The clocks go back on Sunday morning, signalling the end of British ‘summer time’ (ha-ha!) and giving us a precious extra 60-minutes in our day.
Many of us will simply grab an extra hour’s sleep – and why not? But if you can limit yourself to just under 55 minutes bonus shut-eye, you can use the other five-and-a-bit minutes to find the best energy deal at MoneySuperMarket – and rack up major savings on your gas and electricity bills.
Power Hour savings
According to the Office of National Statistics, the average Brit earns £15.25 for one hour of work. And we’ve worked out that switching from a standard tariff to the cheapest fixed rate deal can save, on average, £277.
It typically takes just over five minutes (5min 12 secs, to be precise) to run an energy quote on our site. So for five minutes of your time on Sunday, you could save up to 18 times how much you could earn by working for that hour, if you’re on average earnings.
Even if you’re earning big bucks, the prospect of saving the thick end of £300 (amounts vary according to where you live) should be enough to tickle your interest.
And, of course, if you earn below the average wage or are a pensioner or on benefits, the potential savings could be even more significant.