After what felt like the longest month in history, January is finally over! While you may have been pinching the pennies in the lead up to pay day and living on beans on toast, it's now the perfect time of the year to get clever with your cash and start saving. You'll thank us later when you're sipping a cocktail on the beach.
We've teamed up with Blue Insurance to bring you some handy tips to help you get the most of out your insurance premiums whether it's for your Home, Motor, Gadget or for your Pet.
- Make sure your home is fitted with smoke and burglar alarms to instantly reduce the risk associated with your policy resulting in a lower premium.
- Insure your property based on the Reinstatement Value and not the market value of the home.
- Consider a 2-year policy. This will save both money and the stress of renewing (and possible price hikes) for a whole two years, even if you make a claim.
- Your occupation can have a huge impact on any quote you're offered. Insurers are more interested in what it is you do and not your title. If it’s unclear to the insurer what your title means, they could rate you in a higher category.
- Have your car valued in advance by a few sources.
- Paying your policy in one go can sometimes end up being less expensive.
- Consider a 2 year policy.
- Get private health insurance
- Purchase a multi-trip policy
- Research the different levels of cover available
- Purchase from a dedicated gadget insurance company to get a more competitive price
- Only insure for what you feel may actually happen to the device
- Bundle multiple gadgets into the same policy
- Vaccinate your pet
- Have your met micro-chipped
- Review your policy closely to decide what type of cover best suits your pet
In addition to these savings, many insurance companies will offer discounts when you combine different policies i.e. both car and home from the same provider may result in a discount. Make sure you keep an eye out for promotional discounts or codes that may appear on insurance companies' websites and social channels around Black Friday, Bank Holiday Mondays and other public holidays.
Brought to you by Blue Insurance.
Check out their deals on car and home insurance to see how much you can save. You can also find great value policies on Blue’s other websites such as Multitrip.com, GadgetInsurance.com, CarHireExcess.ie and PetInsurance.ie.