Good morning everyone, happy Friday and happy Memorial Day Weekend! Earlier this week, I wrote Get $25 Utility Bill Credit from Arcadia + Earn 5% Cash Back with US Bank Cash Plus. In that post, I mentioned that I Use Trim to Save Money on Cable / TV / Internet / Phone Utility Bills. Trim must have been reading that post because the very next day, Trim saved me another $57 on my Comcast Xfinity cable bill. As a reminder, Trim will reach out to your utility company (cable, TV, internet, and phone) on your behalf and negotiate a lower monthly cost or get you a 1 time courtesy credit. In exchange for negotiating a lower rate, Trim takes a cut of the savings. I received the following email from Comcast Xfinity regarding a credit to my bill. Laura and I did not contact Comcast recently regarding our bill, so I knew Trim had worked their magic once again.
The next day, I received the email from Trim with details of the negotiation. Trim was able to get me a 1 time courtesy credit of $57.08 with the description of “Outage Refunds.” Laura and I have been living and working at home for the last ~3 months and I haven’t noticed any outages from Comcast Xfinity, but I will gladly take the $57.08 courtesy credit. Whenever Trim is successful in their negotiations, they take a 33% cut of the savings, so $57.08 x 33% = $18.84, which will get billed to my credit card.
When I log into my Trim account, I can see that Trim has saved me $167.08 since I first started using the service in October 2018. The dates and amounts differ over the years, so there is no rhyme or reason when Trim will be able to save you money. Here is a timeline of the savings:
If you are concerned about Trim messing up your super awesome grandfathered plan or accepting a new contract on your behalf, you can adjust the negotiating settings by turning those options off. The $167.08 I have saved has always been due to selecting the 2 bottom options.
If you have any questions about Trim, please leave a comment below. Have a great weekend everyone!