How to Get Free HBO
November 27, 2007 12:42 PM
I just got free HBO for a year. Yep, feeling pretty good. Want to know how you can do it too? Pick up the phone and call Comcast. Yep, that’s it.
Oh, sure, you’ll need to tell the customer service rep something about how your sister or brother or dog or babysitter or neighbor in Idaho or down the street or maybe even in Hawaii just got a six-month promotion on HBO, Showtime, Starz, and, why not, throw in Glamour and Rolling Stone and maybe even some Aveda hair products and a lifetime supply of toothpaste for good measure.
Point is—it’s about that scientific.
So here’s what happened. When “Entourage” ended this summer and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” tanked this fall, I dropped HBO and picked up Showtime instead because I love “Californication.”
Then just this past weekend, my sister in law, who lives ten minutes away, told me she got a deal for HBO, Showtime, Starz and other digital cable nets for about $91 a month from Comcast.
So I picked up the phone yesterday to call Comcast and see if I could score such a deal, thus getting my HBO back but at a much lower rate.
Comcast had no knowledge whatsoever of such an offer in our area—we live in the same county!—so the rep was unable to give me the same deal.
But would I like HBO for a year for free instead?
I said yes. Obviously.
And now I am passing the tip on. You can try it too.