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So...I am looking at doing the $10 a month for life plan, which I found out about on the WTM.  I am figuring we will get our money's worth out of this over the next 4 years of high school.  Is there anything I'm missing in thinking this is a good deal?  Are their any other options?  My 2 local libraries have some of the courses, but I really feel like the ease of them watching from the tv or their computers from Great Courses Plus is worth the $10.

 

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I don’t know about the ‘for life’ plan as I have just the annual plan, but do be aware that Plus doesn’t have all of the courses offered by The Great Courses. I love it and find it totally worth the money, but there are other courses I’ve had to purchase separately for dc’s school.

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We’ve had that $10 deal for a couple years now, and love it. We’ve gotten more than our money’s worth out of it.

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We also have used the $10 deal for a few years. We use it! We have the app on phones and kindles and we watch on TV and roku. We also listen to audio in the car. It's a good fit for us. 

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Well, if your DSs end up like mine, disappointingly, the GC were not a good fit for them. So we ended up not doing more than 2 of the courses all together. I checked one out of the library, and the other I purchased used on Amazon and after using, was able to resell for the same price for which I purchased it, so no money expenditure.

All that to say: you. might want to test-drive one of the GC from the library FIRST, before you commit to spending $$$ on an annual fee and discover it's not working for your family.

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is there a current code for $10/life? I couldn't find one when I looked awhile back. We have it right now, because I realized I was planning on using at least 3 of the courses that are included. We had some frustrating experiences with ones that were on Hoopla from our library being discontinued before we'd finished listening to them last year.

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If you sign up for the free trial and cancel because of cost, they often send you a discount code. I pay 3 months at a time, so I'm was willing to risk $30.

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On 9/1/2019 at 8:52 PM, kokotg said:

is there a current code for $10/life? I couldn't find one when I looked awhile back. We have it right now, because I realized I was planning on using at least 3 of the courses that are included. We had some frustrating experiences with ones that were on Hoopla from our library being discontinued before we'd finished listening to them last year.

 

If you google search “Great Courses plus $10 for life”, you should get a link directly to the deal. I’d link it here, but I’m on mobile, so if I click on the link it just opens the app. It charges once every three months, so it’s only $30 at a time, with no annual commitment.

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9 hours ago, Jackie said:

 

If you google search “Great Courses plus $10 for life”, you should get a link directly to the deal. I’d link it here, but I’m on mobile, so if I click on the link it just opens the app. It charges once every three months, so it’s only $30 at a time, with no annual commitment.

Yes, this is what I did!

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Thanks all!  I think we will try it for a few months.  My boys don't mind watching things like Planet Earth, etc. on tv.  I'm hoping they are ok with these.  I want to use it to supplement our History, Photography, and Health this year and it would be great if they liked them :-)!!!

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1 hour ago, mlktwins said:

Thanks all!  I think we will try it for a few months.  My boys don't mind watching things like Planet Earth, etc. on tv.  I'm hoping they are ok with these.  I want to use it to supplement our History, Photography, and Health this year and it would be great if they liked them :-)!!!


Our DSs have always loved documentaries, too. At 9th/10th grades, they just were not "into" watching a college prof give lectures from a podium. 😉

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3 minutes ago, Lori D. said:


Our DSs have always loved documentaries, too. At 9th/10th grades, they just were not "into" watching a college prof give lectures from a podium. 😉

Ahhhhh...!!!   I understand.  Will see if I can find the history one at the library to start with :-)!

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