Two Samsung SmartThings Plugs and a Hub (worth £139) for £1 when you sign up to Green Energy with Bulb
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Two Samsung SmartThings Plugs and a Hub (worth £139) for £1 when you sign up to Green Energy with Bulb

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Expires on 30/09/2020Posted 24th May
Hi guys, this is my first deal so please be nice! HUKD has helped me massively over the years and I want to try and give back

I thought this was a pretty good deal. I've switched and it only took a couple of minutes. Followed the link on the site.

Did the maths and compared with my current energy provider (edf), prices are very competitive (unit price very slightly higher, but daily standing charge lower), it is a variable rate, but based on my net usage per year, will cost less overall. Can just switch out again at no cost if rate increases.

Added benefit that they will pay your exit fees up to £70 each for gas and electric, from your current provider if you're on a fixed contract and also throw in a Samsung SmartThings hub and plugs for £1. Looks like a decent set for someone starting out with a smart home kit. (Like me)

Hope someone finds this useful.
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Bulb is great! Renewable energy is good! Free stuff is brilliant! There's also a referal payment for both the existing customer recommending a new customer & the new customer (not sure if it's compatible with this offer) that both parties receive.
What could be better?! Great post!!
Edited by: "Diogenes007" 24th May
You don't really join bulb for being the cheapest, you join bulb because you care that the energy comes from 100% renewable energy sources.
Cheaper prices exist due to exploitation of natural resources and excessive carbon emissions. Of course more environmentally ethical companies will cost a bit more, they aren't able to exploit cheaper energy production methods.
Care about air quality? - choose an energy provider that does 100% renewable energy.
Care about minimising your costs and maximising huge multi-national corporation profits? - then vote Tory and re-sign to BG, or SSE
Edited by: "neeon82" 24th May
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They are really expensive in my area I left them
Bulb is great! Renewable energy is good! Free stuff is brilliant! There's also a referal payment for both the existing customer recommending a new customer & the new customer (not sure if it's compatible with this offer) that both parties receive.
What could be better?! Great post!!
Edited by: "Diogenes007" 24th May
Left them 2, as are £85 a year more than Avro who also dont force you into smart meters and do warm home discount.
I am in the process of leaving bulb atm. Significantly more expensive than others including, surprisingly, British Gas. No issues with the service but I never needed to contact them. Monthly meter readings submitted online. Easy. Not sure what freebees they offer? We've never had anything
bigwheels24/05/2020 14:41

Left them 2, as are £85 a year more than Avro who also dont force you into …Left them 2, as are £85 a year more than Avro who also dont force you into smart meters and do warm home discount.


Fair point about the warm home discount but Bulb have waited until the next generation of smart meters before offering them to customers (unlike some other energy suppliers who have "forced" customers to accept outdated tech just for the sake of meeting a Govt. quota).
So all in all I still think Bulb are a great energy provider with good customer service.
Been with them 18 months and been happy with the service. As someone has already mentioned there is a referral payment where both parties get £50 (I think) if you use their link to switch. Again not sure if you can still get this deal.
Did offer a smart meter but I declined.
Was more expensive than my current provider.
To my shock British Gas was cheapest for me (through compare the market) so I have switched to them
I use utility point and it is very good and cheap compared to all
Lots of people on ebay and online offer £75 for referral, ie they give you £25.00 of theirs.
You don't really join bulb for being the cheapest, you join bulb because you care that the energy comes from 100% renewable energy sources.
Cheaper prices exist due to exploitation of natural resources and excessive carbon emissions. Of course more environmentally ethical companies will cost a bit more, they aren't able to exploit cheaper energy production methods.
Care about air quality? - choose an energy provider that does 100% renewable energy.
Care about minimising your costs and maximising huge multi-national corporation profits? - then vote Tory and re-sign to BG, or SSE
Edited by: "neeon82" 24th May
Good company and great prompt service. But prices are high with them atm...but unless you wanna sign up claim the added stuff offered then quit for another firm, then may be. Then again too mach palava going through that process I guess.
neeon8224/05/2020 15:32

You don't really join bulb for being the cheapest, you join bulb because …You don't really join bulb for being the cheapest, you join bulb because you care that the energy comes from 100% renewable energy sources.Cheaper prices exist due to exploitation of natural resources and excessive carbon emissions. Of course more environmentally ethical companies will cost a bit more, they aren't able to exploit cheaper energy production methods.Care about air quality? - choose an energy provider that does 100% renewable energy.Care about minimising your costs and maximising huge multi-national corporation profits? - then vote Tory and re-sign to BG, or SSE


So to many other providers and are still cheaper than Bulb. I got quotes from igloo and another company that are the same (for the life of me can't think of there names)
Both use solar and wind energy only and both for me was £50 a month cheaper than Bulb
WelshTony124/05/2020 15:42

So to many other providers and are still cheaper than Bulb. I got quotes …So to many other providers and are still cheaper than Bulb. I got quotes from igloo and another company that are the same (for the life of me can't think of there names)Both use solar and wind energy only and both for me was £50 a month cheaper than Bulb


I agree, any renewable energy company is great, but pretty sure they will always come out as a bit more expensive than the traditional energy companies. I'm not pro-bulb as such, just very anti the big energy companies
WelshTony124/05/2020 14:56

Was more expensive than my current provider.To my shock British Gas was …Was more expensive than my current provider.To my shock British Gas was cheapest for me (through compare the market) so I have switched to them


Have you checked price per KWH? 👀
neeon8224/05/2020 15:32

You don't really join bulb for being the cheapest, you join bulb because …You don't really join bulb for being the cheapest, you join bulb because you care that the energy comes from 100% renewable energy sources.Cheaper prices exist due to exploitation of natural resources and excessive carbon emissions. Of course more environmentally ethical companies will cost a bit more, they aren't able to exploit cheaper energy production methods.Care about air quality? - choose an energy provider that does 100% renewable energy.Care about minimising your costs and maximising huge multi-national corporation profits? - then vote Tory and re-sign to BG, or SSE


peoples energy were far cheaper than Bulb for me and renewable electricity

Most people who think Bulb are great are swayed by the £50 referal, maybe if they got rid of that they would be cheaper
Just a reminder, as been posted at least twice before, current Samsung promotion means Hub + 2 free smart plugs for £79.
For me significantly cheaper than BG when I signed, great app, never needed to use customer services much, response via emails are pretty quick.
neeon8224/05/2020 15:47

I agree, any renewable energy company is great, but pretty sure they will …I agree, any renewable energy company is great, but pretty sure they will always come out as a bit more expensive than the traditional energy companies. I'm not pro-bulb as such, just very anti the big energy companies


I completely agree with you there. 1 good thing BG offer now is they plant trees to match the usage. Downside is you pay more for that package. They should do it anyway as far as im concerned.
Only reason I went with BG this time is they was the cheapest company I heard of, I had 4 other quotes from companies I have never heard of but im talking less than £10 a year cheaper going by my usage now. BG it was for me this year, who know what next year will bring.
WelshTony124/05/2020 16:34

I put the kwh usage, that's how I got my quote


What's British has prices these days in your area ? Price per KWH ? Compared to bulb ?
neeon8224/05/2020 15:32

You don't really join bulb for being the cheapest, you join bulb because …You don't really join bulb for being the cheapest, you join bulb because you care that the energy comes from 100% renewable energy sources.Cheaper prices exist due to exploitation of natural resources and excessive carbon emissions. Of course more environmentally ethical companies will cost a bit more, they aren't able to exploit cheaper energy production methods.Care about air quality? - choose an energy provider that does 100% renewable energy.Care about minimising your costs and maximising huge multi-national corporation profits? - then vote Tory and re-sign to BG, or SSE


Good deal IMHO, I'm already with them so no good for me. Go with BG by all means but make sure you keep comparing the cost as you will soon discover you are on an out of date (i.e. expensive) tariff. Bulb only have 1 tariff (which moves with market costs) so you are always on their best. Sometimes its not the most competitive (they often increase their price faster than other companies) , but often it is competitive (they decrease their prices faster too). But it is always green.
No exit fees and can't see anything in the terms about minimum period if you take up this offer... I was with Bulb before as they were cheaper for me, but not anymore so have switched away.

Probably won't bother as I use Lightwave RF already so don't need the hub or plugs, but otherwise I might be tempted to join them, let them pay my exit fees, get the plus and hub and then switch away...
RavensNest_OfTech24/05/2020 16:43

What's British has prices these days in your area ? Price per KWH ? …What's British has prices these days in your area ? Price per KWH ? Compared to bulb ?


Electricity
BG 14.434p per kWh Standing Charge 17.93p / day
Bulb 15.071p per kWh Standing Charge 19.16p / day

Gas
BG 2.366p per kWh Standing Charge 14.74p / day
Bulb 2.786p per kWh Standing Charge 20.44p / day

I also got British Gas Boiler and Controls Breakdown cover, Plumbing, Drains and Home Electrical Cover

So yeah. Just a small difference for me :/

Only downside, BG has £30 exit fee per service where as Bulb doesn't but I can't see me exiting before the 12 months
Edited by: "WelshTony1" 24th May
If a power company was to import cheap coal and gas and pass on the savings to the customers they would be inundated with people desperate to sign up.
Most of those picking a power company thats expensive but "enviromentally friendly " would soon switch to the nasty polluter.
Left Bulb on 8th April as they have been completely unable to accurately calculate my monthly direct debit. In the middle of the winter my account was over £1000 in credit - tried to change my DD to the minimum of £5 per month to run down the balance, but they've stopped the option of doing that. Have now been waiting 2 months for a refund of over £500, which I need due to being furloughed. Shocking customer service, don't take my word for it, check the reviews - wouldn't touch them with a bargepole!
Edited by: "No8" 24th May
Thanks OP and dont forget Bulb will pay exit fees from your previous supplier
hooray.henry24/05/2020 17:33

If a power company was to import cheap coal and gas and pass on the …If a power company was to import cheap coal and gas and pass on the savings to the customers they would be inundated with people desperate to sign up.Most of those picking a power company thats expensive but "enviromentally friendly " would soon switch to the nasty polluter.


The industry doesn’t work that way.
In the process of leaving Bulb switching to British Gas savings £180 over the year please be aware Bulb installed my smart meters (smeg 2) for both gas and electric
last year & still have to send readings manually monthly . customer services always helpful .Only moved to British Gas for the savings.
Edited by: "hduser" 24th May
At British Gas
Green Future tariffs are the greenest we have available to help you manage your carbon footprint today. Sign up and as you power your home, you’ll also be supporting a variety of exciting
initiatives that help protect our planet.

On a Green Future tariff, we’ll match your home energy use with fully-certified, renewable sources. Put simply, most of your CO2 emissions from your home energy use will be balanced with renewable energy and carbon offsetting, getting your home closer to carbon neutral.

And that’s just the beginning. Because with a Green Future tariff, you’ll support carbon-cutting projects at home and abroad. Right now, that means helping UK woodlands through tree-growing projects and protecting an entire hectare 1 of precious Amazonian rainforest.
Anyone used LookAfterMyBills (the one where all dragons offered them investment)? The providers they list in their list is never heard about. Wonder what algorithm they use to pull up the list.
No824/05/2020 17:51

Left Bulb on 8th April as they have been completely unable to accurately …Left Bulb on 8th April as they have been completely unable to accurately calculate my monthly direct debit. In the middle of the winter my account was over £1000 in credit - tried to change my DD to the minimum of £5 per month to run down the balance, but they've stopped the option of doing that. Have now been waiting 2 months for a refund of over £500, which I need due to being furloughed. Shocking customer service, don't take my word for it, check the reviews - wouldn't touch them with a bargepole!



I am very surprised at your issues with refund.
I was £560 in credit in March 2020. I asked for £500 back and it was in my account next day.
Then as I was leaving I asked for the rest, when I got the final bill I had to pay them £3.74.
bigwheels25/05/2020 10:24

I am very surprised at your issues with refund.I was £560 in credit in …I am very surprised at your issues with refund.I was £560 in credit in March 2020. I asked for £500 back and it was in my account next day.Then as I was leaving I asked for the rest, when I got the final bill I had to pay them £3.74.


If you're surprised, imagine how I feel!!
this compay is highly incompetent. I had a meter change organised at the end of January after 6 weeks of reporting a broken meter. As soon as I reported the broken meter they started to bill me on higher estimates. Then at the end of January I had the meter replaced, since then I had no decent bill, nearly every month need to email them. Then they cancel one bill create another one, etc very hard to follow. Then they complained I do not pay enough in advance. I moved my payment day to be 4 days before the bill, they changed my billing period so the bill will be generated on the day I am paying them so it will show that I owe them money. Leaving for Octopus Energy
neeon8224/05/2020 15:32

You don't really join bulb for being the cheapest, you join bulb because …You don't really join bulb for being the cheapest, you join bulb because you care that the energy comes from 100% renewable energy sources.Cheaper prices exist due to exploitation of natural resources and excessive carbon emissions. Of course more environmentally ethical companies will cost a bit more, they aren't able to exploit cheaper energy production methods.Care about air quality? - choose an energy provider that does 100% renewable energy.Care about minimising your costs and maximising huge multi-national corporation profits? - then vote Tory and re-sign to BG, or SSE


All it means by renewable is that the energy firm buys a licence. They don't really get clean energy. That is up to the UK electric generators.
Be careful with this “deal”. If you don’t have a gen 2 smart meter they don’t send you the £1 offer out.

I just chased for my email because it was overdue and that’s what they told me.
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