Lake Country Power encourages co-op members to respond to appliance rebate programGrand Rapids, MN - The window of opportunity could be very short for consumers interested in Minnesota's upcoming "Trade-in & Save" Appliance Program.
Grand Rapids, MN - The window of opportunity could be very short for consumers interested in Minnesota's upcoming "Trade-in & Save" Appliance Program. That possibility is why Lake Country Power urges cooperative members to take notice of the program early and be ready to make a rebate reservation early in March when the program begins.
Some call the state's program the appliance version of cash for clunkers. The Trade-in & Save program is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and will offer more than 25,000 Minnesota homeowners a rebate for replacing their old appliance with a qualifying ENERGY STAR model purchased from a Minnesota retailer. The program is only valid for one month, March 1 - 31.
Minnesota has budgeted $5 million for its appliance program. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis and will go fast. Homeowners are limited to just one of the following rebates:
* Clothes washer: $200
* Dishwasher: $150
* Refrigerator: $200
* Freezer: $100
In order to make a rebate reservation, log on to www.mnappliancerebate.com
After co-op members make a rebate reservation with the state and complete the purchasing requirements, they may also submit a copy of their sales receipt to Lake Country Power for a co-op rebate.
"The goal is energy savings," said Jeff Sheldon, Lake Country Power's manager, energy services and business development. "Consumers benefit through rebates and lower monthly electric bills while utilities count kilowatt-hours saved to meet the state's legislated goal to use less energy."
Lake Country Power, www.lakecountrypower.coop