Happy New Year!
No, this isn’t a case of déjà vu, and yes, we did ring in the New Year earlier this month. Here at Direct Energy, we always look for a chance to learn more about other cultures, so we felt that celebrating Chinese New Year is the perfect opportunity. And since it gives you the chance to receive a great gift – a $50 Visa Gift Card – we figured you’d love to learn along with us.
In terms of the history of the event:
“Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated on the first day of the year of the Chinese calendar. … Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the “Lunar New Year.” … Chinese New Year is considered a major holiday for the Chinese and has had influence on the lunar new year celebrations of its geographic neighbors. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly cleanse the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for good incoming luck. … Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes.”
You see the last part of that description? The part about the money? We figured you were paying attention. As we ring in the Year of the Horse together, Direct Energy will happily give you money if you sign up as a new customer with us. Available only to customers in Texas, anyone who places a service order for a Price Advantage 12 or Price Advantage 24 plan between January 31st and February 10th will be sent a $50 Visa Gift Card within 6-8 weeks after your service with us becomes active.
You read that correctly. Simply by celebrating the Chinese lunar new year with us, you’ll receive the good fortune of a $50 Visa Gift Card, a fixed energy charge that won’t change for the life of your contract term, and quality customer service for all your Texas electricity needs.
Happy Chinese New Year from Direct Energy!