RAC roadside & homestart £65.98 with £45 quidco = £20.98 for the year ( new customers only)
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RAC roadside & homestart £65.98 with £45 quidco = £20.98 for the year ( new customers only)

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Found 7th Nov 2015
£1.74 per month seems like a good deal to me, mine tracked within the hour.
Handy over the winter and your car won't start or if you can't change a tyre like me!
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Looks very good deal
Ffs just signed up to green flag today for £87 for the same cover, have some heat op
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brownbear86

Ffs just signed up to green flag today for £87 for the same cover, … Ffs just signed up to green flag today for £87 for the same cover, have some heat op


you will get a cooling off cancellation period, check your documents.
the home start for me is £91.99 is it right?
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Hardawan

the home start for me is £91.99 is it right?


no you have to chose the insure 'vehicle' rather than 'personal' option
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OR just buy the roadside package for £27.99 and enter a friend or family member's address that's over 1/4 mile away, with their permission of course. £12.50 cashback with quidco so works out cheaper and less of a hit if cashback doesn't pay out.
j8ulia

no you have to chose the insure 'vehicle' rather than 'personal' option


thanks i have managed lets hope the cash back tracks now
snack_attack

OR just buy the roadside package for £27.99 and enter a friend or family … OR just buy the roadside package for £27.99 and enter a friend or family member's address that's over 1/4 mile away, with their permission of course. £12.50 cashback with quidco so works out cheaper and less of a hit if cashback doesn't pay out.



What happens when you visit them and breakdown there
Trusting Quidco to pay out though. Not sure...
Edited by: "will3000" 7th Nov 2015
Does it have only 5 time call out in the whole 1 year?!
Hardawan

Does it have only 5 time call out in the whole 1 year?!



Think you would be better off saving your money and putting it towards new car if you are concerned about breaking down that many times
You can call them out to change tyres?
will3000

Trusting Quidco to pay out though. Not sure...


Yes quidco is not trustworthy anymore.
stupot9999

Think you would be better off saving your money and putting it towards … Think you would be better off saving your money and putting it towards new car if you are concerned about breaking down that many times


Thanks for your advice i have just done that:D
I got my self a new car just bought this as after the car back its too cheap not to buy.
But having limit makes it a bit shaky but now days everything got its own term to make life harder for us as a customer.
How does this compare to AutoAid which I believe is basically £40?

Edit: apart from being half the price - as in features etc so people looking for breakdown cover and homestart can decide whether to risk it for £20 or get something set at £40
Edited by: "CitizenErasedUK" 7th Nov 2015
Hardawan

Thanks for your advice i have just done that:DI got my self a new car … Thanks for your advice i have just done that:DI got my self a new car just bought this as after the car back its too cheap not to buy.But having limit makes it a bit shaky but now days everything got its own term to make life harder for us as a customer.


I think that if you get to 5 breakdowns in a year you've probably had more than your money's worth, so perhaps a second membership with the AA to cover you for the next few breakdowns wouldn't be entirely inappropriate!
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eslick

What happens when you visit them and breakdown there



In-laws or use a derelict house.
chapchap

Yes quidco is not trustworthy anymore.



personal anecdote only but i've twice missed out on quidco cashbacks on breakdown recovery over the past few years. now joined nationwide's flexplus as it gives free homestart, phone insurance and european travel for 100 pounds but you can also make 3% on 2.5k which'll give you 60 back, after tax.

Edited by: "marineville" 7th Nov 2015
deciding on whether to use topcashback instead?
Start rescue you will get 5 start service in £70 around - RAC and the AA are far expensive esp for me as I have been with them for 10 yrs but never call
marineville

personal anecdote only but i've twice missed out on quidco cashbacks on … personal anecdote only but i've twice missed out on quidco cashbacks on breakdown recovery over the past few years. now joined nationwide's flexplus as it gives free homestart, phone insurance and european travel for 100 pounds but you can also make 3% on 2.5k which'll give you 60 back, after tax.



​I think they've changed it to worldwide travel now, which makes it slightly better if correct
Arrgh I just signed up
is it ok for taxi purpose vehicle or not?
I had my previous cover with RAC. Can I buy it on spouse name to qualify as new customer? :-)
saphiryman

is it ok for taxi purpose vehicle or not?



​T&Cs should state this
snack_attack

OR just buy the roadside package for £27.99 and enter a friend or family … OR just buy the roadside package for £27.99 and enter a friend or family member's address that's over 1/4 mile away, with their permission of course. £12.50 cashback with quidco so works out cheaper and less of a hit if cashback doesn't pay out.



thats what I do
Hardawan

Thanks for your advice i have just done that:DI got my self a new car … Thanks for your advice i have just done that:DI got my self a new car just bought this as after the car back its too cheap not to buy.But having limit makes it a bit shaky but now days everything got its own term to make life harder for us as a customer.



Just tell us what you have bought that you expect to break down loads in so I won't buy that.....cos you're either the unluckiest dude around or have terrible choice in cars
Time to cancel my AA then
I don't trust quidco. During the last few months, a number of my cash backs have been declined. There is no complaint process because they will say the retailer declined. I wouldn't bother.
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Im surprised about the quidco comments. been with them for about 5 years ,do a few claims a year and have never had a cashback refused.
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p.s. good spot for the breakdown cover op
Thanks OP
Henlans

thats what I do



sorry for being dumb but could you explain this a bit more. I need to purchase this for myself and hubby so wondering whether to do it like you have stated. thank you!
I use AutoAid - autoaidbreakdown.co.uk

It's £42.35 for a year and you have to claim back the fees but these are usually back in your account within weeks, It insures the person, not the car. This means vehicle age, mileage and reliability are irrelevant, plus caravans and trailers will also be towed if attached to your car. Also Free cover for a spouse. Onward transport. Most budget policies only fix the car at the roadside or tow it to a garage. With AutoAid you'll get transport to your destination for up to six people in total (inclusive of the driver).
and includes Home breakdown cover

Used with success each time, also recommended by Martin Lewis @ MSE
10 mile recovery only.Waste of time in my book,Autoaid all the way full cover for everything £42.
marineville

personal anecdote only but i've twice missed out on quidco cashbacks on … personal anecdote only but i've twice missed out on quidco cashbacks on breakdown recovery over the past few years. now joined nationwide's flexplus as it gives free homestart, phone insurance and european travel for 100 pounds but you can also make 3% on 2.5k which'll give you 60 back, after tax.



Regarding quidco not paying out, these cash back companies often do this now and again IMO to keep extra revenue for themselves. I have threaten them with small claims court action in the past and they paid up afterwards or offer half. TCB atm are not paying on a £92 cash back from a transaction in dec2014, despite the threat of legal action they still have not paid, so I will proceed with small claims court action against them when I have the time. Don't let them get away with it in the future.

Edited by: "Matt007" 8th Nov 2015

Start resue is £35 approx for home start not £70 unless your car is 50 years old.

EVO9870

Start rescue you will get 5 start service in £70 around - RAC and the AA … Start rescue you will get 5 start service in £70 around - RAC and the AA are far expensive esp for me as I have been with them for 10 yrs but never call


Raggo_84

sorry for being dumb but could you explain this a bit more. I need to … sorry for being dumb but could you explain this a bit more. I need to purchase this for myself and hubby so wondering whether to do it like you have stated. thank you!



You would be committing fraud and if the insurer found out, your cover would be invalid. So decide carefully.
Problem is with roadside recovery i think u wouldnt get towed back home if further than 10 miles meaning u get charged a ridiculous pence per mile for the journey home if you was far away. Good deal for sum tho
I tried to buy cover online for my daughter who has just passed her test, either AA or RAC to get the quidco, but you can't purchase cover for someone else (you need to pay with a card in the applicant's name) so ended up phoning them up and not getting quidco.
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