Changing energy provider - How often ???

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Found 13th Feb 2008
I was just wondering how often everybody else changes their provider for electricity and gas if at all.

I recently changed to Scottish power because of how good their Quidco cashback was and they were the cheapest in my area.

With the prices being so close between a few of the companies is it worth switching and earning a little extra through quidco?? If it is how long is it reasonable to wait before changing again??

Any thoughts or experience on this would be great.

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email this morning from [url]www.moneysavingexpert.com[/url] saying time to switch is NOW : :?
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can you just continually change energy provider, every month for instance? ill be moving back to uni in September and if i could keep switching and get quidco every time it would be a massive bonus

I doubt it, you'll probably be in some sort of 12 month contract

Original Poster

I know when I took mine out with Scottish Power about 4 months ago it did say that there was no tie in period.

guerilla - thats what I was thinking, perhaps not that regularly but if there is no tie in why not. I suppose it may be difficult going back to someone you had already had cashback from.

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Its worth it until you come unstuck and the energy companies screw something up during the changeover. Then its just a minefield of hassle. I check every six months and wouldnt bother doing it more than yearly.

Mind you I havent actually switched for 3 years as Atlantic are consistently the best by a small margin whereas the others go from being great to bottom of the pile (BG, Npower etc),
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