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DirecTV, Best Offers Ever! *** NOW EXTENDED to 7/21 ***. $350 gift card from Best Buy. HD free for Life. $500 in monthly credits! $300 free equipment! 40% BING *A FEW DAYS LEFT*

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**** 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.
http://www.bestbuy.directv.com/image...RebateForm.pdf

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 ??**

Savings...$15

DIRECTV: Premiums : HD Extra Pack : Overview

Buy HBO @14.99 get Cinemax Free (add after installation) **ENDS ??**

Savings...about $30

This was offered on my first call in to DirecTV. YMMV

Go GREEN, get $20 back from DirecTV **ENDS 60 days after installation**

Savings...$20

Sign up for paperless billing,etc and get $20 back. It's not reflected online, but confirmed with DirecTV customer service.

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INSTRUCTIONS
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there is no referral information in this post.

sorry, here are the instructions. GOOD LUCK. PM with any questions!

INSTRUCTIONS

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

GOOD LUCK!

Jason

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!

UPDATE:

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!!!

JASON!
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Last Edited by dwaynet19 August 28, 2010 at 08:50 PM
Costco has also the similar deal.

BEST BUY REBATE FORM: http://images.bestbuy.com/BestBuy_US//en_US/images/abn/2010/car/pcon/25108_DirecTV_300.pdf?h=488


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Rebate form for $350 attached

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I'm so confuse. lol
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this is all mumbo jumbo unless you post the bottom line price to get in... and your monthly price there after.

Giftcards and rebates IMO are Fluff
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Cliffs Notes anyone???

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this is all mumbo jumbo unless you post the bottom line price to get in... and your monthly price there after.

Giftcards and rebates IMO are Fluff
He CAN'T list the bottom line price because there are too many packages and choices to choose from - it's just not possible to list all the combinations available!

I think I'm going to bite. I've been going back and forth on this deal, but I think with the Best Buy deal thrown in the combo - I HAVE to jump!
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He CAN'T list the bottom line price because there are too many packages and choices to choose from - it's just not possible to list all the combinations available!

I think I'm going to bite. I've been going back and forth on this deal, but I think with the Best Buy deal thrown in the combo - I HAVE to jump!




OP - Can you explain the $50 vs $350 Gift Card Deal concerning Best Buy???

How about ball park? lmao
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Quote from Droozy View Post :
this is all mumbo jumbo unless you post the bottom line price to get in... and your monthly price there after.

Giftcards and rebates IMO are Fluff
Base packages $58.99 $63.99 $68.99 Choice/Choice Xtra/Choice Ultimate

We'll use Choice Xtra in this examples

+$63.99--------------------Choice Xtra
+$ 7.00---------------------DVR Service (optional)
+$10.00--------------------HD Access Fee
-$29.99---------------------Months 1-12 credit (months 13-24 it's $14.99 for a LOT of people)
-$10.00---------------------Refer a friend for 10 months
-$10.00---------------------Free HD for life
$0.00------------------------Starz and Showtime (28 channels) free for 3 months

With DVR $31.00 Months 1-10 $41.00 Months 11-12 $56.00 Months 13-24
W/O DVR $24.00 Months 1-10 $34.00 Months 11-12 $49.00 Months 13-24
----add $5 per extra receiver

Equipment

$199 - $199=$0 HD-DVR
$99 - $99=$0 HD receiver (or $99 if you want a 2nd HD-DVR)

$0 out of pocket for up to 2 receivers

Rebates

$50 Best Buy Gift Card just for signing up
$300 if you also buy a $499 HDTV from Best Buy in the next two days
40% bing cashback if you BUY any receivers after the first one.

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The savings go wayyyyy down after this one expires

Instead of up to $500 in monthly bill credits, it's $250.

Free HD for life is UNKNOWN after the current offer expires

No more FREE 2nd reciever (which is HD) or $99 for 2nd HD-DVR

HDTV rebate drops to $100 from $300

No more BING 40% back for hardware after 7/31


Please, let me know anything else I can do to make this easier to follow.
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He should at least specify exactly what package he subscribes to and what equipment and his total monthly cost.
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Best Buy Gift Cards - Appears stackable with DirecTV's offers as well as BING CashBack. **ENDS 7/14**


$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.
http://www.bestbuy.directv.com/im...teForm.pdf

Negative: Must pay $499+ for an HDTV to get the extra $300 gift card.

Tried to check this out, but the link is bad or the paperwork has been pulled down already - would you please fix link OR post paperwork on the $50/$350 Gift Card Offer???
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Here is the CHEAPEST option:

We'll use Choice in this examples

+$58.99--------------------Choice
+$10.00--------------------HD Access Fee
-$29.99---------------------Months 1-12 credit (months 13-24 it's $14.99 for a LOT of people)
-$10.00---------------------Refer a friend for 10 months
-$10.00---------------------Free HD for life
$0.00------------------------Starz and Showtime (28 channels) free for 3 months

$19.00 Months 1-10 $29.00 Months 11-12 $44.00 Months 13-24
add $5/mo for 2nd HD receiver (optional

Equipment

$99 - $99=$0 HD receiver
$99 - $99=$0 HD receiver

$0 out of pocket for up to 2 receivers

Rebates

$50 Best Buy Gift Card just for signing up
$300 if you also buy a $499 HDTV from Best Buy in the next two days
40% bing cashback if you BUY any receivers after the first one.
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Tried to check this out, but the link is bad or the paperwork has been pulled down already - would you please fix link OR post paperwork on the $50/$350 Gift Card Offer???
Sorry, try this...

http://images.bestbuy.com/BestBuy....pdf?h=488
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No matter how good a deal I'll never go back to DirecTV.

Customer service sucks. Takes 3-4 calls to get someone competent to come out because they're all subcontractors.

Hardware sucks. Spent hundreds on an HD DVR to enjoy 3 second pauses each time changing a channel, with wild audio swings between SD and HD.

Technology sucks. Fun losing signal when it rains/snows.

<3 digital cable
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