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Old 03-31-2005, 04:01 PM
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Why am I have a guilty conscience about something as meager as this...I read Mega saying that he was not willing to lie about it and now I don't feel comfortable going thru with it...I guess I'll just suck it up and see if there's some kind of deal like that later. I'm such a
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Why am I have a guilty conscience about something as meager as this...I read Mega saying that he was not willing to lie about it and now I don't feel comfortable going thru with it...I guess I'll just suck it up and see if there's some kind of deal like that later. I'm such a

This deal is still going on. I wouldn't be worried about it.
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I tried calling the 800-XMRADIO number twice before in the last two weeks and no luck. They kept saying I had to wait until my current TSX promo ends next month. They insisted it was impossible to have two promotions on the same account. (On a sidenote, I don't know if XM is outsourcing to India but it seemed like the two people I spoke with had heavy Indian accents) Anyway, I just called the other number, 1-800-929-2100, asked for the winback promo and he said "okay," asked for my payment info and we were done-- probably less than 5 minutes on the phone. Very easy!
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Whoo Hoo! Forget all that gibberish you guys were writing about. I went the honest route and bam, I got the deal. Here's my conversation with the XM Rep...

Me - I'd like to activate the Winback Promotion
Rep - Ok, what promotion was this?
Me - The $60 Winback Promotion
Rep - Ok, great, I will add this to your account starting in June when your trial period is over. It will last until 06/2006.
Me - Great, thank you!
Rep - Thank you and have a great day!

So call 1-800-929-2100 and maybe you'll have the same luck as I did
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question. when you guys called in to for the promotion, what kind of questions did they ask you? like did they need your info about the vehicle or the radio or is there an xm account number they need to activate the promotion?
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Originally Posted by virtualbong
Whoo Hoo! Forget all that gibberish you guys were writing about. I went the honest route and bam, I got the deal. Here's my conversation with the XM Rep...

Me - I'd like to activate the Winback Promotion
Rep - Ok, what promotion was this?
Me - The $60 Winback Promotion
Rep - Ok, great, I will add this to your account starting in June when your trial period is over. It will last until 06/2006.
Me - Great, thank you!
Rep - Thank you and have a great day!

So call 1-800-929-2100 and maybe you'll have the same luck as I did
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My convo as I'm typing this:

Me - I'd like to apply the Winback Promotion please
Rep - Sure, no problem. Would you like to pay with a credit card?
Me - Sure, the number is ...
Rep - Okay, it'll start on April 4th and go through April 4th of 2006.
Me - Thank you very much!
Rep - Thank you and have a great day!

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question. when you guys called in to for the promotion, what kind of questions did they ask you? like did they need your info about the vehicle or the radio or is there an xm account number they need to activate the promotion?
They just asked for my XM Radio ID.
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They just asked for my XM Radio ID.
They asked me for it and I said I don't know what it is and she just looked me up using my full name.
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so since you can say you dont know what kind it is can i get this activated on any seperate unit that i would buy for the car.
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Originally Posted by CCColtsicehockey
so since you can say you dont know what kind it is can i get this activated on any seperate unit that i would buy for the car.
Well, once they pull up your account, they'll see whether or not you have the trial period still, but I'm not sure exactly what qualifies you to get the promotion.
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just called 800-921-2100 and signed up for the promotion!

haha..the convo went LITERALLY like how sergeremi and virtualbong described it.

except the lady asked me for the promotion code but i said i didn't have it with me. then she just read the code to me and asked if it that was it and i was like "yea, something like that." then she charged my credit card and said it would start after my trial ends on april 12. woohoo!
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Old 03-31-2005, 09:56 PM
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Sweet! Glad it worked out so well for you guys... I got that alternate phone number off another forum... fatwallet.com I think.

It will be interesting to see if the deal keeps working after the 2nd.
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Talking Only $60

Called tonight and asked for the promo, the girl said she has to ask supervisor 30 secs later ," Yes sir I can do that for you" !
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Originally Posted by virtualbong
Whoo Hoo! Forget all that gibberish you guys were writing about. I went the honest route and bam, I got the deal. Here's my conversation with the XM Rep...

Me - I'd like to activate the Winback Promotion
Rep - Ok, what promotion was this?
Me - The $60 Winback Promotion
Rep - Ok, great, I will add this to your account starting in June when your trial period is over. It will last until 06/2006.
Me - Great, thank you!
Rep - Thank you and have a great day!

So call 1-800-929-2100 and maybe you'll have the same luck as I did
That is exactly what I did. What isn't honest about that?
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It works like a charm. I also used the honest approach and simply said I wanted to take advantage of the "winback" offer. According to the people I spoke with there is more than one winback offer, so I specified $60/yr and I was on my way. I called the 800-929-2100 number and they knew exactly what I was talking about. Got some operators in Arizona and the only problem was that they were having trouble with their computers. After a little patience I was all set for a year.

Awesome thread!
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Old 04-01-2005, 12:32 AM
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My trial was not set to expire until 6/15/05 -- followed your advice and got the one year Winback for $60 effective 6/15/05 until 6/15/06!!! Great post!!! I was really worried since the new prices go into effect as of 4/1/05 -- and since it is just after midnight here, technically it was 4/1 -- luckily this was Arizona and time delayed... Hehehe THANKS for the Guidance!!!
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Old 04-01-2005, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by BonzoAPD
That is exactly what I did. What isn't honest about that?
I thought you went with that guys steps literally, ie. you said that you purchased a truck before but never applied the winback promo then, but you'd like to use it on the new TSX...
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Originally Posted by Caphaddock
My trial was not set to expire until 6/15/05 -- followed your advice and got the one year Winback for $60 effective 6/15/05 until 6/15/06!!! Great post!!! I was really worried since the new prices go into effect as of 4/1/05 -- and since it is just after midnight here, technically it was 4/1 -- luckily this was Arizona and time delayed... Hehehe THANKS for the Guidance!!!
I haven't heard anything about the Winback promotion expiring on 4/1. I thought that was just the date that higher standard pricing goes into effect. Does anyone know when the Winback promotion expires, if ever?
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Old 04-02-2005, 12:32 PM
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I just got this activated this morning. HOWEVER, if you call 1-800-929-2100, they will tell you (2 people told me) that their computers are locked in with the new rates. That happened this morning around 10:00 am. They will give you the 1-800-XMRADIO number and tell you to talk to someone there. Call this number and take the earlier advice that triton gave earlier in this thread and ask to be transferred to the retentions department. The person that I spoke with before the retention dept. tried to tell me that I could not activate the promotion. I asked to be transferred, and the guy in the retentions department activated the promotion for me. So, you can use this despite the fact that the rates changed today, but you have to go through the retentions department.
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Old 04-02-2005, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by virtualbong
I thought you went with that guys steps literally, ie. you said that you purchased a truck before but never applied the winback promo then, but you'd like to use it on the new TSX...

oh no not at all. I just used the winback promotion. What I followed from him was using that number.
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Originally Posted by manavi
I haven't heard anything about the Winback promotion expiring on 4/1. I thought that was just the date that higher standard pricing goes into effect. Does anyone know when the Winback promotion expires, if ever?
Apparently, the rate available on the WINBACK promotion changed today from $60 to $77/year. However, the guy I just spoke to offered to credit me the $17 dollars back. Apparently, the promotion still reads on the computer as the "$60 WINBACK promotion," but the computer also now charges $77, so, because of the discrepancy, he gave me a credit. I guess it didn't hurt that, before I drew his attention to the discrepancy, I had also locked in the 5-year package at the end of the promotion, knowing that I could cancel it at any time and that those rates go up at midnight tonight. Incidentally, my 3-month free trial doesn't end until June 1st. The WINBACK starts 6/1/05. And I wasn't directed to a "Retentions Dept." It was all taken care of at 1-800-929-2100. If you want to try to make your case for $60 for WINBACK, I suggest that you call as quickly as possible. I now know why they call it "WINBACK." If you're good enough at working the system, you can actually win money back!
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anyone try this lately?

When does it end?
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You know? A cool tip from my salesperson at Acura. He said that he tried to call and cancel once because his wife was trying to "cut back" on some of the expenses and they let him have it for $6.99/month.
Pretty cool is you ask me.
Unless he was BSing me. But he had already sold me the car... so i didn't see any reason for him to lie.
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Thanks everyone for the info, just used the promotion
77 bucks!
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Thanks everyone for the info, just used the promotion
77 bucks!
$77? I thought that it was $60/ year?
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If you read, they change the fixed rate from 60/year to 77 a year.
still saving alot, 12.95 a month.
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I used the promotion and got $77 for the next year. Thanks everyone!
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what number did you call and what did you tell them?
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Originally Posted by Savio
what number did you call and what did you tell them?
I called 1-800-929-2100 and my conversation with the rep went like this...

Me - I'd like to activate the Winback Promotion
Rep - Your trial promotion ends on 5/15. Let me check to see if I can do this.

rep puts me on hold and comes back...

Rep - Ok, great, I will add this to your account starting at the end of your trial promotion. It will last until 05/15/2006.
Me - Great, thank you!
Rep - Thank you and have a great day!
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Originally Posted by Stoli
I called 1-800-929-2100 and my conversation with the rep went like this...

Me - I'd like to activate the Winback Promotion
Rep - Your trial promotion ends on 5/15. Let me check to see if I can do this.

rep puts me on hold and comes back...

Rep - Ok, great, I will add this to your account starting at the end of your trial promotion. It will last until 05/15/2006.
Me - Great, thank you!
Rep - Thank you and have a great day!

thanks! got it up for a year after my trial is over! SWEET!

it still works guys!
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Originally Posted by Stoli
I called 1-800-929-2100 and my conversation with the rep went like this...

Me - I'd like to activate the Winback Promotion
Rep - Your trial promotion ends on 5/15. Let me check to see if I can do this.

rep puts me on hold and comes back...

Rep - Ok, great, I will add this to your account starting at the end of your trial promotion. It will last until 05/15/2006.
Me - Great, thank you!
Rep - Thank you and have a great day!

I just called right now and locked in my deal for $77 dollars as well. The guy was super nice, asked me if I had been on a message board.. and of course I said no. He even asked my what kind of car I had so I told him, but he still let me have the deal. No problems at all!
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I just signed up on the promotion too! I already had the service paid for 3 months, so they gave me 3 months free then when that is up they will use the credit i have and only bill me the difference. However, they did say $77 for the year as they have recently increased rates. Hell, it works for me.....
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Third time is the charm...

First try XM said I would have to wait until my trial offer expiration.

Second try was when rates were being raised and they said no...pay full price.


Today, I said give me the $77 promotion or cancel when my trial offer expires this week. Surprise! They came up with the $77 with no problem.
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It works.

I called them up and told them I wanted to activate my Winback promotion as per my dealer.
The XM rep. asked me what my dealership had told me.
I said $77 for one year after my 3 mos. trial.
I now have 1 year for $77 effective 7/4/05 - 7/4/06
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Just called and extended mine for $77 per yr. Thats $6.41 per mo as opposed to $11.87 normally. Almost 50% savings......yeah baby! 7/11/05-7/11/06......I wonder what the charge will be nerxt year?
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are the stereos in the 04 compadable with xm or do i have to get a extra unit
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XM Promotion

Thanks for the help everybody. They asked how much the retention promotion was and I told them $77. Locked and Loaded with Opie & Anthony!
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Thanks for the $60 info post, will definitely renew when trial is up if they give it to me!!

05/Satin-Ebony/AT-Navi !!
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Locked and Loaded with Opie & Anthony!

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Thanks for the $60 info post, will definitely renew when trial is up if they give it to me!!

05/Satin-Ebony/AT-Navi !!
You might not want to wait....The price is actually double if the promo ends.
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I've called 2 different numbers, spoken to 4 different people. Each time they turn me down saying my service has to lapse before I get the winback promo. This was after talking to a supervisor as well.
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