Bounce Energy vs. TXU EnergyGet an Apples to Apples Comparison of Bounce Energy & TXU Energy
Deciding between Bounce Energy and TXU Energy? We've provided a set of comparison points below, including plans, rates, rewards, refer-a-friend, etc. Find out why Bounce Energy is the right choice.
|plan type||TXU Energy||annual savings*|
|fixed rate plans|
12 Month FixedLocked in Rate for 12 Bills
|TXU Energy Saver's Edge 12 |
|$234thats a savings of13%||Want Terrific 12?Continue learn moreEFL|
12 Month Green FixedLocked in Rate for 12 Bills from 100% Renewable Energy
|Organic Power Fixed 12|
|TXU Energy Texas Choice 12 with 100% Wind |
|$468thats a savings of21%||Want Organic Power Fixed 12?Continue learn moreEFL|
24 Month FixedLocked in Rate for 24 Bills
TXU Energy does not make this plan type available to customers
|Want Tremendous 24?Continue learn moreEFL|
Electricity + Satellite BundleLocked in rate for 24 Bills + DIRECTV Service
|Bounce 24 + DIRECTV Bundle|
TXU Energy does not make this plan type available to customers
|Want Bounce 24 + DIRECTV Bundle?Continue learn moreEFL|
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Plan Types and Charges
Locked in a TXU Contract?
A Variety of Plans to Fit Your Needs
We know not everyone's situation is the same, so we want to provide you with numerous plans from which to choose. Even though you can lock in your rate, we know that not everyone wants to enter into a binding contract with their electricity company for 12 or 24 months (and some do!). With Bounce Energy, you have a choice. You can lock in a low rate and not worry about it as for as long as 24 months or as short as 3 months. We even provide you the flexibility of selecting any of our month-to-month plans so you can take advantage of falling prices and then lock in when they start to go up. Whatever plan you feel comfortable choosing, we have a selection that fits your needs.
Limited Selection of Plans by TXU Energy
TXU doesn't offer fixed rate plans shorter than 4 months. If you wanted to lock in a rate for a trial period (like through the cold months of winter or the hot days of summer), you won't find a 3 month plan to cover those months.
What about indexed plans? Even though TXU's advertising states they don't offer variable rate plans, that does't mean they don't have month-to-month plans. Indexed plans can be month-to-month contracts with prices that may vary based on the price of natural gas or other factors. They call variable rate plans "vari-a-bull" because TXU wants Texans to believe variable rate plans are dangerous. Customers should not be fooled - if the price of natural gas goes up, so will your TXU energy rate if you're on an indexed plan tied to the price of natural gas.
TXU Energy charges a $5.95 "base charge" for the plans listed above on top of your electric bill, regardless of usage. Bounce Energy charges $6.95, but ONLY when your usage is less than 2,000 kWh per month.
Bounce Energy Loyalty Rewards
While only a select number of TXU energy plans have a cash back option (see below), customers who sign up with any Bounce Energy plan can choose to enroll in the Bounce Energy Rewards Program or the American AAdvantage Rewards Program. Through the Bounce Rewards Program you will receive your choice of 2 movie tickets or a $50 Restaurant.com gift card after 6 months of paying on-time. At the 12 month mark, you will receive you choice of $50 in bill credits or a $50 VISA gift card. And after your 24th month, you will receive a free month of electricity. And let's top that all off with our Platinum Customer Program, where you earn 3% off each bill when you have been a customer for 30 months and paid on-time. Our rewards program is valued at more than $200 and could be much more if you remain a platinum member.
TXU 3% Cash Back
While TXU Energy's rewards program features a 3%, 4%, and 5% cash back bonus, the true value is less than it seems. Let's say you stayed a TXU customer for the entire 3 years it takes to get 5% cash back 2 and that your average electricity bill (minus taxes and fees) was $125, so annually you're paying around $1500. During year one you'll get $45, year two $60, and year three $75 for a total of $180 in rewards in the form of a prepaid gift card. Now while this might seem like a good deal, you're pretty much paying for your own rewards due to the higher rates for these plans. Unlike TXU, with Bounce Energy you can select our 3% Cash Back Rewards program and earn cash back for any plan you select. This way you will receive more than that in added savings with a lower rate.
Earning Airline Miles
Bounce Energy customers can earn American Airlines AAdvantage® miles. Bounce Energy customers have two ways to earn these rewards. Customers can opt-in to the AAdvantage Rewards Program or receive 1,000 bonus miles when they sign up with one of Bounce Energy's American AAdvantage plans. With both options, customers can earn 1 AAdvantage® mile per $1 that's paid towards their electricity bill. They can redeem their miles for packages, car rentals, hotel stays and other retail products. Learn more about Bounce Energy's American AAdvantage Rewards.
Refer-a-Friend Program Comparison
While both Bounce Energy and TXU Energy have a Refer-a-Friend program, there are a few differences. Both electricity companies allow you and your friend to each earn a $50 bill credit but the major difference is that TXU caps the amount of friends you can refer to 10 friends. If you remain a TXU customer, you can only earn $500 per year in refer-a-friend bill credits. Bounce Energy allows you to refer and unlimited number of friends, giving you the ability to accrue an unlimited amount of bill credits. Refer enough friends and you may never have to pay for electricity again. Also, TXU only provides you with the ability to email your friends to tell them about their services, Bounce Energy provides the functionality to post your messages to your Facebook wall and to your Twitter following as well as providing your own Refer-a-Friend cards to hand out.Learn more about Bounce's Refer-a-Friend Program
If You're Locked In a Fixed Rate Contract, You Do Have Options!
If you're in a contract with TXU Energy and wondering what you can do to take advantage of our great low rates and superior rewards program, try one of the options below. All you'll need to know is the month in which your TXU contract ends (it might also help to know the amount of your contract termination fee). Whether your contract ends in 30 days or 2 years from now, there's a way to switch.
Option 1: Your TXU Contract Ends in Less Than 45 Days
You're able to switch to Bounce Energy once you're within 14 days of the end of your contract with TXU. You can schedule your electricity turn on with Bounce Energy 30 days in advance, so you can actually schedule your switch 44 days in advance of the end of your contract. Just make sure to select a date within the last 14 days of your contract.
For example, if your TXU contract ends on October 14th, on September 1st, you can place your order with us and schedule it for anytime after October 1st. If you're ready, just pick your new plan and schedule your turn-on.View our plans and rates
Option 2: Your Electricity Contract Doesn't End Anytime Soon
If you signed up for a long term contracts and the only way to get out of the contract is by paying a termination fee, you can use our Savings Tools to calculate the "value of switching". This tool can help you determine whether you should pay that termination fee.
For example, if your current rate with your current provider is 12.9Â¢ per kWh and you use 1,000 KWs, you could use our tool to learn that switching to a Bounce plan would save you $486 per year. Even if you paid your current provider a termination fee of $150, you'd still be saving $200 or more during the course of the 1st year.*Calculate Your Savings
Option 3: Get a Bounce Energy Rate Alert:
If you're not ready to pay TXU a termination fee to switch, we can send you information on our current rates when your TXU contract ends. We'll be right here to assist you when you're ready to switch.
*This example is used to illustrate the potential savings and how to calculate potential savings. It is not intended to show what your actual current rate may be. Your actual rate may be found on your current electricity bill.
Simple and Easy Account Management
When you sign up for Bounce Energy, you're also getting access to our one-of-a-kind, industry best account management tool, MyAccount. Not only can you pay your bills online for free, track your usage, and set up auto bill pay (at no charge), but you can also transfer your service to a new address, switch to paperless billing, track your rewards and promotions, switch your plan, and shop for great deals on high speed internet, digital television, energy audits and more.Learn more about Bounce's MyAccount
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Join Bounce Energy's Facebook fans by "liking" the official Bounce Energy Facebook page. When you join our Facebook community, you will automatically be entered into our weekly drawing for a $15 bill credit. There are also chances for you to sign up for an exclusive Bounce Energy daily deal. If you have any questions or a problem, don't hesitate to ask on our Facebook wall where you will receive escalated care. Also find valuable information about energy efficiency, company updates and special promotions, and the latest news about the Texas electricity market.
Help spread the word about Bounce Energy by joining our Ambassador Program. By Connecting your Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, or LinkedIn with Bounce Energy, you can become a Bounce Ambassador. You can easily publish Bounce Energy content to your social networks. In doing so, you will be entered to win a $100 bill credit every month through our random drawing.