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PowerSmart Month: Week 3 – Grand Prize

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 — 9:30am PDT
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October is PowerSmart Month and I have partnered with BC Hydro over the last few weeks to bring you contests, rebate offers from local retailers, energy-saving tips, and event info. This week doesn’t have a theme like the others, however I do have a grand prize announcement.

PowerSmart Month

PowerSmart Deal of the Week
From October 15th until the 21st you can save up to $500 on an eco-friendly Samsung LCD at all Best Buy locations.

PowerSmart Tip of the Week
Being energy-efficient when it comes to lighting starts with turning off light switches when you’re not in the room or at home. You can take a few more eco-friendly steps by using compact fluorescent lights (or CFLs) which use 75% less energy than traditional light bulbs. LED lights are also hitting the market and they are available as individual bulbs or as full lighting fixtures. You can also purchase timers to make sure your outdoor or indoor lights turn off at a certain hour instead of remaining on throughout the day or night.

PowerSmart Events this Week
On October 17th there will be a special PowerSmart Month campaign at the North Vancouver London Drugs and Team PowerSmart will be at the West Coast Women’s Show in Abbotsford October 22nd until the 24th. The Candlelight Conservation Dinner is also taking place October 21st at dozens of local restaurants.

Grand Prize Announcement
As a “thank you” to my readers for their participation and fantastic PowerSmart tips shared over the last few weeks, Best Buy and Samsung Canada have offered up a 3D Entertainment Package that includes:

  • Samsung 3D-Ready TV
    A 46” Sumsung LED model that meets the Energy Star 5.1 Rating.
  • Samsung 3D-Capable Blu-ray Player
    This features Full HD 3D processing for spectacular 3D viewing in high definition, complemented by up to 7.1 channels of spectacular surround sound. With Ethernet and wireless connectivity capabilities, you’ll interact with your media with ease. Thiss player also plays back CD and DVD formats providing a complete multimedia solution. This Samsung Blu-ray player is complete with Energy Saving Mode for power consumption reduction and is Energy Star 4.0 Rated.
  • 3D Starter Kit – Two pairs of 3D glasses & Monsters vs. Aliens 3D Blu-ray
  • Geek Squad advanced setup install
    This includes wall mounting, wire concealing and full audio setup for a complete living room set up that both looks fantastic and maximizes the TV viewing experience.
  • To enter to win this grand prize, fill out the contest entry form below.

    The contest has now ended

    I will also put this entry form box on all of my previous and future PowerSmart Month posts. One winner will be selected at random by the contesting platform on November 1st, 2010.

    Update The winner is Ian A Martin – congratulations!

    Current contests on


    1. Lisa says:

      3D 3D 3D!

    2. muckymoo says:


    3. Martha says:

      wow great prizes! thanks!!

    4. Mark says:

      Looks amazing!

    5. Gordon says:

      lots of great contests! what fun 🙂

    6. Chelsea Barr says:

      I love checking your blog to see what new products are out there, where to visit when in Vancouver and the chance to win win win! Thanks.

    7. Mary says:

      Holy cow that’s an awesome prize pack!

    8. Michael says:

      I’m so excited!!!!!

    9. Anne says:

      I tried 3D TV at IDS West on the weekend and it was really cool.

    10. Penny says:

      What a great prize!

    11. Isabel says:

      Awesome prize package! 🙂

    12. mitzi says:

      Enter me please!

    13. Sandy says:

      Very cool!

    14. Lara says:

      Amazing contest!

    15. Caty says:

      This is a phenomenal grand prize! Raptors games in 3D??

    16. Dom says:

      What a prize pack, fantastic!

    17. Wendy H says:

      great prize!!

    18. Deb says:

      What a fantastic Grand Prize! Way to go BC Hydro. Thanks for posting this!

    19. Sherry says:

      I assume you can watch non 3D as well with this…..

    20. Nicole says:

      Yay! Thanks 🙂

    21. Julie Nicholls says:


    22. Donna says:

      I checked out the 3D tvs at a display during the Olympics, it was pretty trippy. The plus about having 3D at home: you don’t have to worry about sharing unsanitary glasses.

    23. Shara says:

      What a great package!! I joined Team Powersmart last year, aiming to reduce our consumption by 10%. I wasn’t expecting to have company for over 4 months when I made the pledge, but we still managed to reduce our usage by 8%!! I bet this new tv could help towards my current challenge!

    24. Valerie says:

      Count me in! Go Power Smart or go home..

    25. Chelsea W says:

      Love that it’s 3D and energy efficient! My old TV must be a power guzzler.

    26. Christina says:

      Awesome prize package, great way to promote Power Smart month!

    27. Don says:

      Great prize. It would look great in my place!

    28. Akemi says:

      Would love this!!!!!! 🙂

    29. Kathryn says:

      Don’t forget! If you buy CFL, you need to be aware of the safe disposal methods that are available – otherwise, you do more damage to the environment. Be powersmart, then be disposal smart. Do some research!!

      Great contest Miss 604!

    30. Aman says:

      Just moved to a new place and this would be the answer to my husband’s need to speand $$$$$ on a whole new entertainment centre!

    31. Kristine says:

      Great reminders and a great contest!

    32. Cristina says:

      Great contest! My kids and husband would love this prize…Me too of course 🙂

    33. James s says:

      Wow, great stuff:)

    34. John says:

      What a fantastic early Christmas present and a solution to still be energy efficient, but have a great TV experience!

    35. Anna says:

      what a great prize

    36. Penny says:

      This prize is awesome!

    37. Philip says:

      I need to enter the 21st century!

    38. Thanks for the great opportunity to win a cool prize for my family!

    39. belljo says:

      would so love this…new to town ..sounds great

    40. Jasmine says:

      Who wouldn’t want this?

    41. Cathy Dofka says:

      love the prize – good luck to everyone!!!!

    42. Aurelli says:

      I can’t wait until the draw!

    43. alex says:

      what an awesome prize package!

    44. Rachel says:

      what an awesome prize package!

    45. I.A.M. says:

      I’m flabbergasted at winning, and suspect that the new set-up will actually use less power than our current tube-based TV. So, a win no matter how you look at it!

      Profuse thanks to Miss 604, Best Buy, Samsung Canada, Geek Squad, and BC Hydro!

    46. […] or something along these lines. However, the results were far more than this. I am to receive the Grand Prize of a 46″, 3D-Ready, LED, Flat-Screen Television; a 3D-Capable, Blu-Ray Player featuring Full HD […]

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