Win Free Money, courtesy of Comcast

Short version: I called Comcast and am now getting 3 months of movie channels for free.

Long version: The other day, Brad was telling me about a recent experience he had with Comcast — he was calling to cancel his account with them, and they ended up giving him a big monthly discount. I called them last weekend, and tried the same move — even said “hey, I have an Apple TV now and probably don’t even need Comcast.” Didn’t work this time — either it depends on who you talk to on the phone (likely) or I just don’t have that magic touch on the phone (more likely).

Anyway, they hilariously told me that to save money, all I had to do was cancel my account with Comcast. Cute. So I asked them what else they could do for ME, and the tables turned — even though there wasn’t a specific problem at hand, and maybe it’s because the phone calls are always recorded, but the words “What else can you do for me?” triggered a pattern of options of FREE stuff that Comcast could give me. So I now have 3 free months of all of the premium channels. I’m still paying the same amount, but for some reason seem happy because I can watch Volcano anytime I want on Starz.  Even though I probably never will. We’ll see what happens in October. Or September? What’s July plus 3?


  1. LA Ray
    Posted July 11, 2011 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    see now THATS how the communists get you.
    think of all the poor starving hipsters that CANT afford cable, and here you are with your satellite dishes and your multi-room audio…

    how much is enough?
    how many channels can you watch in one day?

  2. Brad Dunn
    Posted July 11, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Apparently LA Ray doesn’t care about volcanoes.

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