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Get paid hundreds of dollars, just for unplugging.
Connecting a smart thermostat to OhmConnect won this Mountainview homeowner $650
He unplugs for a few hours every month, and gets paid big bucks for his energy savings. You can too!
Halloween should be spooky, not *actually* scary.
Do you pay an energy bill? Then you could be earning money, right now.
A smart thermostat cost them less than $200, but has earned them thousands.
“We have a Honeywell and not only did it win us the prize, we save money on our monthly bills too.”
Can’t go to the movies anymore? Bring the theater to you!
The low-down on Public Safety Power Shutoffs - why they happen and how you can prepare
We’ll be drawing 50 lucky users to go home with this week’s MEGA Summer Giveaway prizes.
“My rewards started around $2 per #OhmHour but I stuck with it and it just started to grow”
Staying at home doesn’t have to mean giving up on your fitness goals.
“We paid for it using the money we earned going swimming!”
Big rewards are on the line as temps soar above 100°F
Energy efficiency just got a heck of a lot easier.
Use these simple, low-cost tips to stay comfortable and keep your energy bill in check (and even get paid!) during heat waves
Pssst - the secret sauce is smart plugs.
Thermostats that learn your habits, adjust accordingly and even participate in #OhmHours without you lifting a finger? Money. (Literally.)
Those tiny baby feet can leave a HUGE eco-footprint, but they don’t have to.
“This could not have come at a better time!”
Unplug for an hour this week and get started on your Target daydreaming.
Can you use less power for an hour this week? Then get started on your Target spree daydreaming!
“My appliances all turn off on their own when there’s an #OhmHour, which is pretty cool.”
The price of electricity can vary from day to day and even by hour. Are you getting the best rates on your energy bill?
Qualify five times this summer to be eligible for MEGA Summer’s Grand Prize.
Referring a friend to OhmConnect paid off BIG for our latest prize winner.
$500 to spend on whatever the heck you want.
… and brings their PG&E bill down from $1000 to $150 per month!
It's 2020 and action for the planet is needed more than ever. Here is a roundup of some of our favorite ways that kids can take action to help the planet this Earth Day.
Spring clean your energy bill with this energy saving, Spring home maintenance checklist.
Take control of your energy costs with these tips and tricks.
Tips to avoid a sky-high energy bill while we Shelter In Place.
Under quarantine? Social distancing? Here's how to spend your time while you’re in isolation.
You’re already smart about your energy savings. Why not have the smart-tech gear to match?
Temecula Mom and daughter celebrate their energy efficiency with a $100 prize
“I was shaking when I saw my name called as the winner. I couldn’t believe this was real!”
Normally she earns a few dollars every #OhmHour. This time, Sophia from San Diego won her mortgage paid for the month.
If you're not careful, the costs can add up in a BIG way.
Local, organic food no longer out of reach for MEGA Summer Giveaway winner
Their dedication to fully powering down during #OhmHours scored them a $5000 prize!
“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.”
He’s figured out a way to not only beat his #OhmHour goals, but cut down his energy bills too.
Michelle from Murrieta, CA struck it rich -- just for unplugging once per week.
They unplug once per week and last month, their small action won them a big prize.
She started out earning 37 cents per #OhmHour. Last year, she pulled in more than $3000.
All you need to know is your SDG&E, SCE, SMUD, or PG&E login information and you’re set to go.
OhmConnect superstar Sylvester shares his tips for reaching the incredible milestone.
Getting paid to ensure their son has a better environment to grow up in? Count us in!
For Alan Mirviss from San Francisco, the decision to install smart plugs in his home to optimize his family’s #OhmHours wasn’t an easy one.
9 tips and tricks for reducing the amount of time you and your kids spend in front of a screen this year
In 2017, it felt like the global media picked up all of the problems, and none of the solutions. To fix that, here are 14 of the best conservation stories from this year that you probably missed.
Wherever you decide to start, a small investment in some smart home technology will help you take the first step towards simplifying your home and your life – and you'll save more than just time.
He shut off his lights, we gave him $5000.
OhmConnect has partnered with Hive to give you 20% off a Smart Home Starter Pack.
She flipped her breaker, we gave her $5000.
“I thought it was a scam!” OhmConnect Platinum user takes home this week’s big MEGA #OhmHour prize.
"This couldn't have come at a better time."
This week, 27 users got the email about the upcoming MEGA #OhmHour in their inbox, flipped their breakers and got an extra 5000 points ($50) deposited into their OhmConnect account. Amazing, right?
She turned off her lights, we sent her to Target.
They took their dogs for a walk, we gave them $1000.
Think you can’t do #OhmHours with kids? Think again. This San Diego family thinks of unplugged time as the highlight of their week.
Receipt Hog? Ibotta? She’s tried ‘em all.
“It’s been the easiest money we’ve ever made.”
She’s learned the tricks to earning big during #OhmHours and getting others on board
Darlington Ikwuemesibe is the latest winner of OhmConnect’s MEGA Summer Live contest
Easy-to-install, the Hive Welcome Home pack pays her family each month for their home’s excess energy
Scoring $1000 for one hour of unplugging is probably the best paying gig around!
Getting paid to go for a walk or out for dinner sounds like a pretty great deal to JR and Eileen.
A few smart home devices allowed Joel and his family to participate in #OhmHours without even noticing
The San Francisco Chapter of EWB used some savvy OhmConnect strategies to fundraise for their cause
It’s been HOT this summer, but the energy savings have been real for one family, without them lifting a finger
“It was so many good things in such a short period of time - it felt unreal.”
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.
Escondido-area Dad takes his two girls on the trip of a lifetime after powering down during a MEGA #OhmHour.
“It was just the best day!”
We’ve rounded up the absolute best ways to celebrate this year. (Psst - a few of them will even pay you!)
She signed up for OhmConnect three months ago & already earned nearly $2500
It started with an #OhmHour, then a smart thermostat. Now this family is on the journey to sustainability.
“Our new conservation habits are helping us contribute some extra money towards our son’s education fund.”
Share your #OhmHour photos and videos until December 23 for your chance to win.
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.
Irvine, CA family wins their SCE energy bills paid for a year in our latest Prize #OhmHour giveaway
Take a lesson from the queen of clean and tidy up your energy usage to pay less for power.
(It only took a few tries to convince her that the prize was real!)