Get NFL Sunday Ticket for FREE
Here are a few ways you can get it free:
A) You could steal it. But, it’s probably best to not spend the 7th day resting while simultaneously shattering one of The Commandments.
B) You can get it free if you are a new customer to DirecTV, and sign a two-year contract with the “Choice” package or higher. If you are going to be a new customer to DirecTV, you can also get $100 off if you are referred by someone who has it. The referrer also gets $100 in statement credits. Order online at directv.com/refer or by calling 1-800-507-4045. Please give them my account number 15929124 when asked who referred you – so we can both get rich. Rich, I tell you. RICH!
C) If you are already a DirecTV subscriber and eschew thievery, here’s one way I got it free. I called DirecTV. I told the robot that I wanted “Customer Retention”. This got me a human. If you aren’t going to utter the words “Customer Retention” – just hang up the phone. You are wasting your time.
In 2013, I politely asked MJ in Customer Retention if there was any way I could get NFL Sunday Ticket for free. MJ looked at my account, which is already maxed out with discounts, and said she could give me NFL Sunday Ticket for free if I agreed to keep DirecTV for a year. This did not extend my contract a year. I just can’t cancel DirecTV for 12 months or I’d have to pay a cancellation fee of $10/month. Your results may vary, but it’s worth a call. Done and done. I saved $224.95.
In 2014, I had a different experience. On my first call, they only offered to drop the price $48. No bueno. FYI: 2014 price for NFL Sunday Ticket is now $239.94. NFL Sunday Ticket MAX is $329.94.
I called back a few days later. I simply asked Tiffany in Customer Retention, “Is there any way I can get NFL Sunday Ticket for free?” She could not offer me anything off the regular package, but said she could get me NFL Sunday Ticket MAX for half-price or $164.97. This is the package that allows one to play it on multiple devices, among other things.
I thanked her but said that was more than I wanted to spend. She asked me if I had seen other offers from competitors. I said I knew they existed, but had not pursued them.
She said that they valued my long-time loyalty, so she was able to drop another $100 off the price. Now we are at $64.97. That’s only $4/game. I would have accepted that, but figured I had one more move. I thanked her, but asked if there was any way I could work out some kind of discount for the less expensive regular package, so I would have less out of pocket.
Tiffany said because of my long time loyalty and perfect payment record, she could give me a one time courtesy credit of $64.97. TOUCHDOWN! What surprised me the most is that I didn’t have to try very hard. Give it a shot!
NOTE: If you had NFL Sunday Ticket last year, you will automatically get billed for it. You have until the season starts to cancel that. I cancelled the auto-billing on my account before making the calls to Customer Retention.