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She lost her job, got Covid … and won a day at the spa

Her luck changed when she won the big prize on the OhmConnect Wheel

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Katie Overmonds

on

September 13, 2021

Climate Change
Climate Change

How to use landscaping to increase your home's energy efficiency

Energy efficiency is about more than simply turning off your lights. Find out how nature can lend a helping hand with your energy bills!

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Guest Author

on

August 30, 2021

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OhmConnect Customer Goes All In With Her Watts and Wins $5000!

“I probably could have cashed out around $250 but we just went for it, and we got lucky!”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

August 9, 2021

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OhmConnect Customer Uses Referral Rewards To Build Butterfly Garden For Local School

She’s already raised nearly $1000 for their Huntington Beach elementary school

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Katie Overmonds

on

July 30, 2021

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California man earns $41,000 in one month referring others to OhmConnect

He boosted his referral bonus on the Wheel in a BIG way

By

Katie Overmonds

on

August 13, 2021

Climate Change
Climate Change

California and OhmConnect gearing up for wildfires

Find out what to do with your OhmConnect account if you’re affected by wildfires this summer.

By

Nora Xu

on

August 12, 2021

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The OhmConnect Wheel Brings a Big Win!

She spun the Wheel, won four prize entries … then the trip to Disneyland!

By

Katie Overmonds

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August 12, 2021

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MEGA Month Winner Uses OhmHours To Truly Disconnect

“Once I got clear on *why* saving energy matters to me, I got even more invested in OhmHours.”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

August 12, 2021

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Prize Winner Participates In OhmConnect Without Roommate Even Knowing

His energy savings paid off when he won his energy bill paid for the full year

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Katie Overmonds

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August 12, 2021

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OhmConnect prize winner lets her smart devices do the work

Smart plugs, a smart thermostat and an electric car that charges overnight make OhmHours a breeze

By

Katie Overmonds

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April 12, 2021

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San Diego Resident Wins $3500 in a Prize OhmHour Giveaway and Shares Her Energy Saving Hacks

She joined OhmConnect just over a month ago and has already struck it rich!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 20, 2021

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After Being Hit Hard By The Pandemic, OhmConnect’s $100,000 Winner Is Now Debt Free

“We’ve been putting our groceries on our credit card and I wasn’t sure how we’d pay it off.”

By

Katie Overmonds

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December 18, 2020

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Brand new OhmConnect customer wins major prize after only three days in the program

Connecting a smart thermostat to OhmConnect won this Mountainview homeowner $650

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 8, 2021

Smart Home
Smart Home

The Best Cheap & Free Tools for Home Energy Efficiency

Making your home energy efficient shouldn't break the bank. Check out our best tips to save on your energy bill.

By

Allen Senchez

on

August 12, 2021

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Smart Home

Live in California? You’re eligible to claim $300 in cash

Do you pay an energy bill? Then you could be earning money, right now.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 8, 2021

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MEGA Summer Prize Winner Qualified Automatically With a Smart Thermostat

“We have a Honeywell and not only did it win us the prize, we save money on our monthly bills too.”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 8, 2021

Climate Change
Climate Change

What’s the difference between a rotating power outage and a PSPS?

The low-down on Public Safety Power Shutoffs - why they happen and how you can prepare

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Katie Overmonds

on

April 8, 2021

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MEGA Summer winner earns ~$1000 in a year of energy saving

“My rewards started around $2 per OhmHour but I stuck with it and it just started to grow”

By

Katie Overmonds

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April 8, 2021

Smart Home
Smart Home

How to save energy while working from home

Flexible hours and no commute can be good for your mental health, and your pocketbook

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 8, 2021

Smart Home
Smart Home

How to stay cool and save energy during heat waves

Use these simple, low-cost tips to stay comfortable and keep your energy bill in check (and even get paid!) during heat waves

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 8, 2021

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Dream Pebble Beach trip made possible with OhmHour earnings

“We paid for it using the money we earned going swimming!”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 8, 2021

Smart Home
Smart Home

12 Ways To Save Energy at Home During COVID-19

Simple tips to help manage your home energy usage and bills during this difficult time.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 8, 2021

Climate Change
Climate Change

8 Parenting Hacks To Help You Raise a Zero Waste Baby

Those tiny baby feet can leave a HUGE eco-footprint, but they don’t have to.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 8, 2021

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MEGA Summer Prize Winner Replaces Car With Prize Winnings

“This could not have come at a better time!”

By

Katie Overmonds

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April 8, 2021

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OhmConnect Customer Takes Home $3000 Prize After Automating Home With Smart Plugs

“My appliances all turn off on their own when there’s an #OhmHour, which is pretty cool.”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 8, 2021

Smart Home
Smart Home

Timing is Everything - How Staggering Your Energy Use Could Save You a Bundle

The price of electricity can vary from day to day and even by hour. Are you getting the best rates on your energy bill?

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 8, 2021

Smart Home
Smart Home

The Clothesline Comeback

Why more people are drying on the line

By

Katie Overmonds

on

June 5, 2020

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OhmConnect Customer Wins Major Prize - Without Even Realizing He’d Qualified!

Referring a friend to OhmConnect paid off BIG for our latest prize winner.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 8, 2021

Smart Home
Smart Home

Spring Home Maintenance: Ways to Save Energy In The Spring

Spring clean your energy bill with this energy saving, Spring home maintenance checklist.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 27, 2021

Smart Home
Smart Home

13 Ways for Apartment Renters to Save Money on Energy

Take control of your energy costs with these tips and tricks.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

March 30, 2020

Smart Home
Smart Home

How to stop COVID-19 from hiking up your energy bill

Tips to avoid a sky-high energy bill while we Shelter In Place.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

March 27, 2020

Smart Home
Smart Home

Ideas for social distancing with kids

Under quarantine? Social distancing? Here are 60 ways to spend time with kids while you’re in isolation.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

March 19, 2020

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60 Productive ways to spend time when you’re social distancing

Under quarantine? Social distancing? Here's how to spend your time while you’re in isolation.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

March 19, 2020

Smart Home
Smart Home

6 Ways to Save Money Doing the Laundry

Laundry life hacks can save you time and soften your energy bill.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 27, 2021

Smart Home
Smart Home

How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

Four easy steps to improve the air you and your family breathes.

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Guest Author

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February 12, 2020

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14 Romantic Ways to Spend an OhmHour

We're sure you can think of ways to spend time together in the dark, but here are 14 more!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 9, 2021

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User Stories

OhmConnect Cash Prize Brings 8-Year-Old’s Birthday Party to Life

Temecula Mom and daughter celebrate their energy efficiency with a $100 prize

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 8, 2021

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Prize OhmHour Winner Wins Without Knowing She’d Participated in a Prize OhmHour!

Normally she earns a few dollars every OhmHour. This time, Sophia from San Diego won her mortgage paid for the month.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 8, 2021

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Smart Home

The Hidden Expense of Raising Kids That No Mom Blogs Tell You About

If you're not careful, the costs can add up in a BIG way.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 9, 2021

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An Hour of Unplugged Family Time Scored McKinleyville Mom a trip to Disneyland!

“I was shaking when I saw my name called as the winner. I couldn’t believe this was real!”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 9, 2021

Climate Change
Climate Change

California is on fire

The region has become dryer, which transformed California’s iconic golden hillsides into kindling for a nightmarish fire season.

By

Curtis Tongue

on

October 28, 2019

Climate Change
Climate Change

What You Need To Know About The PG&E Outage & OhmConnect

We will not be having any OhmHours during this time and are postponing our MEGA Summer Grand Prize celebration accordingly.

By

Sophie Lubin

on

April 9, 2021

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OhmConnecter Making His Groceries More Planet-Friendly After MEGA Win

Local, organic food no longer out of reach for MEGA Summer Giveaway winner

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 9, 2021

Climate Change
Climate Change

4 Technologies Making the World More Energy Efficient

It’s easy to fear the downsides of technology. But these four innovations offer positive changes in how we use energy now and how we might in the future.

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Guest Author

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April 9, 2021

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MEGA Summer Prize Winner Taking Mom on Trip of a Lifetime

“My Mom said before she died, she’d love to see NYC. I promised myself I’d be able to make her dreams come true and now I can.”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 9, 2021

Climate Change
Climate Change

Got a last-minute, 2-hour OhmHour last night? Here’s why.

Find out why Flex Alerts happen, and how you can help the grid during times of emergency.

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Curtis Tongue

on

April 9, 2021

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User Stories

OhmConnect Customer Has Earned More Than $11,000 For Her Energy Savings

She started out earning 37 cents per OhmHour. Last year, she pulled in more than $3000.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

September 3, 2021

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User Stories

Carlsbad Family Wins Their Cell Phone Bill Paid For The Year - Just For Using Less Energy!

They unplug once per week and last month, their small action won them a big prize.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 9, 2021

User Stories
User Stories

How to Bring Kids Into The Fun of OhmHours

OhmHour over the dinner hour? During bathtime? OhmConnect customers show us how OhmHours with kids can be done - and celebrated!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 9, 2021

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Latest Prize OhmHour Winner Using Money to Pay for Dream Wedding

Michelle from Murrieta, CA struck it rich -- just for unplugging once per week.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 9, 2021

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Meet Chris from San Diego, the latest Prize OhmHour winner!

He’s figured out a way to not only beat his OhmHour goals, but cut down his energy bills too.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 9, 2021

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User Stories

Prize OhmHour Winner Taking Cash Prize & Going To Disneyland

(It only took a few tries to convince her that the prize was real!)

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 9, 2021

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Smart Home

Could you 'Marie Kondo' your power usage and shrink your energy bill?

Take a lesson from the queen of clean and tidy up your energy usage to pay less for power.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 9, 2021

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Longtime OhmConnect user and California Dad wins free energy for a year

Irvine, CA family wins their SCE energy bills paid for a year in our latest Prize OhmHour giveaway

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 9, 2021

Climate Change
Climate Change

7 New Year’s Resolutions That’ll Make You Money & Help The Planet

Happy New Year! Make this year’s resolutions count with goals that won’t just reward you but give the planet a high-five too.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 18, 2019

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New Parents Get Extra Money For Diapers & Some Quality Baby Time During #OhmHours

“Our new conservation habits are helping us contribute some extra money towards our son’s education fund.”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 18, 2019

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User Stories

OhmHours The First Step To Whole Home Efficiency for Valley Springs Homeowners

It started with an OhmHour, then a smart thermostat. Now this family is on the journey to sustainability.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 9, 2021

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User Stories

OhmConnect Referrals Bring In Some Serious Extra Cash for Apple Valley Resident

She signed up for OhmConnect three months ago & already earned nearly $2500

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 18, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

It’s our favorite holiday of the year … Energy Efficiency Day!

We’ve rounded up the absolute best ways to celebrate this year. (Psst - a few of them will even pay you!)

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 9, 2021

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User Stories

Meet The Family Who Won The Disneyland Trip In a MEGA Summer Giveaway!

Escondido-area Dad takes his two girls on the trip of a lifetime after powering down during a MEGA OhmHour.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 9, 2021

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Bakersfield Family Pays Entire Year’s Energy Bill With Earnings From OhmConnect

Last year, their annual PG&E ‘True-Up’ bill came in at $1400. In just three months of participating in #OhmHours, they’ve earned almost enough to pay it in full.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 18, 2019

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MEGA Summer Winner Wins MEGA Prize & Gets Engaged On The Same Day!

“It was so many good things in such a short period of time - it felt unreal.”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 18, 2019

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User Stories

A Smart Thermostat Saved One OhmConnect User 25% On Their Energy Bill This Summer

It’s been HOT this summer, but the energy savings have been real for one family, without them lifting a finger

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 18, 2019

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Engineers Without Borders Puts Their OhmConnect Referral Rewards To Good Use

The San Francisco Chapter of EWB used some savvy OhmConnect strategies to fundraise for their cause

By

Katie Overmonds

on

September 9, 2021

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OhmConnect User Earns More Than $650 Without His Family Even Realizing They’re Participating

A few smart home devices allowed Joel and his family to participate in #OhmHours without even noticing

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 18, 2019

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San Diego Couple Makes #OhmHour Nights Date Nights - & They Get Paid To Do It!

Getting paid to go for a walk or out for dinner sounds like a pretty great deal to JR and Eileen.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 18, 2019

Climate Change
Climate Change

Extreme Heat Waves Mean Extreme Demand On The Energy Grid

OhmConnect customers playing a key role in electricity management this summer

By

Matt Duesterberg

on

April 18, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

California Mom Has Earned $290 So Far This Year With Smart Home Tech

Easy-to-install, the Hive Welcome Home pack pays her family each month for their home’s excess energy

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 18, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

Smart Thermostats 101: All You Need To Know To Upgrade & Save On Your Energy Bill

Why you need a smart thermostat (if you don’t already have one) and how IT can pay YOU for your energy

By

Maria Belenky

on

June 30, 2020

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Oakland Resident Wins A Trip To Iceland Just For Unplugging Once Per Week

Darlington Ikwuemesibe is the latest winner of OhmConnect’s MEGA Summer Live contest

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 18, 2019

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User Stories

California Man Hacked His Energy Bill - Now He EARNS Almost $500 Per Month!

He unplugs for a few hours every month, and gets paid big bucks for his energy savings. You can too!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

October 22, 2020

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User Stories

OhmConnect Super User Has Earned Nearly $9000 in Two Years

She’s learned the tricks to earning big during #OhmHours and getting others on board

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 18, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

Pocket $445 Per Year By Connecting Your OhmConnect Account With A Smart Thermostat

Thermostats that learn your habits, adjust accordingly and even participate in #OhmHours without you lifting a finger? Money. (Literally.)

By

Katie Overmonds

on

July 23, 2020

Climate Change
Climate Change

It’s Been Exactly 1 Year Since the US Withdrew From the Paris Agreement: Here Are 5 Reasons We're Hopeful on Climate

This time last year, we mourned a decision that could have meant catastrophic outcomes for the country and the world. Today we celebrate our country’s resilience, ambition, and commitment to doing what’s right.

By

Guest Author

on

April 18, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

9 Helpful Apps for Homeowners

Keep your bills in check, rent your extra space or get paid to save energy with the apps and services on this list

By

Jef van de Graaf

on

April 18, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

Fresno-Area Family Cashes Out $150 in Just 45 Days With OhmConnect

… and brings their PG&E bill down from $1000 to $150 per month!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

August 6, 2021

Smart Home
Smart Home

11 Smart (& Easy!) Ways to Pay Less for Utilities

Most of us are overpaying for utilities - here's how to stop.

By

Guest Author

on

April 18, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

12 Apps That Pay For “Better” Lifestyle Choices

You're already going for a run, and turning off your lights when you leave the house - why not get paid for both of those actions?

By

Jef van de Graaf

on

April 18, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

Super-Couponer Makes Money Every Week With OhmConnect

Receipt Hog? Ibotta? She’s tried ‘em all.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 18, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

Pushing The Green Button: How to Access Your Home’s Energy Data to Save (& Even Earn) Money

Imagine seeing your energy usage in near real time and being able to make immediate changes to improve efficiency. That’s the power of Green Button.

By

John Anderson

on

April 18, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

These Devices Mean You Can Crush Your #OhmHours Without Lifting A Finger

‘Set it and forget it’ with smart home devices.

By

Sophie Lubin

on

September 25, 2020

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User Stories

Want to win $1000? Automate Your #OhmHours Like Amelina & Anthony

Automating her #OhmHours with IFTTT helped this Tracy, CA couple win $1000 in the latest MEGA #OhmHour.

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Curtis Tongue

on

April 18, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

Making #OhmHours A Family Affair: One User Shows Us How It's Done

Think you can’t do #OhmHours with kids? Think again. This San Diego family thinks of unplugged time as the highlight of their week.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 18, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

9 Tweaks That Can Net You an Extra $580 Per Month

Life hacks, budget boosters and apps that pay you.

By

Curtis Tongue

on

April 18, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

Where Do The Prices Of Electricity Come From?

Our electrical grid is a massive, constantly moving machine. Here we break down how it works, and why we pay what we pay for power.

By

Matt Duesterberg

on

April 18, 2019

Climate Change
Climate Change

6 Ways to Make Money While Helping the Planet

Find out how you can add a little green to your bank account while also adding some green back into the environment.

By

Caroline Valvardi

on

January 27, 2021

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