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.
- 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
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.
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!) :
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?
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:
‡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.
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*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.
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