When you go to bed at night you switch off all the lights, turn off the TV, put out the cat and go to sleep. But you don’t switch off your fridge. It sits there 24 hours a day and probably has done so for years. Now what if there was a scheme which could help you get rid of your old fridge and buy a new more energy efficient one and get a huge discount at the same time. Look no further, Comet is running a scrappage scheme which offers up to £200 off white goods like fridges, freezers and washing machines. The scheme, which includes big brands like Bosch, Siemens and Neff, is specifically designed to get us to switch to more energy efficient appliances.
The Comet scheme, which is similar in idea to the government car scrappage scheme, gives shoppers a 20% discount of up to £200 on over 340 discounted new appliances. Customers will be able to get their old model collected and recycled free of charge.
But you have to be quick, the program which is run in partnership with BSH Home Appliances Ltd, is available for a limited time only, from Thursday 10 September until Monday 14 September. But there are rumours that it may be extended.
This scheme comes after the British Retail Consortium (BRC) recently called for an appliance scrappage scheme similar to the car industry style scrappage scheme for appliances. The BRC also called for the removal of VAT on energy efficient products.