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 $387 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.

We’re in the endgame now.

Or, rather, America is just a few short weeks away from the release of Avengers: Endgame, in which they will once again take on the Mad Titan Thanos. Last time we saw Thanos, he did to the universe what we do for Texans’ energy bills (i.e. cutting it down to size), drawing the ire of the Avengers (and the support of one subreddit) in the process.

In the last movie, Avengers: Infinity War, the Avengers were unable to stop Thanos. The one fatal flaw of their plan, though: they didn’t call us.

You heard it here first, folks, we weren’t invited to the last session of Avenger-ing. Neither were Hawkeye, Valykrie or Ant Man, so at least we weren’t the only ones. Still, had they called us, we’re sure Thanos wouldn’t be hanging out on his farm right now.

“But you’re just an energy company,” you may be saying, “how could you stand a chance against that giant purple guy?”

Here’s how: we’d actually reason with Thanos.

Anyone who follows us on social media knows that we’re lovers, not fighters. We’re not saying we’d beat Thanos into submission through sheer force (after all, dude went toe-to-toe with the Hulk and walked away unscathed) – but we could reason with him!

See, Thanos’ motivation (in the movie, not the comics) was that the galaxy’s resources were being depleted by a rising population, destroying planets and causing starvation. Hey, he’s not wrong! Climate change is a real thing, and we’re doing our best to fight it, too. We’re just going about our fight differently.

Thanos is clearly a glass half-empty guy – or more accurately, a universe-half-empty guy – so his solution was a bit, uh, out there. Of course destroying half the universe will lead to less energy consumption, pollution and waste. That’s common sense.

With respect to drastically cutting carbon emissions and pollution we’re on the same page as Thanos here. But there’s an easier way to do this that still allows Texans to enjoy Whataburger while also saving the galaxy.

Dude, there’s an easier way.

The Infinity Stones have, well, infinite power (more on that later!), so that got us thinking of a few less murder-y solutions to Thanos’ problem. And each of them only really requires one of the stones!

  1. Power Stone: Hey, it’s a source of completely sustainable, renewable energy. Maybe try using it for that? Here on Earth, at least, we could use it to power our entire electrical grid, instead of burning coal!
  2. Space Stone: This seems really useful, too! Instead of dumping dirty energy waste into our rivers and streams or using landfills for other waste, we could teleport it to a planet that doesn’t support life, right? That’d free up a ton of space!
  3. Mind Stone: Maybe our personal favorite solution: use the mind stone on greedy energy executives who stand in the way of climate change solutions! The mind stone convinced Hawkeye to turn on the Avengers back in the first movie, so we could definitely use it to convince the people at the top to invest in renewable and sustainable energy!
  4. Reality Stone: The easiest solution actually involves the reality stone! It allows the wielder to manipulate matter, so… we could just turn any pollution into fertile farmland. Or to undo deforestation (so… reforestation?) or bring back extinct species (except the velociraptors… wait that’s a different movie)!
  5. Time Stone: Oh, yeah, the time stone exists! Could just use that to reverse the effects of all pollution and climate change. Seems like a no-brainer.
  6. Soul Stone: We’re not sure what the soul stone does in the movies. It looks cool, though! So maybe Thanos can just make it into a necklace or something.

That’s a plan that not even Star Lord could screw up. Instead of snapping his fingers to eliminate half of the life in the universe, Thanos could use it to address all the causes of climate change. Thanos instantly becomes a hero, and doesn’t have to worry about the Avengers, well, avenging themselves.

Speaking of things that are as easy as snapping your fingers… it’s time for some humble bragging. Switching to Pogo Energy is easy – it takes less than a minute! – and even if you can’t suit up next to Captain America, you can take solace in knowing that you’re saving the world by supporting 100% clean energy. That may not make you an Avenger, but it does make you a superhero.

And the best part? You don’t even have to get off your couch! While Captain America is out there doing bicep curls with Toyota Corollas, you can just hang out, track you energy usage every day and save money.

Yeahhhh can’t help you with that, Cap

Using clean energy on its own probably makes you a more useful Avenger than Hawkeye. And War Machine’s environmental impact can’t be good (we should talk with him about that).

Groot, on the other hand, is perpetually cool with us.

We are Groot. We are Pogo Energy. Come save the world with us.