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NOW CLOSED Mumsnetters wanted to be Ovo Energy Research Group members for 12 months - your gas and electricity bills could be paid for a year in exchange!

(87 Posts)
TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 06-Mar-13 10:07:03

Ovo Energy have asked us to find 12 MNers to form a research group who they will work with over the course of a year, helping to develop new initiatives and providing feedback on existing activity.

Here is what Ovo Energy say about their plans: "Ovo Energy is about being cheaper, greener and simpler. We're doing things differently to other energy companies and part of that includes being open and honest. We're OK at this, but know we're not perfect, which is where you come in. We know that Mumsnetters aren't backwards in coming forwards with sharing their views (!) and would like to get your input on how we're doing, and how we can get better. We'd also like your help shaping our communications in the future - so this can be anything from what a bill looks like through to an advertising campaign."

We are looking for 12 UK MNers who are able to commit to:
~ Taking part in at least 2 online research activities per month - these will last 30mins-1 hour each and will need to be completed within 7 days of receiving the invitation
~ Attending up to 4 face-to-face research sessions during the year (one per quarter) - 2 of these will be daytime focus groups but the other 2 are more flexible and will be arranged around you. All expenses will be paid and they will be in locations convenient for panellists.

In exchange for your participation in all of the research activities you're invited to complete, your household energy bills will be paid by Ovo for 12 months. This will be done via monthly credits which will be in line with your existing household energy consumption. You will need to switch to Ovo in order to take part, but are free to switch again once the 12 months is up.
If you're interested in taking part, please sign up here. If you're selected, your details will be passed on to Ovo who will contact you. All data will be kept confidential by Ovo and will be used for research purposes only - you won't receive any marketing as a result.

Please note that all research activities will be organised and run by Ovo, we're just doing this initial recruitment stage on behalf of Ovo.

NB this applies to gas and electricity energy bills only.

If you have any queries about what's involved, please post them here and we'll get back to you.


TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Mar-13 10:33:25

To answer a few queries:

- We'll be closing recruitment and choosing panellists early next week so please apply by 9am on Tuesday (12 Mar) if you want to take part

- Existing Ovo customers are welcome to apply

JakeBullet Thu 07-Mar-13 10:50:20

Certainly skewed against those of us who have inherited any prepayment meters sad .

ThingummyBob Thu 07-Mar-13 12:25:03

Completed grin

<<channels good thoughts towards MNHQ>> wink

tomsmumautism Thu 07-Mar-13 12:41:37

We're already with Ovo - hope that doesn't count us out

lorka Thu 07-Mar-13 14:00:01

Brilliant thanks for checking TheOtherHelenMumsnet smile

loubielou31 Thu 07-Mar-13 14:10:53

We could really do with the boost right now, and I'm very good at making my opinions known about all sorts of things.
Please, please, please pick me. thanks

shhhgobacktosleep Thu 07-Mar-13 14:27:40

MNHQ I filled in the survey online but got no thank you we've received your application message after submitting, could you check you got it for me please?

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Mar-13 16:46:44

shhhgobacktosleep - yep, we've got your application thanks!

lougle Thu 07-Mar-13 18:56:04

I didn't even look for the 'thanks' -could you check I'm there, please?

Wolfcub Thu 07-Mar-13 19:30:40

thank you otherHelen wink wink

Jux Thu 07-Mar-13 19:33:55

And mine?

shhhgobacktosleep Thu 07-Mar-13 19:41:42

Thanks TheOtherHelen thanks

GrumpyKat Fri 08-Mar-13 08:30:52

Done. Interesting...

Nighteyes27 Fri 08-Mar-13 09:42:24

Cross fingers. Been thinking about changing suppliers. Thank You

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 08-Mar-13 10:17:14

jux and lougle you're both in.

There isn't a 'thanks' screen (we're obviously not polite enough!!) - you should be directed to the product tests & surveys page (here) at the end so if you get sent there, you know we've got your application.

lougle Fri 08-Mar-13 12:11:25

Well that would be why I don't remember seeing it! Thank you smile

magentastardust Fri 08-Mar-13 13:54:04

They don't supply North Scotland.


Rara27 Sat 09-Mar-13 17:51:52

What if the bill is in my OH's name? Currently it's all in his name, but dd payments come from my bank acc lol confused

lougle Sat 09-Mar-13 18:05:57

I'm sure that's fine, Rara smile

mrspink27 Sat 09-Mar-13 20:45:02

Did you get mine? Thanks...

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 11-Mar-13 10:18:58

Rara27 - that is fine, please do sign up

mrspink27 - yes, we've got your application thanks

zipzap Tue 12-Mar-13 01:22:28

I was just about to submit my form for this when my browser crashed and wiped out everything so I've resubmitted it - if there are two applications from me, please can it be the second one that is considered!
I don't think the first one will have made it through but just on the off-chance...

Thank you

basijas46 Tue 12-Mar-13 11:27:50

Just checked their website and they don't supply to my postcode. Even though when I put my postcode in they said they didn't supply to a region that I don't live in!

IndecisivePramBuyer81 Tue 12-Mar-13 13:05:51

when will you let thr chosen ones know they've been chosen pls? sorry if you've already answered this somewhere!

poorbuthappy Thu 14-Mar-13 13:38:02

Any further news?
Have the emails gone out yet? confused

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