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How To Get Hulu for Free (99.9% Success Rate)

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With more than 39+ million subscribers, there’s no doubt Hulu is one of the more popular cord-cutting options.

Whether you want to sign up as a new member or maybe you want to save money as an existing member, I wanted to talk about a few legitimate ways you can get Hulu for free right now.

As in all of my guides, I only tell the truth.  I won’t scam you nor will I push something I don’t believe in.

If you want to get Hulu for free, then let’s take a gander at how it’s done.

Sign up for Swagbucks for Free Hulu Gift Cards

I have mentioned Swagbucks so many times, and it’s for a good reason.

If you’re not familiar with the service, you can earn “Swagbucks,” which can then convert to gift cards and even cash.  One of the rewards you can earn is a Hulu gift card, which, you can apply to your Hulu account.  You just need to complete tasks in order to get it.

To start earning, all you need to do is follow this link and start taking the surveys and completing offers.  There’s always something to do.  In doing so, you can easily earn $10-$25+ per month with little effort.  Last year alone, I made more than $850.  It’s not as hard as you think.

The great thing about Swagbucks is that you can start right now and you can earn in as little as hours.  Even if you don’t want a Hulu gift card, you can cash out for hundreds of other rewards, from PayPal cash to an Amazon gift card.

Best of all, it’s 100% free.



Take Advantage of the Free Trial

This one is obvious, but I wanted to mention is here as Hulu offers free trials for both new and existing ELGIBILE members.

When I went to the site, you can see in the fine print below that this is true.

If you do qualify, free trials last up to 30 days, but it will depend on the plan you choose.  Generally, the live TV package will yield you about seven days, whereas just the Hulu package will get you about 30 days.

Be sure to follow the link below to see if you qualify.  Again, even if you were an existing subscriber, you may still qualify.  From what I researched, as long as you weren’t a subscriber in the past few months, you may be able to sign up with the same credit card and account log-in information.

Remember, if you do sign up, be sure to set a reminder so that you can cancel when your trial expires.  That way, you can avoid unnecessary charges.

Free Hulu Gift Cards with Microsoft Rewards

The Microsoft Rewards program is a lot like Swagbucks, only that I find it easier to earn points.

Operated by Microsoft, the company will reward you to take polls, search and even take fun quizzes.  In doing so, you can earn points, in which you can cash out for a variety of prizes, including a Hulu gift card.  You won’t find surveys or offers.

At the moment, the company offers a $25 Hulu gift card.

I did review the company in the past, and I found you could earn about $5-$10 a month if you logged in every day and completed your tasks for the day.

Buy a Shared Account on eBay

I don’t know the legalities of “buying”  a Hulu account, but it appears sellers will put Hulu accounts up for sale.  This is a grey area, as, in some cases, you’re sharing with someone else.

Now, in some cases, these accounts are hacked, so you have to be careful.  To circumvent this, be sure to look at the seller’s feedback to ensure you’re working with some reputable.  If they have 0 feedback or very little, it’s best to look for someone else.

This isn’t a free option, I know, but you can get a relatively cheap account for a few dollars.  Just remember you will be sharing with someone else.

Spotify Premium for Students

I was mixed in adding this here, but I just wanted to mention in case you were a student and you liked Spotify.

Spotify offers a student premium account, which will only cost you $4.99 a month, and the cool thing about it is that it included Showtime and Hulu.

Sure, while this isn’t a free option, it is a fantastic value for $4.99 a month.  Plus, you can get the first month free if you’re a first-time customer.

As noted, you do need to be a higher education student to qualify.

Share an Account

If you already know of someone who has a Hulu account, see if they would be willing to share with you.  There’s nothing wrong with this option, but of course, you won’t want to come off as being a mooch.  That’s never good.

Instead, ask your friend or family member if they were willing to trade, say, a Netflix account for their Hulu.  Think of being creative here as it’s a great way to get a Hulu account at no charge.  There are some discrepancies that Hulu will ask you if you want to change your IP address if you log into an account that’s outside of your typical IP address range.  This isn’t always seen, though.  They say you can only change this “address” a few times a year, but this doesn’t appear to be the case with phones/tablets.

On the standard plan, Hulu lets you stream on two simultaneous screens, so as long as your friend/family member is only streaming on one device, you should be good.

Switch to Sprint

As a quick note here, the Spring Unlimited Plan offers Hulu for free.

If you’re in the market to switch to a new cellphone carrier or maybe you’re already part of Sprint, do keep in mind that it is a possibility to get the add-supported Hulu plan as a paying member.

To learn more about this plan, follow this link for more information.

Final Thoughts

Of course, there are unethical/illegal ways to get Hulu for free, but I’m not going to talk about that because that’s not how I work.

There aren’t many ways to get Hulu for free, as you can see, and honestly, the best option is sharing an account.  But, if you’re unable to do so, then the next best thing is to take advantage of the free trials.

That’s going to do it for now.

If you want to add any legal strategies or you want to comment on what’s already mentioned, feel free to do so below.

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