when we signed up, we got $10 off of our bill for the first 12 months and hbo free for 3 months. right about the time our free hbo ran out, they started a free 3 month showtime offer. since weeds and dexter are both done for the season, i called and canceled our showtime account a few days ago.
lo and behold, i checked slickdeals this morning (like i always do) and there was a huge thread on dish network. the new schtick is that you can get cinemax for 2 full years at the low rate of 1 cent per year if you sign up for autopay and paperless billing. because i'm lazy, we were already signed up for both of these services. i gave customer service a call and they had no problem giving us the promotion anyway.
we're now paying $30 a month for 100 normal channels, 6 channels of showtime, local channels, and our tivo/dvr deal. after the first year, it'll go up to $40, where it will remain indefinitely. great.