Commitment is a funny thing. A bad breakup can leave you wanting to give the finger to your ex. Especially if that ex happens to be your energy company.
Sure, some people want commitment more than anything (looking at you, Luke P. from The Bachelorette…) but for most people nowadays, it’s something that’s a bit scary. We get that! Still, whether you’re terrified of commitment or a Stage 5 clinger, we’ve got something for you.
That’s more than other Texas energy companies can say – between long-term contracts, cancellation fees and misleading marketing, they do everything they can to force commitment. If we had to draw a parallel to The Bachelorette – and, to be clear, we definitely don’t have to – they’d be up there with Luke P and Cam.
Sure, Cam and Luke P. both look fine on the surface, but if you had to commit to them long-term before even seeing all those red flags, how miserable would you be after even just a month? Once you get past the looks (which can be misleading!), you’ll discover hidden fees and shady business practices. Talk about baggage!
That’s why we’re more than happy to start things out casual. Load up your account with just $20 – no startup fees, no strings attached! – and you’re off and running with prepaid energy. Just take 60 seconds to sign up online, make your first charge up and boom, we’re hooking up…
…your electricity on the same day. Get your mind out of the gutter!
Either way, we’re fine starting this thing off real casual. Don’t like us? No hard feelings – we’ll never charge a cancellation fee. Good luck finding a better energy company – spoiler: you won’t – we’re not going to try to force a connection that’s not there. You’re more than welcome to come back, though!
We’ve had plenty of customers go from casual fling to a soulmate-level relationship, too. We have hundreds of customer reviews and our *average* is five stars. Do you think anyone’s giving Cam five stars?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Let’s get this out of the way: we won’t spoil anything from Season 8 in this post. You’re safe!
Jon Snow’s full title is a mouthful. First of his name, the White Wolf, the 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, King Crow, the Prince who was Promised, King of the Andals and the First Men, the Undying, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and protector of the Realm.
Okay, so Winterfell isn’t exactly on the Texas power grid. Heck, none of Westeros (or Essos!) even has electricity to begin with. So what? George R. R. Martin hasn’t finished the series yet, so as far as we’re concerned, the whole thing could be happening somewhere in West Texas. It’s a big state! But we digress.
Jon Snow is everything we love about our customers. Here’s why:
He’s trying to save the world from an apocalyptic climate threat
Given the spoiler free-ness of this blog, the last time we saw Jon Snow, he was uniting forces with Daenerys Targaryen and asking Cersei Lannister for help defeating the Night King’s army of undead. Winter is coming, after all!
But let’s roll back the tape. His quest boils down to this:
There’s an imminent apocalyptic climate threat
…that seemingly can’t be stopped
…and that his world isn’t prepared to fix
…and the people in power (in this case, Cersei) don’t believe the gravity of the threat
…and those same people refuse to do anything about it
Sound familiar? Here at Pogo, we’re dedicated to combating climate change by providing 100% renewable energy. Climate change isn’t a matter of belief – just like how the Night King is coming whether or not Cersei believes that he exists – and like Jon Snow, we’re trying to actually do something about it.
But it’s not just about convincing the people in power to do something about it – Jon is doing what any good millennial (granted he’s from a different millennium entirely) would, and recruiting all of his friends to help fight this threat as well. Way to go, Jon!
He’s really just an overworked millennial
Jon Snow never asked for any of this.
He was never seen as a true Stark by his family, nor did he want to lead the Night’s Watch or become the King in the North. Back in Season 1, he just wanted to go serve on the wall and find some purpose in a life that had been unfair to him. A few years later, he’s basically working five different jobs!
Another key millennial trait that Jon Snow has in spades: he’ll be friends with anyone, regardless of social class. His best friends are Samwell Tarly, who is the only nerd in all of Westeros (hey, nerd culture is mainstream now, Sam would love 2019!) and Tormund Giantsbane, one of our favorite Free Folk who isn’t even from Westeros and wasn’t welcome south of the wall until Jon Snow brokered a peace between their people.
Jon Snow is here to break down cultural barriers and shatter societal prejudices ingrained by previous generations, baby!
And let’s not forget about that killer beard/man-bun combo. Jon Snow, like modern-day millennials, doesn’t bend the knee to the razor industry in order to conform to society’s definition of professionalism. Nope, he’s letting his relentless effort and accomplishments speak for themselves.
Remember how shocked Jon Snow was when Olly and Ser Allister both started stabbing him at Castle Black? Well, that’s exactly how many Texans feel when getting their bills after being promised free nights and weekends. That, and many other plans out there, are scams in disguise. Nobody likes B.S.! Are we comparing our competitors to everyone’s least favorite character (Olly) in the entire show? You bet we are.
Speaking of scams, there’s a so-called “free pass” plan out there that’s anything but free. Turns out the actual rate is 14.5¢/kWh. That’s… well, let’s just say we’re not lighting up over it like Tormund does when Brienne walks into the room.
That’s a rate that very few can afford – even the Lannisters might not be able to pay that debt – but rolling with us means you’d pay as little as 6.7¢/kWh. Translation: switching to Pogo is like taking a big ol’ swing of Heartsbane and slicing your energy bill in half.
Remember, Ned Stark always said that the one who passes the sentence should swing the sword. That’s why we put our customers in charge – all that’s left to do is switch to us, and you can swing that sword at our industry’s Bill Shock model. Rather than waiting until the end of the month – just like Jon Snow waiting for – to see what the damage is, our pay-as-you-go system puts the customers in charge, and we’ll never resort to hidden fees just to make a profit. Other energy companies want to keep you in the dark until the time comes to pay the bill, but we send out daily text alerts to let you know exactly how much you’re using.
Bonus: He is the true heir to the throne of Westeros
We like to treat our customers like royalty – doing things like Pogo Rewards and not requiring a deposit to start – but let’s be honest here, having an actual king as a customer would be pretty cool.
Besides, he’ll need all of the help and resources he can get in his fight against the Night King and/or Cersei. With Pogo, he could save $387 per year (if he had energy bills to pay, at least), which probably buys plenty of Valyrian Steel and Dragonglass.
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.
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.
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.
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?