Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Progressive's Name Your Own Way You'd Like To Be Shafted Ad
By coincidence, I have always looked upon Flo's Progressive commercials as great candidates for a toxic waste dump....
"So, with Progressive, I can name my own price?"
"You betcha! We don't have price tags here! Just tell us what you want to pay, and we'll create a policy that matches your budget!"
"Ok- I want to pay $100 a month."
"Sounds great! At that level of coverage, there's no deductable, and we provide a rental car free of charge for up to two weeks while your car is repaired or, if totalled, while you pick out a new car one model year younger than the one that you trashed."
"Actually, $100 is a bit much. I want to pay $50 a month."
"Sounds good! At that level of coverage, there's a $500 deductable and we provide a rental car for an additional $10 a day for up to a week, after which it's totally on your own dime. And if your car is totalled we'll hook you up with a new car of the same make and model of the one you lost."
"Actually, I'd kind of like to pay $15 a month. You said I could set my own price, and that's what I'd like to pay."
"Sounds like a plan! At that level of coverage, there's a $2000 deductable. We suggest you hitch to the emergency room because the ambulance ride isn't covered, and you take care of your own rental! If your car is totalled, we'll hook you up with a 1981 Renault LeCar and cancel your policy!"
As for the guy getting scrubbed at the end of this ad- hell, I feel dirty every time I watch one of these stupid things. Being in one? I totally get what he's going through.