Budget hack: Replace Netflix, Hulu and more with free subscriptions
Winter is just about here, and you might be looking to save some cash while staying entertained as the days get shorter and chillier. Luckily, you can swap out many of the services you pay for -- including Netflix, Hulu, Apple Music, DoorDash and Grubhub -- for free alternatives. The free choices may not get you the exact same thing, but can often get you pretty close, especially if you're one of the millions of people whose employment has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and you're looking to cut costs where you can.
Many of these free services operate with ads, unlike their paid counterparts. And the streaming services won't let you download stuff to watch or listen to offline. But some have decent free trials and deals that you can take advantage of now.
Here's how to replace all of the services you pay for with free ones.