Warp Drive

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

OhmConnect

OhmConnect pays residents for conserving electricity during peak hours. I did a trial run last night between 8 PM and 9 PM and added $15.50 in PayPal funds ($10 for signing up and $5.50 for the saved hour). Turning off non-essentials gives me some time to clear my head.

Based on my time with this, the way this works is OhmConnect connects with your electric provider online (i.e. SoCal Edison/SCE.com). Users are notified of an upcoming hour (#OhmHour) typically forecast to be straining on the electric grid. When you do your part to save energy during this hour, you earn points that can be redeemed for cash. The higher the forecast, the more potential cash. If there's a downside, it is possible to have negative points if you overshoot a forecast. It might make it trickier to earn points, but you're still saving on your electric bill for trying.

OhmConnect

Thursday, October 5, 2017

PrizeRebel

Giving this PrizeRebel thing a try to make some extra cash on the side. So far, it's a bit slow going, but it recommended inviting friends for a 20% bonus on every completed survey by friends and family. Will see how this one goes or maybe try something else in my spare time. FYI, I tried to share this with Steam friends via activity feed, but it removed the link outright from the post.

PrizeRebel