Have you haggled with Sky, BT, the AA and more this year? Did you succeed?MoneySaving Poll Results

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Haggling with companies can provide big savings – on anything from digital TV and broadband to credit cards, breakdown cover and insurance. Each year we try to gauge the success rates of those who’ve done it. So please let us know whether you’ve gained cheaper prices, extra goods, better deals or reduced interest.

Which of these firms have you tried to haggle with IN THE LAST YEAR? (Select as many as you want from the major providers below.)

Results

TV / broadband / home phone

BT (869 votes)
Big success277 votes (32%)
Small success344 votes (40%)
No success248 votes (29%)
EE (112 votes)
Big success33 votes (29%)
Small success40 votes (36%)
No success39 votes (35%)
Plusnet (189 votes)
Big success68 votes (36%)
Small success77 votes (41%)
No success44 votes (23%)
Sky (1704 votes)
Big success955 votes (56%)
Small success517 votes (30%)
No success232 votes (14%)
TalkTalk (192 votes)
Big success59 votes (31%)
Small success81 votes (42%)
No success52 votes (27%)
Virgin Media (629 votes)
Big success241 votes (38%)
Small success254 votes (40%)
No success134 votes (21%)
Other (47 votes)
Big success14 votes (30%)
Small success16 votes (34%)
No success17 votes (36%)

Mobiles

BT Mobile (86 votes)
Big success27 votes (31%)
Small success31 votes (36%)
No success28 votes (33%)
Carphone Warehouse (68 votes)
Big success15 votes (22%)
Small success26 votes (38%)
No success27 votes (40%)
EE / Orange / T-Mobile (451 votes)
Big success197 votes (44%)
Small success164 votes (36%)
No success90 votes (20%)
Giffgaff (31 votes)
Big success4 votes (13%)
Small success5 votes (16%)
No success22 votes (71%)
O2 (260 votes)
Big success68 votes (26%)
Small success97 votes (37%)
No success95 votes (37%)
Talk Mobile (31 votes)
Big success9 votes (29%)
Small success11 votes (35%)
No success11 votes (35%)
Tesco Mobile (99 votes)
Big success21 votes (21%)
Small success48 votes (48%)
No success30 votes (30%)
Three (234 votes)
Big success73 votes (31%)
Small success102 votes (44%)
No success59 votes (25%)
Virgin Mobile (104 votes)
Big success32 votes (31%)
Small success40 votes (38%)
No success32 votes (31%)
Vodafone (271 votes)
Big success122 votes (45%)
Small success87 votes (32%)
No success62 votes (23%)
Other (43 votes)
Big success18 votes (42%)
Small success13 votes (30%)
No success12 votes (28%)

Breakdown

AA (510 votes)
Big success294 votes (58%)
Small success163 votes (32%)
No success53 votes (10%)
Green Flag (82 votes)
Big success27 votes (33%)
Small success29 votes (35%)
No success26 votes (32%)
RAC (264 votes)
Big success133 votes (50%)
Small success97 votes (37%)
No success34 votes (13%)
Other (52 votes)
Big success19 votes (37%)
Small success13 votes (25%)
No success20 votes (38%)

Insurance

AA Insurance (124 votes)
Big success47 votes (38%)
Small success51 votes (41%)
No success26 votes (21%)
Admiral (292 votes)
Big success119 votes (41%)
Small success119 votes (41%)
No success54 votes (18%)
Age UK (15 votes)
Big success3 votes (20%)
Small success1 votes (7%)
No success11 votes (73%)
Aviva (171 votes)
Big success35 votes (20%)
Small success73 votes (43%)
No success63 votes (37%)
Axa (61 votes)
Big success12 votes (20%)
Small success24 votes (39%)
No success25 votes (41%)
Churchill (95 votes)
Big success24 votes (25%)
Small success52 votes (55%)
No success19 votes (20%)
Diamond (33 votes)
Big success17 votes (52%)
Small success10 votes (30%)
No success6 votes (18%)
Direct Line (229 votes)
Big success51 votes (22%)
Small success98 votes (43%)
No success80 votes (35%)
Elephant (24 votes)
Big success11 votes (46%)
Small success7 votes (29%)
No success6 votes (25%)
Endsleigh (24 votes)
Big success5 votes (21%)
Small success8 votes (33%)
No success11 votes (46%)
Esure (55 votes)
Big success14 votes (25%)
Small success23 votes (42%)
No success18 votes (33%)
Hastings Direct (106 votes)
Big success43 votes (41%)
Small success37 votes (35%)
No success26 votes (25%)
Legal and General (49 votes)
Big success7 votes (14%)
Small success23 votes (47%)
No success19 votes (39%)
LV (120 votes)
Big success33 votes (28%)
Small success56 votes (47%)
No success31 votes (26%)
M&S Insurance (38 votes)
Big success7 votes (18%)
Small success16 votes (42%)
No success15 votes (39%)
More Than (55 votes)
Big success8 votes (15%)
Small success27 votes (49%)
No success20 votes (36%)
Post Office (15 votes)
Big success4 votes (27%)
Small success2 votes (13%)
No success9 votes (60%)
Privilege (36 votes)
Big success8 votes (22%)
Small success15 votes (42%)
No success13 votes (36%)
Saga (98 votes)
Big success30 votes (31%)
Small success44 votes (45%)
No success24 votes (24%)
Sheilas' Wheels (22 votes)
Big success6 votes (27%)
Small success7 votes (32%)
No success9 votes (41%)
Swiftcover (19 votes)
Big success5 votes (26%)
Small success8 votes (42%)
No success6 votes (32%)
Swinton (33 votes)
Big success6 votes (18%)
Small success10 votes (30%)
No success17 votes (52%)
Tesco Insurance (77 votes)
Big success18 votes (23%)
Small success28 votes (36%)
No success31 votes (40%)
Zurich (15 votes)
Big success4 votes (27%)
Small success4 votes (27%)
No success7 votes (47%)
Other (170 votes)
Big success63 votes (37%)
Small success63 votes (37%)
No success44 votes (26%)

Banks / card providers

American Express (38 votes)
Big success11 votes (29%)
Small success11 votes (29%)
No success16 votes (42%)
Barclaycard (52 votes)
Big success19 votes (37%)
Small success12 votes (23%)
No success21 votes (40%)
Barclays (43 votes)
Big success10 votes (23%)
Small success17 votes (40%)
No success16 votes (37%)
Capital One (23 votes)
Big success6 votes (26%)
Small success3 votes (13%)
No success14 votes (61%)
Co-op Bank (14 votes)
Big success5 votes (36%)
Small success3 votes (21%)
No success6 votes (43%)
First Direct (32 votes)
Big success12 votes (38%)
Small success7 votes (22%)
No success13 votes (41%)
Halifax / Bank of Scotland (48 votes)
Big success14 votes (29%)
Small success12 votes (25%)
No success22 votes (46%)
HSBC (40 votes)
Big success14 votes (35%)
Small success8 votes (20%)
No success18 votes (45%)
Lloyds (35 votes)
Big success11 votes (31%)
Small success6 votes (17%)
No success18 votes (51%)
MBNA (22 votes)
Big success6 votes (27%)
Small success7 votes (32%)
No success9 votes (41%)
Nationwide (51 votes)
Big success14 votes (27%)
Small success13 votes (25%)
No success24 votes (47%)
NatWest / RBS (43 votes)
Big success9 votes (21%)
Small success10 votes (23%)
No success24 votes (56%)
Santander (57 votes)
Big success12 votes (21%)
Small success21 votes (37%)
No success24 votes (42%)
TSB (34 votes)
Big success11 votes (32%)
Small success9 votes (26%)
No success14 votes (41%)
Virgin Money (12 votes)
Big success4 votes (33%)
Small success3 votes (25%)
No success5 votes (42%)
Other (27 votes)
Big success9 votes (33%)
Small success10 votes (37%)
No success8 votes (30%)

 

I haven't haggled with any of these firms in the last year (435 votes)
 435 votes (100%)

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