OK so I tried to get the deal from Eddie Bauer: 25% off and free shipping if you use your card. And I had just remembered that I even had a card, so why not. Worth one more check or a few payment clicks for those kinds of savings, right? But then the website didn’t like my card. And neither did the nice lady on the phone. I asked for the 25% with my own card. She said no but she could still give me the free shipping with another card. OK, whatever.
THEN she changed her mind and said what the heck and gave me the free shipping AND the 25% off!
The year is not over, but “ask” is definitely a trend that will be showing up in the summary! Sometimes it’s little stuff, sometimes big, but there is world of difference between asking and not, I have learned.