The deals are pretty exceptional, seeing as you get at least a $100 rebate on most dishwashers and refrigerators and our average customer buying a washer and dryer pair is getting a $150 rebate ($50 each, plus a bonus $50 for buying a qualifying pair).
Plus, that stove or dryer you needed last March that didn’t qualify for a rebate? This time it does. You can get at least a $100 rebate on most stoves.
See our appliance stimulus webpage for full details on rebate amounts, participating brands and — most importantly — how to register.
Thank you for your interest in the Minnesota “Trade-in & Save” Appliance Rebate Program. Currently, all rebate funds for this program have been reserved. However, you may choose to add your name to a waiting list. In the event additional funds become available, wait listed rebate applications will be processed in the order they are received. To add your name to the waiting list, complete the online reservation, print your confirmation page and follow the instructions listed on the confirmation page. Qualifying purchases made on or after March 1, 2010 are eligible for a rebate. Please note that you must make the appliance purchase before applying for the rebate.
That’s all she wrote.
I hope our customers got the lion’s share of these rebates. And being that they’re smart enough to buy from us, I’m confident that they did 🙂
Did any of you get one this morning? How did you find out about the relaunch?
By this morning, rebate reservations for the Trade-In & Save Program (aka Cash for Appliances) had been exhausted, leaving only spots on the waiting list.
Approximately 6,000 rebates each for washers and dishwashers were reserved either by phone or online as well as of 11,400 for fridges and 2,000 for freezers.
So, you’re on the waiting list: what now?
The process looks exactly the same as the process for an actual rebate reservation, except without a guaranteed rebate. You’ll have 30 days to purchase a qualified appliance, arrange for “Proof of Demanufacturing” if you’re replacing a fridge or freezer and postmark your application materials.
The rebate processor will hold received wait-listed applications is the order they are received by mail. They will be opened in this order as needed as additional funds become available and awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Again, no guarantees and no communication from the State Office of Energy Security or the Department of Commerce, but if you’re going to buy anyway, we have nothing to lose. Right now is certainly the time to buy, with oodles of manufacturers’ rebates and Warners’ Stellian’s own sale prices and instant stimulus rebate.
Our sales staff can help you identify the manufacturers’ rebates on your new appliances, but remember to check for possible rebates from your utility company (see dsireUSA.org for a complete list of incentives).
I can’t tell you how many frustrated calls have come into our stores and my personal line today from people who are desperately trying to get through on the phone lines and websites.
Reports of third-party malicious attacks and calls being routed to regular citizens’ phone lines have been the buzz around here all day.
Still, people ARE reserving rebates successfully. This is not to say they obtained them without an incredible headache, but still…
So, persistence pays off. If the $100-$200 is worth it to you, keep at it and you still have a chance at getting a rebate.
I’ve heard more success stories of people reserving online at mnappliancerebate.com than by phone at 1-877-230-9119, so I’d suggest trying online. The tip we’ve been handing out is to open multiple browser windows, and see if you can get through on any of those.
I’ve also received a lot of calls from people who think they might have reserved a rebate, but here’s what it will look like:
For those who are making a go at it over the phone, the lines will be open tonight until 9 and will reopen Tuesday morning at 8.