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NOW CLOSED Take part in a short survey about energy (the gas and electric kind) and win a £250 Amazon voucher

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TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 04-Jan-12 14:03:23

Happy new year everyone - now it's a new year we have a new survey for you!

We've been asked to find out what you think about energy providers and the cost of the gas and/or electricity you use in your home.

It doesn't matter if you do or don't look after the bills in your home - the survey is open to all UK MNers. Please note that some of the questions in the survey focus on gas and electricity - if you don't have either of those at home (e.g. if you use oil or solid fuel), we'd still like you to take part as the rest of the survey will still apply to you - please just tick 'not applicable' for the questions that don't apply to you.

Please click here to take part in the survey.

Everyone who takes part will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a £250 Amazon voucher.

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw!

lubeybooby Wed 04-Jan-12 14:08:57

Done smile

Loupee Wed 04-Jan-12 14:32:00

Done, fingers crossed smile

Kniternator Wed 04-Jan-12 14:39:50

Done. smile

MrsKitty Wed 04-Jan-12 14:45:37

All done smile.

And I'm sitting here bloody freezing...even with my extra jumper!

TapirBackRidersJinglyBells Wed 04-Jan-12 14:46:45

Done. smile

moonmother Wed 04-Jan-12 15:00:57


insanityscratching Wed 04-Jan-12 16:32:01

done smile

Hulababy Wed 04-Jan-12 16:32:46


kandinskysgirl Wed 04-Jan-12 16:35:23

I hope it gives some food for thought to the people who see it.


JollySantaJackrum Wed 04-Jan-12 17:02:36

That's a good survey, I enjoyed doing that one. [geek]

Done, I felt a little smug that I had taken every single energy saving measure in the list (although since that involved being cold rather than put heating on, perhaps I should feel ashamedblush)

TheBrandyButterflyEffect Wed 04-Jan-12 17:23:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

fivegomadindorset Wed 04-Jan-12 17:31:20

Done. Grateful for a warm winter, although our heating is done by oil (which you could have included).

Tortoise Wed 04-Jan-12 17:36:43


Tigerbomb Wed 04-Jan-12 18:19:39


chocolateyclur Wed 04-Jan-12 18:32:01


katz Wed 04-Jan-12 18:44:25


EddieVeddersfoxymop Wed 04-Jan-12 18:53:37

Done, but where's the section for those using oil?????? I've just topped up my tank and been robbed, again........<sigh>

Indith Wed 04-Jan-12 19:11:50

Only gas and electric included, no space to put other forms of heating such as oil, lpg or solid fuel. I felt a bit odd ticking all the measures for insulation/bill cutting then ticking the box for "not at all worried" because actually our costs for the fuel are really low as our system is very efficient!

Babieseverywhere Wed 04-Jan-12 19:25:19


Tee2072 Wed 04-Jan-12 19:36:22

Done. I think it's my turn to win something. I saw it on a spreadsheet somewhere...

fuzzpig Wed 04-Jan-12 19:38:43

Done. I had to write an extra measure - we haven't installed proper double glazing as we can't afford it (and it's not our house anyway!) but we used a temporary plastic thing from Robert Dyas, called stormshield or something? You put it over the whole window so it acts as double glazing. Saved heaps of money last year.

danceswithyarn Wed 04-Jan-12 19:47:44


ElectricSoftParade Wed 04-Jan-12 19:48:28


notveryinventive Wed 04-Jan-12 19:58:49


MothersMaidenName Wed 04-Jan-12 20:04:32



IwishIwasmoresparkly Wed 04-Jan-12 21:44:45

I can't get it to load sad

LittleDragon Wed 04-Jan-12 22:14:42

Done. can't usually do these on comp at home but have been able to on mums

Jellykat Wed 04-Jan-12 22:18:39

Done i think confused when i clicked at the end, i went back to the MN homepage.. no confirmation- is that right?

Survey definitely needs a bit about oil, there's no mains gas in West Wales!

IwishIwasmoresparkly Wed 04-Jan-12 22:24:42

Done now smile

CointreauVersial Wed 04-Jan-12 22:29:16


Quite interesting - we have just had solar panels put up, yet this makes me realise I haven't a scooby if we're on a decent tariff or not.

HoneyandHaycorns Wed 04-Jan-12 22:45:36



Pascha Thu 05-Jan-12 08:45:13

Done. Only gives a third of my picture though because we, like so many others, have no mains gas. We are electricity, oil and solid fuel.

Who asked for this survey?

orangina Thu 05-Jan-12 09:38:25


suburbandream Thu 05-Jan-12 10:00:11

Done, but I think there should have been more questions on whether people understand their tariffs/how it's calculated etc (which I don't!). I changed to one provider for gas and electric recently to get a better deal but when they tried to explain how the prices are calculated I got really confused. The providers all seem to calculate their rates differently so it's quite hard to work out who is really giving the best deal.

bobblehat Thu 05-Jan-12 10:04:59


MustControlFistOfDeath Thu 05-Jan-12 10:31:58

Done. When do I get the Amazon voucher? wink <dream on>


colditz Thu 05-Jan-12 11:12:53


gottasmile Thu 05-Jan-12 11:19:15


DressDownFriday Thu 05-Jan-12 11:59:37

Done. Hot topic in my house.

Memoo Thu 05-Jan-12 12:39:54

All done and made me realise how little I know about gas and electricity prices, tariffs etc. I is a bit fick.

I did it, but I've spelt my MN name wrong blush is that a problem?

LadyWellian Thu 05-Jan-12 13:00:46

Done, though in my solipsistic bubble I'd have liked a question on the arbitrary nature of the monthly direct debit amounts - we ended the year several hundred pounds in arrears for electricity but even more hundred pounds in credit for gas. confused

jasminetatu Thu 05-Jan-12 13:40:06

Done. Our bills have been woefully high this winter and we live in a private rented property with huge sash windows that don't shut properly, no double glazing, no insulation and no way to fix any of these things as the landlord doesn't care sad boo! Bring on the warmer weather pleeeease.

MustControlFistOfDeath Thu 05-Jan-12 13:47:45

Lady now there's a word you don't hear/see everyday smile

hopeful3 Thu 05-Jan-12 14:31:49

Done, fingers crossed and good luck everyone :-)

MeltedAdventCalendarChocolates Thu 05-Jan-12 14:43:42

Done, but still using my Christmas nickname blush. If I change it back I hope it's not a problem when I don't win anyway

GeetTallBird Thu 05-Jan-12 14:44:23

Nope I can't get it to load either sad

Babyrooboo Thu 05-Jan-12 16:08:45


Pinot Thu 05-Jan-12 16:42:58

Done with bells on <not strictly true>

roguepixie Thu 05-Jan-12 16:52:02

All done.

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 05-Jan-12 17:09:50

Thanks for all your comments so far - to answer some of the queries:

~ We're doing the survey for one of the big 6 energy companies but we'd rather not tell you which one at the moment because we don't want it to influence people's responses to the survey (either positively or negatively!). If it's ok with you all, we'd rather hold off and tell you once the survey's finished when all will become clear!

~ For those of you who mentioned that you have oil or solid fuel at home, not gas or electricity - apologies that some of the questions aren't relevant to you - the company we're doing this for don't supply those forms of fuel and they didn't want to gather your feedback on something they can't do anything about. However, there are lots of questions in the survey that are still relevant so please do still take part but just tick 'not applicable' for the questions that don't apply to you.

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 05-Jan-12 17:12:00

Jellykat - yes, that's normal - the survey goes to the MN homepage when it's finished.

ThePhantom - that's fine - we can live with typos!

MeltedAdvent - don't worry, we can cope with name changes

GeeWhizz Thu 05-Jan-12 18:28:32

Done now

wannabestressfree Thu 05-Jan-12 18:55:10

Done and winning the voucher would be amazoning :} [shameless plug]

Jellykat Thu 05-Jan-12 19:24:44

Ooooo, never been directly spoken to by HQ

TheOtherHelen (are you multiplying?) - Ta for letting me know smile

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 05-Jan-12 20:57:52

Ha! Not multiplying Jellykat - it's me, NewGirlHelenMumsnet, but now I'm not so new so am TheOtherHelenMumsnet instead

FeathersMcGraw Thu 05-Jan-12 21:04:42

done smile

poorbuthappy Thu 05-Jan-12 21:19:18

done grin

Jellykat Thu 05-Jan-12 22:04:29

Ahhh congrats on your graduation Helen!

patchysmum Fri 06-Jan-12 00:08:01

H did the survey but got confused and put in the wrong user name, email is correct will i still be entered?

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 06-Jan-12 08:50:52

Don't worry patchy - I can fix it for you, you'll still be entered

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 10-Jan-12 09:53:51

Thanks to all who took part in this survey - we'll be able to tell you who it was for soon but in the meantime I'm pleased to announce the winner of the prize draw is...

JeanBodel - a £250 Amazon voucher is yours - congratulations!

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