26°
EXPIRED
E.ON Customers Switch & Fix & Save Extra for Free (again!)
E.ON Customers Switch & Fix & Save Extra for Free (again!)

E.ON Customers Switch & Fix & Save Extra for Free (again!)

I recently submitted similar deal when I switched to a cheaper tariff, but I've just switched again to fix my tariff until December next year with an even greater discount (12.60%) off virtually the same prices. This should save me a fortune as prices are likely to continue to rise. This offer is limited and regions vary so keep checking.
- Enjoy!

Fix your energy prices right up until 1 December 2010 and receive an additional FixOnline discount.
FixOnline is not available for customers with prepayment or restricted hours meters. Contract cancellation fee of £10.00 for single electricity and £30.00 for dual fuel may apply.
Discounts
* 6.00 % Direct Debit Discount
* 2.00 % Dual Fuel Direct Debit Discount
* 12.60 % Online Discount

16 Comments

Let's hope that prices do rise then!

Remember that they're going to know what sort of prices they're going to be charging as they buy like a year in advance. This means they've set these prices at a nice profit for themselves already. Personally I'd rather not fix.

I think the best way to save is to constantly switch to take advantage of £50+ cashbacks. Probably a good idea to use different cashback sites rather than one all the time. I'm already up to £200+ in the last 6 months.

Make sure you don't sign up to a 12 month contract though.

Original Poster

Cheap_n_Nicety;6351576

I think the best way to save is to constantly switch to take advantage of … I think the best way to save is to constantly switch to take advantage of £50+ cashbacks.



E-on seem to have thought of that as the first lot of energy is more expensive. Take electricity for example, I use about 9 KWh per day, so I'm paying 24.3p per unit for the first hundred days, then it suddenly drops to only 9.5p per unit. If I keep switching, the price stays high. Now that I've fixed the price I'll stay on the same tariff and keep saving.

My current prices:

Electricity
[INDENT]Normal units up to 900 kWhs per year
24.3915 pence
Normal units
9.5445 pence per kWh[/INDENT]
Gas
[INDENT]Normal units up to 2680 kWhs per year
6.5247 pence
Normal units
3.40725 pence per kWh[/INDENT]

Discounts
[INDENT]6.00 % Direct Debit Discount
2.00 % Dual Fuel Direct Debit Discount
12.60 % Online Discount[/INDENT]

You can also get Quidco on this - £60 I think I got

but your normal gas units cost goes up so are you really saving with the extra online discount...especially if you move from energy online saver v14..??

Had the British Gas rep round the other day swearing blind that they were the cheapest at the moment.

I only wish I understood the figures and could do a straight calculation.

Original Poster

rob585;6352169

but your normal gas units cost goes up so are you really saving with the … but your normal gas units cost goes up so are you really saving with the extra online discount...especially if you move from energy online saver v14..??



It went up by a teensy tiny amount, but the online discount goes up from 6.9% to 12.6% which more than makes up for that. Besides, when the next price hike comes along it won't apply to me.

:thumbsup:

This should save me a fortune as prices are likely to continue to rise.



My information is that energy wholesale prices have gone down and the energy watchdog is trying to get companies to lower their prices in the UK (as practically every other European country has lower prices). I would not enter a fixed contract at the mo.

Cheap_n_Nicety;6351576

I think the best way to save is to constantly switch to take advantage of … I think the best way to save is to constantly switch to take advantage of £50+ cashbacks. Probably a good idea to use different cashback sites rather than one all the time. I'm already up to £200+ in the last 6 months. Make sure you don't sign up to a 12 month contract though.



Good if you are a gambler.

Switching just adds cost to the industry and your bills in the end - everytime someone switches using uSwitch or one of the other copycat sites, EON, npower, etc all have to pay a fee to the company for the new customer - so the cost of acquisition is fairly high, especially as people can move again within 28 days.

Saying that, if there is a much better deal elsewhere then why not switch.

TBH, I can't be bothered when it only saves a couple of quid - more hassle than it's worth.

Two new LNG plants in wales have gone live recently (2-3 months back). Plants are currently running at 60% capacity and by early next year they will be at full capacity and both the plants combined will supply ~25% of UK gas. I know because I was working in one of the terminals till recently. The rates might come down in the near future. I am with EOn too and on a price protection plan currently (expires end of this month). Not sure whether to go for the new plan.

If you switch from one E.ON tariff to another do they start counting the units from zero?

i.e. assuming I have already used 900 kWhs and am now paying 9.9855p per kWh will it go back up to 22.6485p per kWh (based on the tariff below)

Normal units up to 900 kWhs per year
22.6485 pence
Normal units
9.9855 pence per kWh

Would be good if not as there is an identical priced tariff with an extra 2.3% online discount and no tie in so no risk.

My understanding was the high rate / low rate units are pro-ratad over each bill rather than first using all the expensive ones then the cheap ones - I think it is a way of clawing back the lack of standing charge.

Thanks, just checked my last bill and they do appear to pro-rata, time to switch ...

m1chaels;6355819

My understanding was the high rate / low rate units are pro-ratad over … My understanding was the high rate / low rate units are pro-ratad over each bill rather than first using all the expensive ones then the cheap ones - I think it is a way of clawing back the lack of standing charge.



Agreed, otherwise the first 5 months would be super expensive compared to the other 7.

Original Poster

Macdory;6353570

TBH, I can't be bothered when it only saves a couple of quid - more … TBH, I can't be bothered when it only saves a couple of quid - more hassle than it's worth.



Well that means that there's more savings for me then, thanks. :thumbsup:
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text