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

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

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 success 277 votes (32%)
Small success 344 votes (40%)
No success 248 votes (29%)
EE (112 votes)
Big success 33 votes (29%)
Small success 40 votes (36%)
No success 39 votes (35%)
Plusnet (189 votes)
Big success 68 votes (36%)
Small success 77 votes (41%)
No success 44 votes (23%)
Sky (1704 votes)
Big success 955 votes (56%)
Small success 517 votes (30%)
No success 232 votes (14%)
TalkTalk (192 votes)
Big success 59 votes (31%)
Small success 81 votes (42%)
No success 52 votes (27%)
Virgin Media (629 votes)
Big success 241 votes (38%)
Small success 254 votes (40%)
No success 134 votes (21%)
Other (47 votes)
Big success 14 votes (30%)
Small success 16 votes (34%)
No success 17 votes (36%)

Mobiles

BT Mobile (86 votes)
Big success 27 votes (31%)
Small success 31 votes (36%)
No success 28 votes (33%)
Carphone Warehouse (68 votes)
Big success 15 votes (22%)
Small success 26 votes (38%)
No success 27 votes (40%)
EE / Orange / T-Mobile (451 votes)
Big success 197 votes (44%)
Small success 164 votes (36%)
No success 90 votes (20%)
Giffgaff (31 votes)
Big success 4 votes (13%)
Small success 5 votes (16%)
No success 22 votes (71%)
O2 (260 votes)
Big success 68 votes (26%)
Small success 97 votes (37%)
No success 95 votes (37%)
Talk Mobile (31 votes)
Big success 9 votes (29%)
Small success 11 votes (35%)
No success 11 votes (35%)
Tesco Mobile (99 votes)
Big success 21 votes (21%)
Small success 48 votes (48%)
No success 30 votes (30%)
Three (234 votes)
Big success 73 votes (31%)
Small success 102 votes (44%)
No success 59 votes (25%)
Virgin Mobile (104 votes)
Big success 32 votes (31%)
Small success 40 votes (38%)
No success 32 votes (31%)
Vodafone (271 votes)
Big success 122 votes (45%)
Small success 87 votes (32%)
No success 62 votes (23%)
Other (43 votes)
Big success 18 votes (42%)
Small success 13 votes (30%)
No success 12 votes (28%)

Breakdown

AA (510 votes)
Big success 294 votes (58%)
Small success 163 votes (32%)
No success 53 votes (10%)
Green Flag (82 votes)
Big success 27 votes (33%)
Small success 29 votes (35%)
No success 26 votes (32%)
RAC (264 votes)
Big success 133 votes (50%)
Small success 97 votes (37%)
No success 34 votes (13%)
Other (52 votes)
Big success 19 votes (37%)
Small success 13 votes (25%)
No success 20 votes (38%)

Insurance

AA Insurance (124 votes)
Big success 47 votes (38%)
Small success 51 votes (41%)
No success 26 votes (21%)
Admiral (292 votes)
Big success 119 votes (41%)
Small success 119 votes (41%)
No success 54 votes (18%)
Age UK (15 votes)
Big success 3 votes (20%)
Small success 1 votes (7%)
No success 11 votes (73%)
Aviva (171 votes)
Big success 35 votes (20%)
Small success 73 votes (43%)
No success 63 votes (37%)
Axa (61 votes)
Big success 12 votes (20%)
Small success 24 votes (39%)
No success 25 votes (41%)
Churchill (95 votes)
Big success 24 votes (25%)
Small success 52 votes (55%)
No success 19 votes (20%)
Diamond (33 votes)
Big success 17 votes (52%)
Small success 10 votes (30%)
No success 6 votes (18%)
Direct Line (229 votes)
Big success 51 votes (22%)
Small success 98 votes (43%)
No success 80 votes (35%)
Elephant (24 votes)
Big success 11 votes (46%)
Small success 7 votes (29%)
No success 6 votes (25%)
Endsleigh (24 votes)
Big success 5 votes (21%)
Small success 8 votes (33%)
No success 11 votes (46%)
Esure (55 votes)
Big success 14 votes (25%)
Small success 23 votes (42%)
No success 18 votes (33%)
Hastings Direct (106 votes)
Big success 43 votes (41%)
Small success 37 votes (35%)
No success 26 votes (25%)
Legal and General (49 votes)
Big success 7 votes (14%)
Small success 23 votes (47%)
No success 19 votes (39%)
LV (120 votes)
Big success 33 votes (28%)
Small success 56 votes (47%)
No success 31 votes (26%)
M&S Insurance (38 votes)
Big success 7 votes (18%)
Small success 16 votes (42%)
No success 15 votes (39%)
More Than (55 votes)
Big success 8 votes (15%)
Small success 27 votes (49%)
No success 20 votes (36%)
Post Office (15 votes)
Big success 4 votes (27%)
Small success 2 votes (13%)
No success 9 votes (60%)
Privilege (36 votes)
Big success 8 votes (22%)
Small success 15 votes (42%)
No success 13 votes (36%)
Saga (98 votes)
Big success 30 votes (31%)
Small success 44 votes (45%)
No success 24 votes (24%)
Sheilas' Wheels (22 votes)
Big success 6 votes (27%)
Small success 7 votes (32%)
No success 9 votes (41%)
Swiftcover (19 votes)
Big success 5 votes (26%)
Small success 8 votes (42%)
No success 6 votes (32%)
Swinton (33 votes)
Big success 6 votes (18%)
Small success 10 votes (30%)
No success 17 votes (52%)
Tesco Insurance (77 votes)
Big success 18 votes (23%)
Small success 28 votes (36%)
No success 31 votes (40%)
Zurich (15 votes)
Big success 4 votes (27%)
Small success 4 votes (27%)
No success 7 votes (47%)
Other (170 votes)
Big success 63 votes (37%)
Small success 63 votes (37%)
No success 44 votes (26%)

Banks / card providers

American Express (38 votes)
Big success 11 votes (29%)
Small success 11 votes (29%)
No success 16 votes (42%)
Barclaycard (52 votes)
Big success 19 votes (37%)
Small success 12 votes (23%)
No success 21 votes (40%)
Barclays (43 votes)
Big success 10 votes (23%)
Small success 17 votes (40%)
No success 16 votes (37%)
Capital One (23 votes)
Big success 6 votes (26%)
Small success 3 votes (13%)
No success 14 votes (61%)
Co-op Bank (14 votes)
Big success 5 votes (36%)
Small success 3 votes (21%)
No success 6 votes (43%)
First Direct (32 votes)
Big success 12 votes (38%)
Small success 7 votes (22%)
No success 13 votes (41%)
Halifax / Bank of Scotland (48 votes)
Big success 14 votes (29%)
Small success 12 votes (25%)
No success 22 votes (46%)
HSBC (40 votes)
Big success 14 votes (35%)
Small success 8 votes (20%)
No success 18 votes (45%)
Lloyds (35 votes)
Big success 11 votes (31%)
Small success 6 votes (17%)
No success 18 votes (51%)
MBNA (22 votes)
Big success 6 votes (27%)
Small success 7 votes (32%)
No success 9 votes (41%)
Nationwide (51 votes)
Big success 14 votes (27%)
Small success 13 votes (25%)
No success 24 votes (47%)
NatWest / RBS (43 votes)
Big success 9 votes (21%)
Small success 10 votes (23%)
No success 24 votes (56%)
Santander (57 votes)
Big success 12 votes (21%)
Small success 21 votes (37%)
No success 24 votes (42%)
TSB (34 votes)
Big success 11 votes (32%)
Small success 9 votes (26%)
No success 14 votes (41%)
Virgin Money (12 votes)
Big success 4 votes (33%)
Small success 3 votes (25%)
No success 5 votes (42%)
Other (27 votes)
Big success 9 votes (33%)
Small success 10 votes (37%)
No success 8 votes (30%)

 

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

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