Your friend's a real #CleverFlicker, because they've been accessing the wholesale cost of electricity (and saving heaps of cash) with Flick.
They thought you deserved a bit of that too - what a good sort! So throw their email address into the promo code field when you join Flick online today, and we'll chuck a $50 credit on both of your Flick accounts.
Sweet deal? #FlickYeah
Access wholesale power prices
Don't pay a cent more than it costs to get power to your place. Buying power at the spot price means that, instead of topping up your power company’s bank account by paying a fixed rate, you’ve got the freedom to choose when and how you use power to make some serious savings. Your smart meter will communicate usage information, so the clever systems can charge you the live price according to when you used power.
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!
We use smart meter technology and clever software to put Flick customers in control of their power bill. Flicksters have access to live power price information, so they can make smart changes and save money on the fly.
Flick is NZ's only Consumer Trusted power company and the winner of the People's Choice award for customer satisfaction two years in a row! We also happen to be Energy Retailer of the Year for 2017. Phoar! Our friendly Flicksters in the cool centre are always on hand to help you get the best out of #FlickLife.
Questions? We've got answers
When will my credit be applied?
Found yourself a hot steal? Oosh!
If you're a new Flick customer, credits are applied after your first Flick bill has gone out. We normally apply these on a Friday, a few days after you receive your first bill.
You can find the full Glimp Promo Credit Terms and Conditions here.
I have a friend who might be keen. Can I send them this link?
Go for it! A friend of yours is a friend of Flick.
What price will I pay with Flick?
Your price with Flick is made up of a number of components, all passed through at their wholesale rate, with no mark up!
The cost of generation is dictated by the wholesale market (spot) price of power if you're on a Freestyle price plan, or the fixed generation price you signed up for on a FIXIE price plan. The wholesale electricity market is used by generators to sell their energy to retailers, who then sell the energy onto customers like you. The New Zealand Electricity Market (NZEM) is regulated by the Electricity Authority (EA). Read more about generation.
Your transmission/distribution costs depend on your meter set up and where you live. You can find the pricing schedule for your area here.
And you'll always know exactly what we make on your bill. Your Flick Fee is separate and transparent and covers the costs of us looking after you as your retailer.
If you're a standard user, your Flick fee is 42¢ per day, and 1.58¢ per kWh you use.
If you're a low user, your Flick fee is 3.15¢ - 3.62¢ per kWh (depending on where you are). Flick doesn't charge you a daily fixed amount - your daily fixed charge is made up of Network and Metering charges only.
If you're on FIXIE, an additional FIXIE admin fee of 0.15¢ per kWh applies.
These fees cover our costs to bring you our award-winning service.
Do I need a smart meter to join Flick?
Yes you do. To pass on the live wholesale cost of power supply, we need to be able to read your meter every half hour of every day and that’s only possible with a smart meter.
If you don't have a smart meter but you're keen to join Flick, we're currently running a free meter upgrade trial - check out the details here.
How do I pay my bill with Flick?
We send you your weekly bill each Tuesday and take your payment on Thursday via Direct Debit from your bank account or Credit Card.
Our billing week runs from Monday to Sunday, and we bill nine days behind.
You can choose to pay your exact bill amount each week, or open a Volt and pay a regular amount each week. By paying a little more than your normal bill amount, you'll build up a wee stash of cash that you can then use to automatically knock the top off a higher than normal bill.
Not too sure about the whole weekly billing thing? Lots of Flicksters actually love this approach as it really helps with budgeting and allows you to manage your usage faster. Read more about why Flick chooses to bill weekly.