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Full details below. Further gas and electricity price increases have been forecast for later this year, with more to come. As oil prices rise, gas and electricity tend to follow the rises. Fix your supply price for just short of 3 years, and get £75 on top for going through Quidco.

If prices fall, you can leave this deal whenever you want and move to another supplier - there's no tie in.

This tariff is tipped to disappear soon - you may need to act quickly.

Remember to go through Quidco for the £75 bonus - mine tracked same day.

NO PRICE RISES UNTIL MARCH 2011*

Sign up to our Fixed Price Energy Offer and look forward with added confidence to the security of fixed prices until 28th February 2011.

* The cost for your energy will not change, however, your energy bill may vary depending on how much energy you use.

* Manage your account online and you'll also receive one of the following annual discounts: Gas and Electricity customers - £15.75 (inc. VAT) Electricity customers - £10.50 (inc. VAT)

*ScottishPowers Fixed Price Energy prices are guaranteed until 28th February 2011. These prices are higher than our current monthly Direct Debit prices effective 2nd February 2008 by an equivalent of £1.50 (inc. VAT) for gas and £1.50 (inc. VAT) for electricity per month. Prices correct as at 2nd February 2008. Figures shown are inclusive of VAT at the applicable rate of 5%
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#1
looks good
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I switched my gas/electric 3 times last year just to get the Quidco!! :) - i made over £200 !! - a FREE holiday for me!! YAY!!
#3
spenspuma
I switched my gas/electric 3 times last year just to get the Quidco!! :) - i made over £200 !! - a FREE holiday for me!! YAY!!


AWESOME!! Can you use quidco again and again for the same gas / electric supplier to get multiple large amounts?
#4
Just switched!:) Thanks to OP. Heat and rep added.
#5
spenspuma
I switched my gas/electric 3 times last year just to get the Quidco!! :) - i made over £200 !! - a FREE holiday for me!! YAY!!


Ever heard of killing the goose that laid the golden eggs? Publicise this widely and the cash back will be pulled or the suppliers will start insisting on contract lock-ins. Best kept quiet.
#6
Ever heard of killing the goose that laid the golden eggs?


not exactly in the spirit of this forum but good point!

whats wrong with you anyway he's only told 100,000 people - lol
#7
m1chaels
Ever heard of killing the goose that laid the golden eggs? Publicise this widely and the cash back will be pulled or the suppliers will start insisting on contract lock-ins. Best kept quiet.


I'm not a lawyer but don't think they can tie you in on these utilities?

I switched to these guys last year and got £60 quidco. All went really smoothly.

Also swapped home insurance to Lloyds and got £120 quidco and the renewal was cheaper than my previous!
#8
Watch out Scottish Power prices are 25% more expensive than Npower at the moment!
#9
pot_belly
I'm not a lawyer but don't think they can tie you in on these utilities?


Be nice wouldn't it but unfortunately earlier this year the suppliers lobbied the regulator saying that long term contracts would give them the incentive to encourage consumers to reduce consumption (playing the green card) and the regulator just bent over and took it up the a**e

So look forward to mobile phone style contracts with complicated hard to compare tariffs and new customer only deals :(
#10
So is this a tie-in deal ? Or can you leave it after say 12 months if prices elsewhere fall?
#11
pet2000
Watch out Scottish Power prices are 25% more expensive than Npower at the moment!



Not for me thet arnt, prices vary depending on where you live , best everyone to do your own comparasons.
#12
BigAde
So is this a tie-in deal ? Or can you leave it after say 12 months if prices elsewhere fall?


Unusually, perhaps, there is no tie-in to this deal. You can ditch it whenever you choose to.
#13
Are the tied into this deal for the duration for the duration of the cap?

I had a mortgage a few years ago that had a cap which was fine to protect against the likes of the 15% base rate set by Normal Lamont - but when the rates fell - the bank seemed rather unwilling to lower their rate to the prevailing market rate at the time as it had a four year tie-in.
#14
Don't do this!
If Scottish power DO raise their prices, you can LEAVE and ONLY pay the OLDER prices anyway!
That's what happened to us and that's what we're doing.

They send you a bill calculated at the new prices, you phone them up and tell them you're leaving and you only want to pay the OLD prices. They send you out a new bill calculated at the LOWER rate and that's all you pay!
You can then switch to whatever supplier has the cheapest prices (currently British gas of all people, in my area anyway) and if they raise their prices, just rince and repeat!
This saved us a LOT of cash this quarter and will save us even more next quarter.
banned#15
Just checked and these prices are 60% more than what I'm currently paying (Atlantic Electric/gas)!

I'll stay put thanks.
#16
I must say - i've switched from Scottish Power and noticed quite a drop in my bills.
#17
ibiza
Are the tied into this deal for the duration for the duration of the cap?

I had a mortgage a few years ago that had a cap which was fine to protect against the likes of the 15% base rate set by Normal Lamont - but when the rates fell - the bank seemed rather unwilling to lower their rate to the prevailing market rate at the time as it had a four year tie-in.


No - there is no tie in at all leave when you like. See post immediately above yours.

And, yes, there are deals that are currently cheaper than this one. None of them, however, are capped until 2011. If you think energy prices will fall or stay the same, don't go for this deal. If you think, as I do, that they'll rise, go for it. Oil prices may well hit $200, and gas prices simply follow oil.

I know it's only the Express, but other commentators are saying much the same thing:

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/43761/40-on-gas-and-electric-bills
#18
jezzery
I must say - i've switched from Scottish Power and noticed quite a drop in my bills.


Are you perhaps from Scotland or in an area that Scottish Power is the main supplier for? If you are, Scottish Power will not be competitive.

The way the market works is that the main suppliers in any area (eon and British Gas in the East Midlands, for example) are never competitive in that area. They don't need to be, because inertia keeps most people from changing away from them.

Scottish Power are very competitive outside their 'home' areas, but probably not within them.
#19
m1chaels
Ever heard of killing the goose that laid the golden eggs? Publicise this widely and the cash back will be pulled or the suppliers will start insisting on contract lock-ins. Best kept quiet.


great, thanks for that! gonna kill the goose now, lol
#20
jezzery
I must say - i've switched from Scottish Power and noticed quite a drop in my bills.


who were you with?
#21
m1chaels
Ever heard of killing the goose that laid the golden eggs? Publicise this widely and the cash back will be pulled or the suppliers will start insisting on contract lock-ins. Best kept quiet.


:roll: people that come on here are those that already KNOW about Quidco, its people like MARTIN LEWIS you need to worry about coming on national prime time television urging 5 Million people to start using Quidco for cashback with most of those viewers having never heard of it .
banned#22
Newbold;2061458
Are you perhaps from Scotland or in an area that Scottish Power is the main supplier for? If you are, Scottish Power will not be competitive.

The way the market works is that the main suppliers in any area (eon and British Gas in the East Midlands, for example) are never competitive in that area. They don't need to be, because inertia keeps most people from changing away from them.

Scottish Power are very competitive outside their 'home' areas, but probably not within them.

I am in sussex and as said previously, these prices are 60% more than I am currently paying. Whilst I expect prices to rise, I would not imagine they would go up this much in 3 years.

You never know though :thumbsup:
#23
spenspuma
I switched my gas/electric 3 times last year just to get the Quidco!! :) - i made over £200 !! - a FREE holiday for me!! YAY!!


I'm on my 5 switch since Nov 07. That's over 300 pounds via quidco - over half my energy costs during the winter and should cover most of it in the coming summer months. Hope these companies don't bring in 12 month contracts like the telephones
#24
spenspuma
:roll: people that come on here are those that already KNOW about Quidco, its people like MARTIN LEWIS you need to worry about coming on national prime time television urging 5 Million people to start using Quidco for cashback with most of those viewers having never heard of it .


Too true. John Lewis are already dropping cashback sites, and others look like following. The best days may be behind us.
#25
csiman
I am in sussex and as said previously, these prices are 60% more than I am currently paying. Whilst I expect prices to rise, I would not imagine they would go up this much in 3 years.

You never know though :thumbsup:


csi, I'm with npower (was cheapest comparing a couple of years ago), I see your cheapest was atlantic, were they much cheaper than npower? I get £60 discount per year with npower so I think that has to add into the equation too.
#26
peroxidase;2061520
I'm on my 5 switch since Nov 07. That's over 300 pounds via quidco - over half my energy costs during the winter and should cover most of it in the coming summer months. Hope these companies don't bring in 12 month contracts like the telephones

Do you move to a new supplier once the quidco cash has been paid, or validated etc ? I'm assuming that if you move without being paid via quidco the supplier can always decline the payment.
banned#27
Benjimoron;2061548
csi, I'm with npower (was cheapest comparing a couple of years ago), I see your cheapest was atlantic, were they much cheaper than npower? I get £60 discount per year with npower so I think that has to add into the equation too.

try [url]www.uswitch.com[/url] to see what comes up for you. I use Atlantic Dual Fuel online. I pay £40 per month for each of gas & electric. Each year, they send me one months premiums back as a loyalty discount (£80).

I just checked uswitch and apparently I can get BG for £65 cheaper although that wont include the £80 cashback I currently get.

i would not think of going to BG though as they have a terrible Customer service dept.

Cant be bothered to switch every few months just for quidco as sometimes they can muck up the transfer and you end up in a right mess.
#28
We were with Scottish Power for years and found their customer service to be very poor. All they focus on is their pricing. EDF's CS is much better.

If this has a fixed rate then surely you're going to be tied in to a contract.
banned#29
peroxidase;2061520
I'm on my 5 switch since Nov 07. That's over 300 pounds via quidco - over half my energy costs during the winter and should cover most of it in the coming summer months. Hope these companies don't bring in 12 month contracts like the telephones

I cant believe you have transferred utilities 5 times in 5 months! They need 30 days notice for starters and they are never that good at transfers.
banned#30
csiman;2061614
I cant believe you have transferred utilities 5 times in 5 months! They need 30 days notice for starters and they are never that good at transfers.

And quidco dont payout that quick.
banned#31
N20Y1D;2061633
And quidco dont payout that quick.

Yep - good point too! :thumbsup:
#32
csiman
try [url]www.uswitch.com[/url] to see what comes up for you. I use Atlantic Dual Fuel online. I pay £40 per month for each of gas & electric. Each year, they send me one months premiums back as a loyalty discount (£80).

I just checked uswitch and apparently I can get BG for £65 cheaper although that wont include the £80 cashback I currently get.

i would not think of going to BG though as they have a terrible Customer service dept.

Cant be bothered to switch every few months just for quidco as sometimes they can muck up the transfer and you end up in a right mess.


Just tried it, BG coming up cheapest with ScottishPower shortly behind. Maybe I'm best off switching, not sure I put the right tariff in at the moment so I'll need to check as I may be getting it cheaper with npower anyway.
#33
If you go through Uswitch you can get £12 quidco and change the supplier online through their site. If you change to Scottish Power, do you also get the £75 quidco as well or do you have to go straight to the Scottish Power site?
#34
mrc112
If you go through Uswitch you can get £12 quidco and change the supplier online through their site. If you change to Scottish Power, do you also get the £75 quidco as well or do you have to go straight to the Scottish Power site?


Straight through quidco mate (to scottish power), otherwise uswitch is getting that money, hence why they give you some and sometimes they make the deal better using it so you might not get that same price going through quidco.
#35
I have no idea if thia can tide you with a longterm contract with them and u cant swich to other supplier?
Anyone?
#36
scottish power also offer a discount for low income customers , I beleive it is not an actual tarrif but a discount off your bill so it may be possible for eligable customers to get the fixed price deal and their quidco dosh and to get an additional discount by ringing scottish power to apply for their social tarrif discount , the new guidlines for the power companies state that the lowest income families must not end up paying more than deals offered to others ie a low income customer with a prepayment meter should get a discount to make up for the standing charge and the fact he does bot get discounts for direct debit etc
#37
you have to stay atleast 28 days with each company... so 5 in 5 months is higly unlikley...
#38
BarginHunter08
I have no idea if thia can tide you with a longterm contract with them and u cant swich to other supplier?
Anyone?


From the original post

"If prices fall, you can leave this deal whenever you want and move to another supplier - there's no tie in."
#39
go EON go EON
#40
Took the plunge with British Gas, comes up cheapest for me. £60 quidco hopefully.

Am already worried about the CS side of things, had to phone web-site support as their site asked me to login half way through the sign up process (I couldn't log in as I wasn't registered obviously!). Web-site support told me they don't know how the web-site works so couldn't help me other than to hold on whilst I did it again, thankfully it worked the second time.

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