Cash for Appliances Washington announces all program funds are spoken for

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Cash for Appliances Washington announced today that all rebate funds have been committed and now await final processing. It’s the beginning of the final stage for the Department of Commerce’s popular program that has helped over 40,000 consumers transition from out-of-date appliances to highly-efficient ENERGY STAR® models.

For those wondering if there’s still time to apply, any applications received now will be placed on a waiting list.  There’s no guarantee that you’ll receive a rebate, but in the event any applications currently being evaluated don’t qualify, the waiting queue will be processed in the order received. This is expected to continue over approximately the next seven weeks until all funds are paid out.

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  • Last Call for “Cash For Appliances” Program

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – The clock is ticking on Washington’s highly successful Cash for Appliances program. With less than 20% of the program’s funding still available, the time to act is now. So far, Cash for Appliances Washington has helped more than 30,000 people upgrade to a new, energy-efficient ENERGY STAR® appliance, while offering over $4 million in rebates. The program can only continue until the funds are gone and that mark is quickly approaching.

    Funds cannot be reserved. Only completed applications will be processed. Applications with missing or incomplete information will be returned. Washington residents are encouraged to resubmit their completed applications before funds run out.

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  • Washington State Promotes Healthy, Sustainable Environment with Earth Day Activities

    Olympia, Wash. — Washington State residents are enthusiastically supporting Earth Day on April 22 by participating in activities designed to promote environmental and community health. This year, Washington residents have an additional opportunity to support Earth Day by participating in “Cash for Appliances Washington,” which helps consumers support a healthy sustainable environment by offering extra cash back for a new energy-efficient refrigerator or clothes washer. 

    Each year, Washington residents are called upon to make environmentally friendly decisions, specifically around Earth Day. Events are planned state-wide to support this initiative. The Washington Recreation and Park Association is calling for volunteers to hit the beaches for a huge beach cleanup effort on April 17, the day Gov. Christine Gregoire has proclaimed “Washington Coast Cleanup Day.” In addition, state park rangers at more than a dozen parks need volunteers to help with Community Partnership Month park cleanup events throughout April, to get ready for the spring and summer camping season.

    Cash for Appliances Washington is also a great way for consumers to support Earth Day. Older appliances can be a big energy drain; making the switch to an energy efficient model is an effective way to use less energy and tread more lightly on the earth. 

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  • New rebates available on more appliances through Cash for Appliances Washington

    Washington State – The Cash for Appliances Washington rebate program has received almost 15,000 rebate applications and distributed nearly $1.2M in rebate checks. The program has delivered nearly one quarter of the available $5.6M in rebate funds to Washington residents. In order to make more products available to consumers, Cash for Appliances Washington is rolling out a second phase of the program this summer, offering residents even more opportunities to save energy and money through the purchase of qualified ENERGY STAR high-efficiency appliances.

    "The federal recovery act investment in Cash for Appliances has already generated over $13.5 million in retail appliance sales in Washington," said Rogers Weed, director of the Washington State Department of Commerce. "We’re looking forward to the next, expanded phase of the program to pump more of those stimulus dollars into our economy."

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