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Madden NFL 25th Anniversary Edition: $100 w/free year of NFL Sunday Ticket


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#61 AllenScribe

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:16 PM

Yeah, that's a sweet freaking deal.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:32 PM

How is this not an awesome deal for someone who wants the ticket without subscribing to DirectTV? Am I missing something?


yes you are...the only way you get sunday ticket without having to subscribe to directtv is if you are someone who cannot receive their signal. From the promo's fine print:


  • For fans who are not currently DirecTV subscribers but are able to receive DirecTV service, they will receive a promo code entitling them to $10 off per month for their first year of service and one year of NFL Sunday Ticket Max at no additional charge.
  • For fans who are already DirecTV and NFL Sunday Ticket Max subscribers, you can access NFL Sunday Ticket on your computer, tablet, and mobile devices using your current DirecTV username and password.
  • For fans unable to receive DirecTV service, each Madden NFL 25 Anniversary Edition will include a unique code to access the 2013 regular season (17 weeks) trial of NFL Sunday Ticket on computers, tablets, and mobile devices- including access to the award-winning Red Zone Channel.


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:46 PM

yes you are...the only way you get sunday ticket without having to subscribe to directtv is if you are someone who cannot receive their signal. From the promo's fine print:


  • For fans who are not currently DirecTV subscribers but are able to receive DirecTV service, they will receive a promo code entitling them to $10 off per month for their first year of service and one year of NFL Sunday Ticket Max at no additional charge.
  • For fans who are already DirecTV and NFL Sunday Ticket Max subscribers, you can access NFL Sunday Ticket on your computer, tablet, and mobile devices using your current DirecTV username and password.
  • For fans unable to receive DirecTV service, each Madden NFL 25 Anniversary Edition will include a unique code to access the 2013 regular season (17 weeks) trial of NFL Sunday Ticket on computers, tablets, and mobile devices- including access to the award-winning Red Zone Channel.


Thanks for clearing that up. I was going to jump all over this deal, in order to watch my Eagles but now it seems I may have to pass. How do you find out if you can't receive DirecTV?

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:13 PM

My issue is number 2 is confusing. If I already have DTV and STM then what the hell is Madden 25 giving me? I am a DTV subscriber but not a STM subscriber so I am not referenced in those three categories listed. Am I missing something?

#65 phantomfriar2002

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:20 PM

I'm also confused. Seems to me if you HAVE Directv -- but don't subscribe to Sunday Ticket -- then there's nothing here for you.

It's either for --
a. new subs
b. people who don't have directv and can't get it
c. directv subscribers who already have Sunday Ticket

Unless I'm missing something?

#66 n8rockerasu

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:31 PM

To me, it sounds like -- in regards to #2 -- then if you

a) have Directv
b) DON'T have ST

then you are getting the "mobile" ST version for pc/phone/tablet as part of the deal.


But that doesn't make any sense, as Sunday Ticket Max is the UPGRADED version of Sunday Ticket. You already get to watch games on your smartphone/tablet with that. So, like hoofrog says...if you had "DirecTV AND STM", as #2 explicitly states, this $100 edition of Madden would appear to be a complete waste.

The scenario that none of the points seem to address though is the one that you're suggesting (which honestly, would seem to apply to many people) where you have DirecTV...but you don't subscribe to Sunday Ticket. They don't talk about that at all...which leads me to believe that there's some bad info being thrown around with this promotion, and that there are still some details that need to be hammered out.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:33 PM

So I'm already a DTV customer. Number 2 Confuses me. Do I get access on my tv and tablet even though I'm not a Sunday ticket subscriber? Because that line doesn't really make and since the way it reads. Nfl Max already gives access like that, so why list you can access it that way like its something extra?

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:36 PM

But that doesn't make any sense, as Sunday Ticket Max is the UPGRADED version of Sunday Ticket. You already get to watch games on your smartphone/tablet with that. So, like hoofrog says...if you had "DirecTV AND STM", as #2 explicitly states, this $100 edition of Madden would appear to be a complete waste.

The scenario that none of the points seem to address though is the one that you're suggesting (which honestly, would seem to apply to many people) where you have DirecTV...but you don't subscribe to Sunday Ticket. They don't talk about that at all...which leads me to believe that there's some bad info being thrown around with this promotion, and that there are still some details that need to be hammered out.


I fixed my post. I'm totally confused and apologize. lol.

I have Directv, but not Sunday Ticket, so that's what I'm interested in...

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:38 PM

...which leads me to believe that there's some bad info being thrown around with this promotion, and that there are still some details that need to be hammered out.


Or what most of us ate already thinking, it's just a worthless promo worded to push sales if this edition. They are going to say the DTV offer is not the reason to buy this edition, the cards are. And will say this is for new people only. We are fools to think directv would give away for basically free what they sell for $300+, and there main reason to get subscribers...

#70 n8rockerasu

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:40 PM

I fixed my post. I'm totally confused and apologize. lol.

I have Directv, but not Sunday Ticket, so the more I see it, it seems there's nothing here for me.


Haha, yeah, I saw that you figured it out on your own right before I posted. Honestly, that's why I think something is wrong here. It doesn't make any sense to completely ignore a large group of their customer base that is already "halfway there" in terms of being able to get Sunday Ticket. And then turn around and advertise to a group that doesn't need anything from this deal. I'd put money on it that some of the terms are wrong.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:45 PM

from the fine print.....Each Anniversary Edition includes a special code for eligible gamers giving them the opportunity to unlock a special, 2013 regular season (17 weeks) trial of NFL Sunday Ticket on computer, tablet, and mobile devices. For fans who are able to receive DirecTV service, a special promo code will be included entitling them to an exclusive promotion, including $10 off per month for their first year of service, and one year of NFL Sunday Ticket Max at no additional charge.

This makes it sound as if you aren't "forced" to subscribe to direct tv, but if you can receive it you are also able to get the $10 off per month promo. If you are given a code, as stated above, I don't see how this would be enforced upon signing up for the trial of NFL Sunday Ticket on computer, tablet, and mobile devices.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:54 PM

I think this is being used get DMV subscribers, so the language is deliberately opaque, but when the time comes there will be a way to get this for free. I'm going to pre- order it now, and when it's about to come out see if this is the case. I can always cancel the pre-order.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:56 PM

And then turn around and advertise to a group that doesn't need anything from this deal.


Right, so there's no benefit at all there then? I don't have ST -- I got it free once a couple of years ago just for all the years we've had Directv -- but I couldn't imagine the "mobile" version isn't something ST subscribers already have access to.

I'll put in a preorder anyway, but obviously will cancel if I find out it's dead in the water for me lol

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:58 PM

mobile version is Sunday Ticket Max which is an additional $100 at least. My assumption is when we enter the code for the mobile version, existing subscribers will be able to attach their login to it and be giving the ST MAX version for free.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:00 PM

from the fine print.....Each Anniversary Edition includes a special code for eligible gamers giving them the opportunity to unlock a special, 2013 regular season (17 weeks) trial of NFL Sunday Ticket on computer, tablet, and mobile devices. For fans who are able to receive DirecTV service, a special promo code will be included entitling them to an exclusive promotion, including $10 off per month for their first year of service, and one year of NFL Sunday Ticket Max at no additional charge.

This makes it sound as if you aren't "forced" to subscribe to direct tv, but if you can receive it you are also able to get the $10 off per month promo. If you are given a code, as stated above, I don't see how this would be enforced upon signing up for the trial of NFL Sunday Ticket on computer, tablet, and mobile devices.


The promo code would tie the two of them together.

For fans who are able to receive DirecTV service, a special promo code will be included entitling them to an exclusive promotion, including $10 off per month for their first year of service, AND one year of NFL Sunday Ticket Max at no additional charge.

You don't get the free one year without signing up for the first year of service at $10 off per month. I'm not saying it might not be what you're thinking, but that's not how it's worded. Those terms make it sound very much like it's a package deal. They're not going to give you the free year (which really, it's a discounted year...since you're paying $40 over MSRP for the game), unless you're committing something to them in return.

mobile version is Sunday Ticket Max which is an additional $100 at least. My assumption is when we enter the code for the mobile version, existing subscribers will be able to attach their login to it and be giving the ST MAX version for free.


I think I get what you're trying to say, but #2 describes people who already have STM. Again, what people are deciphering for themselves could be right. But that isn't what it says.

http://support.direc...day-ticket-max?

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:03 PM

So realistically its more like, buy madden 25 and get a two year commitment to NFL sunday ticket at a 50% discount. Liars.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:05 PM

So realistically its more like, buy madden 25 and get a two year commitment to NFL sunday ticket at a 50% discount. Liars.


LOL...this sounds much more plausible.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:14 PM

So realistically its more like, buy madden 25 and get a two year commitment to NFL sunday ticket at a 50% discount. Liars.


Thank you for breaking it down !!

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:31 PM

im getting this just for the sunday ticket

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:42 PM

DirecTV has been good to me, but they do have a habit of offering bonus incentives for new subscribers with no regard for their current customers. See: Genie receiver.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:42 PM

Technically if you preorder it from Amazon and receive the game and realize that the NFL Sunday Ticket offer is a sham you can return it to Amazon using the (different from website description) return option. I think that would be the only way to get a refund for it if this turns out to be a shit deal. I did that when Ratchet and Clank Full Frontal Assault:ps3: came out.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:48 PM

couldnt you use an excuse and say your landlord wont allow direct tv to fall into the cant recieve category and then just get the nfl sunday ticket through the ps3 without signing up for direct tv and if not couldnt you just call and cancel your direct tv subscription after the nfl season is over

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:54 PM

couldnt you use an excuse and say your landlord wont allow direct tv to fall into the cant recieve category and then just get the nfl sunday ticket through the ps3 without signing up for direct tv and if not couldnt you just call and cancel your direct tv subscription after the nfl season is over


The offer does not mention console use only computers, tablets or mobile devices.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:06 PM

The promo code would tie the two of them together.

For fans who are able to receive DirecTV service, a special promo code will be included entitling them to an exclusive promotion, including $10 off per month for their first year of service, AND one year of NFL Sunday Ticket Max at no additional charge.

You don't get the free one year without signing up for the first year of service at $10 off per month. I'm not saying it might not be what you're thinking, but that's not how it's worded. Those terms make it sound very much like it's a package deal. They're not going to give you the free year (which really, it's a discounted year...since you're paying $40 over MSRP for the game), unless you're committing something to them in return.



I think I get what you're trying to say, but #2 describes people who already have STM. Again, what people are deciphering for themselves could be right. But that isn't what it says.

http://support.direc...day-ticket-max?


It is also worded to say that the codes are separate. I don't see how they could charge well over retail for something that is listed on the front cover an an exclusive offer to certain people who buy only this limited edition on amazon. i see what you're saying is worst case scenario and what I'm thinking is best case scenario. At any rate, I am pre ordering and if I find out the code can't be used, then I will return it. I can't have Direct TV regardless, so I'm not anticipating any problems.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:07 PM

couldnt you use an excuse and say your landlord wont allow direct tv to fall into the cant recieve category and then just get the nfl sunday ticket through the ps3 without signing up for direct tv and if not couldnt you just call and cancel your direct tv subscription after the nfl season is over


Sure, you can cancel it if you want to pay a huge early termination fee.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:08 PM

I'd prefer to get it on my tablet.

But does "my landlord won't allow it" really fly as an excuse?

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:09 PM

Someone on Twitter asked an ESPN writer -- who just wrote about this deal on the ESPN site -- and he says if you have Directv, it's good even if you DON'T have a Sunday Ticket subscription. This is also in the guy's article --

http://espn.go.com/b...l-sunday-ticket

One way or another we'll get to the bottom of it. lol

Also, they said only 50,000 are being sold so it might actually sell out. Maybe not quickly but who knows.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:10 PM

It is also worded to say that the codes are separate. I don't see how they could charge well over retail for something that is listed on the front cover an an exclusive offer to certain people who buy only this limited edition on amazon. i see what you're saying is worst case scenario and what I'm thinking is best case scenario. At any rate, I am pre ordering and if I find out the code can't be used, then I will return it. I can't have Direct TV regardless, so I'm not anticipating any problems.


The over retail part is for the cards. This is going to be a huge PR issue for directv unless the silence it now. Otherwise they might actually have to give it free to silence the false advertisements and such. Although "special off" does make the idea of new customers seem legit. That's the wording they use,for all the new customer promos.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:11 PM

So realistically its more like, buy madden 25 and get a two year commitment to NFL sunday ticket at a 50% discount. Liars.


I honestly don't think that's the case unless you opt for the subscription and the $10 off. I could be wrong, but can't see why they'd charge $100 for a game with minimal bonus content other than this offer.

Also, the last 2 years Direct TV has provided NFL Sunday ticket to new subscribers for free. Therefore, this bonus as some are interpreting it, is no better than what you can get by going to Direct TV directly. My guess is they are going to do it again this year, as if you call them and tell them you are moving and opt for another 2 year contract, they will again throw in NFL Sunday ticket MAX for free. I just did this, but unfortunately I can't get Direct TV at my new condo. There must be some value added to this $100 version of Madden and I personally feel those who opt for the mobile device only version will be able to take advantage of that without any type of contract.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:59 PM

couldnt you use an excuse and say your landlord wont allow direct tv to fall into the cant recieve category and then just get the nfl sunday ticket through the ps3 without signing up for direct tv and if not couldnt you just call and cancel your direct tv subscription after the nfl season is over


lol...people are really starting to reach with this one. It says "fans unable to receive DirecTV service". I really doubt that means living in a place where you're not permitted to have it. If that worked, kids could use the argument that their parents won't let them get DirecTV either. Unfortunately, a lot of times, when you live in an apartment, you fall into the "tough shit" category. I could be wrong, but it would seem like a hell of a lot of extra involvement from them to prove that you're "not allowed to have satellite".

It is also worded to say that the codes are separate. I don't see how they could charge well over retail for something that is listed on the front cover an an exclusive offer to certain people who buy only this limited edition on amazon. i see what you're saying is worst case scenario and what I'm thinking is best case scenario. At any rate, I am pre ordering and if I find out the code can't be used, then I will return it. I can't have Direct TV regardless, so I'm not anticipating any problems.


I see where it mentions codes twice now.

Each Anniversary Edition includes a special code for eligible gamers giving them the opportunity to unlock a special, 2013 regular season (17 weeks) trial of NFL Sunday Ticket on computer, tablet, and mobile devices. For fans who are able to receive DirecTV service, a special promo code will be included entitling them to an exclusive promotion, including $10 off per month for their first year of service, and one year of NFL Sunday Ticket Max at no additional charge.


You could be right. The "for eligible gamers" part seems questionable though. Honestly, looking at that again, I'm not really sure where people were getting the "2 years of Sunday Ticket" theory from. To me, it reads like (worst case scenario) is to get your free Sunday Ticket, you'd be required to sign up for DirecTV for one year, but with a $10 a month discount. Maybe some people were thinking the discount was for the 2nd year of Sunday Ticket? But "first year of service" seems to be referencing DirecTV as a whole. So, you'd get a $10 a month discount on your DTV bill, and free Sunday Ticket. I guess that would also differentiate it from the regular promo that DTV does for Sunday Ticket, in offering people who buy Madden the $10 a month discount. Again, just speculating...but at least trying to speculate on the black and white words as they are written.

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