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08 March 2015

You Have The #PowerToSwitch

Fancy getting your mitts on an extra £200 or maybe more? For 2015 I've set myself a few challenges; I'm trying to lose some weight (bikini body here I come) and I'm trying to gain some extra pennies as cash always comes in handy, especially when it comes to holidays. We love to travel and we already have 5 breaks booked this year with the Mr having a lads week at the TT on the Isle of Man too in June, which I treated him to. 

By making a few tiny changes it's surprising what money you can free up to put to better use than bills!

The #PowerToSwitch campaign run by the Department of Energy and Climate Change encourages people to switch energy suppliers and save money and I've had a little look at doing so myself.

There are 27 energy companies on the market, many of which now offer deals that are up to £100 cheaper than they were a year ago, so it's the perfect time to find your family a great provider, switch and save in the process. It's definitely worth taking a look at the website today.

Swapping supplier is far quicker and easier than ever before with it taking around 17 days to complete - half the time it took this time in 2014. I thought it would be time consuming but it really isn't and if it puts more pounds back in your pocket it's doing isn't it.

How do I switch? 

There are 3 steps to switching supplier: 

1) Before you start shopping around, you’re going to need some key information about your current gas and electricity tariffs. So grab a recent bill or an annual summary sent any time after April 2014.

This will have the following information:

-Your tariff  name
-Your tariff end date
-Your method of payment
-Your annual consumption

2) Start comparing tariffs 

Price comparison sites are a great way to accurately compare current prices, along with any comparable tariffs. Make sure you check energy reviews before switching suppliers on sites like too.

3) Switch either by switching through a price comparison website or contacting the energy company you would like to switch to. Don't forget you can use cashback sites for money back on your swap as well!

You could put the money saved towards a trip to your favourite attraction, sort out a seaside getaway, take a break from the kids and arrange a hotel stay with your other half or use it as a deposit for a holiday of a lifetime abroad. 

What would you put the money saved towards?

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I'm working with BritMums and DECC alongside the #PowertoSwitch campaign. I have been compensated for my time. All editorial and opinions are my own. Visit for more information about switching energy suppliers.



  1. Have you checked yet? I'd love to know how much you have saved, looks like the money could come in very handy indeed, great plans for 2015. Commenting for myself and BritMums, thanks for taking part.

  2. I've often thought I could get a better deal on electricity than the one I've got, but the letting contract on this flat forbids me to switch providers.


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