How Black Box Power is lighting up the lives of these Northland women By Nicky Pellegrino
Natasha Winslade is on a tight budget. Training to be a nurse, the 25-year-old from Whangarei doesn’t have much income. So Natasha is thrilled to have signed up to a double-value deal with Black Box Power. Not only has she seen significant savings on her power bill, but she has also received boxes packed full of goodies to sample.
“Everyone loves free stuff,” points out Natasha who has been telling all her friends about the benefits of Black Box Power. “My first bill was much cheaper. Plus I’m getting really useful household items in my Black Boxes, like dishwasher powder and bread. It’s a chance to trial brands I wouldn’t normally buy and some have been so good that now I get them all the time.”
New Zealanders have over 25 power retailers competing for their business right now, so it makes sense to go with one that offers more than just a good price. Black Box Power rewards its customers for loyalty with guaranteed Black Boxes of free samples for the entire time they remain on the plan.
“And they’re really good samples,” says Lisa Kissin, of Manghawai. “You get full-size products that are great quality. I’ve had food, beer, wine – even some bubbly that was so nice I bought a few more bottles when my daughter had a party.”
Lisa signed up to Black Box about a year ago. “I like trying new things and thought it was a great idea to sample products and share my opinion of them,” she explains.
Giving feedback is fast and easy, and if she especially enjoys a product Lisa posts a photo on Facebook.
A couple of months ago she decided to change over to the Black Box Power plan offered in partnership with Pulse Energy. Her electricity bills had been high, despite living in a modern home with double-glazing, so it was a relief to get that first bill and see how much she had saved.
“It’s certainly a lot cheaper; I was really excited,” says Lisa. “The customer service is great too.”
Black Box Power is available to all current Black Box members but also to new Kiwi households who are keen for a better deal on power plus the extra benefit of receiving boxes of freebies. Black Box Power is 100% Kiwi-owned and is revolutionising the relationship between the customer and the power provider. Instead of cash upfront to seal the deal or a discount for prompt payment, customers pay less for their power every single month and aren’t locked into long-term contracts with steep termination fees.
And then of course there is all the fun of opening up the mystery Black Boxes to see what goodies are inside.
“I really like getting the boxes,” says Lisa. “I’m loving Black Box Power and I’ll be sticking with them.”