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“Don’t you just hate it when you feel you have been mugged?”
That question was asked by Personal Finance Editor Charlie Weston in the Irish Independent recently.
He was talking about energy prices, and how the price cuts we saw in April are a fraction of what they could have been.
Here’s what he meant. Suppliers are paying around 18% less for their gas than they were last year. Householders got a standard gas unit price cut of around 3%.
The difference between 3% and 18% for householders is like getting €29 off gas bills or getting €146. It is a pretty big difference.
Almost everybody got that 3% gas price cut. But here’s something you might not know. 15% of Irish households will get another, much bigger price cut this year too.
That’s because those householders will save money by switching suppliers. And instead of settling for €29 off their gas bills and €25 off their electricity bills, they could save another €300 by changing to new suppliers.
SAVE BIG BY SWITCHING DIRECTLY ON BONKERS.IE
We ran a survey on bonkers.ie recently. Nearly 80% of the people who visited the site said that they were there to compare prices. We weren’t surprised. But did you know that you can actually switch directly on bonkers.ie too? And it’s free to do? Not everyone who visited bonkers.ie knew that. We were a little surprised.
So if you want to be one of the 15% and save €300 on your gas and electricity bills, all you have to do is:
- Use bonkers.ie to compare your supplier and tariff against other deals in the market
- See how much you could save
- Select a deal from the list - most go for the cheapest!
- Click “Proceed” and switch to a cheaper tariff by filling out a short form on bonkers.ie
- You’ll be changed over in around two weeks
- And you can do it here!
That's all you have to do. Between us and the suppliers, we take care of everything else. And bonkers.ie is the only comparison service that allows you to switch to all energy providers without having to click off somewhere else. You can do it all right here on bonkers.ie.