3 free iTunes (if you are bored and surfing)

joeswinehart

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Hmmm, if you are bored and doing not much, you can score 3 free iTunes downloads by going to geico.com/music and requesting an insurance quote. You are supposed to be a student, so I clicked part-time in that box. Didn't need a VIN number so you can just plug in whatever make and model...I went with the simplest answers I could find, checked no on everything and got the default limits. They sent a quote via email immediately and then 2 days later I got my iTunes code. Took maybe 10 minutes, so maybe it isn't worth your time, but if you are wondering what to do with your day, maybe it's a start...

p.s. the fine print on the intro page says:
"Sorry, this offer not valid in GA, MA, ME, or NY. Limit one per person."
 

mrgreen4242

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joeswinehart said:
Hmmm, if you are bored and doing not much, you can score 3 free iTunes downloads by going to geico.com/music and requesting an insurance quote. You are supposed to be a student, so I clicked part-time in that box. Didn't need a VIN number so you can just plug in whatever make and model...I went with the simplest answers I could find, checked no on everything and got the default limits. They sent a quote via email immediately and then 2 days later I got my iTunes code. Took maybe 10 minutes, so maybe it isn't worth your time, but if you are wondering what to do with your day, maybe it's a start...

p.s. the fine print on the intro page says:
"Sorry, this offer not valid in GA, MA, ME, or NY. Limit one per person."

Cool thanks... I just did it, but it didn't offer me the choice of part time student, just full time or not... I am a part time student, and was actually looking for an insurance quote, but Geico's rates suck. Hopefully I get sent my iTunes codes, though. :)
 

mkaake

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Cool. Thanks for the heads up. Actually came in almost 100 cheaper than what I'm paying through progressive right now...
 

mrgreen4242

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mkaake said:
Cool. Thanks for the heads up. Actually came in almost 100 cheaper than what I'm paying through progressive right now...
Progressive is pretty bad. Try State Farm, you'll probably save a bit over Geiko too.
 

Lloyd1994

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mrgreen4242 said:
Progressive is pretty bad. Try State Farm, you'll probably save a bit over Geiko too.
Get USAA if you can! Not everyone qualifies (you or your parents or grandparents must have been in the military or had a USAA account) but if you can get it you won't regret it.
 

jimsowden

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I was just looking into getting my own policy from my parent's, and being a full time student this is perfect. But 919 for 6 months sounds high, insurance hasn't done a thing for me in the past 6 months.

Edit: I am an 18 year old Male with a 2.8l german sedan. I wouldn't trust me either.
 

JDOG_

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Thanks man. I realized Geico really isn't the cheapest out there, but it's ten minutes I spent learning that & getting some free tunes as well (hopefully!)

Cheers!
 

devilot

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I put all fake stuff in until it got to Social Security number, then I clicked out of it. :cool:
Uh oh, did I go to the wrong site? I don't recall a SSN input area... :confused:
 

killuminati

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devilot76 said:
Uh oh, did I go to the wrong site? I don't recall a SSN input area... :confused:
It only asks for SSN depending on the options you select. If you select unemployed, they wont ask you for it.
 

furryrabidbunny

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Sweet... double what i pay now! sign me up. i really wished i would have read the whole thread though, so i wouldn't have had to put in my social. o well, thats what i get for being lazy.
 

Josh

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iMatt mini said:
I put all fake stuff in until it got to Social Security number, then I clicked out of it. :cool:
If this runs your SS#, it's doing a credit check (which is important for insurance).

Each time these companies run your credit, it lowers your score. Same as when you buy a new car, and they run your credit through several banks all at once, which significantly hurts your credit score (which is why you should always get the loan yourself from your bank, not the dealer..but anyway).

The hit your credit score takes for running the check is not worth 3 songs in iTunes!! :eek:
 

mrgreen4242

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Josh said:
If this runs your SS#, it's doing a credit check (which is important for insurance).

Each time these companies run your credit, it lowers your score. Same as when you buy a new car, and they run your credit through several banks all at once, which significantly hurts your credit score (which is why you should always get the loan yourself from your bank, not the dealer..but anyway).

The hit your credit score takes for running the check is not worth 3 songs in iTunes!! :eek:
Correct me if I am mistaken, but the drop in credit score for repeated checks is usually only 1) if there are more than 3 in a day or something like that, 2) very small, and 3) go away after a few weeks of no checks.

The whole credit reporting system is completely stupid and should be illegal anyways.
 

Josh

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mrgreen4242 said:
Correct me if I am mistaken, but the drop in credit score for repeated checks is usually only 1) if there are more than 3 in a day or something like that, 2) very small, and 3) go away after a few weeks of no checks.

The whole credit reporting system is completely stupid and should be illegal anyways.

According to How Stuff Works, they stay there for 2 years (yikes!).

http://money.howstuffworks.com/credit-report6.htm

Not worth it IMO. Save yourself the credit and spend the $3 instead.
 

ftaok

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Go to the GAP ...

Much easier to go to the Gap and get a free song for trying on a pair of jeans. If you're lucky enough to have a mall with two Gaps, then you could score 2 songs. Bring a friend (or wife) and that's 4 songs.

And they don't ask for any information (other than perhaps your waist and inseam sizes).

ft
 

killuminati

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ftaok said:
Much easier to go to the Gap and get a free song for trying on a pair of jeans. If you're lucky enough to have a mall with two Gaps, then you could score 2 songs. Bring a friend (or wife) and that's 4 songs.

And they don't ask for any information (other than perhaps your waist and inseam sizes).

ft
Actually its not so easy. I got 3 free song cards (there were 2 other ppl with me) and only 1 of the 3 ended up working. The other 2 had the codes scratched off because the silver stuff covering it is so hard that you have to push hard to get it off but it ends up taking off the code under it as well. I emailed the gap about it and they said that theres nothing they can do because they have already ran out of cards.
 

wPod

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ftaok said:
Much easier to go to the Gap and get a free song for trying on a pair of jeans. If you're lucky enough to have a mall with two Gaps, then you could score 2 songs. Bring a friend (or wife) and that's 4 songs.

And they don't ask for any information (other than perhaps your waist and inseam sizes).

ft
yeah, thats all good and fun, but it would only work if you carpooled, then everyone gave you their free songs! it costs more than a 99 cents worth of gas to get to the mall, find parking and then get back. at least for me. maybe if the mall were on the way to school or work then it would be ok. but the mall is too far away. and with gas prices going where they are. 99 cents buys roughly .4 of a gallon of gas. (if we are looking at 2.50 a gallon) then considering a middle of the line economy car (like my jetta) which gets about 28mpg in the city. then thats about 11 miles on 99 cents. which would get me too the mall, but not back. as for geico does it really do something to your credit? cause i would apply but not if it hurts my credit in some way.
 

devilot

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killuminati said:
It only asks for SSN depending on the options you select. If you select unemployed, they wont ask you for it.
Thanks for the heads up... about the UK one, don't you have to be a resident of the UK to get those songs?
 

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