Sainsbury’s Energy Prices for Electricity and Gas Review
Sainsbury’s offer full energy products for electricity, gas or both as a dual fuel tariff and as they can’t offer this themselves they have teamed up with British Gas to provide the same services and tariffs but with a few extras.
Summary of Sainsbury’s Energy Offers
At Sainsbury’s energy you get the same choice of products at the same price as if you went directly to the British Gas site. The Sainsbury’s website for electricity and gas is just an affiliate branded site in any case. The energy supplied used to come from EDF with Nectar Points, but that relationship stopped many years ago. Now there are no benefits of using this affiliate.
The Sainsbury’s Energy Products
You get to choose from the same British Gas product list which is as follows:
- Energy Price Freeze allows you to fix your electricity and gas bills for around 12 months – be careful though when wholesale prices are falling as these are priced higher than most standard and special offer tariffs. Exit fees are £30 per fuel.
- Standard tariff – always the most expensive but you don’t need to pay by monthly direct debit and there are no exit fees.
Unlike with British Gas there is currently no green option to get a tariff that either matches your energy consumption with renewable sources or a 100% renewable energy tariff – so if you want to be green then you need to look elsewhere. Of course this may change in the future.
Additional Discounts on Sainsbury’s Energy
You can also get a 6% discount if you pay by monthly Direct Debit (some tariffs you must pay in this way but some are optional). Additionally there’s a read, reduce and reward scheme which means you earn bonus nectar points if you submit your meter readings online and/ or reduce the amount of energy you use.