Green Flag Recovery Plus from £60 with £50 Quidco - The TOP policy from just £10 after Quidco!
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Green Flag Recovery Plus from £60 with £50 Quidco - The TOP policy from just £10 after Quidco!

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Found 19th Sep 2012
I was perusing the various breakdown services offers and obviously checking price after Quidco. All 3 main providers have significant cashback.

The cheapest bare-bones (Roadside) is AA @ £9, RAC @ £10 and Green Flag @ £15 (all after Quidco). To be fair, most need more than this and at a minimum add Homestart (many breakdowns are when the car wont start on the drive!).

Adding this starts to bulk the cost up rapidly. I then spotted Green Flag had their top package "Recovery Plus" from £60 with £50 Quidco! In the first instance, AA is £130 for this and RAC £131! So, Green Flag irrespective of Quidco is less than half price anyway.

The top package for all three providers includes four elements;
- Roadside
- At Home
- National Recovery (Tow you anywhere in the UK)
- Onward Travel (incl. hire care, hotel, or alternative transport costs)

After Quidco, the full (non-Europe) packages compare as follows:
- AA: ........................£80 [£130-£50]
- RAC:.......................£76 [£131-£55]
- Green Flag: .............£10+ [£60-£50]; I believe it can vary based on vehicle and postcode

I paid £65 (I have a 3.0 X5 and noticed postcode makes a difference), so YMMV.
Which means I got the top package for £15!! No brainer.

Superb value in my opinion. Yes, Quidco could take a few months, but that is the same for all providers (I have tried all 3 in the past).

Hope this helps some - Top of the range breakdown cover from £10 - which is the cost of the very cheapest most basic service from the others after Quidco!

Edit: Some with newer vehicles (<4 years old) are getting quotes < £60! So, the total cost after Quidco is in single figures (< £10)!

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Thanks very much - i have been considering taking out something like this and you saved me the effort. have some heat and a virtual beer on me!
Edited by: "simba2585" 19th Sep 2012

Banned

I've been with Green Flag for years. They have saved me so much money that next year I will be able to buy a car

Did you steal your current one?

Don't expect your Quidco in a hurry, I'm still waiting from April for mine..

Did mine last weekend came out at £78 for the top package (not european) £50 quidco is tracking so hopefully £28 for a year.

I would recommend adding Autonational Rescue - 17.67% cashback with basic cover starting from £30 and also an extra 3 months free.

For £66, you can get all Total SuperService with everything included.

Just done quotes for me and the wife, my cover came out at £59.85 and the wifes at £69.96.

iT IS ONLY ON THE TOP PACKAGE, MINE JUST QUOTED AT £90

Sorry about the caps.. x

Just taken a look at this and it looks like it doesn't work out too bad a deal for me - 4 year old car doing less than 5000 miles per year. This was £76 per year for me (full payment, £83 with installments). I get the feeling this will fly up if you have an older car and do more mileage though.

Green Flags seems to be down for me

Original Poster

My car is 7 years old. 3.0 X5, 15,000 miles/yr. So thats quite an old car with around average mileage.
As said, this in total came out @ £65, which is just £5 more than the £60 base price. Less Quidco and all in for £15!

I did notice changing postcode added £5!

£15 for me to be able to call them from anywhere in the country and get a tow for the family to anywhere in the UK. Plus, the use of a hire car or hotel accommodation. Excellent peace of mind.

Amazing, thanks OP - my included cover from purchasing my car ran out few weeks ago, ran the quote and 57.84 for the year so 7.84 for peace of mind! heat, thanks again

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That's right DrJayDee86. I tested it with a 2009 Focus (3 year old car) - came out @ £54 - thus a grand total of £4 for 12 months of incredible cover! So, I thought it started @ £60, but for newer cars it's actually lower!
Edited by: "Brewer" 19th Sep 2012

Are they likely to pay quidco out to a returning customer? (With Green Flag, not sure when it runs out)

My 16 year old Corsa would cost £130-odd before the Quidco £50 comes off so not a good deal for me personally but voted hot as a great deal for some.

Why would you need the 'home start' option? You could, for example, if you wanted to, put a friend or relatives address as your address. That would mean, if you broke down at home, you wouldn't be at home, so that would be fine.

EDIT - btw...£130 for me, so this is not for me...
Edited by: "Ninty" 19th Sep 2012

Cheers.

Great deal

Thanks for the great find... Saved me hours of googling and some serious maths...

Ninty

Why would you need the 'home start' option? You could, for example, if … Why would you need the 'home start' option? You could, for example, if you wanted to, put a friend or relatives address as your address. That would mean, if you broke down at home, you wouldn't be at home, so that would be fine. EDIT - btw...£130 for me, so this is not for me...



Why? Well, perhaps because its fraud? Do you vote down copies of Windows because its cheaper to steal it?

£69 for top cover on a 4 year old Punto. Bargain seeing as its a fiat

An amazing offer, thank you & heat from me

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Ninty

Why would you need the 'home start' option? You could, for example, if … Why would you need the 'home start' option? You could, for example, if you wanted to, put a friend or relatives address as your address. That would mean, if you broke down at home, you wouldn't be at home, so that would be fine. EDIT - btw...£130 for me, so this is not for me...


I believe they can check registered keeper with the DVLA - remember this is vehicle cover not personal, so I guess where the vehicle is registered is considered your home. But I did once push my car the required 1/4 mile or so down the road which qualifies as away from home!
Edited by: "Brewer" 19th Sep 2012

Original Poster

GlennTheBaker

My 16 year old Corsa would cost £130-odd before the Quidco £50 comes off s … My 16 year old Corsa would cost £130-odd before the Quidco £50 comes off so not a good deal for me personally but voted hot as a great deal for some.


That's a fair point. Once the car is > 10 years old, all providers shoot up the cost. You are then likely better off with Personal (rather than vehicle) cover.

Original Poster

Ninty

EDIT - btw...£130 for me, so this is not for me...



Agreed. I am guessing your car is > 10 years old? All providers shoot up the cost once the car hits 10+ years. Its a bu##er I know. You are likely better off going for personal (rather than vehicle) cover in that case.

damn it..just bought green flag policy last week for £56 but only £25 quidco

I recently took out a fully comprehensive policy with AutAid. Recommended by Martin Lewis site as the best buy. £38 per annum. It covers you and spouse fully comprehensively driving any car regardless of its age. moneysavingexpert.com/ins…ery

I think the green flag deal is good but you can never 100% rely on cashback.

I did mine yesterday - 7yr old Ford Focus doing less than 5000 miles = £78.

I was happy with it costing £28 after cashback, but now gutted to see other people are getting cheaper quotes. Hey ho, it's cheaper than changing my car or postcode.

EDIT - mine has tracked okay. You have 14 days to cancel, so if cashback hadn't tracked, I was going to cancel the policy.
Edited by: "magpieno1" 19th Sep 2012

Thermal Rider

I recently took out a fully comprehensive policy with Autoaid. … I recently took out a fully comprehensive policy with Autoaid. Recommended by Martin Lewis site as the best buy. £38 per annum. It covers you and spouse fully comprehensively driving any car regardless of its age. http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/insurance/roadside-recoveryI think the green flag deal is good but you can never 100% rely on cashback.


Not completely comparable as the AutoAid scheme is pay&claim, rather than Green Flag's free at point of service, but still a good deal.
I have an AutoAid policy and have used the service with no issues and no dramas.
Edited by: "Flipd" 19th Sep 2012

Original Poster

Thermal Rider

I recently took out a fully comprehensive policy with Autoaid. … I recently took out a fully comprehensive policy with Autoaid. Recommended by Martin Lewis site as the best buy. £38 per annum. It covers you and spouse fully comprehensively driving any car regardless of its age. http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/insurance/roadside-recoveryI think the green flag deal is good but you can never 100% rely on cashback.


I like the personal cover aspect and spouse included is great. However, many (including myself) don't like or can't be doing with this "pay and reclaim" business, needing to fillout a form and send off receipts. Many forget or don't bother, hence how they make money on it.
As said, I got full cover for £15. Cashback is apparently tracked for 99.1%.

Original Poster

magpieno1

EDIT - mine has tracked okay. You have 14 days to cancel, so if cashback … EDIT - mine has tracked okay. You have 14 days to cancel, so if cashback hadn't tracked, I was going to cancel the policy.


How long did it take to track magpieno1?

Brewer

How long did it take to track magpieno1?



20 hours (going by my email confirmations). HTH

Great deal, but are they any good when you need them? Has anyone had to use them when broken down?

I mamanged to get a good price for our van and car in both our names,,£107 for both ....but the quidco box at beginning says that quidco will only pay out if you agree to pay by bacs only. Ive been all the way through and cant find where to pay by bacs--only debit or credit card....dont want to pay by that if I will lose the cashback...can someone pint me in the right direction please?

Has anyone else noticed the requirement to pay by BACS to get cashback (in the T&C's)? When I got to the payment stage this wasn't an option. I want to pay in full but even in instalments BACS isn't an available choice.

Bacs is for your payout at quidco, not for paying them. You need to be setup to pay into your bank account rather than PayPal for example.

Beware Green Flag and Quidco.
G/F refused cashback for absolutely no reason on my account and there was no comeback even after an appeal to Quidco.

Others may have positive feedback but thought I'd add a warning.

Don't need the full cover, but I might be tempted to switch from the AA to them.... I just wish there was a company that gave you a discount for staying with them rather than having to phone up every year to see if they can do you a deal!

My quote for recovery plus was £50.88

so 88p for cover.

HOT!!!!8)

lightchop

Has anyone else noticed the requirement to pay by BACS to get cashback … Has anyone else noticed the requirement to pay by BACS to get cashback (in the T&C's)? When I got to the payment stage this wasn't an option. I want to pay in full but even in instalments BACS isn't an available choice.


mcfly

Bacs is for your payout at quidco, not for paying them. You need to be … Bacs is for your payout at quidco, not for paying them. You need to be setup to pay into your bank account rather than PayPal for example.



Duh! Of course. Thanks.
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