Refrigerator/Freezer Rebate

$15 Rebate on ENERGY STAR® Certified* Refrigerators and Freezers

Available on purchases made Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2024

*Includes compact units and mini fridges.

Rebate Form | Participating Retailers | Participating Utilities

3 Ways to Receive Your $15 Rebate on an ENERGY STAR® Refrigerator/Freezer:

    Click here to apply for your rebate through our easy online form!
    Complete a paper rebate form (download here) and mail it to the address on the form.
    Pick up a paper rebate form at a participating retailer while shopping for an eligible refrigerator/freezer in person.

Important Notes:

  • You must be a customer of a participating utility.
  • Include a copy of the sales receipt on the rebate form.
  • Expect your rebate check in 8–10 weeks. If you enter a valid email address on your rebate application, additional payment options will be available (including both digital and physical prepaid cards.)
  • For questions about the status of your rebate, please call 1-855-669-8196.
  • Offer valid on purchases made January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024. Offer expires 12/31/2024.
  • If submitted via mail, rebate request must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2025. Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • Valid only on select qualified appliances (reconditioned or resale equipment is not eligible).
  • Qualifying appliances must be installed within the service area of Minnesota Power or a participating municipal utility.
  • This rebate offer cannot be combined with another offer from Minnesota Power and/or participating municipal utilities.
  • Actual rebate amount may vary- visit for current promotional rebates.
  • Minnesota Power does not warrant the performance of installed equipment expressly or implicitly. Offer subject to change without prior notice. Any other use constitutes fraud.
  • One rebate per product purchased.
  • Minnesota Power is not responsible for lost, late, or undelivered responses.
  • Fraudulent submissions could result in federal prosecution.
  • Rebate cannot exceed purchase price of the product and rebate has no cash value.
  • Please retain a copy of submitted documents for your records.
  • Commercial customers must include a copy of their W9 with this rebate application.
  • By applying, you understand that we may contact you with matters relating to your rebate.

Benefits of ENERGY STAR® Certified Refrigerators & Freezers

  • Refrigerators: In most homes, the refrigerator is the appliance that consumes the most energy. Older refrigerators use nearly twice as much energy as a new ENERGY STAR® model. Thanks to recent improvements in insulation and compressors, today’s refrigerators could save you more than $270 over the next five years and reduce your carbon footprint by 3,600 pounds when replacing an older refrigerator with one that’s earned the ENERGY STAR® label.
  • Freezers: Improvements in insulation and compressors mean today's freezers consume much less energy than older models. Select a freezer that's earned the ENERGY STAR® label for maximum energy savings and the latest features. Freezers that have earned the ENERGY STAR® label are at least 10 percent more energy efficient than the minimum federal standard. Replacing your 15-year old freezer with one that has earned the ENERGY STAR® label could save you up to $165 over the next 5 years.

For even more information on what to consider when purchasing a refrigerator/freezer, visit the ENERGY STAR® Refrigerator or ENERGY STAR® Freezer Web pages.

Make Sure Your Old Refrigerator or Freezer is Properly Recycled

Minnesota Power will pick up and recycle your appliance at no cost and you'll receive a monetary reward! You must be a Minnesota Power retail customer and unit must be in working condition. Click here or call (888) 634-8160 to learn more or schedule a pickup.

Ask for an ENERGY STAR® model. When buying an appliance from a retailer, request an ENERGY STAR® certified model to be sure it's energy efficient.

Consider these features when buying a refrigerator or freezer. Refrigerator with a top-mount freezer that has earned the ENERGY STAR® label uses less energy than a 60-watt light bulb.

Chest freezers are usually more energy efficient, since the door opens from the top and allows less cold air to escape.

Purchase an appropriately sized refrigerator or freezer. Generally, the larger the appliance, the greater the energy consumption. The most energy-efficient refrigerators are typically 16-20 cubic feet.

Consider retiring the old refrigerator in your basement or garage and earn a monetary reward. Minnesota Power offers customers a reward for recycling your old refrigerator or freezer and we’ll pick it up for free. Refrigerators over 10 years old could be costing you about $110 per year to run. If you need a second refrigerator year round, replace the old one with a new ENERGY STAR® certified unit and save more than $50 a year in operating costs.

Check the yellow EnergyGuide label. Use this label to determine the model's energy use, compare the energy use of similar models, and estimate annual operating costs. Learn How to Use the EnergyGuide Label.

Follow these guidelines to reduce the amount of energy your appliance uses:

Set the appropriate temperature. Keep your refrigerator at 35 to 38 degrees Fahrenheit and your freezer at 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place your appliance in a cool place. Position your refrigerator or freezer indoors and away from a heat source such as an oven, a dishwasher, or direct sunlight from a window.

Allow air circulation behind the fridge. Leave a few inches between the wall and the refrigerator, and keep the condenser coils clean if you have an older model. Read the user’s manual to learn how to safely clean coils. Coil cleaning brushes can be purchased at most hardware stores.

Check the door seals. Make sure the refrigerator seals around the door are airtight. If not, replace them.

Keep the door closed. Minimize the amount of time the refrigerator door is open.

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