British Gas to Offer Free Weekend Electricity to Smart Meter Users

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

British Gas customers have been given a great reason to save all of their cooking and vacuuming duties for the weekend, with the energy company offering free electricity to smart meter users.

FreeTime won’t cover the entirety of Saturday and Sunday, but eight hours is still pretty decent. Customers can choose to either take advantage of the offer between 9am and 5pm on Saturdays or Sundays.

Most of British Gas's 11 million customers are still stuck with pre-pay or credit meters, with only 2.4 million of them currently using smart meters, which allow suppliers to track customers' energy usage. However, 53 million smart meters are expected to be installed in UK households by 2020. No doubt the freebies will have run out by then.

If you're a British Gas customer without a smart meter but would like to get free electricity, head here. [BBC]

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