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Free? Yes, please!

Duke Energy customers can get Free CFL Light Bulbs! This is only for eligible customers so you'll need to verify your eligibility. You can either check eligibility online or call the Duke Energy Savings Line at  1-800-943-7585 (Press Option #1 and #1 again).

I just checked and we were eligible to get 15! We could choose to take as few as we wanted now. I went ahead and requested all of them!  It stated to allow for 4-6 weeks for delivery.

It sounds like if you have previously received Free CFL's through Duke Energy, you may not be eligible again. Doesn't hurt to try!

Thanks, Emily (who is very pregnant with twinsies) and Savings Bits and Pieces!

About Andrea Deckard

Andrea Deckard is a personal finance expert and speaker. She lives by the following motto, "save on what you need so you can spend on what you want." She started Savings Lifestyle in 2008, and long-time readers remember the site as Mommy Snacks. Andrea is a go-to resource on frugal living for local news outlets such as WDTN, WGRR, and as well as national outlets like Good Morning America. She has also been featured in multiple national publications.


  1. Christie on September 30, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    I’d already received free light bulbs once, but I got 12 more–and they came in less than a week! Between these and freebies at Target, I’m set for awhile!

  2. Sara on September 30, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    It said that my state did not participate, I’m in Northeren KY ??

  3. Sarah on September 30, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Sweet! I got 15 too. I have not heard good things about the CFLs… but for free we will try them.

  4. Sheryl George on October 1, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Bummer :-( I don’t qualify b/c I don’t have eligible service

  5. Jules on October 1, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    This is an awesome offer!!!!! Thank you for the heads-up!

  6. Mary on October 1, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Northern KY: not qualified. :(

  7. Christine Mitchell on October 2, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Christine Mitchell

    Free light bulbs.

    • The Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on October 2, 2010 at 11:02 pm

      Christine, I marked out your contact info since you’ll need to call Duke Energy directly on it. HTH!

  8. mike on October 3, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Note that wen were told we did not qualify because we already used our past certificates for free lightbulbs at Walmart and reached the qualifying limit.

  9. Dottie on October 4, 2010 at 11:17 am

    I just did this and qualified for 12. Thanks for letting us know.

  10. Schelle on November 8, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Thanks Duke I qualified for 15 they really do save .

  11. Greg Ciliberti on November 19, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I live in a fairly big home with lots of lights and only got three measley bulbs! Big deal. What a disapointment!

    • The Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on November 20, 2010 at 12:26 am

      Really, Greg? My friend and I got about 20 of them in a big box. I wonder how they determine that? They are only 20 watts though so they aren’t real effective in high traffic areas.

  12. Bill Smedlund on July 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I have had two of your CFL light bulbs burn out with less than five to ten hours each??????
    Ant idea why????

  13. Harolyn Parker on November 2, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Thank you. For helping me save on my Duke Energy bill. I am retired and every little savings helps us seniors.

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