Summer is in full swing, as is my quest to cobble together an over the top (OTT) sports package without a cable/satellite TV contract. I’m not alone in this quest, as the cumulative amount of Cord Cutters and Cord Nevers is expected to reach 81 millon people by 2021.
So you’re finally thinking about Cutting the TV Cord, or maybe you’ve Cut the Cord already and you’re searching for ways to catch more content- You’ve come to the right place.
Our family ditched Pay TV more than 2 years ago and could not be happier. Every week, more and more content goes ‘a la carte’, where you can choose whatever you want to watch via a Smart TV device like a Roku box without buying a $100 per month cable or satellite package.
So where to get started?
(link to my other Cord Cutting guide posts)
First, let’s talk about College Football.
I posted last year that my experience with CBS College Sports Live was a bummer, as I could not get it to work on my Roku Boxes or Roku TV.
Happily, it worked just fined during the 2017 Football season.
Last weekend I had a super busy Friday- I had meetings until 6PM, then I had to fetch groceries so I could feed my family and my sister’s family- who was staying over for the weekend.
Enter Instacart. A few weeks back, I saw the poster above at the local Aldi and made a mental note (actually an Evernote) to try it out next time I was ready for an Aldi run. Our Aldi is about 5 miles away from our house, so we only hit it once a month when we are in that area of town – But the trip is worth it every time. Aldi has prices that beat Costco on many items.
So Friday was the day. Test drive the combination of the savings of Aldi with the convenience of Instacart – a perfect match.
Or was it?