So back in September I received a letter from Progressive saying, "thank you for being a member for 1 year!", and something about being a bronze member. The letter had a chart explaining the number of years you've been a member, and what benefits/discounts you would receive depending on your level of membership.
Well, seeing that I've had them for 7-8 years, and should have been a platinum member (highest level), I got right on the phone. Talked to some guy about it and he went through my account and saw they had made a mistake and apologized over and over. He said it would be fixed and that I should receive a new letter with an updated membership level and I would receive a higher discount.
Now itís November and still no letter, still no discount. Actually, my insurance went from $69 a month to $80 a month after that phone call!
So naturally, I was pissed as ****. My gf just switched from Progressive to Travelers and her premium was almost cut in half! So yesterday I decided to check an online quote with them and see whats what.
Once I checked my online quote and saw the price, I just had to call and see if it was on point. I guessed at some of the questions, so I wasnít sure how accurate the quote was. The guy I got on the phone was more than helpful, friendly, and got me an awesome price! He tells me that switching to them I would be keeping the same coverage Progressive had me on, but saving almost $200 every 6 months! ******* awesome! So now I'm down to $51.50 a month for the exact same coverage I had before.
Funny thing is, I never would have checked for another quote if Progressive hadnít sent some bullshit paper thanking me for being a member. So **** you Progressive, and hello Travelers!
Thought I would share this with you guys in case any of you could be saving money without knowing it. Since quitting smoking cigarettes, lowering my att data plan (that I was paying double for), and switching my car insurance, Iím saving roughly $175 a month that I was just throwing in the garbage. In times like these, every god damn dollar counts and I canít afford to be reckless with my spending anymore. It feels good to save money!