EDF Online Tariff Version 5 is Cheapest Dual Fuel by £200 with £60 cashback!
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EDF Online Tariff Version 5 is Cheapest Dual Fuel by £200 with £60 cashback!

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Found 15th Aug 2009
As tipped in MSE, this tariff showed in Energyhelpline comparison for my area, and it is said to normally save you around £200 more than the next cheapest tariff around. What also make this good is the cashback available by Topcashback and Cashback Kings (not available from Quidco I'm afraid) when you switch. Act quick as this tariff should go anytime!

Edit:
The reason this tariff doesn't show in some comparison website is that this tariff is not available for Economy 7 electricity meters. Untick Economy 7 and it will show on your list.

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did a search myself at it shows most saved on this tariff aswell.. may switch now

how would someone go about leaving british gas?

dmaster2000;6029595

how would someone go about leaving british gas?



Simply Go through the cahabck website, and complete the details online with EDF (you will prolly need a BG Bill for MPR and also need your upto date Meter Readings) and they will do everything for you and make sure you ignore any comeback to us please crap from British Gas. Usually takes an average of One Month to Switch.

ok where is the link on mse that this deal is tipped to be great? i just wanna c if theres any catch

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dmaster2000;6029636

ok where is the link on mse that this deal is tipped to be great? i just … ok where is the link on mse that this deal is tipped to be great? i just wanna c if theres any catch



Go to ]here; then scroll down to Last Chance? Cheapest online energy tariff may be pulled any moment.

Not the cheapest for me unfortunately....still showing npower, but only if you stay with them for 12 months so probably gonna stick with ScottishPower for the minute.

You need to be sure that what they say you pay now is correct, I've just done the prices check and it said EDF is cheapest, but when I checked what they said I pay to british gas, they were way out, it's about half what they said, would have ended up paying way more to EDF.

riget;6030005

You need to be sure that what they say you pay now is correct, I've just … You need to be sure that what they say you pay now is correct, I've just done the prices check and it said EDF is cheapest, but when I checked what they said I pay to british gas, they were way out, it's about half what they said, would have ended up paying way more to EDF.



I checked in depth and it is a whole lot cheaper for me

ELECTRIC - this is the rate im currently on EON with:
Band A 21.13p
Band B 10.2p

EDF price:
Band A 10.86
Band B 8.05


GAS - currently with british gas standard:
tier 1 - 7.160p
tier 2 - 3.419p

EDF PRICE:
Band A 6.077
Band B 3.209


Apparently saving 27% for me !! I've applied now... will wait to c what happens!

Not even available in my area for some reason!

Make sure you guys check with uswitch or similar to get a good idea of who is cheapest.

Do not forget EBICO, no cash back but still usually cheaper. Please also check EDF prices again as they do not include VAT of 5% when they quote.
This is for your own information to help decide your best tariff as most comparison sites do not quote EBICO.

Do check this carefully - the tariff is very good but is not available in all areas of the country. I tried but could not switch (although I am already with edf).

"This tariff is not available to prepayment customers or to customers with an Economy 7 meter."

That's a good chunk of customers! :-(

we have a prepay meter, and used to be with eon @around 15p per unit + nearly £3 a week... switched over to EDF and now only pay around 10.5p per unit + £1.50 a week approx. Anyway, we used to use around £20 a week, and have now seen that drop to approx £14 a week and haven't changed the way we use electric at all as it's very hard to do in our house, we only use what we need to anyway to have hot water etc.
EDF is definitely the best for us

zAndy1;6030816

Make sure you check this out before … Make sure you check this out before committing:-http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=1858253



I'd say that is pretty standard for these sort of tariffs. Anything in there that's particulalry out of the ordinary?

nt1311;6029855

Not the cheapest for me unfortunately....still showing npower, but only … Not the cheapest for me unfortunately....still showing npower, but only if you stay with them for 12 months so probably gonna stick with ScottishPower for the minute.



My "special deal" from Scottish Power finishes this month and they were going to put me onto some new one. I did USWitch and an EDF one came top by £20. However, right under it was an E-On online tariff that saved me £120 a year compared to my current Scottish Power one (even more compared to the one Scottish Power intended to change me onto), but I will also get £80 Quidco for taking the E-On one, and Tesco clubcard points too. I can't find a better offer for me there. I will use this til next October then see what else is available then. Maybe this might be a good one for you?

£120 quidco, eon???

tonyd19565;6030485

Do not forget EBICO.



I am with EBICO for the last 5 years. During this time I have seen many offers similar to EDF. Some of them have almost tempted me away from EBICO. The last offer was British Gas special online tarriff, which was £70 cheaper per year but carried a £30 cancellation fee if you cancel before December 31, 2009. 2 months after the offer closed, British Gas raised their prices by 35%, and I was glad that I didn't sign up.

The EDF offer in this thread show a saving of £150 per year on my tariff and usage for Dual Fuel against my present EBICO contract. If I also get £60 Topcash, this would mean a saving of £210 per year, providing the tariff doesn't change for the next 12 months.

However, as I said before I have seen many similar offers over the past 5 years, I kept my eye on all of them (This guy must have too much time on his hand, I hear you say, lol) and NONE would have given me any savings in the end.

Conclusion: Nobody is giving anything away in the ernergy business. The special offers are designed to pull you into the contract but you will come out as the looser in the end because they will make sure you pay them the "proper" price and more.

Btw, EBICO doesn't pull stands like this. I am in no way connected with this company but I must say that they have an ethical attitude towards their customers, which you won't find with other companies in the energy sector. They also reduce their prices when the market changes, I think, as tempting as the EDF offer is, I will stay with EBICO and will observe the EDF offer over the next 12 months. Maybe I will be proven wrong.

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Benjimoron;6030467

Not even available in my area for some reason!Make sure you guys check … Not even available in my area for some reason!Make sure you guys check with uswitch or similar to get a good idea of who is cheapest.



What comparison website did you use? I got the same idea as I used Moneysupermarket for comparing: it didn't show this tariff. But when I used Energyhelpline, it did!

Switched mine too this month since Scottish Power's capped rate I'm on ends this month, EDF and E.ON were a almost the same but the Clubcard points and £70 Quidco cahsback on E.ON made me go for themon the SaveOnline tariff, turns out it tracked at £80 instead, checked with all the different comparison sites I could find and came up with the same each time, might be an idea for some people to take a look at this one

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cold for me.

gas is 5% more than BG

electric is 10% more than BG

Southern area - no £200 savings here

Benjimoron;6031110

£120 quidco, eon???



sorry!! I mistyped that! I was still thinking of the site saving me £120. The quidco is £80! Still wellll worth it for me.

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csiman;6032167

cold for me.gas is 5% more than BGelectric is 10% more than BGSouthern … cold for me.gas is 5% more than BGelectric is 10% more than BGSouthern area - no £200 savings here



Are you taking any likely standing charges into account? This tariff does not have any standing charges. It's not all about the rates only ...

Mercian;6032020

Switched mine too this month since Scottish Power's capped rate I'm on … Switched mine too this month since Scottish Power's capped rate I'm on ends this month, EDF and E.ON were a almost the same but the Clubcard points and £70 Quidco cahsback on E.ON made me go for themon the SaveOnline tariff, turns out it tracked at £80 instead, checked with all the different comparison sites I could find and came up with the same each time, might be an idea for some people to take a look at this one



Exact same story as me Let's hope now that E-On don't put their prices up!

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Titanium;6032188

Are you taking any likely standing charges into account? This tariff does … Are you taking any likely standing charges into account? This tariff does not have any standing charges. It's not all about the rates only ...


yes, my tariff does not have standing charges either. They just load the standing charges into rate 1, which is what EDF do.

BG have been the cheapest by far for the last year in my area. EDF were the most expensive. This rate brings them closer to BG, but doesnt match it. :thumbsup:

i've gone for this after doing my own research. There are no early termination fees for this contract so if EDF change current prices to somethin higher than a competitor u can switch within any fees. I've applied online now and got an email sayin the switch will take 6 to 8 weeks.

dmaster2000;6035321

i've gone for this after doing my own research. There are no early … i've gone for this after doing my own research. There are no early termination fees for this contract so if EDF change current prices to somethin higher than a competitor u can switch within any fees. I've applied online now and got an email sayin the switch will take 6 to 8 weeks.



OMG!! Didn't you read this:

forums.moneysavingexpert.com/sho…t=5

The full thread is here:

forums.moneysavingexpert.com/sho…253

kaku_lala;6036172

OMG!! Didn't you read … OMG!! Didn't you read this:http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.html?p=24109447&postcount=5The full thread is here:http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=1858253



Pretty standard for these sort of things. I highly doubt they'd introduce a penalty half way through. They probably couldn't legally do it anyway and of course it would be very bad PR.

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kaku_lala;6036172

OMG!! Didn't you read … OMG!! Didn't you read this:http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.html?p=24109447&postcount=5The full thread is here:http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=1858253



My experience is they usually put unfair stuff in T&C's that they don't even know about (just copy and paste it from somewhere else!).

They mention that you must stay until July 2010, but they haven't mention if there will be any penalty! :thumbsup: They can not enforce an unfair clause in their T&C's.

Titanium;6036235

My experience is they usually put unfair stuff in T&C's that they don't … My experience is they usually put unfair stuff in T&C's that they don't even know about (just copy and paste it from somewhere else!). They mention that you must stay until July 2010, but they haven't mention if there will be any penalty! :thumbsup: They can not enforce an unfair clause in their T&C's.



Where does it say you must stay until July? I think it says that the price is guarenteed 2% lower than standard until then.

I may be wrong tho!

it doesnt matter... i'll take my chances... there is no penalty to leave... and currently its the cheapest supplier... as i said before if the price goes up i will just switch to another provider as one does!

also the fact this has been advertised in the news as the cheapest current tariff out of all energy providers and thousands already joined.. im sticking to this.

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Please note the edit I have made to the original post.

cheers OP if uswitch is to be believed this should save me about £220 + £60 cashback

Can anyone help, trying to see what they could price me for my new house. I am currently in a flat with only electricity, I know how many units and cost there, but moving to a home with dual fuel so I am unsure what to put in? Any idea??

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gram333uk;6047630

Can anyone help, trying to see what they could price me for my new house. … Can anyone help, trying to see what they could price me for my new house. I am currently in a flat with only electricity, I know how many units and cost there, but moving to a home with dual fuel so I am unsure what to put in? Any idea??


size & type of house might help :-D

gram333uk;6047630

Can anyone help, trying to see what they could price me for my new house. … Can anyone help, trying to see what they could price me for my new house. I am currently in a flat with only electricity, I know how many units and cost there, but moving to a home with dual fuel so I am unsure what to put in? Any idea??



for a rough idea why not just divide your current electricity bill in half

say if you spend £100pm on electricity just say you spend £50/£50 on gas and electricity (heating is actually more expensive by electricity, but as i say for a rough idea)

csiman;6032390

yes, my tariff does not have standing charges either. They just load the … yes, my tariff does not have standing charges either. They just load the standing charges into rate 1, which is what EDF do.BG have been the cheapest by far for the last year in my area. EDF were the most expensive. This rate brings them closer to BG, but doesnt match it. :thumbsup:



i once went with BG as they had the cheapest deal, but never again - they messed up my billing for the whole time i was with them, and despite many calls no one did anything about it, and towards the end it was the old business chasing me for non-payment and disputes over the amounts used etc etc whatever saving they might have made me wasn't worth the hassle and stress they put me through...

i'm glad it's worked out okay for you but anyone thinking about signing up to BG, unless they're offering you free gas and electric, you should run like the wind

godsakes;6047850

for a rough idea why not just divide your current electricity bill in … for a rough idea why not just divide your current electricity bill in half say if you spend £100pm on electricity just say you spend £50/£50 on gas and electricity (heating is actually more expensive by electricity, but as i say for a rough idea)



Thanks, I guess need to take into account were moving from 2 bed flat to 4 bed detached house. The flat is heated by electricity and we are going to gas so if should be more efficient. I think the DD is about £50-60pm(economy 7, but we dont necessarily use much at night rate), usually in credit in summer and it gets eaten back in the winter.

I know im going off the subject here... but what would adding a condensed combi boiler do to costs?

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gram333uk;6050300

Thanks, I guess need to take into account were moving from 2 bed flat to … Thanks, I guess need to take into account were moving from 2 bed flat to 4 bed detached house. The flat is heated by electricity and we are going to gas so if should be more efficient. I think the DD is about £50-60pm(economy 7, but we dont necessarily use much at night rate), usually in credit in summer and it gets eaten back in the winter. I know im going off the subject here... but what would adding a condensed combi boiler do to costs?


I live in a 4 bed detached with the two of us and with BG (cheapest) we pay

£40 pcm electric

£50 pcm gas

this is about right. Water meter saved us loads (now £28 pcm as opposed to non-metered £56 pcm as non-metered heavily subsidise low usage metred at the mo)

not sure if a condensed combi boiler is suitable for a 4 bed detached.
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