His emails have saved me hundreds!

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So I thought I really hve to post to say that signing up to these emails has been so beneficial! From the top of my head here's a few things I've followed through on:

Got the Halifax clarity card so I could use it abroad without any additional charges - I now keep it open and use it for online purchases for protection and to keep it active to help my credit score.

I called sky - this was a big one! I now have a schedule of when I need to call them to negotiate when my discounts run out but I was paying around £90 and its down to £50 with discounts on movies as well as cutting paying for things I didn't even know we were paying for like kids tv!

I also negotiated when we had broadband issues and pointed out that new customers get fibre for £10 so we got the same price for the full term instead of £20 with a free hub and free activation which was supposed to be around £60.

I shopped around for our gas and electric and after researching went with first direct who I really like and have a great app to submit readings with. Not sure how much this saved but they were second to best in comparison sites and I had heard of them so I went with that.

I have just got in touch with the council about my tax band as its a lot higher than my previous property but on the same band B.

I have applied to go to water meter as there is 2 of us in a 4 bed house and we could be saving around £500 on our water bills.

This weekend I'm going to get a Santander account after seeing that it could benefit me with my savings etc from the to show the other week.

I saved up and bought my phone outright and got a £16 per month phone contract.

As additional points I quit the gym and signed myself up for a 5k and got a copy of Insanty and I had never been so for in my life for free!! (This was before Xmas mind!)

I also took £100 that I had saved across of of these and put it in my pension as well as bumping my savings up £25 to £75.

I have never felt so financially on the ball and it's all thanks to these emails making me question what I'm paying for as well as Ramit Sethis I can make you rich book which I listened to as my free book on audible and then cancelled the account.

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  • Smodlet
    Smodlet Posts: 6,976 Forumite
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    I, too, would like to thank (imho) St. Martin of MSE (no offence to any religion intended) and his team for teaching me I do have some control over what I am charged for certain things, especially gas, electricity and insurance. I now "ride" energy tariffs, do comparisons at least once a week and watch my online account with npower like a hawk. I never just pay the renewal premium, always do comparisons via MSE and have a price for my current supplier to beat before I call them. Just yesterday managed to get £16 knocked off RAC policy just by doing exactly as advised on here - take five minutes and use a bit of charm.

    Thanks, Mr. Lewis and all your wonderful team. You probably deserve a knighthood.:T
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