If you have been around the site for a while you know that one of my favorite ways to save money is to shop around or negotiate your monthly bills. Cable, internet, insurance, cell phones, etc. all should be shopped around to make sure you are getting the best price – and some people can save a ton of money using this.
My mom was excited to tell me that she knocked $75/m off her cable bill while getting MORE channels. She got an offer in the mail from a competing company and then called her current company and told them that if they couldn’t match it she would be leaving, they did match it and even offered some extra channels to boot!
This simple 10 minute phone call saved her $75 a month.
Have someone do it for you!
If you aren’t going to do this yourself, I found a pretty cool FREE service called BillCutterz.com. Basically they are a bill discount service. All you do is send them your bills and they call your providers and negotiate better rates on your behalf.
You then split the savings with them. From their website, “We split any savings we obtain with you. This means if we save you $100, you get $50 and we get $50. If we don’t save you any money, there is no charge to you – ever.”
Pretty cool, huh? Find out more about their service here.
Have you ever negotiated with your service providers? How much were you able to save?