Bulb Energy 12.41p/unit electric and 2.74p/unit gas **Pls DO NOT offer or request referral codes**
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Bulb Energy 12.41p/unit electric and 2.74p/unit gas **Pls DO NOT offer or request referral codes**

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Found 27th Apr
This is my first deal posting, so here goes! With the big six raising prices recently, I was on the look out for a better deal, after looking around for a bit I switched to Bulb's Vari-Fair tariff (details below)

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There's a £30 bill discount for dual fuel, if I remember correctly there's a £15 discount if you only get one fuel from them, but even so, as you can see from their prices it beats most out there... And it doesn't matter if you're locked in to a fixed rate deal, they'll even pay your exit fees.

Actually the best deal with them can be had by finding a friend/colleague/associate and using their link to sign up, because that gives you a further £50 off your bill - (even by not direct linking and being upfront about the referral, HUKD mods wouldn't let me post the deal with my link in the description because I'd get £50 off too - being new here I didn't know about that rule)

So if you want to go for this, before you switch, ask around your mates to see if any of them are with Bulb to save the best part of a month's bill, but even if you can't, these prices are still incredibly good value for money.
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Thank you,i have been looking to switch suppliers. S Power seem to think they can charge what they want.
Love, love, love Bulb. Been with them for a couple of years now, and very happy with how they operate. Best bit is, they're 100% renewable energy which is a bonus for the planet!
Bulb are great. Only been with them a few months (and I signed up with a friend's referral link so we both got bill credit), but love what they do.
I've also had a good customer experience with them so I would recommend them. Their android app is also very easy to use.
They are a great company, and have recommended so many friends and family..

Customer service answer phones instantly every time!

Prices you have quoted however aren't the same for everyone as it depends on where you live. i.e. mine are 12.35p and 2.50p
I've swapped over and Bulb helped out when there was a problem with my other supplier. Can't fault them. They are also highly recommended by Martin Lewis as well. Wish i'd moved over sooner
Added bonus if you switch via MSE energy club you can get an extra £25 credit for dual fuel. My daughter is switching to Bulb and says they are paying her exit fees. I haven't checked this out though.
Do they offer smart meters? I’m with British Gas at the moment and have a smart meter but the prices are ridiculous now!
They had a £100 referral offer a few months ago - signed up via someone on MSE. They were the 2nd cheapest provider at the time but the £100 bill credit made it easily the cheapest.

Once I’d joined, I then referred 5 other family members. So collectively we made over £1k.

Great company.
Peacemonster4 m ago

Added bonus if you switch via MSE energy club you can get an extra £25 …Added bonus if you switch via MSE energy club you can get an extra £25 credit for dual fuel. My daughter is switching to Bulb and says they are paying her exit fees. I haven't checked this out though.



That's using the MSE referral though. MSE make a lot of money if you go through them. Best is if you get a friend to refer you as you both get £50 off...
After years of not doing anything about it (and getting royally screwed in the process!), yesterday, the wife & I finally applied to switch our gas & leccy. The Bulb deal ranked very high on Money Saving Expert and we were tempted. However we decided in the end to go with the EDF dual-fuel, 2 year fixed tariff deal which costs more but keeps our bills at a reasonable level for the next two winters. I know a lot of people loathe EDF but we should save just shy of £300 a year, so I'm prepared to take a punt!
thomcottrell6 m ago

Do they offer smart meters? I’m with British Gas at the moment and have a s …Do they offer smart meters? I’m with British Gas at the moment and have a smart meter but the prices are ridiculous now!


In the late Summer they are aiming to start to do the 2nd gen smart meters so that you can switch to any other supplier and it will continue to work.
thomcottrell7 m ago

Do they offer smart meters? I’m with British Gas at the moment and have a s …Do they offer smart meters? I’m with British Gas at the moment and have a smart meter but the prices are ridiculous now!


They don't install smart meters at the moment, one of the reasons I am going to switch to them.. If you have one there shouldn't be a reason why they can't take you on but perhaps ask them first.
I should add, the '**Pls DO NOT offer ot request referral codes**' bit in the title was added to the deal by a HUKD moderator... (I can spell)
Just checked but not worth me switching as avro are cheaper.

EDIT: To clarify, my current avro deal is cheaper. Not that a new deal may be, but I still have 6 months left on mine at these prices:

Electricity Standing Charge:
20.318p per day
Gas Standing Charge:
19.950p per day
Electricity Unit Rate:
11.445p per kWh
Gas Unit Rate:
2.746p per kWh
Edited by: "tek-monkey" 27th Apr
I've recently switched to Bulb , even thou they weren't the cheapest on the price comparison site. Did seriously consider EDF also, but they only billed once a year, unlike Bulb that send monthly bills/statements which I prefer.
Two important points to bear in mind with Bulb this is not a fixed Tariff and price could increase at anytime thou you are free to move elsewhere if they do. The other point is they take your first monthly payment upfront which didn't bother me.
Peacemonster5 m ago

They don't install smart meters at the moment, one of the reasons I am …They don't install smart meters at the moment, one of the reasons I am going to switch to them.. If you have one there shouldn't be a reason why they can't take you on but perhaps ask them first.


They'd take the person on but the smart meter would turn 'dumb' i.e. manual reading would need to be done till either a) they switch to the 2nd gen when bulb offer it, or b) a software patch is eventually rolled out for the 1st gen meters at a currently unspecified time.
Pure planet is cheaper and also renewable
Gas 2.57p
Elec 11.7p
Standing charge similar at 24.6p after the dual fuel discount
Good service so far
Edited by: "bindods" 27th Apr
I just switched from Affect energy to Avro via cheap energy club. Did consider Bulb but as someone else said not a fixed deal. Avro were marginally dearer but fixed for a year.
goldy126 m ago

I've recently switched to Bulb , even thou they weren't the cheapest on …I've recently switched to Bulb , even thou they weren't the cheapest on the price comparison site. Did seriously consider EDF also, but they only billed once a year, unlike Bulb that send monthly bills/statements which I prefer.Two important points to bear in mind with Bulb this is not a fixed Tariff and price could increase at anytime thou you are free to move elsewhere if they do. The other point is they take your first monthly payment upfront which didn't bother me.


They do give 2 months notice of any increase.

They don't install smart meters at the moment, one of the reasons I am going to switch to them.. If you have one there shouldn't be a reason why they can't take you on but perhaps ask them first.
I recieved a letter from british gas to sign up to a home energy secure apr 2020 anyone know if its worth doing supposed to be £10 cheap for my yearly usage:/
winifer16 m ago

They'd take the person on but the smart meter would turn 'dumb' i.e. …They'd take the person on but the smart meter would turn 'dumb' i.e. manual reading would need to be done till either a) they switch to the 2nd gen when bulb offer it, or b) a software patch is eventually rolled out for the 1st gen meters at a currently unspecified time.

Smart meters were (and still are) a huge mess made by the government. An ill thought out plan by Joey politicians claiming to be experts. "They will save people money because they will see how ludicrously expensive it is and use less energy"
That's not saving money, it's getting less therefore paying less!
Also ironic is that I don't have one and now have to pay more on top of the silly prices to fund them.
Good to see the (joke) government (not) stepping in again even though they said they would after nearly every price rise for the last few years.
"If they continue to rise prices whilst wholesale decreases we will almost certainly look at maybe talking to them"
karlie8832 m ago

They had a £100 referral offer a few months ago - signed up via someone on …They had a £100 referral offer a few months ago - signed up via someone on MSE. They were the 2nd cheapest provider at the time but the £100 bill credit made it easily the cheapest.Once I’d joined, I then referred 5 other family members. So collectively we made over £1k.Great company.



LOL...remember that week very well. was phoning friends and family flat out. Not only was it the best deal also managed to sign-up 13
Hi, just to add my 2p's worth. Switched myself and my mum last December as they were the cheapest at the time and we took advantage of the £50 referrals (initial one was to Richard Herring's to support his Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, he's rolling in free energy now!). Very impressed by their system / process and the fact they have a community board which is actively managed and their employees respond to.

Of course they have put their prices up since, quite reasonable increase for me, and they are not the cheapest anymore with a new unknown company offering to save me £100 with most of the others in between being anything from £30 to £50 on average. I've chosen to stick this time as I'm quite happy with bulb and I have the choice to move at any time as this is a variable rate so can move at anytime.

So my main points to note are;
1. Always use comparison sites like uSwitch or MSE Energy Club. I've noticed the uSwitch didn't have the right Bulb tariff for my area where as MSE did (Bulb have different tariffs for different areas which i think is standard). Not sure if uSwitch have fixed that. 2. Bulb is a variable rate which means it could go up (as it did just recently) or down (twice last year) depending on wholesale prices.
3. Fixed rate deals come to an end and from my experience what happens then is (EDF this was);
- You are sent a notice that your deal is coming to an end with some very confusing numbers in it which compares something and shows you how much you can save over something else.
- Basically if you don't do anything you are put on their expensive standard rate tariff
- They give you the option of moving to their new fixed tariff but you have to opt to do this.
- The comparison mentioned above is deliberately misleading imho to get you to sign up to the new fixed rate tariff as I think it compares it to their standard rate over which there are obvious saving. This is typically not the cheapest on the market and you need to find your consumption figures over the past year to plug these into a comparison site and find the best deal.

I therefore like the fact, with Bulb, that I'm on a variable rate as this deal won't come to an end, they give you notice of rate changes, you can move at any time and they have the bonus of referring people where both of you benefit.
I just switched to Outfox the market, got a fixed tariff 10.1p Kwh electric and 3.13p gas.
The gas is slightly higher but what swung it for me was the fixed tariff as a low user was standing charges, those 20Ps can add up over the year. Outfox charge a flat £6.99/month,
Thanks for this OP. I think I'll be switching soon.
hullu4 m ago

I just switched to Outfox the market, got a fixed tariff 10.1p Kwh …I just switched to Outfox the market, got a fixed tariff 10.1p Kwh electric and 3.13p gas. The gas is slightly higher but what swung it for me was the fixed tariff as a low user was standing charges, those 20Ps can add up over the year. Outfox charge a flat £6.99/month,



Is that overall or per fuel? Works out at a combined 23p ish per day
I moved to Outfoxthemarket in January this year. They charged me £62.89 for using 182.8 gas units (28days: 31/1 - 27/02). Is this reasonable? I am really worried about these bills. I don't know, how much they will charge me for electricity. Please can someone guide me on this. Thanks
marcusf40938 m ago

Is that overall or per fuel? Works out at a combined 23p ish per day


No, that's it, just £6.99 a month so called membership. they base the charge on your usage.
21916919 m ago

I moved to Outfoxthemarket in January this year. They charged me £62.89 …I moved to Outfoxthemarket in January this year. They charged me £62.89 for using 182.8 gas units (28days: 31/1 - 27/02). Is this reasonable? I am really worried about these bills. I don't know, how much they will charge me for electricity. Please can someone guide me on this. Thanks


I made a mistake last year switching to IRESA, and found you could never contact them. So I checked online reviews first this time, Outfox appear to be reasonably contactable, Have you queried your bills with them?
Edited by: "hullu" 27th Apr
I too switched recently and have been very impressed. They were not the cheapest fro me but close, 100% renewable and they only have ONE tariff (area specific) with no special deal which was what finally sold it to me as it means I am always on their best rate and if they don't keep it competitive they go under. They will also pay any early cancellation penelty from your existing supplier. It's easy enough to get a referral code - I got mine from a direct message.
winifer1 h, 7 m ago

They'd take the person on but the smart meter would turn 'dumb' i.e. …They'd take the person on but the smart meter would turn 'dumb' i.e. manual reading would need to be done till either a) they switch to the 2nd gen when bulb offer it, or b) a software patch is eventually rolled out for the 1st gen meters at a currently unspecified time.



I switched from British Gas to Outfox the Market 3 months ago and my Smart Meters are still working, as I take my reading from them.
tek-monkey1 h, 20 m ago

Just checked but not worth me switching as avro are cheaper.EDIT: To …Just checked but not worth me switching as avro are cheaper.EDIT: To clarify, my current avro deal is cheaper. Not that a new deal may be, but I still have 6 months left on mine at these prices:Electricity Standing Charge:20.318p per dayGas Standing Charge:19.950p per dayElectricity Unit Rate:11.445p per kWhGas Unit Rate:2.746p per kWh


I'm in the process of switching to Avro rather than the suggested Bulb (by MSE) as worked out cheaper. How do you find them?
Edited by: "smartiegirl" 27th Apr
I'm sceptical about the 100% renewable claims. The electricity coming down my North London street comes from nuclear and coal power stations predominately, I might get billed for renewable but when there's no wind blowing and high demand I'm under no illusions as to where it's actually generated.
OFGEN should check the total renewable energy sold compared to how much is produced, They did that in Finland a few years ago and found more sold than produced.
smartiegirl4 m ago

I'm in the process of switching to Avro rather than the suggested Bulb (by …I'm in the process of switching to Avro rather than the suggested Bulb (by MSE) as worked out cheaper. How do find them?



Well the gas pipes and electricity cables don't change, only the person who bills you. As I've never had a problem yet I have no idea what they are like, they were just the cheapest! Been with them 6 months without issue.
I just switched to Tonic - Positively Green v16 fixed deal
bindods1 h, 29 m ago

Pure planet is cheaper and also renewableGas 2.57pElec 11.7pStanding …Pure planet is cheaper and also renewableGas 2.57pElec 11.7pStanding charge similar at 24.6p after the dual fuel discount Good service so far



Pure Planet cheapest for me too, also great customer service via the App.
Don't really put much stock in the 'renewable' claims, after all, it's the same electricity coming down the line.

Additionally, renewable energy providers don't like to mention the fact that it's a heavily subsidised technology or that they have to have 100% conventional backup capacity (nuclear/gas/coal) running on standby to match what their wind turbines feed in to switch over to in case their generation capacity drops out suddenly or the grid will crash.
Edited by: "marcusf4093" 27th Apr
expensive deal
i am with Bulp and so far very happy with the service and app
Been introduce by a friend so extra cash was a bonus
they were the 2nd cheapest when I checked on U switch site but 100% renewable source was a bonus
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