Wednesday, June 7, 2017

SAVE 34% off your electricity bills AND earn $75

Since writing the article on Powershop below (for cheaper electricity charges), the RACV have launched a terrific website to evaluate the best deals on Electricity AND Gas.

It is very simple to use and has all the current providers and their different deals. I tested it out and compared the results to my current electricity and gas bills, and the results were 'spot on'!

It's a great opportunity to save money, so give it a go!!

Do you want to SAVE 34% off your electricity bills AND earn $75 too?

Please read this article as it will, as a MINIMUM, earn you $75 for your efforts! 

When you switch your electricity to Powershop, they are offering people who switch their electricity bills, a $75 credit (credited to you as a $25 power credit on your first 3 bills).

As well as earning yourself $75, you will also benefit from cheaper electricity month after month. 

Compare Powershop rates to your current provider, incl GST and AFTER any discount they provide. Powershop Peak rate (called Anytime) is $0.2446 incl GST and after discount (assuming Victorian Metro area).

Powershop Supply charge is $0.8480 incl GST and after discount. Prices correct at April 2018.

Here’s how it works:

Use the link below to create an account and get setup. You must use this link to earn yourself a $75 credit (it’s called the “Friend-Get-Friend” promotion).

If the promotion period has expired, contact me by email on the address below, and I will send you the latest link to use.

Powershop will always give you an 18% discount off their normal electricity rates. You don’t have to do anything to receive this discount – it’s guaranteed! They will automatically debit your credit card with the discounted rate every month and send you a bill with the discount already deducted.

In addition, if you pay your bill online, just one day early, they will give you a further discount amounting to 34% off their normal rates (ie. 18% discount which is automatically applied, + a further 16%). All you have to do to receive the extra discount, is to pay your monthly bill online at least one day early (they send you a reminder email a couple of days prior to your monthly bill to remind you to take advantage of this extra discount).

You don’t have to pay your bill early and get a 34% discount, if you don’t want to. If you don’t, you will still receive the normal 18% discount. 

So ask yourself the following questions:

Does my current provider offer me a discount of 18% for doing nothing? Remember, Powershop will automatically give you the 18% discount every month.

Does my current provider offer me the chance of a 34% discount simply by paying early? Powershop will send you an email a couple of days prior to your bill reminding you of this opportunity. 

Some other advantages:

You get a $75 credit for simply switching to Powershop. No gimmicks; no tricks.

If you currently have both electricity and gas with the same provider, you can switch just your electricity and your current provider will continue to bill you for your gas usage (Powershop only provide electricity).

The 34% discount is applied to the electricity used AND the daily ‘Service to property’ charge (some providers exclude this supply charge from discounts).

Powershop have dozens of graphs that allow you to control your usage better (see below for examples).

They allow you to purchase electricity at any time during the month and take advantage of special offers that effectively give you even greater discounts. 

Why switch?

Powershop is part of a new generation of electricity providers – they have good online facilities to monitor your usage and easy ways to pay your bills (it’s not like the old days when it was just AGL or South-Eastern Electricity who gave you NO discounts at all – do you remember those days?)

As usual, check the small print in your agreement and ensure you are getting what I am suggesting to you above. There's no risk, because if you find things aren't working out, they'll help you switch back to your old power company.  

A bit about Powershop:

Powershop lets you monitor, manage and save on your electricity costs. Do it from your PC, tablet or from their world first energy utility app on your smartphone.

Switching is easy. You can do it online in under five minutes and they'll handle the whole process for you. All you need is your address and a credit card!

There is the usual cooling off period and there are no lock in contracts, exit fees or sneaky legal mumbo jumbo - you can come and go as you please

Sign up to Powershop today, and once you're switched over they'll welcome you with the $75 Powershop account credit.

To find out more, contact them on:

1800 462 668

Hours: 8am to 7pm AEST, Monday to Friday 

Good luck. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me by email or phone. 

Example Graphs that Powershop provide online, to help you manage your electricity consumption better:



For further information, contact me below:

David Haigh
(t) +61 (0)3 9885 7688
(m) +61 (0)412 550 020
About me

I have recently retired after 30 years consulting for corporate clients such as NAB, AXA, IOOF and AustralianSuper. My experience covers website design, social media and business strategies. I am now focussed on providing consulting services to small business for free.

My services are provided on a voluntary basis, free of charge, and with no obligation.


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