Game of Thrones returns from an extra long hiatus on Sunday night, and you're probably pretty stoked for the Season 7 premiere -- unless you don't have HBO.
Yes, pretty much the only bad thing about "Game of Thrones" we can think of is that it requires a $14.99 subscription, which might not be in reach for those who are already paying a hefty basic cable or satellite bill, plus Netflix and/or Amazon Prime subscriptions.
But don't despair, or accidentally download a virus on your computer while trying to illegally pirate it, because TooFab has three cheap tricks you can take advantage of.
Fantastic news: You don't have to have satellite or cable to sign up for HBO's new streaming service. HBO is also offering one month of free streaming for new users, so if you haven't already taken advantage of that, now's the time. After that, they charge $14.99 a month. To stream, download the HBO Now app from Google Play, Amazon, the iTunes store or Roku.
If you already have a Hulu account, you're in luck. Subscribers can now add HBO streaming to any new or existing account. The deal lets you stream free for one month, then it's $14.99 a month in addition to your current Hulu subscription, which is either $7.99 a month with commercials or $11.99 a month with no commercials. New Hulu subscribers also get one month of streaming for free.
Befriend a College Student
Now's the time to find a friend with an .edu email address, because over 70 colleges are now providing HBO Go to their students (with some restrictions). All you have to do is select your college from the list of institutions provided and log in using your school username and password.
If you're in need of a refresher or just want a reason to avoid human contact all weekend, Comcast Xfinity subscribers can stream every episode from every season of "GoT" on-demand on X1 and on the Stream app from their phones, even for subscribers who don't have HBO.
Other cheap options include planting a baby monitor in your neighbor's living room, investing in a powerful pair of binoculars, and finding a good bush to hide behind, but we don't recommend that strategy.