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$550 off New DirecTV Order-YMMV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by lynnpayne, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. lynnpayne

    lynnpayne New Member

    Aug 14, 2008
    All combined, I saved $550 = $240 AAA, $240 Qwest, $20 paperless, $50 referral.

    AAA gives you $10 off each month for 2 years. You have to call this number to get the AAA deal: 800-242-9114. If you want to join AAA call 1-866-359-4222 to get $17 off. You can get the $17 enrollment fee wiaved in Utah (and maybe Northern California and Nevada since they are in the same AAA region) at www.aaa.com with promo code "JAZZ0708". PM me if you want to use my AAA membership number in this AAA region. If not, $52 for $240 savings isn't a bad investment!

    What you get is explained at http://www.AAA.com/directv Go to AAA.com home page (will redirect to local club for your area, may ask for your ZIP code), then click link under "Savings >> Services").

    Use another person's DirecTV account # (mine is 81294689) to save an additional $50 (5 months, $10 per month) and the person who referred you will also get $50.

    They charged me $99 for HD DVR (some have gotten it for free) and gave me standard DVR free, plus free install and shipping.

    You can get the Premier Package for $56.99 which includes all the premium movie channels (HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and Starz with all HD movies in 1080i), the Sports Pack ($12 mo), and the NFL Sunday Ticket ($289.95 value) for 4 months. Or you can do what I did and get the HD DVR Plus package @ $54.99 and get the Showtime free for 6 months (others have gotten Showtime or the Sports Pack for 1 year ) + a one time $20 credit for signing up to the "Go Green" paperless billing (in competition with Dish Network's 1 cent Cinemax promo for going paperless). If you do go with the premium package you can downgrade after the 4 month offer is over and still get $18 off whatever package you choose to downgrade to.

    AFTER your installation, if you have phone service through Qwest you can call them and get a $10 discount EACH MONTH if you bundle with DirecTV. That means your DirecTV will be billed by Qwest. Other phone companies in other areas are offering you similar bundles. Qwest gives you $5-17 off, depending on what you have.I actually saved $10 month on my phone charges in addition to the $10 off of my DirecTV bill.

    Also, Verizon has been included in the Qwest family just recently. This will contribute towards a further BUNDLE DISCOUNT!!

    That was my deal and was the best I could do after all my research. Every little bit helps. If anyone wants to share their deal or if I missed something, please share for everyone's sake.

    My DTV bill should work out like this:

    +72.99 for the Plus HD DVR package
    -18 for 1 year (makes it 54.99)
    -10 AAA account for 2 years
    -10 referral discount for 5 months
    -10 Qwest bundle, forever = as long as I have DirecTV bundled
    0 showtime (or Sports Pack) 6 months
    0 starz & encore 3 months
    0 primary leased receiver
    +4.99 extra receiver

    Total $29.98

    Feel free to PM me with questions.

    Good luck,
  2. idigg

    idigg Legend

    May 8, 2008
    You still paid for a leased DVR :D
  3. RACJ2

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    Congratulations! You found the great deal that many people have discussed in the thread below in the past, but the Quest part makes it even better. How much do you have to pay/mo for Quest and is it DSL or just phone service?
  4. JosieFB

    JosieFB Cool Member

    Oct 3, 2007
    I got the $20 go green deal with a similar bundled package when I signed up online after my account was activated. I believe all new subscribers get that deal. I also got the HD extra package free for 3 months by signing up after my account was activated, and HBO, Cinemax and TMC free for 3 months when I called to complain because I didn't have access to my free Showtime.
  5. jclewter79

    jclewter79 Hall Of Fame

    Jan 8, 2008
    They are giving away free HDDVR's with the sunday ticket deal right now. of course I doubt you would be able to bundle all of those things with it.
  6. lynnpayne

    lynnpayne New Member

    Aug 14, 2008
    For $15/mo for 1 year, then $30 for life, I signed up for the DSL silver package 1.5 mb. My comcast was only giving me 600 and some odd kb, even though it was supposed to be high speed. Also, when they checked my phone they were able to drop it (basic, no long distance) by $10. So I actually saved $50 total = $20 month ($10 DTV, $10 off phone, plus another $30/mo for 12 months.

    The Qwest CSR told me they were going to fiber optics in the future and that the $30 price for life will be there, but we shall see. Anyway, I'm good, maybe even better with the change in internet.

    Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!
  7. lynnpayne

    lynnpayne New Member

    Aug 14, 2008
    Actually...they gave me the option of doing the NFL Sunday Ticket instead, I can't remember if it was in their Premium package or separate, after I had negotiated all my deals but Qwest. I've read elsewhere that people have had success getting a couple of HD DVR's for free, but I guess I didn't push hard enough and paid $99. That promo is for 4 months, includes all the premium channels and you can downgrade at any time and the cost is more or less the same as my package.
  8. lynnpayne

    lynnpayne New Member

    Aug 14, 2008
    Deal keeps getting better. DTV sent a guy out who hadn't installed the HD DVR before and so only my standard DVR worked. He called and they gave me Starz for 3 months, then once it was working I called and the CSR gave me the Sports Pack @ $10 off per month for 6 months.
  9. johnhnhn

    johnhnhn New Member

    Dec 31, 2003
    Thanks, I signed up today. You should be getting $50
  10. Rocko62580

    Rocko62580 Legend

    Sep 3, 2006

    I called last week and they told me I cannot get the $18 discount for one year if I take the AAA discount. They did offer the free showtime after he "spoke with his supervisor," however he said there was no way that I could take both the online discount of $18 with the Plus DVR HD Package if I use the AAA disount. He said it's either one or the other. Can you send me written confirmation that this is not true?
    I will use someone's account number for a $50 referral if they can get me this deal, or a better one! Thanks!
  11. Nodes of Ranvier

    Nodes of Ranvier AllStar

    May 29, 2007
    Did you call the designated AAA phone #? I called last week and was told the opposite, that the 18 off deal could be used in conjunction with the AAA deal.
  12. lynnpayne

    lynnpayne New Member

    Aug 14, 2008
    Nodes is right Rocko, call the AAA number and you'll get both. Nobody I know has had a problem getting the 18 off because it's a promo for all new subscribers and the AAA deal is a bonus on top of that. Good luck, Lynn
  13. directvsocks

    directvsocks AllStar

    Sep 16, 2008
    Existing Directv customers get nothing, NOTHING!

    At least as far as the AAA discount goes......

  14. jcricket

    jcricket Legend

    Nov 21, 2005
    Does anyone know exactly how the qwest bundling/billing works?

    I have qwest (local + long distance + dsl). I already have DirecTV.

    I don't want to change my package, programming, services, etc. I have lifetime DVR from DirecTV and don't want to lose that.

    1) If I "bundle" through Qwest to get the $10/discount, does DirecTV basically just forward my bill to Qwest? Or do I have to sign up for a programming package through qwest?

    2) Do I lose my ability to see/change my programming/services on directv.com if I bundle through qwest?
  15. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Hall Of Fame

    Apr 27, 2004
    My understanding is that the DirecTV billing just filters through Qwest and it shouldn't affect your ability to do online what you do now, nor your ability to add/change programming/services through DirecTV.

    The only thing that I've seen mention of a problem with is sometimes the bundling discount and any discounts you may get through DirecTV for other things don't always play nice. I don't bundle, though, so I have no firsthand experience and I have to rely on what is reported by others.
  16. Phil T

    Phil T Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Mar 25, 2002
    I have no issues with the Qwest/DirecTV bundle. All equipment updates or programming changes are handled by DirectTV. Qwest only does the billing.

    You can still use DirecTV.com for everything else. The billing does not show up on DirecTV.com, but you can view it on Qwest.com.
  17. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    Just call Qwest and tell them you want to opt into bundled billing. Nothing changes on the D* side of your billing at all. Qwest just starts paying your bill and then bills you for it. You're account balance must be $0 when the request goes through so I would recommend finding out your bill cycle date and either make a payment on the second day of the bill cycle, that's the day the bill generates, or just put a recurring CC on it then call qwest.
  18. jcricket

    jcricket Legend

    Nov 21, 2005
    Thanks everyone. I have auto-pay (via CC) already set up at DirecTV (and at Qwest actually)...

    As long as I don't lose any credits (i.e. DirecTV sends the amount I owe after applying the credits to Qwest) it would be worth bundling. Otherwise I'd wait until those credits expired.
  19. lynnpayne

    lynnpayne New Member

    Aug 14, 2008
    I'd give them a call and make sure you are getting the full bundle credits. The auto pay shouldn't negatively affect your bundle discounts at all.

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