There’s plenty to get excited about if you’re looking at the Australian sporting calendar right now. And as more electricity retailers try to stand out from the crowd, you’ll be amazed at what competitions some are promoting to grab your attention. Not only are these offers exciting, they could ultimately help you on your way to some serious bucket-list-ticking action too!
While energy may not be the most thrilling conversation starter, customers will be pleased to know that there is, at the time of publication, the AFL Grand Final Competition up for grabs for you and three of your lucky mates. In this article, Canstar Blue has a look at Simply Energy’s generous prize giveaway, as well as some other sports-related deals.
Simply Energy AFL Grand Final Competition
THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED
This is the big one! The 2019 AFL Grand Final is right around the corner, and what better way to watch than among 100,000+ other screaming fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. One of the country’s fastest growing energy companies, Simply Energy, is offering four tickets to the holy grail of Aussie sporting finals.
- To enter, you must be at least 18 years of age and you’ll need to visit: simplyenergy.com.au/campaign/grand-final-competition/
From here you must follow the prompts and submit a fully completed entry form with some of your personal details. The total prize pool is apparently worth up to $21,000, which includes:
- 4 x tickets to the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final
- 4 x return economy flights from the nearest capital city (excludes entrants from Victoria)
- 2 x nights’ twin share accommodation in Melbourne
- Exclusive food and beverage package for the duration of the match
- 1 x complimentary AFL Record Magazine
All entrants must enter the competition by 8 September 2019 at 11:59pm (AEST). The winner will be drawn on 10 September 2019 at 2:30pm (AEST). For full terms and conditions of this promotion, make sure you check the fine print on Simply Energy’s website.
Momentum Energy Geelong Football Club offer
Momentum Energy is currently offering the SmilePower Flexi – Geelong Cats, an energy plan offering members of the Geelong Football Club cheaper electricity rates. In addition to low rates, customers will also be given a complimentary $50 welcome credit off their first bill.
To be eligible for this offer, customers must first and foremost be a member of the Geelong Football Club. Customers will also need to accept that all correspondence (including billing) will be received electronically, with payments made by direct debit. For the full terms and conditions, visit Momentum Energy’s website.
Past Sporting Promotions from Energy Companies
In the past, various energy providers have partnered with sporting bodies and clubs to bring deals to loyal fans. Below are a few past promotions that were offered by electricity and gas retailers. While these offers may no longer be available, it’s worth checking your power company’s website from time to time for any sporting competitions or prizes.
Throughout its partnership with Cricket Australia, Alinta Energy has held multiple promotions for eligible customers to win tickets to Test matches. If you’re an Alinta Energy customer, make sure you keep an eye out for future promotions as the retailer still maintains its commercial partnership with Cricket Australia.
Simply Energy was one of several energy providers to completely revamp its product offerings in July 2019, and in doing so, it scrapped its footy-specific plans. Simply Energy once had electricity and gas plans targeted at AFL and Rugby League fans, giving away $100 vouchers to spend at the Hawthorne Football Club and the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Are competitions and sign-up incentives really worth it?
Let’s face it, we all get sucked in to eye-grabbing promotions from time to time, and throw in tickets to a sporting megaevent such as the AFL Grand Final, and we wouldn’t judge you for entering. Just be mindful that even though you may not have to be a customer of a particular energy retailer to enter, you will need to consent, in most cases, to being contacted by one of their representatives – even if you don’t win.
If you don’t mind inputting a few personal details, or you are an energy customer of the company hosting the competition, then a few minutes of your time could pay off immensely. Just remember that energy plans with tempting incentives may be hiding inflated electricity rates to recoup the costs of the promotion. Always read the terms and conditions before entering a competition or before signing up to a new energy deal.
Ready to see the latest electricity plans on the market in your area? Hit the link below to start comparing a range of deals. Who knows… you may be pleasantly surprised by what’s on offer.
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