Have the money saving days on Now TV ended?

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Around 20 months ago I ditched Sky TV and switched to Now TV.  This saved me around £40-50 per month.
Since then, I have continued to save by buying cheap passes or accepting offers when cancelling passes.
On average, I have been paying £5-10 per month for the Entertainment and Cinema passes.
As a worst case scenario, I could get a 2 month Entertainment pass for £10 and a 2 month Cinema pass for £15 from Argos/Currys/Supermarkets.

My current passes expire towards the middle part of January and although I have not tried cancelling them yet to see what I am offered, the passes elsewhere seem to have dried up.  I saw on the Now TV Community forum that they are discontinuing the passes/vouchers.

I wonder if this is a short term issue?
Has anyone seen if the 2 month vouchers/passes are still available at Argos/Currys/Supermarkets?
Is this the end of the cheap passes?
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  • Neil_JonesNeil_Jones Forumite
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    The model has changed in favour of offers on an account by account basis, so if you cancel your passes you should get a new deal.  The days of £99 for a year are over.  Now TV have been out of stock of the sticks for quite some time as well although they are available elsewhere, and since the only offers for new customers are 7 day trials if you sign up online, might suggest where this is going.
  • getmore4lessgetmore4less Forumite
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    They have been doing offers on entertainment, we are on £1.60pm they auto extended it for 6 months when the previous offer was going to expire.
  • rjmachinrjmachin Forumite
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    I have been using vouchers mostly but my last "offer" with Now TV was Entertainment pass for £5.50 per month for three months and Cinema pass for £7.50 per month for three months between July and September 2020.

    Any tips on getting good offers?
    Is it best to proceed with cancelling on the first offer?
    How likely are you to get a second offer and at what point may it be offered?
  • Neil_JonesNeil_Jones Forumite
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    rjmachin said:
    I have been using vouchers mostly but my last "offer" with Now TV was Entertainment pass for £5.50 per month for three months and Cinema pass for £7.50 per month for three months between July and September 2020.

    Any tips on getting good offers?
    Is it best to proceed with cancelling on the first offer?
    How likely are you to get a second offer and at what point may it be offered?

    "the algorithm" decides when you get offers and you usually get them when your pass has run out or is about to run out and you decide not to renew them through the portal.  That's all there is to it, assuming computer says yes.  The fact its your first or fifteenth cancellation doesn't appear to come into it.
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    If you go as far as not renewal, offer then come by email.

    Ent seem to be generous at times we are on £1.60. 
    Movies not had a good enough deal yet
  • rjmachinrjmachin Forumite
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    My passes end on Monday and my offer has been 4 months of Cinema and Entertainment for £39.99, no change in offer yet.

    The price is not bad, at around £5 each per month, but not as big a saving I was making with the vouchers previously.

    I am in two minds, as I don't know if the offer will still be available on Monday or whether a better offer will come on my account.

    Has anyone had experience of cancelling and going through with it to get a better offer after it cancels?
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    DCFC79DCFC79 Forumite
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    edited 16 January at 9:49PM
    I tried cancelling my Cinema pass last month but no offer was given, didnt try the entertainment pass though.

    I have found it easier to get an offer if I choose to cancel the tv pass.
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    Back in the good old days i used to loads of boxes with 2/3/4/5 months of movies or entertainment passes for £10-12 a time use the passes and sell boxes on ebay for £10-12
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    OP, I've found that if you do cancel, it is only a matter of time before you get an email with a new offer. However, the new offer isn't necessarily better than what you were offered not to leave. Got stung a bit on Sky Sports before when I cancelled and didn't get an offer before I need it again. Had to pay the normal monthly price for the first time, but soon got back to discounts. 
  • Brewer20Brewer20 Forumite
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    We only have the entertainment pass. Each time we press to cancel it comes back with another offer. The latest offer we got £1 per month for 6 months, that ends in May. 
    Hopefully we get it renewed at s decent price, TBH £1 is the best we've had, previous offers were, £1.80 then £1.60 per month for around 3 months each time.
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