Cutting the cord was supposed to be the answer to over-paying for cable TV. Now we have half a dozen streaming services all demanding monthly payments, and it's starting to feel like things are going backwards. The cord cutting life is becoming just as expensive as cable life ever was, but today you can eat into those costs with Hulu's Black Friday promotion featuring 12 months for just $1.99 a month. Stream the entire Hulu library and catch up on Fall TV for just $24 total over the course of the next year.

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Hulu basic subscription plan

You'll get full access to Hulu's streaming library, including both new and old shows. Catch up on fall TV you've missed or just binge watch some old favorites like Community or Seinfeld.

$1.99 a month $5.99 a month $4 a month off

This deal expires Monday, Dec. 2, so sign up while you can. The promo is meant to lure in new customers, but if you haven't subscribed to Hulu in a year or more, you should also be eligible to come back to the fold with this amazing discount. The only other customers who aren't eligible are people who already took advantage of last year's sale.

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The plan on sale here is the same as the basic Hulu plan, which usually costs $5.99 a month. That's $72 for a year compared to today's $24 total. If cutting the cord is important to you, Hulu is one of the most significant streaming services you can get. It's one of the few places you can stay caught up to network television because episodes drop as soon as they can after they air (and sometimes at the same time). The plan does include commercials, and when the first year is up it will start renewing monthly at that $5.99 price. However, you can always cancel it whenever you're done with it to avoid that. Other Hulu plans include a no-ads version for $11.99 a month and Hulu + Live TV for $44.99 amonth.

Black Friday is going to be the day for cord cutters. You'll find a ton of ways to save whether it's 50% off a 4K streaming device or a huge discount on a fancy tablet where you can binge all your shows.

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