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If you’re here, it’s likely, you may be looking for a way to save on your bills. You may be living paycheck to paycheck and are just simply trying to break the cycle. You could be comfortable financially, but simply want to save more for legacy building or added financial confidence. Whatever the case, you think a third party negotiator could help you save money on bills, and guess what….I have good news! I think they can too! Let me show you how…
I told you in my post on my January Goals that I’ve been planning to make more money, save more money, cut expenses, develop as a businesswoman, mom, and wife. I was much more specific in my post, but that’s the overview. To read the specifics, you can check them out here.
As I’ve been on my pursuit to fulfill my goals, I came across a post on Pinterest about Saving Thousands of Dollars on normal bills. Similar to you reading this post or hearing this information for the first time, my eyes were bulging. It’s real. You can save lots of money monthly on your bills by having a third party negotiator take the hassle of negotiating the bills from you, and the only catch is you split the savings with them for a term.
If you’re like me, you work hard for your money, coming up with ideas of how to stretch it, and strategizing to make the most of this finite resource. You have intentions of where you would like your money to go, and if you can squeeze some savings from something you would already pay for, you would be overjoyed. I mean, we just got past the holiday season, and how many gifts could you buy with an extra $100-200? How many extra dollars can you add to pay down debt or to put aside for retirement or kids college over the years IF you could save on normal bills?
When I read the post, it was talking about a service called Billcutterz. They are a thrid party advocate, similar to hiring an attorney, accountant, or other. They take the work of calling, waiting on hold, and dealing with the hassle of negotiating your bills down for savings. When they save you money, you split the savings with Billcutterz for 12 months (if your contract is that long). So, if they save you $20, you pay $10 to Billcutterz and $10 to your pocket. They also keep reminders of when you special offers end, so they can call and renegotiate deals for you–causing you to maintain your savings. They negotiate prices down on services like:
I scoured the internet for more third party reviews on Billcutterz and I saw great feedback at all of these places:
- This guy didn’t save anything because he didn’t want to extend his Comcast bill but someone he knew saved $2000/year!
- This guy saved $10/month on Comcast and $15.month on AT&T
- Andy Prescott saved $168/year on his cable bundle
I decided, if the process is easy to cut my bills, I’ll give it a try! I’ve done a lot to save on my utilities, and I would love to save more!
Currently, my electric bill is something around $50/month for my family of 4 because we have solar energy. However, even on the months where we produce 100% of our electricity, our electric bill is still around $30/month because of other fees. My water bill is usually around $50.00/month. My internet bill is usually around $50/month, and I pay $200.00/month on mortgage fees (not counting interest). 20% of my monthly mortgage payment is fees!
I thought, let me get Billcutterz to cut these things. When they negotiate something recurring with more than 12 months of payments, they say, you keep the remainder of the savings. It’s a win-win, right? Besides, even if they save me one hundred dollars per year, my time taking pictures and sending them would have paid for itself. Or so I thought…
When I signed up with Billcutterz, they asked for basic information, then they asked that I upload or email the bills for them to negotiate. After sending them my water bill, my electricity bill, my mortgage, and my internet bill, they sent me this message:
Thank you so much for your interest in saving money with BillCutterz. I am your personal Savings Expert, Nelda. I will negotiate your Spectrum bill as soon as possible, and let you know how it goes.
After some research, I have found that the utilities (your electric) in your area are regulated, which means we are unable to negotiate them for you. We do not negotiate mortgages.
As a reminder, if we don’t save you money, there is no charge to you. When we save you money, we split the savings with you 50/50. We split the savings with you for the first 12 months. This means you get 50% of the savings, and we get 50% of the savings. So if we save you $20 per month for 12 months, you get $10 and we get $10 each month. If we save you money for longer than one year, we only split the savings with you for the first 12 months and everything else is all yours.
We appreciate your business. If you have any questions, I’m happy to help.
Maybe I am super frugal, but I thought the fact they couldn’t save me money on my utilities or my mortgage was a bummer. Regardless, even if they’re able to save me risk-free money on my cable bill, it’s still worth it. Besides, I never like sitting on the phone with Spectrum and although it’s disappointing to dislike customer service at a company bad enough to pay a third party to avoid dealing with them, the internet monopoly in my area makes Spectrum my most budget friendly option so far.
Even though it didn’t work out for me to save RIGHT now, I still highly recommend the service. I mean, how can you beat that? Someone else will call and deal with the headache of negotiating your bills down for you, and all you have to pay is 50% of your savings? What?!!! I think you should at least give Billcutterz a try at your earliest convenience!
Now, it’s your turn…
What are your thoughts? Have you used a third party to negotiate your bills before? Have you had a longer term experience than I have? I am thinking about keeping this in my rolodex of ongoing services. It saves me some hassle and gives more jobs. What are your thoughts?
Have you used a better internet alternative than Spectrum or AT&T?