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Energy Locals offers new customers $1,000-plus in entertainment discounts

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Renewables-focused energy provider Energy Locals has launched a new electricity plan that it says will help customers save $1,000 or more on entertainment every year.

The Local Rewards version of Energy Locals’ Online Member electricity plan comes with a free, 12-month membership to Entertainment, which is worth $69.99 and offers discounts on dining, attractions and shopping. According to Entertainment, the average yearly saving made by its 120,000 members is more than $1,000 a year.

Adrian Merrick, founder of Energy Locals, said the offer was about lightening customers’ load at a time of high costs of living. “Our new plan is all about giving more to our customers without asking for more in return,” he said.

Who can get the free Entertainment membership?

New Energy Locals customers in Queensland, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania who sign up for a Online Member – Local Rewards plan are eligible to receive an Entertainment membership for discounts in a single city. 

Compare Energy Locals plans in your state

Here are the Energy Locals plans on our database for NSW. These are products from a referral partner†. These costs are based on the Ausgrid network in Sydney but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 3911kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Here are the Energy Locals plans on our database for Victoria. These are products from a referral partner†. These costs are based on the Citipower network in Melbourne but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Here are the Energy Locals plans on our database for SE QLD. These are products from a referral partner†. These costs are based on the Energex network in Brisbane but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4613kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Here is the cheapest published deal from Energy Locals currently on our database for Tasmania. This is a product from a referral partner†. These costs are based on a household with an annual electricity usage of 2,947kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff at a selected postcode in Tasmania, but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

What is Entertainment?

Entertainment used to be known as the Entertainment Book, with vouchers offering money off restaurants, takeaways, cinemas, attractions and even bigger-ticket items such as hotels and cruises. It currently claims to have more than 15,000 locations in Australia and New Zealand at which members can redeem offers, discounts or promotions worth as much as 50% off full price. 

A percentage of each membership paid for is distributed by Entertainment to local fundraisers. Memberships can be shared with up to five devices in the same household so multiple family members can use the app to make use of the discounts. 

What is Energy Locals?

Energy Locals is an electricity retailer in multiple Australian states and territories, that claims it doesn’t profit from energy usage, but instead offers its customers access to fixed, wholesale electricity rates in return for a fixed monthly membership fee. Members can opt for carbon offsets at no extra cost. Energy Locals also has a specific plan for householders with a solar battery.

Energy Locals won Canstar Blue’s Outstanding Value award for electricity plans in Tasmania in 2023, thanks to its combination of good power prices, plan flexibility and added plan features.

Compare energy deals

Here are some sponsored deals from the retailers on our database that include a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These are products from referral partners†. These costs are based on the Ausgrid energy network in Sydney but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 3911kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area and to see other products in our database that may be available. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Here are some sponsored deals from the retailers on our database that include a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These are products from referral partners†. These costs are based on the Citipower network in Melbourne but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area and to see other products in our database that may be available. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Here are some sponsored deals from the retailers on our database that include a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These are products from our referral partners†. These costs are based on the Energex network in Brisbane but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4613kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area and to see other products in our database that may be available. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Here are some sponsored deals from the retailers on our database that include a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These are products from our referral partners†. These costs are based on the SA Power network in Adelaide but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4011kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area and to see other products in our database that may be available. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

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Christine Seib
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Christine's three decades of experience as an award-winning journalist and editor, including at The Times, CNBC and The Australian, has prepared her to deliver the best digital tools and information to Australians who want to purchase products and services more easily and with greater confidence.

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