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Best Buy Wants to Pay Your DirecTV Bill
The retailer is offering satellite TV credits for those that buy HDTV.
Best Buy’s satellite offer ends June 24.
March 05, 2008 by Rachel Cericola

It now pays to watch HDTV—pays part of your satellite bill, anyway.

Best Buy has just announced a promotion with DirecTV that could sway viewers to take the high-def plunge. Buy an HDTV at Best Buy, get DirecTV service, and you’ll score a $30 credit for a few months.

According to, the amount of credits will depend on how much you spend on your set. Those spending over $999 with get 12 months of DirecTV credits; under $999 will get you six months’ worth. Even if you just want to add DirecTV service, those customers will still get in on the action, receiving three months of $30 credits.

“We know that customers buying HD televisions are doing so because they want a certain kind of experience,” said Chris Homeister, vice president of merchandising for home entertainment services for Best Buy. “By offering to help pay a customer’s DIRECTV bill we’re making a dramatic statement about the importance of connecting a television to the right source for HD programming.”

The promotion will run until June 24.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at

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