A hot (and short-lived) incentive to try Hulu.

If you’ve been on the fence about Hulu, this might be the time to do it: This weekend, Swagbucks is offering a $28 incentive to try the $7.99-per-month television service.

Specifically: When you sign up for Hulu you’ll get 2,800 SB points, which translates to $28 worth of gift cards (or PayPal, if you prefer the cash). You could think of this as making $20, or that Swagbucks is paying for your first three-plus months of the cable TV alternative.

But wait, there’s more: If you sign up this weekend you’ll get another 300 SB in your account in May. The total, then, is $31 worth of gift card (or PayPal) power.

So how do you get a piece of the action? Two easy steps (with occasional gusts to three):


First, click this link.

Second, sign up for Hulu. The SB will hit your account the same day.

That’s it. You’re done.

Possible third step: Create a Swagbucks account if you don’t already have one. (Here’s a previous piece that explains the rewards program, which is my favorite way to earn gift cards.)

My daughter and her husband use Hulu extensively. So do I, whenever I visit: Abby will pull up shows she thinks I might enjoy. Thus far I’ve been introduced to some very enjoyable programming, such as “Jane The Virgin,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”

Abby is saving more than $100 a month by using Hulu rather than cable. The service has a lot of programs, both current and classic – plenty to keep you entertained. If you were seriously considering signing up anyway, then do so before the end of the weekend and get rewarded for it.

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  1. Lilypad

    We’ve had Hulu for a year or so, and a few months ago we started watching “Seinfeld” on it with our almost 16 year old son. It’s been so much fun introducing him to the show and reliving our own early years together—my husband and I met in 1993 and were both already fans of Seinfeld, so watched it together from then on.

    • Donna Freedman

      What an interesting perspective that must have been, re-seeing it not just for yourself but through the eyes of a teen. Hope the jokes about ’90s hair and fashion haven’t been too painful.

  2. Cable is ridiculous expensive. We pay $160 a month to watch tv and we hardly watch it. Our kids never watch tv anymore…time to bail.

  3. I can’t believe how much money people are spending on cable. I’ve never had a cable bill, so when I hear how much people are spending (above, M has reported that he spends $160 a month), I just can’t believe it!

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