I've updated this post from 2010 to include the correct link and new information!
Duke Energy is giving their customers 15 free CFL lightbulbs, which is nice for Duke Energy customers and irritating for everyone else like me. I tested my luck and called my power company asking where I could pick up free light bulbs. They laughed and made a counter proposal of “pay your bill by tonight or we're shutting off your power.” That's not the type of freebie I was looking for!
In order to claim your free bulbs, “eligible customers can order online or by telephone. For online ordering, go to your Online Services page and visit the “My Products and Services” section. To order by phone, please call 800.943.7585. Customers can check eligibility by entering their account number, nine-digit Social Security number (SSN) OR phone number and last four digits of their SSN.”
Duke Energy Free CFL Lightbulbs Eligibility
- Duke Energy residential electricity service customers with an active account.
- Customers who live in a state where this energy efficiency offer has been approved.
- Customers who have not yet met or exceeded the free bulb (CFL or LED) program bulb limit of 15.
Duke Energy only operates in six states (FL, IN, KY, NC, OH, SC), but they don't list which states contain eligible customers. Thus you'll want to follow the instructions above to see if you qualify for this freebie.