Sears Public Relations And Communications
Sears Helps Montana Residents Access Up to $100 in Rebates on ENERGY STAR(R)-Qualified Appliances
Sears Blue Appliance Crew(TM) Also Enhances Sears.com/energystar Website
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sears Blue Appliance
Crew(TM) is helping Montana residents access the $928,000 in rebates
available for ENERGY STAR?-qualified appliances beginning May 24 until
funds are exhausted, as part of the "Cash for Appliances" rebate program.
As the 2010 ENERGY STAR Retail Partner of the Year, Sears has revamped its
website, Sears.com/energystar to include even more tools to help Americans
learn about ENERGY STAR, search for rebates and credits, find the right
appliance and dispose of the old one properly, and take small steps to make
a big difference. In an effort to help Montana residents better manage the
rebate process, the Sears site also includes an interactive map, energy
savings rebate calculator and information about ENERGY STAR products that
qualify for the state rebates so customers can quickly and easily identify
their favorite brands and models that are available for in-store purchase.
"At Sears, we're always looking for ways to make it easier and more
affordable for Americans to swap out their old, inefficient appliances for
new, ENERGY STAR models," said Doug Moore, president of Home Appliances for
Sears. "This rebate money will go quickly, so we encourage our customers in
Montana to take advantage of the stimulus plan as early as possible to
ensure access to the state funds."
Under the U.S. Department of Energy-approved appliance rebate plan for
Montana, residents are eligible for rebates from $50 to $100(I) at Sears
(see below). In order to qualify, residents are required to replace their
old appliances with new, ENERGY STAR-qualified models and while not
required, are encouraged to recycle their old appliances. Furthermore, in
Montana, rebates are limited to two appliance categories per household.
-- $50 for dishwashers
-- $70 for freezers
-- $100 for clothes washers
-- $100 for refrigerators
"Sears is proud to be the only retailer in the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency's Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) program,
continuing our commitment to improving the environment through responsible
appliance disposal," Moore said. "Not only are we helping the environment
by reducing emissions of ozone-depleting substances and greenhouse gases,
but we are also making it easier for customers, like those in Montana to
dispose of their old appliances responsibly."
Through the RAD(II) program, the Sears Home Delivery Haul Away Service
provides removal of one old, inefficient appliance for each new appliance
purchased and delivered. Once the old appliance is removed, Sears and its
partners ensure that the disposal process takes place in an environmentally
friendly manner to avoid the discarding of appliances in landfills. Many of
the components of the old appliance are then recycled.
For Montana residents interested in purchasing energy-efficient, ENERGY
STAR-qualified appliances the Sears Blue Appliance Crew will assist
shoppers from start to finish. They can:
-- Provide information about which appliances qualify for state rebates in
store and online at Sears.com/energystar
-- Help shoppers find rebates - searching by product category and
customer's zip code
-- Submit rebates for purchases electronically, before they leave the store
-- Provide customers with the replacement documentation required in order
to receive the state rebates
-- Remove customers' old appliances and dispose of them in a responsible
manner through the Sears RAD program
For full rebate updates and details, and to learn more about Sears'
online and in-store Appliance Research Centers, please visit
About Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings
Corporation (Nasdaq: SHLD), is a leading broadline retailer providing
merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of
home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more
than 2,300 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and
Canada, which includes approximately 929 full-line and approximately 1,200
specialty stores in the U.S. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of
merchandise and services through sears.com, landsend.com, and specialty
catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands
including Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard and Lands' End -- among the most
trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. Sears, Roebuck is the 2010 ENERGY
STAR Retail Partner of the Year. The company is the nation's largest
provider of home services, with more than 12 million service calls made
annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at
http://www.sears.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at
About Sears Home Appliances
Sears is the nation's leading appliance retailer with the largest
selection - over 4400 models. Only Sears sells the top 10 brands, including
Kenmore, the nation's leading appliance brand. Sears always beats the
competition's price, guaranteed, up to 30 days. Sears offers worry-free
1-year service, guaranteed and free help and support on all brands serviced
by Sears 24/7 by phone. Sears provides next day delivery on over 1600
models - that's five times more than any national competitor. In March
2009, Sears launched the online ENERGY STAR Rebate Center - a program to
help educate Americans about the millions of dollars in rebates that are
available for ENERGY STAR-rated products and make it faster to receive
these rebates. Sears has demonstrated its commitment to increasing
America's energy efficiency through its actions over more than 10 years.
Sears sells more ENERGY STAR-rated appliances than any other retailer.
In fact, in 2008, Sears was the first retailer to sell more than 3.1
million ENERGY STAR-qualified appliances from the nation's top brands,
including Kenmore, the nation's leading appliance brand. In 2008 alone,
Kenmore ENERGY STAR-rated appliances helped save America nearly 700 million
Kilowatt hours, over four billion gallons of water, and over $100 million
(I) Program details subject to change. For the most up-to-date
information, visit http://www.Sears.com/EnergyStar.
(II) The Sears Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) program applies to
Sears full-line stores.
SOURCE Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Web site: http://www.sears.com http://www.searsholdings.com
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CONTACT: Larry Costello of Sears Holdings Public Relations,
+1-847-286-9036, or +1-847-346-4514, Larry.Costello@searshc.com;
or Jody Sunna of Euro RSCG Worldwide PR, +1-212-367-6831, or
+1-646-409-3782, Jody.Sunna@eurorscg.com, for Sears, Roebuck and