December 28th, 2008
About a week ago, I received an email from Qwest, offering a low introductory rate on Internet service. I called my Internet provider, Comcast, to see if they would match it.
The call went something like this:
Me: Hi, I got an email from Qwest offering Internet service for $24.99 for 12 months. Can you match that?
Comcast rep: No.
Me: Okay. Do you have any promotions going on?
Comcast rep: Let me check your account … I can give you $10 off for six months.
Me: Okay. Thanks.
That was it. Five minutes, $60 in my pocket.
I also asked whether I could get a discount on my cable TV bill, but the rep said no. I have analog cable, and there are no discounts right now for that type of service.
If you’re a long-time reader of this blog, you know I’ve gotten discounts twice before. The first time, I saved $108. The second time, $113. My savings were not as good this time, but for my effort, $60 is just fine.
Have you ever asked your cable TV or Internet provider to lower your rates? What was your experience?
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