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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Score a great price on the latest Roku device right now on Amazon. They have the Roku 3 on sale for $84.99 with free shipping.  It may seem high, but this is about the largest discount we’ll see on it all holiday season (they don’t mark them down often).

Roku is a magically little box that you hook up to your TV.  With it, you are able to watch basically anything from online, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant… the possibilities are endless.  You can even watch youtube couponing videos.

For us, it has always been our means to not having cable.  We can watch so much that we really don’t need anymore channels.  The biggest question folks always ask is what about sports.  Check out Watch ESPN and see if you are eligible to have a free account there.  You can watch almost any game on ESPN online if you are able to get an account.

We actually just upgraded to a Roku 3 this year from an older model.  There are some new features that may be worth it for you.  For us it was finally having an ethernet jack so we didn’t have to use it wirelessly (if you do use it over wifi they doubled it’s speed too) and that it’s processor was ramped up significantly.  Older models still stream the exact same content, so either way we are all watching the same things, the newer models are just watching it faster.

For some of you this is the price of one month of cable.  Think about paying that to buy this little magic box and then never paying the cable bill again.  It’s a nice thought isn’t it…


    • Cara Beth Wilson

      It looks like the WatchESPN deal is only available to college students, military personnel and people who subscribe to particular cable providers. So, to be eligible for that account I can’t get rid of my cable.

    • amywindland

      I have the older model. Love it! Lately I have noticed it is slowing on the loading and gets hung-up every once in a while. But we saved over a hundred dollars a month getting rid of cable. Don’t watch sports, so could give a flip about ESPN. Go to a bar if you want to watch sports.

    • Bill

      I hate Time Warner’s cable prices. But they would probably still be our provider for high speed internet & they would find a way to gouge us there. So how do we get local news/weather using Roku? That is probably the biggest thing that keeps people using cable tv. I hate sports…

      • EDinNC

        We get over 15 channels using a $10 rabbit -ears antenna. That gives us three local stations with news, one dedicated 24-hr weather station, 3 PBS stations, a classic/old movies station, ME-TV, and Antenna-TV. Don’t really miss cable (or the cable bill).

      • I agree with EdinNC, we get all our local channels with a small set of rabbit ears, most local channels also have sub channels are 100% weather (more than the weather channel can say now).

    • Dee

      Do you have to have accounts with Hulu/Netflix/etc in order to use this to stream?

      • Jess Jones

        Yes, you still have to have the accounts to watch Hulu/Netflix. They do have a few free apps with shows as well. Like PBC kids.

      • For movies you would need to subscribe to netflix or another service. We pay around $9 a month for ours so it’s not bad.

    • Carmen

      how do you watch youtube on the roku?

    • Elizabeth

      How do you get YouTube on the Roku? I would love to be able to access that content on our unit but have never figured out how!

      • Try adding the Plex or Playon Channel. That is how we had it. I just read a number of articles though that said in August they pulled various ways to get there so they may not work anymore??

    • Shonda MacFadyen

      Just what I was looking for!!! Questions… Do you need any special cables to hook it up? Is there a monthly fee? What do you do for your 2nd TV?
      Thanks Jenny!

      • There is no monthly fee. The only thing you would pay for monthly is any netflix or other movie service you wanted they are around $8 per month. It comes with all the cables it needs and for a second tv right now you need another box. They only work on the tv they are connected to.

    • Felicia

      Atlanta: What a deal! We’ve been tossing the idea around for months, ditched cable in August. Looks like we can also price match to Target and score additional 5% for using our RedCard, yay! Thanks –