$20 off Total Premier Choice still in effect

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  1. Indiana627

    Indiana627 Member

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    Just called back and got both the TC+ w/locals for $33.99 and HBO for $2 for 6 months. Another great reason to keep checking this forum! Thanks!
     
  2. marrone

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    Ok, they answered the 2nd email with "We tried to get ahold of you, but only got the answering machine". which is possible...I've been working late, and my daughter is very sick, so my wife probably didn't answer the phone.

    Luckily I was smart enough to leave them my work number. So they called me here today. I was out, but they left a direct 1-800 number, which goes right to a person (though not the one who called me). Which is fine.

    Short and sweet: I'm now (well, effective end of billing cycle) paying $33.99 for TC+ w/locals, plus $2 HBO, and free showtime :). [had to slightly push for the showtime; they didn't volunteer it] Apparently that works with the 2 for 1 promotion, and the $10 off promotion is separate from that, so we can get both.

    Thanks all! Now I'll have plenty of stuff to fill up my extra 105 hours I just put in!

    -Mike
     
  3. Felix T Cat

    Felix T Cat New Member

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    OK, I'll add my experience:
    Had TC+, HBO, Showtime, Tivo Service, 2 mirrors

    Called to order my second Tivo and "while I had her on the phone" asked about the $20 off. She denied any knowledge of it even after I pushed a little.

    Sent the e-mail, got a relpy that they would like to speak with me, they called 2 days later (around 8pm) and after a short 5 min conversation I am getting the $20 for 6 months.
     
  4. mmihalik

    mmihalik Verbose Poster

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    Short and sweet:

    My $20 for 6 months just ended last month.

    Email to DirecTV after logging into my account at www.directv.com:
    - stated how I had received the Customer Appreciation credit, and my 6 months just ended
    - indicated how happy I was with the service
    - asked about any HDTV promotions they might have
    - asked if I could get the $20 credit again for 6 months, and I agreed to extending my Total Choice Premier w/Locals contract for another year
    - included Account Number in the blank provided on the email form

    That was yesterday.

    Today, I received an email reply:
    - pointers to HDTV info on the website, but no special offers
    - yes, by the way, we are giving you the $20 Customer Appreciation credit for another 6 months, and my contract was extended to a year.

    I think the key here is what this thread was about originally:
    - Total Choice Premier w/Locals is sort of Top Tier
    - credit easily given if you are a Premier subscriber, and have been for many years like I have

    Here is the actual text of the email I sent:

    Could not be more simple!

    Mike
     
  5. Randolph Damore

    Randolph Damore New Member

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    I called about the Total Choice Premier for $67.99 today and had absolutely no problems. The rep I talked to knew about the deal, had no qualms about signing me up, and didn't even add a year to my contract.

    Needless to say, I am pretty pleased. I added about twenty movie channels and dropped my bill by a dollar. w00t!
     
  6. qdoggg

    qdoggg Tivo Freak

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    I just got DTV last week as well... and got the same story "wait one year" But i kept sending the e-mails and finally got a rep to help me out. Just keep trying it can't hurt.

    good luck!!
     
  7. wilsonc

    wilsonc New Member

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    With the price increases coming up, you should want them to start the year requirements of at least Total Choice service so you are price protected.
     
  8. deuce

    deuce New Member

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    I've had DTV of one sort or another for 8 years now. I called for the $33.99/mo + $2.00 HBO and free Showtime.

    CSR tried to pass a 3 free months of Cinemax offer my way. I countered with "I'd rather have the other three, unless you're telling me they are no longer valid." He responded they are still valid, and within 30 seconds I was hooked up. funny, he only said the Showtime would expire in 6 months, not the TCP & HBO specials.

    Reminds me of the awesome deals one used to be able to get with USSB!
     
  9. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

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    I'm moving in about 5 weeks so I called them today to see what they could do. It turns out that my commitment ends on February 8th (2 weeks from now) and I told them I was trying to save money due to the new house expenses. Here's what they're giving me:

    Movers program at NO charge, including triple LNB dish and 5X16 multi-switch.
    TCP w/locals for $33.99
    HBO for $2 for 6 months
    free Showtime for 6 months.


    I've used the $20 off Premier twice in the past and realized I don't need all those movie channels and would rather save the $26 per month on a cheaper package.




    Stew
     
  10. MCodanti

    MCodanti New Member

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    I assume you mean TC+ and not TCP (Total Choice Premier) right?
     
  11. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

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    Yes, TC+ (which also starts with P) :)




    Stew
     
  12. dtvuser95

    dtvuser95 New Member

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    The $20 off thing must be an ongoing promo since this thread was started eons ago (last october) and when I asked for it tonight, I got it. Conditions were that I stay with DTV for 6 months or something like that.
     
  13. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

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    Yep, I got it for the first time in July of 2002, then again in February of 2003 and now a third discount deal.


    Usually you have to agree to remain for 1 year.





    Stew
     
  14. chicagogreg773

    chicagogreg773 New Member

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    Just moved...
    i got the discount back in november but have yet to get my december and january 20 discounts. all the drones at directv keep telling me are they are "working on crediting my account 40dollars"

    what a bunch of b/s directv customer service has become!!!
     
  15. marrone

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    Probably meant that showtime would automatically be cut-off, whereas HBO won't be (but will then start charging you full price unless you cancel it). That's what I was told.

    -Mike
     
  16. GoldenTiger

    GoldenTiger Tivo Pony =)!

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    I got the deal $33.99 deal with HBO for $2 a month and Showtime free for 6 months... loving it! $4 off a month and approximately 18 movie channels for saving money! I decided the extra money per month to do the $20 off a month Total Choice Premiere package with all 4 movie channel packages wasn't worth it over this package, which I'm perfectly happy with. Thanks so much for the heads-up in this thread, everyone! I did the $20 off TCP awhile back, and now I have this deal. The savings DirecTV is offering to their customers right now are great!
     
  17. wilsonc

    wilsonc New Member

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    Just adding my experience here. I emailed last Friday (01/23/04) the following:

    And the next day, I received the following reply:

    Today, I received a phone call and they left a message asking them to call them back at 1-800-824-9081 and when I called back I basically asked for the $20 off deal, they said yes, they do have the discount available for specific circumstances and that she would be able to offer it to me and that was it.
     
  18. Shark73

    Shark73 New Member

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    I had the same experience as wilsonc, I've checked my account online and I don't see any activity in regards to the $20 off TCP. I called the rep back on Saturday so it's been a few days now.

    Those of you who have received this discount...can you please let me know if I should see something on my account now or will it just be reflected on my next bill?

    Thanks,

    Jim
     
  19. jrvtecaccord

    jrvtecaccord Jr Member

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    I have the $20 discount off TCP, I have noticed that they apply the credit around a day or two before it is due. When I receive my online statement it list with out the discount, but when I pay on the due date, the discount is there.
     
  20. tmcabee

    tmcabee New Member

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    I've only been a DTV subscriber for about 4 months now, but I tried for these deals (the $33.99 and the $67.99) anyway. The CSR was very nice, but said that I couldn't get the deals I was asking about because I hadn't had service for at least a year yet.

    My Sunday Ticket promotion was up though, so I switched down to TC+ for $39.99 and got the 2 for 1 HBO/Cinemax (for 3 months) for $12. Has anyone had any luck getting those deals despite not having DTV for at least a year? If so, how? :)

    -Tracy
     

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