There are many ways to save money, people have begun to shop online, but sometimes you can save money by calling the company. You can save time and patience by asking for a stateside operator with most companies so you can understand what they are telling you.
Shopping online is undoubtedly convenient, but there are times when picking up the phone can save you some cash or, at the very least, score you a nice upgrade.
"Having that human element really helps," says Laura Oliver, a deal expert who runs AFrugalChick.com and who has scored plenty of deals just by making a phone call. "If you call and it's not working, hang up and call right back," she advises. "The phone lines are on a queue. You've got 15 to 20 other people you can try."