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I’ve gotten NFL Sunday Ticket for free – FOUR years in a row!  That’s a nice little run.

Here are a few ways you can get it free (Tweet it):

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 apply via this link, I get a taste from them.  It’s the same deal for you, but I get a li’l sumthin’, and isn’t that what life’s all about?

DirecTV_Refer_Friend-smOr… 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 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 the first step I took to getting it free. I called DirecTV. I told the robot that I wanted to “disconnect service”. This got me a human in “Customer Retention”.  If you aren’t going to utter the words… 

“Disconnect Service” – just hang up the phone. You are wasting your time.

Here’s how I got it free the past few years.

In 2012…

I got it free when I finally upgraded from standard def to HDTV.  No word as to when I will upgrade from candelabras to lamps.

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!

In 2015…

There are two packages.  NFL SUNDAY TICKET 2015 is $251.94 and NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX is $353.94. With NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX, you’ll have access to all the regular NFL SUNDAY TICKET features, plus additional enhanced features such as RED ZONE CHANNEL, FANTASY ZONE CHANNEL, Short Cuts, plus mobile and online access.

After three years of getting it free, I’m running into some difficulty in Year Four.  I called three days in a row.  Each time, their offer got better.

1st call: Best they could do was give me MAX for half off.  That came to $176.97.
2nd call: Nicole offered me MAX for half off ($176.97) + free Showtime for 4 months.  They also took $3 off my Regional Sports package for 12 months.  I accepted the $3/month discount, but declined MAX and Showtime.
3rd call: Vicky offered me MAX for less than half off ($167.96).  I said that I liked the football but wasn’t sure it was worth it to watch my Bengals.  Then she said she could offer me a one-time statement credit of $85.  That brought it down to a total of $83.98.  That’s about $5/game which is reasonable, but I politely declined.  She said she will keep that offer in my file and I can let them know later.  I figure I will call again next week.  Stay tuned!
(UPDATED 8/18/15 — TOUCHDOWN + 2 Point Conversion!)
4th call: It’s been two weeks since my last call. This time my approach was slightly different. I did not mention NFL Sunday Ticket at the beginning (in case they were on to me; how could they NOT be?). I simply asked if there were any promotions available. Christina thanked me for calling. She mentioned that someone had spoken to me two weeks ago. Then she asked how much I wanted to spend every month. That would have veered off into the wrong discussion. I redirected by saying that when I spoke to them a couple weeks ago, I was told to call back to ask if any promotions were available on my account.

Christina blew me away! “I see there is a $40 off per month for 12 months, with a 1 year agreement,” she said. Then I asked if she had any NFL Sunday Ticket promotions. She said that I qualified for the NFL Sunday Ticket MAX (the more expensive $330 version). She said that would actually give me $5 more off per month. I was concerned that there was a miscommunication. I feared that I was going to get $45 off per month but have to pay for NFL Sunday Ticket. NOPE. $45 off/month PLUS NFL Sunday Ticket Max for free!

Just like how you don’t want to leave a fishing spot when they are jumping on your hook, I asked if there were any HBO or Showtime promotions. I had just cancelled those a few weeks ago because the shows I watched ended, as did my discounts. I also thought it might be easier to get something for free if I didn’t have it on my account. I guess I was right.  Christina said she could give me HBO, Showtime and Cinemax for 3 months free.  She also said I could get a free upgrade to their wireless genie system but I held off.

Get in there. The fish are jumpin’!  See my account update below.  No foolin’ ’round.


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 of NFL Sunday Ticket on my account before making the calls to Customer Retention.

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If you’d like to get one of these cards, click on “Chip’s Favorite Credit Card Offers” at the top right side of this website and then “NFL Team Card”. If you apply and get approved by using my links, you get the same deal but I get a taste from the bank for referring you.  Email me if you have any questions.


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  1. Tyler Wallick
    Tyler Wallick08-06-2016

    Any success in 2016? I too have had quite the streak (5 yrs for me) getting free ST. However, this year had been awful so far. It appears the switch to ATT has changed things. Several others have noted getting nowhere with CSRs on any ST discounts.

  2. Chip

    When I called the other day, they offered free Starz/Showtime for 3 months. I declined. The CSR said I had a $30 off per month discount on my account that was going to roll off on the 18th. She said to call back after that is gone and more discounts should appear. Hopefully ST!

  3. Patrick

    I was just offered Sunday ticket for free with a one year agreement , I’m holding out for max tho. This is year 5 for me getting it free. Also tell them how much of an inconvenience It is to not have NBC. They will work with you. GL

  4. Brett M.
    Brett M.08-11-2016

    First of all, thank you Chip! I found your site last year (2015) and got ST max completely free! WooHoo!

    2 minutes after cancelling my auto bill pay on the directv site I called yesterday (8/10/16). When prompted to ask why I am calling, I mentioned “disconnect service”. At that point I was transferred to customer retention where I spoke to Mark. I started the conversation with cancelling my 3 month special on HBO. After that change was made Mark asked if there was anything else – so the door was opened. I politely asked if there was any way I could get ST for free. Mark immediately said he would not be able to do that but would check into what he could do. At that point I was put on hold for about 5 minutes. When Mark returned he repeated he could not give me ST for free but stated he had an offer he thought I would like better. Obviously, I was a bit pessimistic. However, Mark told me he could give me $50 off p/mo for 12 months if I agree to a one year contract. So, $360 for ST max vs. $600. Considering the couple comments below related to the switch I decided to jump on it and accept the offer. Touchdown!!

    For what it’s worth, there was never any discussion on me disconnecting my service.

  5. Nick

    I just got the Max version for 4 payments of $24.99. I had hbo and cinemax free for 3 months, and I called to cancel those and asked if there were any other promotions running. Without saying a word about football she mentioned she could give it to me for the price above. She also mentioned starz and showtime, and I asked if I can flip that money into Sunday Ticket. She said unfortunately no. I decided to take the offer as I thought it was super easy for my first time around.

  6. Bryan

    I have also received Sunday Ticket for free the last four years as well as other yearly discounts, premium channels, etc. I’ve called multiple times this year and the best deal on Sunday Ticket they’ve provided me was $54 off the one time payment. It appears the AT&T acquisition has changed things significantly. Let me know if any of you have any luck and what strategy you used! Thanks!

  7. Tim

    I just called and I didn’t have any luck with Sunday Ticket, but I did get $50 off for 12 months and $7 off for 6 months. The CSR did say to try back at the end of the month and ask about Sunday Ticket so definitely will.

  8. Chip

    5 years fee. Nice work! Please expound more about not having NBC.

  9. Chip

    Excellent work! For very little work, you get ST for free and an extra $240 in your pocket.

  10. Chip

    $99.96 for ST is pretty good savings off the sticker price.

  11. Chip

    I have a $30 off per month discount that rolls off this month. I’m going to call after it does. The DirecTV CSR said that should open up more discounts for me. I’ll let you know what happens.

  12. Chip

    Nice discounts! If memory serves, the best I ever got was $30 + $10 off per months for 12 months plus $5 off for 6 months. Yours is more.

  13. Ryan

    I called yesterday. Been a customer for 6 years and have had it free every year. I told them recently just married and Wife wanted to cut costs. DirectTv just raised our bill in Feb to extra $5/mo plus the auto renewal for Sunday Tix showed up.

    Retention guy was sympathetic. Offered me $50 off for 12 months, $9 off for 6 months. So i’m paying $.99/month for Sunday Tix max and then gte $50 off bill remaining 6 months.

    It seemed tougher to get and the guy told us they had to play under different rules this year than before. Good luck!

  14. Tyler Wallick
    Tyler Wallick08-16-2016

    SCORE! Was able to get NFLST MAX for free for 2016. Have contract that goes through June 2017. DISH is offering a $200 VISA card if you sign up, I considered switching to DISH (they have RED ZONE) and paying less per month total. There was a long pause and then the CSR asked if I would be interested in NFL ST MAX for free for 2016. I said YES PLEASE. They added it as one time charge of $359.94 and applied a $359.94 credit.

    I was starting to have my doubts on getting free again, as this was my 5th attempt in August. I don’t know if the free option just opened up, but only took 1 CSR today.

    Good luck and GO SEAHAWKS!

  15. Chip

    6 Years… well done!

  16. Chip

    Very smart to have the Dish info at the ready!

  17. Matt

    Trying this (Customer of 2 years). I called today to see what they could do and they said $6 off/month. I said no thanks and asked them to cancel Sunday Ticket as it would be too expensive. I’ll try again next week. Hopefully I have better luck with a different rep and now that ST is cancelled.

  18. Chip

    Good. Ya gotta cancel it to have a chance to get t for free. It’s been my experience that they will not give you any ST discount if you are currently subscribing to it.

  19. Kathy

    Chip – thanks so much for this site. It’s my go to every year at this time to see what I can do about NFL ticket. I’ve been getting it free or very close to free for many years now. I just called to cancel it and of course the best offer I got so far was $9 off for the monthly charge for it. I am actually willing to go without it this year but will likely call back and see what kind of deals they offer as the season approaches. One year I called on the 1st Sunday of football and got the ticket for free and paid I think $38 for Max. We’ll see what happens this year. In the meantime, though wanted to thank those that posted and also let you know that I got offered 2 options without having NFL ticket of $30 off for 24 months with 2 year contract and then because of the comments above I asked about a 12 month offer. I got the $50 off for 12 months. Like the shorter commitment. I’ll keep checking back to see what others are getting this year. Again – I really appreciate this information and the others that have posted here!

  20. Chip

    Thanks Kathy. I like the $50/month for a year too!

  21. Jonathan

    I was just offered MAX for 4 payments at 24.99 or free if I extend my agreement by a whole year. I’ll take the max for 100 bucks and was offered free showtime for four months. Why not! Go Bills!

  22. James

    Just called….they offered me the $9 off per month for ST. I declined and told them to cancel my ST renewal. Silence for a few minutes…then they asked is there was anything else. So now my ST is cancelled. What do you recommend I do now? Should I call back again and ask for any current discounts off my normal service? What phrasing do you all use?

  23. Chip

    They won’t offer you the free ST if you are paying for it. So good on ya to cancel it! I’d wait a few days and call back to see what offers are available. Sounds like you got a jerk on the phone.

  24. James

    So just called again….Cancelled ST yesterday. Asked if they could help lower the bill. They offered me $5 off my bill for 12 months. I currently have a promo channel that I did not want. It was $7 off Starz and Showtime for 3 months. Should I get that removed from my account and try again. Without having ST there is no reason for me to keep DirecTV as they are far more expensive. Any ideas?

  25. Chip

    James, if you cancel DirecTV, you can always come back and get it for free for coming back. Maybe not this season. For what it’s worth, I called for someone last night. They did not give ST but said that free offers of ST happen as the season gets closer.

  26. Charlie

    Just called today to see if there were any deals on ST Max and the rep was able to discount it $15/month down to $44/month which is a little less than regular ST. Also, the $15/month would continue for 6 months after the NFL season is over. That is not a bad deal, but I told her to cancel ST Max as I wanted to cut costs more. She said to call back during the first week of the season as the NFL provides more discounts on the package to DirecTV. I will call back again next week and see what I can get.

  27. Chip

    Keep us posted. The first week is always free, so we don’t have to sweat until the Sunday of Week 2 – which is September 18th.

  28. Glenn

    So when I got my most recent bill ST auto-renewed. When I went to cancel I was told I could get $13 off per month and I declined and it was cancelled. I called today and was offered $50 a month off for 12 months which is a savings of $600 over the year. For the 6 months of ST it’s like get $5 off ($50-$44.99) and the remaining 12 months is $50. It did required me to sign a year contract but I was already bound under the previous for another 2 months and I don’t have any compelling reason to change. I did try to squeeze for more (Max or further discount) but she reiterated what a good deal this was. I told I would think about it and call back- she warned me that the promotion might not be available then. When I realized the the regular ST has mobile streaming that was good enough for me so I took the deal. Perhaps I could have gotten better on another call but I am content with it and I don’t have to play the game until next year. 😉

  29. Chip

    You came out way ahead. Nicely done!

  30. Glenn

    Update: when I went to the wording makes it sound as if you need MAX to stream games. So I did a chat with DirecTV rep (not signed into my account but at there promo page for perspective customers) and he said that you can’t stream on the regular Sunday Ticket. So being PO’d I called DirecTV and explained what happened. The rep did say with the regular you can watch a game on the hardwired TV and one additional game on the tablet. I said I was a little concerned about the conflicting info so I asked how much it would be to upgrade to Max. She looked and said “Oh, I have a specialty loyalty offer” and was able to upgrade me for FREE. 😉

    So in the end it worked out just fine- and know that not every rep is goes the extra yard (pun intended) to get you max (pun again intended) benefits. Be persistent.

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