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Minnesota Trade-in and Save Appliance Rebate Program Extended!

Minnesota residents who missed out on the state’s popular Trade-in and Save Appliance Rebate Program will have another chance to participate, beginning on November 17, 2010. Since the launch of the program in the spring, 22,185 rebates have been mailed to Minnesota consumers. About $717,000 in rebates not claimed by residents are available on first-come, first-served basis. The rebate is retroactive and applies to purchases made on or after March 1, 2010. Minnesota residents who already received a rebate are not eligible.



Here are the steps to follow to receive a rebate:

  • Purchase an appliance and then reserve a rebate online at or call toll-free 1-877-230-9119. If you apply online, print the application confirmation page. If you apply at the toll-free number, a copy of the confirmation will be mailed to you.
  • Purchase an eligible ENERGY STAR appliance from a Minnesota retailer. For a list of ENERGY STAR rated appliances, go to
  • Fill out the application completely; make a copy for your records.

Eligible appliances and associated rebate amounts are as follows:

  • clothes washers ($200)
  • dishwashers ($150)
  • freezers ($100 with self-certification of recycling)

refrigerators ($200 with self-certification of recycling)


Mail all required materials within 14 days of the rebate reservation to the address provided on the rebate form, not to the RPU office. While funds last.