Through our partnership with Billshark, NerdWallet members have the opportunity to get lower rates on certain types of bills. Our goal is to help our members pay less towards their regular bills each month so that they can put more of their income towards achieving their financial goals.
Billshark’s company mission is to save consumers money on their monthly bills by negotiating lower service rates on behalf of their customers. NerdWallet has partnered with Billshark to bring this service to our members. Billshark can negotiate the following types of bills:
- Cable TV
- Wireless phone
- Satellite TV
- Internet access
- Satellite radio
- Home security
Billshark’s normal fee for this service is 40% of the savings they’re able to negotiate for you over two years of service. If Billshark is unable to negotiate a lower rate on your bill, there is no fee.
You can learn more about Billshark here.
Billshark + NerdWallet
NerdWallet members who sign up for Billshark’s service using their NerdWallet accounts get a special rate on the bill negotiation: 35% of the savings Billshark is able to negotiate over a year of service (note: the amount you’re saving on your bill may be higher in the first year than in the second year).
For example: If you sign up for Billshark using your NerdWallet account and submit your cable TV bill for negotiation and Billshark is able to negotiate a savings of $100 over the course of a year, you’ll pay them a fee of $35.
How do I submit a bill for negotiation using my NerdWallet account?
You can submit a bill for negotiation using your NerdWallet account by following these steps:
- Log into your NerdWallet account here. (When you log in, you’ll automatically land on your account homepage. If you navigate elsewhere in your account before submitting your bill for negotiation, be sure to click Home on from the lefthand dropdown menu before following the next steps.)
- Scroll through your information feed until you find the card with this message: “Cut your bills down to size. NerdWallet members save an average of $50/month.”
- Click Let’s do it.
- Enter your bill provider and your current bill amount.
You’ll then be taken through a few more steps, where you’ll agree to Billshark’s fees, enter a little more information about yourself and your bill, and then formally submit your goal for negotiation.
You should also know:
- Currently, NerdWallet members are only able to submit one bill for negotiation through Billshark at the special NerdWallet rate. If you’d like to negotiate another bill, you can do so through Billshark directly, but you will pay their regular rate for the service.