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  1. Protect Your Bubble Logo Change

    Protect Your Bubble logo change

    PYB by Assurant Inc

    Protect Your Bubble logo

    You may have notice our logo has changed, we want to highlight and are proud of the fact that we are part of Assurant.

    Who are Assurant? Assurant is an insurance group that provides specialty insurance to people in the UK, US and Globally. Both Protect Your Bubble and Assurant, Inc share the same ethos of aiming to deliver the best possible services and insurance products whilst also taking the stress & pain out of insuring the things that matter most to you.

    Assurant Group is a Fortune 500 company that is traded as AIZ on the New York stock exchange. It’s also recognised by the Ward 50 which is a prestigious list made up of the best property-casualty insurance companies in the USA. Assurant can trace its roots back to 1892 and was initially established to sell disability insurance in Wisconsin. Over time the company has evolved and now offer insurance cover on anything from travel to gadget insurance.

    Does this have any effect on my policy? No not at all, Protect Your Bubble UK is an independent trading name operating under the umbrella group that is Assurant. Your policy is still provided by Protect Your Bubble UK. 

     

     

  2. Bike Twitter Launch Competition

    To celebrate the launch of our brand spanking new Twitter page @PYB_Bike we are giving followers the chance to win a pair of Oakley sunglasses. You could be riding away with a pair just like our brand ambassodor Geraint Thomas. We’ll also throw a signed photo from the man himself!

    Follow @PYB_Bike for tips on how to keep you bike safe, to keep up to date on Protect Your Bubble activity and events, deals and great competitions PLUS Vlogs and updates form our brand ambassador Geraint Thomas.

    For your chance to win

    Follow @PYB_Bike

    And retweet a competition tweet posted by @PYB_Bike containing hastag #PYBbikeComp to enter

    Be quick competition closes midnight next Friday 12.6.15

     

    Full T&C’s Apply:

    PYB_Bike Launch Competition Terms and Conditions

    Eligibility

    1. The promotion is open to residents of Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), Isle of Man and Channel Islands only, excluding employees of the Assurant Direct Limited (the “Promoter”) and their immediate families, agencies of the Promoter, and anyone else professionally connected with this promotion.

    2. This promotion is only open to individuals aged 18 years or over on date of promotion entry.

    3. The promotion begins at 00.00 on 5th June 2015 and closes at 11.59 noon on 12th June 2015 British Summer Time (BST). Any entry received after the closing date and time will not be valid. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.

    4. Entrants must have access to the internet and an email address and Twitter account

    How to Enter

    5.To enter this promotion, visit https://twitter.com/PYB_Bike , follow the Protect Your Bubble UK Bike Twitter account from your Twitter account, and retweet one of the competition posts sent by PYB_Bike:. These will be posts including the words ‘RT & follow’ and include the hashtag #PYBbikeComp. Entry is free and no purchase is necessary to enter this promotion. A maximum of one entry per person is allowed and a maximum of one prize may be won per household.

    6. Retweeting of any other post during the date range specified above that does not contain the phrase above does not count as an entry

    7. Entrants must continue to follow the @PYB_Bike Twitter account following entry into the promotion in order to continue to be regarded as eligible

    8. Entrants must not publish repeated Tweets

    9. Entrants must not attempt to enter the promotion using multiple accounts and entrants found to be doing so will be ineligible to participate in the promotion. It is the responsibility of entrants to ensure they comply with Twitter’s rules regarding usage

    The Prize

    10. There is one winner. The prize is one pair Oakley sunglasses up to the value of £190 plus delivery from uk.oakley.com, and a signed photo of Geraint Thomas

    11. Cost of shipping is included in the prize. Any redelivery requirements where a user has not been available to receive their delivery that requires an additional costs is the winner’s responsibility. The winners are responsible for all expenses not expressly stated in these terms and conditions as being included as part of the prize.

    12. The prize is not transferable, cannot be exchanged and has no cash value. It cannot be redeemed by the winner for cash or any other prize. The prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied.

    Winner Selection and Notification

    13. The winner will be randomly selected on 15th June 2015 by the Promoter from all of the valid entries submitted during the promotional period in accordance with these terms and conditions.

    14. The Promoter will contact the winner within one week of on 15th June via private message on Twitter. Prize will be posted to the address provided by the winner within 7 working days of the winner claiming. In all matters, the random selection made by the Promoter shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.

    15. The winner is required to respond to the Twitter private message notification within 7 days in order to claim the prize. Failure to do so will result in the prize being forfeited and another winner will be selected.

    16. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for failed delivery due to provision of incorrect contact details by entrants. Any prize that is returned undelivered will be assumed unwanted and the Promoter reserves the right to select an alternative winner to receive the prize using the same process referred to above in these terms and conditions.

    17. The Promoter reserves the right to ask for evidence of identity and address of the prize winner.

    18. By entering this promotion, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

    19. Losing entries will not receive any notification.

    General

    20. The twitter handle, name and county of residence of the prize winner will be available upon request by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to; PYB_Bike Launch Competition, Protect Your Bubble, Assurant House, 6-12 Victoria Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1EN after 22nd November 2015

    21. In the event of unforeseen circumstances the Promoter reserves the right to provide alternative prizes of equal or greater value.

    22. By entering, entrants and winners (as applicable) grant Promoter, and their licensees, successors and assigns, the assignable, perpetual, worldwide, fully-paid, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to publish, reproduce, prepare derivative works of, distribute, display, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, televise, digitize, otherwise use, and permit others to use their entry for this Promotion, including the names and likenesses of any persons embodied therein, in any manner, form, or format now or hereinafter created, including on the Internet, and on Promoter social media sites, and for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising or promotion of Promoter, all without further consent from or notice or payment to entrant or winner(s). Promoter is under no obligation to make use of the rights granted herein.

    23. The Promoter and its agents will only use personal information supplied by entrants to this promotion for the purposes of administering this promotion, unless consent is received to use such information for any other purpose. All personal data shared by the entrants will be collected in accordance with Promoter’s privacy policy available at http://uk.protectyourbubble.com/legal-privacy/privacy-policy.html

    24. Nothing in these terms shall exclude the liability of the Promoter for death, personal injury, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation as a result of its negligence or any other liability which may not be excluded by law. The Promoter excludes all other liability to the extent permitted by law and in particular without limitation to the foregoing, the Promoter shall not be liable for any indirect, special or consequential loss nor for loss arising out of matters outside of its control nor for entries lost, delayed or undelivered, nor any liability for technical errors or communication failures in networks and/or internet access.

    25. By participating, each entrant agrees to release, indemnify, discharge and hold harmless Promoter and Twitter, Inc., and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or any Promotion -related activity, the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize and/or Promoter’s use of the rights granted herein.

    26. The Promoter reserves the right at any time to modify, discontinue (temporary or permanently) this promotion with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its control (including in the case of anticipated, suspected or actual fraud). The decision of the Promoter in all matters under its control is final and binding.

    27. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter. You understand that you are providing your information to Promoter and not to Twitter. Entrants to this promotion hereby release Twitter from any claim or liability suffered in connection with this promotion

    28. This promotion and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

    Promoter – Assurant Direct Limited trading as Protect your bubble, whose registered office is Assurant House, 6-12 Victoria Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1EN and whose registered number is 5399683.

  3. It takes two – a Valentines special

    St Valentine’s Day – love it or loathe it, it’s considered one of the most romantic days of the year, and provides people everywhere with a chance to spend some quality time with that special someone. But if you’re stuck for ideas this year – or want to commemorate the day but are bored of the usual flowers-and-chocolates situation – here we provide a few suggestions perfect for pairs.
     

    It takes two to… tango?

     
    Taking dance lessons is a great way to spend your Valentine’s, and what could be more special than learning to tango? As a romantic dance by definition, the moves reflect style, courtship and passion – isn’t that what Valentine’s is all about?
     

    It takes two to… tandem?

     
    What could be more appropriate on this romantic holiday than a ride on a bicycle designed especially for two? While it might take a little while to get the hang of it, the tandem perfectly pairs the enjoyment of cycling with the opportunity to chat while riding together. Tandems come in all shapes and sizes for all different terrains – simply choose your bike, find a suitable cycle route, don your helmets and you’re away.
    If tandems take your fancy this Valentine’s Day, did you know you can them insured through us? Take a look here. It may be worth it if you’re a first-timer!
     

    It takes two to… tea?

     
    As a more relaxed way to celebrate this year, taking high tea and enjoying some quality time with your other half means you can make the most of Valentine’s Day without any of the fuss. High tea is usually taken before about four o’ clock in the afternoon, consisting of light sandwiches, the odd cake and – you guessed it – a cup of tea.
     

    It takes two to… toboggan?

     
    In a slightly less traditional Valentine’s Day spirit, how about spending the day taking up a new activity such as tobogganing? We promise we didn’t add it to the list solely because it begins with T – it’s genuinely fun! There are various winter sports centres dotted around, where you can try your hand at all manner of daring sports. Nothing declares your love like a run down the ski slope… right?!
     
  4. Recommend a friend for a chance to win an iPhone 6 16GB

    Recommend a friend for a chance to win an iPhone 16GB

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    Our existing gadget insurance customers will know the value of insuring a phone, iPad or laptop against mishaps. By introducing friends and family to our gadget insurance you could be rewarded.

    Whether you purchase a gadget insurance policy now or are an existing policy holder, for every friend that buys a gadget insurance policy as a result of your recommendation we’ll send you both a £10 Amazon.co.uk Gift Certificate each via email, after the referred policy has been active for 60 days. To find out more about the reward scheme and for full terms and conditions, please click here.

    Plus if you successfully introduce a friend and they purchase a gadget policy we’ll enter you both into a free prize draw to win an iPhone 6 16GB. Closing date for the prize draw is 6th May 2015. Please see below for the full terms and conditions.

    Terms and conditions for the iPhone 6 free prize draw

    1. The draw is open to residents of the U.K excluding employees of the Promoter (or of the Promoter group), their immediate families, agencies of the Promoter (or of the Promoter group) and anyone else professionally connected with this promotion.

    2. Entrants must be 18 years old or over.

    3. The promotion begins at 09:00 on 5th February 2015 and closes at 11:59 on 6th May 2015 British Summer Time (BST).

    4.  You will be entered into the prize draw as an existing customer of the Promoter who has the benefit of a Gadget Insurance (GI) policy if you refer a friend or family member to the Promoter and that friend or family member buys a GI policy from the Promoter and such GI policy is in force for a minimum of 60 days after purchase. Both the referrer and the referee will be entered into the prize draw.

    5. Entry is free. Only one entry per successful referral for each of the referrer and referee is permitted.

    6. You can also enter after referring a friend or family member who purchases the Promoter’s GI policy by sending your full name, address, email address (where applicable), contact telephone number and name of friend or family member you referred to: iPhone 6 16GB Prize Draw 2015, Protect Your Bubble, Assurant House, 6-12 Victoria Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1EN provided such entry is received by Promoter on or before the closing date of 6th May 2015. By submitting such an entry, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and accept these terms and conditions.

    7. The prize is one iPhone 6 16GB.  The Promoter will pay for delivery to the winner but all other associated costs such as but not limited to connection, network charges etc are payable by the winner.

    8. The winner will be randomly selected after 16:30 on 13th July 2015 by the Promoter from all of the valid entries submitted during the promotional period.

    9. The Promoter will contact the winner on 13th July 2015 via email. The iPhone 6 16GB will be sent to the address provided by the winner within 24 working hours of the winner claiming the prize in accordance with clause 11 below. In all matters, the random selection made by the Promoter shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.

    10. The winner is required to respond to the notification by 17:00 on 20th July 2015 in order to claim the prize. Failure to do so will result in the prize being forfeited and another winner will be selected.

    11. The prize is not transferable, cannot be exchanged and has no cash value. It cannot be redeemed by the winner for cash or any other prize.

    12. The Promoter reserves the right to ask for evidence of identity and address of the prize winner.

    13. By entering this promotion, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

    14. Losing entries will not receive any notification.

    15. By entering this prize draw, you understand and agree that the, name and county of residence of the prize winner will be available on our blog.  No compensation shall be awarded for such participation.

    16. In the event of unforeseen circumstances the Promoter reserves the right to provide alternative prizes of equal or greater value.

    17. By entering into this draw, the entrant consents to the use of their personal data by the Promoter for the purposes of the administration of the draw.

    18. Nothing in these terms shall exclude the liability of the Promoter for death, personal injury, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation as a result of its negligence or any other liability which may not be excluded by law. The Promoter excludes all other liability to the extent permitted by law and in particular without limitation to the foregoing, the Promoter shall not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss nor for loss arising out of matters outside of its control nor for entries lost, delayed or undelivered, nor any liability for technical errors or communication failures in networks and/or internet access.

    19. The Promoter reserves the right at any time to modify, discontinue (temporary or permanently) this draw with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its control (including in the case of anticipated, suspected or actual fraud). The decision of the Promoter in all matters under its control is final and binding.

    20. This promotion and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

    Promoter – Assurant Direct Limited trading as Protect your bubble, whose registered office is Assurant House, 6-12 Victoria Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1EN and whose registered number is 5399683.

     

  5. Win a Pinarello bike worth £1,399

    We’re excited to announce the launch of an amazing competition to win a Pinarello Neor 2015 Tiagra 105 bike in black and red, just like the one you see in our TV advert – it’s worth £1,399!

    All you have to do is buy a new bicycle insurance policy, or renew or add another bike to an existing policy, in the three months between February 12th and May 15th 2015 and you’ll be automatically entered into the draw – simple!

    The Pinarello Neor 2015 Tiagra 105 boasts a sleek style and a unique asymmetric frame in hydroformed aluminium, but what really sets this bike apart from the rest of the pack is the carbon rear triangle and front fork. The Neor is the first entry-level bike of its kind to depart from a complete aluminium frame, and comes with the highest performance standards to match.

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    Pinarello is a world-leading manufacturer of handmade bicycles for road, track and cyclo-cross, formed in 1952 by cyclist Giovanni Pinarello. Its longstanding expertise has seen Pinarello bikes carrying professional riders to victory time and time again – Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and Óscar Pereiro, among countless others.

    It couldn’t be simpler – buy or update your policy between February 12th and May 15th to be in with a chance of winning a world-beating bike!

    Good luck!

    Full competition T&Cs:

    Protect Your Bubble’s Pinarello Bike Giveaway

    1. The draw is open to residents of the U.K excluding employees of the Promoter (or of the Promoter group), their immediate families, agencies of the Promoter (or of the Promoter group) and anyone else professionally connected with this promotion.

    2. Entrants must be 18 years old or over.

    3. The promotion begins at 00.00 on 12th Feb 2015 and closes at 23:59 on 15th May 2015 British Summer Time (BST).

    4. You will be entered if you renew, purchase a new bicycle insurance policy or if you add one or more bikes to an existing personal bicycle insurance policy during the promotional period.

    5. You can also enter without renewing, adjusting or purchasing a policy by sending your full name, address, email address (where applicable) and contact telephone number to: Pinarello Bike Giveaway Prize Draw 2015, Protect Your Bubble, Assurant House, 6-12 Victoria Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1EN provided such entry is received by Promoter on or before the closing date of 15th May 2015. By submitting such an entry, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and accept these terms and conditions.

    6. Only one entry per person is allowed.

    7. Any policy renewed, adjusted or purchased for entry to this draw must be in force for a minimum of 60 days after the promotional period end date.

    8. Prize is 1x Pinarello Neor 2015 Tiagra/105 Black/Red choice of size 50cm or 54cm and 1 x pair of pedals up to the value of £50 as chosen by the winner. [The Promoter will pay for delivery to the winner but all other costs associated with the prize are payable by the winner.]

    9. The winner will be randomly selected on or around the 16th July 2015 by the Promoter from all the valid entries submitted during the promotional period.

    10. The Promoter will contact the winner by 20th July 2015 using the contact details provided as part of the entry and will provide details to the winner on how to claim the prize. In all matters, the random selection made by the Promoter shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.

    11. The winner is required to respond to the notification of winning within 30 days of receipt in order to claim the prize. Failure to do so will result in the prize being forfeited and another winner will be selected. The prize will not be released until 60 days after the expiry of the renewal, adjustment or purchase as detailed in paragraph 8 above.

    12. The prize is not transferable, cannot be exchanged and has no cash value. It cannot be redeemed by the winner for cash or any other prize.

    13. The Promoter reserves the right to ask for evidence of identity and address of the prize winner.

    14. By entering this promotion, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

    15. Losing entries will not receive any notification.

    16. By entering this competition, you understand and agree that the name and county of residence of the prize winner will be available upon request by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to; Pinarello Bike Giveaway Prize Draw 2015, Protect your bubble, Assurant House, 6-12 Victoria Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1EN after 7th November 2015

    17. In the event of unforeseen circumstances the Promoter reserves the right to provide alternative prizes of equal or greater value.

    18.By entering this competition, you understand and agree that the winner may be requested to participate in promotional activity and that the Promoter reserves the right to make reference to the name and county of residence of the winner, in any publicity. No compensation shall be awarded for such participation.

    19. By entering into this draw, the entrant consents to the use of their personal data by the Promoter for the purposes of the administration of the draw.

    20. Nothing in these terms shall exclude the liability of the Promoter for death, personal injury, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation as a result of its negligence or any other liability which may not be excluded by law. The Promoter excludes all other liability to the extent permitted by law and in particular without limitation to the foregoing, the Promoter shall not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss nor for loss arising out of matters outside of its control nor for entries lost, delayed or undelivered, nor any liability for technical errors or communication failures in networks and/or internet access.

    21. The Promoter reserves the right at any time to modify, discontinue (temporary or permanently) this draw with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its control (including in the case of anticipated, suspected or actual fraud). The decision of the Promoter in all matters under its control is final and binding.

    22. This promotion and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

    Promoter – Assurant Direct Limited trading as Protect your bubble, whose registered office is Assurant House, 6-12 Victoria Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1EN and whose registered number is 5399683.

Prices may change. Protect Your Bubble is a trading name of Assurant Direct Limited, a company registered in England and Wales (registration company number 5399683). Assurant Direct Limited is an Appointed Representative of Lifestyle Services Group Limited. Lifestyle Services Group Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number 315245. You can check this on the Financial Services Register at http://www.fca.org.uk/ or by calling 0800 111 6768.

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