Save on your subscriptions with Trim
Cost: Free 14-day trial with $99 annual subscription
As we practiced social distancing and quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic, we gravitated toward streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and Disney+. As a result, spending on those services went up 24% since the start of the pandemic, accounting for $47 per month on streaming services.
What’s more, about half of U.S. consumers (49%) subscribe to four streaming services, with 13% saying they use seven or more.
If you’re getting value out of all of those streaming services, keep on watching them. However, chances are you’re only using one or two to their fullest potential — which could provide an opportunity for you to save.
Enter Trim, which analyzes your spending patterns to find ways to take action and save you money. The tool helps you cancel those old subscriptions. If, for example, you signed up for Disney+ to watch Hamilton and have been letting it collect dust ever since, Trim can help you finally...well, trim that cost.
Streaming services aren’t the only thing Trim helps you save money on, either. It will also negotiate your cable, internet and medical bills for you and work with your bank to waive interest charges and get refunds on fees. In other words, it takes the hassle out of talking with customer service reps for hours on end.
Trim users can contribute to a high-yield savings account, with a 4% annualized bonus on the first $2,000 deposited.