EcoRebates Launches Rebate Locator Tool for Retailers and Manufacturers

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Customizable, embeddable web application locates appliance rebates by product, SKU or ZIP; connects purchase-ready consumers with latest rebates on ENERGY STAR household appliances.

EcoRebates Rebate Locator connects consumers with cash-back rebates on energy-efficient appliances

The EcoRebates Rebate Locator is a valuable tool to promote energy efficiency by helping consumers to more quickly and easily take advantage of the many energy-related incentives in the marketplace.

EcoRebates, the premier provider of custom ENERGY STAR rebate solutions for retailers, manufacturers, program administrators, and consumers, announces the availability of its ENERGY STAR Rebate Locator Solution for use online and in retail locations. Designed for easy integration with existing e-commerce websites, the Rebate Locator provides consumers with the most up-to-date information about cash-back rebates on appliances, giving them an incentive to purchase the most energy-efficient ENERGY STAR models. Available rebates can range from $25 to more than $1,000.

Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, is the first major appliance manufacturer to adopt the new Rebate Locator. The company is using the Rebate Locator from EcoRebates to power its “Cash for Appliances” tool for the KitchenAid, Maytag and Whirlpool brand websites.

Incentive programs funded by local utility companies, and state and federal agencies provide cash-back consumer rebates when a new energy-efficient ENERGY STAR appliance is purchased. The Rebate Locator Solution from Ecorebates aims to provide retailers and manufacturers a branded tool that connects consumers with the latest rebates while they are shopping for an appliance — whether online or in a store.

Once embedded into the website or online store of an appliance manufacturer or retailer, the Rebate Locator Solution from EcoRebates automatically provides shoppers with information about rebates available for the specific product or products they are considering. It also provides information on applicable program details, such as recycling requirements and qualifying dates. Armed with this information, consumers can quickly determine if they will qualify for cash back on their appliance purchase.

The EcoRebates Rebate Locator draws from a continually updated database of hundreds of energy-efficiency rebates, including the $300 million state “Cash for Appliances” programs. Consumers can also learn about electricity and water usage, annual operating costs, and carbon footprint reductions that might help them decide what to buy.

“Whirlpool Corporation has a long history with the ENERGY STAR program, from helping to establish original guidelines in appliances, to actively reaching out to educate consumers,” said Warwick Stirling, global director of energy and sustainability for Whirlpool Corporation. “The EcoRebates Rebate Locator is a valuable tool to promote energy efficiency by helping consumers to more quickly and easily take advantage of the many energy-related incentives in the marketplace.”

“We have not only built a comprehensive resource of available rebates and incentives, but we are also delivering vital decision-making information to consumers when they need it most – at the point of purchase or when they are researching products. Until now, consumers needed to search for applicable rebates after deciding which appliance to buy — and that information was hard to find,” said Brett Battles, founder and CEO of EcoRebates. “We look forward to working with the Whirlpool Corporation team to help consumers select the most energy-efficient products.”

Relevant Web resources
EcoRebates website: ecorebates.com
EcoRebates blog: ecorebates.com/blog
EcoRebates on Facebook: facebook.com/pages/EcoRebates/247149202772
EcoRebates on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ecorebates — @ecorebates

About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $17 billion in 2009, 67,000 employees, and 67 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht and other major brand names to consumers in nearly every country around the world. Additional information about the company can be found at http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com.

About EcoRebates.com
Ecorebates.com is a comprehensive information resource designed to help the consumers become more environmentally aware and make the best energy efficient appliance purchase decisions. The site provides up-to-date and relevant information on available incentives and rebates, program requirements, retail sources, and more. EcoRebates.com, through its parent company, Castanea Labs, also provides ENERGY STAR rebate tools and customized solutions for manufacturers, retailers, and program sponsors. These solutions give consumers the rebate information they need when they need it, when researching what to buy or at the point of sale. For more information, visit ecorebates.com and follow @ecorebates on Twitter.

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