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    • falkirkzidane
    • By falkirkzidane 23rd Jan 16, 8:26 PM
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    Collective Energy Switch Feb 2nd
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    • 23rd Jan 16, 8:26 PM
    Collective Energy Switch Feb 2nd 23rd Jan 16 at 8:26 PM
    Hi All,

    The energy club has a collective switch and states it will happen on Feb 2nd. Does anyone know if this means the collective switch will be on the table there and then on February the 2nd or if this is when it kicks off and the offer will be made in due course after a few weeks or so?

    Thanks in advance.
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    • csgohan4
    • By csgohan4 23rd Jan 16, 9:09 PM
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    • #2
    • 23rd Jan 16, 9:09 PM
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    • 23rd Jan 16, 9:09 PM
    This should be interesting, Will still be within my 2 week cooling off period so will take a look
    "It is prudent when shopping for something important, not to limit yourself to Pound land/Estate Agents"
    • gt94sss2
    • By gt94sss2 25th Jan 16, 2:32 PM
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    • #3
    • 25th Jan 16, 2:32 PM
    • #3
    • 25th Jan 16, 2:32 PM
    UKPower have a collective switch on 2nd February as well - so it will be interesting to see if they or MSE negotiate the better deal.

    https://ukpowercollective.ichoosr.com/product/index.rails?actionId=453

    Last time, it was UKPower who beat MSE in my case
    • onzey
    • By onzey 25th Jan 16, 3:14 PM
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    • #4
    • 25th Jan 16, 3:14 PM
    • #4
    • 25th Jan 16, 3:14 PM
    Hi All,

    The energy club has a collective switch and states it will happen on Feb 2nd. Does anyone know if this means the collective switch will be on the table there and then on February the 2nd or if this is when it kicks off and the offer will be made in due course after a few weeks or so?

    Thanks in advance.
    Originally posted by falkirkzidane
    Hope someone does answer OP's question.

    I notice the ukpower collective on 02/02/16 that gt94sss2 linked to says you'll get an email from 15/02/16 with an offer.

    I'm with E-ON and moved online yesterday from their V15 to V19 (I'm on Economy 7 electricity only tariff.)

    My understanding is I have 14 days from yesterday in which to cancel. Once on it though, there is a 30 exit fee.

    Perhaps I should cancel now (my V15 is due to end on 02/02/16) and leave it to the last day to hopefully see the collectives. Of course v19 might disappear, or be replaced.

    Are collectives likely to be very competitive?
    • MSE Dan L
    • By MSE Dan L 25th Jan 16, 3:16 PM
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    • #5
    • 25th Jan 16, 3:16 PM
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    • 25th Jan 16, 3:16 PM
    Hi all

    The collective tariffs are scheduled to launch on the evening of 2 February - as soon as we release them, you'll be able to switch via Cheap Energy Club.

    Just make sure you've either signed up to CEC or Martin's weekly email by 31 January to get the tariff

    You can check if you're signed up at this link.
    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/cheapenergyclub/helpquestions/

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by MSE Dan L; 28-01-2016 at 2:06 PM. Reason: clarification on sign-up
  • E.ON Company Representative: Malc
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    • 26th Jan 16, 5:03 PM
    E.ON Cooling Off Period
    • #6
    • 26th Jan 16, 5:03 PM
    Hope someone does answer OP's question.

    I notice the ukpower collective on 02/02/16 that gt94sss2 linked to says you'll get an email from 15/02/16 with an offer.

    I'm with E-ON and moved online yesterday from their V15 to V19 (I'm on Economy 7 electricity only tariff.)

    My understanding is I have 14 days from yesterday in which to cancel. Once on it though, there is a 30 exit fee.

    Perhaps I should cancel now (my V15 is due to end on 02/02/16) and leave it to the last day to hopefully see the collectives. Of course v19 might disappear, or be replaced.

    Are collectives likely to be very competitive?
    Originally posted by onzey
    Hi onzey

    You're right, you've 14 days from when you put through the move to change your mind about switching to our Fixed 1 Year version 19 tariff. Just to let you know, I've no end date yet for version 19 and it could be withdrawn at any time. Also, as you say, there's a 30 per fuel exit fee for changing supplier with version 19. This differs from version 15 which had a 5 per fuel exit fee.

    Hope this is useful onzey.

    Malc
    Official Company Representative
    I am an official company representative of E.ON. MSE has given permission for me to post in response to queries about the company, so that I can help solve issues. You can see my name on the companies with permission to post list. I am not allowed to tout for business at all. If you believe I am please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com This does NOT imply any form of approval of my company or its products by MSE"
    • csgohan4
    • By csgohan4 26th Jan 16, 7:15 PM
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    • #7
    • 26th Jan 16, 7:15 PM
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    • 26th Jan 16, 7:15 PM
    But so far the V19 online seems to the most competitive out of the main companies. Not counting the small ones which I am not touching due to poor reviews, first utility amongst others.
    "It is prudent when shopping for something important, not to limit yourself to Pound land/Estate Agents"
    • onzey
    • By onzey 26th Jan 16, 7:18 PM
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    • #8
    • 26th Jan 16, 7:18 PM
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    • 26th Jan 16, 7:18 PM
    Hi Malc

    Do you ever get an end date for any tariff?
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 27th Jan 16, 6:47 AM
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    • #9
    • 27th Jan 16, 6:47 AM
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    • 27th Jan 16, 6:47 AM
    A bit early season wise. Scottish Power is cheap for gas but high on electricity. So I was looking for something with low electricity unit rates from April onwards.


    Ideally, I want to sign on as late as possible, say 15th February, then the switch takes six weeks to complete, because Scottish Power buries its head in the sand and won't let me go, so I start the tariff around 31st March.


    On the other hand, so many E.On collective switches lately, I might as well wait till March, and hope that oil prices fall to $10.
    • Joeytheroo
    • By Joeytheroo 27th Jan 16, 8:30 AM
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    2 properties 1 email address
    Hello, I'm responsible for arranging utilities for 2 properties (mine and a relative). Do
    I have to have 2 separate email addresses (ie join the club twice) or can I use one email address for 2 properties?
    Thank you
    • gsmlnx
    • By gsmlnx 27th Jan 16, 8:57 AM
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    gsmlnx
    Dates for new collective deal
    According to the checker link in the Weekly news letter, the deal will run as follows for all CEC and weekly email members

    It launches next Wed and is on until Thu 18 Feb. Full details will go both in the Martin's Money Tips email and in a special Cheap Energy Club mailing. Then all you need to do is compare and switch.
  • archived user
    Hello, I'm responsible for arranging utilities for 2 properties (mine and a relative). Do
    I have to have 2 separate email addresses (ie join the club twice) or can I use one email address for 2 properties?
    Thank you
    Originally posted by Joeytheroo
    From the FAQs:
    I've got another property, can I add it to my Cheap Energy Club account?

    It's not something Cheap Energy Club can do at the moment, you'll have to set up a new account with a different email address.

    This ensures when users receive an email alert about possible savings, its specific to their account information. But its something were working on, so watch this space.
    • macman
    • By macman 27th Jan 16, 10:04 AM
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    Just set up the second account using a new gmail address. Simples!
    I'm registered for both the MSE Winter Collective switch and the next UK Power Collective Switch, the latter of which is expected to announce it's tariff around 15/2. If MSE is announcing it's tariff on 2/2, how long will we have to sign up for that before the cut off? I'm hoping there will be an overlap, so we can pick the cheapest.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop
  • E.ON Company Representative: Malc
    E.ON tariff end dates
    Hi Malc

    Do you ever get an end date for any tariff?
    Originally posted by onzey
    Morning onzey.

    Sometimes we have end dates for tariffs. They tend to be where they're a limited offer like the Collective Tariffs. I'll update this thread once I know something definite. To be honest, sometimes we're told after the end is announced publicly so please don't rely on me. Best to keep an eye on our website and the independent price comparison sites. This will be where they're announced first.

    Hope this helps onzey.

    Malc
    Official Company Representative
    I am an official company representative of E.ON. MSE has given permission for me to post in response to queries about the company, so that I can help solve issues. You can see my name on the companies with permission to post list. I am not allowed to tout for business at all. If you believe I am please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com This does NOT imply any form of approval of my company or its products by MSE"
    • onzey
    • By onzey 27th Jan 16, 11:08 AM
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    Morning onzey.

    Sometimes we have end dates for tariffs. They tend to be where they're a limited offer like the Collective Tariffs. I'll update this thread once I know something definite. To be honest, sometimes we're told after the end is announced publicly so please don't rely on me. Best to keep an eye on our website and the independent price comparison sites. This will be where they're announced first.

    Hope this helps onzey.

    Malc
    Originally posted by E.ON Company Representative: Malc
    Hi again

    Hasn't it been the case that rather than announcing the end of tariffs, they just get replaced?

    I think so far this year, I've seen a V17 which disappeared and then V18 appeared. That disappeared and then V19 was there.

    Btw, I've had no Price Alerts since the one for V17 on 15th Jan so the alert system seems a bit poor.

    Also if I look for my best deal on the E.ON website now, the page with all my quotes on says:

    "Your current tarriff
    E.ON Energy Fixed 1 Year v19"

    even though I opted to start v19 on 03/02/16 with my v15 ending on 02/02/16.


    If I cancel V19 today how long will it take and will I definitely be back on V15 before 02/02/16 to maybe take advantage of a deal with another supplier and avoid the V19 30 exit fee?


    Thanks
    • Weisenwolf
    • By Weisenwolf 27th Jan 16, 11:18 AM
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    Weisenwolf
    Missing Tariff
    Nice to see another big switch on the horizon as my tariff ends end of february (From an earlier big switch )

    Anyone know why the green Star unlimited tariff isn't on the energy comparison tool?
    • gsmlnx
    • By gsmlnx 27th Jan 16, 12:10 PM
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    @macman

    As I stated just a few posts before,

    the cut off date for the new MSE Collective is "Thu 18 Feb."
    • macman
    • By macman 27th Jan 16, 1:11 PM
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    Thanks, I missed that. So it's going to be a bit tight then, but doable.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop
  • E.ON Company Representative: Malc
    Switching between E.ON Products
    Hi again

    Hasn't it been the case that rather than announcing the end of tariffs, they just get replaced?

    I think so far this year, I've seen a V17 which disappeared and then V18 appeared. That disappeared and then V19 was there.

    Btw, I've had no Price Alerts since the one for V17 on 15th Jan so the alert system seems a bit poor.

    Also if I look for my best deal on the E.ON website now, the page with all my quotes on says:

    "Your current tarriff
    E.ON Energy Fixed 1 Year v19"

    even though I opted to start v19 on 03/02/16 with my v15 ending on 02/02/16.


    If I cancel V19 today how long will it take and will I definitely be back on V15 before 02/02/16 to maybe take advantage of a deal with another supplier and avoid the V19 30 exit fee?


    Thanks
    Originally posted by onzey
    Hi onzey

    You can cancel your switch to version 19 immediately and stay on version 15 prices until the tariff ends. You'll need to phone us though as it's not something you can do online.

    You're right, recently we've replaced our Fixed 1 Year tariffs with a newer version rather than announce an end date. This hasn't always been the case and, to be honest, I don't know if we'll continue to go from one tariff to another or go back to set end dates. I suspect it'll depend on the product in question and market forces at the time. I'm guessing though.

    Sorry about the delay with Price Alerts. These tend to go out in batches approximately 10 days after a new version of a tariff launches. With the recent tariff releases being so close together it's thrown things out. You'll receive alerts for both versions 18 and 19. Totally understand this isn't particularly helpful and it's something I've raised internally.

    As you've opted for version19 but delayed the start, you'll continue to be billed on version 15 prices until the changeover date. Our website shows version 19 as this is what you'll switch to. It's to help give a more accurate picture if you do any more comparisons with other E.ON tariffs that are currently available. These include the Fixed 2 Year and Age UK 2 Year Fixed tariffs.

    Sorry for the confusion onzey but hope this explains.

    Malc
    Official Company Representative
    I am an official company representative of E.ON. MSE has given permission for me to post in response to queries about the company, so that I can help solve issues. You can see my name on the companies with permission to post list. I am not allowed to tout for business at all. If you believe I am please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com This does NOT imply any form of approval of my company or its products by MSE"
    • redux
    • By redux 28th Jan 16, 2:47 AM
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    redux
    A bit early season wise. Scottish Power is cheap for gas but high on electricity. So I was looking for something with low electricity unit rates from April onwards.


    Ideally, I want to sign on as late as possible, say 15th February, then the switch takes six weeks to complete, because Scottish Power buries its head in the sand and won't let me go, so I start the tariff around 31st March.


    On the other hand, so many E.On collective switches lately, I might as well wait till March, and hope that oil prices fall to $10.
    Originally posted by Pincher
    Why assume the new MSE deal can't be with Scottish Power?

    Let's think about this, and try to read some signs.

    Let's assume MSE holds what we might call a beauty parade of bids a couple of weeks before launching its latest deal ...

    Who may have won and agreed to embargo their own new deal for a few days, and who lost and wants to grab some more of the market ahead of the MSE deal coming out?

    Of course that's conjecture about only two, and another one may come through the middle while a certain company gambles people will like a two year fix and doesn't bother with a one year one.
    Last edited by redux; 28-01-2016 at 2:52 AM.
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