Hot diggity dog! Someone's scored themselves a promo code. Nice!
Flick itself is pretty great, but we don't need to tell you that; our good friends over at Glimp have already done that for us. What we can tell you is that since you came all this way, use the promo code GLIMP50 at sign up, we'll chuck $50 onto your account as a wee welcome gift. That's with either the Freestyle or the FIXIE plan, just as long as you're a Flickster.
Sweet deal? #FlickYeah
Happy to ride the highs and lows of the spot market to bank long term savings? With Freestyle, you've got access to wholesale power prices, which change every 30 minutes. Monitor live spot prices, use electricity when it costs you less. 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?
- Does your budget allow for changing prices and variable bills?
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
What makes Flick different?
Here at Flick, whatever we pay for power is the same price we sell it on to you for, and when it comes to billing, all the different costs that make up your power bill are unbundled. You get to see the costs of producing power and getting it to your house. And we pass these on without any mark-up, then charge a separate fee to be your retailer.
Each week we'll show you the full cost breakdown. It'll look something like this:
Plus, you'll be given access to tools that'll show you how much you're using and spending, as well as the real time price of electricity and it's carbon impact. It's 100% straight-up, transparent, honest and totally fair. The power really is in your hands.
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.
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.
Can I get my gas through you too?
We don't supply gas, but plenty of Flick customers have their electricity with us and their gas with another retailer. It’s easy and it’s worth it. You can check out Powerswitch to find the cheapest gas provider to complement your power deal.
Have a read of our blog Dual Fuel Myths, Busted! to find out why those dual fuel discounts might not be such a great deal after all.
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.
When will my Glimp 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