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
Happy to absorb the occasional high bill for long term savings? With Freestyle, you've got access to wholesale power prices, which change every 30 minutes. Monitor the live spot price, use electricity when it costs you less, and reap the rewards! Freestylers saved an average $495 in the past 2 years (Dec 2018).
Is Freestyle right for you?
- Are you happy to change the times of day you use power?
- Looking for no fixed term contracts or break fees?
- Can you cover the occasional higher bill?
Looking for a fixed power price and more predictable bills? Pay a steady, fixed rate for six months at a time, with FIXIE. You'll still get supply costs - that’s metering and transmission charges, plus the Electricity Authority levy - at the wholesale rate, while your spot price stays fixed.
Is FIXIE more your style?
- Looking for a predictable price that's steady throughout the day?
- Are you comfortable with a six month contract?
- Rather not change when you do things around the home?
Smooth payments with Volt
Whether you're on Freestyle or FIXIE, use Volt to choose a regular bill payment, build up credit with anything extra you pay, and help smooth out your bills year-round.
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 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.