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Personal finance expert Lucy Tobin knows how to make your money last longer with minimal effort. Follow her tips... When eating out... ‘If there’s a pricey restaurant you’re particularly keen on visiting, it’s worth attempting some last-minute, light bartering. On quiet midweek evenings, for example, especially if the weather’s rubbish, it’s worth phoning to see if the manager will allow you to order off a lunchtime deal for dinner.’ When travelling… ‘Upgrades aren’t easy: a cheeky grin, smart suit and some light flirtation with the check-in lady is no longer enough. In fact, it’s quite likely to get you seated next to the loo instead. Instead try: Turning up early and asking politely. No luck? Ask again at the gate. The airline won’t know exactly what availability it has until everyone has checked in, so ask (politely) if there’s any chance of an upgrade here as well. Do dress up. It’s not going to help as much as it once did, but I can pretty much guarantee you won’t be upgraded in a Juicy tracksuit, a tank top and Ugg boots. And finally, follow your favourite airlines on social media. You’ll be the first to hear about great offers. And look out for sales on business-class flights, when they can be the same price as economy.’
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