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Win 35,000 Avios with Alan Boswell Group in our exclusive HfP prize draw!

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This week we have teamed up with insurance broker and Avios partner Alan Boswell Group to run an exclusive prize draw.

One lucky winner will win 35,000 Avios!

It will only take you a few seconds to enter and there are no tricky questions to answer.

About Alan Boswell Group

Alan Boswell Group is a specialist insurance broker which lets you earn Avios when taking out insurance. It was named the Insurance Times Independent Broker of the Year in 2015/16.

You can earn up to 10,000 Avios when you take out household, business or landlord insurance via Alan Boswell Group. Take out more than one policy and you will earn another bonus.

If your household insurance is due soon you may want to give them a call.

If you have a buy to let property, you can get up to 10,000 Avios when you take out landlord insurance. You will also earn points if you take out business insurance for your company.

This is how many Avios you can earn when taking out a policy:

1,000 Avios per policy priced betweeen £100 and £200

2,000 Avios per policy priced between £200 and £499

5,000 Avios per policy priced between £500 and £999

min 10,000 Avios per policy priced above £1,000

The company is also able to offer negotiated bonuses for very large policies. They told us that they recently did a special Avios deal for someone taking out a £5,000 household policy. The highest amount of Avios paid out so far in one transaction is 50,000.

How to get an insurance quote

For business and household insurance, you need to ring Alan Boswell for a quote. The details can be found on this page of their website.

For landlord insurance, you can get a quote and purchase online via their website.

Our prize draw

To promote their Avios partnership Alan Boswell Group has kindly offered 35,000 Avios to be given away to one lucky winner this week!

How to enter

We are using the same entry system we’ve been using for competitions in the past. Simply fill out the Gleam app at the bottom of this post (or click through to the Gleam website) and leave your name and email address.

You can get a second entry if you choose the option to connect with Alan Boswell on Twitter. This is entirely optional, however.

You can get a third entry for joining the Alan Boswell Group newsletter email list.

Please read the data protection statements at the bottom of the page before entering.

The rules

Here is a summary of the rules. The official version can be found by clicking ‘Terms & Conditions’ in the entry widget below.

You must be at least 18 years old

You must be a resident of the United Kingdom and must be accessing this website from inside the UK

Entries are limited to one submission per person which can earn up to three entries if you also choose to follow Alan Boswell Group on Twitter and subscribe to their email list.   These are entirely optional.

The prize draw closes at midnight, London time, on Monday 4th June 2018

The winner will be selected at random by the software which collates the entries. The winner will be contacted by email and must confirm their details, including their UK residency, within 3 days. Failure to respond within 3 days will result in another winner being drawn.

Here is the Avios small print: the winner is responsible for any and all taxes, fees, security and passenger facility charges applicable when redeeming your Avios. Liability with regards to visa, passport and health requirements rest solely with the winning participants. Accommodation, airport transfers and other travel expenses are not included when redeeming the prize and are the responsibility of the winning participant.

The full list of rules is in the Gleam entry widget below.

If you cannot see the entry widget below, please click here and you will be directed to a special website to enter.

Good luck!

Win 35,000 Avios with Alan Boswell Group

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for the latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios from current offers and promotions.)

How does Head for Points look after your data?

We use a company called Gleam to manage our competitions. By entering, you are submitting data to Gleam, acting as Data Processor, and not to Head for Points, acting as Data Controller. On top of the data you provide on the entry form, we collect the time, date and location of your entry. Your data is held in the USA in an EU Privacy Shield-compliant facility.

Your data is used only for the purposes of running the competition. It is not used for any other purposes and, apart from a ‘thank you for entering’ email confirmation, you will not receive any other communication from Gleam or Head for Points unless you win. Some competitions may give you additional chances to win if you follow a company on social media or agree to join their mailing list. These choices are always optional and do not impact your ability to enter the competition.

Your entry data will be deleted within 30 days of the closure of the competition although you can request earlier deletion at any time. You can request deletion or receive a copy of your Gleam data held by Head for Points by emailing anika at headforpoints.co.uk via the email address used on your entries. You can also email Gleam at [email protected]

How does Alan Boswell Group look after your data if you choose to sign up to their newsletter?

Our customer data is stored on OpenGI , a leading software provider within the general insurance industry. All data is held on our internal servers and is not made available to third party sources. Your data will be solely held on our internal databases until such point as you wish to transact general insurance with us. At this point our full terms of business will become applicable which details how we use your data to transact insurance.

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Comments

  1. Seat54 says:

    You do like to promote them, however I ended up going elsewhere when they never bothered replying, tried them twice for different business insurances, got as far as sending them copies of my renewal notices from existing supplier to see if they would match or get somewhere close, but gave up chasing them.

    • Alan Boswell Group says:

      Hi Seat54, can you let me have Details to [email protected] and I’ll investigate as this shouldn’t happen and I will gladly offer you some Avios if we have made errors. Regards simon

  2. Thanks Rob, easy prize draw to enter with no requirement to get an insurance quote.

    Perfectly suitable and accessible promotion. 🙂

  3. Gabriel Stama says:

    Hi Rob
    Can you confirm that the Channel Islands are included?
    It is always a tricky presumption!

  4. I think there are other comments about customer service.

    Great that they are offering amazing Avios but can you highlight their customer service Rob/Anika (like you have for Lloyds). It is fairly non existent.

    It’s not good having to wait weeks for confirmation of direct debit. This is a timely reminder to chase them re. a DD that was supposed to start in December. Still haven’t made any payments so no idea whether my company is technically insured! Not great.

  5. To add to message above…they clearly have problems with staffing levels.

  6. Niall says:

    Rather disappointed with Alan Boswell – took out btl insurance for multiple properties with them and the broker I spoke to knew nothing about Avios and basically ignored my request about getting them – won’t be renewing????

    • Alan Boswell Group says:

      Hi Niall, can you send details to me at [email protected] and I’ll sort as this should not have happened. We have acquired a couple of businesses over the last year so there has been some missed communication. Regards simon

  7. Alan Boswell Group says:

    If anyone has any questions around our customer service they can either contact me on [email protected] or they can check our customer service scores on the independent customer review site feefo

    • Peter K says:

      Hmmm. I decided to read reviews on Feefo as you suggested. 4.8/5 is excellent…. But then you start reading. The 5* reviews I read only suggest that it was easy to buy cover, but further digging suggests that a (as one person put it, not denied by the Alan Boswell reply on feefo) BIASED survey was sent to everyone after buying their insurance.

      There are no horror stories about non-payouts however so that’s a good thing, just difficulty getting a claim sorted die to customer service.

      As with any review site, work through the info, take what you feel is relevant and make your own decision. Don’t go by the headline score (or even my overview here as I see it).

      • Alan Boswell Group says:

        Hi Peter, thanks for your comments. We are working out a way to get our claims feedback into an open forum as well so people can see how good we really are as ultimately that’s the product you are buying. Kind regards Simon

  8. I found their customer service
    quite prompt and helpful. Avios did post to the account and they also suggested a way to reduce my premium. Had to send a reminder for the refund but it was dealt with quickly. Not sure if they offer avios at renewal but if they do and the quote is competitive, I’d be sticking to them.

  9. Sussex Bantam says:

    I would also add that I found them to be very helpful and friendly when I discussed my inusrance with them. They beat my original quote but my current broker was able to provide a better deal when pushed so I didn’t actually take any insurance with them.

  10. Sussex Bantam says:

    Completely OT – no bits today – but new offer on my AMEX gold card – £5 when spending £50 at Esso valid every time until mid July.

    • Petrol head says:

      on my BAPP also.

      Our local Esso is a Tesco Esso (and is listed on the amex website as a participant). Can anyone guess the next question…and if so, confirm if it would work?

      • James F says:

        Unfortunately not on my BA Blue card.

        Could have been a nice way to stock up on some cheap gift cards.

    • David MacPherson says:

      Gift cards? Worth a try, I’d say. I reckon I can get £50/week easy on diesel though, so might not even bother….

      • the real harry1 says:

        sure it works, as do stamps – or wine, or basically anything your Esso sells – don’t forget Tesco clubcard points on top

        cheers SB, got it on our Golds, too 🙂

        • Faithy says:

          do you need to spend £50 in one go?

        • the real harry1 says:

          Yep, dodgy, over-priced wine, so I stuck to stamps – I was tripling up so getting £15 off £50 but sadly can’t do that any more 🙂

          Yep it’s £50 in 1 go, Faithy – but can be a mixture of fuel & other, just make sure it’s one payment on the Amex card

        • KBuffett says:

          How did you triple up?
          I doubled up last time but have no idea how I did it?

        • the real harry1 says:

          well, if I told you that I’d have to bop you – so I won’t! 🙂

          & nor will rams 🙂

          & yes, I went 100% cash on my ISAs last week lol (bad day in USA)

    • Nigel Williams says:

      Thats annoying – On the Gold card, but not on the Plat 🙁

    • Mark2 says:

      Don’t forget gift cards if also a Tesco Extra

    • KBuffett says:

      Does anyone how how I can get this if it’s not appearing of any of my cards (Plat, Gold, SPG, BAPP)?

      • the real harry1 says:

        In the past we just asked Amex agents – good success several times, personally, more than a year ago – nobody reported any luck recently, I wouldn’t go on Chat as they’re numpties but pick up the phone & ask if they could nicely apply the offer to your card?

  11. Large window says:

    “someone taking out a £5,000 household policy” ??!

    This person deserves more than just a special AVIOS deal!

  12. Some of us do need £5000 plus household policies.

  13. Andrew says:

    OT (no bits) I may need to buy a few thousand Avios to make a redemption in the next couple of days. Anyone know the best way of doing this? Any offers out there? Thanks in advance.

  14. Wivus says:

    OT. Had to cancel a 2-4-1 last minute due to bereavement and now have a short time to find something. Is there any site that can search departure date rather than destination for BA redemption availability? As it is short notice, approx 3 weeks time, little out there of course but it has taken me an hour to find very little.. Prague is wide open but was hoping to lie down with a Pina Colada if possible. Mind you…

    • I quite like using the reward finder on the BA app as you can search by region (North America, Europe etc.) for a specific date range and it lists the destinations available…you might be able to do this on the BA website as well but I haven’t found it if so.

      • Wivus says:

        Thanks Mark, tried it and it is far better than the desktop version.

  15. Stuart says:

    Gave these guys another opportunity to quote & they can’t even get close to a competitive price.

    An arrogant response to the question “do you think that is competitive” is hardly going to win new customers either…

    • Ralph says:

      Yes, I tried Alan Boswell last August when they had an Avios offer and wanted to see if I could get my household premium down from around £2,500 as it creeps up every year without claims. AB seem to use quite a narrow range of insurers – Sterling in particular (who underwrite the John Lewis home insurance) who had in fact been my previous insurer + Aviva & Covea who as far as I can see aren’t really in the market for higher value policies so quote silly prices. As it takes a lot of time and form filling with AB, it wasn’t a very worthwhile enquiry.

      I am always keen on Avios earning opportunities, but unfortunately this one doesn’t really work.

  16. Geoff says:

    Can AB credit Avios (either bonuses for buying a policy or the competition prize) direct to BAEC now that the avios.com accounts are being closed? I seem to remember that previously they could only credit to avios.com accounts, but I may be misremembering….?

  17. OT: anyone knows what’s happening In Amsterdam airport today? Most evening flights delayed including ours…

    We were meant to depart at 19:40, delayed until 22:30 (annoyingly it is just short of 3 hours). This is a flight to Leeds. No chance of EU compensation ????

    • the real harry1 says:

      You can get free food & drinks (not alcohol) after 2 hrs delay, European short haul. Duty of care. They won’t offer it so you’ll have to buy some snacks & claim it later. Keep receipts.

    • Thunderstorms, high delays in western Europe (LON, AMS, FRA, DUS)

      • the real harry1 says:

        & duty of care isn’t impacted by weather or extraordinary circs – they have to look after you.

        A tenner or so each would be refunded if it’s just a couple of hours delay and you get the munchies, presumably receipt should state time after 2 hrs is up.

        • Thanks guys- their duty of care was a €5 voucher for use at very select restaurants.
          The captain said delay was weather related on the flight from LBA, so seems problem was in UK not AMS.

    • the real harry1 says:

      @ Boi – the departure time is irrelevant – the 3 hrs limit means time you arrive (with first door open) at destination – vs scheduled arrival time, there might be a bit of congestion so go into hold pattern

  18. Just wanted to add a positive comment about Alan Boswell. I contacted them via their Avios email address last year to enquire about renewing my home insurance, the response was prompt and professional and they were more than happy to help despite me only having a low value contents only policy. They matched my renewal premium with better cover so I went for it and, IIRC, the Avios posted within a couple of days. My only complaint was they didn’t take Amex!

    • Jeremy I says:

      Yes i also found them to be both competitive prices and great customer service last year when i bought a small contents insurance policy from them.

  19. I found them to be good and got the Avios though no problem last year. Shame they wouldn’t let me have any on a renewal bus year.

  20. Down the Back says:

    Mrs DtB contacted AB last week for a quote and found the service very good and the price was also competitive, unfortunately we didn’t go ahead as the excess was way more than we currently have but having said that the cover was also better ie our current cover for the rings is only when they are being worn, AB cover was anytime.

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