Appliance brands compete for share of rebate purchases, you win

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Apparently, my 500-plus stimulus e-mail alert subscribers and I aren’t the only ones gearing up for the appliance stimulus (which starts Monday, March 1, by the way).

Appliance brands such as Maytag, Whirlpool, Fisher & Paykel, GE, Frigidaire, KitchenAid and Bosch know that thousands of purchases will be happening in the next couple weeks — and they’re competing to get their share.

What does that mean to you? Even more savings, mostly in the form of mail-in rebates.

::begin sales pitch::
Plus, Warners’ Stellian will offer a $25 instant savingsĀ  on stimulus-qualified Energy Star appliances (UMRP product excluded) to anyone — regardless of whether you score a coveted rebate or not (aka “Stellian Stimulus” – cute, huh?).

We think we’re always the best choice, with our expert staff and unmatched service. Plus, our free delivery to the Twin Cities metro, free installation of freestanding appliances and free recycling all included with a $499 purchase, we only seem expensive.

Warners’ Stellian built itself on one-sie, two-sie appliance replacement orders because we offer the best bottom line price. Just because we carry specialty brands doesn’t mean you can’t afford us.
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By popular demand, here’s a great example of an insane deal created to satiate the stimulus demand.

Maytag #MVWC6ES

This 4 cu. ft. ENERGY STAR qualified washer pays for itself in just more than six years compared to pre-2004 conventional washers, based on lifetime water and energy savings.

Manufacturers’ Suggested Retail Price (MSRP): $579
Our price: $549.95
-$25 “Stellian Stimulus”
-$200 State rebate
-$25 Exclusive Maytag mail-in rebate

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$299.95 for the washer only

If you buy a matching dryer, you get 10% off the washer in the form of a MasterCard Prepaid Card by mail.

So,

$299.95
-10% of $549=$54.99
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$244.96

And, there are even more savings to be had, depending on your energy company. Rochester Public Utilities offers up to $75 to its customers purchasing an Energy Star Washer, bringing the final cost to $169.96. Minnesota Power offers $40 to its customers purchasing an Energy Star washer, bringing the final cost to $204.96.

So, you could end up saving $410. How’s that?

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