$150 Directv Retention Credit for Existing Customer
When the automated system kicked in, I said "cancel service." As is common with Directv, I was transferred to someone in retentions. I told the nice lady that I wanted to inquire about cancelling my service. "Why sir?" she asked.
I told her that Dishnetwork was offering a similar package for $30 less a month. I told them that I liked Directv service, but I wanted to save money given the economy, etc. etc.
She said one moment, looked through my account, and upon not finding any current promotions attached to my account, offered a $150 credit. I took it!
Important note: I'm already within a contract for at least another 6 months. The agent never even alluded to cancellation fees. And I did NOT have to extend my contract by accepting this credit.