Always query your AA breakdown renewal (and don't forget Quidco up to £50 cashback)
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Always query your AA breakdown renewal (and don't forget Quidco up to £50 cashback)

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Found 18th Feb 2011
I'm sure most of you do query your aa breakdown renewal, but thought I'd post for those who don't. Query it and you could save at much as £66+.

We recently got a quote from AA and managed to get it reduced by £66 + free 2175 nectar points (value about £10)
Our cover was for two people in any vehicles driver/passenger and includes: -
Roadside Assist
Help in Accident
At home
National Recovery

Simply put: I rang the AA and told them I could get cheaper cover via the internet and a cashback, didn't even need to mention name. In about 5 mins I was put to retentions dept and stuck to my guns and eventually Retentions confirmed they'd reduce my renewal.

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always worked for me over last 5 years , just like renewing your insurance say you want to leave and as if by magic they can slash the cost

Always query every single renewal.

Original Poster

I keep doing! this was trying to post it in Misc/feedback and got it here. MODS please feel free to move to misc/feedback if you see fit. Thanks.

Quidco are doing upto £50 cashback. I know some haven't had it honoured, but I didn't even need to mention or use them. Without quidco our online quote (£129) was still lower than the renewal.

We got ours down from £151 to £85 (plus 2000 nectar points). Green flag came up with £135, due to age of cars and two drivers and quidco only doing small cash back.

The first AA person I spoke to said they're in middle of renewing their system and I'd inadvertently been charged for Home start (even though it was listed as Complimentary because I was a loyal customer). From £151 it droped to £105. So I asked if I would have been refunded their over priced error, they didn't comment and put me through to retentions. Told retentions I could get it as low as £79 and I eventually agreed £85 + 2000 nectar. At least by renewing over phone I don't have to worry about quidco paying up (after 3 months), I'm sure I could have pushed a bit lower, but was happy for final result.



I usually just swap between AA and RAC, loyalty gets you nothing but quidco/tcb does
Edited by: "flyingteddy" 18th Feb 2011

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flyingteddy

I usually just swap between AA and RAC, loyalty gets you nothing but … I usually just swap between AA and RAC, loyalty gets you nothing but quidco/tcp does


We tend to find RAC and Green flag more expensive but manage to get good cashback offers from quidco/topcash to use as bargaining tool with AA.

flyingteddy

I usually just swap between AA and RAC, loyalty gets you nothing but … I usually just swap between AA and RAC, loyalty gets you nothing but quidco/tcp does



+1

Dont forget to ask for your 2000 Nectar Points aswell

i swap between rac and aa - as does my dad and brother. using quidco too - never had to use them mind!

Do homework first, starting point:
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/insurance/roadside-recovery

Some manufacturer deals to be had too, eg Mitsubishi - year cover costs £18 if you are having main dealer servicing, even when out of warranty.

I got my renewal through last week and they wanted £66 when I only paid about £30 last year. Called up and said that's too much, I could get a new policy for £28 and get £21 via quidco. They said they weren't interested and the renewal cost was the cost.

I said fine in that case let the policy expire when the date comes up I'll go get a new one for £7 for the year. That's what I've done, policy starts on 23rd for £28 and quidco is tracking at £21 = £7 for the next year :-)

I always cancel my AA and take out a new policy via quidco - much cheaper even with the retention "discounts".

flyingteddy

I usually just swap between AA and RAC, loyalty gets you nothing but … I usually just swap between AA and RAC, loyalty gets you nothing but quidco/tcb does



Exactly what we do

I have always had excellent service from the RAC, so every year I cancel the policy, then take out a new one through Quidco. This year's one only cost £33 in the end.

Service your car at a Ford dealer at the moment (basic service £99 at Ford Rapid Fit) and you get 12 months free Europe wide basic roadside cover thrown in. Just did it. May suit some others too. Cars up to 9 years old.

teerex

I always cancel my AA and take out a new policy via quidco - much cheaper … I always cancel my AA and take out a new policy via quidco - much cheaper even with the retention "discounts".



Didn't think you could get Quidco with the AA unless you were a new customer. i.e. Not a customer within the past 6 months

all we do is 1 year put it in my name, next year in wifes name Quidco paid up every year :-)

jonnye

all we do is 1 year put it in my name, next year in wifes name Quidco … all we do is 1 year put it in my name, next year in wifes name Quidco paid up every year :-)



Ah I see
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