Still Live: Special Energy Discounts for Aussie homes

9Saver launches special off-market electricity and gas discounts from Aussie power companies

Since the 9Saver Power Campaign launched in February, 45,000 households have banded together to successfully demand special Electricity and Gas offers from Australian power companies.

Ahead of March 19 when the energy special offers were launched, 9Saver approached leading energy retailers — using the combined buying power of the homes who joined — to get you exclusive, off-market discounts on your energy bills.

And no fewer than four leading energy retailers have taken notice and made special offers to Aussie homes.

For a limited time, subscribers who pay on time and in full can get  special discounts of:

There are also offers on Gas in most states and offers for solar customers.

The winning offers from Alinta Energy, Kleenheat, Click Energy and Powershop have no exit fees or lock-in contracts (full details can be found on 9Saver.com.au).

Please remember: These special offers are not available to the general public and are available for a limited time only at 9Saver.com.au.

TODAY chatted to consumer campaigner Christopher Zinn about the special offers.

TODAY: This is a great outcome, talk us through the deals…

ZINN: In the eastern states the electricity discount ranges from 28% right up to an impressive 32%, with either Click Energy, Powershop or Alinta Energy. Gas and solar offers are also available depending on where you live. We’re also pleased to say we have a gas offer in Western Australia with Kleenheat, where switching electricity providers remains impossible. All offers have no lock in contracts, or exit fees. The benefit of not having lock in contracts is that you can switch and change and take advantage of a better offer if it comes along, which ultimately drives competition.  All the offers are pay on time discounts, so you have to be confident that you can meet the bill on time, every time.

TODAY: How can viewers claim these great offers?

ZINN: You simply have to be in the group. There’s already 40,000 subscribers to 9Saver and you can still join. You can switch in less than five minutes. The system is very straightforward but you need to check if it’s right for you.

TODAY: This is an ongoing campaign, where can people sign up?

The offers are going to be around for the next few weeks at least on 9saver.com.au. I can’t say exactly when they will close but they are only available for a limited time.  There’s no cost or obligation. Just give us your email so we can stay in touch. The offer will be sent to you. You can then compare it with what you’ve already got or speak to the providers for a comparison, and if the offer is right, switch.

Zinn added that the success of the campaign showed how people are recognising they can maybe save hundreds by switching energy providers.

“There is an incredible amount of frustration around electricity bills. People are realising that they can’t afford to wait until the government fixes the problem. There is something they can do today, and that is switch to a better deal,” Zinn said.

Last year in response to increasing power prices, a record breaking 2 million households switched their energy provider according to the Australian Energy Market Operator.

“Switching data from this year shows early signs of breaking another record. The energy retailers have evidently dug a bit deeper for the 40,000 households – proof people power works. This will move the market,” Zinn said.

“I’d encourage all consumers who want a cheaper bill to grab this opportunity. Check out the offer in your state. You can switch or take it to your provider and negotiate a better deal, it is cost and obligation free.”

The offers are available for a limited time only. Households can access the offers by subscribing for free at 9Saver.com.au

Full terms and conditions are available at 9Saver.com.au

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Offers are for a limited time only. You should check about any exit or cancellation fees from your current provider. RevTech Media earns a fee for each customer that takes up a special offer. These fees are shared with Nine Entertainment Corporation