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Switched to DirecTV from Charter (cable) and Got $300 – Great DirecTV Promotion!

April 27th, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments


May 2015 Preferred Referral Customer:

LINK: http://directv.com/friend/AENT09E10PW
NAME: Christopher B.

I’m writing this blog post to help others who are researching switching from cable TV (such as Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Cox, or Bright House) to a satellite dish provider (such as DirecTV or Dish Network) for their television and entertainment needs.

DirecTV Promotion for $200 Gift Card

After being a Charter Communications customer for cable TV for the past 9 years, I decided to give DirecTV a try. This decision was not an easy decision, but I got tired of having to call Charter every few months to discuss the increases in my bill. I started to get very upset at them when they refused to reverse a late fee due to an expired credit card on file with their autopay. I reentered the new payment information on time, but didn’t see the fine print about it taking 45 days to update (what’s up with that?). Then, after coming off of a 2-year agreement, my bill went up 40%. When I called to ask about it, they said they could bring it down part of the way. When I checked online, they didn’t. I’ve tried the game where you threaten to cancel cable TV service for satellite and they transfer you a retention specialist for the best deal ever. This time, instead of calling once again to get the billing issue straightened out, I listened to a friend and looked into DirecTV.

I researched both DirecTV and Dish and ultimately selected DirecTV because of recommendations from friends who have it, initial pricing, and DirecTV’s new Genie whole-house DVR service. Sure, Dish has the Hopper, but the Genie sounds great. The whole NFL Sunday Ticket for free this season was not a big selling point for me. The free movie channels (HBO + STARZ + SHOWTIME + CINEMAX) for 3 months will be nice. We’ll have to set a bunch of movies to record on the Genie DVR, as we’ll discontinue those channels when the promotion expires.

I received a link from a friend offering a $100 referral bonus for each of us. This comes by way of a $10 bill credit for 10 months. That’s great, who doesn’t want to save money? http://directv.com/friend/AENT09E10PW

I searched and searched for a variety of other promotions and I found several – most would have amounted to an extra $5 per month for 12 months or a gift card for around $100. The morning that I was thinking of calling, I opened my mailbox and there was a Hallmark greeting card from DirecTV. It offered a free $200 VISA prepaid gift card – no promotion code or coupon code is needed. That sent me over the top. I called 1-855-567-1737 and was still able to give my neighbor’s account number for the $100 referral bill credit for each of us. I signed up for the “XTRA” package. SEE http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/cobrand/visa-200-gift-card for current promotion as of October 2014!

Here’s the catch (not really a big deal for me): if I would have signed up online using the link http://directv.com/friend/AENT09E10PW it would have been $5 less per month for 12 months and free shipping on the equipment but then I wouldn’t have been able to get the $200 VISA gift card. So, it is really like a $113.45 bonus after the $60 online discount ($5/mo for 12 month) and $26.55 for equipment shipping.

I was skeptical, at first, about calling the 1-855-567-1737 number as I wanted to order online. I know there are a lot of DirecTV brokers out there and wasn’t sure if this was an official DirecTV number. The customer service rep gave me a confirmation number and an account number. I went to www.DirecTV.com and was able to login to my new account immediately. That confirmed that it was legit in my mind.

Here’s the info from the mailing I got. They didn’t ask for any sort of promo code, so you will be able to use it too (this was the September 2013 promo):


  1. ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGE $29.99 for 12 months
  2. CHOICE PACKAGE $34.99 for 12 months
  3. EXTRA PACKAGE $39.99 for 12 months
  4. ULTIMATE PACKAGE $44.99 for 12 months
  • FREE HBO + STARZ + SHOWTIME + CINEMAX (for 3 months)

DirecTV requires 24 month agreement (the price will go up after the 12 month promotional pricing expires).

For $200 Gift Card, Call 1-855-567-1737  (remember, you can’t sign up online for the $200 VISA gift card)

During sign up, please mention the friend referral and request the $100 bonus ($10/mo for 10 months). My referrals for 2015 are currently maxed out, so if you appreciate this information please use my friend’s account information: account number is: 20669483 – her name is Anne C. (they may wish to confirm that).

If you’d prefer to sign up online and get the $5 per month discount instead of the $200 VISA gift card, please use this link with my referral if you appreciate this information: http://directv.com/friend/AENT09E10PW (current as of May 2015)

May 2015 Preferred Referral Customer:

LINK: http://directv.com/friend/AENT09E10PW
NAME: Christopher B.

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  1. bostic
    May 30th, 2015 at 17:16 | #1

    please reply if you’ve used my account number. directv doesn’t always notify you when someone has joined by your referral. thank you very much.

  2. bostic
    May 30th, 2015 at 17:04 | #2

    I just set up my account. a lot of he referrals are maxed out. if you need one. PLEASE use me. Currently don’t have any referrals.
    my name on the account is Bostic
    AC# 77650575
    thank you al very much!God bless! i just used this promo its still valid..
    may 30, 2015
    Henderson, NV

  3. Derek Lane
    May 26th, 2015 at 20:25 | #3

    Hi, I got an offer in the mail that’s good through 2015!

    $100 off in bill credits for you when you sign up for directtv and use my account number as your referral.

    Account # 011602022

    You will get $10 off for 10 months on your bill! Pretty sweet deal!

    Direct tv 877-445-1636

    Leave a message for me if you use my account number so I can thank u! Free money for you and me! Thanks!


  4. Dan Regan
    May 26th, 2015 at 04:21 | #4

    Thanks much. If anyone needs a referral, using mine would be greatly appreciated!

    Here is referral info:

    Account #: 37092317
    Daniel M.

  5. Jonathan
    May 20th, 2015 at 18:42 | #5

    Thanks! I used Brett’s account. I noticed my Visa card will be $150 instead of $200. Not sure if that was a recent change. Still happy.

    Here’s my account for anyone who would like to use it. Thanks in advance!

    Account: 74426130
    Jonathan Willkom
    San Diego, CA 91977

  6. r taggart
    May 20th, 2015 at 18:02 | #6

    @r taggart

  7. r taggart
    May 20th, 2015 at 18:00 | #7

    I was a returning customer. The friends and family credit would not be applied to my account. However they did apply 2each $25 dollar credits and the 200 visa. It took around an 1hr 1/2. To get that. I believe with more time talking to them additional offers would have been made. They use the term “limited” as what they can do. Now thinking back on it…”limited” is not the term “all” they can do. I admit they are friendly and are well versed for conversation to lead you into there direction to close the deal. My influence for the 25$ credits was due to the first rep. Telling me i was good to go for the friends and family credit and transfering me to that department. After that is where it was a long drawn out process. Does anyone have feedback?

  8. JP
    May 7th, 2015 at 22:26 | #8

    If anyone needs a referral and you don’t have someone in mind PLEASE PLEASE use my name and account number. I would really appreciate it! Thank you very much!
    My name is JP Rubio
    Account # 21979087
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89149

    P.S Hi Mike Barrett! I used your account for my referral! Thank you very much!

  9. JP
    May 7th, 2015 at 22:15 | #9

    Wow! Thank you very very much Johnathon. I just signed up today for this offer (5/7/15) and was able to combine both promotions! I did need to remind them of the referral twice, so keep that in mind when you call. They said the gift card should arrive in 6-8 weeks after installation. Thank you again very much!

  10. Francine Romero
    May 7th, 2015 at 20:59 | #10

    Please use me as a referral.
    My referral account # 40068784
    Last name: Romero

    Thank you I would really appreciate it.

  11. Monica
    May 7th, 2015 at 11:36 | #11

    @Ky P
    Another referral code if others have reached their limits:

  12. Patrice
    May 4th, 2015 at 19:02 | #12

    Just signed up in California. Only they would only give me $150 Visa. Used Christopher B as referral.

    Pay it Forward. Here is my referral code:
    Patrice W. 25422060

  13. May 4th, 2015 at 13:52 | #13

    Thanks for the referral code.
    I am returning the favor by providing my account code for others to use.

    LINK: http://directv.com/friend/AENV0F400NX
    ACCOUNT NUMBER: 8938229
    NAME: Ky P

  14. Blake
    May 4th, 2015 at 12:52 | #14

    Here’s another referral if the others have reached their limits. Thanks!

    Blake Taylor

  15. Ky P
    May 3rd, 2015 at 20:30 | #15

    Thanks for the referral!
    Passing my account number for others to use

    LINK: http://directv.com/friend/AENV0F400NX
    ACCOUNT NUMBER: 8938229
    NAME: Ky P

  16. Anatole Farci
    May 1st, 2015 at 09:52 | #16

    I’m getting my service installed this afternoon. Here is my account info if you could add me to your referral:
    Anatole Farci

    April 29th, 2015 at 12:04 | #17

    Anyone need a referral code?
    You can use mine 25151059

  18. Robert
    April 27th, 2015 at 19:22 | #18

    Use me as a referral if the others have maxed the 10 referral limit.

    account #1590616
    R Siegfried

  19. Michael Donaldson
    April 27th, 2015 at 15:46 | #19

    Rachael, I used you acct, Thanks. if anyone needs a referral code, my account# is 221674974. My name is Michael Donaldson

  20. Mike Barrett
    April 25th, 2015 at 18:42 | #20

    Hi Bobby,
    We just used your account number as a referral. Thank you! Here is my information if someone needs a referral account to use for the $100. Please pay it forward!

    Mike Barrett
    Account #51044853

  21. Buddy Ciemiengo
    April 25th, 2015 at 12:09 | #21

    STILL WORKS! If anyone needs a friend referral you can use my act # 80480337.

  22. Lizaida
    April 20th, 2015 at 08:43 | #22

    Sorry correct info is below:

    Use me as a referral if the others have maxed the 10 referral limit.
    Account #9028041
    Name: Lizaida
    Zip: 34759

  23. dawn
    April 16th, 2015 at 20:08 | #23

    if anyone need referral code, heres my acc# 69934137

  24. Lizaida
    April 16th, 2015 at 16:11 | #24

    Use me as a referral if the others have maxed the 10 referral limit.

    Account #24665653
    Name: Lizaida
    Zip: 34759

  25. Lizaida
    April 16th, 2015 at 16:01 | #25

    @Rachael Phillips
    Used your referral code, thanks.

  26. Lori
    April 14th, 2015 at 22:54 | #26

    I have a yet another referral if anybody would be kind enough to use mine :)

    My name is Lori Baker

    Account number is 24512043

    You guys are the best :)

  27. marco alvarez
    April 6th, 2015 at 18:57 | #27

    This promo is Great!!! I just got a $200 visa gift card and the referral credit by using my mother in law’s account number. So a total of $300!! I di they choice package which has all the channels I need plus I got 6 tv setup on the genie dvr and free NFL sunday ticket Max. All I have to pay monthly is 74$ + tax I’m super Exited!

    Here is a link to the coupon for the $200 visa card


    Make sure you call the number on the add which is the 1-877-880-6914. This is really important because I called at least 4 other numbers of the gazillion directv has for sales and they all gave me the run around with a few supervisors even telling me the referral promo and the giftcard promo were not combinable. However, once I called the number included in the add which I should have called in the first place I got taken care of right away. It is important you tell them from the beginning that you want to use the referral code and get the gift card otherwise I think it is harder for them to attach the referral discount towards the end.

    Anyway if you could use my account number #13223733 if you don’t already have one in mind then I would greatly appreciate it

  28. Jimbo
    April 6th, 2015 at 16:46 | #28

    Please feel free to use me for a referral
    my account is 10447936

  29. Rachael Phillips
    November 24th, 2014 at 16:18 | #29

    Thank YOu! if anyone needs a refferral code, my acc# is 34372404

  30. Bobby
    November 19th, 2014 at 15:53 | #30

    Hi Lisa,

    I used your account number.

  31. Bobby
    November 19th, 2014 at 15:51 | #31

    Hi Lisa,

    I used your account number.

    Here is my info to use as a referral. Pay it forward…

    Account #: 8903530

    Name: Bobby Lyons

  32. Tammy
    November 19th, 2014 at 13:05 | #32

    Thanks worked great!

    My daughter gets Christmas now :)
    I’m a single mother and sure could use the help if someone will use me as a referral.

    Account # 077406527

  33. Saul Herrera
    November 19th, 2014 at 10:51 | #33

    Thanks yall I really appreciate all of the insight if someone could help me out I’d appreciate it.

    Name: Saul Herrera
    Location: Lubbock, TX
    Account #: 5030067

  34. Jose Farinha
    November 18th, 2014 at 12:14 | #34

    you can use me as a referral.
    Jose Farinha
    acct 8765901
    zip 34668

  35. Todd Bennett
    November 13th, 2014 at 10:51 | #35

    Thanks it worked.

    Acct# 077406527
    Name Todd Bennett

    My daughter will be moving in 12 days into her new house, the first person to use me as a referral my daughter said she will use them as a referral. Good luck :)

  36. Fred
    November 12th, 2014 at 17:57 | #36

    please use me for a referral
    my account is 8765901
    Name Jose Farinha
    Location Port richey FL 34668

  37. Lisa
    November 11th, 2014 at 16:37 | #37

    Thanks! I was able to get this deal too! I used your referral @Melanie Vidal…

    Here is our info if someone would like to use us as a referral

    Acct # 20608839
    Name Levi Bennett

    Thanks again!

  38. Daniel M
    November 11th, 2014 at 09:48 | #38

    Thanks worked great!

    Account #: 5311208


  39. Nijad
    November 11th, 2014 at 08:10 | #39

    Here’s another, in case the others reached the 10 referral limit.
    Thank you! -Nijad

  40. Melanie Vidal
    November 8th, 2014 at 15:36 | #40

    Hello Jonathan

    Thank you so much for posting this info just got confirmation that my refer a friend went through. Now I’m saving you and myself $10 a month!!!

  41. Daryl
    November 5th, 2014 at 08:38 | #41

    If you need a referral PLEASE use my information:

    My account # is: 0062759109
    My name is Daryl Polland
    Location: Mayer AZ

    Thank you very much!!

  42. Daryl
    November 4th, 2014 at 17:29 | #42

    I couldn’t use your account as planned. I was going to cancel my girlfriends account, then open one in my name, but Directv made me a deal better than a new customer. So we kept her account. Sorry

  43. Daryl
    November 4th, 2014 at 16:03 | #43

    @David Hernandez
    I will use yours David. Then I will post my account number on this forum.
    I will let you know how it goes.

  44. Adam Snider
    November 4th, 2014 at 08:58 | #44

    @David Hernandez I signed up for Directv and saved $10 for 10 months using your info. Thank you!

    Future Directv customers:
    Please use my info. when signing up to get the same deal I got: $10 off for 10 months. I will get another discount as well. Then post your name to this blog and get a referral for yourself.

    Account #: 8493792
    Name: Adam Snider
    Zip: 26164 (I didn’t need to give them this when I signed up)

    Thank you!

  45. Jody Weber
    November 3rd, 2014 at 20:24 | #45

    Hi, I was wondering if the $200 or $150 visa is still available? I clicked on the link above but it only shows a discount of $10 off per month for 12 mths. I am already a Directv customer but asking for a relative because it would be great if they would be able to get additional promotions if available.
    I could really use the added discounts if anyone wants to use me as a referral. In Wisconsin and Acct # is 37728320. Thank you!!

  46. Tina Showalter
    November 1st, 2014 at 00:49 | #46

    Hi. I hope that you will read my post and use me as a “refer a friend” as I referenced this post and used Sophia Daily. It would be greatly appreciated as both my daughter and I are struggling tremendously after losing both my parents in an unfortunate automobile accident. I am in nursing school to help benefit our future and finances are very limited so if anyone would be so kind to use my information as a “refer a friend” to allow us both to receive the $100 savings it would be a great blessing and we would forever be grateful. Thank you in advance.

    You must call the following phone number and use the following information:

    Phone: 1-877-848-4623
    Name: Tina Showalter
    Account Number: 8325924
    Location: Carnegie, OK
    Zip Code: 73015

    I was able to purchase a package for $19.99 a month that gave me 145 channels called the select package and also received HBO/SHO/CINEMAX free for 3 months with free installation. You may also qualify for a $150 visa gift card. Please use my information above and be sure to call the number listed in this post. Thanks again.

    If you do bless my family by using my information please email me at TinaLShowalter@aol.com to let me know so I can be sure to get the discount. God bless and have a great day.

  47. October 31st, 2014 at 16:33 | #47

    @davidhernandez. And Keyera Wilcox. I Justice used you Both as friends. I Was told I could use both as a past customer and a new subscriber coming back. Will see if it works!! I’m not sure but I think that you need to put my name in too!
    Anyone else that needs a friend referral my name is: Jenny Shepherd
    Sonora, Ca.
    acct #22240089

  48. Marcelino Jimenez
    October 30th, 2014 at 11:11 | #48

    It worked, signed up for DirecTV and got FREE Installation, FREE Genie HD DVR Upgrade, (FREE HBO+STARZ+SHOWTIME+CINEMAX for 3 months) $10 off for friend referral per month…
    DirecTV. I received a 150 visa credit card for joining. HD Xtra Pack for 3 months.
    If anyone needs friend referral as well to help save you some money!
    My name: Marcelino Jimenez
    Account # 16420493
    Location: Jonesboro, AR
    Zip Code:92544

  49. Melanie
    October 29th, 2014 at 19:08 | #49

    Hi Jonathan

    Just signed up and got you and I both $100 credits!!! Current promo got a $200 gift card and no money down.
    Anybody wanting to save $300 please use me as a referal
    20413327 Melanie Vidal
    let’s the the deals forward

  50. Tina Showalter
    October 29th, 2014 at 17:21 | #50

    Hi. I also used Sophia Dailey when I signed up for Direct TV today. I have recently lost both my parents in an unfortunate automobile accident and my daughter and I are struggling with our new found finances while I am in Nursing School. It would be a great blessing if someone would use my information and pay it forward to assist me and my daughter in our time of need.

    By using my information as a “Refer a Friend” we will both receive a $100 savings over 10 months. The package I selected also gave me 145 channels for $19.99 a month and 3 movie channels for free for 3 months. This also includes free installation and a possible $150 Visa Gift Card if qualified.

    You MUST call the following number and use the following information.

    Call: 1-877-848-4623

    Name: Tina Showalter
    Account Number: 8325924
    Location: Carnegie, Oklahoma
    Zip Code: 73015

    If you provide me the blessing of using my information please email me at TinaLShowalter@aol.com and let me know so I may be sure that the credit is applied. Thank you so much in advance and may blessings come your way also. Thank you.

  51. brad johnson
    October 29th, 2014 at 15:10 | #51

    David Hernandez, I tried to use you as a referral, but you are full up, so I used Robert Cressy. I would appreciate anyone using me as a referral. The VISA card is at $150 as of today. Thank you.

    Account #: 16411231
    Name: Johnson

  52. Savanna Epps
    October 29th, 2014 at 00:08 | #52

    Feel free to use my account number to save you and I money
    Savanna Epps
    Account No. 53585974
    Location: Riverside, Ca

  53. Robert koke
    October 28th, 2014 at 11:35 | #53

    Save $10 / month for 10 months by using my account number below!

    Account No. 7713215
    Name Robert Koke

    Go to directv.com/refer or by calling 1-800-507-4045

  54. David Hernandez
    October 25th, 2014 at 18:25 | #54

    @Sofia Dailey. I just signed up for Direct TV today. I used your account and got us $100.00 off.
    thank you.

    If any one needs an account for refer a friend:
    My name: David Hernandez
    Account Number: 3287597
    Location: Hemet, CA
    Zip Code: 92544

  55. Robert Cressy
    October 24th, 2014 at 20:56 | #55

    If you need a referral PLEASE use my information:

    My account # is: 5 2 3 3 6 9 2

    My N\name is Robert Cressy


  56. October 23rd, 2014 at 16:47 | #56

    Used one of the above accounts to sign up.

    My account # 8312191

    Name : Kurush Viccaji

    Zip : 78613

  57. Keyera
    October 22nd, 2014 at 15:10 | #57

    Thanks Fredrick Williams I was able to use your account info and saved money.

    Please any new time customers use me as a referral and we both save!

    Name on Account: Keyera Wilcox
    Account# 23360927
    Zip: 32303
    Let me know if you are able to use my account info, every little but helps. I would greatly appreciate i, i’m sure you will too :-)
    New customer gets $100 credit over 10 months ($10 per month)

  58. Sarah
    October 20th, 2014 at 15:29 | #58

    I just got $150 visa gift card and $10 off a month. Thanks for the great tips! Here’s my account # 20279828 If anyone wants to pay it forward.

  59. Ryan
    October 19th, 2014 at 21:22 | #59

    My name is ryan Blake and my account # is 22332331. Please pay it forward everyone!!!!!!

  60. Dana L.
    October 18th, 2014 at 10:07 | #60

    @Sofia Dailey
    Sofia – I just used your account number to get you and me $100 off :) Thank you for sharing!

  61. Tammie Venne
    October 13th, 2014 at 13:38 | #61

    @Shaun Montgomery
    Hi, I called and was told that the 2 offers cant be combined

  62. Sheila Schily
    October 13th, 2014 at 12:55 | #62

    Thanks Tom,I just used your #and it save me $$$ Thanks to all of you. Glade I found this site.
    My account #8556794357 from Wa. St anyone is welcome to use it. Thanks again!!!

  63. Sofia Dailey
    October 11th, 2014 at 16:11 | #63

    Hi – here’s my account # if anyone needs a referral:

    Account # 012053106

    Name on Account: Sofia Dailey

    Zip: 85331

    New customer gets $100 credit over 10 months ($10 per month)

  64. Shaun Montgomery
    October 10th, 2014 at 18:50 | #64

    I’m a direct tv sales rep down in Mississippi, and I always advise people to do this! Keep the info flowing it’s awesome and helps me get people signed up! Also if you wanna get signed up I can get you a $150 best buy gift card or a $200 SAMs club gift card as long as you have a sams card, the NFL Sunday ticket max free as well as 30-42 off every month for your first year! You can call me at any time (615)354-4416

  65. jb
    October 10th, 2014 at 12:54 | #65

    Jonathan, do you think I could get the 200 promo deal as part of a directv/century link bundle?

  66. Alex Miranda
    October 8th, 2014 at 13:59 | #66

    Just signed up for this great deal thanks for the info guys i now get to enjoy a 200 dollar gift card…alex miranda account 22593988 n e body use it for referral bonus lets keep helping each other out

  67. Taren
    October 3rd, 2014 at 22:43 | #67


  68. Tom Gray
    October 1st, 2014 at 16:06 | #68

    Hi guys
    New deal with directv they are offering over 130 channels forn19.99 a month and use this combined with the refer a friend deal and u get it for 9.99 now that’s a great deal
    My account number is 10251171

  69. Ryan
    September 25th, 2014 at 19:28 | #69

    Thanks Jonathan it worked!! My name is ryan Blake and my account # is 22332331. Please pay it forward everyone!!!!!! This is a great thing!!

  70. Shelly
    September 24th, 2014 at 20:33 | #70

    My account number is 32451630 Name Julius Rivers. Let’s help each other save some money!!!!!

  71. Ben Mannino
    September 24th, 2014 at 15:51 | #71

    @Ashley r.

    Hi Ashley, I just ordered service today and originally forgot to ask for the friend referral discount. I called back a couple of times and finally got a helpful rep who did apply the discount. They will ask you for your friend’s name and account number. Some have mentioned they might ask for their location as well. I gave them Josh’s info from this blog and there are many others as well. From what I understand, they only allow a certain number of referrals, so I’m not sure what happens after you reach the maximum. My account is brand new and I would appreciate any referrals to get us both a discount. My name is Ben Mannino, account number is 5070713 and I live in the Atlanta area. Good luck!

  72. Tiffany
    September 24th, 2014 at 15:13 | #72

    Hoping someone will use me for a referral bonus. Just click the link and enter my account number to save us both $100.

    Tiffany… Account #27178565

    Also the $200 Visa promo is still on, but I called to get it in addition to the referral bonus.

  73. Fredrick Williams
    September 22nd, 2014 at 22:04 | #73

    Hi Johnathan,

    Thank you so much for posting this DirecTV referral information on your website, I really appreciate it my friend. I just signed up for the DirectTV Ultimate Package today September 22, 2014 using Christopher Absher referral code by calling 1-855-567-1737 and got the visa gift card ($150, the $200 visa card is not being offered no more) and FREE INSTALLATION FREE GENIE HD DVR UPGRADE FREE HBO + STARZ + SHOWTIME + CINEMAX (for 3 months) FREE 2014 NFL SUNDAY TICKET

    Tell them you heard you get a $200 Visa Reward Card for starting a new service account, and they will confirm if this is available to you but your probably going to get the $150 Visa Card which is still an awesome deal. Then state your friend referred you and you along with your friend will get more money off your bill ($10 a month for 10 months). They asked me for the friends full name so to pay it forward to someone else looking to get all the free bonuses when starting a new DirecTV account, here is my information below so you can do so….

    When they ask about the friend that referred you, tell them the following:

    DirectTV Phone Number – 1-855-567-1737

    My name: Fredrick Williams
    Account Number: 15796076
    Location: Lake City Florida
    You definitely get free Genie upgrade, NFL Sunday ticket free and HBO, Cinemax and Stars for 3 months FREE. and the Visa Gift Card for $150 maybe if your lucky $200 :-)

    Enjoy and let me know on here if you used my information and let’s all keep paying it forward.

    Kindest Regards,

  74. freddy b
    September 22nd, 2014 at 14:12 | #74

    Awesome! Thanks for this! Tell your friend Lori to enjoy her $10 credit!

  75. Jen Caudillo
    September 20th, 2014 at 04:59 | #75

    Hey this worked for me today and I also received the $100 visa gift card!!! Awesome!!! So glad I saw this before ordering!!! I love this pay it forward to strangers :)
    Name: Jen Caudillo
    Acct# 22951585
    Location: Kearney, Ne.

  76. Ashley r.
    September 15th, 2014 at 19:24 | #76

    Oh also does any one know how the friend referral program works. Thanks again.

  77. Ashley r.
    September 15th, 2014 at 19:22 | #77

    Hello everyone I am interested in signing up so I am curious if these promos still work, all I have been able to come across is a $100 gift card, does anyone know of any others promos? Any info. Would be super helpful and if I do sign up I will gladly use someone’s friend code. Thank you for your time.

    • September 15th, 2014 at 19:58 | #78

      Yes Ashley. I hear from people all the time that this still works, although, last I heard the VISA promo may be down to $150 instead of $200. You have to call the number in order to get the VISA, clicking the links will only give you the $100 savings.

      To answer your other question, the friend referral works by giving both you, as the new customer, and the person who’s account number you provide $100 savings. This is done as $10 per month for 10 months. They will only allow up to 10 referrals at the same time. Since I’ve maxxed out all of my referrals, my friend’s account number is: 46961305 – my friend’s name is Lori Griffiths

      Good luck! Please come back here are let us know how it worked for you.

  78. Jesse
    September 11th, 2014 at 12:22 | #79

    Was able to use Josh Nelson’s account for refer a friend. I saved $100 over 10 months and glad to save him $100 over 10 months. Hopefully someone else can ‘pay it forward’. The name on the acct is Jesse Chettle. I’m in Gunnison, Colorado. And my account # is 5007836.

  79. John S
    September 10th, 2014 at 12:49 | #80

    Just signed up and it worked for me. Thanks and here is my act # 22775358… thanks again!!

  80. Thomas Gray
    September 7th, 2014 at 02:54 | #81

    Woo hoo :-) thank u John

    I don’t usually believe stuff like this either but decided to do a google search on the phone number and then went ahead and ordered Directv and got the visa gift card and also got the free NFL Sunday ticket
    All you have to do is call 1-855-567-1737 –
    Say you heard you get a Visa Reward Card for starting service, which is down to $200 and they will confirm this is available. Then state your friend referred you and he said that you could get more money off your bill. They asked me for the friends full name I have provided my information below, which should definitely work since I just got service at the start of June.
    When they ask about the friend tell them the following:
    My name: Thomas Gray
    Account Number: 10251171
    Location: Branson Missouri

    You definitely get free Genie upgrade, NFL Sunday ticket free and HBO, Cinemax and Stars for 3 months FREE :-)

    Enjoy and let me know how you get on and let’s all keep paying it forward.

  81. Chris absher
    September 5th, 2014 at 13:10 | #82

    hello all. Could I get some referrals on my account please.. My 3 month promo prices have ran out and the bill has doubled. any referrals would be greatly appreciated.

    Account # 6317541
    Name Christopher absher
    Location kingsport TN

  82. Jennifer Curran
    August 29th, 2014 at 09:55 | #83

    Hi all,

    Just did this and it worked great for me too! If anyone needs a referral code, the account number is 7395085. Thanks and good luck!!!

  83. Patricia
    August 25th, 2014 at 22:41 | #84

    Bingo! Thank you so much for the referral link. Very much appreciated.

  84. Yueyang Chen
    August 18th, 2014 at 23:46 | #85

    I finally decided to switch to directv after 6 months terrible experience with xifinity TV. Directv has much more HD channels and it is cheaper!! I got referred from a friend account number 15215665 and when I called Directv I gave my friend’s account number and we both get $10 off for each month. Feel free to use this code when ording your new service from Directv. GOod luck everyone!

  85. Yueyang Chen
    August 18th, 2014 at 14:35 | #86

    My account number is 15215665. Name: Yueyang Chen. You can give my account number when you call Directv to get your $10 off per month!

  86. July 14th, 2014 at 23:18 | #87

    So someone signed up using my referral link and save me $10 a month for 10 months :-)
    Thank you whoever you are…
    Anyone else want to use my link please do… We both get $100 and I would really appreciate it here is my link

    Thank you and let’s start saving
    Thomas Gray account number 10251171

  87. Tony Scott
    July 10th, 2014 at 12:46 | #88

    Thanks Josh@Joshua Nelson

  88. Thomas Gray
    June 29th, 2014 at 00:58 | #89

    It worked for me and my referral online code is
    If you click on that link we will both get $100 bonus!

  89. Ryan G
    June 25th, 2014 at 22:35 | #90

    Agreed! Just did this and it worked great! $150 Visa Gift card, plus $10 off for 10 months for the friend referral. I have no referrals as I just signed up today, so my account will work for the refer a friend. Give them account number# 22267973. / name Ryan Gunther.
    Also got free Genie HD/DVR 3 rooms, NFL Sunday ticket MAXX, all premiums free for 3 months, and No $ down. thanks, and hope it works for everyone else

  90. Kristie Coaly
    June 23rd, 2014 at 14:46 | #91

    This works! Thanks Joshua Nelson. I saved $10 a month for 10 months. I also got the $150 Visa Reward Card for starting service. My account number for the referral is 26331098 and my name is Kristie Coaly.

  91. Mahajan
    June 16th, 2014 at 16:39 | #92

    Totally works…now for my account info 😉

    Account no- 12854294
    Name Mahajan

  92. chris absher
    June 10th, 2014 at 09:22 | #93

    Josh Nelson – I used your account. It worked on my end it should be on yours. I signed up June 7 2014. Please continue to pay it forward.

    Account # 6317541
    Name Christopher absher
    Location kingsport TN

    Thank josh and thanks Jon for the post hopefully I can get some people to use my account I would definitely appreciate it.

  93. Chris Absher
    June 7th, 2014 at 17:21 | #94

    Josh Nelson- I used your account for a referral. It worked on my end so you should see it show up. Thanks to you and thanks to Jon for this blog.. Please people continue to pay it forward.. I would really appreciate it. I just ordered service on June 7, 2014
    My Account # is 6317541
    Name: Christopher Absher
    Location: Kingsport TN

    Thanks to everyone on here and please send me some referrals

  94. dalia ortiz
    June 7th, 2014 at 11:27 | #95

    Use me as a referral acct # 4087350 last name Ortiz

  95. Joshua Nelson
    June 5th, 2014 at 12:52 | #96

    I don’t usually believe blogs, but I did try this and it is legit. What you have to do is call 1-855-567-1737 – this is the only number that works to my knowledge. Say you heard you get a Visa Reward Card for starting service, which is down to 150$, and they will confirm this is available. Then state your friend referred you and he said that you could get more money off your bill. They asked me for the friends full name – I think they are getting tougher about this because everyone is doing it. I used a friend that I knew in the area with direct TV as I wasn’t sure if the accounts above were maxed out. Below I provided my information, which should definitely work since I just got service at the start of June.
    When they ask about the friend tell them the following:
    My name: Josh Nelson
    Account Number: 6229263
    Location: Rochester Area

    You definitely get free Genie upgrade, NFL Sunday ticket free and HBO, Cinemax and Stars for 3 months as well.

    Thank you Jon for publishing this forum you saved me 250 dollars and got me better service than TWC, you’re the man! I wanted to continue to pay it forward!

  96. Hector
    May 14th, 2014 at 19:59 | #97


    It worked for me as well, if your willing to help me out as well my account number is 9617206. Enjoy your savings. Hector

  97. Jorge Almirall
    May 8th, 2014 at 10:38 | #98

    Sweet! Just signed up and got the $200 gift card plus the $100 referral bonus. Shawn, you should see the credit show up at some point. Here’s my account# 9668484 if anyone new would like to pass it backwards(?).

  98. cr8zycajungal
    May 1st, 2014 at 08:48 | #99

    @Anthony I am using your referral code today! Thanks for sharing!

  99. April 15th, 2014 at 10:27 | #100

    It worked for me too today! I signed up and got a $150 gift card plus the choice package. Please feel free to use my referral ( Irene Mugo) and I will appreciate it very much since I do not have friends who want to switch to direct tv. Call 1-855-567-1737 and Enjoy!

  100. C. K.
    March 19th, 2014 at 16:38 | #101

    Just found your website today. I’m hoping to make this work for me.

    Last Friday Time Warner installed basic cable 39.95 and 14.99 internet. The internet does not work and the tv wouldn’t work this morning. The deal went from 55.00 to 95.00 before the guy left. I’m a new widow and told him I couldn’t afford that.

    Time Warner seems to be crooks. Please tell me exactly what I need to do. It will cost me a “penalty” of 100.00 at the apartment for putting the dish on the bldg because Time Warner has a deal with them. But I think it would be cheaper for me.

    I appreciate your help.

  101. Shawn Borba
    March 18th, 2014 at 11:32 | #102

    It worked great, I just signed up for DirecTV and got FREE Installation, FREE Genie HD DVR Upgrade, (FREE HBO+STARZ+SHOWTIME+CINEMAX for 3 months) $10 off my monthly bill for autopay & paperless billing, $10 off monthly for bundling my internet with DirecTV, $10 off for friend referral per month…
    DirecTV #
    You can use me as a friend referal as well to help save you some money!
    Account # 2973460 and my name is Shawn.

  102. Christa Castillo
    March 8th, 2014 at 11:58 | #103

    When does the gift card show up?? I’ve signed up and they said they would send me a $100 gift card but I have yet to see it or even heard anything about getting it.

  103. Myles
    February 23rd, 2014 at 13:35 | #105

    It worked for me! Just got dish and love it. Received an email saying my reward card is on its way. Please feel free to use me as your referral. Use promo code 061390 for the extra $100 (use the name Myles). You can use the DirectTV phone number 1-877-741-9878. Enjoy!

  104. Stephen
    February 18th, 2014 at 14:42 | #106

    Order yesterday $200 visa offer. Install tomorrow. Tried the friend referral today and they said I can not combine the visa and friend Refferal together.

    • February 18th, 2014 at 14:50 | #107

      Congratulations Stephen. At least you got the $200 offer. I heard from one other person that they would not also do the $100 referral. I suggested that, after the order was setup but before the installation, to call the main DirecTV number at (800) 531-5000 and ask that they add that referral as well – just say you forgot when you placed the order. It worked for them. I’ve heard from many people who have said that both did work for them, so this is unusual.

      That call might save you another $100 ($10/mo for 10 months) and help my friend (or any friend of yours who has DirecTV already). My friend’s account number is: 41326845 – my friend’s last name is Logterman (they may wish to confirm that). Let me know if this works.

  105. Elizabeth
    February 5th, 2014 at 10:38 | #108

    I was wondering if anyone has tried this recently, because we are thinking about switching to DirecTV and would like to save as much money as possible for everyone. Thanks!

    • February 5th, 2014 at 13:57 | #109

      Yes, I received an email from someone with the past several days indicating that it worked. With the NFL season being over, I’m not sure if that will impact this promotion with the NFL Sunday Ticket.

      We have been very happy with change and have no plans to ever got back to Charter. The quality is great. The system is easier than Charter’s (i.e. no duplicate HD / non-HD channels and a guide that makes sense). We love the whole home DVR. We’ve only had a few very brief storm-related outages – certainly nothing like the days of no service, or pixelated service, that we’d experience every few months with Charter.

      And, thanks to the many people who have found my post and saved money for themselves, I’ve also maximized my savings. The $10 credits for ten months X ten active referrals means $100 off our bill each month. But our bill isn’t anywhere near $100, so the credit amount keeps growing. We use that for movies and an extra sports package. So, if you can find a way to get referrals, it will pay for the service. When Charter called recently asking that I switch back and offering a new promotion, I said that they would have to pay me to take their service – as that is essentially what happens with DirecTV thanks to their referral program. I also explained that they put themselves in that position by refusing to honor their 2-year pricing that they guaranteed.

  106. david
    January 17th, 2014 at 13:33 | #110

    I used to work for directv. please make sure you call the # on the flyer not the website to get this deal.you can combine it with the refer a friend credit you can use my Acct# it’s 38375636 . The # on the flyer is 1855-567-1737!

    • February 5th, 2014 at 13:59 | #111

      I’ve maximized by referrals thanks to this post and changed to add the friend who originally referred me in the first place. Maybe someone will use your account number from here too. Good luck.

  107. January 3rd, 2014 at 20:15 | #112

    Thank you for the referral, I don’t have any friends with DirecTV but was able to use your link and save more. Here is my link to share:


    • February 5th, 2014 at 14:02 | #113

      Thanks Anthony! Now that I’ve maximized my savings for 10 months, I’ve included your link for others who stumbled across my post. Maybe someone will click your link. Good luck.

  108. Jess
    December 25th, 2013 at 11:19 | #114

    This guy probably doesn’t have to pay anything for the next 5 years with everyone using him as a referral , help a family member or a friend out. Not this complete stranger whose trying to come up on $$$$

    • December 29th, 2013 at 07:12 | #115

      Actually I’m only set for 10 months because DirecTV only allows 10 active referrals at one time. Some people are appreciative of the information that they received from a complete stranger. While helping others save $300, it is true that I’ve been able to benefit from a few. Nobody is forcing people to use my referral code. I’ve received a number of emails from folks thanking me for the information, indicating that it worked, and telling me that they actually used the account number of a friend or family member. They were able to figure that out.

  109. Karri
    December 13th, 2013 at 08:42 | #116

    Thank you! you just saved me and yourself $$$$

  110. J.LOPARDO
    December 4th, 2013 at 21:19 | #118

    I’m on hold now trying this!
    I see someone did it today!!
    whoohoo so im hoping all goes well.

  111. Josh E
    December 4th, 2013 at 13:31 | #120

    It worked for me… except they did not let me use a referral account number

    • December 4th, 2013 at 19:39 | #121

      I heard from someone else that this happened. Before installation, he called DirecTV Customer Service at 1-800-531-5000 and mentioned that they “forgot” to give the “Refer a Friend” account information when they signed up. It worked. It is worth a shot as it will give both you and I an extra $100 off ($10 off per month for 10 months). My account number is 47381164 if you want to try. Thanks!

      I got my $200 prepaid VISA about six weeks later. All good.

  112. Luis Serrano
    November 28th, 2013 at 13:44 | #122

    Thanks for the referral and info! Enjoy your 10$ off that I got you :)

  113. September 24th, 2013 at 19:50 | #124

    Please reply if it works for you. Good luck and enjoy your DirecTV!

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