The (not so) secret way some OhmConnect users are earning BIG bucks
If you’ve been keeping an eye on the inner workings of your OhmConnect dashboard (which I’m SURE you are, right?), you may have noticed something called a “Power Up Card”, but maybe you’re not totally sure what that is.
If this is the case, don’t fret. (While WE love all the ins-and-outs of the OhmConnect program and check in on our dashboard daily, we realize energy meters are not nearly as jazzy as the latest Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Buzzfeed roundup.)
So we’ve created this Power Up Card 101:
Tokens are a type of OhmConnect reward, but unlike points, tokens are not redeemable for cash. You can spend your tokens in the token marketplace for prizes or on special cards that give you temporary ‘power ups’. (Which we’ll get into in a minute.)
You can earn tokens in a variety of ways:
Here’s where it gets fun.
Each ‘power-up card’ will cost a set amount of tokens, and give you bonuses and benefits that help your #OhmHour performance.
Below are descriptions for each of the power-up cards you can purchase:
Think of it like playing Bingo. You need to collect three badges to claim each prize, and each time you spin you'll win another badge at random. For example, to win the pair of the sunglasses, you need to win all three badges in the set: Stunner Shades, Old School Sunglasses, Aviator Sunnies.
Once you collect all three badges you'll be able to redeem your prize. All spin results are random.
Purchasing a Streak Shield card is your insurance from losing your streak the next time you go over your forecast during an #OhmHour.
Once purchased, the Streak Shield waits for you to go over on an #OhmHour. Once you do, the card springs into action: automatically preserving your streak and keeping your streak bonus intact!
(Keep in mind, you will still lose points for that #OhmHour since you didn't beat your forecast.)
If you forget to opt-out of an #OhmHour, or if you're just unhappy with your results for that particular event, you can purchase the opt-out card. Once you have the card, it will find your most recent #OhmHour where you got negative points, and set the points for that #OhmHour to zero. Your negative points will then be returned to your points total.
(Keep in mind, this card will not restore your streak.)
When you purchase the Baseline Boost card, we'll increase your baseline forecast for your next #OhmHour to that of a massive home — 5kWh!
By increasing your baseline this one time, you'll have a safety net during that #OhmHour so even if you use a bit more energy, you'll still beat the forecast.
At 5kWh, you'd need to work pretty hard to go over a baseline like that!
Buy the Referral Madness card to double the points you get for referring people to OhmConnect.
Once you buy the card, you'll get 2x the points for referring friends for the next two weeks.
Normally, you get 2000 points for each person you refer that reaches Silver, but with the Referral Madness card activated, you'll get 4000 for each new referral.
Remember: referrals must reach Silver to be eligible for you to receive points for them.
We're always adding new cards, so check back for what's new!
NOTE: You may only purchase 1 Referral Madness card every 3 months. All power-up card prices are subject to change without notice.