Compare Green Mountain Energy to Bounce Energy
Trying to decide between Bounce Energy and Green Mountain? We've provided a set of comparison points that includes plans, rates, rewards, Refer-a-Friend, and more. Let us help you learn why Bounce Energy is the right choice for you!
- Customer Satisfaction: We've received top ratings from J.D. Power and Associates, Texas Electricity Ratings, and the Better Business Bureau in the past. Learn why our customers rank us so highly.
- Rewards: Earn reward like gift cards, airline miles, cash back, and so much more.
- No Unnecessary Fees: Unlike many of our competitors, there are no extra fees if you need to call or e-mail Customer Service with a question.
- Best Social Media and Technology: We make it easy for you to contact us via e-mail, chat, Facebook, Twitter, and, no matter where you are, our MyAccount platform lets you view your account information on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
Bounce Energy vs. Green Mountain Energy
Customer SatisfactionBounce Energy has been rated 5 out of 5 by Texas residents in J.D. Power.
RewardsYour choice of one of out valuable rewards programs!
Best Social MediaStay in touch with us through social media for discounts, promo codes and prizes.
Best TechnologyKeep track of your account with our industry best MyAccount portal and apps.
Refer a Friend ProgramFor each friend you refer using your unique code, you'll get a $75 off your Bounce bill.
Build Your Own Plan
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Plan Types and Charges
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Affordable Plans - Renewable and Non-Renewable
Bounce Energy understands the importance of using green energy to power your home. But we also understand that sometimes, renewable energy plans can be more expensive than their non-renewable plan alternatives. That's why we also offer non-renewable options for price-conscious customers. We offer fixed rate plans with terms of 3 months to 36 months for customers who would like to lock in a fixed rate, and month-to-month plans for customers looking for no-contract options.
As for our green energy plans, we have a 6-month fixed-rate plan, 12-month fixed rate plan, and 2 variable-rate plans. Our Organic Power plans and Smart Green use 100% renewable energy that comes from green energy sources such as wind, hydro, solar, and biomass.
Build Your Own Plan
Since we like to give you options, we even offer you the chance to "Build Your Own Energy Plan" - a first-of-its-kind service in the electricity market that allows you to make your custom green energy plan! You have the power to choose your own green plan on your own terms. You're able to customize your plan by length, green percentage, rewards, and get discounts when you choose green options like paperless billing and autopay. Click here to start building you own plan!
The High Cost of Going Green with Green Mountain Energy
Green Mountain Energy specializes in green energy plans, and that's the only type of plans they offer. Even with their green plans, you are limited to the number of plans you can choose from. Unlike Bounce Energy non-renewable plans, Green Mountain does not offer the flexibility of having many different term lengths to choose from. If you would like a fixed-rate plan from Green Mountain, you will have to settle for one that is 6 months or 12 months long. Bounce Energy also offers green plans in 6 or 12 month term lengths, as well as, variable rate green plans, plus the non-renewable options that range from 3 to 36 months in term length.
Most electricity companies charge fees for things such as late payments and an early termination fee when you cancel a contract with a provider before your term is over. On top of those fees, Green Mountain Energy charges you a convenience fee for paying your bill over the phone ($5.95) and in person ($1.50). In addition, you will also be charged a monthly Base Charge of $5.95.
With Bounce, our plans have a monthly service that is waived if you use over 2,000 kWh in a billing cycle. The fee is $2.95 if you use between 1,000-1,999 kWh in a billing cycle, $6.95 if you use between 250 - 999 kWh in a billing cycle, and $9.95 if you use between 0 - 249 kWh in a billing cycle. The exceptions are our Thrifty Saver and Organic Power Promotional plans - the $6.95 monthly service fee isn't waived for either of these plans. We also do not charge any fees to speak with Customer Service over the phone or to pay your bill.
When you choose us, we provide the Bounce Energy Promise that you will not be charge any deceptive fees and we'll work hard to keep you as a customer.
Earn Rewards When You Pay Your Electricity Bill
Green Mountain does not have any sort of rewards program for its customers at this time. At Bounce Energy we like to reward our customers for paying their bill on time. Through our various rewards programs, customers can earn rewards like movie tickets, bill credits, gift cards, American Airlines Miles, 3% Cash Back, and more.
Bounce Energy Rewards Program
Customers who sign up with any Bounce Energy plan can choose to enroll in one of our great rewards program.
With the Bounce Rewards Program, you will receive your choice of 2 movie tickets or a $50 Restaurant.com gift card after you make 6 consecutive on-time bill payments. 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.
American AAdvantage Rewards Program
Bounce Energy customers can earn American Airlines AAdvantage® miles in two different ways: customers can opt-in to the AAdvantage Rewards Program with any plan, or they receive 1,000 bonus miles by signing up with either the Bounce Energy American AAdvantage 12 or American AAdvantage 24 plan.
With either option, customers can earn 1 AAdvantage® mile per $1 that's paid on-time towards their electricity bill. You can then redeem miles for packages, car rentals, hotel stays and other retail products. Learn more about Bounce Energy's American AAdvantage Rewards.
3% Cash Back Rewards Program
This rewards program is for those customers who aren't interested in perks like movie tickets and gift cards. In this program, you'll get back 3% of the money you spend on electricity when you make 12 consecutive on-time bill payments. Active customers will receive this reward in the form of a bill credit on your 13th bill. And for our long-term customers, you will receive this 3% cash back bill credit after every set of 12 consecutive on-time bill payments you make.
Mommy Merits Rewards Program
With this rewards program, Moms can be earn rewards that the whole family will love! At 6 months, you can choose between 2 tickets to the Children's Museum, a $15 Gift Card to Chick-Fil-A, or a 1-year magazine subscription. When you make 12 consecutive on-time bill payments, you have the choice of a $75 Gift Card to either Target or Spa Finder. And with 24 consecutive on-time bill payments, you earn your choice of a family zoo membership, 4-pack of tickets to a sporting event (will vary seasonally), or 4-pack of tickets to a theme park.
Comparing Green Mountain Energy and Bounce Energy's Refer-a-Friend Programs
Both Bounce Energy and Green Mountain Energy offer great Refer-a-Friend Programs, but which comes out on top?
Green Mountain Energy
- With the Clean Community Referral Program, Green Mountain Energy will plant a tree on behalf of you and your friend when you refer them to Green Mountain as well as receive a $25 bill credit
- To redeem your bill credit will require you to mail a paper coupon to Green Mountain once your referred friend signs up.
- We remove the hassle of mailing in some coupon in order to receive your bill credit.
- You'll automatically receive a $50 bill credit within 1 to 2 billing cycles as soon as your friend pays their first Bounce Energy bill.
- Your friend will also receive a $50 bill credit once they pay their first three consecutive bills on-time.
That's double the amount of bill credits for you and your friend than if you were both to sign up for Green Mountain Energy.
Planting a tree is a great thing for the environment, but you could plant a few of your own trees with the bill credit savings you'll earn from Bounce.
We also make it easy for customers to help spread the word about Bounce with your unique Refer-A-Friend code. You just need to log into your MyAccount to see how you can tell your friends about Bounce via email, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and more.
If You're Locked In a Fixed Rate Contract with Green Mountain Energy, You Do Have Options!
If you're in a contract with Green Mountain, but you want to take advantage of our great low rates and superior rewards programs offered by Bounce Energy, try one of the 3 options below. All you'll need to know is the month in which your current contract ends, though it is also important 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 Contract Ends in Less Than 90 Days
You're able to switch to Bounce Energy once you're within 14 days of the end of your contract with Green Mountain Energy. You can schedule your electricity turn on with Bounce Energy 90 days in advance, so you can actually schedule your switch 104 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 electricity contract ends on October 14th, on July 2nd, 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 switch.View our plans and rates
Option 2: Your Contract Doesn't End Anytime Soon
If you signed up for a long term contract 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 12.3¢ per kWh and you use 1,000 kWh, you could use our tool to learn that switching to a Bounce plan would save you $306 per year. Even if you paid your current provider a termination fee of $150, you'd still be saving more than $150 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 Green Mountain Energy a termination fee to switch, we can send you information on our current rates when your Green Mountain 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.
Industry Best Account Management Tools
When you sign up for Bounce Energy, you gain access to MyAccount, our one-of-a-kind, industry-best account management tool. Not only can you pay your bills online for free, track your usage, and set up auto pay (at no charge), 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 digital bundles, energy audits, and more.
You can also download our Bounce Energy App for your smartphone and monitor your account anywhere. You can view and pay your electricity bill, manage your payment options, contact our customer support, and get energy savings tips.
Weekly Usage Emails
We also send our customers a weekly usage email. These emails can help you determine when you're using the most electricity and can offer some insight on how you can become more energy efficient just by say making sure some things are turned off before you go to work, or by adjusting your thermostat when you're not home. Green Mountain also offers their customers the chance to get weekly usage emails, but Bounce Energy offers you the ability to compare your weekly and monthly electricity usage so you can track how much energy you use and save.
Most Liked Electricity Company on Facebook
Join our ever-growing Facebook fans by "liking" the official Bounce Energy Facebook page. We're already the most "liked" electricity company on Facebook, but we're always looking for new and interesting ways to make more friends!
When you join our Facebook community, you will automatically be entered into our weekly drawing for a $25 VISA gift card. There are also chances for you to sign up for an exclusive Bounce Energy daily deal. You can also use our special Facebook promo FACEBOOK50 to get a $50 VISA gift card when you sign up for new service.
If you have any questions about Bounce, or if there is a problem with your service, don't hesitate to ask us for help on our Facebook wall so that you can receive escalated care. Also, you'll be able to find valuable information about energy efficiency, company updates and special promotions, and the latest news about the Texas electricity market.
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