Bulb energy - cheap renewable energy and £50 credit for switching!

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I have just moved from SSE to Bulb. My 3 year deal was coming to an end and SSE wanted me to pay £122 a year (combined gas and leccy). This was frankly more than I can afford, so I have done a lot of research and decided on Bulb (nearly chose OVO but didn't like some of their reviews). I must admit I am nervous about moving, but I am paying £89.79 a month with Bulb combined based on my highest ever yearly Kwh readings (20598 gas, 2683 leccy) from the last 12 months due to the awful winter. We are in a 3 bed semi and use energy mostly on Evenings and Weekends. I took a punt because normally I would never move to a small supplier but having no get out fee means I am not trapped. I am going to overpay a little until I figure out how economical the move has been then tweak my payments after a few months.

Yes - Bulb have only one variable tariff, (less confusing) but for me at least, it is miles cheaper than SSE. If it ever creeps up with Bulb to the point of reaching SSE prices I could move to a fixed long term deal elsewhere, but it would have to increase by a huge amount to have the variable rate cause a problem.

It was really easy switch and took just a few minutes and that was it. No hassle and now saving a small fortune. (make sure you tailor your quote from your Kwh readings and not what you pay) Really chuffed I have done this and Bulb have been really helpful on the Web Chat. Bulb use electricity created by our lovely star, some wind and the sea doing its tide shenanigans. The Gas is partly from reclaimed sources too....Cows probably!

Another immediate plus is that bulb give you £50 credit for signing up. You then get given a referral which you can post on Facebook, Twitter or wherever and then you get more credit too when people use your link. Shameless marketing by Bulb? Maybe, but credit is credit. Plus, it means a bit of spare cash to spend on the kids. Will it be a good decision moving? If I save £400 a year yes. Thanks for reading - and thanks very much in advance if you use my referral link below.

My Bulb Referral Sign-up link is:

bulb.co.uk/refer/simond8761
 

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One thing worth saying that a friend informed me, is that if you get a positive balance from referral credits you can withdraw this as real money from Bulb at any time.
 
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I am saving over £35 a month switching to bulb.
Switching was easy, just a quick initial sign up and had to provide meter readings.
Bulb uses greener, renewable energy and there are no exit fees charged. So if you are not happy, you are free to leave with no hassle.
Bulb will also pay up to £120 of exit fees, if charged by your previous provider.
I received £50 credit from a referral code.
If anyone would like to use my code, we will both receive a £50 credit when you sign up.
bulb.co.uk/refer/lisap1393
 

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Can someone explain to a Luddite stuck in the 20th century (me) how this actually works. I mean, imagine I buy my electricity as 100% green energy from Bulb while my next door neighbour buys their energy from Big Bad Coal and Gas Ltd. We both get the same electricity from the same cables through the national grid, yet different companies are charging different amounts for power from supposedly different origins.

Then i switch to another provider, charging a different amount. But what am I actually switching? The gas still smells the same and the electricity still just as sparky as before. I'm just paying for a different company to read my meter and bill me. I've never really got why it was all privatised in the first place*?

*apart from to give Margaret Thatcher more money for handbags perhaps.
 

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Can someone explain to a Luddite stuck in the 20th century (me) how this actually works. I mean, imagine I buy my electricity as 100% green energy from Bulb while my next door neighbour buys their energy from Big Bad Coal and Gas Ltd. We both get the same electricity from the same cables through the national grid, yet different companies are charging different amounts for power from supposedly different origins.

Then i switch to another provider, charging a different amount. But what am I actually switching? The gas still smells the same and the electricity still just as sparky as before. I'm just paying for a different company to read my meter and bill me. I've never really got why it was all privatised in the first place*?

*apart from to give Margaret Thatcher more money for handbags perhaps.

Hi Homie,

You're right in that all gas and leccy goes via the national infrastructure, so the clean, green stuff gets mixed with the dirty stuff; however Bulb and, I presume, the other green providers (Octopus, Ecotricity etc) take account of your usage to buy the appropriate amount of green energy and ensure that's fed into the grid. As such less coal etc gets burned and more solar, wind and hydro is used.

IFAIK ultimately the energy companies price differences are down to:
1. How efficiently each company is run;
2. How well they predict their customers needs- i.e. have they bought enough wholesale energy at the right time (normally 3 months ahead) and for the right price;
3. How much they think can charge customers.
 

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Just switched to bulb, monthly saving of £25 a month plus the £50 referral credit. First time I've ever switched (shocking I know) and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was!

My referral link to get £50 free credit

bulb.co.uk/refer/romys9646
 

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Just switched to bulb, monthly saving of £25 a month plus the £50 referral credit. First time I've ever switched (shocking I know) and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was!

My referral link to get £50 free credit

bulb.co.uk/refer/romys9646
very easy , just literally pressed a couple buttons
 

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very easy , just literally pressed a couple buttons
I know! I always avoided switching because I thought I'd have to make lots of phone calls and have someone come round to check the meter etc but it was literally a few clicks like you said. Wish I'd done it years ago now!
 
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Bulb Energy has had the lowest or nearly lowest rates for gas and electricity rates for the two places we've lived in the UK recently, and they use 100% renewable sources for the electricity, along with nearly as high a percentage of renewable gas as Ecotricity.

This week, until Thursday, they're giving double the usual referral to join -- £100 off your bills. Here is the link, and I hope you find it useful:

bulb.co.uk/refer/marlon4499
 

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Just to say I have been with Bulb a year today, been very happy with them, excellent customer service. For the next week until Tues night next week as a thank you for being with them a year my referral pays double to both of us, so

You get £100 for signing up, you can leave with one month notice so you could literally sign up, get the £100 and leave or use them, and obviously you get your own referral code
They also pay exit fees

£100 credit until midnight Tues 6th:

https://bulb.co.uk/refer/chris9525
 

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Boo, you all got your emails about this before I did. Oh well! :p

For what it's worth I'm still with Bulb as I rate their service and communication. Much better than any of the big 6.

Opps, just realised mine are different dates - mine is valid from Wednesday 7th November to Tuesday 13th November.

www.bulb.co.uk/refer/jonathan6926
 
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Use my link to join Bulb and get £50 credit on your energy account once joined!!

Use green energy
One of the very cheapest providers in the market
Reward loyalty as you will also be able to refer others once joined
Easy to use website
Easy to use chat service
They pay any exit fees you receive from current supplier
One of the quickest growing energy suppliers and doing things right!

bulb.co.uk/refer/sabinep1474
 

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Just to say I have been with Bulb a year today, been very happy with them, excellent customer service. For the next week until Tues night next week as a thank you for being with them a year my referral pays double to both of us, so

You get £100 for signing up, you can leave with one month notice so you could literally sign up, get the £100 and leave or use them, and obviously you get your own referral code
They also pay exit fees

£100 credit until midnight Tues 6th:

https://bulb.co.uk/refer/chris9525
£100 referral ends midnight tonight
 
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Hi all,
If anyone is looking to switch their energy supplier and receiving £100 in the process then below is my referral link for Bulb Energy.

I normally change supplier every 12 months looking for the best deal but I’ve now been with Bulb 18 months as their customer service has impressed me so much!

The links lasts a week!

Bulb.co.uk/refer/matthew9182
 
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Switched to Bulb and save £300 per year compared to my Scottish Power quote.
Also the fact that you're helping the environment by choosing a company sourcing renewable energy is a big bonus, supplying 100% renewable energy and 10% green gas. With a friendly UK based customer call center who answer the phone quickly and don’t leave you waiting for 20 minutes to get through to someone.
Excellent customer service and the cheapest tariff I could find, they even cover any exit fees.
Check out what YOU can save via Uswitch.com. BUT don't click to switch via Uswitch; instead use the referral link at the bottom of my post and Bulb will give you a welcome discount of £50.
Click my link and you will get £50 straight away and if your friends then use your link to switch you will get another £50 for each person who switches to Bulb
Take advantage of a £50 credit to your account when you switch by using the link below, I used a referral link and the credit was applied immediately to my new account as soon as we switched.
Just copy and paste both lines below into your browser:

bulb.co.uk/
refer/paul7265
 
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Switched to Bulb from Npower who were charging around £10 p/m more than Bulb.

Painless process to switch. Definitely recommend to anyone! Simple to use app, and website, quick customer support.

For us both to benefit from £50 free credit (each) use the referral link below.

bulb.co.uk/refer/williamf9811
 

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Just connected to this.

I was watching This Morning today and Martin Lewis was going on about how a handful of small / medium sized new energy companies have gone bust such as Spark (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-46316603).

Ol' Martin mentioned this could be the beginning of a wave of similarly sized energy companies going out of business with customers being migrated over to whichever company Ofgen send them through to.

Just something to think about..
 

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To celebrate my Bulbiversary (1 year with Bulb) they’re doubling my referral rewards from Thursday 13th December to midnight on Wednesday 19th December. Sign up to Bulb during that period via my referral link and we both get £100 account credit on your switch date:

£100 Bulb Referral Link

During this double rewards period my usual offer (as shown below) doesn't apply.
 
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Just connected to this.

I was watching This Morning today and Martin Lewis was going on about how a handful of small / medium sized new energy companies have gone bust such as Spark (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-46316603).

Ol' Martin mentioned this could be the beginning of a wave of similarly sized energy companies going out of business with customers being migrated over to whichever company Ofgen send them through to.

Just something to think about..

It's definitely worth excercising caution with energy companies at the moment, but I think Bulb are a much bigger fish now.

If you look at Ofgem stats:

https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/data-portal/electricity-supply-market-shares-company-domestic-gb

you can see that Bulb now have an over 2% market share for the UK, so they're not at the same level as Utility Warehouse and continuing to grow that share. They're definitely raising out of the 'small suppliers' level. (as such I would say that their customer service is not quite as good as it used to be, as they have taken on a huge amount of new staff seemingly and they're not as helpful as they used to be, probably due to training etc).
 

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It's definitely worth excercising caution with energy companies at the moment, but I think Bulb are a much bigger fish now.

If you look at Ofgem stats:

https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/data-portal/electricity-supply-market-shares-company-domestic-gb

you can see that Bulb now have an over 2% market share for the UK, so they're not at the same level as Utility Warehouse and continuing to grow that share. They're definitely raising out of the 'small suppliers' level. (as such I would say that their customer service is not quite as good as it used to be, as they have taken on a huge amount of new staff seemingly and they're not as helpful as they used to be, probably due to training etc).
Good old Utility Warehouse..

Surprised they are still going! Maybe I don't hang around the same circles anymore but they used to be all over the MLM marketing groups online offering untold riches if you can somehow convince people to unbuckle not just their energy provider but now their phone and broadband as well!!

I'm not saying it was an impossible sell but it's not an easy one to do if your advertising tactic is to hit up mum-centric facebook groups with 'WHO NEVER WANTS TO WORK FOR 'THE MAN' AGAIN?!??!?!'
 

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