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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. RACJ2

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    You can sign up for AAA on line and have the temporary card number right away. Then, if you call the AAA DirecTV number during normal business hours, you will typically get someone that knows the program. If all lines are busy, it will roll to the normal call center and then it’s hit or miss. You basically get the current DirecTV offers, plus the items mentioned in the link I provide in my prior post.

    For example, right now they are offering 3 months free of HBO/Showtime/Starz instead of Showtime free for 6 months or 1 year. I believe you should be able to get both receivers free, one through the DirecTV offer and the other through the AAA offer. You can ask for any of the other items, but they might say it’s no longer available.
  2. mark420

    mark420 New Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    "Friends referral too can be combined with the AAA deal."

    what does this mean exactly? so if i had not 1 but 2 friends, i can both use them as referrals and instead get $100 off?

    "The first HD DVR should be free now (with correct programming packages), and the second HD DVR for $99 or HD box for free."

    "I believe you should be able to get both receivers free, one through the DirecTV offer and the other through the AAA offer."

    so how many should i be getting for free, one or two?

    thanks to both of you for your help!
  3. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Hall Of Fame

    Apr 27, 2004
    I think what is meant by that is that normally you have to call a special phone number and go through that specific process to do the "referral" program to get the $50 off. The exception to that seems to have been calling the special AAA deal number and being able to take advantage of the referral program that way - but it is still just one $50 for one referral. If I'm reading your question correctly, YOU could only be referred by ONE of those friends. Multiple people cannot get the referral discount on the same new customer account.
  4. Eric Bede

    Eric Bede New Member

    Feb 18, 2009
    I recently signed up for Direct TV and got the $50 off friend referral deal. If anyone wants the same discount please feel free to use me as a "friend". The discount will appear as a $10 credit for 5 months. They'll ask for my account number which [Moderator note, referrals are not permitted at DBSTalk.com].

    Eric Bede
    Mililani, Hawaii
  5. Justin23

    Justin23 Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    That was a no no Eric...

  6. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    And says so, right in the thread title. :)
  7. twiecek

    twiecek Cool Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    I've had D* for many, many years, as well as member of AAA. Can I still get the AAA discount, or is it only for new subscribers?
  8. jacmyoung

    jacmyoung Hall Of Fame

    Sep 8, 2006
    You can call to find out. There used to be some $100 credit for existing subs, in exchange for a two year contract, $50 paid at the beginning of the contract, another $50 at the beginning of the second year.
  9. j_t

    j_t Cool Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    I just received the AAA discount deal $10 off for 24 months and the $23 off for 12 months.

    DVR Service (offer - 101) 1 Free
    Welcome to DIRECTV 2008 Q4 Offer B5712/081 1 Free
    PLUS DVR P000006357000000001 1 Free
    PLUS HD DVR P000006364000000001 1 Free
    DIRECTV 5-LNB Multi-Satellite Dish 1 Free
    HBO 1 Free
    STARZ! 1 Free
    SHOWTIME 1 Free
    DIRECTV Satellite Dish 1 Free
    Standard Professional Install 1 Free
    DIRECTV DVR 1 Free
    Standard IRD 1 Free
    DIRECTV DVR 1 Free
    B6291/020 1 Free
    Handling 1 $19.95
    Standard Professional Install 1 Free
    DIRECTV HD DVR (Expanded HD Prog. Capable) 1 Free

    - [ $49.99 for the first 12 months / $72.99 for the second 12 months. ]

    I tried to do the Friend referral($50), but the CSR had already placed the order. She says that I will still be able to use the Friend Referral when I activate my account. I told her how I was used to dealing with Charter, where you must negotiate an offer then hit them with the discount coupons or offers. She mentioned that she would have done the Friends Referral discounts if I have stated it before she placed the order.

    Has anyone ever received a discount during their activation?
  10. gitarzan

    gitarzan Godfather

    Dec 31, 2005
    I think the referral discount must be done when the order is placed. You have to call the special 800 number ot get the aaa discount. If you called the right number they should have automatically asked for your membership number. You have zero chance of getting this after the order is placed. $50 plus $10 month 24 months. Thats a lot of money to let go.
  11. Mar 1, 2009 #611 of 630

    joshjr Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    If I was you I would call the VP of CS and talk to them before the install. I had it done after the fact cause they did not add it in on my origial order but I told them to. If you need the number hit me up via PM and I will give it to you.
  12. Mar 1, 2009 #612 of 630

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    You got a great deal! I submitted my referral when I placed my order and I received it. Actually, I thought that if you don't submit it with the order, they won't let you do it later. Also, there is a $3 price increase in March, so you may be paying $52.99 for 12 mo's and $75.99 for the next 12. I'm still in my first 12 mo's and mine is going up.
  13. Mar 1, 2009 #613 of 630

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    Referral credits are no longer allowed with this order. The only way to get a referral credit now is to use the referral phone number or the website.
  14. Mar 2, 2009 #614 of 630

    ewto16 Legend

    Jul 8, 2008
    No way will you get that later. If you can't get them to add it before your service is installed, you won't get it.

    Also, I wasn't able to get the friend referral on my account with the AAA deal, even though the CSR told me I would.
  15. Mar 2, 2009 #615 of 630

    Ed_wil New Member

    Jan 8, 2009
    I live in the 25% of the country that still doesn't have the locals in HD. That's the biggest reason I haven't switched back to DTV as moved to an area without locals. My 1st year promo rate from cable is about to run out, so if they won't give me a good deal to stay, will likely go to DTV with or without locals.

    I have AAA so am going to get their discount and want to get two HD DVR's. My question is I thought I read someplace that with a certain model DVR I can hook up another antenna in feed so I can still record locals in HD through receiver. Are they any downsides to this particualr HD DVR compared to other models they have? Is this correct? and if so how does it get hooked up? I assume I'd need to do that at the dish so it goes to both recievers? Any chance I'd be able to get both HD DVR's for free or is the best I can expect is one free and $100 for second one?

    I tried Googling this particualr topic to see if I could find any specifics, but didn't have any luck. Anyone have any links to articles on this subject?

    Also wondering if there's any info regarding when other cities will be getting locals in HD other than what is listed on the DTV website. I live in Wilmington NC

  16. Mar 3, 2009 #616 of 630

    jacmyoung Hall Of Fame

    Sep 8, 2006
    The only way to do it is to do it all over, cancel the current order and try again.
  17. Mar 3, 2009 #617 of 630

    jacmyoung Hall Of Fame

    Sep 8, 2006
    The newer HD DVRs do not have that OTA built in, you will need an AM21 add on that retails for $59, but during the order, you may insist that you have to have the OTA capability and each HD DVR must have a free AM21 included. It might take some effort but it can be done.

    Since you do not have HD LIL in your area, it should be easier to convince them to give you the AM21s for free. As far as hooking up the AM21, just like using a rabbit ear antenna, if you have good OTA signal, a small antenna right on your box will do, otherwise an outdoor one may be needed, and you can simply split the feed to multiple boxes.
  18. Mar 3, 2009 #618 of 630

    ewto16 Legend

    Jul 8, 2008
    The receiver you are asking about is the HR20 model. It has an OTA tuner built into it. You would attach the antenna at the receiver, not at the dish. I suppose you could run two seperate wires from an antenna to two seperate receivers if you wanted to, but I don't know that it would work. Seems like it would.

    When you order DTV you have NO CONTROL over what model of receiver you will get when it is installed. None, zip, zero. No matter what the CSR tells you, no matter if they note it on your account, you have no control.

    If you really want an HR20, you will have to buy one somewhere and your best bet is probably Ebay. That opens up a whole different set of issues in regards to an owned or leased receiver.

    I beleive there is an OTA tuner attachtment that you can buy for the HR21 and HR22 models, but I have not seen it anywhere but on Ebay and I really don't know anything about it. It is supposed to enable you to hook up an antenna just like you could on the HR20.

    Hope that helps.
  19. Mar 4, 2009 #619 of 630

    skizer AllStar

    May 16, 2004
    Hi....hope you can tell me if this sounds like a good deal or if I should push for something else....

    I currently have Dish, but due to price increases, no MLB network, and STILL no Indianaplis locals in HD I am exploring my options...

    Called the # and was told that this is what I would get

    - Free HD DVR
    - 2nd HD DVR for $99 (a discount of $100)
    - 3 months of HBO and other movie channels free (standard promo I think)
    - Cost for year 1 would be $49.99
    - Cost in year 2 would be $70.99

    This seems like the same offer I got on my own building thru the direct website except for the $10/mo off and the additional $100 off of the 2nd HD receiver (was $199 on the website).

    I have a friend with Direct, can I still combine a referral credit on top of the $49.99 price???

    Thanks for any input
  20. Mar 4, 2009 #620 of 630

    Stewpidity Godfather

    Jan 25, 2008
    yes, make sure you tell them at sign up, you were referred

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