CoServ surprises Member with a Year of Free Electricity

CoServ Member Tandi Smith won the grand prize, a Year of Free Electricity for 2024. Photo by BRIAN ELLEDGE/CoServ
CoServ Member Tandi Smith won the grand prize, a Year of Free Electricity for 2024. Photo by BRIAN ELLEDGE/CoServ

Tandi Smith barely gave it much thought when she stopped by the CoServ Corral booth to register for the bill credit and grand prize at the Little Elm Big Easy in March.

That changed nine months later when CoServ Employees showed up at her house with flowers, signs and cameras to surprise her with the great news: She was randomly picked as the winner of the grand prize, a whole Year of Free Electricity!

“It’s amazing. That’s awesome. I never win anything,” Tandi said. “I’m genuinely in shock. I’m a single parent so taking a bill off is fantastic. You want my car payment, too?”

Tandi, who has been a CoServ Member for four years, is the second annual winner of the “Electric Lottery,” as last year’s winner Cheryl Dixon called it.

“You’ll get a bill, but it will say zero,” said Glen Squibb, CoServ’s Director of Community Engagement. The grand prize is capped at $3,600 for all of 2024. She will still receive a normal bill from CoServ Gas, though.

Tandi said she keeps her house cool in the summer and that’s when her electricity bill is the highest.

“That’s going to be my favorite bill to pay,” Tandi said. “I’ve never had any issues. Never had any improper billing. CoServ is very dependable. I have two young kiddos who keep every light on in the house.”

The CoServ Corral provides our Members and Customers with the opportunity to connect with our executive leadership, our Board of Directors, Customer Care Employees and others.  Everyone who stops by receives free giveaways. Members and Customers can enter a drawing for bill credits at each event. Electric Members are also entered into the grand prize drawing. The winner is picked in December.

This could be you next year!

We’ll be back at the Little Elm Big Easy on March 2 and a bunch of other events in 2024. Visit CoServ.com/Appreciation to see when we’re coming to your area!

Tandi Smith reacts to CoServ Director of Community Engagement Glen Squib telling her she won a Year of Free Electricity.  Photo by KEN OLTMANN/CoServ
Tandi Smith reacts to CoServ Director of Community Engagement Glen Squib telling her she won a Year of Free Electricity. Photo by KEN OLTMANN/CoServ
Tandi Smith's Year of Free Electricity starts Jan. 1.  Photo by KEN OLTMANN/CoServ
Tandi Smith's Year of Free Electricity starts Jan. 1. Photo by KEN OLTMANN/CoServ