Get 50k AA miles with new DirecTV service & contract

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DirecTV is out with an offer to earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles with a 24-month DirecTV contract for a “SELECT” package or above. This offer may be churnable (sign up, wait for miles to post, cancel and pay $20/mo termination fee, next household member signs up, etc.) — though that is almost definitely not worth the money/effort unless you already value the TV service DirecTV provides.

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The Deal

  • 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles with new DirecTV service and 2-year contract
  • Direct link to offer

Key Terms: (H/T: Points, Miles, and More)

  • You must be a new customer, or have not been a customer within the past 24 months
  • It will take the account being active for 60 days and then 6-8 weeks after that for the miles to post
  • A 24 month agreement is required (with a $20/mo early termination fee)
  • The Select package or higher is required
  • You must provide your AA number when calling in for the offer

More Information

According to View from the Wing, a SELECT package is on sale through May 20th for $90 per month for the first year, which includes a Genie HD DVR and up to 3 additional receivers as well as installation in up to four rooms. It looks like there is a delivery fee of $19.95 and there are likely a number of other bundled costs/taxes/fees. However, it looks like there may be a package price of $50/mo for the first year and then $90/mo thereafter.

DirecTV 50 package

Of course, that is before they tack on their full suite of fees and all of the associated taxes. If any readers have signed up under this type of deal before, let us know what the full price was for monthly service in year 1. You can view the offer terms and see plenty of vagueness — notably the existence of “certain add’l fees & chrgs” (they even tried to hide the word “charges” by leaving out the vowels – ha!) :

DirecTV package terms

Final Thoughts

Be aware that after previous promotions, some people have reported trouble with the miles posting properly. Make sure to get your AA number attached to the offer when you call in to order.  Furthermore, TV Service isn’t cheap. This offer isn’t going to get you an amazing deal on your TV service. However, if you’re going to pay for TV service anyway, and especially if you were already going to pay for DirecTV service, why not take them up on enough miles to fly from Cairo to Tokyo in Etihad First Class?

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You can view full terms at the offer page, but for those who like reading the fine print, I have copied some of it here:

Additional Details

‡American Airlines 50K AAdvantage Mile Offer: AAdvantage mile offer is valid to new DIRECTV customers who provide their AAdvantage number when ordering DIRECTV service through the phone number listed above, or online at aa.directv.com. Customers who have a current DIRECTV account, or have been a DIRECTV customer within the last 24 months are ineligible. DIRECTV account must be kept current and in good standing for a minimum of 60 days before AAdvantage miles will be awarded. Please allow 6-8 weeks after 60 day period for mileage to post to your account. DIRECTV hardware and programming available separately. Credit card required (except in MA & PA). Programming, pricing, terms and conditions subject to change at any time. Pricing residential. Taxes not included. Receipt of DIRECTV programming subject to DIRECTV Customer Agreement; copy provided at directv.com/legal and in your first bill. This promotional offer may not be combined or used in conjunction with any other promotional or partner offers.

American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage® program and its terms and conditions at any time without notice, and to end the AAdvantage® program with six months notice. Any such changes may affect your ability to use the awards or mileage credits that you have accumulated. Unless specified, AAdvantage® miles earned through this promotion/offer do not count toward elite-status qualification or AAdvantage Million MilerSM status. American Airlines is not responsible for products or services offered by other participating companies. For complete details about the AAdvantage® program, visit aa.com/aadvantage.

American Airlines, AAdvantage, the Flight Symbol logo and AAdvantage Million Miler are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

*ALL DIRECTV OFFERS REQUIRE 24-MO TV AGREEMENT. EARLY TERMINATION FEE OF $20/MO. FOR EACH MONTH REMAINING ON AGMT., EQUIPMENT NON-RETURN & ADD’L FEES APPLY. New approved residential customers only (equipment lease req’d). Credit card req’d (except MA & PA).

1-YR ALL INCLUDED PACKAGE PRICE: Offer extended to 5/20/17. Available only in the U.S. (excludes PR and U.S.V.I.) Price includes TV Pkg, monthly fees for a Genie HD DVR + three (3) add’l receivers, and standard prof’l installation in up to four rooms. Custom installation extra. After 12 mos. or loss of eligibility, then prevailing rate for TV package applies (currently $90/mo for SELECT All Included; $101/mo for ENTERTAINMENT All Included; $115/mo for CHOICE All Included; $124/mo for XTRA All Included; $131/mo for ULTIMATE All Included; $187/mo for PREMIER All Included), unless cancelled or changed by customer prior to end of the promotional period. Exclusions: Price does not include taxes, $19.95 handling & delivery fee, Regional Sports fee of up to $7.29/mo. assessed with CHOICE and/or MÁS ULTRA Pkg and above, applicable use tax expense surcharge on retail value of installation, equipment upgrades/add-ons, and certain other add’l fees & chrgs. Some offers may not be available through all channels and in select areas.

DIRECTV SVC TERMS: Subject to Equipment Lease & Customer Agreements. Must maintain a min. base TV pkg of $29.99/mo. Programming, pricing, terms and conditions subject to change at any time. Visit directv.com/legal or call for details.

2017 NFL SUNDAY TICKET OFFER: Package consists of all live out-of-market NFL games (based on customer’s service address) broadcast on FOX and CBS. Games available via remote viewing based on device location. Other conditions apply. 2017 NFL SUNDAY TICKET regular full-season retail price is $281.94. 2017 NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX regular full-season retail price is $377.94. Customers activating CHOICE or MÁS ULTRA Pkg or above will be eligible to receive the 2017 season of NFL SUNDAY TICKET at no add’l cost and will receive a free upgrade to NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX for the 2017 season. Your NFL SUNDAY TICKET subscription will renew automatically each season at the then prevailing rate (currently $281.94/season) unless you call to change or cancel by the date specified in your renewal notice. Up until the season starts, you can cancel anytime and receive any applicable refund. To renew NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX, customer must call to upgrade after the 2017 season. Subscription cannot be canceled (in part or in whole) after the start of the season and subscription fee cannot be refunded.

GENIE HD DVR UPGRADE OFFER: Includes instant rebates on one Genie HD DVR and up to three Genie Minis. Req’s SELECT Pkg or above; ÓPTIMO MÁS Pkg or above; or qual. int’l svc bundle with PREFERRED CHOICE. $99 fee applies for Wireless Genie Mini upgrade.

Offers may not be combined with other promotional offers on the same services, and may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice. Other conditions apply to all offers.

NFL, the NFL Shield design and the NFL SUNDAY TICKET name and logo are registered trademarks of the NFL and its affiliates. NFL team names and uniform designs are registered trademarks of the teams indicated.

©2017 AT&T Intellectual Property. All Rights Reserved. AT&T, Globe logo, DIRECTV, and all other DIRECTV marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.  All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

 

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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  1. […] Get 50k AA miles with new DirecTV service & contract: When I click the link, the offer initially shows 25K AA miles. After a minute or two, the offer refreshes to show the higher bonus. 50K miles is more generous than what we normally see for DirecTV sign up incentives. The current “promotional” pricing is slated to end May 20th, but the 50K mileage payout could end sooner. If you’re interested, consider taking advantage sooner rather than later. […]

Comments

  1. “This offer may be churnable (sign up, wait for miles to post, cancel and pay $20/mo termination fee, next household member signs up, etc.) ”

    So you’re saying they consider the person the customer and not the address correct?
    So if you have the 2nd person call they won’t say sorry this address was just under contract under 1st person’s name, correct?

  2. No where near as good of a deal as the United 40k offer at the beginning of the year when they were locking in $50 price for two years including 4 receivers. Lowered my cable bill by $70 per month plus got 40k United miles… which actually posted rather quickly.

  3. You might want to update the article as early termination will result in $20 per month for each month remaining on the agreement at the date of termination. That’s possibly $360 in termination fees if you wait for the 6 months before churning.

    • Hi Segun — the early termination fee is in there 3 times — once in the first paragraph, once in the key terms, and once in the copied terms at the bottom in bold. I certainly tried to make that fee clear :-).

  4. Be careful with the AAdvantage/DirecTV 50,000 miles offer.

    I signed up for DirecTV on 4/15/17 after receiving an email from American Airlines AAdvantage on 4/12/17 that said “Act now and earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles when you switch to DirecTV”. I signed up for a qualifying package (Choice) with a two year contract. On May 9th, I received an email from DirecTV that said I am getting only 25,000 miles but I should get the miles within a week. When signing up for service, I was careful to say which offer I received (50,000 miles) and never heard anything from the representative that I would get fewer miles than what was in the offer. As of 6/23/17, no miles have posted to my AAdvantage account.

    I have called DirecTV a few times and they claim to have initiated “escalation tickets”. The first rep that supposedly did this must have lied as there was no record of a ticket. I have also called AA but they say it’s DirecTV’s responsibility to release the miles for posting into the AAdvantage account. I think it’s a major scam at this point.

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