News Release 225

Media Advisory: Media invited to participate in teleconference call updates provided following the launch of the Energize Missouri Appliance Rebate Program

Volume 38-225 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Renee Bungart
573-751-4465

APRIL 15, 2010  

WHO:  Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

WHAT: Teleconference calls to provide the media with updates on the launch of the Energize Missouri Appliance Rebate Program.  During the call, the department will also provide information on how to obtain video clips that may be downloaded for media use.

WHEN:   Friday, April 16 at 11 a.m.
Monday, April 19 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Tuesday, April 20 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Wednesday, April 21 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

WHERE: Dial 866-212-0875, when prompted, enter participant passcode 587136#.

WHY: The Energize Missouri Appliance Rebate Program begins April 19 in Missouri. Consumers may visit a participating retailer or installation contractor partner to purchase ENERGY STAR-qualified appliances and reserve a rebate.  Rebates will be available in five appliance categories - space heating, space cooling, water heaters, clothes washers and dishwashers. Consumers can qualify for rebates from $75 to $500 with a maximum of $575 for multiple appliances.  The department anticipates issuing 48,000 rebates during the program. Rebate reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Experience in other states shows the program is very popular, and the funds will go fast.

Missouri has scheduled its rebate program to coincide with the “Show Me Green” ENERGY STAR® sales tax holiday. Consumers who wish to take advantage of the rebate program and the state sales tax holiday must purchase the ENERGY STAR appliances between April 19-25 in participating retail and installation contractor businesses.

Starting April 21, a limited number of rebates will be available for consumers to reserve directly online at MissouriApplianceRebate.com or via telephone at 877-541-4848. The program’s online reservation system will enable consumers to quickly and easily reserve a rebate and print out their rebate application directly from a computer. 

For more information on the program, visit the website at Missouriappliancerebate.com. The Energize Missouri Appliance Rebate Program is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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