Energy price war produces biggest discount yet

Alinta Energy has increased its hugely popular discount offer to 28% – the biggest ever seen on the SE QLD open market.

Energy providers are battling harder than ever for your dollar and Alinta Energy is shaking up the Queensland energy market with the biggest discount ever offered.

From tomorrow, Alinta Energy will be increasing its discount on energy usage rates from 25% to 28%.

Jim Galvin from Alinta says: “It is the best advertised energy deal on the market in Qld by a long way.”

“New Alinta customers switching from their current provider could save around $400 a year.”

The only catch: you do have to pay on time in full to get the discount.

This offer is unique because it doesn’t just apply to new Alinta customers; existing ones will get the discount too. You don’t even have to do anything, the extra 3% will automatically be taken off your bill.

Alinta Energy customer Jessica Taylor says: “It really shows loyalty to their customers, I feel.”

Jessica Taylor made the switch and saved $61 on her last bill. That saving is about to get even bigger.

“It means our budget isn’t as stressed; we can go on family holidays,” she said.

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Simon Downes from Canstar Blue says this new offer is “really good for competition, it’s the cheapest deal in Qld getting cheaper.”

“The next most competitive deal out there is through Red Energy, it’s just lowered its electricity usage rates as well as offering 10% off.”

Origin and AGL have just increased their discount rates too – to 16% and 18% respectively.

RETAILER CURRENT OFFER
Alinta Energy 28% discount
Red Energy 10% discount & lower rates
Origin Energy 16% discount
AGL 18% discount

Alinta bills issued from tomorrow will have the discount on the usage charge only. That makes up a little over half your total amount.

Alinta’s Jim Galvin says: “I think this demonstrates we’re here, we’re a serious player and we’re here for the long term.”

Comparing deals takes only a few minutes, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to make a switch. Arm yourself with the information to negotiate a cheaper deal with your existing energy provider if you prefer.

As always, it pays to read the fine print – some deals will lock you in to a multi-year contract.

* 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.