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#115243 19-Mar-2013 01:49
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Recently switched to powershop (4 Days) and of course not long as in a few days heard that they increased their power prices too.
Thought that there would be more options to manage and perhaps save power using them.

Just looking for any extra tips and tricks that other customers may have on getting the best deals, website use, accounts etc




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  #783764 19-Mar-2013 09:04
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Look out for the specials - the best way to get notice of these is to signup to their facebook page - typically they last only a day or two. They aren't always great discounts but something is better than nothing...

Before Xmas I paid my entire month bill using the specials... They have not had quite so many since then...

Although Powershop are not as good a deal as they used to be, they are still marginally cheaper for me and the ability to monitor it on-line and the absence of daily charges is still worth it.

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  #783886 19-Mar-2013 13:00
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use the specials and pre-pay winter power if u use more in winter. Im a super low user under $80/month all year as we use gas for all heating. The $50 special every month covers 75% of my bill.

 
 
 
 


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  #783930 19-Mar-2013 14:04
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Prices go up and down seasonally. In summer, expect a cheaper per unit price.

I think pricing in general is cheaper than others. For example, they stated this in a year I would save at least $x (cant remember the amount) compared to my old provider Mercury Energy. We it turned it out I saved about $4 less than the quoted amount so out of the blue they email me to say they've put a credit on my account for the difference. Not much but still a nice touch.

There is also a lot of great reports under My Account that show info on costs etc so you can keep an eye on things.

Overall I'm pretty impressed with powershop and IIRC they are constantly rated the best priced on the govt's power switch website.

Powershop have a friend referral promo going at the moment where the referred person gets a $50 credit as well as the person who did the referring. If anyone's keen on this and wants to 'sign up under me', flick me a PM.





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  #784316 20-Mar-2013 11:12
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Hi psychrn,
Welcome aboard! :)
Looks like you've been given some great tips on here already - it's definitely a good idea to "like" us on Facebook and select "get notifications" so you can keep informed about any specials we're running.
We've got a Marmite special happening today, so you can grab some discounted power here: https://secure.powershop.co.nz/buy_power/show/476
And the June, July and August power packs that are currently available in your account are at "today's price" so you can stock up on some winter power before the April 1 price increases. Monday 25th March will be the last day that you can purchase these, but if you need more time to get the money together you can go to "My Account" and move your payment date - typically you can push the payment out by up to 2 weeks.
Also, if you haven't already, you could enable "Labs" in your account: https://secure.powershop.co.nz/labs
So you can keep track of your usage patterns - to help you figure out where you're using power the most so you can cut down on it when you need to save. Ie. I notice little spikes in our usage when we put the dishwasher on, so we try not to use it as much as possible now.
Hope this helps. Let us know if you have any more questions or need any more info.



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  #784746 20-Mar-2013 22:44
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Powershop: Hi psychrn,
Welcome aboard! :)
Looks like you've been given some great tips on here already - it's definitely a good idea to "like" us on Facebook and select "get notifications" so you can keep informed about any specials we're running.
We've got a Marmite special happening today, so you can grab some discounted power here: https://secure.powershop.co.nz/buy_power/show/476
And the June, July and August power packs that are currently available in your account are at "today's price" so you can stock up on some winter power before the April 1 price increases. Monday 25th March will be the last day that you can purchase these, but if you need more time to get the money together you can go to "My Account" and move your payment date - typically you can push the payment out by up to 2 weeks.
Also, if you haven't already, you could enable "Labs" in your account: https://secure.powershop.co.nz/labs
So you can keep track of your usage patterns - to help you figure out where you're using power the most so you can cut down on it when you need to save. Ie. I notice little spikes in our usage when we put the dishwasher on, so we try not to use it as much as possible now.
Hope this helps. Let us know if you have any more questions or need any more info.


Thanks for thast. After looking around and buying some of the packs Im getting an understanding of how it works now




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