Typically, Hulu’s base subscription tier runs $7.99 a month. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
Another day, another made-up holiday. In honor of National Streaming Day on May 20th — a holiday I, too, recently found out existed — Hulu is basically giving away two months of its ad-supported plan for free.
Let me explain. Until May 27th at 11:59PM PT (or May 28th at 2:59AM ET), you can subscribe to Hulu’s ad-supported plan for just $2 a month for the first three months. Usually, the base plan runs $7.99 a month or about $24 for three months, which means you’re saving $18 — or, in essence, getting about two months for free. Moreover, the deal isn’t just available to new subscribers but also to returning subscribers who canceled at least a month ago.
If you don’t mind a few ads popping up every now and then, the entry-level…
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