Monday, September 30, 2013

Reducing Your Energy Costs during Energy Awareness Month in October with @BestBuy and ENERGY STAR®

#ad: This October Energy Awareness Month post is being sponsored and brought to you by Best Buy. Ascending Butterfly is part of the WOLF (Women's Leadership Forum) Blogging Program which means we are eligible to receive review items/products free of charge or at a reduced price. Compensation for this post has been provided in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card.

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As an apartment dweller I am always on the lookout for simple ways to keep my lifestyle green, and try to save money in the process. Sadly, most apartments in the City limit what changes you can make, and they also don't allow you to swap appliances until they break down, and even then they provide the replacement, and in all my years here none of the major supplied Kitchen appliances are ENERGY STAR® certified, which drives me nuts!

My electric charges are absolutely outrageous, and in all the ways I can possibly control them I do, I try make sure all the electronics that fall under my domain of control are ENERGY STAR® certified, I try to unplug devices I don't use and keeps lights off in rooms I am not in.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) instituted Energy Awareness Month in 1992, as voluntary program to help businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through energy efficiency.

October is Energy Awareness Month making this a great time to upgrade to a new energy-efficient appliance to save money on home energy bills. If you are looking for a new TV, Computer, Washer/Dryer make sure to check that it is ENERGY STAR® certified, you will be doing something good for the environment, and good for you as well! Let's face it with the average home's annual energy bill coming in somewhere about $2,200 (and I'm sure mine is WAY higher than that!) you may want to join me in checking out how much money you can save with a new appliance by checking out Best Buy's ENERGY STAR® certified products  and find out more about how to 'Go Green. Save Green'.

Butterflies, don't leave MONEY on the table! Best Buy has a My Best Buy Rebate Finder under the 'Reward Zone' area of their site, that will automatically show you all the rebates that are available on your new appliance, you just plug in your product info and zip code, it's THAT EASY! There are thousands of utility-company rebates and federal and state tax credits that go un-redeemed, that's literally just leaving free money behind, don't forget to check for rebates for any new appliance you purchase! I'm proud to say I have been doing this for years, and the last air conditioner that I purchased from Best Buy had a great rebate, I always make sure to do this and try to research Rebate Options before I buy so I can go with the item with the best reviews that also has a rebate, double SCORE!

My Take:

With Best Buy offering over 2,300 different ENERGY STAR® certified products (both in-store and online), you can go green, save money, check for a rebate and reduce your annual energy costs all at the same time, what's NOT to love?

Share: What ENERGY STAR® Appliance will YOU be purchasing during Energy Awareness this October?

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  1. ♥ that rebate link!! Wishing they'd make solar power more affordable too. BB2U

    1. @Bohemian Babushka - Me too! I always try to shop the item with the best reviews that also offers a rebate with purchase. I wish Solar Power was more affordable to install also. It does save money in the long run, but the initial investment can be super prohibitive!

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