AA, RAC and Sky call centres are the easiest to haggle with
Haggling is live and kicking in the UK, a new MSE poll reveals, with four out of five customers who give it a go successfully negotiating a better deal with some big-name firms in the TV, broadband, mobile, breakdown and insurance sectors
3 April 2019
Post Office delivers price rises of up to £36/year to phone and broadband customers – act NOW to beat the hikes
Half a million customers face price hikes of up to £36 a year - but those affected can haggle or leave penalty-free
9 August 2016
Virgin Mobile prices are rising by up to £39/year – beat the hikes
Virgin Mobile customers will be hit with price rises from 1 July, but you may be able to haggle a better deal
7 June 2016
19 shopping tricks they want kept schtum
From 25% off gift cards to decoding price tags, haggling online, free Amazon delivery tricks & more
18 May 2016
BT home phone and broadband prices to rise by up to £54/yr – beat the hikes
Around 10 million BT customers are facing inflation-busting price increases from 3 July
29 April 2016
Sky TV to hike prices by up to £72 a year – how to beat the rise
Millions of Sky TV customers will be hit by a price rise this summer
21 March 2016
Sky to hit customers with new price hike in June
The price of Sky TV packages will rise this summer for new and existing customers
16 March 2016
13 Extreme MoneySavers... take it to the max
Extreme MoneySaving tips including repeated bank switching to grab £800 of incentives and tinting hair with cabbages...
8 March 2016
AA and Sky voted top firms to haggle with
More than three quarters of those who've tried to haggle with 10 big-name providers have managed to agree a better deal
21 January 2016
The top 15 life hacks of 2015
£67-worth of shopping for 11p, PayPal warning, cheap stolen goods, Easyjet refund and more top life hacks
9 December 2015
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