The phone call this morning sounded echoed the ones that used to plague me before the advent of the no-call list. A woman started telling me her company could offer me a better deal on natural gas than we currently pay through Consumers Energy.
Skeptic that I am, I would not commit I confirmed her offer with Consumers. I remember the bad old days of “telephone company slamming,” where you found yourself billed outrageous fees for long-distance calls by outside carriers if you weren’t cagey about what you said.
The good news is that the call was apparently legitimate. This link on the Consumers Energy site explains the program and even provides a list of suppliers, as well as a PDF handout of questions you should ask them. (We are linking to the site; please go there to download the handouts to ensure you have the most current information.)
By my calculation, our savings over the next year might buy me some sushi at Maru, but not a trip to Paris.
And, sadly, Maru is not giving me any freebies in exchange for the plug. It’s just that I love their Beach Party sushi, and it’s getting close to dinnertime.