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Get additional $240 off as new DirecTV customer (No referral requests)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jacmyoung, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Spork

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    I specifically asked my rep for one when I was signing up and they told me that they had run out of them months ago...

    ...imagine my surprise when I too received one!

    It took about 5 or 6 weeks after my initial hookup, I would say.

    Is there anyone that *didn't* get one after they signed up (whether they asked for one or not)? :confused:
     
  2. deafcorn

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    It was nice to receive, but it doesn't look like it'll really come in too handy. Lots of strange offers it seemed.
     
  3. joshjr

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    Like what?
     
  4. deafcorn

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    12 coupons total:

    1) 33% off the NFL Superfan
    2) 4 free months of the channel "Baby First"
    3) Free 1 day pass for Sunday Ticket (IMO, the best coupon)
    4) $20 off NBA League pass subscription price
    5) $20 off NHL Center Ice subscription price
    6) 2 free months of Showtime
    7) 1 free month of the Sports Pack
    8) Free 1 day NASCAR Hot Pass
    9) $50 off MLB Extra Innings subscription price
    10) 2 free months of Setana Sports (soccer and rugby)
    11) 2 free months of Starz
    12) 2 free months of Game Lounge

    Now that I really looked at the book completely, I guess they aren't THAT strange, just not too handy for myself. I already have many of the things they offer and some of the others NASCAR and MLB, just don't interest me. But hey, if I use one coupon out of the book, it's still better than nothing.

    FYI, each coupon has certain dates that you can use them, so you can't save one for the next season.
     
  5. Tom Robertson

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    As a reminder to everyone, sharing of account IDs to strangers on the internet is not a good idea. From time to time the moderators might ask if you'd like to participate in helping DIRECTV; but we'll only do so via PM.

    So please, beyond our requests for help, do not share account information in posts or via PM. Posts will be deleted; repeated posts or PMs will lead to other consequences.

    Thanks,
    Tom
     
  6. mipo777

    mipo777 Cool Member

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    Ok,
    I just bit the bullet & got set up for directtv. Thanks to this thread I got some great deals including $50 referal $$$, AAA discount, and go green $$$. Here's where I need some advice because the other great thing this board has given me is knowledge & I know that some of the things the CSR told me are flat out wrong.

    1) Sunday tix is in HD, Superfan isn't needed. Obviously wrong but I wasn't gonna argue with him. I plan on calling later all irate that the CSR lied to me & demand it (or something else) free. I asked him 3 different times & he swore my free Sun tix would be in HD>

    2) I get locals in HD. They're coming in Nov (Des Moines) but I dont get them currently. This is important because I will need local HD feeds till then & I have a antenna but I need to make sure the box will recieve the feed so I either need the HR20 or the 21 with specail box.

    3. He said there wasn't a charge for the locals in HD, it was part of the premier package. I don't know for sure this is wrong but I think it is.

    What I did get was free year showtime, $65 month premier (I will switch to HD DVD Plus after that), free HD DVD, free standad DVD. Here's my order:

    DIRECTV DVR Service_R15 (Rolls to offer 005 on month 5)1 Free
    1 year FREE Showtime B6519/0041 Free
    PREMIER Free 4 Months Free P2244/711 Free
    HD Access_Tier 1 P0000063760000000011 Free
    Standard Professional Install1 Free
    DIRECTV 5-LNB Multi-Satellite Dish1 Free
    DIRECTV HD DVR (Expanded HD Prog. Capable)1 Free
    DIRECTV DVR1 Free
    $0 Delivery & Handling1 Free
    CashBack_DummyName_306071 Free
    B6291/0201 Free

    My question is this: What do I need to call back & get "fixed" besides the Sun tix in HD and what should I ask for in return for my hardship and confusion due to an incompetant CSR?

    Also he told me that there was no DVR fee, just the stand $4.95 fee I would pay for any reciever. Is this correct? The last thing I want is hidden cost & he told me my total during the 1st four months would be $69 and when I dropped it to the HD DVR plus level is would be $54 (I'm assuming these prices inclued the AAA discount).

    Thoughts & opinions?
     
  7. mephisto

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    Doesn't sound quite right.

    $75 (premier) + $10 (HD) + $5 (2nd DVR) - $10 (AAA) - $10 (referral) - $5 (go green) = $65

    Locals are free with Premier package and DVR fee would be $7 for a total of $72.
     
  8. joshjr

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    Also they are offering the rest of the Nascar Hotpass for free that you did not get.
     
  9. RACJ2

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    The 4.95 fee is for a second and for each additional receiver. The DVR fee is $5.99for as many DVR's as you have and is usually only free for 4 months. Also, you usually have to pay $9.99/mo for HD service, so you got a deal. The info below is in the features section of the offer on the D* website.

    FREE DVR service for 4 months (reg. $5.99/mo.) with activation of a DVR-capable receiver

    If you drop to the HD DVR plus after 4 months, the HD and DVR fee are built in. The monthly should only drop to $63, which is $73 - $10 AAA discount. You don't get the $18/mo discoun if you start with the Premier package special.
     
  10. RACJ2

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    I am going to PM you with a question.
     
  11. thhrash

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    Another thanks to the people in this thread.

    Signed up last Thursday.

    $240 off AAA deal
    $18/month off first year
    $50 referral
    $199 for Two HD DVR's
    Free Showtime for 6 months.
    Free Shipping

    Tried for the HD extra or to get 1 year Showtime and they said their department couldn't do that anymore. Not wanting to push I settled happily for what I ended up with. Only issue I had is that they scheduled the install, but when I checked the website (which I knew to do from posts here) the install did not show. A quick call back and they fixed that issue.
     
  12. JosieFB

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    The DVR fee and the HD fee are included in the price for the HD DVR Plus package and above, so there is not an additional 5.99 tacked on for DVR or 9.99 tacked on for HD. At least that's what they told me when I ordered two weeks ago.
     
  13. Stewpidity

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    They would not give the HD Extra to me either, but keep an eye on your acct online(under my premium channels/add premium channel). Just the other day I happened to looked and it said "$0.00 for 3 months"
     
  14. compnurd

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    The 18 dollar off is the current promo aside from the Sunday Ticket one. The showtime you just have to ask for
     
  15. astrohip

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    I have two quick questions: I signed up this weekend at a local storefront (in Brenham TX). It won't be installed 'till this next weekend, so I have time to cancel and re-order if necessary. I ordered what sounds very similar to you: Plus HD DVR package, with two HD DVRs.

    1) My wife is a AAA member; can I tell the store to get my discount, or do I have to go thru AAA (which I guess is a phone call? or online?).

    2) He told me each HD DVR costs $199, total $398. Then there is a $100 rebate, total $298. He was clear the DVR service was free (normally $5/month, but comes with this package), but the DVR itself was $200. So how did you only pay $199 for 2 DVRs?

    Thanks!!
     
  16. compnurd

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    I would sign up through D* on the phone. I am 99% you need to order via the special number
     
  17. Spork

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    Yes, I'm sorry to say that you NEED to cancel the order that you made with the storefront.

    You then need to call the special AAA member number in this thread to get the deal.

    Although inconvenient, it's the only way to make sure you capture that $240 off over two years. So while you might hurt the retailers' feelings/bottom line you need to do it to get the discount.

    And it's a mighty good discount so it's worth it.

    Hope that helps!
     
  18. thhrash

    thhrash New Member

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    The only way to get the AAA deal is by calling their number and signing up that way. This gives you the discount and also the special deals on equipment. After you sign up there are several companies (such as qwest who is my internet and phone provider) that will let you bundle with them.

    Cancel your current deal and go through AAA for the best offer at the moment.

    The HD access and DVR fee are part of my package, but there is an additional fee for each receiver.
     
  19. kroche22

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    Cancel the store front order. Call the special AAA number. You will get the $240, 10 per month for 24 months. Plus you will get lower prices on the receivers or no cost at all depending on the receiver you want. Ask for free showtime for a year and ask for free shipping. Don't forget the $50 referral bonus 10 for 5 months. You'll need an account number of someone to get the referral, I'll PM you an account number. Some people have had better luck calling during the day time instead of at night. Good Luck, post how you make out.
     
  20. astrohip

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    Done. Canceled the storefront order (still had a Hughes Satellite Internet order with them, so they're not completely bummed).

    Called the 800#. Placed a AAA order, for HD-DVR Plus (72.99-18). Got the HD-DVR for $99, got the HD receiver for free (but there is a $5/mt chrg for it). Got the AAA$10/month off, $50 referral credit, the $18 rebate, etc. She mentioned S&H, I said I thought that was free, she said it's not, but she would waive it as a courtesy.

    All in all, a GREAT deal. Many thanks to all of you.

    Stuart
    Houston
    (although the DirecTV is going in Brenham)
     

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