I don’t usually share too many deals, probably less than five a year. It’s rare that I feel that a deal is worth sharing and it won’t be sold out before you get a chance to read it. (I apologize to my mail subscribers, but this may be delivered too late. I’m working on making the subscriptions work faster.)
If you saw the Super Bowl, you may have noticed that there’s yet another new streaming service, Paramount Plus. It’s a rebrand of the CBS All Access with some new content. I hadn’t been very interested because I don’t watch a lot of CBS, but I noticed there’s some Nickelodeon content for the kids. They are excited about a new SpongeBob movie on the service.
The last thing I need is another streaming service bill to add to Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, and Amazon Prime (which we use mostly for the free shipping). We’re looking to get rid of some streaming services to possibly add HBO Max in the future. However, we got Disney+ on a 3-year deal ($140 for three years – $3.88/mo) and Hulu on a 1-year deal ($2/mo.).
The latest deal for Paramount Plus is in line with those deals. If you sign up for CBS All Access (today is the last day) and use the promo code PARAMOUNTPLUS, you’ll get a year of Paramount Plus (it will switch over tomorrow) for $30. That’s ad-supported, but still a price of $2.50 a month. I figure that the SpongeBob movie in the theaters would generally cost the family at least $30, so it’s almost like getting everything else free.
I signed up myself for it last night and the process was very easy. Now, I can finally watch the last season of The Big Bang Theory that I missed… except that I can’t. It turns out that the CBS show was not on CBS All Access (perhaps CBS Some Access would have been better). The good news is that when we move on from Netflix and get HBO Max, it’ll be waiting there for me to binge.