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USAA members get $750 or up to $1000 additional rebate on any GM vehicle (can be combined with almost all other rebates)

Threxx 92 June 16, 2009 at 08:17 AM in Mail In Rebate (3)
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If you are a USAA member (doesn't matter if you get insurance through them, banking, investing, or whatever) you automatically qualify for a $750 additional rebate on the purchase of any GM vehicle. This stacks with ALL other rebates and promotions they offer with the exception of certain other rare "private offers" such as their limited circulation spring car care rebate mailer. But all the other regular rebates and financing offers are fully compatible including GM cash, GM bonus cash, lease conquest rebate, GM owner loyalty cash, 0% financing offers, etc.

You also get an extra $250 if you are replacing a totaled vehicle with this purchase.

To get more information on the rebate first go to USAA.com and login using your username and password
Then click on this link
http://usaa.zag.com/Index.html?re...ZUSA000081


Some additional limitations:
Discount not available on Corvette ZR1, Cadillac CTS-V, or Medium Duty Trucks.

I should mention that you should speak to your dealer's finance manager ahead of time to see if this rebate is listed in their system (they have a computer that shows them all current offers) and you will then have to call USAA to get an approval code. When I called USAA they tried to shuffle me into using their car buying service, but this is not a requirement to get the rebate. They also wanted to send me to one of their 'approved' dealers but this is also not required to get the rebate, and while their approved dealers list is fairly limited, the number of dealers that will accept this offer is far more widespread (in fact as far as I know, they all will). Just ask them for a rebate approval code and tell them you will do the shopping on your own. Then just bring that code and your USAA member card to the dealer.

It should be noted that this discount doesn't cost the dealership a single dime, so don't believe that this is part of the negotiation process. As far as the dealer should be concerned, the $750 rebate is identical to cash paid straight out of your pocket. You should be able to negotiate xx,xxx price and then just strike another $750 off the top without a single complaint from them, as it makes no difference to them from a financial perspective.

Using this $750 USAA rebate, plus $3500 in GM card rebates (for the month of June they've uncapped the GM card rebate for some people... that's another thing worth looking into... if you didn't receive a mailer about it, call GM card and see if your rebate is uncapped for this month!), plus $2750 in regular rebates, $1000 in lease conquest rebates (have any brand of car lease due back before 10-31-09), the GM Supplier discount I got for graduating college in the last 2 years, and a tad bit of negotiating of my own, I got a Saturn Aura XR 4-cyl 6-speed auto w/ leather, heated seats, bluetooth, etc, $25,500 sticker for $15,9xx before tax!! After tax I saved well over 10 grand on the car.

I could have gotten another $1000 off if I currently owned a GM vehicle, too! (GM loyalty discount)

I realize GM is having some trouble and Penske AG is buying Saturn but this is a great time to get a great deal on a GM product and support the domestic economy too. I can't help but think I paid the kind of money that would buy me a base model no-option Honda Civic, but actually bought a Camry-size/class vehicle with tons of options and near-Civic mileage. Very good buy IMO. The USAA rebate just made it that much sweeter.
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Last Edited by WhatUpDawg September 30, 2009 at 11:24 AM
The link above won't work...not correct. Here is a working link:

https://www.usaa.com/inet/ent_uti..._ref=sdpgm

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LOL... wow... all that effort and I get a thumbs down with no replies? Can the person who gave me a thumbs down please explain what's bad about $750 additional dollars off on a GM vehicle purchase? This is free money. I know not everyone is interested in buying a GM vehicle right now, but I don't go around giving thumbs down to every deal that involves a product I have no interest in... otherwise 99% of threads here I'd be giving thumbs down to.Wink
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LOL... wow... all that effort and I get a thumbs down with no replies? Can the person who gave me a thumbs down please explain what's bad about $750 additional dollars off on a GM vehicle purchase? This is free money. I know not everyone is interested in buying a GM vehicle right now, but I don't go around giving thumbs down to every deal that involves a product I have no interest in... otherwise 99% of threads here I'd be giving thumbs down to.Wink
Good info, I just bought a Honda Fit Sport 2 weeks ago (for more than $17k), might have thought otherwise after seeing the deal you got! Great little car though... and the 35+mpg was really important for me- with the nearly 100 miles/day roundtrip to/from work.
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Good info, I just bought a Honda Fit Sport 2 weeks ago (for more than $17k), might have thought otherwise after seeing the deal you got! Great little car though... and the 35+mpg was really important for me- with the nearly 100 miles/day roundtrip to/from work.
Thanks for the rep and congrats on your new car. The Fit is a fun car to drive. It's about as engaging as can be for a small car... especially if you get the manual transmission.

The Aura I got actually gets 22/33 (and of course that's the EPA rating, I find myself able to get more like 28 city (well, my 'city' drive is half suburbs but still), 37-38 highway! I believe it's best in class fuel economy... next to the Accord, Fusion, and Camry 4-cyl and pretty close to some of the compact class cars, too. Of course the Malibu gets the same mileage but it's 95% the same car.
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Does anyone know if the GM Card rebate (which I think they topped off to $2000 for most of us) stacks with any owner loyalty cash offers we may have gotten, or are those two offers exclusive of one another?
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Frown just bought a new tahoe a few months ago
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hmm. makes the idea of buying a pontiac G8 GT even more intriguing
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Does anyone know if the GM Card rebate (which I think they topped off to $2000 for most of us) stacks with any owner loyalty cash offers we may have gotten, or are those two offers exclusive of one another?
The GM Card rebate is absolutely stackable with owner loyalty cash and ALL other offers. You should consider it to effectively be cash in hand. You don't even have to tell the dealer you have a GM card rebate if you want... when they ask how you'll be paying, just pretend like that rebate is cash until time comes to lay your money out on the table.

My GM card had 3500 dollars on it already... no top-off required... that's what 7 years of being a GM card user without owning a GM vehicle will do!Big Grin Anyhow... in late May they sent me a mailer saying I could use ALL of my GM card rebate on about half their vehicle lineup (including the Aura that I got), or 3000 dollars on the other half of their lineup. ALL of their cars were in either the unlimited category or 3000 dollar category, which is a huge improvement over their usual limits of 1000 to 1500 dollars on their popular/desirable or cheap vehicles and 2000 to 2500 dollars on their undesirable and/or expensive vehicles. The GM card offer was good for the end of may and all of June.

Heck I've seen dealers advertising brand new 2009 Cobalts in the paper for 8,990, and while I am not a huge fan of the Cobalt, with the 3500 dollars I had on my GM card and this 750 dollar USAA rebate I could have gotten a brand new base model Cobalt for 4,740! (assuming I owned a GM vehicle and could get the loyalty rebate they had built into that 8990 price).
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Wow...this would be even sweeter if the CTS-V was eligible!!!!
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wait, i thought everyone was supposed to boycott GM?


(kidding!)
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If I were in the market for a car this extra bonus would probably at least get me to consider one of GM's models.
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I'm going to rep you for the deal, but I can't thumbs-up this one. Government Motors giving a rebate isn't a deal at all, considering the amount of money they stole from the American taxpayer.

So repped for effort, but the government needs to stay out of private industry.
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I'm going to rep you for the deal, but I can't thumbs-up this one. Government Motors giving a rebate isn't a deal at all, considering the amount of money they stole from the American taxpayer.

So repped for effort, but the government needs to stay out of private industry.
Normally I would agree, but they didn't steal it, they were given it on a silver patter, unlike the banks who got it on a GOLDEN platter. I respect thieves, they work. These guys were given everything and didn't have to earn it at all, as a matter of fact they FAILED at business, and were rewarded!

I still think it is a good deal though OP. People in the market for a car can definitely use this.
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I don't like GM vehicles anymore. Every GM I owned in the past was a POS! Too bad the offer is not for a Lexus! ;-)

Thumbs up for a good deal, repped for effort.

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I'm going to rep you for the deal, but I can't thumbs-up this one. Government Motors giving a rebate isn't a deal at all, considering the amount of money they stole from the American taxpayer.

So repped for effort, but the government needs to stay out of private industry.
what the heck are you talking about?
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