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Getting discounts on premiums, how often?
Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:32 AM
Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:36 AM
I seldom ask for any discounts, but I do change my programming around quite often and every time I'm offered something. Maybe just $5 or a bit more, but something. Sometimes a really great something, oft times just a little.
IMO, never hurts to ask, the worst that happens is they say no.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:40 AM
Sometimes they say nothing is available for "your" account.
That happened in recent months.
Last week I inquired and received the following:
$5.00 off HBO for 3 months
$5.00 off Choice for 3 months
$10.00 off Sports pak for 6 months
Starz-Showtime 2 for 1 for 3 months
Granted, Sports Pak offers very little, but @ $10.00 off for 6 months, I'll take it.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:55 PM
In the past I have received:
Free Showtime (3mo, 6mo, 12mo) - many times
Free Starz (3mo) - many times
Free Encore (3mo)
$10/off for 6mo (3 or 4 times)
$20/off for 6mo (3 or 4 times)
$5/off for 3mo, 6mo, 12mo
Free NFL ST (twice)
Free Sports Pack (3mo)
Cinemax/HBO 2-for-1 pricing (many times)
Free TC Premier upgrade for 3mo (once)
Half price Starz
Half price Cinemax
I call every few months and ask, "do you have any special promotions for ______?"
IT NEVER HURTS TO ASK (and ask nicely).
I don't think my bill has ever been "full price" for what I get.
I'm pretty sure I've had Showtime for almost 2 years without paying a dime.
You'll never get HBO at reduced price -- they'll generally give you a 3mo or 6mo credit for $x/monthly bill if you say it costs too much, tho.
Seems if you 1) pay bill on time, 2) subscribe to a premium, 3) have been a longer term customer, they'll offer better promos.
Most recently I got free Showtime for 12 months. It was maybe a 4 minute conversation with the CSR. I said my free trial had just expired, could they offer it again? and they did.
I'll repeat it: IT NEVER HURTS TO ASK (and ask nicely).
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HD, WHDVR and ICK since Aug 2010
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:39 PM
Each time I call I'm offered something that makes it worth my while to keep the premium package. I don't ask, they just offer.
Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:12 AM
Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:21 AM
Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:43 PM
Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:44 PM
It used to be a game when buying a new car too. Now most new car dealers in my area have gone to posting one price on the windshield and saying take it or leave it. No games or wheeling and dealing. A house is about the only thing you can really wheel and deal on anymore.
Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:37 PM
FIOS - Phone & 25/25 internet