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Anniversary ...Gift?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by bnwrx, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. bnwrx

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    Got a card from DTV today. My anniversary gift for being a loyal customer..."GameLounge" for 3 months?! I don't mean to sound ungreatful but,"GameLounge". If I call do you think they might exchange this for something else since we are not gamers here.

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  2. mreposter

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    Some others have had success calling Directv and asking for a different anniversary gift. When I called I wasn't successful and didn't bother to try and call back again with a different CSR.
     
  3. ProfLonghair

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    Got sports pack, wasn't gonna use it, was denied a change, and made a pariah here by some for doing so.
     
  4. billsharpe

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    I too got sports pack and wasn't planning to use it. But I found out that my college alma mater was playing basketball that night on an eastern RSN and watched the game.

    Gift runs through April 15, so I can see more games up until March Madness.

    I'd gripe about Game Lounge, too!
     
  5. bnwrx

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    I called, I griped, they would not change. Maybe I'll try later.
     
  6. Avder

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    Game lounge sounds insulting. See if you can get a movie channel for a few months or something.
     
  7. iceturkee

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    ten dollars off for 6 months....no complaints.
     
  8. Garyunc

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    I got game lounge also.

    WORST GIFT EVER and my wife once got a buy one get one free chick-fil-a coupon for her Christmas bonus. (OK I am kidding about the bonus part, they didn't call it that but she didn't get a bonus that year and they handed out the coupons around Christmas time so we joke that it was her bonus.)

    Anyway I would be happy to trade this "POS" free game lounge for a buy one get one free chick-fil-a coupon.


    Does anyway actually pay DirectTV for the game lounge? I wonder what their subscriber counts are for this. It can't be more than 10,000 if that.
     
  9. jefbal99

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    I got it as well, very disappointed, hearing what others got as gifts in other threads.

    I just ignored it and moved on...
     
  10. bnwrx

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    I will be moving on, but that Chik fil'a thing has made me hungry now. :lol::lol:
     
  11. Tubaman-Z

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    2nd anniversary gift that I received (after about 14 years with D*) was 3 months of free Showtime...found out about it a month into it....watched 1 show.

    That said...the first anniversary gift I received (after about 13 years with D*) was a free HD DVR, install, and a 2 year commitment. That was cool.
     
  12. Lord Vader

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    Game Lounge is lame. I tried it once or twice just for the hell of it and was fed up with its latency, among other things. Plus, every time I wanted a specific game, like now during my free gift period, it wasn't available.
     
  13. bones boy

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    I got $5 off for one month, one card in the mail that let me know about it, and two "reminder" cards reminding me they gave me $5 off in that month. My average monthly bill is about $300 so $5 off was hardly noticeable and unnecessary.

    If they'd want to show their thanks to me, I suggest more Beyonce commercials. Hubba Hubba!! :heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:
     
  14. wenglish98027

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    After 11 years with DirecTV they gave me 3 months of Cinemax (maybe Showtime, I forget). Not exactly exciting, but better than Game Lounge I guess.

    What I'd really like now that I've been with them 12+ years is for them to put a satellite in some other part of the sky ;-)
     
  15. Steveknj

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    We got 3 free months of Showtime last year. I think my anniversary is March. Be curious what we get. Game lounge would be a waste here as well, considering we have Wii, Xbox360 and computers to play games on.

    I DO like that they offer discounts on equipment for good customers, but I wish they'd do that with other things as well.
     
  16. hankb11

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    I got Game Lounge also. 10 years with D*.
     
  17. mark h

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    Third anniversery in Jan. also received Sports Pack which I liked. Its good till beginning of Apr. so I can watch some preseason games. But then I called to ask for CSNBA HD fulltime and she said she would pass it on but then she said she see's that I have been a LOYAL subscriber for three years and gave Showtime for three months.

    mark
     
  18. CJTE

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    Unfortunately the gifts are semi-random. A computer looks at certain aspects of your account, and decides what the gift should be. Throw in some marketing voodoo, and whatever comes out comes out. The "gifts" are not as much "gifts" as they are promo/marketing offers.

    I'm sorry that you got sent Game Lounge. It's really never in any CSR's hands what you get.
    FWIW (which is literally, virtually, nothing), I know someone who likes Game Lounge... She's subscribed to it, I guess her and her kids use it all the time. That's about all I know.

    If you haven't used it in a while, and you're in good standing, DirecTV usually gives away Showtime free for 3 months (I dont know if they still do) once a year.
     
  19. susanandmark

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    11+ years with DirecTV, got Game Lounge "free" for three months as a "special gift." Got two postcards to promote it and then an email, telling me how great they are to give me this special treat. Would never even consider looking at channel. SO don't care!
     
  20. hdthebest

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    WOW I am very jealous....I cant wait for my anniversary which it looks to be in 7 years woohoo!!!!!!!!!!
     

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