Day 14: Call For Discounts
This is my all-time favorite tip.
Gather all of your bills – all of them.
Write down your current interest rates / charges / fees – whatever.
Call each and every company with which you do business and ask for a discount, a rate decrease, a loyalty bonus – ask for something.
Do this once a quarter.
In the past year I’ve managed to get a discounted rate for my telephone service and my satellite service. When I was getting out of debt, I managed to get a lower rate on my credit card.
Remember names, ask for supervisors, be polite, be persistent.
Remember, YOU are the customer and these companies work for YOU! You do not have to feel ashamed, embarrassed, or intimidated. There is nothing wrong with asking for a discount or a reduced rate.
Put yourself to work. Turn off the television and start making these important phone calls.
Have you managed to get discounts or lower rates? Leave a comment and let us know. If you are a blogger, write a post about how you received a discount or a reduced interest rate, and contact me. I’ll be more than happy to link to your post.