Origin Discounts to end as summer campaign winds up

9Saver’s biggest campaign yet is coming to close as the winning offers near their end, but it’s not too late to take advantage.

Thousands of Aussie households have already switched their energy provider as a result of the 9Saver Summer Power Campaign, making it the biggest campaign to date.

Since the exclusive Origin discounts and solar feed-in tariffs went live in December, tens of thousands have also joined 9Saver, swelling the membership to more than 125,000.

The campaign has played a part in a national switching revolution, with a record 2.09 million homes switching providers in the 2018 calendar year, according to 9Saver’s analysis of the Australian Energy Market Operator data.

Click here to see the special discounts from Origin Energy

But now the offers must end. These exclusive ‘Origin Saver’ offers are closing on 1st February and have no exit fees or lock in contracts:

  • NSW: 25% discount off Origin’s Electricity usage charges for 12 months when you pay your bills on time*
  • VIC: 41% discount off Origin’s Electricity usage charges for 12 months when  you pay your bills on time*
  • QLD: 28% discount off Origin’s Electricity usage charges for 12 months when  you pay your bills on time*
  • SA: 18% discount off Origin’s Electricity usage charges for 12 months when  you pay your bills on time*

The offers are available to new and existing Origin customers who pay on time and there are also pay-on-time natural gas discounts in NSW, VIC, QLD and SA.

For eligible solar customers, Origin is also offering these special ‘Solar Boost’ offers with lower discounts but higher retailer Feed-in Tariffs:

  • NSW: 22c per kWh total feed-in tariff
  • VIC: 22c per kWh total feed-in tariff
  • QLD: 17c per kWh total feed-in tariff
  • SA: 20c per kWh total feed-in tariff

9Saver campaigner Bek Day says Summer can add around $140 to your power bill, but being on a good market offer can save some households hundreds of dollars.

“These offers are only available for a limited time so don’t forget to sign up at 9Saver.com.au and take advantage of them before they close,” Day said.

A 9Saver survey of 2400 homes found around 3 in 5 people are suffering from high or extreme energy bill stress. More than half said they refrained from using fans or heaters to keep bills down, while 1 in 3 said they were forced to spend less at the grocery checkout and take fewer or no holidays.

While Bek Day commends the efforts 9Saver members have made to keep their energy bills low she said switching remains the easiest way to save on energy.

“It’s so easy to switch, it took me five minutes online. Report after report says those who shop around tend to be on the best deals,” she said.

In highlighting particular offers we are not making specific recommendations as this article does not cover all available products and may not compare all features relevant to you. Any advice provided is general in nature and does not take account of your needs, objectives or financial situation. Individuals should consider their own circumstances, and if in doubt seek appropriate advice, before proceeding.
* Origin Saver is available to residential customers only. It is not available for all areas. The pay-on-time discount is not available to Power On customers (except Power On with direct debit). Natural gas is not available for all areas or for new property connections. Discounts do not apply to other charges such as Green Gas or supply charges. Discounts apply to usage charges only.
Offer available 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.
Solar Boost – your solar PV system must be net metered and must not be larger than 10kW. You must not be receiving a feed-in tariff under any other government scheme. You will receive the total feed-in tariff as long as your solar PV system is connected to the electricity grid and is exporting electricity. When your energy plan ends, you’ll receive our standard retailer feed-in tariff as published on the Origin Energy website. Standard retailer feed-in tariff is subject to change at any time. Feed-in tariff rates are GST inclusive (if any). For Victorian customers, the Terms and Conditions for Feed-in Tariffs – Victoria apply to both the additional feed-in tariff and standard retailer feed-in tariff.