Hulu is offering HBO for just $5 right now

This is a steal, albeit a limited-time offer steal.
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HBO is the very definition of premium TV content, so when it's discounted by this much, it's worthy of notice.

Hulu is offering subscriptions to HBO's streaming services for just $4.99-a-month in what is a limited-time offer for both its on-demand and live TV streaming subscribers.

It hasn't said when this offer ends, but anyone who signs up now can lock in the discount for 6 months, at which point it reverts to its usual price of $14.99-a-month.

Even if you haven't already got Hulu, signing up to its $7.99 limited commercials plan and then adding on HBO would cost $13.98, which is less than the price of a regular HBO subscription.

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One show that's definitely likely to pique the interest of viewers is "Westworld," which is returning for a second season later this month.

Regrettably there's no new "Game of Thrones" season coming this year, so we've got to hope that Hulu runs a similar promotion next year so we're not paying $14.99 for the privilege.

Variety notes that Hulu started offering HBO as an add-on to its service last July, with other premium channels you can subscribe to including Showtime and Cinemax.

As well as accessing HBO through Hulu, subscribers can also use their Hulu credentials to sign into the HBO Now app.

Just set a reminder to cancel in six months' time.

The Tip Jar is BMTN editor Adam Uren's advice column on how to spend, save, and live with confidence. Read past columns here.

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