Crius Energy, an independent retailer that now serves nearly one million residential and commercial customers nationwide, announced the company’s first cross-brand promotion at the beginning of this month. Designed to celebrate the company’s one-millionth customer milestone, the campaign will offer residential electricity and natural gas customers the opportunity to win prizes in a sweepstakes.
Through the Crius Charge to One Million Customers Sweepstakes, customers who enroll with the retailer before the end of January will automatically be entered for a chance to win one of over 30, $500 energy bill credits in 2017.
Winners will be selected at random in early February from across the Crius family of energy brands– among them: Cincinnati Bell Energy, Comcast Energy Rewards, FairPoint Energy, Public Power, TriEagle Energy, and Viridian Energy.
“Crius is excited to say ‘thanks a million’ to the customers who helped our company reach this significant point in our history,” said company COO Chaitu Parikh, adding, “Crius Energy has grown dramatically over the past seven years to become a publicly traded, international company, and we truly appreciate the opportunity to provide every one of our nearly one million customers with real value through innovative energy options.”
The sweepstakes is open to residents of the 16 following markets, in which Crius Energy does business: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
All randomly selected winners will receive a bill credit in the amount of $500 – which represents about half of the average annual residential energy supply bill according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration:
Note: “One million customers” refers to residential customer equivalents or RCEs. An RCE is a unit of measure used by the energy industry to denote the typical annual commodity consumption by a single-family residential customer. A single RCE represents 100 MMBtu of natural gas or 10 mWh of electricity.