Do this now: Avoid paying $45 to Amazon, Netflix and Sony by tonight
Don't overpay for Amazon Prime or the biggest PS5 game of 2022 with this week's epic deals – more than worth your $5 subscription to The Shortcut.
Note: The Amazon Prime renewal trick has ended at midnight last night (the gifting option now have the new price of $139. But there are more ways to save on prime and other subscriptions in this updated page. More deals explained to $5/mo (or $50/yr) subscribers of The Shortcut. Thanks for supporting my work.
The price of Amazon Prime will go up by $20 at midnight Pacific, Sony is sneakily charging an extra $10 – for no reason – for its first must-own PS5 game of 2022 (releasing tomorrow), and Netflix jacked up its plans to as much as $20 monthly.
It’s become an unsettling trend in 2022.
🧠 But you’re not going to pay any of that $. Because you subscribe to The Shortcut.
I’m here with a banner-ad-free discount guide on technology and video games – offering you insight into deals worth hundreds of dollars per year (more than covering the cost of your $5/month subscription). Inflation is driving up the price of everything you want to buy, yet your budget is tighter than ever. I get it.
My goal: The whole point of The Shortcut is to save you time and money, so why overpay for Amazon Prime, Netflix and one of the biggest PS5 games of 2022?
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🙌 Guide for everyone:
$250 credit to Samsung for Galaxy S22 pre-order (ends next Thursday)
$10 off Horizon Forbidden West on PS5 (big game release tomorrow)
✨ Exclusive to The Shortcut paid members:
❗ $20 off Amazon Prime (get it by midnight PST, avoid the price increase)
Cancel your current membership and gift yourself Prime for $119 before midnight (step-by-step directions below for paid members)
Up to $15.50 off Netflix (for T-Mobile members)
Free Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, and Apple Arcade/Google Play (with select Verizon accounts) also free Apple Music is the highest tier plan
Free HBO Max (with select AT&T accounts)
🛍️ More deals for everyone
⬇️ Let’s start the guide:
$250 Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra credit
Deal type: Up to $250 Samsung gift Certificate
My ongoing Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra review makes it clear: this is the best Android phone you can buy in 2022 (so far), and I’ve reviewed and tested hundreds of smartphones in my career. Samsung is offering solid trade-in deals, but the real savings comes with the $250 instant Samsung Credit eCertificate.
This $250 can be applied to a variety of goodies: Samsung accessories (you’ll need a case), the novel Samsung Freestyle projector, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, or the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 (which is 25% off if you grab it with a phone).
Expires: Thursday, February 24 at 11:59pm EST
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$10 off Horizon Forbidden West on PS5
Deal type: Free upgrade
Avoid Sony’s "PS5 tax.” The cheaper PS4 version upgrades to PS5 free
Deal price: $60
Original price: $70
Expires: Never, but the game comes out on Friday (tomorrow)
⚠️ Sony is doing something sneaky that will cost most people $10. But not you. It’s charging $69.99 for the PS5 version of Horizon Forbidden West, which is the company’s new game releasing tomorrow. It’s already receiving rave reviews.
However, you can order the PS4 version at $59.99 – $10 cheaper – and seamlessly upgrade to the PS5 game for free. Besides the box saying PS4 vs PS5 along the top, there’s 100% no difference between the two versions thanks to that free next-gen upgrade. You simply saved $10 shopping smartly.
Note: If you buy this game directly from your PS5 console (via the PlayStation Store), you’ll only be able to buy the PS5 version at the $70 rate.
$20 off Amazon Prime before the price increase
Deal type: Secret way to pay in advance for $20 off your renewal
Expires: Friday 3am EST/midnight PST ❗
Here’s how to get it ASAP…
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