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Origin Energy Electricity Usage Discounts: SA 18%, NSW 25%, QLD 28%, VIC 41% @ 9Saver

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Origin Energy releases special discounts for 9Saver members

Thanks to the support of more than 100,000 Aussie homes, 9Saver has unlocked a series of exclusive energy discounts just in time for summer.

These discounts are off Origin’s usage charges. They last for 12 months when you pay your bills on time. They are: 25% in New South Wales, 41% in Victoria, 28% in Queensland, 18% in South Australia. In WA where you can only switch gas – it’s a 36% discount.

After four weeks of campaigning for a better deal for Aussie households, 9Saver has unlocked a series of exclusive energy discounts and feed-in tariffs.

The exclusive ‘Origin Saver’ offers which have won the 9Saver Summer Power Campaign are from Origin Energy and have no exit fees or lock in contracts.

The offers are available to new and existing Origin customers who pay on time and there are also pay-on-time gas discounts in NSW, VIC, QLD and SA.

For eligible solar customers, Origin Energy is also offering these special ‘Solar Boost’ offers with lower discounts but very high retailer Feed-in Tariffs.

(Editor's note: URL changed to 9Saver's announcement page. Coupon code removed — obtain promo code from 9Saver web site. Title and description altered. OP's original description follows.)


Please go easy it’s my first post… my old man sent me this… I confirmed it this afternoon with Origin.
Deals are not really clear but:
QLD 28% off usage
Or
17c solar feed in with 4% usage discount.

You have to mention “9 saver” on the phone to them, it may also work over the live chat I can’t confirm.

Hope this helps

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    • +2 votes

      Currently receiving 40% off usage and supply charges in Vic with Origin Energy plus $50 sign up credit.

  • +3 votes

    The high discount rates are a total bs… After all you should consider the final amount you pay after discounts only… The other things is it for some reason your direct debit or other forms of payment gets delayed from due date, these companies charge the full amount from you. I live in VIC close to cbd area and I'm using Momentum. They offer the least % of discounts (about $1-2 if you pay on time) and compared to all other energy retailers available in my area their's turn out to be the lowest overall cost per kWh.

    • +3 votes

      You may also want to check Tango Energy(formerly Pacific Hydro). They offer no marketing-gimmick discount but very competitive price to start with. I chose them early this year and chose to lock in the price for two years based on my spreadsheet calculation.

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        Does Tango allow you to pay a fixed monthly direct debit into your account? Meaning your Tango account may go into credit/debit etc?

        I had this with EA but when I moved to Simply they had no idea what I was talking about and only allow me to pay my actual quarterly bill by direct debit.

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          Have never tried to pay more than the monthly bill so I don't know what will happen. What's the benefit of keeping the account positive in credit?

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            @serin: No benefit… I just mean being able to pay a fixed $80/week or $200/month for example… and they will debit your Tango Account when your bill is due. I'm not really sure how else to explain that. Doesn't matter though, seems they are only available in VIC so that rules me out anyway :)

  • +10 votes

    How about mandating all energy company to just put their actual rates and ban offering discounts so as not to confuse their customers.

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      And for bonus points include a "comparison rate" which shows the total annual bill for the median household. Then an awful lot of people (who don't have solar or very high or very low usage) could just look for the lowest comparison rate.

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    Origin lost me some years ago. Had been with AGL and they offered me a terrific honeymoon deal so I took it (can't remember-35%?) Towards the end of the period, they sent a notice saying, if I contact them, they'll offer me 12%(?) ongoing but if I don't, I get no discount at all! An absolutely remarkable deployment of the lazy tax. Around this time, agl contacted me and wanted to play nice, so I went back to them. Origin jumped up with a sorry, sorry, sorry, to which I replied Too Late, and told them that their marketing was deplorable. Mind you agl are no better, we have four accounts with them and I realized after some time that the discount had somehow fallen off the largest one. Bottom line: "discounts" are an absolute insult without a know baseline rate (call it RRP if you will). And check your bills often for… anomolies

  • +1 vote

    I found Alinta home saver plus (also with "28% discount") was better for me in QLD, same discount with lower access fees and rates.

    Thanks OP for promoting me to look though, out in an application.

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    I live in Brisbane city and going by the government comparison website, I found that powershop was cheapest for me.

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      Thanks for the site.
      I have checked for 2-3 people.
      Alinta 28% 1390
      Powershop 15% 1390
      Origin 12% 1550

      So if we go with origin 28% that should be cheaper?
      Or else finding some extra discount from their standard

  • +1 vote

    The only % discount I'll take without price being displayed is 100% :)

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    What is the discounted daily and usage rate for ACT?

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    I'm already on exactly those rates :/ they changed in July down without me doing anything surprisingly…

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    Never sign-up based on discounts, as annoying as it is, you need to spreadsheet all the costs to get a real accurate price.

  • +2 votes

    Thanks OP, I switched from my Origin Maximiser plan that expires in Jan'19.
    For SA at least, this current deal is a bit less attractive (18% vs 19% for electricity), but still is the best they're currently offering. The base rate doesn't seems to have changed:

    SA RESIDENTIAL Energy Price Fact Sheet (Effective 1 July 2018) ELECTRICITY SA Power Networks Distribution Zone Origin Saver - No Exit Fees (Market Offer).

    (Yes, in SA its 42.724 cents per kWh after first 10.9589 kWh/Day. A world record yet?)

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    My supply charge is often larger than my usage charges. I’m sure the same is true for many people with an energy-efficient home.

    It’s a shame the discount only applies to actual usage, not to supply charges.

    • +1 vote

      Unfortunately the way the electricity industry is going, they will continue to discount usage and will slowly bump up the supply charge to compensate. Take with one hand give with the other.

      Its funny because when my usage goes down in spring/Autumn seasons I still don't pay a lot less in charges, but I can use double the amount of energy and my bill only go up 30%. The power companies seem to reward people that use a lot of power this way.

  • +6 votes

    I just checked out their prices.

    It would require a 50-60% discount for victorians to be on or with the honest deals on the market. Honest, meaning deals with no confusing rates with discounts. Just a flat, low rate like tango energy. I’d have to neg this, it is just BS confusion with no reality of being cheap, let along Ozbargain worthy.

    • +1 vote

      Jeeze just had a look at Tango - seems too good to be true. Excellent reviews and pricing structure - might just give these guys a go

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        Yep, I spent two years with them. Unfortunately globird is just slightly cheaper for me now, so I will switch, but tango really makes it simple. Globird still has discounts and so forth, so I will need to be on my game on paying on time now.

        Tango, no fees even if you forget to pay on time.

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        I’m with them ATM. No drama. Monthly billy on DD. I am about to change because Momentems gas/electricity combo is surprisingly cheaper

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    [[MELB]] Don't have solar, pay on time and looking to change energy providers. This seems like a good plan but I'm awfully confused with who's cheaper after supply charges/rates/discounts. Went on the compare website and was on a plan that was supposed to be cheaper but was ripping me off. kinda lost now :(

  • +2 votes

    These 'X% discount for paying on time!' deals are a fraud. Name another business that will give you a 40% discount for paying on time. It's just a method of confusing customers and reaping a massive windfall when someone forgets to pay on time.

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    anyone got a spreed sheet made up so you can actually compare all the providers?

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      Good spreadsheets are pretty complicated, since there are so many varibles, which can change over time

      Considering the savings, you really need to do it yourself.

      Simplistic way is to see what energy you spend and apply it to the rates of competitors, then apply discount

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    The origin Solar Boost is only a good option if you have at the very minimum a 5kW PV system,

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      Mostly agree. If you have a smaller system it will also depend on your usage and when.

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    called AGL, and they advised that Im on 23% and they can give me 1% extra so next bill i can benefit in it. All others rate will still the same, etc….

    but just before i said agree, i asked them for the usage rate, control load, supply charge rate…you know what? all the rate are increase for 10%……

    and one more thing which a bit confuse me is even tho i have setup direct debit for last 2 years and always paid on time, they still give ask me to pay directly thru him thru the phone..he did ask me to do that for at least 3 times. And he said it good to pay some of the money now and my direct debit will still debit the correct amount 2 days before the due date, so I don't need to worry…i dont understand his logic.

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      Are you NSW?

      In general for NSW AGL has been the worse by a country mile for the last 10 years.

      I think they're getting better from what I saw last.

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    I swear every time I see these promotions, prices are super inflated and when you consider the discounts, it's at best a 1-3 cents cheaper…

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    Never, ever look at discounts as an indicator of value. The reatilers set the price on what they're discounting so it is utterly meaningless. It's like the eBay sales where they price jack before giving you a 30% discount.

    If you're in Victoria, go to https://compare.energy.vic.gov.au/. In some distribution zones you can even have them download your meter data so you can see with 100% certainty which is cheapest.

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      heh Vic one of the worse case of deregulation fking everything up.

      NSW hasnt fallen yet, probably because the Govt has seen what happened to Vic and has put curbs in place

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    For those in Vic with Ausnet, I’ve created a spreadsheet to compare. It does look like Origin is the cheapest for me.

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/416484

    Fire away!

  • +1 vote

    Do we have any deals for piped natural gas, I'm with Origin Energy, their charges are too much. Do we have any deals for the same?

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    The prices tab shows nothing for Endeavour Energy Distribution. Are we expected to get the fact sheet from Origin?

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    I just got a call/offer for 32% off, after I contracted with Energy Australia

    Details here,

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/416476

    I know its annoying but it yet again proves moving from your current provider works.

    Reminds me of my former collegues who would keep trying to cancel their Foxtel but would be given 3mths free or 80% off for 6 mths etc

    But when other collegues called for a discount, they weren't given it. Have to tell them you want to leave.

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    Here's an idea for energy companies: Advertise discounts of "upto" 70% off or more. Hide in the fine print that the discount is variable from 0% between 5pm and 9pm, to 70% off at 3am. Maybe that will push governments to implement rational pricing.

    Anyone remember when airlines could advertise $9 airfares with a handy little "*" tagged on the end? Yeah, $9 airfare… plus $60 in fees, surcharges, and taxes. That nonsense was put to a stop.

  • +2 votes

    I'm in Brisbane and have been number crunching for the last couple of days on my last three bills. For me, this doesn't get close to Energy Australia's Secure saver; 30% discount pay on time, 16.1 FIT. Daily supply charge is higher than Origin and AGL, but EA blows both out of the water with 19.404c/kWh usage after the discount. I just switched from Alinta to EA.

  • +1 vote

    I'm disappointed that https://www.energymadeeasy.gov.au/ isn't mentioned in the first 3 comments.

    Use that and make sure you get discount applied to usage AND SUPPLY. That's the bit that will save you more money than a high discount rate on purely usage as supply will be a big contributor to your total bill.

    As for "comparison rates", this site will do the calculations for you.

    The site linked has barely any info and keeps pointing me to a place to sign up. This is borderline spam.

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      https://www.energymadeeasy.gov.au/ isn't mentioned in the first 3 comments

      Hey, my comment was 3rd one in this deal😉
      But I did provide a link to discussion which mentioned that site, spreadsheets, etc to help make decisions…

      Have found that site next to useless for my location & use. Costs are still complex to understand. There are other comparison sites like Canstar which also consider customer satisfaction.

      My actual (before discount) charges are less than half of best offer based on my usage (possibly due to Qld Govt discounts applied to bills). In my case, there isn't a huge difference in prices unless you choose the dearest Standing Rates.

      My current (now closed) 21% discount offer on Supply & Usage from Origin is not listed - which just started again for me today. So there may be better offers.

      Cheapest deals usually have a long list of additional charges (if you aren't wary) & charges may not be fixed - so you may pay more than stated.

      There's a lot to consider in each Ozbargainer's different case.

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    What I can't see here is any mention of a locked in rate. I currently have 21% off with Origin (usage & supply), but I also have them locked in on a rate for 24 months, while I am month to month. What this means is they can't up the rate on me with the 24 month period. That's how Click Energy screwed me over previously which is why I left them.

    • +1 vote

      the 2nd paragraphs states 12 months

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        Okay thanks for pointing that out. I missed it obviously

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    subscribed

  • +1 vote

    If they can afford to give us 40% off discounts and still make profits, then they are ripping us off big time. All these energy companies should be socialised, their CEOs and board members charged with theft, and all of their personal assets seized and redistributed to the poor. And crucify them on their beloved "eco-crucifixes" which slaughter hundreds birds and bats per year, and also cause health problems to many people nearby due to all the ultra low frequncy noise.

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    Cheaper % discount than my previous Origin discount. Just re-contracted, just end up paying less without having to do anything. Same rates in my area.

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    Have switched to Origin from Powershop because of the FIT 22c. I'm in Sydney with Endeavour and a 5kWh solar system. FIT has gone from 10c to 22c so solar credit will go from average of $50 to over $100. At the same time usage will increase by 4.7c per kWh (inclusive of GST and discounts). Supply charge will increase by less than 1c so no impact. Breakeven point has moved from using 100kWh per month to 280kWh per month.

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    The fact that no-one has mentioned diamond energy makes me think its time for me to do some calculations and switch to a new provider!

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    Signed up to this today, tried current supplier AGL they got close at 28% off. The customer service person at Origin likely said AGL and origin will fight over my business and I may get a few counter offers within the cooling off period. Fingers crossed. Lol

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    Don't be put off by EXPIRED.

    Just changed in QLD now

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    just rang and got this deal

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    Just done the deal online (SA) not expired..