UseNetNow / BlockNews / Frugal Usenet Black Friday Deals

It’s almost time for the much anticipated Black Friday Usenet deals.  So as the providers get ready for the promotions a few are tipping their hat.  Letting fans in on what’s to come.  At least an idea of what’s to come from UseNetNow, BlockNews and Frugal Usenet.  It looks like they’ll be offering special pricing on a limited number of accounts for Black Friday.  In addition to some good holiday specials through the end of the year.

The Black Friday deals probably won’t last past the morning hours so if you want in on the promotions you need to plan on visiting their special page right at midnight.  When UseNetNow will be offering 400 unlimited accounts for $8.99 a month.  Frugal Usenet will offer 400 unlimited accounts for $3.99 a month.  With BlockNews 200 GB blocks and some additional holiday deals running through the end of the year.

UseNetNow Black Friday / Holiday Special

UseNetNow will be offering 400 unlimited Usenet accounts for $8.99 a month to celebrate Black Friday.  The price won’t be made available until the Black Friday special goes live at midnight.  So you should definitely check it out then.  After the BF special ends, UseNetNow will be offering 6 months of unlimited Usenet access for $48.  Again the price won’t be available until after the Black Friday sale is over.

BlockNews Black Friday / Holiday Special

The BlockNews deal launches at midnight like UseNetNow’s Black Friday special but it doesn’t appear to be limited to number of accounts.  Instead it looks like BlockNews will be offering 200 GB non-expiring blocks for $13.99 through the end of the year.  Again this price is not available until the offer goes live.

Frugal Usenet Black Friday / Holiday Special

Frugal Usenet is offering 400 unlimited accounts for $3.99 a month to celebrate Black Friday.  After that they’ll have annual subscriptions available for $40 through the end of the year.  Again the price is not available until the offers go live on Friday.

We’ll update the post once the deals launch.  In the meantime stay tuned for all this year’s Black Friday / Cyber Monday promotions.  We’ll be adding several more blog posts as the day progresses and deals go live.

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Frugal Usenet : Low Binary Retention = Low Price

Last month we spent some time reviewing Usenet providers and their account offerings.  Most of the services we follow support 1,000+ days of binary retention and extras like Usenet clients, online storage, etc.  All for around $8-$11 a month.  However, we noticed one provider offering something unique for those looking for new Usenet content.  Frugal Usenet stands out as the only provider we know of offering low retention at a value price.  Currently FrugalUsenet supports 100 days of retention for $5.99 a month or $60 a year.

Frugal Usenet isn’t for everyone.  In fact the service wouldn’t meet our needs as we like to go back further than 100 days of retention.  Yet we know some of you grab fresh content most the time and don’t have a need for over 100 days of binaries.  If you fit in that group then Frugal Usenet might be for you.

Frugal Usenet is managed by the same team who operates UseNetNow (NGR special – $10.39 unlimited) and Blocknews.  All of which have a reputation for providing quality service and excellent support.  UseNetNow offers unlimited Usenet access with higher retention while Blocknews offers block Usenet accounts.

For those new to Frugal Usenet here’s a rundown of their account features:

  • Unlimited Usenet access
  • 100 days of binary retention
  • 20 simultaneous connections
  • Free SSL encryption
  • News servers in the US and Europe
  • $5.99 a month or $60 a year

The service is definitely worth a look if 100 days of binary retention is enough.  Otherwise you might want to check out our Usenet providers section for a full list of alternatives.

We’ll leave you with a quote from the FrugalUsenet site:

A whopping and earth shattering 100 Days of retention! Sure others have higher, but hey, they are also more than twice the price of us and like our old high school girlfriends used to tell us, size does not matter.

LMAO!!  You have to appreciate a Usenet service with a good sense of humor 🙂