Most insurance companies offer discounts if you insure multiple cars within a household. iMingle takes this concept a step further by allowing consumers to link, or “mingle,” their policies with those of their friends, so they can both benefit from the iMingle Network™ Discount of 10 percent. This is on top of iMingle’s other policy discounts, which can save customers up to 50 percent or more.
The sharing process is simple. When a customer purchases an iMingle auto policy, they can use a widget to let their friends know about the available discount. They have over a dozen choices for how they want to share their exclusive iMingle discount link, including email, instant messaging, blogging, and social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If a friend clicks on the link and also purchases a policy – and both agree to the iMingle safety pledge – both customers get an extra 10 percent discount.
“What we are doing with the iMingle Network Discount is entirely new in the insurance business,” said Michael Stahl, iMingle’s vice president of product and strategy. “Consumers have already embraced the group deal concept for restaurants, online retailers and other small, discretionary purchases. But, rather than saving $10 on dinner or $5 on a car wash, the iMingle tip can mean saving hundreds of dollars per year on car insurance. Even with a topic as dry as insurance, that’s a deal worth sharing.”
iMingle’s group buying component is believed to be the first in the insurance industry. However, it is not the only way iMingle consumers can save money. Other policy discounts include:
iMingle also bundles popular coverage options into convenient and affordable packages:
In addition to South Carolina, iMingle is now available in 12 other states: Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Wisconsin, Virginia and Iowa. Renters insurance is also available from iMingle in South Carolina. Select states also offer homeowners and condo insurance.
(Please note: The term “group buying” as used in this press release is intended to mean collective buying in the social context and not the purchasing of insurance as part of an employer-sponsored group or other affinity association.)
iMingle is part of Unitrin, Inc. (NYSE: UTR), which has over $8 billion in assets and an A- (Excellent) Rating from A.M. Best for insurance operations. More information is available at http://www.iMingle.com or by calling 800-315-0473.