$50 for Every Victorian Household
The Victorian government are giving every Victorian household $50 by registering and using the Victorian Energy Compare Website. You don’t have to change energy retailers, just register your details and bank account and use the tool. It’s effectively a $50 energy rebate for every home, along with the added benefit of checking for a better deal. And if you can do it anytime from now to the 31st of December 2018. So don’t miss out! Do it now or put it in the diary for a lazy Saturday morning. You’ll also want to have a recent electricity bill to get the most out of the experience.
Given this incentive I’m expecting competition to hot up in the energy sector to catch switching customers. Chances are there are going to be some great one off deals on the table right now. So it’s going to be worth comparing and switching onto a new and better deal. Chances are your current retailer will be lowering prices, so you may not even need to switch retailers and still get a better price. So again, make sure you go through the process and negotiate a better deal from your electricity retailer.
As I’ve noted before, it’s not until you switch that your retailer will offer you their best price. Every time I’ve switched my current retailer have magically come back with a better deal they wouldn’t offer before. So it’s best to switch and wait for the offer! Trust me, it will come.
For more information on getting the best electricity and gas prices, check out my post on best price on power and gas.