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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 14th Sep 17, 1:24 PM
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    Car Insurance - getting the best price
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    • 14th Sep 17, 1:24 PM
    Car Insurance - getting the best price 14th Sep 17 at 1:24 PM
    It's that time of year again, heralded by an eMail from Confused.com telling me that my Car Insurance is nearly due for renewal.

    Helpfully, they've sent me a set of quotes based on my details from last year. My current provider's renewal letter arrives a few days later, and it looks like there's money to be saved.

    So, I hop on to Confused.com, verify all the details and get a fresh quote. I tinker with some of the optional things to see what difference it makes to the premium.

    I notice that Admiral is coming in second in price, and when I find out that I can get £51 cashback from Quidco, I'm over there and plugging in my details... only to find that their quote via Quidco is over £100 more. Bad form Admiral, I never liked you.

    So, back to my current provider, and a quick phone call gets me a matching price, more or less - a saving of £53 or 14%.

    Did I do the right thing forgetting about tackling Admiral on their duplicitous pricing?

    I'm done now for this year, but what other things should I bear in mind for the future?

    Is there anything I can do to preserve my 11 years No Claims record when my present insurer doesn't track it above 9 years, and is there any advantage to doing so?
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    • rudekid48
    • By rudekid48 14th Sep 17, 4:12 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 4:12 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 4:12 PM
    It's that time of year again, heralded by an eMail from Confused.com telling me that my Car Insurance is nearly due for renewal.

    Helpfully, they've sent me a set of quotes based on my details from last year. My current provider's renewal letter arrives a few days later, and it looks like there's money to be saved.

    So, I hop on to Confused.com, verify all the details and get a fresh quote. I tinker with some of the optional things to see what difference it makes to the premium.

    I notice that Admiral is coming in second in price, and when I find out that I can get £51 cashback from Quidco, I'm over there and plugging in my details... only to find that their quote via Quidco is over £100 more. Bad form Admiral, I never liked you.
    Originally posted by Cornucopia
    Yet you were on Confused.com which is owned by.......
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 14th Sep 17, 6:21 PM
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    Blame quidco for wanting to get paid when they find you this cashback deal?
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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 14th Sep 17, 6:23 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 6:23 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 6:23 PM
    Yet you were on Confused.com which is owned by.......
    Originally posted by rudekid48
    Yes, it's coming back to me now... Admiral.

    Just as well I didn't buy through Confused or Quidco.
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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 14th Sep 17, 6:24 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 6:24 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 6:24 PM
    Blame quidco for wanting to get paid when they find you this cashback deal?
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    I thought that the unwritten rule of cashback was that it doesn't cost the consumer anything (at least not in the short term)?

    If you're paying for your own cashback, that's a bit pointless. And paying for your cashback and then another £50 on top...
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