British Gas intros new cheap tariff AND pays upto £80 quidco even for existing customers
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British Gas intros new cheap tariff AND pays upto £80 quidco even for existing customers

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Found 9th Oct 2007Made hot 9th Oct 2007
British Gas has introduced its new "Click 4" duel fuel online tariff, which for once is actually competitive with everyone else due to the heavy discounts for "online paperless billing."

Best of all, it states explicitly on quidco that BG will still pay out commission even for existing BG customers, as long as they are switching to the new tariff.

So if you are existing BG customer, it might well be worth making the tariff switch via quidco.

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The tariff for electric looks more expensive for me compared to my current Click Energy 2 tariff.

Click Energy 2:
First 210 kwh at 10.390 pence
Then 7.816 pence

Click Energy 4:
First 225 kwh at 10.088 pence
Then 7.494 pence

Gas is cheaper by 0.002 pence per kwh for Tier1

If I get £60 from quidco, it'll be worth it I guess

Totoriko

The tariff for electric looks more expensive for me compared to my … The tariff for electric looks more expensive for me compared to my current Click Energy 2 tariff.



Depends on how much you use. My household's quarterly electric use is always well over a 1000 kwh so I reckon I'd save getting on for £4 a quarter and a bit more during the winter once my missus starts using the tumble dryer again. Not a big saving though certainly better in my pocket than BG's. However, it's the £60 quidco payment for switching that really makes it worthwhile.

Anyone who is still on the standard Electric single rate tariff would save a packet by switching to CE4, quidco or no quidco.

Nice deal - thanks.

Looks like I was paying around 15 pence / kwh before so a good saving + £60 quidco (however it is not showing up yet)..

Banned

is there any minimum terms on these tariffs? Was just thinking of swapping from powergen, and if its no better for me then swapping back

cheers just done this, already with them

Anarchist

is there any minimum terms on these tariffs? Was just thinking of … is there any minimum terms on these tariffs? Was just thinking of swapping from powergen, and if its no better for me then swapping back



from their website;
"There’s no cancellation fee and no tie-ins – so you’ve got nothing to lose."

After entering my reference numbers, you are taken to a log in screen, to either register with a BG reference number, which I do not have, or to log in?

You shouldn't have to login. You just need to enter your current BG details and it will proceed with the transfer/upgrade

I must be missing something? According to uswitch.com click 4 dual fuel costs are as follows:

Gas tariff
Units 4.344p per kWh
Units above 4572 kWh p.a 2.141p per kWh
All prices shown are inclusive of V.A.T. at 5%

Electricity tariff
Units 17.026p per kWh
Units above 900 kWh p.a 7.183p per kWh
All prices shown are inclusive of V.A.T. at 5%


EDIT: Yep they work out very expensive if you live in a Swalec supply area. Not for everyone.

Banned

possibly, or must depend on what area you're in?

Original Poster

It's hard to compare tariffs just based on unit prices. There are extra discounts for using direct debit, taking both electric and gas, having paperless billing etc. which don't show in the per-unit energy costs.

Best thing to do is put your existing details into uswitch.com and let it work it out, because that does take into account all the extra discounts (except quidco!), and then quickly depart uswitch and go start again at quidco.

For a really spot on comparison though, you'll still have to take into account nectar points/clubcard points and various other things that are on offer, which could still tip the balance to another provider.

Having said all that, I posted this originally to point out to existing BG customers that they could also claim the quidco, and there's pretty much nothing to lose for them as far as I can tell.

It'll take a long time to save £60.00 with any other supplier so even if they work out dearer it's worth changing with the intention of changing back 12 mths on.

BUT, just to remind you, if you used to be with BG and changed compny, remember that when you change back to BG you will also have to suffer BG's excrutiatingly poor service and attitude from their CSR's (Unless things have changed)

Blimey...I just calculated my last npower quarterly bill in the using the BG rates and I would have saved £22 on electricity and £7 on gas, will double check with uswitch first...cheers southeastshopper!

rizla01

It'll take a long time to save £60.00 with any other supplier so even if … It'll take a long time to save £60.00 with any other supplier so even if they work out dearer it's worth changing with the intention of changing back 12 mths on. BUT, just to remind you, if you used to be with BG and changed compny, remember that when you change back to BG you will also have to suffer BG's excrutiatingly poor service and attitude from their CSR's (Unless things have changed)




nope, we are all still ****

Hopefully you will use enough tier2 rate to make this deal worthwhile with the winter coming in .

I went to sign up but because id already signed up for the no increase deal till 2010 they wanted to charge £75 to change over, so ive stayed where I am

Same here, Ive sent them an email asking for it to be waived
I could have saved £3 on my last bills + £60 cashback

voted HOT HOT HOT
but SUB ZERO for British Gas

This should of been posted as a tip.

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gary_rip

This should of been posted as a tip.



OK, sorry. I'm still new at this posting lark. All advice welcome

Don't apologise.

I am glad you posted it here or I wouldn't have seen it. Ignore Gary!

How does BG, compare with Npower for electricity?

I am right tho... didnt need to say it was a hot deal or suck up as people can see that from the temperature.

looks good will consider it

have listed hotuk deals in my top ten websites on my blog check it out and feel free to make any comments.

Mod edit: Blog link removed, please no blogs allowed in the forums.

I have a pre-payment meter for both gas and elec from BG- haven't been on the website but does anyone know if I can get that tariff?

no you cant

I've never paid attention to the different tariffs , I've always been on the standard tariff , when i had to ring British gas up once i asked the lady about different tariffs and she just told me i was on the cheapest one they have :roll: i stupidly believed it :oops: lol

I bloody hate gas and elec suppliers... they make it as difficult as possible to switch so people don't bother...

They keep inventing new tarrifs to confuse people and stop comparison websites showing people the cheapest rates.

They give you "dual fuel", "direct debit", "online" discounts etc which makes seeing who is cheapest even harder so you can't just compare kwh like for like...

Initially this new BG tarrif seems much cheaper than my powergen rates, but with the different discounts I think powergen is cheaper but i'm still not sure.

M

southeastshopper

It's hard to compare tariffs just based on unit prices. There are extra … It's hard to compare tariffs just based on unit prices. There are extra discounts for using direct debit, taking both electric and gas, having paperless billing etc. which don't show in the per-unit energy costs.Best thing to do is put your existing details into uswitch.com and let it work it out, because that does take into account all the extra discounts (except quidco!), and then quickly depart uswitch and go start again at quidco.For a really spot on comparison though, you'll still have to take into account nectar points/clubcard points and various other things that are on offer, which could still tip the balance to another provider.Having said all that, I posted this originally to point out to existing BG customers that they could also claim the quidco, and there's pretty much nothing to lose for them as far as I can tell.



Yep I took into account everything, BG are way more expensive for me although could do it for 3 months just for the Quidco :-D

Learnt my lesson after a Swalec guy roped me into signing for them. When I realised they were more expensive I switched back over a month later. The cheeky ****** came back and tried to get me to sign back over again before I kindly asked him to F off. So yes unit price is not everything.

Incidentally Scottish power are the cheapest for me and they do £61 quidco so looks like I may go over to them!! Worth checking their online tariff before signing up to BG.

cool80

Mod edit: Blog link removed, please no blogs allowed in the forums.



since when are blogs not allowed?

morpheus

I bloody hate gas and elec suppliers... they make it as difficult as … I bloody hate gas and elec suppliers... they make it as difficult as possible to switch so people don't bother...They keep inventing new tarrifs to confuse people and stop comparison websites showing people the cheapest rates.They give you "dual fuel", "direct debit", "online" discounts etc which makes seeing who is cheapest even harder so you can't just compare kwh like for like...Initially this new BG tarrif seems much cheaper than my powergen rates, but with the different discounts I think powergen is cheaper but i'm still not sure.M


I am with powergen energy extra online. The very lastest version that only came out at end of september. I noticed this online when i went on their site and it said even if you are already on energy extra online then you still need to upgrade to the latest new one for the further discounts which i did the other day. I worked out my charges over the whole year and nearly changed to british gas but it would only save around £15 for the whole year and i don't know what to do now this quidco thingy has come out. Been weighing it all up this morning.

Just changed over bg are not the best but are competative as you are getting it direct, the do have clauses but if they want to keep you as a customer then they will with some persuation let you optout or waver there fees

@ marshallka...

I just noticed that too as I am on the same powergen tarriff as you!

Its another bloody con... the old rates would have been set last winter when gas prices went through the roof.. now they are down again, rather than change you to the new rates automatically, they leave you old one and wait for you to be asked to change over... what a con!

BTW, everyone needs to be very careful when using the rates listed in the first few posts... they actually vary by supply areas and to make it even more complicated they have "Night", "Tier 1" and "Tier 2" rates...

Full price lists can be found at britishgas.co.uk/pro…tml

Interesting comments about Powergen as Im on their online tariff so probably being screwed over aswel.

Oh well think scottish power is the way forward for me with the quidco!

Just joined quidco and switched me current tariff to this. I wonder if I did it all correctly?

:w00t: :thumbsup: Brilliant post!! Made me look into what i am paying. I am currently with BG for both E & G and looks like i am way over paying! Many Thanks!

morpheus

@ marshallka...I just noticed that too as I am on the same powergen … @ marshallka...I just noticed that too as I am on the same powergen tarriff as you!Its another bloody con... the old rates would have been set last winter when gas prices went through the roof.. now they are down again, rather than change you to the new rates automatically, they leave you old one and wait for you to be asked to change over... what a con!BTW, everyone needs to be very careful when using the rates listed in the first few posts... they actually vary by supply areas and to make it even more complicated they have "Night", "Tier 1" and "Tier 2" rates...Full price lists can be found at http://www.britishgas.co.uk/products-and-services/energy/dual/click-energy/rates-page.html


You haven't missed much. It only changed on 27th September i think.

out of all the suppliers i hate BG the most but their rates and the £60 are a bonus. I am going to change to BG wait for the money then shop around again.
Thanks for the post SES

Great find - was thinking of changing (Powergen online too) as I am being ripped-off by using this tariff i'll be saving loads (about £100 annually) without the quidco. But the quidco is the clincher!

I'm on BG dual fuel online tariff, but not the "new" Click 4 tariff. Would I get the Quidco?

Anyone currently on BG that have actually signed up and seen the £60 tracked on Quidco??? I did it this morning and it still doesn't show as tracked!! I hope I did not miss something.
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