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Anniversary Gift

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by onan38, May 14, 2010.

  1. Nov 20, 2010 #81 of 111
    jasondm4

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    They have givin me 3 months of free Starz Evry year since i signed up. I kind of wish they would change it up and give me HBO.
     
  2. Nov 20, 2010 #82 of 111
    diggerg56

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    I got a rock...Well almost. I got three free months of Game Lounge. Probably not much else they could offer since I subscribe to about everything already, including Sunday Ticket.
     
  3. Nov 20, 2010 #83 of 111
    Phil T

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    I have been with them 9 years. I never have received free programming automatically or for Anniversary. I have received free receiver upgrades and sometimes programming or discounts when I have called to ask about an upgrade.
     
  4. Nov 23, 2010 #84 of 111
    dod1450

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    After I had the postcard for 4 weeks of NFL free as an anniversary gift. I did not like the idea that I had to pay the initial $44 then they would give me credit. So I called to see what gives and they had changed my anniversary gift from NFL (4 Sundays) to three months of cinimax three channels.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2011 #85 of 111
    rwmair

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    They pretty much have stopped the gifts, based on my current experience.

    I've now been with them 11 years. Two years ago, I got three months of Showtime. Last year, it was three months of Sports Pack. Both valued at ~ $30-35. I wasn't jumping up and down with joy over either, but they got a small amount of use.

    This year, I just found I got $5 off my bill - for ONE month.

    Guess its better than a month of Game Lounge or their magazine, but not much!
     
  6. Jan 10, 2011 #86 of 111
    rainydave

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    I received a free PPV movie as my gift this past year. Better than nothing.;)
     
  7. Jan 13, 2011 #87 of 111
    jared52

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    I got the NFLST 4 weeks free and used 2 of them. Both times the amount was credited before I had to pay the bill. You just go to a game and order it and that unlocks all of them.
     
  8. Jan 15, 2011 #88 of 111
    TiMo Tim

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    I quoted the OP because that was why I searched here... does anyone find it contradictory to state "no strings attached" and "anytime you want within the next 3 months" in the same sentence?!?

    My anniversary was in October (14 years). I used my free PPV on 1/3, and was billed for it on my 1/13 statement. The credit didn't appear on the bill "at the end of the billing cycle" as the card states. I wonder which reason they'll use to deny my credit:
    1. wasn't used within 3 months (I received the "advance notice" email of the gift on 10/5, and the card sometime later)
    2. didn't order a PPV from DirecTv Cinema channels 125-199 (I ordered from the new on-demand list linked in the guide at Channel 125, for a different showing of a movie within the range of channels)
    3. the credit will appear on a future statement (yeah, right)

    OK, I'm off to contact DirecTv... wish me luck!
     
  9. Jan 17, 2011 #89 of 111
    TiMo Tim

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    Aaaaand we have a winner!

    They claim the freebie was added to my account on 9/21, a full two weeks before the "advanced notice" email announcing my gift, about 3 weeks before the "official notification", and not even in the same month as my anniversary. :nono2:

    I'm sending them a follow-up to point out how not-well-thought-out that was, and asking them to fix their flawed system.
     
  10. Jan 17, 2011 #90 of 111
    n4uaj

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    I got 3 months of Sports Pak which is good for me around this time of year with college basketball and the NHL and NBA so I am happy with it:D
     
  11. Jan 19, 2011 #91 of 111
    itzme

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    I just got the same Movie Credit, so I guess I should try to use it ASAP. I'd love to know if others have had success with the billing credit, and if it applies to the full dollar amount of the more expensive 1080p PPV's or the $6.99 3D movies.
     
  12. Jan 19, 2011 #92 of 111
    betterdan

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    I got 3 free PPV movies for my anniversary gift.
    We ordered The Expendables and was billed for it. They said it would be credited back on the next bill but I was skeptical. My wife then a few weeks later wanted to rent Knight and Day on ppv so we did. On the next bill both movies were credited back. Both were HD 1080P movies.
     
  13. Jan 19, 2011 #93 of 111
    itzme

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    Thanks, good to know. Except the part where you got 3 PPVs and I got 1 PPV :(

    I've been a sub since 2002 and buy Sunday Ticket. Geez. :confused:
     
  14. Jan 20, 2011 #94 of 111
    billsharpe

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    No, this offer is automatic. If you follow the thread the poster got an automatic credit to his bill shortly after he watched the movie.

    I got a $200 rebate from Dell on a computer purchase a couple years. Certainly worth the trouble to send in the paperwork. I have been burned by one $3 rebates on a $10 item that didn't come through, but that's not worth a follow-up.

    I got the same free PPV offer this week and looked over the PPV lineup. Didn't see anything I wanted to watch, but will wait and see what February's selection looks like.
     
  15. Jan 20, 2011 #95 of 111
    itzme

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    Has anyone tried this Anniversary PPV with a $6.99 3d movie, like Shreck 3D?
     
  16. Jan 20, 2011 #96 of 111
    betterdan

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    I think I've been with them since 2000 and I don't get Sunday Ticket but I am handsome, a genius and well endowed. Maybe that's what pushed them to give me 3 PPV credits. :D
     
  17. Jan 20, 2011 #97 of 111
    itzme

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    Ahhh. That explains it. I think that gets you multiple stars on your DTV record.
     
  18. Jan 21, 2011 #98 of 111
    Homebrew101

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    we got 3 free this month also, haven't watched any yet, hoping the selection improves next month :lol:
     
  19. Jan 21, 2011 #99 of 111
    itzme

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    Really?! And how big... never mind. :nono2:
     
  20. HarryD

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    Has anyone else got a free subscription to Game Lounge??? I checked my bill to see if they removed the returned DVR fee and I see that I have Game Lounge... Jeez.. I think it's a waste for me... but I didn't even know about it...
     

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