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Verizon discount

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Intrepid_Chef, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    OK, I know we have discounts through Sprint, but their service stinks around here ... Verizon, however, gives Pampered Chef consultants a 12 percent dscount. Take your pay stub into the store and they will set you up! (My store kept bugging me for a PC e-mail address, which we don't have, but entered the consultant ID anyway.)

    It's not much (enough to pay the insurance) but hey, I'll take what I can get.
     
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  2. GeorgiaPeach

    GeorgiaPeach Veteran Member Silver Member

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    How'd you find this out? I've got Verizon and would LOVE to save money any way I can :)
     
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  3. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    I went and got my NEW verizon phone today.

    When I told the guy that my work used to provide me with a phone until it broke, he asked where I worked and if they were on Verizon. I said no but that I worked for Pampered Chef too, and they gave a cel phone discount for Sprint. He looked it up on his computer.

    Just print a pay stub and take it in. Tell them you know a consultant in Akron, Ohio who was given a discount. You don't have to have a Pampered Chef e-mail account (which is one of the ways they look it up) no matter how many times they ask for it!
     
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  4. pamperedharriet

    pamperedharriet Legacy Member

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    Inquiring minds are interested in more information--please tell!
     
  5. pamperedharriet

    pamperedharriet Legacy Member

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    I guess we typed at the same time.
     
  6. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    I asked them once before and they said no. I guess I'll have to go check again.
     
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  7. hperschnick

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    I have Sprint... what kind of discount do we get? Where can I find the info - is it on CC somewhere or do I just need to call or go into a store? I would love to have a cheaper bill!
     
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  8. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    It is on consultant's corner under Pampered Perks.

    I am guessing that Verizon found out about the Sprint discount and that they decided to match it. I think you have to go to the store because that is how I found out about it.
     
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  9. lkprescott

    lkprescott Veteran Member Silver Member

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    Go to the Pampered Perks part of CC. You do it entirely online and it shows up on your bill within 2 billing cycles.
     
    Mar 30, 2008
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  10. Grandmarita

    Grandmarita Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Thank you for this news. It is the first time I heard about it, and I have
    a daughter working for Verizon cellphone customer service.
     
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  11. Flamingo

    Flamingo Advanced Member Gold Member

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    thanks.........................
     
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  12. {*mandy*}

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    I did that and still don't see Verizon on there, only Sprint.
     
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  13. pamperedharriet

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    that was an answer for the person who wanted to know about the sprint discount.
     
  14. PamperedDor

    PamperedDor Senior Member Gold Member

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    So I can go to my Verizon store tommorrow with my sample check and a business card and get a 12% discount?? Well with 5 cell phones on my account and unlimited texting on all 5 I could save 30 dollars a month - Hmmm - more shopping money for me!!
     
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  15. erinyourpclady

    erinyourpclady Veteran Member Gold Member

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    We already have a discount for Verizon because Dh works for the government......

    We are switching though to AT&T when my contract ends next year...
     
  16. PamperedDor

    PamperedDor Senior Member Gold Member

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    Nice deal Erin!!!

    Why the switch though?
     
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  17. erinyourpclady

    erinyourpclady Veteran Member Gold Member

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    The coverage for Verizon is not very good here! DH's phone very rarely worked so he went ahead and got an I-Phone. We still have a year left on the Verizon plan and my phone works 95% of the time. We gave DH's phone to DS for now. When our plan is up we will all be on At&T...I will be getting an I-Phone and whatever we get for DS will be discounted as well. But At&T does not offer a Govt discount for I-Phone plans..............
     
  18. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    At least Verizon pro-rates the fee you have to pay to get out of your contract if you have to leave early.

    My dad has AT&T ... coverage is OK with them too ... but there were more freebies with Verizon and more people I know on that network. (Including my director.)

    The Verizon discount isn't on CC ... just Sprint, so yeah, I'd take the pay stub/sample check in and tell them another consultant is getting a discount, Pamperedor! If they offer you a smaller discount, tell them the other consultant is getting 12 percent. I wish mine totaled $30 but alas ... I am on the low-rate budget plan.
     
  19. PamperedDor

    PamperedDor Senior Member Gold Member

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    Ok - I went today - AND YES - we get a 12% discount - Just bring your sample check and they do the rest - the only glitch is the account HAS TO BE IN YOUR NAME - not DH - And - its good up to 5 lines on that account - Cha Ching!!~
     
    Apr 2, 2008
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  20. Karen

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    I also went to Verizon today to confirm the discount. If you don't want to go to the store, you can do the following (when at the store, they still told me that I had to do this):

    Consultants can go to www.verizonwireless.com/getdiscounts When you
    scroll down it will ask for your work email and you just scroll down
    farther and click on "I don't have one" since we don't have a specific
    PC email address. This will take you to a form that needs to be filled
    out. Once you fill the form out, (it will ask for the company address
    and I just used Pampered Chef, 1 Pampered Chef Lane, Addison, IL
    60101)click Next and then a pop-up window will come up that is the
    completed form that you need to fax. Fax the completed form with a copy
    of your commission statement to 1-800-711-7788. It will take 1-2
    billing cycles for the discount to show up.

    It took less than 1 hour and I had an email in my regular email (where I have my Verizon statments sent to) confirming that the discount was approved and that it would be 12%. I also read somewhere that we get the 12% discount on accessories as well. I guess the discount would show up when you check out at the store if you buy accessories, such as bluetooths?

    Let me know if you have any questions.
     
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  21. brendaivette

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    thanks so much for this info.....................
     
  22. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    12 percent off accessories too?

    I just paid $50 for a bluetooth package ... they didn't give me a discount on anything!
     
  23. Paula R. Lewis

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    Ok, my husband and son share a Verizon account, but I've not gotten a cell phone as of yet. Is there a charge to change the account to be put under my name, so they can get the discount?

    With my husband not working right now, all discounts would be great for us!!

    Thanks,
    Paula
     
  24. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    I'd talk to your rep ... every little bit helps. And plus, that means your phone is a tax write-off.
     
  25. letscook04

    letscook04 Senior Member Gold Member

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    No, there is no charge to swich the account into your name. I just did it.;)
     
    Apr 4, 2008
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  26. ginamkiely

    ginamkiely Advanced Member

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    hi, what kind of goverment if you don't mind me asking? my husband works for the local DPW and they are considered goverment, can i get a discount for that? thanks
     
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  27. finley1991

    finley1991 Veteran Member

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    Just got back from the Verizon store and wanted to let everyone know what transpired. Yes, we do get a discount. Not sure if it varies from state to state but the discount they quoted me is 8% off services and 12% off accessories... not the 12% off everything like someone mentioned here... so it might depend on where we live? Not sure. Also, there are also bigger discounts for phones but they couldn't tell me what the actual discount is unless I was getting one because that varies as well... when you get the phone they put in the info and the discount comes up then. All I needed was a copy of my commission statement with the "check" part. I was in and out in less than 10 minutes.
     
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  28. Karen

    Karen Member Gold Member

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    Hi Colleen--After I signed up (faxed my form and commission statement) I received an email that confirmed everything was all set. In that email it mentioned my 12% discount on service and accessories. You're right, that it might vary from state to state. That's okay, any discount is better than none at all.
     
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  29. SilverCeladon

    SilverCeladon Advanced Member

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    My phone is in my DH's name! ARGH!
     
  30. finley1991

    finley1991 Veteran Member

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    I agree! And I did the math when I got home and basically after one year, with the plan I have, it will be like getting one month free so I'm happy!!!!
     
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  31. PamperedDor

    PamperedDor Senior Member Gold Member

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    Call Verizon Wireless and ask to have it switched - Colleen (letscook04) did just that and they did it for her over the phone - she faxed her information sheet with commission check today - ( we are cluster mates, friends and well - bad influences ~ LOL!!) Right sister Talleen?? LOL
     
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  32. letscook04

    letscook04 Senior Member Gold Member

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    You got it!!

    Just make sure that your husband is there to give them the ok first. FYI: Your bill has to be at least $35.00

    PS Dor I had a great time at your rest/bar last night! Great band!!
     
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  33. PamperedDor

    PamperedDor Senior Member Gold Member

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    Oh that is good to know!!!

    Ya sure, I was selling spatulas and you were dancing and doin' shots!!:cry: :cry: Glad you have fun!!:D :D
     
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  34. MORFIA

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    15% For Military
     
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  35. DebbieJ

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    I finally got my discount! I called yesterday to make sure I could use my phone on my cruise and to see how much it costs. Since I had them on the phone, I asked about the discount. I went to my local store this morning with a copy of my commission check (you can print from CC--the CHECK, not the statement) and they did it for me--12% on the plan.

    BUT I had asked NINE MONTHS AGO about getting a discount and was told NO. So I called the 800 number and the sweet gal on the phone gave me a CREDIT for NINE MONTHS worth of discount. SWEET!!!

    I need a new bluetooth, so maybe I'll use that credit to buy one. :)
     
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  36. PamperedDor

    PamperedDor Senior Member Gold Member

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    Debbie GREAT for you!!!!
     
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  37. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

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    WOW, that's great news! Thanks for sharing! I'm due for a new pbone so it looks like I will be going in and switching our acct to my name and getting this discount! :) SWEET deal!
     
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  38. PamperedDor

    PamperedDor Senior Member Gold Member

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    Heather - its free and actually saves us money - I love it -

    AND you don't have to wait - actually don't wait - they said it would take 2 to 3 billing cycles - unlike the sweet deal Deb got - so do it now!!
     
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  39. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    Mine was effective right away!

    And there really is no such thing as a bill under $35 ... their plans start at $39.99, unless you have an old plan, or their pay by the day thing.
     
  40. chef131doreen

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    We have att and I HATE it I have een trying to get out of the contract butthey will charge us 175.00 for each phone we have 3 in the family . We have till Nov for our 2year contract to be over then I can chnge to VERISON WE where gong to change to verison anyway this only makes it sweeter . I wish I can get out sooner but thats alot of mony to for over to change
     
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