10 Ways Being Considerate Can Save Money

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It should go without saying that you should treat everyone you interact with during the day with respect and consideration even if there weren’t any benefit to doing so. It’s simply the nice (and right) thing to do. The fact is, however, that being considerate to others can often result in you saving money. Here are some examples of how:

Price Negotiations

Sometimes being nice can bring you unexpected benefits. As most people have learned, you have a better chance of getting something you want if you’re nice rather than angry. Think of the last time you bought something at a store. Did you go in and give the salesperson an attitude? If so, did they then offer any special d


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5 Responses to 10 Ways Being Considerate Can Save Money

  1. Thad P says:

    You are right. Too many times we attempt to bully our way to get what we want. The results are almost always disappointing.

  2. Being curteous to your restaurant servers by saying please and thank you pays off big time and it makes them feel appreciated.

    We once had a waiter tell us at the end of our long dining meal how pleasant it would be to have us stay all evening. No request was too much.

    It made us feel so good that the waiters who served us felt appreciated and respected.

  3. Deacon says:

    I am a big fan of Restaurants that give deals. We have a cafe by my office where they give you $5 off your 10th Meal, which almost pays for my lunch. Great post!

  4. baselle says:

    I can vouch for reciprocity. I barely made my flight to Nashville (cheap flight using Priceline cut the connect time mighty close), which meant that my bag did not. So I was in the missing bag line. Two people ahead of me were nasty while I was the nice one with the funny story. I got a hygiene kit which definitely came in handy, and my bag was delivered to my hotel by mid-morning next day.

    Sometimes reciprocity saves the situation when you are being frugal in the first place.

  5. Nick says:

    You people are friggin’ cuckoo! Be nice, speak loudly AND carry a big stick! I’m a so nice it makes me sick,

    Why does customer service always hang up on me?

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