Massachusetts appliance rebates – an even shorter window

The stimulus-funded Massachusetts appliance rebate program will have an even shorter window than anticipated – two weeks. As outlined in our early February post, the program provides a needed incentive to consumers, but the funding would easily be exhausted within a month with even average demand. Between Earth Day, April 22nd and May 5th, Massachusetts consumers will be able to earn rebates between $50 and $250 for purchasing certain energy efficient appliances.

As previously described, the program, dubbed the “Great Appliance Exchange”, will

  • be limited to certain appliance types (expected to include refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers and dishwashers)
  • require consumers to turn in the appliances being replaced

The list of qualifying appliances and participating retailers will be posted on the program’s website at on March 22nd.