£500 won by cutting out paper bills

23.10.2013

Two Darlington flatmates have won a cash prize of £500 simply by cutting out paper bills.

Lucaz Szfranski and Grzegorz Jaros of Darlington were selected at random from more than 320 customers who signed up for the water company’s electronic billing service between May 2013 and October 2013.

Northumbrian Water’s free, e-billing service, which was launched in 2007, allows customers to view, pay and manage bills securely online, with an e-mail alert when new bills arrive. More than 34,800 Northumbrian Water customers are currently using this service.

The competition, which was sponsored by billing software provider MyBillsOnline, was an incentive to encourage customers to ditch traditional paper bills in favour of a simple, hassle-free and paper saving online option.

Winner Mr Szfranski, said: “Winning was great news. It’s been a long time since I won anything and it’s always nice to have some extra money.”

Northumbrian Water’s free, e-billing service is currently available to all customers who bank with either Lloyds TSB, The Royal Bank of Scotland or NatWest. Customers of other banks can also manage their bills online through the MyBillsOnline service direct from the Northumbrian Water’s website.

The customer friendly service includes:
• receiving bills on-line;
• receiving email alerts when a new bill arrives;
• viewing bill details from multiple companies (only if you register via your bank);
• making payments when it is convenient to you;
• keeping an on-line record of multiple bills
To find out more and register for e-billing go to www.nwl.co.uk/Viewyourbill.aspx

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