When was the last time you got a discount because you asked for it?
I saved $110 last week at two different places just by asking!
The first discount was at Target. I found a lovely side table that was exactly what I had been looking for. The only table they had was the floor model. It had a couple small scratches on it that are not really visible where I planned to put the table. I asked the Target employee if they offer a scratch and dent discount. She called her supervisor and they offered me 30% off! And I had $27 in gift cards from Swagbucks making the table 60% off after gift card and $30 savings from the scratches.
The second discount came from a large furniture store in Raleigh. I ordered a piece of furniture over 3 weeks ago (on sale, of course) that had to be ordered from the manufacturer and delivered from their distribution center in Charlotte. The first time they delivered the item, it was broken and had to be sent back right. The second time they scheduled delivery, the item did not get on the truck and they were not able to deliver it. They did not call me until the delivery day 2 hours into the delivery window to tell me the item was not coming. The third time was the charm, thankfully, although they did not get to the house until 10 pm Saturday night when my window of delivery was 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm.
After so many delivery issues, I decided to call the company today and ask for a refund for the entire delivery charge of $80. Initially, they offered me a gift card in the amount of the delivery charge, but I told them I did not need any more furniture and that I preferred to have the $80 credited back to my credit card. They finally agreed.
So my total in savings was $30 for the Target table and $80 for the delivery refund. And it took more time to write this post than it did to save the $110!
Where have you saved money just by requesting a discount?