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Costco DirecTV Deal Works With Referral Discount! $300 Cost Card+$10 off

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Just want to inform my fellow SD'ers about my experience today with Costco's DirecTV in one of the Phoenix warehouses.

If you're currently interested in DirectTV, you may be familiar with their current Costco promotion which is a $300 Costco Cash Card in addition to DTV's promotion which is $27 off for 12 months and an additional $10 off for 12 months, making it $37 off total for 12 months.

Now, in addition to the above described current promotion, I used the "refer a friend" deal and got another $10 off, making the monthly savings for 10 months a total of $47!

When I called the DTV number on Costco's DTV link, the rep told me that offers CANNOT be combined...that's BS. I called DTV's regular new customer line and the guy added the extra $10 discount for me.

So, my package I selected was the Choice package, and the price breakdown is as follows:

Choice programming = $66.99
12 month discount of = $27
Additional 12 month discount of = $10
ADDITIONAL 10 month referral discount of = $10
Total for 10 months = $19.99 then back up to $29.99 for 2 months and up to regular price for the second year of the contract.

Just remember to get that referral discount by getting your friend's account number and the city they live in. These are what they ask for and your friend has to have their account in good standing as well.

Happy savings! Smilie

Edit: Here is the actual pricing shown in the email I received from DTV:
YOUR PROGRAMMING SELECTIONS,
SPECIAL OFFERS AND SERVICES

Watch DIRECTV on Multiple TVs $12.00
CHOICE $66.99
NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX 2014 $0.00
NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX 2015 $0.00
Refer a Friend -$10.00
You Save $10 for 12 Mos -$10.00
12 Mo Instant Rebate -$27.00

ESTIMATED FIRST BILL* $31.99
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Created 12-09-2014 at 08:51 PM by sccracing
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OP, did you 1st call the number on the Costco promotion to get the $300 offer and then call DirectTv regular new customer number to add the referral offer or did you just call the regular new customer number and had them add both the offers? Trying to replicate and wanted to be clear.
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OP, did you 1st call the number on the Costco promotion to get the $300 offer and then call DirectTv regular new customer number to add the referral offer or did you just call the regular new customer number and had them add both the offers? Trying to replicate and wanted to be clear.
I actually spoke with the rep in the store. Then I got home and a friend was over and I told him about signing up for DTV and he said to call them. Don't let them tell you that promos can't be combined because it worked for me and I have checked my online account to be sure. The rep at the costco dtv number told me it can't be combined, but then again, these are the same people who got upset with me when I first called a few months back and decided not to get service. Glad I waited. Let me know if you need more info.

The regular new customer rep had no prob adding the referral discount. He didn't even know I used Costco, all he could see was that I used a "third party dealer" as he put it.
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Don't you have a 2 year commitment, though, when they can charge you anything they want for the second year? What recourse do you have is they charge you $66.99+47/mo, ie, reverse your first year discount?
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Don't you have a 2 year commitment, though, when they can charge you anything they want for the second year? What recourse do you have is they charge you $66.99+47/mo, ie, reverse your first year discount?
The second year is $70 per month for my plan (Choice), as you stated. Recourse for cancelling early is $20 per month for the remaining 2 year contract. I just figured in all the first year savings plus the second year regular price and subtracted the $300 costco cash card and averaged the price versus my current cox cable and I'm saving a lot.
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sw33t deal for new sub
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The second year is $70 per month for my plan (Choice), as you stated. Recourse for cancelling early is $20 per month for the remaining 2 year contract. I just figured in all the first year savings plus the second year regular price and subtracted the $300 costco cash card and averaged the price versus my current cox cable and I'm saving a lot.
We did a similar calculation a couple years ago. To our surprise, the second year's price had increased from what we had anticipated, like from $86 to $110/mo if i remember correctly, nearly cancelling out all the discount we had for the first year. I'm curious that no other fatwalleters seem to have had this problem. That second, expensive year of DirectTV was our last, amen.
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We did a similar calculation a couple years ago. To our surprise, the second year's price had increased from what we had anticipated, like from $86 to $110/mo if i remember correctly, nearly cancelling out all the discount we had for the first year. I'm curious that no other fatwalleters seem to have had this problem. That second, expensive year of DirectTV was our last, amen.
sorry, i meant to say, slickdealers, not fatwalleters, but i probably should have said, the good frugal people reading this forum and contributing good deals, like yourself
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sorry, i meant to say, slickdealers, not fatwalleters, but i probably should have said, the good frugal people reading this forum and contributing good deals, like yourself
You've been searching for too many best deals! I get confused too sometimes with all the windows open on my computer.

Hopefully they don't raise it on me, especially considering that I have everything in writing, as per Costco policy. I trust Costco with things like this so...we'll see!
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Still confused. You called Dtv to sign up? Then how can you have $300 Costco card?

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I actually spoke with the rep in the store. Then I got home and a friend was over and I told him about signing up for DTV and he said to call them. Don't let them tell you that promos can't be combined because it worked for me and I have checked my online account to be sure. The rep at the costco dtv number told me it can't be combined, but then again, these are the same people who got upset with me when I first called a few months back and decided not to get service. Glad I waited. Let me know if you need more info.

The regular new customer rep had no prob adding the referral discount. He didn't even know I used Costco, all he could see was that I used a "third party dealer" as he put it.
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Two items of note:
- While not related to Costco but the thread in general, Sams Club, which runs a similar promo, also allows you to get the referral bonus. Pricing looks identical.
- To the OP, what about Equipment fees? I just recently signed up for this but the difference I am seeing is that they also charge for Genie boxes. Obviously this wouldnt be the case if you purchased your equipment outright on your own. For us, we have the CHoice package as well, we have two Genies. With our referral bonus, after tax, we pay $50.62 a month
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Under the same package, I'm also getting charged $15 for Advanced Equipment Fee
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The breakdown of my bill:
- Choice Package (29.99)
- DIRECTV Equipment Services (27.00 [i.e., $15 for DVR service, $6 for each Genie])
- Other Charges, Adjustments & Taxes (3.63)
- Referall Bonus (-10.00)
Totals $50.61

Please, if there is a way for me to get rid of the Equipment Service charge let me know. I know if I buy my own equipment I could but I dont think that is economical, although I have only looked at it once.
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