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    • MSE Archna
    • By MSE Archna 26th Nov 07, 5:50 PM
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    Energy: Find the cheapest supplier & earn cashback
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    • 26th Nov 07, 5:50 PM
    Energy: Find the cheapest supplier & earn cashback 26th Nov 07 at 5:50 PM



    This thread is specifically to discuss the content of the

    Gas & Electricity plus Cashback Article

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    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 26-03-2014 at 8:43 PM.
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    • momist
    • By momist 7th Feb 18, 10:35 AM
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    momist
    You really do have to check your figures.
    I switched myself to a Fairer Power dual fuel 1 year fix in November, when my last deal with Eon ran out and their prices were no longer competitive. Fairer Power is a strange local (NW) arrangement with local council backing, but utilising Ovo Energy as supplier at a special rate.
    Perhaps unsurprisingly, I can't find the actual rate that I am paying in the Cheap Energy Club, and therefore the comparisons offered here are way off target. The Club says I'm paying £486 per year too much!
    I have just done a comparison using my own consumption figures, and the standing charge and unit prices of the tariff I am on, with the Octopus rates on the Big Switch. They prove that I'm saving enough on the lower unit rates to compensate for the higher standing charge, and even with the £50 cashback for switching I could only save less than £3 in the next year. I'm staying with what I've got.
    You really do have to check your own figures, every time.
    • PhylPho
    • By PhylPho 8th Feb 18, 7:36 PM
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    I've just checked, too. We're on EDF's Blue Price Protection to October and the figures on offer by the Energy Club really don't stack up. There's also the fact that the 2-year fix is posited on the notion that after October this year, we'll be paying a 'standard tariff'. But. . . We won't. There'll be plenty of offers between now and then from suppliers large and small. This is one ticking clock -- the deadline is apparently only a few hours away -- that we'll let tick on regardless.
    • Consumerist
    • By Consumerist 8th Feb 18, 7:44 PM
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    Consumerist
    . . . You really do have to check your own figures, every time.
    Originally posted by momist
    I agree. Particularly if switching at this time of year when consumption rates are high. I've decided to give it a miss until my current contract expires. I'll have another look-see then.
    Warning: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
    • Lisrobbo
    • By Lisrobbo 9th Feb 18, 9:57 AM
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    British Gas one year fixed deal from late 2017; I "switched" from Sainsburys to British Gas via the Energy Club. Got the confirmation,then nothing..till I realised my DDR from January hadn't gone out and that neither Sainsburys nor BGas had asked for a reading. Phoned Sainsbury Jan18th and BGas had apparently "cancelled" my switch! - so after a few "holds" all seemed to be sorted and sure enough BGas phoned to say it was all sorted. MLEnergy Club confirmed my switch ages ago and I have received £25,but as of yesterday I am still with Sainsburys and awaiting a call from them to see what is going on. Unfortunately this is the second time I have had a switch problem with BGas. On my switch to Sainsburys last year they forgot to switch my electricity and just did the gas! So after this year I will be looking away from British Gas...
    • Consumerist
    • By Consumerist 9th Feb 18, 11:06 AM
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    Consumerist
    British Gas one year fixed deal from late 2017; I "switched" from Sainsburys to British Gas via the Energy Club. Got the confirmation,then nothing..till I realised my DDR from January hadn't gone out and that neither Sainsburys nor BGas had asked for a reading. Phoned Sainsbury Jan18th and BGas had apparently "cancelled" my switch! - so after a few "holds" all seemed to be sorted and sure enough BGas phoned to say it was all sorted. MLEnergy Club confirmed my switch ages ago and I have received £25,but as of yesterday I am still with Sainsburys and awaiting a call from them to see what is going on. Unfortunately this is the second time I have had a switch problem with BGas. On my switch to Sainsburys last year they forgot to switch my electricity and just did the gas! So after this year I will be looking away from British Gas...
    Originally posted by Lisrobbo
    This highlights one of the problems with switching through an intermediary.

    The new supplier is responsible for the switch and if you go direct you know who to contact to get things sorted out. Where an intermediary is involved the buck can be passed from pillar to post.
    Warning: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 9th Feb 18, 11:59 AM
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    This highlights one of the problems with switching through an intermediary.

    The new supplier is responsible for the switch and if you go direct you know who to contact to get things sorted out. Where an intermediary is involved the buck can be passed from pillar to post.
    Originally posted by Consumerist
    Very true. Also, by going direct with some companies you can use a referral code that pays more cash back than Price Comparison sites. For example, Bulb & Octopus are offering £50 cashback if you use a referral link.
    • Hengus
    • By Hengus 9th Feb 18, 12:47 PM
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    Hengus
    Very true. Also, by going direct with some companies you can use a referral code that pays more cash back than Price Comparison sites. For example, Bulb & Octopus are offering £50 cashback if you use a referral link.
    Originally posted by ASavvyBuyer
    And I think that I am correct in saying that under the new Ofgem PCW Confidence Code these 'family and friends' deals will not be listed, whereas the total annual cost shown can now include any cash back paid by the PCW (ie; a share of the referral fee). The latter is already happening on MSE CEC.
    • Gmeasor
    • By Gmeasor 18th Feb 18, 8:58 AM
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    Has anyone used the “look after my bills service” it was looking good until it asked for my direct debit details. I can’t Find anything on the Internet that suggests this is a scam.
    • Gmeasor
    • By Gmeasor 18th Feb 18, 9:00 AM
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    Look after my bills
    Look after my bills: Does anybody have any experience with using the service? I was registering with it but became very hesitant when it asked for my bank account details and sort code under the guise of a direct debit. I have had a look to see if this is a scam and have not been able to find any information. Can anyone help?
    • Flt. Lt. Biggles
    • By Flt. Lt. Biggles 18th Feb 18, 9:42 AM
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    Flt. Lt. Biggles
    Has anyone used the “look after my bills service” it was looking good until it asked for my direct debit details. I can’t Find anything on the Internet that suggests this is a scam.
    Originally posted by Gmeasor
    Look after my bills: Does anybody have any experience with using the service? I was registering with it but became very hesitant when it asked for my bank account details and sort code under the guise of a direct debit. I have had a look to see if this is a scam and have not been able to find any information. Can anyone help?
    Originally posted by Gmeasor
    Mrs Biggles looks after all our bills

    But for those not fortunate enough to find someone themself, there's always someone prepared to offer services for a price ...
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