Big Miles for Satellite TV Offers Extended

You can earn 25,000 American Airlines miles for signing up for DirecTV.

You can also earn 30,000 United miles for DirecTV.

Both offers have been extended through July 23 (they keep getting extended).

You need to choose a ‘select’ package or above and take a 24 month agreement.

While the offers specify ‘new customers only’ I spoke to one participant at the recent Frequent Traveler University event in Seattle that had earned well into the six figures in miles by signing up for DirecTV offers.

Digging into the terms, the eligibility is:

Customers who have a current DIRECTV account, or have been a DIRECTV customer within the last 24 months are ineligible.

Mileage is posted after the account is kept current for 60 days, and then you have to wait 6 to 8 weeks to receive the points. So you should get miles ~ 4.5 months into your agreement. Early cancellation costs $20 per month for each remaining month of the agreement.

This is certainly an attractive offer for people that want DirecTV and some may even swap accounts with others in their household. But it’s not a way just to buy miles cheaply without valuing the DirecTV service.

(HT: Free Frequent Flyer Miles)

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  1. Just called in and placed an order under the wife’s name for 30K UA miles. The $50/month price tag for the ULTIMATE package (225 channels) is misleading. They will require you to rent a box also which comes to $75/month ai if you get the Genie, or around $64/month if you get the standard HD box. Not a bad deal though if you are topping off your UA account for a particular award in mind.

  2. Not as great but if you prefer Dish, there’s a promo for 12,500 Southwest miles for new accounts.

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