Octopus - Octoplus Rewards (points/money off/free electricity)

liviboy
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edited 22 October 2023 at 5:18PM in Energy
Just spotted a new link on my Octopus app for “Octoplus”.

Big banners saying free electricity when the grid is green, earn points to redeem for money off bills or use with reward partners.

Can’t see anything on the website yet about it though.

Press releases clearly out though: https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/24485399/octopus-energy-loyalty-scheme-bills/amp/

Screenshots of app: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/octoplus-free-electricity-sessions-and-saving-sessions-octopus-energy-rewards-program-4220205
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  • liviboy said:


    Can’t see anything on the website yet about it though.


    https://octopus.energy/octoplus/
  • I joined through my online dashboard.
  • Netexporter
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    I'll be interested to see how it compares to Agile. The principle is essentially the same, just a few more bells and whistles, as far as I can see.
  • EssexHebridean
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    If you’ve not updated your app since the latest update you may need to do that - it showed for me after I updated. 
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  • The point ratio is ridiculous - 800 points = £1 :disappointed:
    We all prefer to get 100s of points than 3  B)
  • bristolleedsfan
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    edited 22 October 2023 at 7:06PM
    The point ratio is ridiculous - 800 points = £1 :disappointed:
    We all prefer to get 100s of points than 3  B)
    Someone posted this on Twitter/X an hour or so ago  "I just won a crappy 8 Octopoints on the @octopus_energy Wheel of Fortune"

    Someone else posted a screenshot of 800 points won on Wheel of Fortune  - £1.00  :)
  • masonic
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    I'll be interested to see how it compares to Agile. The principle is essentially the same, just a few more bells and whistles, as far as I can see.
    Savings Sessions will work similarly to how they have in the past, while the Free Electricity Sessions will work a bit like Power Hour did. Agile is quite different in that it encourages load shifting every day, whereas the incentives via OctoPlus will be one-off events when the grid is at its most unbalanced.
  • EssexHebridean
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    I hope they will eventually offer the option of notifications from the app for any free electric sessions rather than by email - far less chance of me missing one that way and that is definitely something we would be hoping to  make good use of. 
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  • Jinglish
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    edited 23 October 2023 at 2:06PM
    According to the FAQ's it already does...

    "Download our award winning Octopus app and enable push notification to get real time Octoplus updates"

    I'm on Intelligent Go I'm wondering if I leave my EV plugged in will it automatically charge when it's free? I have my charger set to only charge when <7.5p so hopefully it will work rather than me manually having to get notified then setup a charge session. If any others find this out please feedback here.

    Now on the FAQ: 

  • It does specifically state on the website that the notifications around the free electricity will be by email. Hopefully it is just a wording thing and they will send push notifications as well though! 
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