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Flick is the power company for families.

Kids are awesome. Really, they are. Little humans that fill your days with joy.

Except, perhaps, for the grocery store tantrums, the messy home, and the multiple night-time wakings that make you look like the living dead (but 90 is the new 30, right?). Then there’s that constant niggling feeling that you’re always short on both time and money.

But, as proud sponsors of Spinoff Parents, we’ve got your backs, Mums and Dads. Here at Flick we’re all about making things easier for you, and that means a whole lotta time-saving, money-saving goodness. We offer you access to the wholesale electricity market, limbo-low spot prices, and more money in your pocket – and we’re not kidding: our Flicksters have saved an average of $320 over the past 12 months!

We’re all about transparent billing, no fixed-term contracts and a super quick, 3-minute sign-up. So put your feet up - life just got a little flickin’ easier!

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What makes Flick great for parents?

Weekly Bills

We bill weekly, so you can better utilise your power usage and budget easier. It also means you won't get sprung with a nasty big surprise at the end of the month.

Easy to Switch

It only takes 3 minutes to join Flick, either online or over the phone, and once you’ve given us your address, we take care of the rest (we’ll even break up with your old power company for you). Too easy!

Wholesale prices

We charge you the wholesale price of power so you don't pay a cent more than it costs to get the power to your place.

Price alerts

Our app gives you visibility into live power prices and sends alerts when prices are high, so you can use appliances when they'll cost you less.

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Flick's smart tools, and the Andersons' clever thinking, have helped them save over $250 on power!

Two tech savvy parents in Dunedin have used Flick's dashboard, and the CHOICE app to help them save 17% since they joined last year!

Tonelle says, “It helps by allowing us to keep track of our weekly spend. And we can also keep track of our savings too.”

Find out more about the Andersons story, and how you can save on your power bill over at #CleverFlickers: How the Andersons Keep Their Power Bills Low.

How does NZ's Fairest Power Deal work?

What the Flick are wholesale prices?!

The price of electricity in New Zealand actually changes every 30 minutes - depending on supply and demand in the marketplace, as well as where the generation of electricity is sourced, and the time of year. You may not know this because most power companies set a flat rate that you’ll have to pay all the time, which means they can make a whooping off the difference!

This doesn't mean that you have to change your habits at all. Sure, the more engaged you are, the more you'll save, but the average spo price is still heaps lower than a fixed rate - so you're still better off in the long run.

Here at Flick, you pay the true, wholesale cost of power 24/7! So this means, you pocket the difference… which seems pretty fair to us!

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Questions? We've got answers.

I'm moving house soon – can I switch to Flick?

Of course! We'd love you to come and be a Flickster. As long as we supply the area you're moving to, your new house has a smart meter, and you pass a credit check if required, then we can take you on.

To get Flick at your new place, just sign up online or give us a call on 0800 4 FLICK (0800 435 425) – you'll be asked for your new address and when you plan to move in.

Already with Flick? You can move house and take us with you – check out the 'How do I move house with Flick' section below.

How do I pay my bill with Flick?

With Flick, you pay your bills weekly by direct debit, either from your bank account or credit card. We'll send you an email every Tuesday with your bill amount, and process your payment on the Thursday. There are no nasty surprises - you can track your bill online so you know how much you’re on track to pay at the end of each billing period.

Not sure about weekly billing? Have a read of our Weekly Billing blog to learn why we think weekly billing is the way to go.

Are there any traps with Flick?

Nope! We don't believe in locking you down to a fixed term contract, and we don't do any joining fees, so there really isn't any reason you shouldn't at least give us a go.

Will you charge me a joining fee?

We don't do joining fees. It's like paying someone to be your friend: it's weird, and gets the relationship off on the wrong foot.

What happens during the switching process?

Once we’ve checked your application and let you know that you can join Flick we start to set up your account and we let your current retailer know that you’re breaking up with them.

If you are coming to Flick from another retailer at your current property, this can take up to ten days, because we have to wait for your old retailer to release your property to us.

During this time your power will not be disconnected.

As soon as your old retailer hands your property over, we email to let you know that you’re officially a Flickster! #FlickYeah

Moving house

If you are moving into a new property, the power may already be off and we will need to reconnect it for you.

If it’s still on we will move as fast as we can to make sure the old retailer at the property doesn’t turn it off while we are setting up your account.

It is really important that you return any information we need as soon as possible so we can set you up quickly.