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# 205591 18-Nov-2016 22:18
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My electricity company has been doing a lot to keep me happy. Now they're giving me another freebie. I received an email from Mercury offering me free power for a day because I'm in one of the areas most affected by the earthquakes.

 

 

To help with everything that’s been happening, we’re offering you a Free Power Day in December. Just a little something to let you know we're thinking of you.  

 

To choose your day, just log into My Account and pick any day in December 2016. How you use it is entirely up to you. Claim your day before 30 November 2016.

 

This will be the third free day I've had this year: May, October, December. We use up to $20 each time so that will be $50-60 for the year which is a 2% saving for the year.

 

Thanks Mercury

 

 


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  # 1673910 18-Nov-2016 23:00
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You use around $20 worth of power each day? How much on average is your regular monthly power bill?





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  # 1673916 18-Nov-2016 23:33
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Whats the definition of a close area?


 
 
 
 




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  # 1673957 19-Nov-2016 08:21
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sonyxperiageek:

 

You use around $20 worth of power each day? How much on average is your regular monthly power bill?

 

 

 

 

We use up to $20 on the free day in Autumn and Winter. When there are five adults and two children at home, doing lots of washing and drying. We have an invalid living with us who has heating on in her rooms for most of the year.

 

 

 

mattwnz:

 

Whats the definition of a close area?

 

 

That was my choice of words. Here's the list from the Terms & Conditions:

 

1. Mercury’s Free Power Day Offer is open to current Dual Fuel (electricity and gas) and electricity only residential customers in the following networks: Wellington Electricity, Network Tasman Ltd, Buller Electricity, Marlborough Lines Ltd, Main Power NZ Ltd, PowerCo Wairarapa.


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  # 1673964 19-Nov-2016 09:03
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Thanks Mercury for your free December gift! Now to decide on which day to choose. Note that Mercury customers must decide "before 30 November" so don't leave it to the last day of the month, decide on the 29th or earlier.


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# 1674032 19-Nov-2016 11:19
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still can't beat a free hour of power every day though



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  # 1674096 19-Nov-2016 12:17
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jamesrobert: still can't beat a free hour of power every day though

 

If you mean Electric Kiwi, they offer one hour of off-peak power which is much less useful.

 

I'm already paying over $800 a year less than Electric Kiwi prices so I'm already beating that. I could maybe claw back $300 of that by packing everything into a free hour a day.

 

My great prices are on a fixed term contract so I can't take up Electric Kiwi's guaranteed first year saving of $200 but maybe next year.


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  # 1674216 19-Nov-2016 15:27
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sonyxperiageek:

You use around $20 worth of power each day? How much on average is your regular monthly power bill?

 

 

No, only when it's free. A friend of mine is on some sort of free-power-day deal and does 120 loads of washing, bakes 52 cakes, and vacuums her house 18 times every time the power is free for a day.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1674220 19-Nov-2016 15:47

Although I don't get free power. Im with Flick electric on the Smart user plan in Auckland. And power is normally under 10c per unit offpeak times during the week and all day Saturday and Sunday.






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  # 1674288 19-Nov-2016 19:32
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neb:
sonyxperiageek:

 

You use around $20 worth of power each day? How much on average is your regular monthly power bill?

 

No, only when it's free. A friend of mine is on some sort of free-power-day deal and does 120 loads of washing, bakes 52 cakes, and vacuums her house 18 times every time the power is free for a day.

 

Even when we had our Free Power Day, we only increased our daily usage for that day by $1-2 at max $3 to a grand total of $5-6 for that day lol. 

 

And when you guys say you do loads and loads of washing, I'm sure the water bill will diminish any difference in the electricity bill foot-in-mouth





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  # 1675799 23-Nov-2016 08:35
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Im a family of five in Auckland and been with electric kiwi for 4 months.Was previously with Mercury energy and changed my natural gas to energy online.Our power bill and gas total around $100 Month am.Fantastic savings with the free hour of power that we utilise at 9 pm every night where the dish washer goes on about 20 mins prior to this and washing machine (front loader Bosch) on at 9 pm.

 

Feel free to use my link to get a $50 credit on joining.

 

https://www.electrickiwi.co.nz/go/refer-a-friend?YeF9YnpJktUfxx4phMok4g%3D%3D

 

 


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