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Mar 11

4 Ways to Get Movies for Free

Almost everyone has cable or satellite TV, but not everyone has access to the newest movies. Those channels can definitely get a bit expensive, but even if you’re on a budget, you can still enjoy them. You just have to take a look at all the ways to get free movies.

Ask About Special Offers

Ask About Special Offers

Ask About Special Offers

 

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If you don’t ask, you’ll never know, right? Often when you sign up with a new cable or satellite provider, you receive special deals as incentive. Free trial subscriptions to premium movie channels are a very popular bonus. Check out DirectTVDeal.com, for example, to see if you receive a free trial to all the premium channels. This isn’t uncommon and generally lasts a good three months, if not more. Some companies only offer trials to the top channels, but since it really depends on the provider, it’s definitely worth asking.

Look for Messages About Free Previews

Look for Messages About Free Previews

Look for Messages About Free Previews

 

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Actually, cable and satellite providers offer plenty of incentives, all in the hopes that you’ll pay for a premium subscription. Every few months, many companies advertise free preview weekends. This is not just an excellent way to enjoy free movies, but it will also let you see whether a subscription is right for you. Tape some movies or cable series and specials, just to see if you like them. If you spend the entire free preview weekend gorging on the newest movies and the hottest cable shows, you never know. You might want your own subscription instead of waiting.

Pay Attention to Pay-Per-View Specials

Pay Attention to Pay-Per-View Specials

Pay Attention to Pay-Per-View Specials

 

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You’re probably thinking that, by their very nature, pay-per-view movies aren’t free. Technically speaking, that’s true—or at least it’s true most of the time. On many occasions, however, primarily during the weekends, cable and satellite companies offer you great deals. Like your favorite shoe stores and grocery deals, they give you BOGO opportunities. For instance, you may rent three movies, then get the fourth one free. Don’t limit yourself to new movies, either; there are usually selections dating back decades. While the latest movies that have just come out on DVD are definitely available, classic favorites are on offer too.

Check Out On-Demand Offerings

Check Out On-Demand Offerings

Check Out On-Demand Offerings

 

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Most providers now have On-Demand options as well. You can generally watch all sorts of network TV and cable movies through your On-Demand, so that’s one way to get free movies. Many times, they aren’t as censored or cut for time as they are when they’re shown on the channel, either. Depending on your subscriptions and current deals, you can also watch premium movies. Even if you only have a trial offer or a free weekend, start searching through the On-Demand channels and options, so you can quickly get your fill of your favorite films.

Even if you can’t enjoy free movies forever, you can still watch them quite often. Have you ever decided to pay for premium channels because of a really great trial offer or freebie weekend?

This article is written by Shaun Chatman, a prolific freelance writer who has been featured on many authority sites. In his spare time, Shaun loves playing with his two kids or his collection of gadgets.

  • Shaun Chatman

    Thank you, @Balavage for the tweet