I generally have my bills automatically charged to a credit card that earns points, then pay the credit card bills when they're due. As a result, I don't normally inspect my recurring utility bills that closely. After all, they're monthly services that really shouldn't change much in cost. However, after that credit card was recently compromised, I had to redirect charges to another card. As I did so, I got a much closer look at recurring bills. When I saw my cable TV/internet bill, I almost fell over.