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Anniversary/loyalty reward is weak

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by ProfLonghair, Oct 22, 2009.

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  1. Oct 22, 2009 #1 of 142
    ProfLonghair

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    So, I finally got my reward. Three months of Sports Pak for free. All the sports I watch are in region. I have no use for this at all, but calls and emails to exchange this for something I might actually watch were denied. After the first thirty days (to avoid an early termination charge, JIK), I'll just cancel it. Oh well, maybe next year.....
     
  2. Oct 22, 2009 #2 of 142
    hilmar2k

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    I have been a customer for 10 years and haven't gotten anything. Be happy with what you got.
     
  3. Oct 22, 2009 #3 of 142
    The Merg

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    It will automatically turn itself off after the 3 months. No need to cancel it.

    As for it being weak, be happy that you got something. Most people don't andyou shouldn't expect to get something. I've had a newspaper subscription for over 15 years, yet the only thing I've gotten are higher rates.

    - Merg
     
  4. Oct 22, 2009 #4 of 142
    Max Mike

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    I got a coupon for a pay per view movie… which I threw in the trash.
     
  5. Oct 22, 2009 #5 of 142
    O2BRich

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    We got the same thing and being AZ Cardinals fans we were fairly happy until we found out all the Cardinals shows on Fox AZ are blacked out in Denver. WTF :nono:

    That was the only use for the sports pak. Glad I never picked it up on my own :(
     
  6. Oct 22, 2009 #6 of 142
    Shades228

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    The sports pack is not made to show professional sports out of market. That's why all the leagues have their own sports package.
     
  7. Oct 22, 2009 #7 of 142
    wingrider01

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    /rofl this is the perfect reason why they should drop the program completely.
     
  8. Oct 22, 2009 #8 of 142
    Mike Bertelson

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    I received the same card in the mail.

    I've never had the Sports Package; I've never had NFLST, CI, or any other sport specific package.

    Given seven years of no sports stuff, it makes one wonder how they determine what would be an appropriate loyalty gift. :sure:

    Of course it's generic and we get what we get. I'll never use it. :shrug:

    Mike
     
  9. Oct 22, 2009 #9 of 142
    David MacLeod

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    todays society assumes that you are a sports fan.
    I got a coupon for a rebate on a PPV. buy and pay for the movie, send coupon in, in 6-8 weeks a rebate issued.
    I tossed it.
     
  10. Oct 22, 2009 #10 of 142
    roadrunner1782

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    I've gotten a few of these as well. I intended on using them but never did. Matter of fact I think they're still in my drawer.:D
     
  11. Oct 22, 2009 #11 of 142
    mcbeevee

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    Or a gamer. I got the free Game Lounge (which I will never use!) for my 10th anniversary.

    :rolleyes:
     
  12. Oct 22, 2009 #12 of 142
    Mike Bertelson

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    You would think there would be enough info on our viewing habits that they would be able to target these loyalty gifts to how we watch TV.

    Mike
     
  13. Oct 22, 2009 #13 of 142
    rudeney

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    I used to get these occasionally back when I was getting a mailed statement and paying by check (about 10 years ago). Back then, there was no rebate - I just included the coupon with my remittance and subtracted that amount from my payment, as instructed.

    If they really wanted these free PPV's to be worth something, they'd have a way to redeem them instantly online. As they are with rebates, they are just a simple marketing tactic that relies on a good percentage of customers either forgetting to send in the coupon or not noticing that D* "forgot" to fulfill the rebate.
     
  14. Oct 22, 2009 #14 of 142
    hilmar2k

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    The point isn't to give you what you have anyway, but to give you something you wouldn't ordinarily order in hopes that you will kepp it after the freebie. They probably do look at your viewing habits, and specifically give you something you don't usually watch.
     
  15. Oct 22, 2009 #15 of 142
    Game Fan

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    Anything is always better than nothing. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth!
     
  16. Oct 22, 2009 #16 of 142
    spartanstew

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    My mom gave me a CD for Christmas once. I didn't even have a CD player and it was by a group I didn't even like. You'd think she'd know me better. I spit in her face.
     
  17. Oct 22, 2009 #17 of 142
    HoTat2

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    Same here;

    Free Game Lounge for my anniversary gift, (subscriber since '95) for three months that is ... Except I'm not a gamer nor do I have any interest in it at all... :icon_lame

    Though I also received $100.00 off on a HD-DVR if I choose it... so perhaps the anniversary gifts are not totally lame :)
     
  18. Oct 22, 2009 #18 of 142
    RACJ2

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    I received the free PPV coupon as well and my wife enjoys movies. We sent it in and it posted to our account within 10 days.
     
  19. Oct 22, 2009 #19 of 142
    David MacLeod

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    cool, I don't watch any ppv (use netflix) so I just read it, saw that time frame, and gave up on it.
     
  20. Oct 22, 2009 #20 of 142
    ddrumman2004

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    We got 5 months of Showtime movie channels for our 5 year anniversary.

    My wife received a "card"(account is in her name) that congratulated her for being a loyal customer for 5 years and thus was giving us Showtime to show their appreciation.

    We never asked for anything!
     

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