Call and Save

One of the easiest ways to save money is to simply call the company and ask for a better price. This is especially easy when it comes to services that are offering deep discounts to try and lure you away from their competitors. One of the best ways to do this is to use your junk mail to relate competing offers.

I was interviewed for a story about this a few weeks ago in the The Indianapolis Star. After doing the interview, my mother received her cable bill and complained about the price. I took a satellite TV offer she had received in the mail a few days earlier, made a call and reduced the price of her cable by $25 a month for three months (from $65 a month to $39.95 a month for three mont


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5 Responses to Call and Save

  1. Keith says:

    this was a great post. the neat thing is once you do this once or twice it becomes really easy.

  2. pfadvice says:

    Thanks…and you’re right. It’s those first couple of times where you feel uneasy, but after that it becomes a routine (which can save you a lot of money)

  3. Matthew says:

    How about cell phone bills with contracts? Any chance of budging there?

  4. David says:

    Yeah you can get “loyalty discounts” from cell providers checkout, if you use sprint go to and check their tips and tricks subforum. there are people who have 2 lines w/1000+ minutes for under 40 bucks. At the veryleast you can get some add-on service for free like extra txtmsgs. good luck

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