Two Thurston County Residents win Free Energy-Efficient Garage Refrigerators from Puget Sound Energy Contest

PSE Offers Appliance Rebates and Free Recycling for old Appliances

William and Kathy Brown
PSE customers William and Kathy Brown
of Yelm, Wash., winner of Chillerator at
PSE's Rock the Bulb in Yelm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Sept. 24, 2012) – Puget Sound Energy congratulates electric customers William and Kathy Brown of Yelm, Wash. and Larry Smith of Lacey, Wash. for each winning a new ENERGY STAR®-qualified Gladiator Chillerator® garage refrigerator donated by Whirlpool. The only refrigerator designed specifically for the garage, it uses less energy than a 40 watt light bulb.

The Brown’s entered to win a Chillerator garage refrigerator when they attended PSE’s Rock the Bulb: The Re-Energize Tour light bulb exchange event held at the Yelm Goodwill in August. Smith entered to win a Chillerator garage refrigerator at Ralph’s Thriftway in Olympia where the refrigerator had been on display since June.

“Ralph’s Thriftway was pleased to partner with Puget Sound Energy and Whirlpool to showcase the Gladiator Chillerator garage refrigerator in our store,” said Kevin Stormans, owner of Ralph’s Thriftway. “We were excited to host the contest and provide our customers with an opportunity to win this energy-efficient appliance.”

Older model refrigerators and freezers can use up to four times the energy of newer energy-efficient models. By replacing old refrigerators and freezers customers can save up to $200 a year in energy costs.

Larry Smith
PSE customer Larry Smith of Lacey, Wash.,
winner of Chillerator at Ralph's Thriftway

PSE residential electric customers can still take advantage of the following summer appliance rebates until Sept. 30:

  • Up to $385 in rebates on the purchase of a Gladiator Chillerator garage refrigerator. Customers can receive a $300 instant rebate when they order their Chillerator online, the purchase also qualifies for a $50 PSE-Whirlpool rebate. Customers can get an extra $35 rebate when they sign up with PSE to recycle their old refrigerator or freezer.
  • $50 rebate from PSE and Whirlpool on the purchase of qualifying high-efficiency Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag and Gladiator refrigerators. 
  • $35 rebate, free pick up and free recycling for old refrigerators and freezers when customers call before Sept. 30 to schedule an appointment.

After Sept. 30 residential electric customers will be able to receive the following rebates:

Kevin Stormans
PSE customer and owner of Ralph's Thriftway in
Olympia, Wash., Kevin Stormans with Chillerator
  • $35 rebate on qualifying high-efficiency refrigerators
  • $20 instant rebate on qualifying high-efficiency freezers from participating retailers
  • $20 rebate, free pickup and free recycling for old refrigerators and freezers

For more information on PSE’s free refrigerator and freezer recycling program visit or call 1-877-577-0510 to schedule an appointment for free pick up. For more on available appliance rebates visit or call a PSE Energy Advisor at 1-800-562-1482, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

About Puget Sound Energy

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