Because this thread has a lot of useful info on how to score a great deal, we decided to restore it. But, be warned: any talk of referrals here, via pm's or even by a mind-meld, will cause this thread to disapear.
**** UPDATE: Best Buy sent a note to their stores, you can use the current rebate form that ends 7/14 thru 7/21. There ad and stores still advertises the $50+$350 rebate until 7/21, they just never updated the form.
I still recommend doing this right away....if you using BING, they can change the percentage any day. The Best Buy rebate offer and national and regional deals are only good for another 6 days. Both Best Buy and DirecTV's offers get much WORSE after 7/21
A lot of people struggle with the steps to get this deal. I'll be away from the computer a good part of the next day.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! I'm glad so many are taking advantage of this!!! ******
Here is the summary of what's available. The 2nd post shows how to make it all work.
This is the first time that they offered a 2nd year discount to some markets. This is as generous as they've ever been (or darn close to it) in terms of the free equipment.
Don't forget, with MultiRoom viewing, you can watch your HD-DVR's programming on ANY HD-DVR or HD receiver in the house for only an extra $3 a month. Very very cool!
I've done this....ordered June 6th, install was on July 1st. My BING pays out in ~30 days, my Best Buy $50 rebate is already approved, my $300 rebate form is in the mail to directv.
Order ASAP. Must be ordered by 7/21 to take advantage of all. BING is currently 40%, but can change at anytime. Must by the Best Buy TV by 7/21 to get the extra $300.
Good luck and thanks! -Jason
DirecTV's National Offer **ENDS 7/21**
$348 - $29/mo off for 12mos - National Promotion
$240 - $10/mo off to life - HD for Life
$100 - Refer a friend (contact someone to get an account # to use as a referral, I can't post any numbers here)
$298 - Free HD-DVR and HD receiver (or only $99 for 2 HD-DVRs) + free standard receviers
$ 72 - Free Showtime and STARZ (possible extra $50 savings with $25 rebates from each) *corrected error that said HBO*
$1058 "savings" over 2 years
* OR * DirecTV's Regional Offer (National Offer + $14/mo for months 13-24) **ENDS 7/21** (not available in about half of the zip codes)
Same as above plus
$168 - $14/mo off for months 13-24 - Regional Promotion
$1406 "savings" over 2 years
BING CashBack, stackable with DirecTV's National or Regional offer **ENDS 7/31**
....basically, if your signing up for DirecTV via the web, it's probably stackable with BING.
BING CashBack is no longer as of 7/31/2010. Currently, BING CashBack is at 40%, and has been for the last month, but could end/change at anytime and definitely ends 7/31/2010.
The 40% is ONLY for the amount you get billed for at the time of your order, typically the Installation Fees (like TV Internet Connection Service) and Hardware Costs, like extra receivers. It has not been confirmed if a deposit is charged due to choice or bad credit, if that $300 is counted towards the rebate or not. Tax and shipping charges are not included. The check can be requested or money transferred to your PayPal account 60 days from the date of your order.
Savings... could be $200 or more....Your savings will vary a lot depending on how much hardware you order. I saved $208 with 4 HD-DVRs and TV Internet Connection Service.
Best Buy Gift Cards - Appears stackable with DirecTV's offers as well as BING CashBack. **END 7/21 (corp note says use rebate form with 7/14 expiration)**
$50 for signing up for DirecTV though Best Buy's DirecTV store instead of direct at DirecTV's website.
Additional $300 for also buying a $499 or above HDTV from Best Buy during the Rebate period.
Savings...$350 gc w/tv, $50 gc w/o tv purchase.
Negative: Must pay $499+ for an HDTV to get the extra $300 gift card.
HD Extra Pack Free for 3 months (add after installation) **ENDS ??**
DIRECTV: Premiums : HD Extra Pack : Overview
Buy HBO @14.99 get Cinemax Free (add after installation) **ENDS ??**
This was offered on my first call in to DirecTV. YMMV
Go GREEN, get $20 back from DirecTV **ENDS 60 days after installation**
Sign up for paperless billing,etc and get $20 back. It's not reflected online, but confirmed with DirecTV customer service.
there is no referral information in this post.
sorry, here are the instructions. GOOD LUCK. PM with any questions!
Go to bestbuy.directv.com and fill out your shopping cart with what you want for programming and receivers, but DO NOT CHECK OUT!
Next, go to bing.com and search for HDTV (or if that doesn't work, try DIRECTV) and then click the BING CashBack icon next to DirecTV.com. When you click the DirecTV link from BING as instructed next, you will be taken to a page that shows it's the BEST BUY DirecTV store on the TOP and say you are getting BING CashBack below that.
Next, paste this link in your address bar : http://www.directv.com/refer
and type in an account number from a friend or another source and click "get directv now". It will automatically bring you back to your Best Buy DirecTv shopping cart. Then check out!!
PRINT COPIES OF EVERYTHING AS PROOF! I suggest print pages to PDFs just in case you need to submit them to BING or print as proof in the future.
Print a copy of the BestBuy rebate form and read the terms before proceeding.
After placing your BEST BUY DirecTV order, either purchase a $499 or up HDTV from BestBuy online or instore and follow the instructions on the rebate on or before 7/14
Please feel free reply here or PM me if you have any questions
After all this you will get
Either the national or regional discount offer from directv
$10/mo off for 10 months from the refer a friend program
$50 or $350 gift card back after rebate from Best Buy
40% of you hardware and install costs that you get billed on your initial order (like extra receivers and the tv internet connection service fee.
GREAT LUCK TO ALL AND THANKS IN ADVANCE!
After this deal expires, you will only get $150 of gift cards, not $350
Savings from DirecTV will drop from ~$350-$500 on their base offer to ~$250
DirecTV will only give ONE free recevier instead of two
BING will be no longer after 7/31 of course
.......things get worse quickly, so order now and good luck!!!
BEST BUY REBATE FORM: http://images.bestbuy.com/BestBuy_US//en_US/images/abn/2010/car/pcon/25108_DirecTV_300.pdf?h=488
Possible Extension of deal to 9/30/10 Check this post for more information.
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Rebate form for $350 attached