A few days ago we got our renewal bill for our car insurance. We payed 17.08$ a month last year, and it went up to 18.87$ for this year. Admittedly, this is very cheap, of course. We get a deal because I'm the primary driver (a woman - statistically cheaper), and my partner is an engineer (his professional order has a deal with this insurance company). However, it's still a 10% jump from last year, which is huge in my opinion, and completely ridiculous.
He called the company to see what was going on, and why, and they said that last year they had given us a 20% discount (because we'd called and complained about the increase that time too). There was nothing they could do. He called around to other companies, and none even came close.
MPP: spending 30 minutes on the phone for a 20$ yearly difference, merely out of principle.
On the upside, I've never been so attracted to my partner as when he's rationally convincing someone of absurd cost increases with math, statistics, and poised conversation. It's so hot.