$50 Gift Card Giveaway: Could You Give Up Cable TV in Your Home?

Sheri Reed
Home & Garden


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Recently I read J.D.'s post How I Cut My Television Bill in Half over on Get Rich Slowly. Essentially, his family cut back to basic cable channels only.

And I began to wonder... could our family give up cable television?




When I thought about our cable TV usage and dug deep on this question, I realized I wasn't ready to give it up.

Cable TV is not really serving my own viewing needs anymore since I watch my three TV shows online now (LOST, Grey's Anatomy, and 30 Rock). I like to watch them when it's convenient for me, and I'm too cheap frugal to get a DVR.

But I realized cable TV does lend to an important part of my sanity. While my kids aren't glued to our TV every second and I send them outside to play as much as possible, there are those times, like way way too early on Saturday morning, when TV earns me a good hour of peace and quiet. And as most moms will attest, that's priceless.

So for now, we're keeping cable TV for the kids. But really, I guess, we're keeping it for me.


To enter to win the $50 Target Gift Card, answer me this...

+++ Could you give up cable TV? Why or why not?


The rules...

One mom who reply to this post with a comment by 11:59pm (EST) on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, will be chosen at random to receive a $50 Target Gift Card*. Only your first comment counts as an entry.

*No Purchase Necessary. Starts March 30, 2009, at 6am EST and ends April 1, 2009, at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. residents, 16 years and older, who are CafeMom members. Void where prohibited. Click here for Official Rules.


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