How haggling is saving me hundreds of dollars a year

first_img 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Haggling for a better price can be intimidating. You don’t want to look like a cheapskate or feel rejected when a salesperson says no to your request for a deal. Perhaps that’s why less than half of shoppers surveyed by Consumer Reports said they tried to negotiate a lower price on everyday goods and services. But those who do try to haggle are typically rewarded; the survey also found that 89 percent of shoppers who negotiated did save money at least once.I don’t need survey statistics, though, to tell me that haggling pays off because it’s a technique I use to save more than $1,000 a year.Yes, it can feel awkward asking for a lower price. But, it feels great to get a deal. So if you tend to shy away from haggling, here’s what I’ve learned about how to do it successfully.I Save More Than $100 a Year by Asking for DiscountsIf the prospect of haggling intimidates you, you can still score discounts without negotiating back and forth. Simply ask merchants or service providers whether they have any coupons, special deals or ways to save. I’ve done this when booking hotel rooms and activities for family vacations, when shopping at retail stores and even when dining at restaurants. continue reading »last_img read more

Alex Iwobi’s Everton team-mates are laughing at him for his heading since Arsenal switch

first_imgIwobi scored against Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup in August (Picture: Getty Images)However, despite the giggles from his fellow Toffees, Iwobi says he is settling in really well at Goodison Park amid a good start to the season that has seen them lose just one of their first five matches.‘I have been welcomed really warmly and I want to help my team with goals and assists whenever I can,’ continued the former Arsenal man.‘I am enjoying myself and hopefully I will make more memories here.‘Our start has been okay and we will try to take that on after the international break. But there is always room for improvement.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEverton are back in Premier League action on Sunday 15 September away at Bournemouth as they look to continue the form that saw them beat Wolves last time out.MORE: Cesc Fabregas reveals why he rejected Real Madrid transfer to stay at ArsenalMORE: Liverpool scouting Villarreal star, and former Arsenal target, Samuel Chukwueze Alex Iwobi already has two Everton goals to his name (Picture: Getty Images)Alex Iwobi has made an impressive start to his career at Everton, but his new team-mates have still found a reason to laugh at him on the training field.The Nigeria international arrived from Arsenal on 8 August for an initial fee of £28m and already has two goals in three games for the Toffees, netting against Lincoln in the Carabao Cup and against Wolves in the Premier League.The 23-year-old’s two goals for his new club have both come with his head, having scored just one in the air over his entire career before moving to Mersyside.Despite his new found skill with his head, Iwobi has revealed that he is getting stick for his technique in training.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I don’t know what’s been happening, they [Everton teammates] laugh at me when I try to head the ball in training,’ Iwobi told the official Everton website.‘But the practice has been paying off. I was just trying keep it on target [against Wolves]. I didn’t know I could jump that high.’ Advertisement Alex Iwobi’s Everton team-mates are laughing at him for his heading since Arsenal switch Metro Sport ReporterThursday 5 Sep 2019 2:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShares Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Over 50 horses entered as Trophy Stall donates trophies for outstanding performers

first_imgMORE than 50 horses are expected to take the track today when the Rising Sun Turf Club, in collaboration with Banks DIH Limited and Trophy Stall, stages its grand one-day horse race meet at the Rising Sun Turf Club Arima Park, West Coast Berbice.Six races are carded for the day with close to $3M in cash, trophies and other prizes up for grabs.The feature event is for horses classified G and Lower over 1400m for a winning take of $400 000 with stakes and trophy donated by Banks DIH Limited.A ding-dong battle is expected with Settling Star, Santa Cruz Lady, Valentina, Goodwill Boy, Chamelie and Precise Moment looking to attain the top prize.Among those entered to compete in the 1400m event for H3 maiden horses and those that did not race for over a year for the $300 000 winning take are Sweet Return, Not This Time, Miss Olympic, Catch A Glimpse and Touch Down.Bank Note, Simba, She is a Man Eater, Perfect Dream, Catholic Boy, Perfect Drift, Sunday Silence, Up Top Boss, Perfect Storm and Perfect Pleasure will all be looking for a perfect day in the event for three-year-olds Open Guyana-bred animals .The top prize is $300 000 and trophy for the Over-1100m.The K and Lower event will see animals race over 1100m for a winner’s take of $200 000 and trophy. Cherish Me, Irish Boy, First Prince, Prince D and Game Over are among those set to compete.The L and Lower Open animals will be galloping for a bounty of $150 000 and trophy over a distance of 1100m. Looking to cross the line first are Fresh Prince, Secret Escape, Fresh Dancer, Prince D and Irish Boy.The L Class maiden race has the likes of The Republican, Osana, Song Bird, Dan Star, Escape, Princess Selene, City Of Lights, Maximum Cash, Rhiman Star and Joyful Love competing over 1100m for the winning prize of $125 000 and trophy.Sponsors are Banks DIH Limited, Colin Elcock Delmur Trading, Trophy Stall, Romell Jagroop, Jumbo Jet and Shariff Racing Stables among others.Outstanding jockey, stable and trainer will all be presented with accolades, compliments of Ramesh Sunich of the Trophy Stall.Contact and queries can be made with Fazal Habibulla on telephone 657-7010. Race time is 13:00hrs.last_img read more