So on the heels of my post yesterday about newspapers, tonight I received a call from our old newspaper company asking why we cancelled our subscription. I explained about the deal I got from the new newspaper and how I had contacted the old one to see if they could do a similar deal but they said they could not.
The lady then says, "well we have the same deal - $50 for the year." So I explained that the best deal they told me was $120, so I had instead gotten 4 subscriptions to the other paper.
I guess I should have known better. I have found with most services that if you cancel and then wait, they usually call you back with a better offer. In this case I had already pre-paid for the new newspaper for the year so I'm not switching back. But I would have been happy to stay if they had matched the deal either time I inquired about it.
One day I'll write about the smoking hot deal I got with XM/Sirius!