The Cheapskate Show

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The Cheapskate Show is your weekly guide to scoring deals and saving money. Hosts Rick Broida and Dave Johnson will bring you exclusive discounts on cool gear, compare well-known products with ultra-affordable alternatives, teach you the secrets of saving money on just about everything, and answer listener questions!

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How to stream live TV on the cheap
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On this week's Cheapskate Show, we kick things off by talking about ways you can save money on live TV streaming video services. Some of the services we discussed include: Pluto Philo Also, here's 10 ways to save money on streaming.   Rick talked about his experience with the Wyze Band and Amazfit Bip S. You can read more about them here: Get the new Amazfit Bip S smartwatch for $63 Wyze Band hands-on: This $25 fitness tracker is light on your wallet, but also on features   Finally, in this week's listener question, Joe Calamita asks, "I have a daughter going to college and I need to pick up a cheap router for her. Would love it if I can control it remotely in case she has issues. Any cheap suggestions?" We recommended these routers: TP-Link AC1200 Gigabit Smart WiFi Router TP-Link AC1200 Dual Band Router ASUS Dual-Band 2x2 AC1300 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2020
Cheap, fun drones for you and your kids (or just you)
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On this week's Cheapskate Show, we kick things off with a few drones we recommend for under $100. Here are the models we discussed: Ryze Tech Tello SNAPTAIN H823H Plus Portable Mini Drone EachMini Quadcopter Drone for Kids and Adults Intermittent fasting: Here's Rick's thorough explainer on how to do it, and some of its health and budget advantages: Intermittent fasting: How it can help you lose weight and even save money Listener question: CNET reader Matt Modrich asks, “I was thinking about purchasing a Bluetooth speaker to listen to your show while I work outside for up to 4 hours per day. What Bluetooth speakers do you recommend in the $10 to $40 range?” Here's the model we recommended: Anker Soundcore 2 You can ask Rick and Dave your own question by sending an email to cheapskateshow@cbsinteractive.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2020
Easy Amazon hacks that'll save you money with every online purchase
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On this week's Cheapskate Show, we reveal some easy ways to "hack" Amazon that'll save you money on every purchase. Some of the slinks we talked about in that segment:: Try Amazon Prime free for 30 days Other Amazon Prime plans CamelCamelCamel Third-party AirPods cases: Did you know you can buy an AirPods charging case from someone other than Apple? And instead of $80, it can cost as little as $20? Here's Rick's article with some recommendations: Upgrade your AirPods to wireless charging for as little as $20 Listener question: CNET reader Elissa asks, “What is the best way to use your cell phone overseas for frequent international travelers?” You can ask Rick and Dave your own question by sending an email to cheapskateshow@cbsinteractive.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2020
AirPods aren't worth the money -- here are some surprisingly cheap alternatives
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On this week's Cheapskate Show, we debate whether it's worth dropping $160 or more on Apple AirPods. And whatever your opinion, we discuss good, inexpensive alternatives. Here are the CNET articles we referred to: Best cheap true-wireless earbuds in 2020: Top AirPods alternatives for $100 or less 6 great AirPods Pro alternatives that cost less The surprisingly good EarFun Free true-wireless earbuds are back on sale for $35 Best under $20: We discussed (and debated) the KeySmart, which sells for $22 or three for $44. as well as the $60 Star Trek KeySmart Pro with Tile. Listener question: CNET reader Layne asks, “What types of things are the worst to ‘cheap out’ on?" You can ask Rick and Dave a question by sending an email to cheapskateshow@cbsinteractive.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2020
Free movies you can stream at home -- the best ones and where to find them
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On this week's Cheapskate Show, the main event is all about free streaming services you can use to watch free movies. But we also talk about bidets -- how many months of toilet paper does it take to pay for one? And we cap it all off with a discussion of the most irritating things about companies that try to get us to review or promote their products. Top of the show: A quick correction -- a listener points out that the Wyze has even better specs than we thought. Free movies: Check out this CNET article for a list of the free streaming services we discussed on the show: Netflix alternatives: The 10 best free movie streaming services Product of the Week: Rick warned you to go to the Tushy site by clicking this slink. Listener question: CNET reader @mpulse7 asks "What's been the most irritating thing about companies that try to get you to review or promote their products?" You can ask Rick and Dave a question by sending an email to cheapskateshow@cbsinteractive.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2020
The best cheapest phone service you can get right now
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On this week's Cheapskate Show, the main event is a how to save a bundle on cell phone service. But we also talk about free videogames and an insanely good deal on a wireless camera.   Top of the show: Here's where to find the free weekly game from Epic. Or you can bookmark this CNET article that tells you about the free game each week, plus occasionally some other goodies.   Too Good to be True: Check out Visible for the plans we discussed on the show, or read The rock-bottom cheapest phone plans you can get today.   Best Under $20: Rick was discussing the Wyze Cam. And the Wyze Cam Pan.   Listener question: CNET reader Rebecca Williams asks "I’ve been trying to find a great cheap deal on an Apple Watch Series 5." You can ask Rick and Dave a question by sending an email to cheapskateshow@cbsinteractive.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2020
Be a Father's Day hero with an inexpensive (but awesome) gift
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On this week’s episode of the Cheapskate Show, we talk about how to improve your TV viewing experience with a soundbar as well as the etiquette of turning off someone else's motion smoothing. We discuss our favorite affordable Father’s Day gifts and answer a listener question about the best kind of printer to buy.   Password managers revisited: We forgot to mention Bitwarden last week -- a highly recommended free app in addition to LastPass.   Tip of the week: Here's the CNET soundbar roundup we were referencing during the podcast.   Father's Day deals: Be sure to check out our roundup of Father's Day gifts under $30.   Listener question: CNET reader Brad Lloyd asks "laser versus inkjet." You can ask Rick and Dave a question by sending an email to cheapskateshow@cbsinteractivce.com.   Deal of the Week: Last week's deal is still good! Any listener of the Cheapskate Show can save 30% on any Mixtiles order using promo code CNET30 from now through June 3, 2020.
May 27, 2020
Free password managers: Here's the one you need
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On the very first episode of the Cheapskate Show, we discuss the best password managers for personal privacy protection and how to save big when buying a smartphone. Hint: Timing is everything. In this episode: 1. Welcome to the first episode of the Cheapskate Show! CNET's Cheapskate, Rick Broida and co-host Dave Johnson introduce themselves. 2. Tip of the week: Password managers. What you need to know about password security, using password managers, Rick & Dave’s recommended free password manager.  3. Best Under $20: Protect your phone from drops with the Phone Loop. Find it at phoneloops.com. 4. Listener question: CNET reader Lance Brough asks "When's the best time of year to buy a new phone?" You can ask Rick and Dave a question by sending an email to cheapskateshow@cbsinteractivce.com. 5. Deal of the Week: Any listener of the Cheapskate Show can save 30% on any Mixtiles order using promo code CNET30 from now through June 3, 2020.
May 20, 2020
The Cheapskate Show, easy tips and tricks to save you money
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Meet Rick Broida and Dave Johnson, CNET's resident deal finders. Each Wednesday, Rick and Dave bring you the Cheapskate Show, a podcast dedicated to saving you money (and having fun while doing it). We tell you about deals, bargains, free stuff, and ways to avoid spending big bucks when small bucks will do. We'll even take listener questions, so subscribe and start learning how to be frugal in the world of tech.  
May 18, 2020