Discounts you can get if you've got the balls

good guy discount

You ever heard of a "good guy discount"? Not many people have, but you can get some fairly decent discounts if you only have the balls (or raw nerve, if you prefer) to ask for them.

A good guy discount is simple. You go into a store, any store, and as you pay say "hey, could I get a good guy discount?". When the cashier asks what a "good guy discount is" you just reply "I'm a good guy, you're a good guy. Can I get a good guy discount?"

It's not a secret code or even a real discount, but you can use it to get money off your purchase around 30% of the time according to NPR, who sent a journalist to test the "good guy" method. There are a lot of places you can get a discount if you just ask for it.

Haggling in big stores

According to research conducted in 2013 you can haggle in a lot of stores you wouldn't think it was possible to haggle in.

The top ten easiest big chain stores to haggle in are below. The percentage indicates how often shoppers successfully managed to negotiate a discount. From the research it seems shockingly easy to haggle, even within supermarkets.

  1. Homebase- 73%6
  2. Currys/PC World- 71%7
  3. B&Q- 70%8
  4. Debenhams- 54%
  5. John Lewis- 61%
  6. Wickes- 61%
  7. TK Maxx- 60%
  8. Tesco- 57%
  9. Sainsbury's- 52%
  10. Asda- 51%

So try it, it's clearly worth a go. And let us know in the comments below how you got on.

If you've got the nerve to try this, you might want to try our tips on how to blag a free flight upgrade...