I’m always recommending that if someone wants to save money then one of the first things to do (after meal planning obviously ;-)) is to change energy suppliers for all of their utilities because the chances are that (a) they’re not on the best deal they could be on and (b) there’s usually some cashback to be earned for switching.
I know from the replies I’ve had to this advice that lots of you go on to change energy suppliers and save money every single month but more of you decide that it’s too much hassle and that the savings aren’t worth the effort. And I totally get that.
But what if the savings each month were worth the effort or what if the effort involved was so minimal that it was worth doing it even for just that few pounds a month?
Then would you change energy suppliers?
I’ve recently changed energy suppliers when I found a much better deal and it was so easy that I would have done it even for just a few pounds a month never mind the £25 a month that I’m going to be saving when my switch is finalised!
I thought I’d tell you today just how easy it was to make the switch and to find a good deal so that hopefully, if you’ve always put off switching, I might change your mind.
Step 1 – Get your most recent energy bills to hand.
Step 2 – Use a comparison site to check what deals are out there by inputting the information you’re asked for from your latest bills. I did this and found some deals that were cheaper than the deal I was on but the deal I’m switching too is actually the one I told you about a few weeks ago from the Cheap Energy Club ran by the Money Saving Expert site (who have a great comparison tool btw).
Optional: Clear the cookies on your computer and use a cashback site to find the company you’re going to switch too. If you do this then you should get the cashback – if you don’t clear your cookies then they might decline your cashback saying you found them through a comparison site rather than the cashback site. This bit is totally optional but necessary if you want the cashback as well as the saving.
Step 4 – Choose the option to switch and fill in your details. I filled in my details which took about two minutes and got this as a timeline as to what I could expect:
Step 6 – Sit back and enjoy the savings.
UPDATED 29/09 I received an email confirming my switch from British Gas and letting me know my log in details.
UPDATED 03/10 I’ve now received an email confirming my switch of electricity has been completed and that I am now saving. I suspect my gas will take a bit longer as it was with a different company (which was the cheapest way last time I switched).
That really couldn’t be easier could it?
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