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I used to think it wasn’t worth the effort but this year I was shocked by what the company we’ve used for years quoted for my new car. I tried the comparison sites and not only got cheaper car insurance for the new car but also got my present house insurance provider to stick with last year’s price despite their new quote being over £100 higher for buildings and contents.

Well done Marie, it certainly pays to shop around, and what better way than with the comparison sites, I’m a big user of them now for pretty much anything that’s available to compare…..And I guess you will be using them more often in the future…..

Regards….David

Bedford

I used to think it wasn’t worth the effort but this year I was shocked by what the company we’ve used for years quoted for my new car. I tried the comparison sites and not only got cheaper car insurance for the new car but also got my present house insurance provider to stick with last year’s price despite their new quote being over £100 higher for buildings and contents.

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My sons motor insurance is due for renewal soon and we were looking for a better deal around the comparison sites last night, unfortunately he only has 5 years NCD so far, but we managed to get cover for just £3 less than last year in spite of the rise in insurance premiums this year, and we also got £40 cash back so we were quite pleased with that. A saving of £43 over last year.

That seems to be the answer to getting a good deal these days – comparison sites and cash-back.

Bedford

Two years ago I did very well with my car insurance. I used a cashback site called topcashback. I looked to see which companies offered the best cashback and then went onto a comparison site. Fortunately for me, LV were the cheapest quote using a compare site by £85. TCB were also offering me £70 to click through to LV from their site which was paid to me 4 months after taking my policy out with them. So after I had deducted both lots of money, my car insurance for that year totalled £125 (fully comp)

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Ok, on the subject of motor insurance I wonder how many forum members use the comparison sites for their insurance quotes, or for any other quotes like utilities for example.

Having just had the renewal notice for my OH’s car, I thought it would be interesting to see if anyone has in fact saved anything like the amounts we frequently see, ie. ‘Save up to £380 on your motor insurance’ now I know the ‘Up to’ means just that – Up to.

By clever use of comparison websites and cashback offers one woman, a Mrs Barbara Wakerill, was able to get comprehensive cover in 2009 for just 96p……..beating the previous holders record by £13.04 quite a staggering achievement I’m sure you will agree.

So after trawling around the comparison sites last night for in excess of two hours, I managed to get a quote that was just £2.20 cheaper for the same cover…..was it worth the time and trouble I ask myself, well I suppose I could have stumbled across one that came out £20 cheaper – but I didn’t – so tonight its down to the cash back sites to see if I can combine the two together.

What success have you had with comparison websites….have you made any significant savings by using them…..are their claims of saving up to £380 to exaggerated – I think so. What are your views on the subject………

David

Bedford
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