We’ll just cut to the chase. Champion Energy Free Weekends is the best free time plan during the weekend in Texas. Why? Because it’s a great low price for free electricity, with prices that are similar to their fixed price plan.
That’s the Cliff Notes version of our Champion Energy Free Weekends review. Read on below for more details… or just enter your zip code to get started right away.
Here’s what you’ll find in our review of this plan:
1) About the Champion Energy Free Weekends Plan
2) Is the Champion Energy Free Weekends Plan Right for Me?
3) How Does Champion Energy Free Weekends Plan Compare to Other Champion Energy Plans?
4) How to Make the Most of Free Electricity
5) Can You Shop For Me? Of Course!
About the Champion Energy Free Weekends Plan
The Champion Energy Free Weekends Plan gives you free electricity every weekend. Do you like to watch every football game back to back in the fall? Or maybe you work long hours during the week and like to spend your weekend around the house? If so, this may be the plan for you.
Some free electricity plans include both the electricity and the delivery as free. One down-side on this plan is that you will still pay for delivery fees all day, even during the free time period. Those are the delivery fees from your local utility.
But, you know what? With those other free electricity plans? They just stick the delivery fees into the electricity rate. Believe us, no retailer out there is subsidizing fees for the delivery company.
This Champion Energy Free Weekends plan is like other Champion Energy plans – straight forward and to the point.
Is Champion Energy Free Weekends Plan Right for Me?
In our experience, free weekends plans, including the Champion Energy Free Weekends, are best for:
- Singles or couples with limited laundry/dishes.
- Families with older kids that can follow rules about electricity usage.
- Traveling professionals who are away all week.
We always emphasize how important it is to (1) understand your usage, and (2) read the Electricity Facts Label. That’s important with the Champion Energy Free Weekends plan too.
In the Champion Energy rates below, you will see that the Free Weekends plan is just a little more expensive than their standard fixed rate plan, and their Free Nights plan.
Check what your rate is with Champion Energy Free Weekends, based on your electricity usage. Just enter your zip code, then enter your usage under “Calculate Your Bill.”
Champion Energy Electricity Rates in Centerpoint (Houston Area)
|Champion Energy Services Champ Saver 12||12||12.7 ¢|
|Champion Energy Services Champ Silver 24||24||12.8 ¢|
|Champion Energy Services Champ Saver 24||24||12.9 ¢|
|Champion Energy Services Free Weekends 24||24||13.0 ¢|
|Champion Energy Services Green Energy 24||24||13.5 ¢|
Champion Energy Electricity Rates in Oncor (DFW Area)
|Champion Energy Services Champ Saver 12||12||11.9 ¢|
|Champion Energy Services Champ Silver 24||24||12.0 ¢|
|Champion Energy Services Champ Saver 24||24||12.1 ¢|
|Champion Energy Services Free Weekends 24||24||12.2 ¢|
|Champion Energy Services Green Energy 24||24||12.7 ¢|
Champion Energy Free Weekends is available in all Texas markets including Centerpoint, Oncor, AEP-Central, AEP-North.
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How Does Champion Energy Free Weekend Compare to Other Champion Plans?
Many retail energy providers with free time plans charge a premium for the power you use during the weekday vs. weekend, and Champion Energy is no different. You will pay a higher price during the week to make up for that free electricity during the weekend.
However, the way Champion Energy prices their free electricity plans is different from other retailers.
Check their pricing on the Free Weekends vs. the Champ Saver 12, their fixed price 12 month plan in the charts above. Notice that the average prices are about the same?
That’s the big difference with Champion Energy. Most other retailers charge you a huge premium for their free electricity plans.
With Champion’s plans it doesn’t matter if you get Free Weekends, Free Nights or Champ Saver — if you use power just like “most consumers” your average price is virtually the same.
And if you can shift your electricity usage to the free electricity time period, BONUS! your average price will be even lower.
That means that your risk of trying a free electricity plan with Champion Energy is low. Best case scenario, you shift your electricity usage and pay less than the average prices below.
And worst case scenario? You use power just like you always do, and end up paying the same average price as if you bought their fixed price plan.
ElectricityPlans will always show a variety of Champion Energy plans, and the plans noted above may not always be available. We select plans to show based on the price offerings, product mix, and what other retailers are offering. We work to post the best electricity plans for your area.
Ready to sign up for your Champion Energy Plan? Call them toll-free at 855-307-8616. Or enter your zip code to shop for electricity plans.
Why Champion Energy is the Best Free Weekends Electricity Plan in Texas
We’ve taken a look at a lot of the free weekends plans out there.
And based on our Champion Energy Free Weekends review, our opinion is it’s the best free weekends electricity plan around. Here are all the reasons why we like it.
- Low Pricing. Low energy price, and an average rate per kilowatt hour that’s comparable to standard fixed price plans.
- SmartTrack emails. You’ll get an email every week showing you what percentage of your power was weekend vs. weekday. Use this to monitor your electricity usage and change your behavior.
- Reputation. J.D. Power ranked Champion Energy as “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Residential Retail Electricity Service in Texas 6 out of 7 years”. That’s quite an accomplishment.
- Customer Service. Champion Energy’s customer service is all in-house, at their Houston headquarters. Their customer service agents strive for one-call resolution for issues. They believe in the Golden Rule, and treat customers as they would want to be treated.
How to Make the Most of Free Electricity
Free electricity plans depend on consumer behavior.
In this case, Champion Energy Free Weekends assumes that 30% of your usage will be on the weekend and 70% will be during the weekday.
If you are a typical customer, you will use power just like this. You will use 70% of your power weekdays and 30% weekends. So, you will end up getting the same average price per kWh that you see in the Electricity Facts Label.
And that’s what Champion Energy (and every other free electricity plan) depends on. They rely on you being a typical consumer.
Free electricity plans assume you will not shift your usage to the free time. They assume that you have good intentions, but won’t be able to control your behavior.
Energy companies assume you will treat free electricity just like that gym membership you signed up for last New Year’s. They rely on you being really determined when you first sign up, then slacking off and ending up on the couch.
So, to make the most of free weekends, you need to be an energy workout warrior. You need to shift your usage to the free weekend period.
How to Shift Electricity Usage to the Weekend (Free Electricity)
Here are some ways you can shift your usage to the free weekends electricity period:
- Do your laundry on the weekend.
- Spot clean during the week, then run your dishwasher and vacuum on weekends.
- Heating and cooling your home accounts for around 50% of your electricity bill. Adjust your thermostat by 3-4 degrees vs. your normal setting and use ceiling fans to cool your home during the week.
- Dress according to the weather. If it’s hot outside, wear shorts and a tank inside. If it’s cold outside, put on a sweater. Don’t always reach for the thermostat.
What Days is Champion Energy Free Weekends?
Champion Energy Free Weekends gives you no cost electricity from 12:00 am Saturday to 11:59 pm Sunday.
Can You Shop Free Weekends for Me? Of Course!
Confused about whether free weekends or free electricity is for you? Want help? We’ve got your back. With our free PlanScan service, we take the work out of shopping.
Unlike other shopping services that charge $10 a month to shop for your electricity ($120 a year! Yikes!), we will shop for you for free.
Just submit a copy of your most recent bill and tell us a little bit about what you are looking for.