A Sweepstakes for Smart Tech that Can Help You Save Energy & Money

There are only four days left to enter a sweepstakes for smart gadgets that can help you improve your home or business’s energy efficiency and lower your utility bill.

It takes less than a minute to enter your name and email address to participate in our Marketplace Sweepstakes, which will give away more than $2,500 worth of connected devices provided by manufacturers. Prizes include more than a dozen items, such as smart thermostats, light bulb combo packs, advanced power strips and smart switches.

The drawing is open to all residential and business customers served by SDG&E in San Diego and southern Orange counties. Simply visit the SDG&E Marketplace and submit your information by midnight Friday, Sept. 14. The drawing will be held on Monday, Sept. 17, so hurry up and enter.

Prizes That Make Managing Energy Use a Snap

  • Grand Prizes - Four (4) drawings for an Ecobee4 Thermostat and Ecobee Switch+
  • Two (2) drawings for an Ecobee4 Thermostat
  • Two (2) drawings for an Ecobee3 Lite Thermostat
  • One (1) drawing for a Feit LED Bulbs Combo Pack (8 Bulbs)
  • One (1) drawing for an OptoLight Smart Bulbs Combo Pack (8 Bulbs)
  • One (1) drawing for an Feit Light Combo Pack that includes four (4) LED Bulbs and six (6) Multi Color LED Night Light Bulb
  • Four (4) drawings for an Embertec Advanced Power Strip

These gadgets allow users to easily control their energy use through smart phone applications or smart speakers. For example, if your device is connected to a smart speaker, you can use voice commands to turn it on or off.

With a smart thermostat like the ecobee4, users can remotely turn down the A/C during the day while they are at work and turn it back up before they get home – all through an app on their phone.

Advanced power strips cut off the flow of electrons to electronics that are not in use, therefore eliminating standby power, also known as vampire draw or phantom power. One study has shown that standby power accounts for 23 percent of an average household’s power consumption and represents roughly about a quarter of its electricity bill.

SDG&E Marketplace: One-Stop Shop to Compare Product Prices and Energy Efficiency Ratings

SDG&E Marketplace is a one-stop shop that allows you to quickly and easily comparison shop for energy-saving products offered by all major retailers. Through this web portal, you can compare energy-efficiency ratings, product ratings and prices across stores in the region. You can also check a product’s eligibility for rebates. And once you have purchased an energy-efficient product, it’s easy to submit your rebate claim and get it processed through Marketplace.

It’s not just typical household appliances, such as washing machines, clothes dryers and refrigerators that are featured on this web portal for comparisons. We have expanded the categories of featured items to include sound bars, tablets, televisions, monitors, game consoles, air purifiers and much more.

So next time when you are shopping around for an electronics product, come to Marketplace to do your research. To get the best deal, you can sign up for email price alerts for your favorite products.