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Additional Appliance Rebates for Minnesotans being offered in March!

The Trade-in & Save Appliance Program, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), will offer approximately 25,450 Minnesota homeowners a rebate for replacing their old appliance with a qualifying ENERGY STAR model purchased from a Minnesota retailer.  Rebates are not retroactive for purchases made outside the program timeframe of March 1st – March 31st, 2010 and this rebate does not apply to commercial endeavors including rental properties.

Minnesota’s allocation of $5,009,000 includes rebates on:

  • 6,035 clothes washers ($200 rebate)
  • 6,005 dishwashers ($150 rebate)
  • 1,999 freezers ($100 rebate with purchase and proof of recycling; $50 for purchase only)
  • 11,411 refrigerators ($200 rebate with purchase and proof of recycling; $100 for purchase only) 

Homeowners will be limited to one rebate for a single appliance purchase (maximum of $200 per household).  Once a reservation for a rebate is made, the resident will have 17 days to purchase, recycle and submit their rebate application.  The program-specific website will be launched February 1st (containing information only) until the rebate reservation system opens on March 1st






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