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To switch my energy supplier would give me a saving of 50GBP each month and I'd get 25GBP Amazon vouchers. Only, my energy was more expensive and I never received the vouchers. I spoke to Fiona Nuttall about it who promised to look into it. She did and said the problem was with the energy supplier. I spoke the new energy supplier Scottish Power, they said it was Simply Switch's fault. I went back and forth and gave up. I wish I hadn't switched and am sorry to have to leave this negative review. It's nice to see that others have had a better experience than me.
Back in December, I'd decided it was time to check if what I was paying for elec/gas was about right compared to others. Being on the moneysavingexpert.com email list, I opted to check out his website for advice before doing anything.
It said to use a utilities comparison site, so armed with my usage over a 12 month period, and what I'd paid over the time, I chose to use the Simply Switch link - which happened to offer a type of moneyback service!
So, I loaded up the website, which was really simply laid out, and easy to use. I entered the amounts of energy I'd used in the last year, told them how I paid, who I was currently with and clicked the button.
It's pretty quick to load up the page that tells you who's the cheapest, which is good. There isn't that many energy companies I guess (compared with insurance for example) so that helps. Anyway, just like any other comparison site, you get a list of companies, prices and tariff type (like Green, Economy 7 etc) so you can chose exactly what you want
As I have what they call DualFuel (ie get both gas and elec from same company) and like to pay by Direct Debit, I am eligble for the maximum discount from everyone. Also, opting for an online account (so no paper bills, and no letters in the post) gives another discount.
This website has taken my monthly payment from £66 to just £29! It pays to switch people!
And speaking of paying to switch, I had an email from Simply Switch after I actioned the switching of my energy supplier, giving me a link to use after the switch had gone through to claim my voucher cashback. £35 in either Amazon or John Lewis vouchers. Result!
One thing, you have to leave it over 28days from your new energy account being activated before you can claim your voucher.
I would recommend using this comparison site to check your not paying too much for your energy, and for switching. It was straight forward and easy to do. HOWEVER, I believe to get the voucher cashback you need to access the site via moneysavingexpert.com