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  1. How to take care of your Gadgets this summer

    The summer months are here and that means there are plenty more reasons to get out and about. Chances are you are not going to leave your Smartphone at home while you enjoy the sunshine, so you need to make sure that you look after it during your summer activities.

    Summer gadgets

    Luckily, as well as investing in Gadget Insurance, there is plenty you can do to take care of your gadgets. Below are some great tips to help you ensure that your Smartphone stays intact throughout summer.

     1. Stay in charge

     

    Summer often means being out of the house and the longer days mean that your phone battery needs to go that extra distance. Keeping your phone fully charged while you are on the go can be  be challenging, so investing in a portable charger is a great idea.

    There are also a few hints and tricks which can help you prolong your phone’s battery life. Try turning the brightness down for example and getting rid of all unused apps. If you are not using  your phone for a period of time then switch it onto airplane mode when it is not in use as this will help to significantly extend the battery life.

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  2. Win official Wimbledon goodies with Protect Your Bubble

    If you are heading to the Wimbledon Championships this weekend, then keep an eye out for Protect Your Bubble.

    On Friday 4th July we will be joining the action to promote our great value Family Gadget Insurance  and our TV adverts featuring John McEnroe. The Protect Your Bubble team  will be meeting the crowds and handing out some free goodies, as well as a 10% discount and the chance to win official Wimbledon prizes.

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    If you are not watching the action live then you can still enter to win our Wimbledon goodies,  including a Wimbledon hoodie and his and hers Wimbledon towels. All you have to do is tweet us your Wimbledon or tennis themed pictures to @protectyrbubble, not forgetting to use #PYBWimbledon.

    Whether you are viewing from home, enjoying some strawberries and cream or dusting off your own tennis racket this weekend, we want to see you do it. So whatever you are doing to celebrate Wimbledon, tweet us at @protectyrbubble to get involved.

    If you haven’t caught our Family Gadget advert yet then you can check it out here. For full details of how to enter our Wimbledon competition and for full Terms and Conditions, please see below.

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  3. Festival goers beware and guard your gadgets

    Handsets totalling an estimated £13million could be lost or stolen at music events in 2014.

     

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    The festival season is officially here and that means one of two things, either you will be attending or there is a strong chance you will notice a whole host of enviable festival photos fill your Facebook newsfeed. Festival selfies, before and after group pictures and videos of  favourite bands are just some of digital memories we choose to capture while we soak up the sun (or rain) at Glastonbury this year.  It’s hardly surprising then that 92% of festiaval goers plan to take their smart phone with them to a festival this year. Of those 87% do so because they want to take pictures, 56% want to use social media and 49% want internet access.

    Being able to capture these festival memories often means taking expensive gadgets and these gadgets are therefore exposed to additional risk of accidental damage, loss or even theft. According to claims data from Gadget Insurer Protect Your Bubble, mobiles are 15% more likely to be lost, stolen or damaged during the festival season with claims peaking in July.

    This is something that 63% of the 8% who leave their smartphone at home dread, opting to use a sub-£30 festival phone for fear of having their smartphone lost, stolen or broken. 32% of those who leave their smartphone at home will use a cheap festival phone as it has longer battery live and 17% simply want to enjoy the festival experience without technology.

    If you are one of the 92% of festival goers taking your mobile with you this summer, then there are plenty of things you can do to help protect it. Never be tempted to leave your phone behind in your tent, even if it is padlocked. Keep your phone on you at all times, and make sure you invest in Gadget Insurance so that if anything does happen you won’t have to shell out for the full cost of a new handset.

     

     

  4. Tell us what you think for a chance to win Wireless Festival tickets.

     Terms and Conditions

    1. Eligibility

    a) The draw is open to residents of the U.K. (excluding Northern Ireland). 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 are not entitled to enter this draw.

    b) Entrants must be 18 years or over.

    2. Promotional Period

    The promotional period begins at 00.00 on Sunday 15th June 2014 and closes at 23.59 on Wednesday 25th June 2014.

    3. How to Enter

    During the Promotion Period outlined above, you may enter by completing our full survey and providing your contact details at the end of the survey.

    Only one entry per person is permitted. Multiple entries will not be counted.

    4. Grand Prize Drawing

    a) On Thursday 26th June, 2014, a winner will be picked at random by an independent person from all eligible entries received during the entire Promotional Period.

    b) The Promoter will contact the winner on the day of the draw using the contact details provided as part of the entry and will provide details of how to claim the prize. In all matters, the random selection made by the Promoter shall be final and no correspondence or discussions shall be entered into.

    c) The winner is required to respond to the notification of winning within 48 hours 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.

    d) The prize will be posted to the winner to the agreed upon address via recorded delivery within 48 hours of the prize claim.

    e) The Promoter reserves the right to ask for evidence of the identity, age and address of the prize winner.

    f) Losing entrants will not receive any notification.

    5. Prizes, Approximate Retail Value

    a) One (1) Grand Prize: Two (2) tickets to Wireless Festival Valid at the London Location on Saturday 5th July only to the value of £143.00.

    b) No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of prizes is permitted except at Promoter’s sole discretion. If a prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.

    6. General Rules

    a) By entering this prize draw, you understand and agree that the name and county of residence of the prize winner will be available upon request. Such information can be requested by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to: Protect Your Bubble Wireless Giveaway, Protect Your Bubble, Assurant House, 6- 12 Victoria Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1EN after 30th June 2014.

    b) By entering this draw, 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.

    c) The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries lost, delayed or undelivered, or any liability for technical errors or communication failures in networks and / or internet access.

    d) 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.

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

    Promoter – Assurant Direct Limited trading as Protect Your Bubble, Assurant House, 6-12 Victoria Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1EN.

     

  5. Understanding your Travel Money Options

    Currency rates and Travel Money options may not be the easiest or most exciting subject to get your head around. With so many places offering variable exchange rates, it can be a bit of a conundrum working out  how to get the best out of your Travel Money. Not only is there the fear of paying too much for your Travel Money, but also the fear of having your holiday ruined if you should be unlucky enough to have it lost or stolen.

    Travel Money

    Your Travel Insurance can help protect both yourself and your belongings, but Travel Money can be harder to keep track of.  For this reason it’s useful to know that using cash is not the only way to pay for things abroad, and it can be highly advantageous to understand the other options that are available to you. (more…)

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 Assurant Intermediary Limited, a company registered in England and Wales (registration company number 4019801). Assurant Intermediary Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (registered number 311243). You can check this on the FSA's register by visiting the FSA's website www.fsa.gov.uk/Pages/register or by contacting the FSA on 0845 606 1234.

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