By Stephen Johnson For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 02:06 BST, 21 October 2019 | Updated: 02:16 BST, 21 October 2019
A busy mum has revealed how she saved $3,749 on her bills in one afternoon simply by picking up the telephone.
Leanne Blank, who works as an information technology consultant, was so annoyed at being ripped off despite being a loyal customer.
The woman from Sydney's inner-west, who lives with her 20-year-old son, decided to shop around for better deals.
During a 'quiet afternoon' she spent two hours dialling rival car and private health insurers, along with other phone and gas providers after being unhappy with how much she was being charged.
Ms Blank was able to slash her bills by either switching provider or negotiating a better deal with her existing one.
A mother who runs her own business has revealed how she saved $3,749 on her bills in one afternoon simply by picking up the telephone. Leanne Blank, a busy information technology consultant, was so annoyed at being ripped off despite being a loyal customer
PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE: $610
HOME AND CONTENTS INSURANCE: $1,595
CAR INSURANCE: $778
MOBILE PHONES (2): $333
GAS AND ELECTRICITY: $433
In one afternoon she saved $3,749 on all her annual bills, including $610 a year on private health insurance, $1,595 on home and contents insurance, $778 on car insurance and $333 on two mobile phones.
'Don't give up - its a competitive market and you just need to ask for a better deal,' she told Daily Mail Australia.
'It was a quiet