3 Things You Didn’t Know About Washing Machine Rebates
Many companies offer washing machine rebates, and rebates on a cluster of appliances bought together. There are also rebates on washing machines with the Energy Star label. If you're a savvy consumer, it makes sense to figure out which of these rebates you're eligible for and apply for them.
However, it can sometimes be challenging to figure out exactly how to apply for a rebate. When you buy an appliance from a retailer, their main aim is to sell you the machine there and then. They're not that concerned about how you can apply for the rebate later. So it's going to be up to you to figure out how that works.
Rather than browsing the internet trying to figure out what forms you are supposed to fill out and dealing with websites that might go offline in the middle of your application process, not to mention trying to remember your password for the site, it makes sense to use DoNotPay. DoNotPay will ensure that you get the rebate you are owed in just a few easy steps.
How to Find Washing Machines With Rebates
The first step to claiming your washing machine rebate is buying a washing machine with a rebate. There are several ways to find a washing machine with a rebate.
- You can go to your local retailer and check out the washing machines they have available and whether there are any offers on them.
- You can also visit various retailers' websites and see if any rebates are offered on washing machines. For example, Best Buy has a rebate finder where you can enter your zip code and find out if any rebates are available on washing machines in your area.
- You can visit the websites of companies that make washing machines, such as LG and Whirlpool. This is an excellent way of finding rebates on washing machines. You may often find that the rebates are available when you buy two or more appliances together.
- Many states are currently offering rebates on Energy Star appliances. You can look up these rebates on energystar.gov by entering your zip code. The rebate is given by your energy company (such as Con Edison).
How to Claim Your Rebate From the Washing Machine Manufacturer
Once you've bought a washing machine with a rebate offer, the next step is to claim your rebate. Here's what you need to know about this process:
- If you're claiming a rebate being offered by the company that makes the washing machine, then you can do this by going to that company's website. For example, you can claim an LG rebate on the LG website and a Whirlpool rebate on the Whirlpool website.
- You'll need a clear copy of your sales receipt—either a photo or a pdf—with the model number, purchase date, retailer name, and address and your name and address.
- You'll need to know the serial number of your washing machine.
- You'll need to submit the rebate form before the due date.
- The company will inform you exactly how they process the rebate. In some instances, you get a Visa card rather than a check for the requisite amount.
How to Claim Your Energy Star Washing Machine Rebate
The energy company offers some washing machine rebates when you buy an Energy Star appliance. To do this, you can go to Energy Star’s website and enter your zip code. This will give you a list of rebates available in your area for energy star appliances and direct you to the website where you can apply for the rebate.
For example, Consumers Energy, the energy company in Michigan, offers rebates of $25-$50 on Energy Star washing machines. To apply for this rebate, you need to download a form, fill it out and mail it or apply online.
You'll need the following items to make your application for an Energy Star rebate:
- Your account number with the company. This should be on your energy bill.
- A photo or scan of your invoice includes the make, model, cost, and the date you purchased the washing machine.
- The model number of your washing machine.
Why Use DoNotPay to Apply for Your Washing Machine Rebate
It can sometimes be challenging to determine whether you are eligible for a certain rebate. If you went to the store and were told directly by the salesperson that there was a rebate on the washing machine, then you know, for a fact, that your washing machine is eligible.
But suppose you're stuck looking online at the energy star website or your energy company's web page. In that case, you may not get the necessary information because these websites are not very intuitive.
Additionally, it's also tedious to fill out the online forms or, worse, download, print out, fill out, and mail forms to get a rebate. If you end up filling out the wrong form, you may not get the rebate you are eligible for.
This is why it makes sense to use DoNotPay, which simplifies getting a washing machine rebate. You'll just have to enter all the information at your disposal about your washing machine and upload your invoice/receipt. DoNotPay will take care of the rest.
Here's how it works:
- Search rebates on DoNotPay and select the type of rebates offer you want to claim (is it for a car, electronic gadget, household appliance, etc).
- Tell us more about the purchase, including the product name, brand, serial number (if relevant), and whether you bought it online or in-person.
- Select whether the rebate is online or mail-in. Upload your evidence documents, including receipts, and any necessary forms, and confirm your contact information.
What Types of Rebates Are There?
There are several types of rebates.
|Instant rebate||This is a marketing approach wherein a product is offered at a discounted price applied at the point of purchase. Instant rebates are handled upon purchase, so the refund is available immediately.|
|Mail-in rebate||The most frequent type of rebate is a mail-in rebate, which differs from quick refunds in that it requires you to take action for the refund to be processed. You must give any information necessary for the rebate, which often consists of your phone number, name, address, and a receipt. When it comes to mail-in refunds, there is a deadline by which the rebate has to be sent or received. This deadline is usually 30 days after the purchase, and reimbursement is generally issued within 12 weeks.|
|Product mix incentive||Suppliers may offer a refund based on total spending overtime to entice buying groups and distributors to buy various items. This type of rebate is used to sway buyers away from other suppliers for other product lines where buyers generally purchase only a few products.|
|Central distribution center rebate||Some suppliers prefer to distribute to centralized distribution centers to save money on logistics. They leave the buyer with the cost and responsibility of distributing their CDCs' products to their branches and buyers. So this will save you some money if you choose to distribute it for the company.|
|Growth incentive||A rebate based on incremental order growth is frequently used when a supplier wants to increase overall volume rather than just personal order volume.
This might be in the manner of a year-over-year goal, with a supplier rebate if the volume purchased surpasses the growth baseline. This can be problematic for purchasing groups or multi-branch operations, as it can be difficult to aggregate total expenditure by product line from the prior year.
What Other Rebates Can You Claim Through DoNotPay?
Remember that DoNotPay doesn't only help you get washing machine rebates. You can get several rebates via DoNotPay, such as car and tire rebates. If you've purchased items at well-known retailers such as Home Depot or Macy's, you can apply for your rebates through DoNotPay.
- Menards rebates
- Home Depot rebates
- Macy's rebates
- Goodyear tire rebate
- Michelin tire rebate
- Mass Save rebates
- New Car rebates
- Verizon Rebate Center
A washing machine is a big purchase, so it makes sense to buy one which offers you a rebate. But once you've purchased this washing machine, don't let the arduous task of filling out forms and uploading documents prevent you from getting your rebate. Instead, use DoNotPay, which will simplify the process with its user-friendly interface and ensure you get your rebate.