I received my AA (Auto. Assoc.) membership renewal notice for my old banger yesterday and it was a case of good news/bad news.Good news:
As I've been a member for over 2 years, I receive an upgrade to Silver Membership "at no extra cost". Bad news:
I noticed my annual membership fee had increased by 32% (£90ish to £120ish).
I've just got vehicle specific cover for Roadside and Relay.
I phoned the renewal line and had a bit of a whinge. I mean, I'd be happy if my salary went up by 32% a year!
I explained that I only paid £90 last year and was not happy with the increase and the rep said "how does £70 sound?". Even my poker face cracked a little. I didn't even get to the threatening to leave stage. How on earth they can they go from a £30 increase to a £20 reduction in 30 seconds.
Bottom line: AA cracked, 2 minute phone call +EV.
Make sure you guys keep an eye on them automatic renewals.