FRF2Q6D is my promo code. Feel free to use it to get your $100 discount on sign up.

I’m with Contact Energy for power myself – they’ve been great so far. They seemed pretty competitive on price when I compared them to a few others like Powershop, EnergyOnline, Flick Electric, Meridian, Genesis etc.

Full details below if you’d like to find out more.

How do you get the Contact $100 referral promo?

Feel free to use my sign up link or copy the promo code: FRF2Q6D

You’ll need to pick a plan when you sign up.

2. Pick a plan & complete online sign-up

Should start from a page like this if using the link:

3. Get connected

All going to plan you’ll be switched over to or connected to Contact.

3. After about 40 days, your $100 credit should show

Screenshot of Contact Energy Bill showing $100 promo credit ($86.96+GST) from September 2021
It shows up on your bill as $86.96 + 15% GST = $100 credit, because it takes 40 days delay it may be 1 or 2 bills after you sign up.

What’s the catch?

There’s no major catch I can see. I’ve included the full T&C’s below, but to simplify:

  • We are splitting a $200 refer-a-friend deal. You get a hundy, I get a hundy.
  • For new sign ups only
  • Must be Contact customers for 30+ days.

So seems like a pretty good deal (to me!), read full details below if you like 🙂

Promo T&C’s:

Contact Energy
Friend get friend Terms & Conditions 2020
1. The Contact Energy Refer a Friend Promotion is available to:
a. new residential Contact customers (Friends) who:
i. apply to join Contact and are accepted as a customer on Contact’s General
Terms and Conditions for Residential and Business Customers;
ii. sign up to at least electricity using a valid referral URL or promo code; and
b. existing residential Contact customers (Referrers) who:
i. generate a valid referral URL or promo code; and
ii. refer a Friend using their valid referral URL or promo code.
2. Subject to the terms below, the Contact Friend Get Friend Promo gives:
a. each Friend who meets the above criteria a credit on their Contact account; and
b. each Referrer who meets the above criteria a credit on their Contact account,
 (each a Promo Credit).
3. The value of the Promo Credit will be the amount advised by Contact on its website as varied
by Contact in its absolute discretion from time to time.
4. To be a valid referral URL or promo code for the purposes of clauses 1 and 2 above, the
referral URL or promo code must be created by an existing customer of Contact Energy using
5. The email address registered to their Contact account for receiving their monthly energy bill.
6. Both the Referrer and Friend must remain Contact customers for a period of at least 30 days
from the date the Friend’s electricity account activates for either of them to receive the
Promo Credit. After that 30 period, the Promo Code will be processed within 15 days.
7. The Promo Credit is not transferrable, refundable nor redeemable for cash.
8. These Friend Get Friend Promo terms apply in addition to Contact’s General Terms and
Conditions for Residential and Business Customers and any other applicable plan terms and
9. We may change these terms or end this promotion at any time at our discretion.

^ copy pasted from here on Oct 2021.

How much does Contact Energy cost for electricity?

Fixed chargesper day$1.895
Anytime rateper kWh18.2¢
Electricity Authority Levyper kWh0.13¢
Rates shown from my August 2021 bill, in South Auckland. Basic Plan.


When does the $100 credit kick in?

Should show up on the second month (credit applies after ~40 days) and show up as a $86.96 + GST credit line = $100.

I am already with them on no contract. Can I sign fixed term and get extra credit?

Nope, new customers only as per their terms.

Does contact charge for paying, via credit card?

Yes, Contact charge a 0.95% (incl GST) processing fee for credit and debit card payments. You can just pay by internet banking to avoid this.

What about the$200?

Technically, this deal is $200 split between me & you. Previously, Contact had a signup code for $200.

What’s the lock in period for the $100 off?

There isn’t one. But, it’s worth noting that some of the power plans themselves have fixed-term contracts attached, so you should check that and decide for yourself what plan you want. The Basic/Simple plan seems to have no contract term ie: open term. But there are pros/cons to their other plans you might want to check them out.

Ready to sign up for your $100 free credit?