 8, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box – Mohu Leaf 50 Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna: $40 shipped (Reg. $70)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering the Mohu Leaf 50 Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna for $39.99 shipped. That’s $50 under the original $90 listing, the lowest Amazon has ever offered it for, nearly $10 below our previous new listing and the best price we can find.

It features a “50-mile range to access Over-the-Air TV channels without a cable or satellite subscription”. This cord cutter will not only cut your monthly cable bills down but is multi-directional so there is no “pointing” needed, comes with a one year warranty and includes a “16 ft. high performance cable”. Be sure to check out this map for details on what to expect in terms of coverage and more details here.

This is the best selling radio antenna on Amazon and has received a 4/5 star rating from nearly 9,000 customers.

Cord Cut Stories February 12, 2015

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Sling TV is barreling down on cable TV like a freight train. Not only is this innovative service currently the best way for cord cutters to get select TV stations, but now Sling TV has landed on Fire TV and will offer free streaming devices.

When you prepay three months of Sling TV service ($60), you’ll be able to grab an Amazon Fire TV Stick ($39 value) or Roku Streaming Stick ($50 value) for free. If you’d rather get a full streaming box, then you can also opt to save 50% on an Amazon Fire TV ($99 value) or Roku 3 ($100 value).

Here’s how Amazon is handling the promo:

  1. Sign up for your subscription on the Sling TV website and prepay three months of Sling TV service.
  2. After signing up, you will receive a promotion code that can be used for $50 off Amazon Fire TV or a free Fire TV Stick.
  3. Copy the promotional code, go to www.amazon.com/redeemslingtvoffer, and add one Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick to your shopping cart.
  4. Proceed to check out. Paste or enter the promotional code in the “Enter a gift card or promotion code” field, click the ‘Apply’ button and complete your order.
  5. When your device arrives, simply plug it in, connect to the internet, and start enjoying instantly.

We haven’t heard any specific instructions from Roku as to how you can redeem its offer, but you should be able to simply sign up via Sling.

Looking to learn more about Sling TV? Head over to our complete coverage of this cord cutters dream. Or maybe your hesitant to commit to three months of service? Sling TV is currently offering a free seven-day trial of its service for those interested in taking a look first.

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Cord Cut Stories December 20, 2014

expiredCord cutters! Amazon Gold Box – up to 44% Off Select AmazonBasics HDTV Antennas, deals from $20

Today only, as one of its Bonus Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers up to 44% off select AmazonBasics HDTV antennas.

Quit sending a good chunk of your monthly paycheck to cable companies. These indoor antennas will give you free access to dozens of HDTV channels including ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and Fox. Of course, channel availability will depend on your location so be sure to review these DTV reception maps before making your purchase.

Today’s deal includes two different antennas: a 35-mile range for $19.99 and an Amplified 50-mile range version for $39.99. Both models are at their best prices ever so you can’t go wrong either way. Opt for the amplified version if you’re farther from a broadcast tower.

These antennas really do work. Over 3,200 Amazon reviewers rate them 4 out of 5 stars.

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