March Madne$$: Geico's ACC car insurance discount
Alumni, students, faculty and staff of Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) schools are now eligible to get a discount of up to 8 percent on their Geico car insurance rates.
If you're not a college basketball fan, here is the list of current institutions Included in the ACC:
- Boston College
- Clemson University
- Duke University
- Florida State University
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- University of Maryland
- University of Miami
- University of North Carolina
- North Carolina State University
- University of Virginia,
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- Wake Forest University
The ACC joins more than 270 other groups that partner with Geico to offer members car insurance discounts.
Of course Geico isn't the only car insurance company that provides discounts for qualified drivers. (For more information on typical discounts, see: "Your guide to car insurance discounts.")
One bit of advice when shopping for car insurance. Don't jump at an offer for a discount without comparing the base price for coverage. You may qualify for a 10 percent discount at one company, but save more by going with an insurer that offers coverage at an even lower base price. Also, some insurers that offer multiple discounts cap the total percentage you can save.
Des Toups is a writer, editor and expert on insurance, cars and personal finance. He has written extensively about all three for national publications such as MSN and major newspapers such as the Seattle Times. He has been quoted about insurance issues in The New York Times, USA Today and Kiplinger's.
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