The Direct Energy Buzz – August 19 Edition

Happy Friday! To those of you who have been snoozing through the dog days of summer, here’s what you missed on our Facebook and Twitter accounts this week.

On Monday, we reminded everyone that back-to-school shopping should be on the mind. We provided a link to some trendy items kids will be wanting to stock up on to impress their classmate and teachers on the big first day!  Don’t live in Texas? We suggest making a road trip for the weekend to enjoy Tax Free Weekend! It’s the perfect excuse to load up on all your back-to-school needs (and a few things you didn’t even know you needed).

While in Texas, consider joining Direct Energy’s Hula Hoop Houston on August 28th  at Discovery Green from 9-12 a.m.! We aim to raise $250,000 and set a Guinness World Record while we’re at it!  All funds raised will benefit those strangers and friends living with a disability that receive free services from Easter Seals Greater Houston. Hopefully we can get 3,100 eager hula-hoopers out there for a good cause!

Another way to do your part in Texas is via our Direct Energy Neighbor-to-Neighbor bill assistance program. With this high heat, many people are having trouble managing their electric bills and we are donating $600,000 to the program this year. Customers can also help out by checking the “bill assistance” box on their monthly bill!

Tuesday we provided you with some handy energy-efficient tips. For everyone escaping the heat (or at least enjoying it someplace tropical) we came up with 42 hints to reduce your energy usage. In need of some more advice? Check out our article about saving energy in the laundry room. The average American does more than 7 loads of laundry a week…that’s over 400 loads of laundry a year! So if you aren’t interested in wearing the same thing every day for a month to save some cash, try these ideas out for size!

To wrap up our week, we encourage you to join our LinkedIn page! If it’s the economy’s drought that also has you burned up with fury, we post enticing job opportunities all the time.

Our final reminder- if you still haven’t entered our Back-to-School sweepstake yet you still have THREE chances left to win either a sleek MacBook Pro or a $500 American Express gift card. What are you waiting for?

Have a great weekend!