What Is a Good Deal on Broadband and Utilities?
Written by Ellen Holcombe
Written by Ellen Holcombe
We all talk about getting the best deal for anything and everything. The best deal on car insurance. The best deal on your food shop. The best deal on your broadband, gas, and electricity. But what even is a good deal? Is it the cheapest price, the best value for money, or a mix of both?
When it comes to looking for a good deal on your bills, price is important. You don’t want to be paying a small fortune for something when a competitor can provide the exact same package for half the price.
The bills and utility industry is not only incredibly competitive but prices are changing all the time. It’s a nightmare to keep on top of (so say the deal hunters here at Split HQ).
The best way to find yourself the cheapest deal out there is to compare like-for-like packages from different suppliers. The only problem is, this can take up a load of time, but it’s almost the only way to make sure you’re getting the cheapest price. (Don’t forget that there are some suppliers who aren’t on price comparison sites.)
So, not paying over the odds for something is pretty important when you’re looking for a good deal. But the price isn’t the only thing you take into consideration, is it? If you’re paying £5 more for a particular package but you’re getting £10 worth of value in return, that’s a pretty good deal.
Npower are offering new gas and electricity customers money off Nest products as well as savings of up to £550 a year with free insulation installation (that’s a bit of a mouthful, isn’t it?). For a homeowner, this is a fair amount of extra value which offsets their fairly expensive duel fuel prices. I’m guessing, however, that you don’t own your own house. I’m guessing that you’re renting, most likely in a shared house, and free insulation installation isn’t something that blows your socks off. Am I right?
Similarly, British Gas offer their new gas and electricity customers free home and landlords insurance. Once again, you’re probably not a homeowner, nor a landlord, so these rewards won’t really appeal to you either.
Okay, so you’re probably wondering how Split The Bills give students value for money. Well, we offer access to tonnes of exclusive perks including a free movie download every month as well as money off your weekly shop, your favourite coffee, and trips to the cinema. We’ll give you discounts on things you actually need (and love), forget about free insulation installation. Now this is the kind of value you should be looking for.
Unless you’re purely looking for the cheapest price out there and are willing to trawl the web to pinch the pennies, you’re probably going to want a combination of a good price and good value for money.
If you don’t have the time (or the patience) to compare every single utility package out there (don’t forget not all suppliers are on price comparison sites), Split The Bills is the simple, easy way for you to get the best deal. Take a look at how our energy supplier measures up against the ‘Big 6’ energy companies:
We promise you won’t get a cheaper like-for-like deal by going direct to our supplier at the time you join Split The Bills (and if you do manage to find it for less, we promise to match the price). Not only that, we offer tonnes of exclusive perks to our Split customers. Think serious money off your weekly food shop, discounts on your daily coffee, and a free movie download every month.
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