Does anybody else have a subscription addiction?

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.

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I forget them too, but usually I have email notifications (and my account balance) to have them in check. But yeah, they are insidious…

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I just have Spotify as a subscription.

Are you saying you were paying $850 a month for internet related subscriptions? Or did I misunderstand?

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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.

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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.

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I just signed up for Paramount+ to watch the Super Bowl…

…Hope I don’t forget to cancel this subscription :sleepy:

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So smart @CoCo . So organized. Occasional disorganized thinking is in my soup mix.

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I’m glad you caught it.

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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.

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Exactly @Moonbeam !!!

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Just do it now. Usually you keep the month you paid for and the subscription wont renew the next month.

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Thats what I do with Ubereat and Doordash

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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.

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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.

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I just have an Apple Music subscription at 5.99€ a month.

I used to have newspaper subscriptions but I cancelled those.

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Very smart @CoCo. I’m going to start instituting that.

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Internet subscription cancelations in the US are the worst. There needs to be federal legislation about this issue.

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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).

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There should be laws against burying cancellation links

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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.

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