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 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 (612 votes)
Big success 230 votes (38%)
Small success 219 votes (36%)
No success 163 votes (27%)
EE (189 votes)
Big success 58 votes (31%)
Small success 72 votes (38%)
No success 59 votes (31%)
Plusnet (165 votes)
Big success 62 votes (38%)
Small success 62 votes (38%)
No success 41 votes (25%)
Sky (1007 votes)
Big success 513 votes (51%)
Small success 329 votes (33%)
No success 165 votes (16%)
TalkTalk (151 votes)
Big success 48 votes (32%)
Small success 56 votes (37%)
No success 47 votes (31%)
Virgin Media (493 votes)
Big success 181 votes (37%)
Small success 191 votes (39%)
No success 121 votes (25%)
Vodafone (140 votes)
Big success 33 votes (24%)
Small success 61 votes (44%)
No success 46 votes (33%)
Other TV / broadband / home phone provider (62 votes)
Big success 19 votes (31%)
Small success 22 votes (35%)
No success 21 votes (34%)

Mobiles

Plusnet (61 votes)
Big success 19 votes (31%)
Small success 20 votes (33%)
No success 22 votes (36%)
BT Mobile (74 votes)
Big success 21 votes (28%)
Small success 36 votes (49%)
No success 17 votes (23%)
O2 (188 votes)
Big success 40 votes (21%)
Small success 72 votes (38%)
No success 76 votes (40%)
Tesco Mobile (71 votes)
Big success 19 votes (27%)
Small success 25 votes (35%)
No success 27 votes (38%)
EE (167 votes)
Big success 64 votes (38%)
Small success 63 votes (38%)
No success 40 votes (24%)
Sky (198 votes)
Big success 87 votes (44%)
Small success 64 votes (32%)
No success 47 votes (24%)
Three (115 votes)
Big success 48 votes (42%)
Small success 41 votes (36%)
No success 26 votes (23%)
Virgin Mobile (76 votes)
Big success 15 votes (20%)
Small success 33 votes (43%)
No success 28 votes (37%)
Vodafone (113 votes)
Big success 30 votes (27%)
Small success 41 votes (36%)
No success 42 votes (37%)
Giffgaff (18 votes)
Big success 4 votes (22%)
Small success 2 votes (11%)
No success 12 votes (67%)
iD Mobile (21 votes)
Big success 5 votes (24%)
Small success 3 votes (14%)
No success 13 votes (62%)
Other mobile provider (15 votes)
Big success 3 votes (20%)
Small success 4 votes (27%)
No success 8 votes (53%)

Breakdown

AA (373 votes)
Big success 211 votes (57%)
Small success 117 votes (31%)
No success 45 votes (12%)
Green Flag (59 votes)
Big success 14 votes (24%)
Small success 29 votes (49%)
No success 16 votes (27%)
RAC (189 votes)
Big success 92 votes (49%)
Small success 69 votes (37%)
No success 28 votes (15%)
Other breakdown cover provider (39 votes)
Big success 5 votes (13%)
Small success 13 votes (33%)
No success 21 votes (54%)

Insurance

AA Insurance (69 votes)
Big success 24 votes (35%)
Small success 25 votes (36%)
No success 20 votes (29%)
Admiral (205 votes)
Big success 87 votes (42%)
Small success 79 votes (39%)
No success 39 votes (19%)
Age UK (14 votes)
Big success 1 votes (7%)
Small success 1 votes (7%)
No success 12 votes (86%)
Aviva (103 votes)
Big success 20 votes (19%)
Small success 41 votes (40%)
No success 42 votes (41%)
Axa (48 votes)
Big success 13 votes (27%)
Small success 17 votes (35%)
No success 18 votes (38%)
Churchill (66 votes)
Big success 15 votes (23%)
Small success 29 votes (44%)
No success 22 votes (33%)
Diamond (16 votes)
Big success 2 votes (13%)
Small success 6 votes (38%)
No success 8 votes (50%)
Direct Line (171 votes)
Big success 33 votes (19%)
Small success 76 votes (44%)
No success 62 votes (36%)
Elephant (10 votes)
Big success 3 votes (30%)
Small success 3 votes (30%)
No success 4 votes (40%)
Endsleigh (10 votes)
Big success 0 votes (0%)
Small success 0 votes (0%)
No success 10 votes (100%)
Esure (39 votes)
Big success 5 votes (13%)
Small success 21 votes (54%)
No success 13 votes (33%)
Hastings Direct (102 votes)
Big success 37 votes (36%)
Small success 36 votes (35%)
No success 29 votes (28%)
Legal & General (31 votes)
Big success 8 votes (26%)
Small success 11 votes (35%)
No success 12 votes (39%)
LV (93 votes)
Big success 15 votes (16%)
Small success 48 votes (52%)
No success 30 votes (32%)
M&S Insurance (22 votes)
Big success 3 votes (14%)
Small success 5 votes (23%)
No success 14 votes (64%)
More Than (38 votes)
Big success 5 votes (13%)
Small success 15 votes (39%)
No success 18 votes (47%)
Post Office (22 votes)
Big success 5 votes (23%)
Small success 8 votes (36%)
No success 9 votes (41%)
Privilege (18 votes)
Big success 3 votes (17%)
Small success 3 votes (17%)
No success 12 votes (67%)
Saga (84 votes)
Big success 35 votes (42%)
Small success 30 votes (36%)
No success 19 votes (23%)
Sheilas' Wheels (20 votes)
Big success 3 votes (15%)
Small success 10 votes (50%)
No success 7 votes (35%)
Swiftcover (13 votes)
Big success 5 votes (38%)
Small success 2 votes (15%)
No success 6 votes (46%)
Swinton (14 votes)
Big success 4 votes (29%)
Small success 0 votes (0%)
No success 10 votes (71%)
Tesco Insurance (46 votes)
Big success 9 votes (20%)
Small success 20 votes (43%)
No success 17 votes (37%)
Zurich (14 votes)
Big success 1 votes (7%)
Small success 4 votes (29%)
No success 9 votes (64%)
Other insurance provider (129 votes)
Big success 38 votes (29%)
Small success 49 votes (38%)
No success 42 votes (33%)

Banks / card providers

American Express (16 votes)
Big success 0 votes (0%)
Small success 4 votes (25%)
No success 12 votes (75%)
Barclaycard (39 votes)
Big success 6 votes (15%)
Small success 9 votes (23%)
No success 24 votes (62%)
Barclays (22 votes)
Big success 5 votes (23%)
Small success 3 votes (14%)
No success 14 votes (64%)
Capital One (19 votes)
Big success 4 votes (21%)
Small success 7 votes (37%)
No success 8 votes (42%)
Co-op Bank (10 votes)
Big success 2 votes (20%)
Small success 0 votes (0%)
No success 8 votes (80%)
First Direct (20 votes)
Big success 3 votes (15%)
Small success 5 votes (25%)
No success 12 votes (60%)
Halifax / Bank of Scotland (37 votes)
Big success 8 votes (22%)
Small success 12 votes (32%)
No success 17 votes (46%)
HSBC (20 votes)
Big success 6 votes (30%)
Small success 5 votes (25%)
No success 9 votes (45%)
Lloyds (35 votes)
Big success 11 votes (31%)
Small success 9 votes (26%)
No success 15 votes (43%)
MBNA (16 votes)
Big success 0 votes (0%)
Small success 2 votes (13%)
No success 14 votes (88%)
Nationwide (26 votes)
Big success 5 votes (19%)
Small success 7 votes (27%)
No success 14 votes (54%)
NatWest / RBS (27 votes)
Big success 2 votes (7%)
Small success 8 votes (30%)
No success 17 votes (63%)
Santander (40 votes)
Big success 8 votes (20%)
Small success 14 votes (35%)
No success 18 votes (45%)
TSB (19 votes)
Big success 6 votes (32%)
Small success 3 votes (16%)
No success 10 votes (53%)
Virgin Money (10 votes)
Big success 0 votes (0%)
Small success 4 votes (40%)
No success 6 votes (60%)
Other bank/card provider (23 votes)
Big success 7 votes (30%)
Small success 2 votes (9%)
No success 14 votes (61%)

 

I haven't haggled with any of these firms in the last year (170 votes)
  170 votes (100%)

                   6542 ratings have been selected.

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