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

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

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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Banned

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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