How to negotiate your bills to save 30 percent or more

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- How many times have you suspected that you're getting overcharged, but not quite sure how to get a better deal?

One local company can help cut your monthly bills by 30 percent or more!

"It's just amazing the amount of money you can save," said Kathryn Mumaw.

Like most people, Mumaw writes checks at the beginning of the month for all of her bills, oftentimes never looking to see if the charges are accurate.

"I think in this day and age we all are so busy and just don't take the time to figure out what's the best deal," Mumaw admitted.

Two years ago, she enlisted the help of Texas-owned Bill Cutterz. In a matter of minutes, they were able to save her $1,300 a year on her cable and energy bills.

"I was really surprised. That's a lot of money in my opinion!" Mumaw said.

To see if Bill Cutterz can save you any money, just upload your bills on their website. The company accepts all bills except student loans and credit cards. Then, you'll have a brief consultation with an expert. Once you give permission to the companies, Bill Cutterz will take over and negotiate on your behalf.

"Our expertise lies in the fact that we know all the promotions, campaigns and discounts with all service providers at any given point in time," said Bill Cutterz founder Barry Gross.

As far as your personal information, the company says it has "better than most bank level security" and does not share, rent, or sell your personal information.

Gross says if they can get you a deal, you will pay the company half of your savings, either upfront or a monthly fee. If they are not able to save you any money, you don't owe anything.

"This is a win win win - win for customer, we make a few dollars, and the service provider is happy because they are able to maintain you as a customer," Gross said.

Over charges can come in many different forms, but Gross says there is opportunity with nearly every bill to get some savings.

If you want to try your hand at cutting your costs, Bill Cutterz has these tips:

1. Call first thing in the morning because you will receive more specialized attention
2. Don't get angry! If you are not having any luck, politely hang up and call back later.
3. Ask for upcoming promotions. Be grateful for what they give you, but do not be afraid to ask for more.
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