Friday, May 10 2013 5:45 PM EDT2013-05-10 21:45:06 GMT
The battle of generic verses brand name goes on! Today, we're testing tuna to find out which can has the best value. There's a lot of competition in world of canned tuna. I found three name brands - BumbleMore >>
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Friday, May 3 2013 5:27 PM EDT2013-05-03 21:27:16 GMT
NBC12 is on your side, helping you score the best deals on groceries. Last week, it was peaches. This week - green beans. I bought six different brands of green beans. Del Monte and Green Giant are nameMore >>
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Thursday, May 2 2013 5:39 PM EDT2013-05-02 21:39:15 GMT
Summer heat could hit any day, so now's the time to figure out how you can cut costs on your power bill. Here is a list of the top five things in your house that are sucking dollars out of your wallet. 1.More >>
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Friday, April 26 2013 5:20 PM EDT2013-04-26 21:20:06 GMT
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Thursday, April 18 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-04-18 21:52:41 GMT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -
If your cable bill includes internet service and a DVR, you are probably paying well over $100 a month. NBC12's Diva of Discounts looks into some of the newest ways to reduce that bill.
Kelli Haller loves watching TV, but like so many of us, hates that monthly cable bill that was $60 a month, then $75, now almost $100.
"It's expensive to live on your own, and gas and everything else, those bills add up quite a bit," said Haller.
Like a growing number of young professionals, she now watches her favorite shows via an antenna, the internet and a service called Hulu.
"I'm able to watch ABC, NBC, CBS, those shows. I'm able to watch them whenever I want, instead of when its showing on TV," said Haller.
Amanda Fischer has also given up her expensive monthly bill, and now watches network shows and movies on her laptop.
"I pay $7.99 a month for Netflix, and Hulu I just use the free options they have."
She has access to hundreds of movies and many network shows.
Want lower your TV costs to less than $10 a month? First, buy a $20 antenna, to watch local stations like NBC12 - you'll pick up more than a dozen local TV stations free. Wii, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 game consoles can stream internet video.
New smart TVs have this capability built in. Or you can buy a Roku, Boxee, Google TV, or Apple TV box for around $100.
Subscribe to Netflix or Hulu Plus - both are $8 a month. There's a free version of Hulu, but it has less programming.
There are down sides: you don't get all network shows and you still have to pay for an internet connection. For sports fans, the games you'll see are limited.
Kelli and Amanda are fine with these new options.
"I don't want that $80 a month bill, and I'm not that big a TV watcher anyway."
Another bonus to subscription services like Hulu and Netflix - there's is no binding contract. Plus, both have free trial periods when you sign up.