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Energy Star Rebate Program Underway

$800,000 in rebates are up for grabs on Energy Star-rated refrigerators and washers



    Starting Monday Sept. 26th, you can save hundreds of dollars if you're in the market for a refrigerator or washer. (Published Monday, Sept. 26, 2011)

    Starting Monday Sept. 26th, you can save hundreds of dollars if you're in the market for a refrigerator or washer.

    It's all thanks to a rebate, but time and money is limited if you want to cash in.  Energy Star appliances are offering $800,000 in rebates for people who live in Broward and Miami-Dade.

    All you have to do is go green, like Ricardo Padilla and Aurora Perez. The couple saved $150 buying a washer at HHGregg.

    "I'm happy," Padilla said. 

    And why shouldn't he be? By saving energy, Padilla is saving money.

    "In this economy, any kind of savings you can get - we're definitely going to go for it," Perez said.

    Even if people aren't buying right away, they're looking.

    "Why not?" Sears shopper Greg Benigno said. "It's money into your pocket."

    How much to be exact? If you live in Broward County, you can save up to $250 on a fridge and $150 on a washer.

    In Miami-Dade, you'll get $200 back from the fridge and $150 on the washer.

    To get the rebate, you have to qualify by registering online at

    "We told [the sales associate] what we wanted and he directed us to the items with the rebates and we made a decision," Padilla said.

    Because there is only so much money to last until October 10th, HHGregg opened four hours earlier Monday at 6 a.m.

    "We got a quality product and a rebate," Perez said about the washer and dryer that will be put to use in her new medical spa. "Good deal."