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  • Localizing the appliance rebate story

  • The federally-funded appliance rebate is running from April 22 to May 5 – or at least it was supposed to run to May 5. It closed April 22 in 10 states. How has the program played out in your community?

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  • The federally-funded appliance rebate is running from April 22 to May 5 – or at least it was supposed to run to May 5. It closed April 22 in 10 states. See if yours is on the list of ended programs.
    Some states are saying everyone on the wait list will get an appliance. Is that true for your state?
    How has the program played out in your community? Has it been successful or not? In some states, the registration website crashed almost immediately and allocated funds ran out rapidly.
    Do a reader callout, asking for appliance rebate reaction and stories.
    Do a poll: Did the appliance rebate program work?
    • Yes! I registered, got my reservation number and am now the proud owner of a brand new, energy-saving appliance.
    • No. I registered, but the store I went to did not have any of the qualified appliances.
    • No. I tried to register, but the website was down, and by the time it came back up again, all the money was gone.
    Talk to local store owners on the approved federal list– what do they think of the program? Were they swamped April 22? How has business been since then? How did they manage to get on the approved list?
    Talk to local store owners who were NOT on the approved federal list. Why weren’t they on the list?
     
    Many people will have spent last weekend shopping, and will want to read how the program is working - or not.
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