March 1st at 8:00 am. All I wanted was a small piece of the appliance rebate program to apply toward a new dishwasher. $200 was the allowable amount for a dishwasher. Is that so hard to ask for when the state of Iowa has (or should I say HAD) $2.7 million for the program?Apparently so. Extremely difficult. No. Impossible.

The phone was busy… constantly.

and their internet site was down… yes, constantly.

By the time DH was finally able to get through to their website, which was in the afternoon, the funds were gone.

Then Kay Luna, a reporter for the Quad City Times, published an article Monday talking about other options – such as rebates offered through the utility companies and contests being conducted by various companies.

It got me thinking about some of the contests currently running that I hadn’t taken the time to share. In the past, I’ve shared links to enter to win an Electrolux washer and dryer, an Electrolux French Door refrigerator and a Frigidaire double oven.

But there are three contests currently running that I haven’t shared!

Stop by Kelly-Confidential for a chance to win an Electrolux Induction Range in Kelly’s Cake Off for a Cause. Similar to contests they have run previously, for each virtual item (in this case a cake) you create and send, Electrolux will donate $1 to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. This cake contest is a joint project between Kelly Rippa and Buddy Valastro, TLC’s “Cake Boss”. Contest rules are available and it ends March 31, 2010.

Don’t need an induction range? How about a washer and dryer? Stop by Frigidaire’s “Make Time for Change” website for a chance to win a Frigidaire Affinity washer and dryer in their Spin and Win contest. Each day you take a spin to win, they’ll donate $1 to Save the Children. This contest offers a prize daily (see the rules) in the form of an American Express, Lowes, Sears or Best Buy gift card. Contest ends April 25, 2010.

Feel a little more ambitious about trying to win a washer and dryer? Ambitious as in you’ll be happy to record a video if it means the chance to win an entire laundry room makeover? In the “Pimp My Laundry Room, Please” contest, entrants are required to submit a video of your plea, beg, whatever you want to call it in accordance with the rules. The video isn’t lengthy though… it cannot exceed 3 minutes in length. So if you’re a very creative person and can cram a lot of information into 3 minutes, it’s worth checking out. The winner will receive a laundry room makeover and video shoot for “Designing Spaces” including a Whirlpool High Efficiency washer and dryer and a year’s supply of Wisk HE laundry detergent. Entries are due by March 29, 2010.

Someone has to win so why not you? The Frigidaire and Kelly’s Cake-Off for a Cause contests are easy to enter and literally only take a minute. The LaundryHE “Pimp My Laundry Room” contest takes a little more work, but ultimately that will mean better odds for those who put in the effort and creativity to enter. If you need new appliances, it doesn’t hurt to enter. Actually… even if you don’t need new appliances, it doesn’t hurt to enter!

1 thought on “No Appliance Rebate? What Can You Do?

  1. wow…I didn't even know these rebates or programs existed! Darn phone reps…just wonder how much time we wait on the phone waiting for help.

    I am looking CAREFULLY at the Laundry Room makeover…my washer is leaking all over and our laundry room isnt even a room…it is AT the bottom of our steps to go into a family room downstairs. DESPERATE need for a makeover to HIDE our

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