Watch Showtime for Free This Holiday Weekend

What's Hot

2 Types of Black Marks Might Vanish From Your Credit File SoonBorrow

6 Ways the Obamacare Overhaul Might Impact Your WalletInsurance

7 Dumb and Costly Moves Homebuyers MakeBorrow

This Free Software Brings Old Laptops Back to LifeMore

Obamacare Replacement Plan Gets ‘F’ Rating from Consumer ReportsFamily

Beware These 12 Common Money MistakesCredit & Debt

21 Restaurants Offering Free Food Right NowSaving Money

17 Ways to Have More Fun for Less MoneySave

House Hunters: Beware of These 6 Mortgage MistakesBorrow

30 Household Uses for Baby OilSave

25 Ways to Spend Less on FoodMore

Nearly Half of Heart-Related Deaths Linked to These 10 Foods and IngredientsFamily

5 Surprising Benefits of Exercising Outdoors in WinterFamily

10 Ways to Save When You’re Making Minimum WageSave

Boost Your Credit Score Fast With These 7 MovesCredit & Debt

7 Painless Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Years EarlierBorrow

The Most Sinful City in the U.S. Is … (Hint: It’s Not Vegas)Family

The True Cost of Bad CreditCredit & Debt

10 Companies With the Best 401(k) PlansGrow

This Scam Now Tops ID Theft as the No. 2 Consumer ComplaintFamily

6 Stores With Awesome Reward ProgramsFamily

6 Ways to Save More at Lowe’s and The Home DepotSave

6 Healthful Treats for Your DogFamily

New Study Ranks the Best States in the U.S.Family

Thousands of Millionaires Moving to 1 Country — and Leaving AnotherGrow

Strapped for College Costs? How to Get the Most From FAFSABorrow

6 Overlooked Ways to Save at Chick-fil-AFamily

Ask Stacy: What’s the Fastest Way to Pay Off My Mortgage?Borrow

Where to Sell Your Stuff for Top DollarAround The House

8 Ways to Get a Good Price on a Shiny New AutoCars

Ask Stacy: How Do I Start Over?Credit & Debt

Secret Cell Plans: Savings Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint Don’t Want You to Know AboutFamily

30 Awesome Things to Do in RetirementCollege

14 Super Smart Ways to Save on TravelSave

The Rich Prefer Modest Cars — Should You Join Them?Cars

You’ll Soon Pay More to Shop at CostcoSave

10 Ways to Save When Your Teen Starts DrivingFamily

If you subscribe to a digital TV or streaming provider, you can likely enjoy free access to the premium TV network Showtime for four days.

You might know the upcoming long weekend as Presidents Day weekend, but Showtime is calling it Free Preview Weekend.

So Showtime — a network that’s usually accessible only with an expensive pay-TV package — will be free from Friday, Feb. 17, through Monday, Feb. 20.

A few dozen TV and streaming providers are participating. They include AT&T U-verse, Comcast’s Xfinity, DirecTV and Dish, for example. So you’ll be able to watch Showtime for free if you’re a digital subscriber to any of those providers, all of which are listed on Showtime’s Free Preview Weekend webpage.

Highlights of Showtime’s weekend lineup include:

  • The Academy Award-nominated film “Bridge of Spies,” a Cold War drama directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks (Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m. PT).
  • The live Showtime Championship Boxing presentation of Adrien Broner vs. Adrian Granados (Saturday at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT).
  • A full season-one marathon of Showtime’s original drama series “Billions” (starting Sunday at 9 a.m. ET/PT).
  • A new episode of the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series “Homeland” (Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT).
  • The premier of the second season of “Billions” (Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT).

If you end up getting hooked on Showtime programming — which is probably the network’s hope — keep in mind that you don’t necessary have to upgrade your pay-TV subscription just to access one channel you enjoy.

Amazon Prime members can buy add-on subscriptions to more than 80 individual channels of their choosing — including Showtime (for $8.99 a month) and HBO (for $14.99 a month) — from Amazon. This is possible because the perks of a Prime membership include access to a feature called Amazon Channels.

If you’re curious but not ready to commit, note that if you sign up for a free 30-day Amazon Prime trial, you’ll also get free access to Showtime and HBO for a week. Just click this yellow “Start Your Free Trials” button for the Showtime trial or this yellow “Start Your Free Trials” button for the HBO trial.

To learn more about Prime, check out “8 Major Freebies and Discounts You Get With Amazon Prime.”

If you’re considering ditching traditional pay-TV entirely, check out “How to Cut the Cable TV Cord in 2017.”

What’s your favorite way to watch TV? Let us know below or on Facebook.

Stacy Johnson

It's not the usual blah, blah, blah

I know... every site you visit wants you to subscribe to their newsletter. But our news and advice is actually worth reading! For 25 years, I've been making people richer without making their eyes glaze over. You'll be glad you did. I guarantee it!


Read Next: Considering a Fixer-Upper? 15 Ways to Avoid a Money Pit

Check Out Our Hottest Deals!

We're always adding new deals and coupons that'll save you big bucks. See the deals to the right and hundreds more in our Deals section.

Click here to explore 2,094 more deals!