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Shopping Smart: SIRIUS and XM Radio's Best Deals

Compare Offers for Holiday Shopping

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XpressEZ Satellite Radio

XpressEZ Satellite Radio

Photo Credit: © XM Satellite Radio
Updated November 23, 2007
If you are considering making a Satellite Radio purchase and hunting for a deal, both XM and SIRIUS have offers which are appealing to both new and existing subscribers. The following information was current as of 11/22 but I’ve noticed some website changes even while writing this article so I cannot guarantee the info below will be current or accurate.

The XM Deal

New Subscribers

XM is offering the XpressEZ for $39.99 after a $30 mail-in rebate. The XpressEZ features 10 favorites, a three line display, and the EasyTune rotary dial. The XpressEZ normally retails for $69.99.

Plus, get 3 months free when you activate between 11/23 and 12/31.

Fine Print: "You will receive the value of three (3) months free service to be applied over the first six (6) months of service. Promotional offer applies when you activate service on any eligible XM radio between 11/23/07 and 12/31/07 and maintain uninterrupted service for at least six (6) months."

XM has a rebate page (under the menu item "Special Offers") where rebates are available for various models. You can see which models and download a rebate form.

Existing Subscribers

Subscribers can also take advantage of the Audiovox XpressEZ for $5.99 and pay $6.99 per month for its programming service.

Fine Print: To qualify for this special offer, you must have an existing active account with XM Radio and less than 5 active radios on that account.

If you select the "Shop" menu item at the XM website then select "View Radios" from the "On the Go" submenu, you will see the Pioneer Inno listed at $199 after a $50 rebate. The Inno is portable, receives live XM programming, records up to 50 hours of XM programming, works as an MP3 player. The Inno retails for $249.00.

I received an email offer the Inno for even less: $174.99. I checked the link and it was still valid as of this writing.

The SIRIUS Deal

New Subscribers

You can pick up a free Stratus 4 Dock & Play Radio including the complete vehicle kit for the price of a $49.99 paid subscription card. This radio features an amber display, 10 presets, FM transmitter or stereo audio output to connect to vehicle radio.

Fine Print: SIRIUS states "Terms and conditions may apply" but the statement does not link to what terms those might be. A link for all of SIRIUS’ Terms and Conditions are listed at the bottom of each of their web pages.

The Reconditioned Route

Also, check the "Clearance" menu item at the SIRIUS website for deals on other reconditioned radios. SIRIUS offers a decent discount on these.

The Power of Comparison Shopping

If you are not convinced by any of the deals on radios from the XM or SIRIUS websites, you can always search a shopping comparison service. About.com recommends Pricegrabber. Below are pre-configured searches for the above products at that service. It never hurts to compare before you buy.

Best price on the XpressEZ at Pricegrabber.
Best price on the Pioneer Inno at Pricegrabber.
Best price on the Stratus 4 at Pricegrabber.

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