New Yorkers Cash in on "Cash for Appliances" Program

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    MARIN CITY, CA - MARCH 26: An Energy Star label is displayed on a brand new washing machine at a Best Buy store March 26, 2010 in Marin City, California. Government investigators from the General Accountability Office has concluded that the Environmental Protection Agency and the Energy Department run Energy Star program is susceptible to fraud and abuse. Investigators attempted to get Energy Star certification for 20 fake products, including a gasoline powered alarm clock, which was approved along with 14 other phony appliances. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    New Yorkers can take advantage of the "Cash for Appliances" rebate program this weekend.

    For the first weekend of October, the state of New York re-launched its program that offers rebates to consumers who turn in their old appliances.The rebates can be used at Sears stores across the state for new, energy efficent machines.

    On Friday moring, there was $5 million left in the state's rebate program for ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances. The rebates are given or a first-come, first-serve basis, and can range from $75 to $555. Sears stores across the state are participating in the program.