Doing This Cut My Monthly Electricity Bill In Half (…in just 2 minutes)
| | Andy Miller
So, I’m a little stubborn…
When it gets cold, me and my wife start having “thermostat wars”. You know, when the temperature seems to find its way back to 23 degrees no matter how many times you turn it down? I know some of you out there feel my pain… You see, this happens every year, so I’ve come to get used to it. My wife just likes to keep the house warm…
Happy Wife = Happy Life, right?
Well, this year it’s different. Something happened which got my blood boiling… Our monthly energy bill tripled.
This wasn’t the normal £10-20 increase we get every winter. That, I could have lived with. This time something was seriously wrong…Frustrated, I decided to do what any of you would do in my situation.
I called up my supplier to complain, but what they told me annoyed me even more…“Sir, it’s very normal to see your bills increase at this time of year. For example, your heating usage is up 28% compared to last month.”
Now, I’m no maths genius, but even I know that using your heating 28% more won’t make your bill triple. Something else was up…
In the end they gave me some money off, but I’m still stuck with a £200 monthly bill that I’m going have to keep forking out for.
Well, that’s what I thought, anyway…
Because I got quite lucky…You see, recently, I’ve been sharing my problem with pretty much everyone I meet (It’s my way of venting…).
Well, I just so happened to mention it to the bloke servicing our boiler, who turned out to be an ex-British Gas employee. And, what he told me I couldn’t believe… (I’ll call him Craig, but I’ve changed his name to protect his identity – his old employer is DEFINITELY going to want to know who spilled the beans)
“Yeah, they do this to everyone, mate” Craig said.
“When you first sign up, you get good rates. At first. But after a while, if you keep paying your bill on time every month, they’ll start raising your prices and hope you don’t notice…and hardly anyone does” he said. “It’s how they make their millions every year…”
I blinked as it started to dawn on me, just what Craig was saying…
“It’s their little game,” he said. “Before you know it, your bills are way higher than they first were. Another 30 to 40 quid a month, most people think it’s because they used more electricity,” Craig said. “They never question it coming out their account. But it adds up, big time.”
He took a swig of his tea.
“How can they do that?” I asked.
He shrugged, as if to say, “big business”. I was furious, but not completely surprised. “I’ll be changing suppliers immediately,” I told him.
“It’s not gonna help, mate,” he said. “They all do it. All suppliers. Cos if they all do it, they can all make millions off their customers.”
Defeated, I fell back in my chair. “Is there anything I can do?” I asked. Craig held one finger in the air as he took the last gulp of his tea, then he pulled out his phone with a smug look on his face.
Craig’s secret weapon for slashing Gas and Electricity bills
“You’re gonna want to use this,” Craig said. “It’ll save you a fortune… Plus, it’s the only way to make sure you can’t get ripped off.”
“This site has saved me over 600 quid in the last 2 years,” Craig said. “and I haven’t had to speak to a supplier once. I found out about it when I worked for you-know-who,” he said. “The company hated it, but everyone there was using it.”
“It’s called BillBuddy. You put in your details once and it’ll make sure you stay on the cheapest energy deal forever. Completely free, too…” Craig told me.
Well, as good as this sounds, I know there’s no such thing as a free lunch… “What’s the catch?” I asked him.
“This is why it’s genius… they make their money by charging the energy companies a ‘finders fee’ for getting them new customers” Craig said.“They make the same off each supplier, so they’re not biased, either…It just means they don’t have to charge you a penny.” he said.
As he packed up and put his mug by the sink I asked what I could do to say thanks.
“No bother mate, cheers for the cuppa!” Craig said as he walked out the door.
What is BillBuddy?
BillBuddy is a FREE-to-use website that saves UK households over £15 million every year.
This year they’ve gone “viral” – over 1 million Brits have been to their website to start saving money. But I just had to know…
How does it work?
It’s like saving money on “auto-pilot”. Once you’ve set it up (takes around 2 minutes), BillBuddy starts automatically monitoring Gas and Electricity prices to make sure your deal is the best.This way, suppliers never get the chance to rip you off…
As soon as they try to raise prices, BillBuddy will notify you instantly, ready to go with a better deal.Then all you need to do is confirm you are happy with the new deal and saving.The best part is that they handle the whole switching process…
So no talking to suppliers, no phone calls, no boring admin. We just get to sit back and enjoy the savings. BillBuddy has easily developed a cult following with over 1,500 5-star reviews. Here is what people are saying:
After Craig’s recommendation and seeing all of the glowing reviews online, I was sold. I needed to try BillBuddy for myself. So I filled out my details on their official website and made my first switch.
Yes, you read that right… £407 I was being overcharged by my old supplier! (And to think this is happening to most people without realising…)
Well, needless to say, I was over the moon. But it got me thinking…Who’s the only person with a house warmer than mine?
My 86 year old mother.
Now, I haven’t been able to visit in a while (no prizes for guessing why), but if I know my mother, she’ll still be sat in her lounge with the heating on full blast…
After seeing what BillBuddy was able to do for me, I just had to see what they could save her!
What better test? If my mother could do it, anyone could… so I texted her the link…
I’d say BillBuddy passed the test with flying colours.
So, is it really worth it?
Overall, BillBuddy couldn’t be easier to use and saved me a lot of money.
Needless to say, I’m giving it 5 stars. Not only has it been a game changer, it’s been a life saver!
How can I take advantage now?
There’s no better time than now to lock in cheaper energy. Times are hard and, if the naysayers are right, are about to get a lot harder.
Act now and save immediately, you never know – in a few months time you might just be very happy with yourself for taking action now.
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