Lights on, heat up, turkey roasting in the oven, rain-soaked socks in the dryer. It’s sometimes challenging to save power at this time of year which is why October is Power Smart Month. For the next 31 days you can create a power plan for your home, learn ways to conserve energy, get great deals on energy-saving products, and participate in special programs that will help you be power smart all throughout the year.
Tips for Power Smart Month
- Create a MyHydro profile to mange your hydro account on line to track your usage and save on postage.
- Visit the deals page online to find out how you can earn Air Miles, save on Energy Star appliances and lighting, and more.
- Participate in programs and events like the Candlelight Conservation Dinner on October 24, 2013, joining Team Power Smart or incentive product rebate programs.
- Create a Power Plan for your house, townhouse, or apartment to find ways to save on your bill.
Power Smart Month Grand Prize
BC Hydro is giving away the chance to create and win your own Samsung prize package worth $10,000 when you create your Power Plan online.
The winner may choose one or more of Samsung’s ENERGY STAR® rated products up to a maximum retail value of $10,000 CDN. The products selected must be ENERGY STAR rated, in stock, and the winner cannot select more than one product from each Samsung product line. All products must be part of the same order and delivery must be accepted by November 30, 2013. See full contest details online.
My Power Smart Month Contest
This is the fourth year that I have partnered with Power Smart Month to promote energy-saving tips and tools and I’m happy to be able to offer up another great contest prize thanks to BC Hydro’s Power Smart partners at The Home Depot.
For the month of October, BC Hydro Power Smart is offering instant discounts from $3-$10 on ENERGY STAR qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), light emitting diode bulbs (LED) and light fixtures. See in store at The Home Depot or visit Power Smart Lighting for details.
Here’s how you can enter to win a $100 gift card for The Home Depot:
- Leave a comment here with an energy-saving tip specifically for the cooler months and holiday season (1 entry)
- Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
My winner will receive a $100 gift card for The Home Depot and they will be drawn at random from all entries (on this post and Twitter) at 10:00am on Monday, October 7, 2013.
Update The winner is Isaac!