I'm sure all you clever people will know this but The big energy providers are increasing their prices Hugely this quarter (20% at least) which I wasn't really aware of. Anyway, yesterday a representative from AGL knocked on my door and offered to knock 16% off the price of my current provider (Origin) if I switched to them. I hate door to door salesmen so I took all the information and told him I would be in contact if I was interested. I promptly called Origin and told them what had happened and told them I was obviously thinking of leaving them. They immediately offered me an 18% discount if I agreed not to switch and commit to them for a further year which I have now done.
I am sure some of you will have got better deals with x or y provider but I couldn't be bothered to take the time to search for an even bigger discount. My post is really more about making those aware out there, who have not checked their bill this quarter, that they are in for a shock if they don't at least check what is about to happen and to suggest try calling your existing provider and telling them that you are thinking of leaving them and see what you get offered - for me the saving between gas/electric is going to be nearly $500 a year - just for one phone call!