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Home Energy

OhmConnect User Earns More Than $650 Without His Family Even Realizing They’re Participating

A few smart home devices allowed Joel and his family to participate in #OhmHours without even noticing

By

Katie Overmonds

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August 16, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

WIN 1 of 5 $1000 Target Gift Cards In This Week’s MEGA Summer Giveaway!

Unplug for an hour this week and get started on your Target daydreaming.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

August 13, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

WIN a Trip To Disneyland In This Week’s MEGA Summer Giveaway!

Can you unplug for an hour this week? Then you could earn your family the VIP treatment at Disneyland.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

August 6, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

WIN a $5000 Target Run In This Week’s MEGA Summer Giveaway!

Can you unplug for an hour this week? Then you could earn yourself the VIP treatment at Target.

By

Katie Overmonds

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July 29, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

WIN 1 of 5 VoltBike Electric Bicycles In This Week’s MEGA Summer Giveaway!

Five lucky OhmConnect community members will win a VoltBike for easy and battery-powered way of getting around town.

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Curtis Tongue

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July 22, 2018

Home Energy
Home Energy

San Diego Couple Makes #OhmHour Nights Date Nights - & They Get Paid To Do It!

Getting paid to go for a walk or out for dinner sounds like a pretty great deal to JR and Eileen.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

July 18, 2018

Climate Change
Climate Change

Extreme Heat Waves Mean Extreme Demand On The Energy Grid

OhmConnect customers playing a key role in electricity management this summer

By

Matt Duesterberg

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July 17, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

WIN A Trip To The Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe In This Week’s MEGA Summer Giveaway!

Just unplug for an hour this week for a chance to see the sights in Lake Tahoe.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

July 17, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

Win a $5,000 Open Table Tab In This Week’s MEGA Summer Giveaway!

For the next 52 #OhmHours, we’ve got dinner covered. All you have to do is unplug.

By

Katie Overmonds

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July 10, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

They Beat Their MEGA #OhmHour Goal, We Gave Them Each $1000 Amazon Gift Cards

Scoring $1000 for one hour of unplugging is probably the best paying gig around!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

July 7, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

Why This Summer Is The BEST Time To Connect Your Utility To OhmConnect

You can get paid to save energy with OhmConnect all year ‘round. But here’s why you’ll want to do it right now.

By

Curtis Tongue

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July 4, 2018

What’s the Difference Between a Flex Alert and an #OhmHour?

Did you know you can get paid to help the state of California manage the energy grid?

By

John Anderson

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July 9, 2018

Home Energy
Home Energy

California Mom Has Earned $290 So Far This Year With Smart Home Tech

Easy-to-install, the Hive Welcome Home pack pays her family each month for their home’s excess energy

By

Katie Overmonds

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July 5, 2018

Home Energy
Home Energy

Predict Your #OhmHour Results Future Just By Stepping Outside

Want to know EXACTLY how much energy you’re using during an #OhmHour? Head straight to the meter.

By

Max Dunn

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July 11, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

WIN A Weekend In Monterey In This Week’s MEGA Summer Giveaway!

Just unplug for an hour this week for a chance to kick up your heels in Monterey Bay.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

July 2, 2018

Home Energy
Home Energy

Smart Thermostats 101: All You Need To Know To Upgrade & Save On Your Energy Bill

Why you need a smart thermostat (if you don’t already have one) and how IT can pay YOU for your energy

By

Maria Belenky

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August 9, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

Oakland Resident Wins A Trip To Iceland Just For Unplugging Once Per Week

Darlington Ikwuemesibe is the latest winner of OhmConnect’s MEGA Summer Live contest

By

Katie Overmonds

on

June 29, 2018

Smart Money
Smart Money

8 Apps That Help You Earn Money at Home

Don’t just play Candy Crush - use your smartphone to earn money while you’re hanging out at home!

By

Jef van de Graaf

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June 25, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

WIN 1 of 5 $1000 Amazon Gift Cards In This Week’s MEGA Summer Giveaway!

Unplug for an hour this week and get started on your Amazon daydreaming.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

June 25, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

SoCal Resident Uses Smart Home Tech & Strategy To Earn Almost $200 Per Month Without Lifting a Finger

He unplugs for a few hours every month, and gets paid big bucks for his energy savings. You can too!

By

Katie Overmonds

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June 20, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

WIN A Trip To Iceland In This Week’s MEGA Summer Giveaway!

All you have to do is save energy, and you could be off on the trip of a lifetime.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

June 18, 2018

Smart Money
Smart Money

4 Apps That PAY You To Save On Bills

Go beyond saving money on your bills. Earn some too!

By

Jef van de Graaf

on

June 20, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

WIN A Trip To Disneyland In This Week’s MEGA Summer Giveaway!

All you have to do is save energy, and you + your family or friends could be off to the happiest place on earth.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

June 11, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

OhmConnect Super User Has Earned Nearly $9000 in Two Years

She’s learned the tricks to earning big during #OhmHours and getting others on board

By

Katie Overmonds

on

June 20, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

WIN A $5000 Target Shopping Spree In This Week’s MEGA Summer #OhmHour!

Succeed at a MEGA #OhmHour this week? You could be getting the VIP treatment at Target.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

June 6, 2018

Home Energy
Home Energy

Pocket $445 Per Year By Connecting Your OhmConnect Account With A Smart Thermostat

Thermostats that learn your habits, adjust accordingly and even participate in #OhmHours without you lifting a finger? Money. (Literally.)

By

Katie Overmonds

on

August 7, 2018

Smart Money
Smart Money

13 Apps and Services That Save (& Earn!) Parents Money

Kids can be expensive. We've rounded up a list of apps that can help you save when it's needed most, and in some cases even earn money!

By

Jef van de Graaf

on

June 4, 2018

Climate Change
Climate Change

It’s Been Exactly 1 Year Since the US Withdrew From the Paris Agreement: Here Are 5 Reasons We're Hopeful on Climate

This time last year, we mourned a decision that could have meant catastrophic outcomes for the country and the world. Today we celebrate our country’s resilience, ambition, and commitment to doing what’s right.

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Guest Author

on

June 1, 2018

Home Energy
Home Energy

9 Helpful Apps for Homeowners

Keep your bills in check, rent your extra space or get paid to save energy with the apps and services on this list

By

Jef van de Graaf

on

May 30, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

MEGA Summer is here!

Win $100,000 and other cool prizes by showing off your energy saving skills this summer!

By

Curtis Tongue

on

May 31, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

How Much Can I Make With OhmConnect?

New to OhmConnect and only making pennies on each #OhmHour? Learn from the pro’s who earn thousands every year - and get on the fast track to major points.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

May 22, 2018

Home Energy
Home Energy

Crush Your #OhmHours - With The Lights On

How The “Bottom Up” #OhmHour Strategy Is Earning Users Points & Not Leaving Them In The Dark

By

Max Dunn

on

May 16, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

Fresno-Area Family Cashes Out $150 in Just 45 Days With OhmConnect

… and brings their PG&E bill down from $1000 to $150 per month!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

May 15, 2018

Smart Money
Smart Money

47 Money Saving Tips & Ideas

Want to go on holiday this summer but don't have the funds? Check out these tips for how to put some jangle in your pocket, stat.

By

Jef van de Graaf

on

May 14, 2018

Home Energy
Home Energy

Duck Hunt: How OhmConnect Is Helping Solve Renewable Energy's Greatest Challenge

Heard of "the duck curve"? It's a thorn in solar energy's side, and we're here to put a stop to it.

By

John Anderson

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May 10, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

How To Control When You Receive #OhmHours For Convenience & Maximum Earnings

Insider tip: You may think you want to plan an #OhmHour for when you’re normally not at home - here’s why you shouldn’t.

By

Sophie Lubin

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May 16, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

How I Crush My #OhmHours When My Home Is Already Energy Efficient

I have a “low baseline” in OhmConnect terms, meaning my home doesn’t use much energy. Here’s how I still earn big rewards.

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Guest Author

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May 9, 2018

Home Energy
Home Energy

11 Smart (& Easy!) Ways to Pay Less for Utilities

Most of us are overpaying for utilities - here's how to stop.

By

Guest Author

on

May 9, 2018

Smart Money
Smart Money

12 Apps That Pay For “Better” Lifestyle Choices

You're already going for a run, and turning off your lights when you leave the house - why not get paid for both of those actions?

By

Jef van de Graaf

on

May 7, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

NEW: Cash Out Your OhmConnect Points as Target or Amazon Gift Cards

Forgot your nephew’s birthday? OhmConnect’s got you covered. Now you can get an instant gift card delivered to your email inbox!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

May 4, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

How I Crush My #OhmHours When My Home Is A One-Bedroom Apartment

I have a “low baseline” in OhmConnect terms, meaning my home doesn’t use much energy. Here’s how I still earn big rewards.

By

Guest Author

on

May 3, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

Super-Couponer Makes Money Every Week With OhmConnect

Receipt Hog? Ibotta? She’s tried ‘em all.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

May 2, 2018

Smart Money
Smart Money

21 Apps That Pay Real Money to Your Paypal

We promise - this isn’t clickbait. We’ve done the nitty gritty research and below is a real list of apps that pay money to your PayPal account.

By

Jef van de Graaf

on

May 2, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

What Are These OhmConnect “Power-up Cards” I Keep Hearing About?

The (not so) secret way some OhmConnect users are earning BIG bucks

By

Sophie Lubin

on

May 1, 2018

Smart Money
Smart Money

Keeping Your Information Safe: How To Know Which Apps That Pay Are Legit

Don't get scammed - How to tell the difference between apps that pay you, and apps that will make YOU pay.

By

Jef van de Graaf

on

April 30, 2018

Home Energy
Home Energy

‘Energy Sharing’ the newest addition to the sharing economy

Got power to spare? New ‘Airbnb of energy’ services will buy your unused energy, paying you to turn off your lights.

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Curtis Tongue

on

April 27, 2018

Home Energy
Home Energy

Pushing The Green Button: How to Access Your Home’s Energy Data to Save (& Even Earn) Money

Imagine seeing your energy usage in near real time and being able to make immediate changes to improve efficiency. That’s the power of Green Button.

By

John Anderson

on

April 26, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

Never Break Your Streak Again: Our Best Tips For How To Succeed At Even The Most Inconvenient of #OhmHours

Over the years, we’ve all experienced #OhmHours that are just not convenient and today we’re sharing the tips and tricks we’ve learned to help us power down (and keep our streak going) in even the trickiest of conditions.

By

John Anderson

on

April 25, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

Want to win $1000? Automate Your #OhmHours Like Amelina & Anthony

Automating her #OhmHours with IFTTT helped this Tracy, CA couple win $1000 in the latest MEGA #OhmHour.

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Curtis Tongue

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April 25, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

Making #OhmHours A Family Affair: One User Shows Us How It's Done

Think you can’t do #OhmHours with kids? Think again. This San Diego family thinks of unplugged time as the highlight of their week.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 26, 2018

Smart Money
Smart Money

9 Tweaks That Can Net You an Extra $580 Per Month

Life hacks, budget boosters and apps that pay you.

By

Curtis Tongue

on

April 19, 2018

Home Energy
Home Energy

Where Do The Prices Of Electricity Come From?

Our electrical grid is a massive, constantly moving machine. Here we break down how it works, and why we pay what we pay for power.

By

Matt Duesterberg

on

April 26, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

MEGA #OhmHour Winner Rachael Earned A $1000 Target Spending Spree!

She turned off her lights, we sent her to Target.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 17, 2018

Smart Money
Smart Money

38 Of The Best Budgeting Apps to Save Money On Your Bills

It’s time to kill bills and save more of your monthly income. Here are the best budgeting apps you can download onto your phone to start saving money on your bills.

By

Jef van de Graaf

on

April 16, 2018

Climate Change
Climate Change

6 Ways to Make Money While Helping the Planet

Find out how you can add a little green to your bank account while also adding some green back into the environment.

By

Caroline Valvardi

on

April 11, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

27 OhmConnect Users Take Home an Extra $50 For Flipping Their Circuit Breakers

This week, 27 users got the email about the upcoming MEGA #OhmHour in their inbox, flipped their breakers and got an extra 5000 points ($50) deposited into their OhmConnect account. Amazing, right?

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 12, 2018

Climate Change
Climate Change

Earth Day 2018: How Kids Can Help The Planet This Month

It's 2018 and action for the planet is needed more than ever. Here is a roundup of some of our favorite ways that kids can take action to help the planet this Earth Day.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 18, 2018

Smart Money
Smart Money

How to Make Money Quickly, Creatively (& Crazily!)

34 of the best money making apps that can quickly and creatively put some extra cash in your pockets.

By

Jef van de Graaf

on

April 9, 2018

Climate Change
Climate Change

Why can’t we run on 100% renewable energy?

California is aiming to run on 50% renewable energy by 2030 and Hawaii has pledged to reach 100% renewables by 2045 ... but why not now?

By

Max Dunn

on

April 5, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

Announcing MEGA #OhmHours!

Get ready to earn higher rewards when you dig deep during upcoming MEGA #OhmHours

By

Claudia Richter

on

May 18, 2018

Home Energy
Home Energy

Where’s the best place to put my smartplug?

You got a smartplug - now be smart about where you put it.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

August 15, 2018

Smart Money
Smart Money

44 Apps That Give You Free Stuff (Money, Too)

Here you’ll find a list of the best apps that pay, offer cool stuff, and some that literally give away free food.

By

Jef van de Graaf

on

June 28, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

He went for a walk with his kids, we gave him $5000.

“I thought it was a scam!” OhmConnect Platinum user takes home this week’s big MEGA #OhmHour prize.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 13, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

What is an OhmConnect 'Status Level' & How Can I Level Up?

Better status level means more points. Find out how you can level up and maximize your earnings.

By

Curtis Tongue

on

April 26, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

What is an #OhmHour?

You heard you could get paid to turn off your lights, so you signed up for OhmConnect. Now what?

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 26, 2018

Smart Money
Smart Money

How to Earn Online: Apps That Pay You in Gift Cards

$20 Target Gift Card For Free? Yes Please!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 30, 2018

Home Energy
Home Energy

Why Do We Need Natural Gas Plants?

If renewable energy is the best thing since sliced bread, why don't we use it all the time?

By

Max Dunn

on

March 26, 2018

Home Energy
Home Energy

Making Your Home a Smart Home Has Never Been Easier or Cheaper

OhmConnect has partnered with Hive to give you 20% off a Smart Home Starter Pack.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

March 19, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

“How Do My #OhmHour Points Get Calculated?” Understanding Your Forecast to Maximize Earnings

One of the most common questions we get asked is how an #OhmHour baseline is calculated. Learn the ins and outs to maximize your earnings.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 24, 2018

Home Energy
Home Energy

How I Crushed My #OhmHour Baseline: Turning Circuit Breakers Off

Heard of "energy vampires"? Find out which appliances and electronics might be sucking power, even when they're turned off.

By

Max Dunn

on

April 24, 2018

Climate Change
Climate Change

For Earth Hour 2018, Get Paid To Power Down

Earth Hour 2018 is March 24, from 8:30-9:30 PM. Will you unplug for the planet?

By

Katie Overmonds

on

March 16, 2018

Home Energy
Home Energy

What Are the Pros and Cons of Installing Solar Panels?

Installing solar panels is a smart choice for lots of reasons, but there are some downsides associated with solar energy, too. Before investing in solar power, it’s important to consider both the pros and cons.

By

Kyle Pennell

on

March 16, 2018

Home Energy
Home Energy

Got Your Utility Bill Handy? These Services Use Your Home’s Energy Data to Save You Money & Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

All you need to know is your SDG&E, SCE, SMUD, or PG&E login information and you’re set to go.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

March 19, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

We asked the OhmConnect Staff: Who would you want to spend an #OhmHour with, and what would you do?

It's nice to spend #OhmHours with each other and all, but if we had a chance to grab an hour with anyone in the world, these folks would top our lists.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 24, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

OhmConnect Super User Reaches 100 Consecutive Events!

OhmConnect superstar Sylvester shares his tips for reaching the incredible milestone.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

March 16, 2018

Home Energy
Home Energy

How To Reduce Your Home's Carbon Footprint And Stop Money From Flying Out The Window

Here’s a quick roundup of the incentives available in California, and how to get the most bang for your home retrofit buck.

By

Keith Brooks

on

February 27, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

Earn More With A Buddy: Introducing OhmConnect's New Way to Make Money

You want more points. We listened. That’s why we made Buddy.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

March 16, 2018

Smart Money
Smart Money

If You Live Almost Anywhere in California, This Service Could Make You $300

You probably already know that doing this will help you save on your electric bill. But did you know it could also bank you up to $300 per year?

By

Katie Overmonds

on

June 14, 2018

Smart Money
Smart Money

Embrace Minimalism & Make Money: Apps That Pay You To Sell Your Stuff

Thinking of going full KonMari minimalism with your spring cleaning this year? Check out our list of apps that pay you to declutter.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 12, 2018

Home Energy
Home Energy

How Lithium Powers The World

As the cost of lithium battery packs continues to decline, technologies like the Tesla Model 3, Nissan Leaf and Tesla Powerwall are setting up the power storage unit for major growth in the coming years. So just how does it work?

By

Kyle Pennell

on

February 7, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

Reap the Referral Rewards: More ways to earn with OhmConnect!

This week marks the launch of a brand spankin’ new referral program. We've made tweaks to our process to make earning money and saving energy even easier (and more profitable) than it already is.

By

Sophie Lubin

on

August 17, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

OhmConnect Goes To Yale!

We’re hitting the airwaves this week to talk about the energy sharing movement with the team at Yale Climate Connections.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 8, 2018

Home Energy
Home Energy

The Future Is Now With Home Automation. But What Is It & Why Do We Need It?

Wherever you decide to start, a small investment in some smart home technology will help you take the first step towards simplifying your home and your life – and you'll save more than just time. ‍

By

Katie Overmonds

on

March 16, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

Make Money With Your OhmConnect Referral Link! 7 Email Templates to Get Your Friends and Family On Board

Whether you’re an independent user or a top-notch sharer, wouldn’t it be great if you had some more specific content you could share with your network to help get new referrals on board? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

By

Sophie Lubin

on

March 16, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

OhmConnect’s 2017 Impact Results: What We Accomplished, Together

Our intention is to replace the worst polluting power plants with smarter usage, and with your help, we saw that happen in 2017.

By

Matt Duesterberg

on

April 24, 2018

Smart Money
Smart Money

The Mega List of 68 Apps That Will Pay You in 2018

Whether you’re answering a few questions in a survey, mystery shopping in your spare time, or even watching videos, we’ve broken down 68 ways to make money online with apps that will pay you for your participation.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

June 28, 2018

Home Energy
Home Energy

OhmConnect is now live on IFTTT!

There are hundreds of actions you can take on IFTTT to make your life more seamless, connected and integrated - and to help you maximize your earnings with OhmConnect.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

March 16, 2018

OhmConnect
OhmConnect

Beating Your Forecast: Three Steps for #OhmHour Success

There are many factors that influence electricity consumption in the home, and it’s difficult to guarantee #OhmHour success. However, if you follow a few key principles and know some tips and tricks, you can get pretty darn good at it.

By

Curtis Tongue

on

April 26, 2018

Home Energy
Home Energy

Why did solar get so cheap in the last 20 years?

The price of solar energy has dropped dramatically over the past two decades. Since 2010 alone, the cost of installed solar has dropped 70 percent. But how? And what does the future of solar look like?

By

Kyle Pennell

on

January 18, 2018

Home Energy
Home Energy

The Silver Lining to America’s Tech Obsession

Smartphones and tablets keep getting smaller, replacing energy-hogging TVs and PCs while saving on raw materials

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 10, 2018

Climate Change
Climate Change

14 Amazing Things That Happened for the Planet in 2017

In 2017, it felt like the global media picked up all of the problems, and none of the solutions. To fix that, here are 14 of the best conservation stories from this year that you probably missed.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 4, 2018

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