How to Negotiate the Best Deal for Anything

Everyone loves to get a bargain. Unfortunately, here in the U.S. our culture doesn’t teach haggling or bargaining, which is too bad. It’s a great tool and can serve you well whether you’re angling for a discount on your rent at your Tandem apartment or a promotion and raise. Just last week, we were able to knock $60 a month off our utilities simply by calling and asking (and threatening to switch to a different provider).

If you find yourself in a position where you think there’s a better deal to be had, here are some handy tips from

  • Ask if you can get a better price.
  • Be polite.
  • Find the person in charge.
  • Schedule haggling sessions for the right time of day.
  • Pay in cash.
  • Ask about sales.
  • Request discounts on foods that are about to expire.
  • Use rewards points.
  • Watch for price scanner errors.
  • Join store loyalty clubs.
  • Research the best price.

Want more suggestions? Click on the link above for eleven more tips to help you get the best possible deal.


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