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Travel Insurance & florida tips

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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
Im going to Florida for 2 1/2 weeks and was wondering where the best place to get travel insurance would be?

Any other tips or things i should know about going to forida?
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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#1
I found [url]www.insureandgo.com[/url] quite cheap .. i had the annual insurance with them last year which was approx £70/yr for 2 of us ... now expired though ... Havent checked any lately ... may have changed so cant guarantee .... Dont forget the quidco
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Who do you bank with? Many of them offer upgrade packages that include insurance. You can upgrade and then downgrade again anytime you want. e.g. Barclays first additions a/c costs £14.50 a month and gives travel insurance, full RAC cover and much more. We use it on a joint a/c btw, so both of us are covered on all of our travels as are family members travelling with us. A good deal if you are a driver and frequent traveller.
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Liddle ol' me
Who do you bank with? Many of them offer upgrade packages that include insurance. You can upgrade and then downgrade again anytime you want. e.g. Barclays first additions a/c costs £14.50 a month and gives travel insurance, full RAC cover and much more. We use it on a joint a/c btw, so both of us are covered on all of our travels as are family members travelling with us. A good deal if you are a driver and frequent traveller.


Completely agree with you on this .... i signed up on this start of the year ....
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thanks for that link, need to sort insurance out for hol in june
Cheers
#6
I use insureandgo but beware they won't cover your mobile phone.

I've just come back from Florida, here are some tips.

If you are a Costco member in the UK then take your card, Costco USA sell pre paid cards that you top up with cash and then you can use that card at their fuel pumps that are a fair bit cheaper than anywhere else. Also food is a decent price in costco.

Visit wallmart, if you have kids pick up 2 'boost' mobile phones for £10 each, they come with credit and you can use them as a walkie talkie. Sounds weird but basically for a $1 a day charge you can talk to as many of these phones as you have the phone number, in any part of the USA just like you are using a walkie talkie. Why did I mentioned the kids? Well near the exit of most wallmarts you'll find an automated engraving machine. For £3 get your kids dog tags with the phone numbers of your new mobile phones. If they get lost they simply walk up to an official looking person (theme park staff, security or police etc) and show them the dog tag. You'll have little Jimmy back in minutes, unless you're missing little Tommy.

or just splash out the cash and buy little Jimmy his own phone.

Get to the parks early and purchase prefered parking, it saves you time when you get there and it saves you time when you exit. It costs a few quid more. Also consider VIP passes, I got one and walked on to most rides in both Universal parks as many times as I wanted all day. On busy rides, like the hulk, an 80 minute queue for the plebs was 8 minutes for us.

Buy a cooler, one of those polystyrene boxes things (in wallmart) for under £5 and put a load of drinks and ice in it. Leave it in your car while you are in the parks and on the trip home you'll all enjoy cold drinks as those boxes really work well. Works well for Coco beach, which is worth a visit. Try the prom/boardwalk for a frosty beer if you're not driving.
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Great tips Thanks
#8
For the last 5 years I taken annual world wide insurance with Direct travel
http://www.direct-travel.co.uk/ ... they seem quite good and allow each insured prson to travel independantly... even children which many policies don't.
Very reasonable prices and give more than enough cover for the USA.
Worth a look .

Quidco offer 11.5% back as well
#9
thanks to all will look into that this week

thanks for all those tips davelfc. Could you tell me more about the vip passes like where to get them from? I have bought 14day unlimited passes for both universal (florida pass) and disney so can i upgrade these or something

also we dont have a car (both of us are under 25) it was too expensive due to age, so how easy is it to get the bus?
#10
check out this website mate

[url]www.thedibb.co.uk[/url]

its run by people who go there on their hols all the time!!!
loads of great tips and advice :)
#11
get a nationwide credit card (free) it offers 0 % commission on all purhchases and charges you the rate of the exchange on your purchase day NOT on the bill date of your credit card bill. Many charge a fixed amount and do a very poor exchange rate

Saved me £££

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