PowerSmart Month: Week 4 – Wrap Up

Comments 85 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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 I’ll recap some of the events of the past month and promote the grand prize once again.

PowerSmart Deal of the Week
From October 21st until the 31st you can get $6 off select Energy Star specialty CFL bulbs at Rona.

PowerSmart Tip of the Week
Over the last month new tips and suggestions for being Power Smart have been posted and contributed. For week one I mentioned draft-proofing your home and got some great feedback in the comments. Week two was about recycling electronics through local outlets or manufacturers. Finally, week three talked about saving energy by turning off your lights, getting a timer, or using energy-efficient lightbulbs.

Candle light dinner for...
Photo credit: .martin on Flickr

The Candlelight Conservation Dinner last Thursday also saw dozens of local restaurants switch the candle-only lighting in their dining rooms, which not only saved power but created intimate settings. You can try having your own candle-lit dinner at home these days as they would be perfect for adding ambiance or romance to your meal on a cold and rainy Vancouver evening.

PowerSmart Month Grand Prize
The Grand Prize is still available until I do the draw November 1st. This includes a Samsung 3D-Ready TV, Samsung 3D-Capable Blu-ray Player, a 3D Starter Kit (two pairs of 3D glasses & Monsters vs. Aliens 3D Blu-ray, and Geek Squad advanced setup install from Best Buy. To enter to win this grand prize, fill out the contest entry form below.

PowerSmart Contest of the Week
I have one more $100 Best Buy gift card available for Best Buy that you can enter to win by commenting or re-tweeting this post.

RT to enter to win $100 for Best Buy from @PowerSmartBC & @Miss604 http://ow.ly/2ZIbb

I will draw the winner of this final weekly prize on Friday, October 29th at 12:00pm. Thanks to everyone for supporting this campaign over the last few weeks and for providing such great feedback.

Update The Week 4 winner is Danny, congratulations!

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  1. FrankTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 10:11am PDT

    great idea partnering with PowerSmart

  2. LisaTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 10:14am PDT

    power smart is awesome!

  3. Jennifer ShorttTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 10:26am PDT

    I joined power smart last year. Since then I rented out a suite with 3 additional people, 1 additional refrigerator and I still managed to reduce our power consumption by 8% (missed the target of 10%). Do I get an honorable mention? LOL!

  4. SharylinTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 10:37am PDT

    Great articles for being PowerSmart! Candlelight dinners are our favourite!

  5. HollyTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 10:50am PDT

    The Power Smart Tips & Suggestions this month have been great! Thanks.

  6. AngelaTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 10:51am PDT

    loved candlelit dinner! so cool and smart 😀

  7. lindawwwwTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 11:01am PDT

    Thanks for reminding us all how easy it is to make small changes that end up having a big impact on our environment.

  8. Kate T.Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 11:02am PDT

    Love that PowerSmart has partnered with you, Rebecca! They are really getting into using social media and influencers like yourself to spread the good word! Nice job!

  9. heatherTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 11:04am PDT

    I went to sanfir candlelight dinner it was awesome! I hope I win that gift certificate!

  10. Richard WTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 11:14am PDT

    Saving energy starts everyone. If we everyone does something to save energy every day it will have a HUGE impact on our environment!!

  11. ewanEYETuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 11:17am PDT

    PowerSmart – just bought my RONA light bulbs!

  12. SeanTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 11:22am PDT

    I love saving power! TURN OFF LIGHTS WHEN YOU LEAVE A ROOM! Sorry, I get a little passionate about saving energy…

  13. IanTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 12:04pm PDT

    wooooo. i hope they do these type of campaigns a lot more often!!! great awareness and prizes by them! and kudos to you for posting all these awesome articles/contests!

  14. Grace MokTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 12:06pm PDT

    perfect! i hope i can buy a camera with this gift card!

  15. RachelTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 12:08pm PDT

    Powersmart for the win!

  16. StevenTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 12:08pm PDT

    That will cover half a netbook! pick me pick me!

  17. JasmineTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 12:28pm PDT

    Be powersmart people.

  18. JeremyTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 1:05pm PDT

    Great info on saving energy!

  19. GrantTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 1:07pm PDT

    Would love to be able to go to an all LED house. Waiting for the prices to drop, then, goodbye CFL, hello LED.

  20. TracyTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 1:25pm PDT

    Thanks for all the great energy saving tips!

  21. LoriTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 1:26pm PDT

    Good work on the PowerSmart theme!!

  22. DannyTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 1:47pm PDT

    I am power smart by nature. Even efore i leave the work i do a quick round around the office to make sure all the computers and monitors are turned off. You would be suprised at how many people just leave them on!

  23. Karim ViraniTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 2:11pm PDT

    I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog during this Powersmart month. Your tips have been invaluable for me and my family. Thanks!

  24. David DarlingTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 2:27pm PDT

    I turn my lights off! Mostly… 😉

  25. MichelleTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 2:43pm PDT

    I always turn off the kitchen lights at work when no one is in there. Every little bit helps!

  26. TriptTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 3:29pm PDT

    yay for powersmart!

  27. CurtisTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 4:32pm PDT

    Neat, I love the dinner by candlelight concept. I wish we used more opportunities to use natural candlelight settings…

  28. LBTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 5:15pm PDT

    Candlelight dinners at restaurants – what a lovely idea! Romantic and symbolic.

  29. CamTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 5:50pm PDT

    I want energy star appliances!

  30. LyndseyTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 6:05pm PDT

    so many great ideas, and the candle light dinner thing is always awesome. i prefer to sit in dim light no matter the occasion. thanks for all the great tips!

  31. Ingrid LopezTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 6:08pm PDT

    Awww we save energy and is very romantic …. Would be nice now that me and my honey bunny are enjoying our relationship!

  32. RyanTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 6:54pm PDT

    I’m writing this by candle light. While using the battery to run my laptop. How is that for energy savings!!

  33. angelaTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 7:38pm PDT

    This power smart stuff is awesome!! And it helps us save $$$.

  34. SharonTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 7:58pm PDT

    I could really be more power smart. Thanks for the reminder.

  35. LoriTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 9:11pm PDT

    Great tips! Thanks for Powersmarting us.

  36. MarthaTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 9:19pm PDT

    i’ve changed all my light bulbs to energy saving ones; its great that you partnered with BC Hydro to raise awareness

  37. LindaTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 9:21pm PDT

    Thank you for reminding us of little ways in which we can be PowerSmart.

  38. CarlaTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 9:41pm PDT

    I need to be more Power Smart this winter

  39. ChristineTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 10:12pm PDT

    Yay PowerSmart!

  40. SherryTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 10:36pm PDT

    I have really been working on cutting my power costs. Dropped it by about 8% over the last year. Still working on it though.

  41. LeannaTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 11:28pm PDT

    Great partnership! Love being power smart and love Miss 604.

  42. tracyWednesday, October 27th, 2010 — 12:18am PDT

    missed the candle light dinner, but it’s great that local businesses are doing their part to be power smart–in such a fun way!

  43. DeeWednesday, October 27th, 2010 — 12:19am PDT

    Thanks for all the tips!

  44. LisaWednesday, October 27th, 2010 — 4:20am PDT

    candlelight dinner is awesome! romantic and power-saving 🙂

  45. Lawrence LuaWednesday, October 27th, 2010 — 10:26am PDT

    I could make use of some Power Smart electronics!

  46. BethWednesday, October 27th, 2010 — 10:48am PDT

    Great idea about candlelight dinner. Now to find the matches…

  47. ShannonWednesday, October 27th, 2010 — 11:04am PDT

    I try my hardest to turn off water, not to take too long showers, and to do full loads of laundry and dishes.

  48. AmyWednesday, October 27th, 2010 — 1:52pm PDT

    Great power saving tips! Everyone needs a few more candlelit dinner experiences in their life 🙂

  49. CeciWednesday, October 27th, 2010 — 1:57pm PDT

    Go Powersmart!!

  50. DonnaWednesday, October 27th, 2010 — 2:13pm PDT

    it’s amazing how easy being PowerSmart is, but how easily I forget. And everytime one of the PowerSmart commercials come on, I go “crap! Gotta turn those lights off!”

  51. BrendaWednesday, October 27th, 2010 — 2:18pm PDT

    Everyone should do their part to be Powersmart.

  52. CliffWednesday, October 27th, 2010 — 2:18pm PDT

    I would love to take my wife out for a candlelit dinner.

  53. Miles GWednesday, October 27th, 2010 — 5:32pm PDT

    I just bought an Energy Star specialty CFL bulb at Rona. Powersmart!

  54. muckymooWednesday, October 27th, 2010 — 7:55pm PDT

    Such a great idea having a powersmart month! We all have to take care of this planet together.

  55. Michael KwanWednesday, October 27th, 2010 — 8:08pm PDT

    I like the new PowerSmart commercials, showing people being wasteful with other resources. Pretty clever, actually.

  56. BonnieWednesday, October 27th, 2010 — 8:51pm PDT

    Can always make good use of a BB gift card.

  57. Christine WiebeWednesday, October 27th, 2010 — 11:33pm PDT

    Yay powersmart!

  58. EileenThursday, October 28th, 2010 — 7:31am PDT

    Would love to get a GPS at BB. Save me from driving around in circles I hope.

  59. alexThursday, October 28th, 2010 — 10:38am PDT

    great tips!

  60. LynThursday, October 28th, 2010 — 10:39am PDT

    Yes, it’s smart to be power smart.

  61. AdamThursday, October 28th, 2010 — 10:39am PDT

    I’m a minimalist so I’m power smart.

  62. Laura RansomThursday, October 28th, 2010 — 10:59am PDT

    I heart Best Buy!

  63. ChrisThursday, October 28th, 2010 — 12:04pm PDT

    Good blog. Good ideas and contests. Well done!

  64. KelliThursday, October 28th, 2010 — 2:31pm PDT

    I’m powefully smart with the environment

  65. Alex CameronThursday, October 28th, 2010 — 3:25pm PDT

    Woo power smart!

  66. EmmaThursday, October 28th, 2010 — 4:40pm PDT

    Power smart for the win!

  67. SharaThursday, October 28th, 2010 — 5:26pm PDT

    Great to see new ways of thinking regarding energy conservation. When I was a kid, we turned the lights off because Dad didn’t want to pay the bill, now we turn them off to do our part for the planet! Think globally, act locally!

  68. JenThursday, October 28th, 2010 — 9:16pm PDT

    Would love to win the Best Buy gift card…that’s my husband’s favourite store so it would come in very handy for Christmas gift giving!

  69. AmiFriday, October 29th, 2010 — 12:04am PDT

    October went by fast! Thanks for all your great blogs and giveaways! 🙂 Let’s all be powersmart!

  70. RachelFriday, October 29th, 2010 — 1:15am PDT

    definitely in need of a new camera 🙂

  71. JanFriday, October 29th, 2010 — 8:22am PDT

    May the power be with you!

  72. JaniceFriday, October 29th, 2010 — 8:23am PDT

    Thanks for the tips!!!

  73. MelanieFriday, October 29th, 2010 — 9:57am PDT

    Thanks for great powersmart tips!

  74. NoraFriday, October 29th, 2010 — 9:57am PDT

    Looks great!

  75. LizFriday, October 29th, 2010 — 10:01am PDT

    hint – every one looks better in candle light 😉

  76. TomokoFriday, October 29th, 2010 — 10:04am PDT

    It’s my birthday today. This would make a great present. I always turn off my PC when I am done using it.

  77. MichaelFriday, October 29th, 2010 — 10:36am PDT

    I would love to enter this contest, thanks very much!!

  78. MarinaFriday, October 29th, 2010 — 11:11am PDT

    The PowerSmart ads on tv are entertaining.

  79. DarrenFriday, October 29th, 2010 — 11:14am PDT

    BEST place to BUY powersmart bulbs.

  80. KareyFriday, October 29th, 2010 — 11:17am PDT

    I am a BC Hydro PowerSmart member!

  81. EdFriday, October 29th, 2010 — 11:21am PDT

    I think my monitor is powersmart.

  82. IzFriday, October 29th, 2010 — 11:38am PDT

    Awesome prize! 🙂

  83. michelleFriday, October 29th, 2010 — 12:11pm PDT

    Thanks for raising the awareness of Powersmart!!!

  84. ValriFriday, October 29th, 2010 — 5:15pm PDT

    Use LED lights to be even more power smart!!

  85. OanaSunday, October 31st, 2010 — 5:15pm PDT

    Have you already given away the $100 card??

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