SKY customers can slash their bills by almost £200 over the contract by taking advantage of a flash sale.
The network giant has cut the price of its joint Entertainment and Sports package by £10 a month to just £35 – and it’s available to existing customers.
Sky The deal will save existing customers who already have the joint packaged £180 over the contract
You’ll need to sign up to the full 18 month contract but it means that over the term customers who have already got the package will save £180 in total.
Normally, the Entertainment package costs £27 a month and the Sports deal costs £30, but a combined package is £45.
If you only pay for one of these packages then of course your bills will increase to accommodate the two.
But if you feel like you’re missing out on some key channels, then now is the time to make the most of the offer.
How to cut your Sky billsTHERE are ways you can cut costs and save hundreds without taking out a new package. We show you how:
1. Check you’re not paying twice for the same services
Sky added Netflix to its Sky Q set-top box for the first time last November. So if you only ever watch programmes on Netflix, you may want to consider cancelling your Sky TV contract as, at £5.99 a month, it’s considerably cheaper. The same goes for Amazon Prime customers who only use Sky to watch TV on demand.
2. Haggle if you want to stay with Sky
If you want to stick with Sky – or any early exit penalties mean it’s not worth switching away – try and haggle your bill down. Call Sky and say you’re unhappy with the price increase and as a loyal customer you want to know if you can get a better deal. Consumer group Which? found that Sky customers who hadn’t haggled were paying £1,050 a year on average.
3. Switch for a cheaper price
Consider whether you really need your pricey Sky television subscription. Could you make do with the 70-plus free channels offered by Freeview that come included with modern TVs?
4. Ditch your package completely
If you’re not bothered by staying with Sky but want to continue with a subscription TV service, use a comparison website, such as BroadbandChoices or uSwitch, to check if you can switch and save.
The deal is also available to new customers but before committing it’s worth checking which channels you’ll actually watch to see whether the offer is actually worth it.
The package features over 300 channels including Sky Atlantic which means you’ll be ready to catch the final season of Game of Thrones when it starts in April.
Plus footie fans will be able to catch the rest of the Premier League season on Sky Sports.
Anyone who takes out the offer will get a Sky Q box which lets you watch telly using the service across more than one TV in your home, as well as supporting streaming service Spotify.
But the deal won’t be available for long as the offer comes to an end on March 24 – that’s this Sunday.
Existing customers won’t be charged an early exit fee either if they want to change contracts mid-term.
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New Sky customers can apply for the deal online, while existing bill payers will need register over the phone by calling 0333 759 4678.
The offer is welcome news to Sky customers who are already facing price hikes of £42 a year from next month.
Sky isn’t the only provider to be upping prices – millions of EE customers will be hit with a 2.7 per cent mobile bill rise from March 31 – adding up to £11.30 a year.
While 02 and Three Mobile are hiking bills by up to £10.50 a year from April and May respectively.
Sky to hike prices for millions of customers by £42 a year
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