On Netflix and why we don't do that anymore

We just cancelled our subscription to Netflix.

Here's why:

We had a documentary in our queue and Mark said, "You should see if that one is at the library. They may have it since it's a documentary."

So I checked. And they did have it.

And then we checked every other movie in our queue. And the library also had every one of those.

Who knew?

Clearly not us. But now we know: the library carries several movies.

And now we can, for free, watch movies we were previously paying money for.

And since we're at the library frequently, and Mark passes it every day on the way to and from work, it is nearly as convenient as Netflix. And it's FREE. (Which is clearly my favorite part.)

I heart the library.


  1. Oh, how I wish we lived closer to our library. We live too far out (a bit in the country) and would have to pay for library privileges...:-(

  2. I wish I could do that. But everytime I check out a movie at the library, i pay ridiculous fines for them!! We go to the library every other week.

  3. I'm sure you'll be more more responsible, but I'm always paying late fines for dvds, mainly because one is only allowed to rent them for a week, and one is charged $1 PER DAY if they're late. I've just recently forbidden myself to borrow any more movies from the library. I hope and expect you'll fare much better and didn't mean to be negative...I'm happy for you! :)

  4. I *love* the library too! I find that with online dvd services, we rent too many. Almost like we feel obligated to make it a good deal for us, so we get more screen time than I like. With the library we sometimes have to be patient and that is always a good learning experience. Way to go! Love, Tami

  5. Wish our library was that good. Nope. It is about 1,000 sq feet. AND I helped build it with my late fees. I am horrible at returning my books/movies on time. AND. It is less than a mile from my house. Sad. I am loser library girl. :(

  6. And if our library doesn't have it you can usually request it through Inter Library loan. I love free.
    Good work, Wise Mama.

  7. I love LOVE the library too!! Good job on being frugal :-)


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