How I Saved $2,277.60 ... Just By Asking!
By JoulesDellinger on March 21, 2014
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Well, apparently the times are changing, because I didn’t even have to call them. I used their instant chat feature on their website to have someone look at my plan and suggest ways for me to save some money. As luck would have it, they had just started a new data special a few days earlier that saved us $113.30 a month ($1,359.60 a year)!
It sounds easy, right? Well, it was!
I’m totally kicking myself on not making these calls earlier. I spent less than an hour total on the phone (or computer) and saved $189.80 off of our monthly bills.
That is almost $200 that we can add in to our current truck payment to get that thing paid off sooner. OR, if I stuck that savings in a special account … that would be $2,277.60 that we could use for a vacation to somewhere beachy!
I guess it doesn’t really matter WHAT we do with the money we are saving, it’s just nice to NOT be throwing it away when I’m getting the exact same services for less.
I always thought it took a lot of time and effort to do something like this.
In reality, all I did was ASK!
You know what? These customer service people are just people like you and me doing their job. If you speak nicely and treat them with respect, they WANT to help you. They have the POWER to help you. Use your magic words—say "please" and "thank you." Use your talking-to-grandma voice and ask them if that is the best offer they have for you.
It doesn’t hurt, I swear!
I want you to know that you can do this, too. Pick one of your monthly bills and call the company to see if they can give you a better deal. Commit less than 10 minutes to do this … that’s doable, right? Then, stop back by and leave me a comment below and tell me how it went for you. I would love it if someone can top my $2,277.60 savings!