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Origin Internet free streaming and reward points: Worth the switch?

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Origin is offering free streaming and rewards points with its internet plans, but you could could nab a better deal.

Origin has launched has a new deal: if you sign up for one of its internet plans, you get bonus Everyday Rewards points and a free subscription to Paramount Plus.

Here's what we've learned about the offer and whether there's even more value out there for you.

What is the Origin internet offer?

New customers that sign up to any Origin internet plan will get 30,000 Everyday Rewards points (worth $150 Everyday Rewards dollars if you redeem for shopping vouchers) and a 12-month subscription to Paramount Plus (worth $89.99).

That means you'll get nearly $240 worth of extra value if you sign up.

You can sign up for either Origin's NBN plans or fibre plans.

The offer is valid until 14 June 2023.

How do I get the Origin internet offer?

There are a few things you'll need to know if you think this offer sounds good and you want to sign up for it.

It's only valid for new Origin internet customers.

And to get the free Paramount Plus subscription, you need to be a new subscriber to that service as well.

So if you are already with one or both of these, you won't be able to take advantage of this.

You also need to have a registered Everyday Rewards membership at the time of sign-up (but that's easy to to sign up for and costs nothing).

If you feel you're good to go already and want to sign up, you can compare Origin internet plans in our review.

Is signing up to Origin worth it?

While getting $240 worth of extras at sign up sounds pretty good during a cost of living crisis, we've gone deeper and done some sums which show how you could save even more.

For this comparison, we looked at NBN 50 plans, which are the most popular speed tier in Australia, accounting for just over half of all residential services.

Origin's Experience NBN plan, which is an NBN 50 plan, is about $8 more expensive than the average price of plans we compare on Finder.

The cheapest NBN50 plan at the time of writing is the Flip NBN Family plan at $54 a month for 6 months, then $64.90 a month after that. Over 12 months, that would cost you $713.40.

The Origin Experience NBN plan is $84 a month. Over 12 months, that plan will cost you $1,008. The Everyday Rewards and Paramount Plus Offer are collectively worth $239.99. So the effective cost for 12 months is $768.01.

So you're actually still $50 better off with the Flip deal.

You shouldn't switch to any provider just based on a single deal or price. But this example shows that it's worth looking beyond special offers to see if you're really better off.

What if I'm already an Origin customer?

This is where the Origin internet deal would give you the most value if you were already an Origin Energy customer.

You can bundle your internet plan with your energy plan and save $10 a month.

That would mean the yearly cost of the Origin Experience NBN plan would come down to $888, which when with this new offer is included for an effective cost of $648.01.

This now provides more value than the cheapest NBN plan available at Finder combined with an annual Paramount Plus subscription and spending $150 at an Everyday Rewards aligned store.

So this offer might be worth it for you if you're already with Origin Energy.

You could find bundling 2 of your utilities with a single provider not only convenient, but also it allows you to save some money depending on what your existing internet plan is.

Find other deals and compare all internet plans on Finder.

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