This post is about XM Radio.
I love my XM Radio. I’m addicted to it and the more driving I do, the more I realized how much I needed to have this.
My love of XM Radio stated when we bought our hybrid vehicle and it came with a six-month free satellite radio trial. I blogged in the past how I found stations like #48, Octane to be right up my alley, as well as my love of stations like Lithium (alternative rock), and Spectrum, which has the Jason Ellis show on it. The more I listened, the more addicted I got to the great quality sound and no commercials.
Anyways, not too long ago, the six-month trial ran out. I called the dealership,checked online, then called XM Radio to enquire about renewing the service.
They told me at that time that there was no promotion currently available and that the current prices were as follows;
1 year – $164.89 + tax
2 year – $329.78 + tax
5 year – $464.69 + tax
Lifetime – $549.99 + tax.
So I did not renew.
I have been, however, looking for a coupon code and calling back periodically speaking with different reps trying to score a deal.
On Monday of this past week, I came across this website;
They have a coupon on the site for $99.99/year, a savings of $65.00.
So I called them.
Apparently the coupon expired June 14th, but before I could say anything, the kind rep asked to place me on hold and less that a minute later came back saying if I would pay by credit card, they would accept that coupon.
The caveat to this deal is that after 1 year, if I do not call to cancel, they will automatically renew my service at the $164.89 for another year.
So I ran to my car, tuned into channel “1” and viola! 20 minutes later, I’m back in XM.
Since my morning and afternoon commute now hit the 40 minute mark, this luxury was even more important to help me keep my sanity.
I really felt like I needed to treat myself to this service after swearing up, down and sideways that I would never pay for radio.
With this additional expense, I have cut a magazine subscription that I had for almost 20 years, so I’m saving trees, saving $30.00 a year AND have kick-ass radio in my car.
Happy days in-deed.