John L. Sullivan Chrevolet in Roseville, CA and
Michael Stead Chevrolet in Walnut Creek, CA
The "dealer" manually typed the BAC codes in but copy and pasted in capital letters for names exactly as they appeared on the list. And yes, I can verify they are good because I watched the "dealer" after I "test drove" put them into the fields indicated and it said successful. I also got confirmation emails to my email addresses that me and my "wife" signed up for.
We both test drove almost identical times. As practically typed the info in "ourselves."
Last edited by LeaninBack916; 10-18-2012 at 04:05 PM..
Truth. Going to a dealership and dealing with the slime-mouthed salesmen who hate the world and are pretending to like you for an hour, going for a test drive and hearing their stupid spiel on why the car is so awesome, then having them hound you for another 30 minutes, calling you every other day for a week, guilt tripping you, etc. for a gift card? I wouldn't do it for $100 even.
lol. tell the clown upfront that you HATE chevy, have HORRIBLE credit & LACK a job.
he'll get you out of there in <5 mins. & NEVER contact you again
all of this assumes you're stupid enough to do this deal in person instead of online.
Last edited by bigbuttplug; 10-18-2012 at 04:13 PM..
Be warned!!! The secured way to get the gift card is to take a test drive. If you don't want to spend much time with the sales guy, just tell them you are not buying the car within the next 6 months and you are in a rush and just take a look at the car this time. I used to work in Cadillac dealership and was in charge of the marketing and promotional stuff. Every dealership keep a list of persons who've taken the test drive for the corporate promotion dept. to verify before gift cards can be approved and issued. I spent a lot of time dealing with phone calls from corporate. So if you do want the easy money, go take the test.
Look at the page you printed for the $50 certificate. There's a website there for the dealer to certify that you did the test drive. It asks for the dealer's BAC number, and salesman's name - that's all. If you have that info, you don't have to even go to the dealer - you could conceivably just enter the info yourself. I say conceivably, cause it's probably considered fraud - YMMV.
Many Auto Dealerships ask for and PHOTOCOPY your Drivers License as a required "step" to do a test drive.
ALWAYS and I MEAN ALWAYS ask for the photocopy of your license back PRIOR TO LEAVING THE DEALERSHIP. You don't need copies of your Drivers License ending up in the wrong hands, even if they are trashed at the dealership. TAKE IT HOME AND SHRED IT!
Although that helps, but if they photocopy it your information is already stored inside the copy machine, along with everyone else's info. Then the copy machines are sold at auction at some point, or thrown away, or given back to the service they lease them from with our info in it. Identity thieves buy them up with everyone's info in them.
I might sound paranoid, but my wife had her identity stolen when she changed her name on her SS card etc when we got married, I have had my CC stolen online, and my parents got hit the old school way ... checks stole out of their mailbox, washed, new info imprinted, and used. People will do anything to steal your info.
Every dealership keep a list of persons who've taken the test drive for the corporate promotion dept. to verify before gift cards can be approved and issued. I spent a lot of time dealing with phone calls from corporate. So if you do want the easy money, go take the test.
The thing about dealerships keeping lists of people who did the test drive is simply not true(unless you were just referring to Cadillac). I always have my forms done in person but I almost never do the actual test drive and they usually just fill out the form/give the needed number, etc. without even checking who I am. I'm in and out in less than 5 minutes for most of these.
<Patagonian maras, not quite as awesome as capybaras.
Sir, I asked you not to play the song again, didn't I?
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