5 minute read, By: Erika Nesto
With cases on the rise, many of us are slowly but surely becoming homebodies. Finding joy in contactless activities is becoming a huge priority again.
What does this mean for events coming up this spring, like Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, graduations and birthdays? While not being able to meet in person may seem disappointing at first, there are other ways to look at it. There are many fantastic subscriptions that can be ordered and delivered virtually within seconds. Gifting online gives you and your loved one a unique opportunity to cut down on waste. Giftwrap, tape, mail delays, and added stress can all be avoided by giving a subscription. Not only will your loved one appreciate it, but the environment will, too.
Here’s a roundup of the leading subscription services as well as the biggest deals and promotions that are going on this spring. Buckle up!
If you’ve never heard of Netflix… We’re only slightly worried about you. Netflix is a global streaming service that offers a variety of the most popular television shows, movies, documentaries, anime, cartoons and more.
So, what’s the best way to give it away aws a gift? Check out Groupon for the latest Netflix deals, sales, coupons and promotional codes this holiday season.
Sign up info
Netflix has a great how-to sign up guide with steps based on your platform whether it be Android, PC, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Smart TV, Streaming Media Players or a Set-top box.
The New York Times is an American, daily newspaper based in New York City with worldwide subscribers. They share information in the form of breaking news, US news, world news, live news, investigations, opinion pieces, photos and videos from the best and brightest journalists.
The New York Times has some major gift options and cost slashes this year:
- $49 $25 for 3 months
- $98 $40 for 6 months
- $195 $75 for 12 months
You also can qualify for 50% off of your first year. They also have a special offer running that allows unlimited access to all of the journalism they offer for $1/week (originally $4.25) billed as $4 every 4 weeks for a year (originally $17 every 4 weeks.)
Sign up info
Here’s their detailed breakdown of each subscription type and how to access each.
Udemy is an online learning marketplace with over 183,000 courses and 40 million attendees. Students can learn programming, business, marketing, data science and more.
Udemy courses vary in price tag and some are available entirely for free. For those who do come with a price tag, however, there are often discounts available totaling between $10 to $20 dollars. Many discounts even end up being 10% the total ticket price. However, to access the courses, one must have a subscription. The Personal Plan costs $30/month (after a 7 day free trial) and gives learners access to over 5,000 courses.
Sign up info
- Click Sign Up at the Udemy home page.
- Choose whether or not you wish to receive marketing emails from Udemy
- Click “Sign up” to officially create your account.
You must also choose a subscription plan.
4. Apple TV+
Apple TV+ is a fairly new subscription streaming service in comparison to some of its competitors. It’s available to be played on boxes, sticks, smart TV, iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV. Apple TV+ streams all Apple originals which feature award-winning movie series, documentaries, dramas and family-friendly content for kids.
Apple offers 3 months of Apple TV+ when customers buy an apple device. Users also get to try out the product with a complimentary 7-day trial with a monthly subscription of only $4.99 per month. Further, customers can bundle Apple TV+ with up to five other Apple services (Music, Arcade, iCloud+, Apple News+, and Apple Fitness) for plans starting at $15/month.
Sign up info
- Visit tv.apple.com in Safari, Chrome, or Firefox.
- Sign in with your Apple ID.
- Click on "Start Your Free Trial."
- Follow the steps and enter your credit card information if required, then confirm your subscription.
Programming on ESPN+ includes exclusive hundreds of MLB and NHL games, UFC events, college sports (including basketball, football and nearly a dozen other sports from 20 conferences), top domestic and international soccer (Bundesliga, Serie A, FA Cup, MLS, Copa Del Rey, EFL Championship, Carabao Cup, and Eredivisie) and more. Users get to see exclusive sports content, fights and live games.
A way to save on ESPN+ is to pay for their annual plan or bundle option. On a month-to-month basis, ESPN+ costs $5.99 per month. With the annual plan the full $49.99 plan works out to be $4.16 per month which adds up to saving around $22 per year. Further, through bundling you can access ESPN+ with two other streaming platforms for $12.99 per month.
Sign up info
- Visit the ESPN+ splash page.
- Click the button labeled Sign Up Now.
- Log in with your ESPN.com account. If you don't have an account, you can click Sign Up link to create one. You can also login with Facebook if you prefer.
- Enter your payment information, including credit card and billing information, or choose to link to PayPal. Click Buy ESPN+.
- Check the information to make sure it is correct, and that you have selected the correct plan for you. ESPN+ will show you how much you will be billed, and when it will renew.
You will see a Success page if everything is done correctly.
Click "Get Started" to start watching ESPN+ as part of your free trial.
The Wrap Up
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