Sunday, 25 November 2012

Pack your insurance and other ways to save money on holiday according to Connor Pope of the Irish Times Pricewatch

The Irish Times Saturday magazine this weekend was "The Cheap & Cheerful Issue" a subject that will be on lots of peoples mind whether you want to save money on fashion seats or holidays.

Under the travel sction there is a headline "Don't rent a car" with ten tips on how to save money by Conor Pope the Pricewatch editor.

Like many others reading "Don't rent a Car" led me to item 3 - Drive a better bargain, whereby hiring a car for two weeks can set you back around €1,000 on top of the price of holiday. If you choose a holiday destination where car hire is unneccary, then you can rely on public transport. The paragraph then goes onto say "If you do hire a car never buy car insurance from car rental firms. It is much cheaper to find your own insurance. Sites such as insurance4carhire and worldwideinsure are much better value."   

Unfortunately the article did not suggest an Irish company - Blue Insurances's carhireexcess who also offer similar products.

Moving onto another insurance topic 8 - Pack your own insurance - they advise "Do not go without travel insurance, but do shop around for better value. Sites such as comparetravelinsuranceireland are there to do the donkey work for you. If you take more than two holidays a year, take out a multi-trip policy."

This time an Irish site was mentioned however someone going on holiday can also take a look at another Irish insurance company Blue Insurances - they have a range of travel insurance products -  Multitrip - Greatcover - Backpackertravelinsurance - Annualtravelinsurance

There are plenty of other great suggestions like  Never fly on Saturday, Don't leave it late and Online works. See the article in full here at The Irish Times website  

Monday, 12 November 2012

I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here 2012 is being sponsored by Blue Insurances on TV3 in Ireland

Picked up a news story on the alters over the weekend that Blue Insurances Ltd has announced it is to sponsor reality show I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! on 3e.

The three week marathon reality show that has been running for several years in the run up to Christmas is located in Australia. The concept was originally designed by ITV with the franchise being sold to a number of countries including France. The first programme was aired last night (Sunday 11th November)

Blue Insurances Ltd  will be sponsoring the show under its brands and

The company will be  offering viewers the chance to win a flight to Australia with Etihad Airways for themselves and their three friends and  AUD$3,000 spending money and a backpackertravelinsurance .ie policy for each winner .

Blue Insurances Ltd joint Managing Director Ciaran Mulligan commented that "As an Irish company we are delighted to be partnering with an Irish national TV station bringing the show to an Irish audience and bringing brand awareness to new clients,"

The “celebrities” in the 2012 show include Linda Robson, Helen Flanagan, Colin Bakerand Ashley Roberts