April 6, 2018
Brynn AlbrechtStaff Writer
For years, Best Buy has partnered with utility companies across the country to provide rebates to our customers. With the help of the Best Buy rebate finder and the ENERGY STAR® mark, we aim to help our customers save money, use less energy and live more sustainably.
Why do utilities offer rebates?
Utility companies want their customers to use less energy. Many states have sustainability goals and require utilities to offer energy-saving programs to their customers. Reduced energy usage is also good for utility companies because the less energy people use, the fewer power plants utilities need to build (which is costly).
What products have rebates?
Rebates are available for product categories that offer the most energy savings, including models that are ENERGY STAR certified. Some of these products include smart thermostats, fridges, freezers, room air conditioners, washers, dryers, TVs, light bulbs and others.
How does Best Buy help?
The process for finding savings is easy. Simply go to our online rebate finder, type in your zip code and see what your local utility currently offers. Best Buy offers two types of rebates — mail-in or instant.
For larger products such as appliances, most rebates involve filling out an online form that is managed by your utility, then getting the rebate in the mail. Best Buy also works with utilities to offer instant rebates you can redeem either on BestBuy.com or in the store.
What about ENERGY STAR?
Rebates are offered for ENERGY STAR certified products, which are certified by the EPA to use less energy than standard models. And less energy equals big savings. In fact, since 2009, through the purchase of ENERGY STAR products, Best Buy customers have realized more than $707 million on utility bills and prevented 9.8 billion pounds of CO2. You can find ENERGY STAR products on our Sustainable Tech page, or by looking for the ENERGY STAR logo on the product tag next to every device.
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