February 2018 Newsletter

February Newsletter

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Fun Facts about the Super Bowl

Come the first Sunday in February, the question won’t be whether or not you’ll watch the Super Bowl. It’s whether you’ll be checking out the game, the commercials or the halftime performance. Whatever you choose,  you can keep things lively by knowing some Super Bowl trivia. Drop a few of these stat bombs on your fellow fans, and we guarantee they’ll be impressed.

Second Food Day Behind Thanksgiving

Super Bowl Sunday is practically an unofficial national holiday, so it’s no surprise that the day doubles as a food fest as well. Thanksgiving excluded, Americans consume more food during the Super Bowl than any other day. We buy 12. 5 million pizzas and the California Avocado Commission estimates that fans consume 160 million avocados (most likely in the form of guacamole, of course).

Lots of People Only Watch the Halftime Show

Katy Perry’s costumed backup dancers (Left Shark, looking at you) caught the attention of more viewers than the actual game. Perry’s halftime performance drew 118.5 million viewers compared to the game’s 114.4 million.

A Fan Saved Super Bowl History

Super Bowl I (1967) wasn’t broadcast live but televised after the fact simultaneously by both NBC and CBS (it is the only Super Bowl to have been simulcast). Producers later erased the footage to film soap operas. That precious archival footage was restored, however, when a fan came forward with a personal recording of the game. Whew!

The Trophy Belongs in Tiffanys

The Vince Lombardi Trophy depicts a regulation-size football atop a vaguely tee-like structure. Designed and manufactured by Tiffany & Co., the sterling silver award weighs seven pounds and takes nearly 70 hours to forge and assemble. Its estimated value is $50,000. Prior to Super Bowl XXX, the trophy was presented to the winning team’s owner in the locker room. Since then, it’s been presented on the field after the game amidst a deluge of confetti.

Whoever you’re rooting for and wherever you happen to watch the game, Apollo Insurance Services hopes you enjoy the Super Bowl!

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National Love Your Pet Day

National Love Your Pet Day takes place on February 20th and is the perfect time to show your furry friend just how much you care. If you don’t have a pet, it’s the best day to look into giving one the life it deserves!

There are plenty of pet adoption centers that will allow you to find your new best friend. Most of these organizations are dedicated to rescuing and saving cats and dogs that are left homeless including, animals that are at high risk of euthanasia in public shelters, pets that are given up by their owners, or those who are in danger of neglect or abuse.  A simple act of kindness can change your life and the life of an animal for many years to come!

And remember, when it comes to protecting your pet, you should consider Petplan pet insurance. Petplan is more than medical insurance for pets–it’s peace of mind for pet parents. When your best friend gets sick or injured, pet insurance helps pay the vet bill. For a free quote click here.

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Protect your memories

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner – will you be receiving a new piece of jewelry to add to your collection?  You may even be receiving a new engagement ring!  Whatever it is, jewelry tells a very personal story. It’s a story about your life’s most memorable moments.Your jewelry is a reflection of who you are. Your collection can consist of necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets, diamonds, gemstones, watches and so much more. Whatever it may be, it’s the jewelry you’ve always wanted and it should be properly insured from scenarios like theft or damage – even mysterious disappearance. Yes, mysterious disappearance, because it could be mysteriously lost, stolen, or never retrieved from a drainpipe. You can protect your jewelry by adding scheduled personal property coverage to your homeowners, condo, or renter’s insurance policy, or with a valuable items insurance policy.

Your jewelry isn’t ordinary. Your jewelry tells a personal story. A loss would be devastating. Call your friends at Apollo Insurance Services at 800.426.1088, option 2 or click here  for a free quote and to learn more about this important coverage.


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What to Do If Your Car Breaks Down

Follow some of these steps if your vehicle breaks down, and take extra precaution if you are in a busy intersection or on a highway.
Getting out of the car at a busy intersection or on a highway to change a tire or check damage from a fender bender is probably one of the worst things you can do. The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) recommends the following precautions when your car breaks down:

  1. Never get out of the vehicle to make a repair or examine the damage on a busy highway. Get the vehicle to a safe place before getting out. If you have been involved in an accident, motion the other driver to pull up to a safe spot ahead.
  2. If you cannot drive the vehicle, it may be safer to stay in the vehicle and wait for help or use a cell phone to summon help. Standing outside the vehicle in the flow of traffic, under most circumstances, is a bad idea.
  3. Carry flares or triangles to use to mark your location once you get to the side of the road. Marking your vehicle’s location to give other drivers advance warning of your location can be critical. Remember to put on your hazard lights!
  4. In the case of a blowout or a flat tire, move the vehicle to a safer place before attempting a repair – even if it means destroying the wheel getting there. The cost of a tire, rim or wheel is minor compared to endangering your safety.

Many of the insurance companies we work with provide roadside assistance. Ask us about adding this to your auto insurance policy.