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

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Call centre haggling can provide big savings – whether it be digital TV, broadband, credit cards, breakdown cover, insurance and more. Each year we try to gauge the success rates of those who’ve done it. So please let us know whether you 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 (626 votes)
Big success186 votes (30%)
Small success270 votes (43%)
No success170 votes (27%)
EE (143 votes)
Big success43 votes (30%)
Small success46 votes (32%)
No success54 votes (38%)
Plusnet (165 votes)
Big success82 votes (50%)
Small success51 votes (31%)
No success32 votes (19%)
Sky (1587 votes)
Big success935 votes (59%)
Small success464 votes (29%)
No success188 votes (12%)
SSE Broadband (14 votes)
Big success3 votes (21%)
Small success0 votes (0%)
No success11 votes (79%)
TalkTalk (257 votes)
Big success104 votes (40%)
Small success93 votes (36%)
No success60 votes (23%)
Virgin Media (594 votes)
Big success246 votes (41%)
Small success250 votes (42%)
No success98 votes (16%)
Other (18 votes)
Big success10 votes (56%)
Small success3 votes (17%)
No success5 votes (28%)

Mobiles

BT Mobile (17 votes)
Big success7 votes (41%)
Small success3 votes (18%)
No success7 votes (41%)
Carphone Warehouse (71 votes)
Big success18 votes (25%)
Small success24 votes (34%)
No success29 votes (41%)
EE/Orange/T-Mobile (314 votes)
Big success79 votes (25%)
Small success118 votes (38%)
No success117 votes (37%)
Giffgaff (20 votes)
Big success5 votes (25%)
Small success2 votes (10%)
No success13 votes (65%)
O2 (224 votes)
Big success41 votes (18%)
Small success88 votes (39%)
No success95 votes (42%)
Talk Mobile (31 votes)
Big success7 votes (23%)
Small success10 votes (32%)
No success14 votes (45%)
Tesco Mobile (66 votes)
Big success17 votes (26%)
Small success29 votes (44%)
No success20 votes (30%)
Three (153 votes)
Big success45 votes (29%)
Small success51 votes (33%)
No success57 votes (37%)
Virgin Mobile (105 votes)
Big success26 votes (25%)
Small success47 votes (45%)
No success32 votes (30%)
Vodafone (257 votes)
Big success102 votes (40%)
Small success94 votes (37%)
No success61 votes (24%)
Other (13 votes)
Big success3 votes (23%)
Small success4 votes (31%)
No success6 votes (46%)

Breakdown

AA (494 votes)
Big success300 votes (61%)
Small success134 votes (27%)
No success60 votes (12%)
Green Flag (59 votes)
Big success21 votes (36%)
Small success22 votes (37%)
No success16 votes (27%)
RAC (227 votes)
Big success131 votes (58%)
Small success63 votes (28%)
No success33 votes (15%)
Other (42 votes)
Big success16 votes (38%)
Small success13 votes (31%)
No success13 votes (31%)

Insurance

AA Insurance (92 votes)
Big success28 votes (30%)
Small success42 votes (46%)
No success22 votes (24%)
Admiral (188 votes)
Big success84 votes (45%)
Small success68 votes (36%)
No success36 votes (19%)
Aviva (112 votes)
Big success40 votes (36%)
Small success40 votes (36%)
No success32 votes (29%)
Axa (48 votes)
Big success7 votes (15%)
Small success23 votes (48%)
No success18 votes (38%)
Bell Insurance (9 votes)
Big success7 votes (78%)
Small success0 votes (0%)
No success2 votes (22%)
Churchill (69 votes)
Big success22 votes (32%)
Small success29 votes (42%)
No success18 votes (26%)
Diamond (23 votes)
Big success6 votes (26%)
Small success13 votes (57%)
No success4 votes (17%)
Direct Line (120 votes)
Big success42 votes (35%)
Small success51 votes (43%)
No success27 votes (23%)
Elephant (20 votes)
Big success5 votes (25%)
Small success11 votes (55%)
No success4 votes (20%)
Endsleigh (15 votes)
Big success5 votes (33%)
Small success4 votes (27%)
No success6 votes (40%)
Esure (40 votes)
Big success13 votes (33%)
Small success13 votes (33%)
No success14 votes (35%)
Hastings Direct (102 votes)
Big success42 votes (41%)
Small success40 votes (39%)
No success20 votes (20%)
Legal and General (39 votes)
Big success11 votes (28%)
Small success14 votes (36%)
No success14 votes (36%)
LV (97 votes)
Big success30 votes (31%)
Small success48 votes (49%)
No success19 votes (20%)
M&S Insurance (31 votes)
Big success13 votes (42%)
Small success11 votes (35%)
No success7 votes (23%)
More Than (36 votes)
Big success8 votes (22%)
Small success19 votes (53%)
No success9 votes (25%)
Post Office (16 votes)
Big success4 votes (25%)
Small success8 votes (50%)
No success4 votes (25%)
Privilege (37 votes)
Big success14 votes (38%)
Small success16 votes (43%)
No success7 votes (19%)
Saga (84 votes)
Big success23 votes (27%)
Small success43 votes (51%)
No success18 votes (21%)
Sheilas' Wheels (22 votes)
Big success5 votes (23%)
Small success6 votes (27%)
No success11 votes (50%)
Swiftcover (18 votes)
Big success3 votes (17%)
Small success9 votes (50%)
No success6 votes (33%)
Swinton (54 votes)
Big success21 votes (39%)
Small success18 votes (33%)
No success15 votes (28%)
Tesco Insurance (58 votes)
Big success11 votes (19%)
Small success25 votes (43%)
No success22 votes (38%)
Zurich (13 votes)
Big success1 votes (8%)
Small success6 votes (46%)
No success6 votes (46%)
Other (159 votes)
Big success62 votes (39%)
Small success66 votes (42%)
No success31 votes (19%)

Banks / card providers

American Express (15 votes)
Big success8 votes (53%)
Small success2 votes (13%)
No success5 votes (33%)
Barclaycard (42 votes)
Big success17 votes (40%)
Small success10 votes (24%)
No success15 votes (36%)
Barclays (32 votes)
Big success6 votes (19%)
Small success8 votes (25%)
No success18 votes (56%)
Capital One (17 votes)
Big success3 votes (18%)
Small success2 votes (12%)
No success12 votes (71%)
Co-op Bank (10 votes)
Big success2 votes (20%)
Small success1 votes (10%)
No success7 votes (70%)
First Direct (17 votes)
Big success4 votes (24%)
Small success5 votes (29%)
No success8 votes (47%)
Halifax/Bank of Scotland (44 votes)
Big success11 votes (25%)
Small success18 votes (41%)
No success15 votes (34%)
HSBC (28 votes)
Big success13 votes (46%)
Small success8 votes (29%)
No success7 votes (25%)
Lloyds (32 votes)
Big success8 votes (25%)
Small success7 votes (22%)
No success17 votes (53%)
MBNA (13 votes)
Big success1 votes (8%)
Small success6 votes (46%)
No success6 votes (46%)
Nationwide (30 votes)
Big success12 votes (40%)
Small success11 votes (37%)
No success7 votes (23%)
NatWest/RBS (20 votes)
Big success3 votes (15%)
Small success4 votes (20%)
No success13 votes (65%)
Santander (45 votes)
Big success11 votes (24%)
Small success15 votes (33%)
No success19 votes (42%)
TSB (9 votes)
Big success0 votes (0%)
Small success3 votes (33%)
No success6 votes (67%)
Virgin Money (16 votes)
Big success3 votes (19%)
Small success4 votes (25%)
No success9 votes (56%)
Other (26 votes)
Big success7 votes (27%)
Small success9 votes (35%)
No success10 votes (38%)

 

I haven't haggled with any of these firms in the last year (506 votes)
 506 votes (100%)

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