I apologize for the short post, but I wanted to point out a stupid lesson I learned last week.  After the 150th commercial bragging about $99 for phone, internet and tv service, I lost it.  I called up my cable company asking, “why the hell was I paying $150 with no phone service!?”

The very nice customer service rep, explained that I had “the silver package” which included HBO, my DVR box, and then the last variable is what got me…channels 100 through 199!  I have literally never turned them on.  I don’t even know what the heck they are.

Well, by simply downgrading to the bronze package and then picking up HBO (the wife and I are addicted to Big Love, Entourage, etc.) we saved $30 bucks a month.  Is it a ridiculous amount of money? Absolutely not, but it was being wasted on channels I have never even watched!  Additionally, I finally looked into a balanced plan from my gas and electricity.  Will this save me money? No,  but at least I will be able to budget for it better.

I eventually want to cancel HBO which is $20 or so bucks a month, but we have one more episode of big love lol.  How much have a wasted over the past 18 or so months by having these channels? Damn it that is the part that kills me.  Just money out the window, not a crazy amount, but it will bother the hell out of me for a while.

Has anyone taken advantage of those $99 deals? Does it really come out to $99?