Money-saving Tip! Ask for a discount!


When it comes to saving money, no amount is too small. When you find a money saving tip that works for you, run with it! All those little savings add up.

Today’s tip is when, where and how to ask for a discount:

Two summers ago (before we were a no cable family) I saw an ad for Directv for a promotion they were running for new subscribers. It was DIRT cheap! I was mad because we’ve been a Directv customer for 5 years and I felt like I was paying for the people who were getting it this cheap. So I called Directv and politely explained how I felt and that I too wanted a good deal for being a good customer. Well, while I didn’t get the dirt cheap price, I did get $5 off my bill for the next 6 months!
Another example, I was having my oil changed on a Monday evening. The place I was having it done has Ladies Day on Tuesdays and ladies get $5 off their oil change. While normally, I would try to go on Ladies Day, I was waiting on a prescription to be filled at the pharmacy down the street and needed something to kill the time. The manager came to my car and said, “Tuesday is Ladies’ Day and we give all the ladies that come in a rose.” And he handed me a rose. I said, “Thanks and since I got the rose, can I get the discount too?” And you know what he said, “Sure!” So, see, sometimes, it’s as simple as asking!

So check around – Ladies Days, Senior Days, Military Days can save you money. Sometimes all you have to do is ask!

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