Energy Perks

Through SMECO’s Energy Perks pilot program, select SMECO members can collect points and redeem them for valuable perks. The more activities you do, the more points you earn. Members can earn more than $500 worth of perks! Plus, this EmPOWER Maryland program helps you save energy at home—and reduced energy use is a perk that benefits the Southern Maryland community.

How it Works

  • Earn Points: Complete SMECO member activities each month
  • Get Rewards: Redeem points for SMECO Online Store coupons, bill credits or charity donations
  • Save energy and money: Improve your home and help your community reach its EmPOWER Maryland goals

Benefits

The more actions you take, the more impact you’ll make.
Each month, we’ll send an email with new ways to earn points and save energy. Activities are worth between 5-100 points. Points add up fast with quizzes, games, and other activities. It’s easy!

For every 20 points earned, you’ll have a chance to redeem rewards.
Get a coupon for $20 off your SMECO Online Store purchase, a $10 SMECO electric bill credit, or a $10 charity donation. Earn more than $500 worth of perks in the pilot program.

You can save up points for larger rewards.
Any points you earn can be “banked” until you are ready to redeem them for rewards. Points won’t expire until the end of the pilot program in 2023.

Get bonus points for participating in SMECO energy efficiency programs.
You could earn an additional 15 to 100 points for each program you participate in.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Energy Perks?

SMECO’s Energy Perks program is a limited-time pilot that rewards active members for taking advantage of SMECO services and learning about how to manage energy use at home. Reducing energy use helps members save money, increases sustainability, and benefits the SMECO community.

How does SMECO’s Energy Perks program work?

Select members will receive an email or mail invitation to participate. No sign up is necessary! Select members will receive monthly emails from EnergyPerks@smeco.coop with actions they can complete to earn points. As members accrue points, they become eligible to redeem perks. Members can earn over $500 worth of perks.

20 points = your choice of a $20 SMECO Online Store coupon, a $10 SMECO bill credit, or a $10 charitable donation.

What are the benefits of participating?

SMECO’s Energy Perks provide a fun, easy way for members to earn perks like bill credits and coupons, or charity donations that benefit our community. Plus, members can also make changes that save energy and money at home. Reducing energy waste increases sustainability and benefits the SMECO community.

How do I sign up?

No sign up is necessary! If you received an invitation via email or mail, you are automatically registered to participate. Look for emails from EnergyPerks@smeco.coop to start earning points!

What types of activities can I do to earn Energy Perks points?

For participating members, activities include registering for SMECO’s Account Manager, creating an energy-saving plan, answering a quiz or poll, or participating in SMECO’s energy efficiency programs. Many activities may be ones you’re already doing, but now you get extra perks for doing them! The program will unlock new ways to earn points each month, so be sure to check your inbox at least once per month for additional ways to earn. You can also check your Perks Portal to see all available activities.

How do I access the Perks Portal?

Check your recent monthly email statement to find your unique link to your Perks Portal. We suggest you add the link to your browser favorites so you can access the Portal easily without going back to the email. If you can't find the link to your Perks Portal, please email SMECO Energy Perks.

How much will I earn for completing the activities?

Members can earn between 5 and 100 points for each activity. The more activities you complete, the more points you earn. Members can earn over $500 worth of perks. Points values will be displayed in monthly email statements sent to participants. Limited-time offers to earn extra points on activities may also be sent to your email.

After I complete an activity, when will I receive my points?

Your participation in the activities will be tracked by program administrators. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing, however it may only take one week to process in some cases. You can check your Perks Portal at any time to see your points balance. Participating members will receive an email statement each month showing their points balance. Email SMECO Energy Perks with any concerns.

How can I find my points balance and ways to earn?

To see your points balance, check your monthly email statement from EnergyPerks@smeco.coop. New activities will be sent each month for ways to earn more points. Your monthly email statement will also include your unique link to your Perks Portal, where your points balance (earnings and redemptions) will be shown, as well as activities to earn more points.

How do I redeem the points I’ve earned?

Redeem your points in the Perks Portal by clicking the link in any email from the program. When you have earned 20 points or more, you can redeem them for a coupon to SMECO’s Online Store, a SMECO bill credit, or a donation to SMECO’s Members Helping Members campaign–the choice is yours. Points are worth double if you redeem them for an Online Store coupon!

Do I need to redeem all my points at once?

Members must have a minimum of 20 points to redeem them on the Perks Portal. You can redeem any points value available at the time of your rewards selection or continue to bank any points left over to keep earning for additional perks.

What type of perks can I receive?

You can redeem points for a variety of rewards, including coupons for the SMECO Online Store, energy bill credits, and contributions toward SMECO’s Members Helping Members campaign. Stay tuned for more perks!

When do my points expire?

Points will expire at the end of the SMECO Energy Perks Pilot Program in 2023 or as program funding allows.

I completed a redemption order on the Perks Portal. What’s next?

If you selected an online coupon, your coupon will arrive in an email within 2 to 3 days after completing your order. If you selected a bill credit, you should see the credit appear in 1 to 2 bill cycles. If you selected a donation, your donation will be automatically processed, and you’ll receive a confirmation within 2 to 3 days. Please email SMECO Energy Perks with any concerns.

Still Have Questions?

Email SMECO Energy Perks or call (877) 818-4094.

Energy Perks Terms and Conditions (PDF)