I have a problem with starting up internet subscriptions and then forgetting I have them or forgetting to shut off auto-renew.
My wife and I went on a hunt for subscription savings and found over $850 a month savings starting this month.
No wonder I was broke.
I bet I’m not alone on this.
Subscriptions are insidious.
Start by checking your bank and credit cards for a list of subscriptions hitting your accounts then seek out each site/app and use the cancel button.
I forget them too, but usually I have email notifications (and my account balance) to have them in check. But yeah, they are insidious…
I just have Spotify as a subscription.
Are you saying you were paying $850 a month for internet related subscriptions? Or did I misunderstand?
Yes @everhopeful . My starlink cost $175 plus I had adobe and TradingView and a mess of other subscriptions running that sucked around $850 monthly out of my account for about a year because I never bothered to check my accounts and get hard nosed about where I should deploy that money. What a waste. I’m so frustrated but at least now it’s been caught.
I have a family calendar app. Every time I sign up for a subscription of any kind, I enter into the calendar the date to cancel and the renewal date with reminders before that date. No surprises that way.
I just signed up for Paramount+ to watch the Super Bowl…
…Hope I don’t forget to cancel this subscription
So smart @CoCo . So organized. Occasional disorganized thinking is in my soup mix.
My guess is that alot of these subscription services count on the fact that people forget they’re signed up. That’s why limited-time free subscription deals require payment information so that once the free subscription is over, they can start charging and hope the person forgets they’re signed up.
Just do it now. Usually you keep the month you paid for and the subscription wont renew the next month.
Thats what I do with Ubereat and Doordash
Though now if its a trial they cancel right away. It sucks as before it wasn’t like that, you kept the benefits if trial is cancelled.
And then there’s how they bury deep the link you need to get to cancel. The worse is Sirius Radio. Hostpapa and photoleap are nasty.
I just have an Apple Music subscription at 5.99€ a month.
I used to have newspaper subscriptions but I cancelled those.
Very smart @CoCo. I’m going to start instituting that.
Internet subscription cancelations in the US are the worst. There needs to be federal legislation about this issue.
Same thing in Canada @SkinnyMe . Most Internet subscriptions are just a money grab. For those of us with disorganized thinking and other things on our minds, plus so many of us just trying to scrape by financially, I think we are most hard hit of any group battling Internet subscription (theft).
There should be laws against burying cancellation links
I only have spotify and Netflix. I don’t pay anything. The spotify my friends pays and the Netflix is in the Virgin Media package (cable TV) and thats £90 a month for all the channels/Netflix, internet and landline package. The £90 is split between 2 other people so I only pay £30 a month. Well worth it.