With shows like “The Mandalorian” and films like “Frozen 2,” Disney + is fast becoming a must-have streaming service. However, with Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu, adding other subscription-based services can be expensive – but there are ways to cut costs.
There are several ways you can save money on a Disney + subscription. Even if you already pay Disney + customers, it’s a good idea to explore the offers that are out there, because you can reduce a few dollars from recurring fees.
However, the transactions listed below won’t last forever, so check and take advantage of one immediately if it saves you money. That way, you can enjoy “Hamilton” and other great shows and films that hit streaming services later this year without breaking the bank.
Get One Year Free with Verizon Fios
On the market for a new cable or internet subscription or both? If you buy an eligible bundle from Verizon Fios, you can qualify for one year Disney + for free. Available packages include a two-year commitment to Triple Play (TV, internet and landline) or Double Play (TV and internet), as well as a standalone internet data plan at speeds of 50/50 Mbps or higher.
When the Fios installation is complete, you will get an email that includes a link with instructions for registering a Disney + account through My Verizon or the My Fios application. But you want to act fast – the agreement ends on 31 August 2020.
Whatever package you choose, you can only have one subscription per Verizon account. But because Disney + supports up to four simultaneous streams for up to 10 different compatible devices, you can share your account with family members. After one year, you will be billed $ 6.99 per month for this service.
If you have a Disney + subscription through Verizon, you must cancel before using the agreement. If you have it through Disney, it will be paused or canceled to get a free year. If you want the Disney + / Hulu / ESPN + bundle (see below), you can get it through Disney, and $ 6.99 per month will be deducted from the total for the duration of the promotion. For more specific details, see the promotion conditions.
Get One Year Free with Verizon Wireless
Already have internet at home? You can also qualify for the Verizon agreement above when you have or register for one or more Verizon Wireless unlimited packages or the 5G Home Internet package. The details are almost the same as the Fios promotion, but you can check the FAQ on the Verizon Wireless site for more info.
Bundle with Hulu & ESPN +
Another great way to save money is to use the Disney streaming service bundle, which includes Disney +, ESPN +, and Hulu. Standard prices for Disney +, ESPN +, and lower-level Hulu packages are typically $ 6.99, $ 4.99 and $ 5.99, respectively. That’s $ 17.97 per month if paid separately.
If you choose to subscribe to Hulu with advertisements, you only pay $ 12.99 per month, saving almost $ 5 every month if everything is purchased separately. This bundle is also available with Hulu without advertising, which increases the price to $ 18.99 per month, again, around the $ 5 difference.
You can also use the same bundle as Hulu + Live TV, which is one of the best cable cutting products; the price goes up to $ 61.99, but again, you save almost $ 5 per month. Earn $ 67.99 per month, and you can get all of that plus Hulu without ads. More information about this promotion can be found on the Hulu website.
Or, instead of getting a bundle through Hulu, you can get it directly from Disney. If you are not a sports fan and do not use ESPN +, this bundle is enough to break even with what you will pay for Disney + and Hulu separately. The only benefit then is that you consolidate the bill, plus you always have ESPN + if guests want to watch it.
Use Rakuten to Get Money Back
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Currently, when using a desktop application or extension, you can get $ 12.50 in cash when you register for the annual Disney + subscription. If you use the application to register for the Disney +, Hulu, and ESPN + packages, you will get $ 10 in return instead. And you get $ 1 for registering for just a Disney + monthly subscription. (This deal will not work if you shop through the Hulu website and not from Disney.)
As a bonus, if this is your first time using Rakuten, you get a $ 10 welcome bonus after you spend $ 25 or more in 90 days through the Rakuten referral link.
Save Money with Annual Subscriptions
Disney + offers a rare payment package for subscription-based video streaming services: the opportunity to pay for one year at a time. If you choose to buy 12 months in advance, you will be charged $ 69.99 instead of $ 83.88, which basically makes two months free. And when used with Method 4, you can get back $ 12.50 in cash from Rakuten for even more savings.