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Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities - Assistive Technology Blog
In this guide, let’s look at ways those with disabilities can stretch their dollars. The purpose here is not to portray anyone as “less than” or “needing special help.” For us, the bottom line is “If you can save money, why not do it?” We just want to make sure you know about the options. There’s one thing we know for sure: people like Jon Morrow, Joni Eareckson Tada, Stephen Hawking , and so many others, prove that a disability doesn’t mean “incapable.” Not by a long shot. Discounts, Services, and Special Offers Available to People with Disabilities Here’s a two-word tip that can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars every year: Always ask. Businesses typically instruct their employees to refrain from suggesting discounts. That’s not because they don’t want you to save money. It’s because they don’t want to risk offending someone Many customers would be glad if a clerk pointed out a senior discount, or “15% off for women on Tuesday” special, but some shoppers would get angry at the suggestion. That’s why store workers seldom say anything. In most cases, you need to know in advance about available specials, or you need to ASK. Asking, by [...]