Well, Autumn is upon us so that can only mean one thing… No, I’m not talking about Christmas being just around the corner! The start of Autumn means yet another season of The Walking Dead is due to hit our screens. The UK air date is set for Monday 7th October at 9 pm on Fox. This will be the 10th Season of the smash hit post-apocalyptic horror from AMC based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore.
So, if you’re up to date on the series, or if you want to catch up, what are your best options without paying through the nose for an expensive TV package such as Sky, Virgin, Talk Talk or BT? In this guide, I’ll walk you through the various options to watch both season 10 as well as previous seasons.
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Cheapest Way to Watch Season 10 of the Walking Dead – NOW TV
I’ve been a fan of NOW TV for a while now as it gives you access to Sky Box sets without being tied-in to an expensive subscription. This is perfect if you want to dip in and out a few times a year for specific shows that you can only access via Sky.
NOW TV is Sky’s streaming service that is essentially their answer to Netflix. The standard monthly subscription is £7.99 a month for their Entertainment package. This gives you access to the main Sky Entertainment Channels to watch live (Sky Atlantic, Fox, Sky One etc). You also get access to all Sky Box Sets, which is a massive bonus if you’re want to catch up with The Walking Dead.
Now, you’ve got a few options to get access to the series effectively for free or next to nothing using the various options below.
Option 1: Quidco
Sign Up for Quidco and get a £12.50 bonus when you earn your first £5 of cashback using this link*.
You can then purchase a NOW TV 1 month Entertainment 1 pass which is just £7.99 currently.
This will give you £6 cashback unlocking your £12.50 bonus to give you £18.50 in total. So, a £10.49 profit, which is pretty tidy!
If you’re already a Quidco member but haven’t tried NOW TV, you can still use this trick. It’ll give you 1 month of NOW TV Entertainment for just £1.99 after you’ve received your cashback.
Please note, you’ll need to be a new NOW TV customer to access this offer though.
Option 2: TopCashback
If you’re already a Quidco member but haven’t signed up with TopCashback yet, this is your next best option.
Using this link*, you’ll get a £5 M&S Gift card when you sign up and earn your first £10 payable cashback.
It’s also a better option if you already have accounts with both TopCashback and Quidco as the cashback rate is £2 higher at £8. This means you’ll effectively get a 1 month NOW TV pass for nothing so you can watch the Walking Dead for free for the first month.
It’s also worth checking OhMyDosh* to see if there’s a live NOW TV offer as it’s been featured on there before. Currently, they don’t have a NOW TV offer but as offers change all the time it’s worth checking the cashback rate. You can read my OhMyDosh review here.
Option 3: Use Tesco Clubcard Points
If you’re already a NOW TV customer (or have been recently), you won’t be able to take advantage of the new customer deals above. But you do have another option. Tesco recently partnered with NOW TV so you can spend your Clubcard Points on NOW TV credits*.
As you can Boost your Clubcard points and triple their value though, you can get a months Entertainment pass for £3 worth of Clubcard points*. It’s £8.99 a month on a standard NOW TV subscription. So tripling £3 worth of Clubcard points will give you a £9 credit on your NOW TV account to cover a months pass.
Option 4: Buy Passes Online
If you don’t want to spend your Clubcard points you can try buying a pass online as they’re often available cheaper on Amazon*. For example, at the time of writing, you can get a 2-month pass for £10 (£5 a month) but you’ll need to check as prices change all the time.
Other Ways to Watch Earlier Seasons of The Walking Dead
Watch The Walking Dead on Amazon Prime
If you’re an Amazon Prime customer, you can catch up on earlier seasons of The Walking Dead but won’t be able to watch the new one or Season 9. Seasons 1 to 8 are available currently on Amazon Prime. But, to catch up on Season 9 you need to Buy it either on an Episode by Episode basis or the whole season for £24.99 (Standard Definition). This is very toppy in my humble opinion, so I far prefer gong down the NOW TV route!
However, if you’re just catching this could be a good option if you haven’t taken a Free Trial with Amazon Prime* yet. You can effectively watch older Walking Dead seasons for free during the trial. This can be a good option if you want to catch up on older seasons before taking advantage of the NOW TV new customer offer to watch the most recent 2 seasons.
Just remember to cancel before the 30-day trial is up if you don’t want to keep it.
Sign up for your Free 30-Day Amazon Prime trial here*.
Buy Pre-Owned DVD’s
If streaming’s not for you, then going pre-owned might be the way forward. Plus, you can usually flog these again once you’re done with them.
On Amazon, the cheapest I could find a Box set for was £24.99 for Seasons 1-7 on Blu-Ray (new).
If you want season 8 included, you’ll need to buy a new one on Amazon for a hefty £61.69. Again, always check prices* though as these change all the time.
When you’re looking for cheap pre-owned DVD’s Music Magpie* is always worth a punt. Currently, you get individual seasons of The Walking Dead from as little as £1.69*.
Stock changes all the time though so you’ll need to see what they’ve got. But if you’re catching up on multiple older seasons then this could be the cheapest option to start with.
For example, at the time of writing Music Magpie* has seasons 1 to 3 for just £3.99, which is incredibly cheap. Plus, you might be able to flog it again once you’re done with it.
Other Places to Check
eBay is always worth a look as there are always plenty of used DVDs for sale on there, including Box sets and bundles being offloaded. The likes of Music Magpie also sell through eBay too so sometimes you can pick the same item up cheaper on eBay than you can directly from Music Magpie.
CeX is another option. It’s similar to Music Magpie as you can trade in used DVD’s, games and mobile phones, but you can buy through the site too (or in-store if you have one nearby). One of the downsides with buying from them online though is the £1.50 postage you have to pay in each item. This usually makes them more expensive than Music Magpie in my experience.
Option to Avoid: Google Play Digital Download
This is an option to avoid in my opinion. Yes, you get instant lifetime access via Google Play, but prices are high. Plus, you can’t resell after you’ve watched them like you can with DVD box sets.
So, if you’re itching to watch The Walking Dead Season 10 but don’t want to break the bank, don’t worry, you’ve got plenty of options. You can even watch the Walking Dead for free if you play your cards right. Will you be watching the latest season of The Walking Dead in October? Or are you catching up? I’d love to hear in the comments below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is The Walking Dead on Netflix UK?
Unfortunately, The Walking Dead isn’t available on Netflix in the UK. So, if you want to watch the Walking Dead online with a streaming service, you’ll need to opt for either NOW TV or Amazon Prime.
Is The Walking Dead Free on Amazon Prime?
Yes, but only Seasons 1-8 are available as part of an Amazon Prime subscription. Season 9 needs to be purchased separately as a digital download.
Does Amazon Prime Have Season 9 Walking Dead?
No, unfortunately, Season 9 of the Walking Dead is not included in the Amazon Prime subscription. To watch season 9 you will need to purchase the digital download either on an episode by episode basis or as a whole season.
Is the Walking Dead Season 9 on DVD?
Yes, the Walking Dead Season 9 is available on DVD and is available from most good retailers.