With so many addicting shows on TV today, it’s hard to say no to cable when moving into an apartment. But the good news is, you can still all of your favorite programs and sporting events without spending an arm and a leg on the monthly bill. Rent.com has all of the tips and tricks to help you save money on your cable bill.

Stick to the Basics

Instead of the complicated, pricey cable packages, opt for the bare minimum. Because most of the time, that’s all you’ll need. The standard deals usually give you the most popular network channels at a fairly low price. And if you don’t have a certain channel that you want, well, that’s what Netflix is for! It’s the perfect place for catching up on shows or movies that you might not be able to see without cable.

Take Advantage of Deals

Many cable companies offer new members special packages and deals so that they purchase cable through them. But most of the time, current members can take advantage of these special deals as well. Call your cable company about every six months to see if there are any promotions that you can use to save money on your bill.


Most of the time, the cable company will let you bundle cable, Internet and phone services all for one low price. This way, it’s one bill instead of three separate ones. And if you don’t need phone services, you can eliminate that element of the package, saving you even more green.


If you find that you can no longer afford the monthly price of cable, call the cable company. Most of the time, they’re going to offer you a lower price because that’s much better than you dropping their services altogether. The worst thing that they can say is no.