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What to do in a price spike

We know a price spike can feel alarming for Flicksters on our Freestyle plan. But, instead of panicking when you see that wee notification come through from your Flick app, take a moment to put things into perspective.

The typical price spike lasts for one, and sometimes two, 30 minute periods. If you can flick things off for an hour or so, you’ll probably get through it with very little impact on your bill. So, although it’s good practice to turn off the appliances that aren’t necessary to keep your household warm and comfortable, the following guide might give you an idea of what some common peak time appliances might cost during higher pricing periods.

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What else can you do?

Flick offers New Zealanders power over their power, and Flicksters on our spot price plan, Freestyle, have saved an average $350 annually (as at April 2018). If you can ride a few high price events, we’re confident that you’ll be better off in the long run with Flick.