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Two Free Movie coupon's

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by MadScientist, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. MadScientist

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    I received in the mail the other day two free coupons to use in getting two PPV movies; they are both a $4.99 value did anyone else get these in the mail? If and when I do use them can I record the PPV movie to my hard drive on the VIP-622?
     
  2. renpar61

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    you sure they are completely free? No need to purchase anything? It would be the first time I hear of this generous giveaway from Dish...
    If you don't want them send them my way! ;)
     
  3. BattleZone

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    You can record PPV, but many PPVs now have an expiration date, based on when you first press Play. The movie studios figured out that people could order a movie, DVR it, and watch it forever. That was never the intention of PayPerView, so now PPVs give you a limited amount of time to watch. The time can vary, and will be listed on the order screen before you actually order.
     
  4. SaltiDawg

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    Yes, free. Not the first time by a long-shot. I associate them with an impending price increase as a way to soften the blow.
     
  5. russ9

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    A plus is you redeem them on-line, great especially if you are on auto-pay or pay online.
     
  6. tsmacro

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    yep I got 'em too a couple days ago. It's been a while since the last time they sent me any of those, two or three years at least. I was thinking they probably sent them to me because it's been about a year since i've ordered any PPV, so I figured they were just trying to encourage that kind of behavior. :D
     
  7. coldsteel

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    Did you get someone onto Dish with a ClubDish card? But they send 5 with that...
     
  8. russ9

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    Actually, I had just signed up someone, so perhaps that was it. On the other hand, the back said "Exclusive offer for our best customers" which is what the computer voice tells me I am when I call Dish..
     
  9. tsmacro

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    That's what mine said too. I haven't signed anyone up via Club Dish for at least six months I would guess, so I doubt that was it. Plus i've gotten oh probably half a dozen or so people signed up via Club Dish over the years and the only time they sent me free PPV coupons was after the first one.
     
  10. SaltiDawg

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    I have never signed anyone up - and I don't do Pay Per View as I belong to Netflix. Got two of the coupons, however.
     
  11. Michael P

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    I haven't received one of those in years, however I got something better: $3 off per month from DVR Advantage + $10 per month "loyalty" reward. That's a total of $13 per month for 12 months.
     
  12. bobukcat

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    Yep, I think I've gotten two of them just about everytime they bump prices and mine also says "Thank you for being one of our best customers!" which is probably everyone who pays >$80 a month and is on autopay and paperless billing to further reduce their costs.

    The bad part is I've never used one of them because they're only good for $4.99, the HD PPVs are $5.99 and any of the movies I want to watch I've usually already rented on BD from Netflix.
     
  13. BNUMM

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    They will still give you credit for the $4.99 so the HD ends up costing only $1.00.
     
  14. calgary2800

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    I am not going to take a chance on that. You know red tape. Dish will probably say " its 5.99 not 4.99. you pay full price". I ripped up my coupons.
     
  15. tsmacro

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    Actually I don't think anyone pays that close attention. As long as you send in the coupon (or I guess you can do it online now) and they check your account to see you ordered a PPV they just give you the credit. The last time I had coupons (the five for initial Club Dish signee) they would just give me full credit for what the coupon was worth (I think it was 3.99) then no matter what the price of the PPV I ordered. I remember this because I think couple of the movies I ordered were 1.99 and 2.99 specials and I was wondering how they'd handle the coupon and in every case they just gave me a credit for the full value of the coupon. So yeah i'm pretty sure you can watch HD movies for $1.00 with these coupons, because they'll just redeem them for their face value. I know that's how I plan to use them. The people's who's job it is to redeem the coupons (and heck online it's probably just automated) aren't paid enough to be "the coupon police" and check and make sure that the coupon actually equals the charge for the PPV, even if there were a policy that said otherwise and I doubt there is anyway.
     
  16. MadScientist

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    The only thing that I did lately was to contact them to tell them how disappointed I am at losing the Smithsonian channel and saying I was think of going to Direct TV after 13 years being with Dish Network. I don’t know, maybe that triggered the coupons. I never received anything like this in the mail from Dish Network, nor have I received a reply to my email.
     
  17. cumberlandredskin

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    I haven't got any. I must not be a valued customer even though I have been with them since 2001 and paid my bills on time.
     
  18. SaltiDawg

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    They do apply to HD Pay Per View. You ripped up $9.98. :rolleyes:
     
  19. TheFoxMan

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    bobukcat
    Are you saying you're on paperless billing and got the coupons? If so, did they come in the mail, or did you find them online? I've been a Dish customer about 13 years and am on the paperless system, so I'm wondering if I got passed over or if I'm not looking in the right place.
     
  20. BNUMM

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    I sent my coupons in and they gave me credit even though the rentals did not show on my bill. Come to find out my modem had died and the rentals weren't being phoned in.
     

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