Red Energy Taronga Flex membership plan review

An energy plan that comes with a zoo membership? That’s emu-sing…

But it could be your reality if you make the switch to this Aussie-owned energy retailer. Red Energy has teamed up with Taronga Zoo to offer households in New South Wales a power plan that truly allows you to see who’s who in the zoo. With a year’s free entry to one of Australia’s most iconic zoos, this plan sounds almost too good to be true, but is it? Read on as Canstar Blue explains everything you need to know about Red Energy’s partnership with Taronga Zoo.

What do you get with the Red Taronga Flex plan?

In addition to a variable rate electricity plan, NSW residents that sign up to the Red Taronga Flex offer will be awarded with a Taronga ‘Zoo Friends Family Flex’ membership, which includes one Flex Adult Pass and Family Flex Kids Passes for any children under the age of 16 residing in the same household.

With the Red Taronga Flex product, bill-payers will have access to a range of discounts on associated Taronga Zoo products. Here are just some of the membership benefits as highlighted by the Red Energy website:

  • Zoo entry: 365 days unlimited access to Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo
  • Zoo discounts: 10% off Taronga food and drinks at cafes and eateries, 15% discount at all Zoo Shops and more
  • Extra Passes: On the 12-month anniversary of your plan, you will receive a second Zoo Friends Family Flex membership
  • Ultimate Wildlife Competition: Score one entry into each Ultimate Wildlife Competition draw within the two years of your electricity transfer, as long as your bills are paid on time

Customers making the switch to the Red Taronga Saver plan in NSW will receive their Zoo Friends membership when their electricity account is transferred to the retailer.

Red Taronga Flex NSW

Here is Red Energy’s Taronga Flex plan for NSW. This is a product from a referral partner†. 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 3900kWh/year. 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 if I am already a Red Energy customer?

As Red Energy is a flexible retailer that doesn’t charge exit fees, it should be fairly simple for existing customers to make the switch from one product to another. The easiest way to do so would be by getting in touch with Red Energy either over the phone or through the website and asking to be switched to the Taronga Zoo plan.

It’s important to note however, that the Red Taronga Flex product is only available to eligible customers in NSW. If you live in an area outside NSW that the retailer services though, you may be able to access the Red Energy Rewards program through your plan.

Is Red Energy’s Red Taronga Flex right for me?

Red Energy isn’t shy to value-add extras, well-known for partnering with Qantas in order to give customers a frequent flyer point boost when they pay their bills.

And while it’s trying its hand at something a little different this time, there could be some good value in this ‘croco-deal’, Canstar Blue Energy Editor, Jared Mullane explained.

“As those living in Sydney know, a trip to Taronga Zoo is almost a rite of passage for young families, though for some, it may not sit within the weekend activity budget,” he said.

“A plan like the Red Taronga Flex could result in some notable savings, especially for those who plan on going back to the zoo a few times over the year.

“That being said, it’s important to keep in mind that there’s an electricity bill attached at the end of a shiny value incentive, so comparing plans on price is still hugely important. Ultimately, it’s all about finding an energy plan that delivers good value for you – that means reasonable rates but also any additional features that bring savings on things you’re interested in.”

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