Smart Device Offer Terms
Last updated: March 21, 2022
This page describes the terms and conditions (“Offer Terms”) that apply to OhmConnect’s $5 Amazon Gift Card and Smart Device Offer (referred to in these terms and conditions as the “Promotion”).
Some California residents cannot participate in this Promotion because they are not electric service customers of PG&E, SCE or SDG&E, even though they live in California zip codes.
PLEASE READ THESE OFFER TERMS CAREFULLY AND IN FULL. THEY CONTAIN CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS ON THE PROMOTION AND INFORMATION ON WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU FAIL TO SATISFY THE OHMCONNECT REGISTRATION PROCESS AFTER RECEIVING YOUR SELECTED SMART DEVICE, INCLUDING WHEN YOU CAN BE CHARGED THE FULL MSRP PRICE OF THE SMART THERMOSTAT PLUS APPLICABLE TAX IF YOU FAIL TO TIMELY CONNECT THE SMART THERMOSTAT TO OHMCONNECT WITHIN THE PERIOD SPECIFIED.
OhmConnect is a free service that can help consumers decrease energy usage during periods of high demand. OhmConnect, Inc. (“OhmConnect”) is offering a $5 Amazon gift card to existing PG&E, SCE or SDG&E electric service customers who sign up and connect to their utility and are new to OhmConnect. Moreover, OhmConnect has partnered with Google and several other manufacturers to offer (1) a discounted smart plug (such as an OhmPlug or TP-Link smart plug) or (2) a discounted smart thermostat (such as the Google Nest Thermostat, ecobee3 lite thermostat, or Sensi smart thermostat) to these new customers. Promotion participants are referred to in these Terms and Conditions as “Participants.”
These Offer Terms incorporate by reference the additional terms and conditions corresponding to OhmConnect’s Demand Response Program and, for those who are eligible for and elect to receive a discount on a Google Nest Thermostat, Google’s Nest Rush Hour Rewards Program, both of which can be found here:
For those electing to receive a Google Nest Thermostat as part of the Promotion, the OhmConnect Demand Response Program is provided in conjunction with Google’s Nest Rush Hour Rewards Program, and enrollment in both is required to qualify for a discounted Google Nest thermostat. If you opt for a smart device other than a Google Nest Thermostat, such smart device may require your agreement to other terms and conditions between you and the manufacturer or licensor of that smart device. Regardless, in addition to the other eligibility requirements described herein, you must be a new OhmConnect customer and enrolled in OhmConnect’s Demand Response Program to be eligible to participate in the Promotion.
These Offer Terms are meant to be consistent with and supplementary to the Terms of Service, the Nest Rush Hour Rewards Terms, and any other terms imposed by the smart device manufacturers or licensors of the smart device (as applicable). In the event of any inconsistency or direct conflict between these Offer Terms and the Terms of Service or any other additional terms, these Offer Terms will prevail.
2. The Smart Device Promotion
Promotion: Subject to availability, OhmConnect will provide each individual who satisfies the eligibility requirements between 3/21/22 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (PT) and 03/31/22 at 11:59 PM (PT) (the “Promotional Period”) with a $5 Amazon gift card and one of following:
a smart plug at the discounted price of $2.99 plus applicable sales tax, or
one of the following smart thermostats at the discounted price of $38.99 plus applicable sales tax: (a) a Google Nest Thermostat, (b) an ecobee3 lite thermostat, or (c) a Sensi smart thermostat.
To be eligible for the Promotion, you must satisfy all of the following conditions and steps:
You must be a new OhmConnect user, enrolled in OhmConnect’s Demand Response Program, a legal resident of California, 18 years of age or older, have an active PG&E, SCE or SDG&E utility account, have adequate Wi-Fi in your home, and not be currently enrolled in a demand response program.
Complete all of the following Steps 1-6 during the Promotional Period. Upon satisfaction of Steps 1-6 below, the smart device will be shipped to you at the address provided in Step 5 and you will be notified that the device is on its way.
To qualify for your discounted smart device, you must satisfy steps 1-6 on or before 03/31/22 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. If you elect to receive a smart thermostat, you must also connect the smart thermostat to your OhmConnect account and your utility (PG&E, SCE or SDG&E) within 30 days of delivery or we will charge your credit card for the full MSRP of the smart thermostat less the discounted amount plus sales tax already paid.
Authorize Your Utility to Share Usage Data. As part of enrolling in OhmConnect’s Demand Response Program, as well as to be eligible for this Promotion, Participants must authorize utility usage data to be shared with OhmConnect.
Before proceeding to Step 3 or 4 (sa applicable), your utility (PG&E, SCE or SDG&E) must confirm that sharing has been authorized. Depending on your utility’s authorization process, this may take anywhere from 2 minutes to several weeks, although the average time is approximately 10 minutes.
Step 3(only for those choosing a Google Nest Thermostat):
If you opt to receive a $38.99 Google Nest Thermostat, join Google Nest’s Rush Hour Rewards Program. Enrollment in both the OhmConnect Demand Response Program and Google Nest's Rush Hour Rewards Program is required. This Step 3 is not required if you opt for a smart plug or other smart thermostat.
Provide a Credit Card. If you opt to receive a smart device, you must furnish OhmConnect with a valid credit card and provide your authorization for us to charge your card for the discounted price of the smart device you elect to receive. If you select the smart thermostat, you must also provide your authorization for us to charge your card for the full MSRP. At this step, we will charge your credit card the discounted price of the device plus applicable sales tax, which will be calculated after you provide your shipping address in Step 5. However, if you select the smart thermostat and you fail to connect it to your OhmConnect account and your associated PG&E, SCE or SDG&E electric utility account within 30 days of delivery of the smart thermostat, you will be charged the full MSRP of the smart thermostat delivered to you (less the $38.99 amount and sales tax already paid for the smart thermostat). See below for MSRP.
Provide Shipping Address (as applicable). You must become an Active User of the OhmConnect Program and Platform within the Promotional Period, including by engaging and participating with the OhmConnect platform, communications and/or events.
Become an Active User. If you opt to receive a smart device, provide a shipping address to where the smart device will be shipped.
Step 7 (only for those choosing a smart thermostat):
If you elect to receive the smart thermostat, you must connect it to your OhmConnect account and your utility (PG&E, SCE or SDG&E) associated with your OhmConnect account within 30 days of deliveryor we will charge your credit card for the full MSRP of the smart thermostat delivered to you (less the discounted amount plus sales tax already paid in Step 4 for the smart thermostat):
- Google Nest Thermostat: $129.99 MSRP.
- Ecobee 3 lite thermostat: $169.99 MSRP.
- Sensi Smart thermostat: $129.99 MSRP.
4. Additional Terms and Conditions
You are solely responsible for purchasing, maintaining and using at your own expense all utility, Wi-Fi, access to the internet, communications and other equipment and devices necessary to participate in the Promotion.
Employees, officers and directors of OhmConnect, its parent, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, advertising, promotion, and production agencies, Webmasters and Web suppliers, their immediate family members (parents, grandparents, children, siblings, and spouse of any of the foregoing) regardless of where they live and individuals residing in their same household, whether related or not, are not eligible to participate in the Promotion.
5. Limitation of Liability
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THIS PROMOTION IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” AND AS AVAILABLE AND EXCLUSIVE OF ANY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, AND INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. OHMCONNECT DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE PROMOTION INCLUDING ANY AMAZON GIFT CARDS, DEVICES OR SERVICES PROVIDED AS PART OF THE PROMOTION WILL BE ERROR FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED. OHMCONNECT DOES NOT WARRANT OR SUPPORT THE AMAZON GIFT CARD AND SMART DEVICES PROVIDED AS PART OF THE PROMOTION, AND OHMCONNECT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO THIRD PARTIES (INCLUDING AMAZON AND GOOGLE) AS PART OF THIS PROMOTION. IN ADDITION TO THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IN THE TERMS OF SERVICE, OHMCONNECT WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE ANY SMART DEVICE. AS A CONDITION OF PARTICIPATING IN THE PROMOTION, YOU AGREE TO RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS OHMCONNECT, INC., ITS AFFILIATED ENTITIES, AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, “RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY WHATSOEVER OR ANY INJURIES, LOSS, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROMOTION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE USE, ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, OR MISUSE OF ANY SMART DEVICE; PARTICIPATION IN THE OHMCONNECT SERVICE; OR PARTICIPATION IN GOOGLE’S RUSH HOUR REWARDS PROGRAM.
Use of automated, robotic, programmed and like methods of online participation are prohibited. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Promotion, as determined by OhmConnect in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. OhmConnect may also prosecute such persons to the full extent of the law.
From time to time, OhmConnect may change these Offer Terms. If it does so, the “Last Updated” line above will be revised. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Offer Terms. Your continued participation in the Promotion following the posting of changes to the Offer Terms indicates your acceptance of those changes. OhmConnect also reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Promotion for any reason or for no reason.
If you have any questions, please contact OhmConnect at OhmConnect, Inc., 371 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607.
OhmConnect: OhmConnect, Inc., 371 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607.