You can also earn 30,000 United miles for DirecTV.
Both offers have been extended through October 1 (they were scheduled to expire in July but 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 it may be a reason to choose DirecTV over cable.
Some may even swap accounts with others in their household. Re-read the eligibility criteria. Count the number of people in your household.
But it’s not a way just to buy miles cheaply without valuing the DirecTV service at some level.
And for those who just prefer DISH Network, as Michelle reminded in the comments the last time I wrote on this offer you can earn 12,500 Southwest Rapid Rewards points for a DISH subscription.