Hello Texans, welcome back to moving season: the busiest (and most stressful) time of the year. It’s estimated that 80% of all renters move between April and September, with June and July being the most popular months.

In Texas, that means sweat-drenched afternoons under the sun, trying to carry your old couch up a set of stairs into your new apartment. Here at Pogo Energy, we think you deserve some kind of reward for all of that effort, but we know that just getting all of your stuff into your new place is just the beginning.

Don’t forget to pivot!

You’ve probably heard all kinds of moving tips over the years – making a checklist, lifting with your knees, etc. – but here’s one you probably haven’t heard just yet: you should make the switch to prepaid energy once you get to your new place

Think about it, how much time did you actually spend in your new apartment before signing the rental agreement? Do you know how much energy you’re going to end up using in those first few months? Are the windows leaky? What temperature is your new fridge set to? Does your unit have energy efficient lights or plugs?

What it feels like to estimate your energy bill before even moving.

Not knowing those answers could cost you hundreds of dollars if you sign yourself into a long-term contract with one of the big guys. Between misleading offers, high rates and hidden fees, you’ll have no clue why your energy bill ends up being way higher than expected – or if you’re using more energy than you should be.

If you end up wanting to give your old energy company the finger on the way out, well, we wouldn’t blame you. In fact, we’ll help you do it.

No, not *that* finger.

With prepaid energy – when it’s done right, at least – you’ll know exactly how much you’re spending on your electricity as you’re spending it, and you’ll be able to adjust your usage on the fly. That extra money in your pocket can help you recoup whatever moving fees you racked up – or, if you guilted all of your friends into helping you move (looking at you, Steve), you can treat them to some Whataburger and know you’re not breaking the bank. Our customers save about $254 per year, and that’ll buy you quite a few honey butter chicken biscuits! And making the switch only requires about a minute of your time.

If David Schwimmer can do it, you can do it too.

It’s that easy: you sign up, you load up $20 or more and you get the power turned on the same day. And your first three days are free!

It literally takes less time than unpacking a box or setting up your Playstation or figuring out how to start your #MovingDay Instagram Story. Plus you get the peace of mind knowing that you’re dealing with a company that *averages* five star reviews. Our customers love us, how many other Texas energy companies can say that?

The other guys make you pay a deposit and/or a setup fee, and would charge you a crazy cancellation fee if you decided to switch after signing up. Why do that when you just paid to move all of your stuff plus paid your first month’s rent AND a new security deposit? Instead, just load up $20 into your account, and that $20 goes right to work for you – after those three free days, of course. Sure, prepaid means paying as you go, but it ends up saving you a bundle in the long run.

Not only do you get the satisfaction of knowing you’re not paying too much, but you’ll get to feel good about not giving any money at all to a company that couldn’t care less about you. The other guys *want* you to not find out about the leaky windows or inefficient lights that drive up your energy costs. Not us! We send you daily text alerts so you know exactly how much energy you’re using every day – and our blog has plenty of great tips for cutting that number down to save even more money. And then we reward you for saving money by giving you Pogo Rewards each and every month – which you can use to get things like discounts, food and more. So really, you’re doubling up on savings. Savings-ception!

That extra cash sure comes in handy when you’re moving, right? And you can also feel good about the money you *are* paying with us, since you’re also getting 100% clean energy. And you’re getting some of that money back through Pogo Rewards, too! Saving money and saving the world at the same time sure feels good, right?

You’re about to upgrade your living space, why not upgrade your energy provider as well? And when moving day finally comes, and you’ll feel just a little bit better when you carry that old dresser up six flights of stairs.

Ugh, prepaid electricity, right?

Why would anyone want to know how much energy they’re actually using before they have to pay for it? It’s so much more fun to sit back, crank up the heat in your home and roll the dice to see just how much bill shock you can absorb this month.

That mindset is crazy, right? Well, odds are it’s exactly what you’ve been doing. Yeah, yeah, we know, prepaid electricity isn’t for you because prepaid energy companies suck. We’ve all heard about their their sky-high prices, hidden fees and dishonest rates. You’re wise to distrust them. They’ve earned it!

However, when done right, pay as you go power (aka prepaid electricity) can really rock! Despite what you’ve been conditioned to think, you can have cheap electricity, that’s 100% clean with no deposit, long-term contracts or hidden fees.

At Pogo Energy, we think it’s high time to kill an antiquated industry, and we believe there’s only one group we can call to help – or, in this case, send an Instagram DM to – millennials.

Millennials Love Prepaid Electricity

Millennials killed [blank] is the new Florida Man – you’re in charge of a fill-in-the-blank, choose-your-own adventure where the outcomes are equally unpredictable and hilarious. Napkins? See ya, we’re just using paper towels now. Applebee’s? Let’s find a local hole-in-the-wall instead. Extravagant diamond engagement rings? No thank you, we have student loans to pay off.

Headlines about millennials’ impact on now-antiquated industries read like obituaries, and each one leaves an impression that they’re acting as some sort of economic Thanos, stopping at nothing to destroy ridiculous and antiquated marketplaces.

Well, millennials, we’re here to help you find the rest of the Infinity Stones – so long as you put those greedy energy companies at the top of your list for the next ones to go.  

Those “Millennials kill traditional power companies” headlines are long overdue, but we’ve been brainwashed into thinking there’s only one way to get electricity: their way. It’s time to fight back, and the best battleground is the great state of Texas where deregulated energy has given you the ability to take control. Novel concepts like affordable energy, no BS (bill shock), treating customers right and transparency are finally within reach here in Texas.

When’s the last time you heard of an energy company treating someone right? (Pogo Energy notwithstanding, with our 4.9+ star reviews!) And at Pogo we’re committed to doing more than just treating our customers right, we treat our planet right, too, with 100% clean energy at no additional cost to you. According to Rice university researchers, Texas is one of the few places in the entire world(!) with enough wind and sun to sustainably power its entire grid. We want to be at the forefront of that, whereas the traditional energy giants (and the dishonest prepaid power companies, too) don’t – or if they do offer clean energy, they charge you a premium for helping to save the world.

That’s not right – and it shouldn’t be the norm. Millennials haven’t just been killing antiquated industries – they’ve been sending a message that confusing, unfair or exploitative business models aren’t going to be around much longer. Energy in Texas should be the next thing on the millennial hit list.

When done right, pay-as-you-go electricity (please don’t call us prepaid) is perfect for taking control away from the giant energy companies and giving it back to the people. For example, we send daily alerts and don’t have any hidden fees, so you always know what your bill is going to look like, and you have the power to come in under your budget by adjusting your energy habits before it’s too late.

Millennials’ spending power has become a threat to companies that don’t wish to adapt and treat their customers with respect – and our goal is to provide that in an industry that’s long been devoid of fairness.

Snap Out of It and Get Prepaid Electricity

It’s time to snap out of it! Ditch that preconceived notion of prepaid electricity and try Pogo. You’ll get transparency, a fair deal, excellent service and the satisfaction of knowing that your money isn’t propping up long-time CEOs of an antiquated and exploitative industry. If you, your friends, and your friends’ friends all snap out of it, well, those exploitative energy giants will feel a different kind of snap.

Thanos Snapping Fingers

Added bonus: if you enroll now, we’ll throw in your first three days of electricity free, so there’s absolutely zero risk.

Long-term? On a bigger scale, with your help, we plan to reshape Texas and ensure that all energy companies – prepaid electricity or not – start acting ethically and sustainably. We could even blaze a trail to a sustainable grid – using Texas’s ample wind and solar potential.

But even if we don’t quite get there this year, we’re at least down to meet our millennial friends for lunch at some place that isn’t a soulless corporate chain with microwaved appetizers. Who’s up for some street tacos?

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