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Cinemax deal if you sign up for autopay?

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  1. Dec 18, 2007 #1 of 181
    tonycpsu

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    I just noticed this deal posted to the slickdeals forums:

    http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?t=692260

    Allegedly, if you sign up for automatic payment, you can get a year of Cinemax for free, and some folks are saying they got credit even if they signed up for autopay before this promotion. However, I can't find any info about this promotion elsewhere, and I didn't find any recent topics about this in a search. I'm at work now and can't call CS, but I figured folks here might be interested in this info.

    UPDATE: I just called on my break, and it's actually *two years* of Cinemax free for $0.01 per year (auto renews for a pennty after a year.) The CSR had to call another dept, but everything went through, and I'm getting 24 months of Cinemax for 2 cents. Pretty sweet deal, and I definitely don't mind saving a few trees in the process.
     
  2. Dec 18, 2007 #2 of 181
    jrb531

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    I signed up also. 12 cents a year for Max... not bad. I wonder how they are able to affer this. Does paper billing cost them that much?

    I've been on autopay for years and I don't even open my paper bill (I view it online) so this was a no brainer.

    -JB
     
  3. Dec 18, 2007 #3 of 181
    TulsaOK

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    I thought the offer was $.01/year. For what CineMax has to offer, $.12/year may be a bit high. :)
     
  4. Dec 18, 2007 #4 of 181
    jrb531

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    I thought it was 1 cent a month but I'll going to call back and talk to India again and see if I can save 11 cents :)

    -JB
     
  5. Dec 18, 2007 #5 of 181
    marcuscthomas

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    Perhaps the "After Hours" fare will make it worth 11 extra cents?
     
  6. Dec 18, 2007 #6 of 181
    PhantomOG

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    This works. I already had paperless billing with autopay and I still got the promotion. Hell, even if I only watch one movie over the span of two years its worth 2 cents.
     
  7. Dec 18, 2007 #7 of 181
    TulsaOK

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    Thanks for the heads-up. CCAP and paperless billing. Not a bad deal.
     
  8. Dec 18, 2007 #8 of 181
    DoyleS

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    I had started a thread on this last week and no one seemed to be able to get it.
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=111929
    Sounds like the CSRs finally have the info. Interesting that they told me it was for 3 months when I got it. I was already on autopay so now I am getting both Cinemax and Starz for free although Starz requires sending for a rebate after 3 months.

    ..Doyle
     
  9. Dec 18, 2007 #9 of 181
    skizer

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    Tried it before and they had no idea of what I was talking about, but today it worked!!

    Thanks!!
     
  10. Dec 18, 2007 #10 of 181
    tonycpsu

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    According to the CSR I spoke to, it's two different deals. They have the 3 mo free, but separately, if you switch to paper statements, they have the full year for a penny, and auto-renewal for a second year for another penny. She didn't mention the latter until I specifically asked about it, and she had to transfer me to another rep to get it done.

    It seems silly to do it that way, but that's how the promotion apparently works, and I'll hold them to that.
     
  11. Dec 18, 2007 #11 of 181
    TulsaOK

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    When I did the on-line chat, this was the offer I was given. I called a CSR and they signed me up for the 24 month deal.
     
  12. Dec 19, 2007 #12 of 181
    phrelin

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    Ok. Will have to try this tomorrow. Who could pass it up.
     
  13. Dec 19, 2007 #13 of 181
    dennispap

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    but separately, if you switch FROM paper statements, they have the full year for a penny, and auto-renewal for a second year for another penny.
     
  14. Dec 19, 2007 #14 of 181
    tonycpsu

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    Yeah, I meant to say "paperless" statements instead of "paper" statements.
     
  15. Dec 19, 2007 #15 of 181
    MLBurks

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    I called today and asked about it. The CSR had to investigate, but then found it and gave it to me! Why don't they advertise these things?
     
  16. Dec 19, 2007 #16 of 181
    thesmith77

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    Signed up for this deal last night. .01 for a year is a good deal. Had to transfer me to 2 csr's to get it done though.
     
  17. Dec 19, 2007 #17 of 181
    DoyleS

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    I called yesterday to get my 3 month Cinemax deal switched to the 1 year penny deal. I got a CSR in West Virginia. He initially had difficulty because one of the penny deal requirements was to not have had cinemax in the last 3 months. He finally was able to cancel my 3 month deal and setup the penny deal. Later last night, my Cinemax channels all went red and dropped out. I called and got a CSR in New Jersey. Not sure what happened but he got it all turned back on and confirmed it was a one penny deal.

    ..Doyle
     
  18. Dec 19, 2007 #18 of 181
    butters

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    Nice! Too bad they couldn't do this with HBO or the HD package.
     
  19. Dec 19, 2007 #19 of 181
    Gilitar

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    Thanks for the heads up guys. I called and signed up for auto pay/paperless billing and upgraded to the top 200/dvr advantage plus cinemax for a penny. I'm also currently getting HD free for six months since I just upgraded my reciever.
     
  20. Dec 19, 2007 #20 of 181
    Mike D-CO5

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    I did this on two of my accounts today , one for my parents with the dvr advantage plan for top 250 & my aunts account, with just locals and encore pack. This is a nice Christmas present for my parents and aunt who are both acting like it cost them $$ for the air they breath. Even my dad couldn't object to 12 cents a year.

    The csr told me the catch was that you had to have credit card auto pay and paperless billing and the deal would automatically renew each year for 3 years unless I changed my movie pack subscription or missed my payments by not updating my credit card autopay on time.
     
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