Last year I wrote a bit of a ranty post over on JoanneDewberry.co.uk about how some of the big companies don't reward loyalty to existing customers – their discounts are only available for newbies. To cut along story short I ended my 11 year relationship with The AA and cancelled my insurance opting for the same cover only cheaper with a different company. But one thing I didn't cancel was my breakdown cover – I actually altered it so it was valid for the car – so if David was driving he was covered in my car.
Yesterday after a very lovely arts and crafts session with M&M at Create It All we were driving home when I realised I had no petrol. As I went to pull into a Tesco Petrol Station I realised the battery light was on, then more lights started flashing. I stopped the car got out and in my haste I had parked to far from the pump! GRR!! Got in turned the key … nothing. Car was dead!
Now you may or may not know that I've not actually had a mobile phone since April! Yes I know how am I not dead!? How have I survived without this basic piece of technology? I walked into Tesco and explained to the lady I was broken down and that I did not have a phone could I use theirs. She was very kind, very helpful and anyway I called The AA.
The operator said it would be about 40 minutes … so I called the Mother in law and asked her to come rescue M&M – who after a drink and snack which lasted a whole 5 minutes they were bored! Mother in Law and The AA arrived at the same time – handy! Once the problem was established – Nanny went home. The AA managed to get me and the car home via one of their batteries but lets just say that the car is off the road for a few days!
As it turns out I didn't need Nanny really to come and rescue the children but as she was only 20 minutes away and it was hot I decided to call. I can't fault the service I had yesterday and were really grateful for the speedy arrival and for enabling me to get the car home. Thank you Mr AA Man!
I know times are hard but please please what ever you do don't cancel your Breakdown Recovery you just don't know when you will need it!
Check out some of my ways to make money from your unwanted clutter and use comparison sites to find the best deal around. Don't be worried or frightened about moving about from one provider to another each year.
Be safe! If not for you for your children!!