Spending Money for Discounts on Utilities

I was wondering if anyone has been stoozing and using their credit cards to pay regular bills and utilities? I'm considering paying a few of my bills and utilities in advance in order to get a discount on paying a lump sum. Has anyone successfully done this? This will also be helpful ahead of any increases coming up like broadband etc. Every bit helps and I'm looking at anything and everything.

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  • MalMonroe
    MalMonroe Posts: 5,783
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    Hi, do you get a discount for paying a lump sum? I thought that with most utilities you are more likely to get a discount if you pay by direct debit because it's better/easier for the companies. 

    This is what Martin Lewis says about stoozing, you might find it helpful -

    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/credit-cards/stooze-cash-credit-cards/#:~:text=for more options.-,How to stooze...,it's a money-making recipe.
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  • 3nigma
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    Thanks @Malmonroe, I've read the article and following all the advice already so all good. Regarding the direct debit orders being less, I've recently learned this is the case for energy providers so have opted back to direct debit but this is not the case for all utility providers (mobile, broadband, water, etc.). I was hoping some utility providers like Virgin Media would offer a discount for paying in advance but doesn't seem to be the case. It looks like you only get a discount on inception of a contract when you decide to pay annually (i.e. one lump sum) or instalments per month.
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