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  • 25-11-2021 8:29pm
    Registered Users Posts: 650 ✭✭✭


    Got a call today from Bord Gas, as my contract was due to run out.

    Offer of 13% discount on new 12 month contract.

    I said I'd get back to them, as I was not out of contract for about 2 weeks and I had something else to do.

    Salesman then produced an other offer of 20% off on a 12 month contract ?

    Asked the reason for the difference,

    20% discount was their Green Option.....

    Something about wind farms !!!!!!.

    Anybody had any similar experience .......

    Mods : Please relocate if need to, Thanks



  • Registered Users Posts: 355 ✭✭Gmaximum

    Yeah, I’d a similar experience earlier this year but still got a better deal moving. I’ve a smart meter tariff now so not sure if that impacted it.

    as a general rule I tell all utilities providers I’m cancelling as soon as I’m out of contract and always get a retention discount. They’re never as good as a new customer deal but the hassle moving broadband/tv isn’t worth it. Always make a bigger saving on gas and electricity though

  • Registered Users Posts: 330 ✭✭Gerard93

    After the discounts what is the unit rate you will be paying and the Standing charge, they can be offering % + % …. but the above is what it boils down to !

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,261 ✭✭✭banchang

    Me too. However best way to find out what's best for you is go onto & plug in your usage numbers. They'll give you the current best offer in the marketplace.

    The offers change almost every week especially the way energy prices are changing - and in my experience your incumbent supplier will never be able to match the 'new customer' offer of the competition.

    In summary - everyone should be switching gas & electricity every 12 months - unless you want to give money away for free to these energy companies.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,522 ✭✭✭gipi

    Check the standing charges linked to each percentage offer - in the main, the larger the unit price discount, the higher the standing charge.

    Your savings will depend on your usage