33% off SKY TV Complete Bundle for 5 years @ just over £52pm
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33% off SKY TV Complete Bundle for 5 years @ just over £52pm

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Found 31st Oct 2015
Called SKY to cancel and they offered me the above deal. I currently have the Complete bundle @ £75.75pm, so with 33% off it came down to just over £52pm but can't recall the exact amount (yes I know that £75.75 minus 33% is £50.75, but it is the way they discount their services, I think the discount does not apply to the HD pack or whatever). Contract runs for 12 months, after that you are free to leave. The 33% OFF applies to the price of the TV bundle(s) at the time over the 5 year period. Probably not as good as negotiating yeach year for 40, 50 or 60% off for x amount of months, but may be useful for people who want to avoid the hassle of negotiating SKY TV prices every year, at least for 5 years from now.
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2 glasses of wine mean I didn't read your post but you do get a hot vote.
who's crazy enough to sign in for a 5 year deal
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Repeat after repeat after repeat gets boring after a while.
In no world is £52/month for TV a good deal, unless it includes meet n greets with any actor at your home whenever you like. No thanks
ando

who's crazy enough to sign in for a 5 year deal


No-one which is why it's a 1 yr contract according to the OP.
reddwarfcrew

No-one which is why it's a 1 yr contract according to the OP.



So why have 5 years in the title and then a mixed description?

"The 33% OFF applies to the price of the TV bundle(s) at the time over the 5 year period. Probably not as good as negotiating yeach year for 40, 50 or 60% off for x amount of months"

To me that reads you sign up for 5 years and they knock off 33% each year, or am I reading it wrong?

Don't see why they would suggest 33% off for 5 years if it's a 1 year contract, what do sky gain from this?


Edited by: "ando" 31st Oct 2015
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ando

who's crazy enough to sign in for a 5 year deal


You sign UP to a 12 month contract after which you can either leave, or negotiate a new deal, or just continue to get 33% OFF for afurthe 4 years. You don't have to be crazy, as I said it could benefit lots of folk out there that shy away from negotiating with SKY every year.
If you cancel and hold out you can get at least 50% and £50 credit
kungpo

You sign UP to a 12 month contract after which you can either leave, or … You sign UP to a 12 month contract after which you can either leave, or negotiate a new deal, or just continue to get 33% OFF for afurthe 4 years. You don't have to be crazy, as I said it could benefit lots of folk out there that shy away from negotiating with SKY every year.



surely the discounts would only last for the current 12 month period as they always do ????
if u ring up to cancel you get 50% of eerything for 10months on a 12 month contract but they ended up doing it for 10 months
bigdarlodave

surely the discounts would only last for the current 12 month period as … surely the discounts would only last for the current 12 month period as they always do ????




Exactly my point, why would they offer 33% off for 5 years if it's only a 12 month contract, I'd be swayed to believe the OP is in with sky for 5 years
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ando

So why have 5 years in the title and then a mixed description?"The 33% … So why have 5 years in the title and then a mixed description?"The 33% OFF applies to the price of the TV bundle(s) at the time over the 5 year period. Probably not as good as negotiating yeach year for 40, 50 or 60% off for x amount of months" To me that reads you sign up for 5 years and they knock off 33% each year, or am I reading it wrong?


Yes - and after the first 12 months you are free to leave, negotiate, whatever without penalties.
kungpo

Yes - and after the first 12 months you are free to leave, negotiate, … Yes - and after the first 12 months you are free to leave, negotiate, whatever without penalties.



I don't see why you've mentioned the 5 years in all honesty, if it's year by year surely sky will change it however they see fit as you're not contracted in?
You want me to ring Sky? Cold from me!
ando

Exactly my point, why would they offer 33% off for 5 years if it's only a … Exactly my point, why would they offer 33% off for 5 years if it's only a 12 month contract, I'd be swayed to believe the OP is in with sky for 5 years



For the last two years I've got 50% off Sky TV for 12mths.... without having to commit to another 12mth. Free to leave at any time (and in writing in the email confirming it).

It's what they do...... Marketing. Give 33% off for 5yrs, but only tie you in for 1 and chances are people will just accept it for the next 5yrs as they have a good deal. Ask to tie in for 5 yrs and people will say No.
kungpo

Yes - and after the first 12 months you are free to leave, negotiate, … Yes - and after the first 12 months you are free to leave, negotiate, whatever without penalties.


Correct, I've been offered this deal over 10 times since I left in February. I think the catch will be that they change the packages after a year or so. Your existing package will be expensive and the new packages will be cheaper. If you change package you will lose the discount. They've done that before when they took the separate HD charge away.
Edited by: "Derek_Duval" 31st Oct 2015
They've offered this type of deal before (I'm a mod on the skyuser forums and it's been done before).

The offer won't be available for everyone and is possibly a 'test and learn' campaign.
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ando

Exactly my point, why would they offer 33% off for 5 years if it's only a … Exactly my point, why would they offer 33% off for 5 years if it's only a 12 month contract, I'd be swayed to believe the OP is in with sky for 5 years


I can't answer why they offered me this, maybe because I was watching Chelsea vs Arsenal live at the time, 3pm kick-off. And No I've never worked for SKY.
I cancelled my sky 2 months ago, then just kept signing back into my account online to see what they would offer me to come back. My offers increased in value each time and finally this week I signed back up for an offer of 60% off any Sky TV Bundle & £100 account credit. ....now thats what I call a deal.
I'm looking forward to cancelling my sky package in July as at the moment I'm paying 25quid a month for the complete package in HD and I know sky won't honour the same price for another 12 months
ando

Exactly my point, why would they offer 33% off for 5 years if it's only a … Exactly my point, why would they offer 33% off for 5 years if it's only a 12 month contract, I'd be swayed to believe the OP is in with sky for 5 years



The OP is correct as I also have this offer and have an email to confirm it. The contract is for 12 months after which I am free to leave. However, I can stay and have 33% off for a further 4 years should I choose to stay, which can be cancelled at any time. I was advised this is account specific and not available to everyone but worth a shot.

Dear Mr XXXXAccount Number : XXXXXXXXXXI'm writing to confirm that you … Dear Mr XXXXAccount Number : XXXXXXXXXXI'm writing to confirm that you have agreed to take up our fantastic Sky TV 33% Off for 5 Years (12M Recontract) - Existing UK Customers. We also wanted to remind you that as part of this, you've agreed to re-subscribe for a new minimum term to the products listed in the table below:Subscription Contract Start Date Contract LengthSky DTV 14/09/2015 12 MonthsIf you cancel or stop paying for your subscription(s) before the end of the minimum term (other than where you have a right to do so under your contract), we may charge you early termination charges. These early termination charges will be calculated based on the terms set out in your contract. We will give you reasonable notice in writing before making any charge.We're sure that you'll continue to enjoy all the great services that Sky offer - if you need any further help, please visit sky.com/help.The Sky Team

Think this is sky trying to stop some people going for the bigger deals but as someone with 2 kids and a wife who has been on maternity leave for 13 years we have only ever in the early days had 10 to 20% off short term deals with the rest being 50% plus and the last two years being 75% off I think I will stick to the yearly deals.
No point since BT started showing football and champions league...
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Can people stop voting "HOT" please, I was hoping the deal would set a "COLD" record
Edited by: "kungpo" 31st Oct 2015
herbalmuppet

if u ring up to cancel you get 50% of eerything for 10months on a 12 … if u ring up to cancel you get 50% of eerything for 10months on a 12 month contract but they ended up doing it for 10 months


Yip, my 50% deal was up for renewal and I was offered a further 10 months at 50% off and told to phone up after the 9 months and I'd get another deal. Currently around £52 for the full package, phone calls, phone line and unlimited fibre broadband
Simply,you've been had.
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herbalmuppet

if u ring up to cancel you get 50% of eerything for 10months on a 12 … if u ring up to cancel you get 50% of eerything for 10months on a 12 month contract but they ended up doing it for 10 months


That's what they offered me too, after the 5-year deal offer. However, as 50% off for 10 months plus 2 months at full price works out at at 41.67% discount over the 12 month contract, I turned that one down too. I now seem to have been offered in my online account "50% off for 12 months", a bit of an improvement. Have got a month to make up my mind.
mai

I cancelled my sky 2 months ago, then just kept signing back into my … I cancelled my sky 2 months ago, then just kept signing back into my account online to see what they would offer me to come back. My offers increased in value each time and finally this week I signed back up for an offer of 60% off any Sky TV Bundle & £100 account credit. ....now thats what I call a deal.


I cancelled a couple of weeks ago, so still 2 weeks to run of the 30 days. Got a small offer while trying to cancel, but rejected it expecting to get a better one through the post. Not had anything yet. Do you really have to let the cancellation go ahead before getting a decent offer i.e. half price or so?
I got 65% discount in July, first time customer with sky. £47 for full package with hd, unlimited fibre and line rental. No way they will do the same next year and tbh i hate sky tv, movies are repeats, ones you've already seen (stream or bought) or in most instances rubbish. Only worth it for the f1 and cheap fibre. The odd boxset is good but if it is any good you'll have already likely seen it.

I'd happily recommend the fibre but dont bother with the tv package.
Edited by: "masterbruce" 31st Oct 2015
I cancelled they offered 1 yr at £60 w days to end
Poor deal, should have pushed them for more than this.
They offered me a similar deal but I went through with the cancellatoon. As soon as I logged in to my Sky account I was given a 50% off option.
Just got 60% off plus £100 credit.
eslick

Think this is sky trying to stop some people going for the bigger deals … Think this is sky trying to stop some people going for the bigger deals but as someone with 2 kids and a wife who has been on maternity leave for 13 years we have only ever in the early days had 10 to 20% off short term deals with the rest being 50% plus and the last two years being 75% off I think I will stick to the yearly deals.


Agreed, 5 years ago I left & the best offer was 1/2 price for 2 months. Now I've been offered 7 months free with no minimum contract. Didn't take it though, as I've weened the kids off it, and we haven't missed it much. More than happy with youview.
Edited by: "Derek_Duval" 31st Oct 2015
kirky666

I cancelled a couple of weeks ago, so still 2 weeks to run of the 30 … I cancelled a couple of weeks ago, so still 2 weeks to run of the 30 days. Got a small offer while trying to cancel, but rejected it expecting to get a better one through the post. Not had anything yet. Do you really have to let the cancellation go ahead before getting a decent offer i.e. half price or so?



​i got 10 months not 12 months, they can do it
herbalmuppet

​i got 10 months not 12 months, they can do it



​NO, i cancelled last year and they rang within a week, this time i got the deal without canceling, i just said iwant tocancel and they sid we can offer you half price on all for 10 months but on a 12 month deal, i said no to 12 month they said 10 month, when i say half price i get all packages and 2 multi rooms for £43, so a deal is there for you
Im on a £25 per month (all channels and HD) for 25 month offer. The contract was 12m but the discount would continue up to 25m if I didnt cancel.

Not sure why people are questioning the 5yr offer. Its not even a great deal anyway.
Edited by: "ukbondraider" 31st Oct 2015
I got 60% so this looks bad
kirky666

I cancelled a couple of weeks ago, so still 2 weeks to run of the 30 … I cancelled a couple of weeks ago, so still 2 weeks to run of the 30 days. Got a small offer while trying to cancel, but rejected it expecting to get a better one through the post. Not had anything yet. Do you really have to let the cancellation go ahead before getting a decent offer i.e. half price or so?



I think so, just keep logging in to see what they offer you. Once I saw the offer on my account I just spoke to them via live chat to sign back up and was reconnected in a matter of minutes... even though they say it can take up to 4hrs.
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