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February 2018: Best Car, SUV & Truck Deals at Todd Wenzel Buick GMC

If you’re in the market for a vehicle upgrade, you have got to check out these deals on Buick and GMC in Grand Rapids, Michigan!

The first two deals you need to know about have a deadline.

Now, through February 19, 2018, the Auto Show cash available in West Michigan. The Auto Show rebate is up to $3,000 on select GM vehicles!

Let’s break the Auto Show cash down: $1,000 on the 2017 and 2018 Buick Enclave and Encore; $3,000 on the 2017 and 2018 Lacrosse; $1,500 on GMC Sierra 1500; and $1,000 on the 2018 GMC Terrain. The kicker is…the purchaser has to reside in West Michigan with a West Michigan zip code to get the cash.

Learn more about the Auto Show in Grand Rapids happening this weekend!

Next, the Buick GMC Fast Start Program runs now through February 12, 2018. The Fast Start Program features Zero Percent for 72 months, plus a $1500 rebate on both 2017 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL models. There is also a Zero Percent for 72 month offer on 2018 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL models!

The Fast Start Program also includes an extra $1000 bonus cash on all 2018 GMC Sierra Crew Cab models, including SLE, SLT and Denali trim levels.

Speaking of trucks, while the lease rebates are the same as they were last month (and they’re pretty good), there is a $1,000 Down Payment Assistance offer on 2017 and 2018 GMC Sierra models for qualified buyers financing with GM Financial.

I haven’t even touched on the most exciting deals yet.

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First, you’ve got to know about the insanely huge rebates on 2017 Buick Regal and the Buick Lacrosse models. You can’t lease a 2017 Buick, effective Feb. 1, but you can probably buy one for a cheaper payment!

On a 2017 Buick Lacrosse, anyone can walk in  the door and get $5,000 off. Don’t forget the Auto Show Bonus through Feb. 19, adding another $3,000 off! AND, these rebates are stackable with the GM Employee and GM Supplier discounts! Plus, there’s GM Lease Loyalty purchase rebate of $2,000! (I haven’t even mentioned the Todd Wenzel Trade Bonus Cash which can help save you up to 40% off the price of the vehicle)!

Then, there’s the $7,000 rebate on the 2017 Buick Regal to talk about. Holy Moly! Again, this rebate is stackable with all GM discounts and also offers $2,000 purchase rebate for GM Lease Loyalty.

Are you tired yet? Doesn’t matter, because there’s more.

Both the 2017 and 2018 Buick Envision are 18% off off this month! Or, buyers can choose the Zero for 72 Month option, which includes a $2,000 Down Payment Assistance offer with GM Financial.

Now let’s talk GMC.

The All-new 2018 GMC Terrain has a $3,250 rebate, plus $1,000 Auto Show cash, plus $2,000 if you have a current GM Lease and $750 Down Payment Assistance if you finance with GM Financial. If you want to lease a Terrain, the rebate got $600 better from last month.

The 2018 GMC Acadia includes a Zero for 72 Month option, with $2,000 Down Payment Assitance OR $5,750 Customer Cash, plus $2,500 Lease Loyalty Rebate.

On the purchase of a 2017 GMC Canyon, buyers get a $750 rebate, plus $2,000 Lease Loyalty Rebate. On the 2018 GMC Canyon there is a $2,000 Trade Assist bonus.

Finally, don’t miss out on Todd Wenzel’s Trade Sale – Get $5,000, minus reconditioning, on your 2000 or newer vehicle or $5,000 above KBB fair trade value, minus reconditioning.

Sylvia Dana, sales consultant at Todd Wenzel Buick GMC in Grand Rapids, Mich. Contact Sylvia at 616-975-3629 or sdana@toddwenzel.com.
Sylvia Dana, sales consultant at Todd Wenzel Buick GMC in Grand Rapids, Mich. Contact Sylvia at 616-975-3629 or sdana@toddwenzel.com.
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How Much Does it Really Cost to Lease a 2017 GMC Terrain?

Have you seen the incredible lease specials on the 2017 GMC Terrain? You may or may not qualify for a $149 month payment on a lease…but it’s still a great deal! Contact me to learn more about how much you can lease your new Terrain for today!

Sylvia Dana, sales consultant at Todd Wenzel Buick GMC in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Sylvia Dana, sales consultant at Todd Wenzel Buick GMC in Grand Rapids, Mich.

How to Get the GM Employee Discount After Employee or Retiree Dies

Children of deceased GM employees and spouses can continue to enjoy the privilege of the GM Employee discount through the GM Family Legacy Program.

To apply for eligibility, Contact the GM Family Legacy Coordinator at 313-667-7372. You will be asked to leave a voicemail message with your first and last name and your phone number to receive a call back.

When you get a call back, you will be asked to provide the name of the deceased GM employee or retiree and the deceased spouse. You will also need their dates of birth, dates of death and social security numbers.

You can also email familylegacy@gm.com.

I also found this very good how-to post on a Chevy Camaro Forum in regards to how one child of a deceased GM employee got approved for the GM Legacy Program.

Learn more about how to qualify for the GM Employee Discount

How to Get the GM Supplier Discount

Employees of GM Suppliers can get GM Supplier Formula Pricing twice per calendar year!

The GM Supplier Discount is the second best discount you can get from GM. Its discount code is known as a GSP authorization number, which can also be obtained at gmsupplierdiscount.com.

Eligible participants include actives hourly and salaries full and part time employees of eligible GM suppliers and business associates, excluding contract employees. There are hundreds of GM Supplier companies, from parts manufacturers to food services to health organizations. Find out if your company is eligible for the GM Supplier Discount. 

It’s also worth mentioning that as of Oct. 1, 2015, GM announced a change to its Supplier Employee Program. The authorization code for this discount changed from GSU to GSP. All authorization codes issued under the old GSU code name will be honored through the expiration date and will not require proof of eligibility. However, under the new GSP program code, employees of supplier companies will be required to show proof of eligibility by providing a copy of a Company ID badge or a current paystub.

The GM Supplier Discount Program is compatible with most other incentives and rebates and is good for a purchase or lease of a new Chevrolet. Each time you purchase or lease a new GM vehicle under the GSP program, you can share your supplier discount with one friend or family member up to one year of your vehicle purchase. Once you obtain an authorization number for your prospect, they have six months to use it. This discount for friends is coded GSF and does not require proof of eligibility.

GM Tightens Its Belt on New Chevrolet Discounts

GM announced a few changes to its discount programs as of Oct. 1, 2015. Here’s what you need to know…

1. Current GM Formula Pricing Programs, including Employee, Military, College, Supplier and Educator, are moving to a calendar year basis. These programs run from Oct. 1, 2015, through Jan. 4, 2016. They are scheduled for renewal on Jan. 5, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2016.

2. Credit Union Program, which offered a $750 rebate to credit union members, ended Sept. 30, 2015, and will not be renewed. However, CUP authorizations obtained prior to Oct. 1, 2015, will be honored through their expiration date. Members must present authorization code to receive the discount.

3. The GM Credit Union Discount, which offered GM Supplier Pricing to credit union members, ended as of July 15, 2015. However, GCU authorization codes obtained through July 14, 2015, are valid for six months toward the purchase or lease of an eligible new Chevy.

3. USAA Program, which offered a $750 rebate to members of USAA, ended Sept. 30, 2015, and will not be renewed.

4. GM Supplier Employee Program code changed from GSU to GSP. All authorization codes issued under the old GSU code name will be honored through the expiration date and will not require proof of eligibility. However, under the new GSP program code, employees of supplier companies will be required to show proof of eligibility by providing a copy of a Company ID badge or a current paystub.

5. GM Supplier Discount for Friends Program code will be known as GSF. This incentive code will not require proof of employment or eligibility. GM employees/retirees can give one GSF discount away to one person each month. An employee of a GM Supplier can share their discount with one other person if they have used their discount to purchase or lease a new Chevy for themselves within one year.

GM Discontinues Discounts for Credit Union Members

General Motors announced its $750 rebate offer to Credit Union members ended Sept. 30, 2015, and will not be renewed. The program change was listed amidst other GM Discount updates as of October 1, including the end of GM’s USAA rebate.

This program change followed an earlier modification in July, when Credit Union members were no longer given the GM Supplier Pricing. Instead, credit union members were given a $750 rebate. As of Oct. 1, there are no more incentives for credit union members.

It’s possible GM will bring the USAA and Credit Union rebate programs back at some point. But for now, they no longer exist…

How to Get the GM Employee Discount

Updated Oct. 2, 2015

I love discounts! Don’t you? Everyone wants a discount. And when it comes to leasing or purchasing a new Chevrolet, I help my customers find every GM discount they can possibly qualify for at Berger Chevrolet. The biggest discount you can get on a new Chevrolet vehicle is the GM Employee Discount. The second biggest discount is the GM Supplier Discount. What’s even more exciting is that either of these generous discounts can be combined with current factory rebates and incentives.

Contact me to learn more

How do you know if you qualify for the GM Employee Discount? Answer this question: Do you have a family member that works for General Motors or is a GM retiree, perhaps an uncle or a sister-in-law? Maybe your deceased grandfather? If so, does he have a surviving spouse?

If the answer to the question is “Yes” then great! You can get the GM Family Discount. However, you will need to provide what’s called a “GMS authorization number” before taking delivery of your vehicle. Your family member can visit gmfamilyfirst.com to obtain this number. You, the purchaser, will need to provide your family member with your date of birth and zip code to generate the code. Codes are valid up to six months.

If you don’t have anyone in your family who can obtain a GMS authorization number for you, perhaps you have a friend or acquaintance who is a GM Employee or Retiree who will give you the GM Supplier Discount for Friends. The GM Supplier Discount is the second best discount you can get from GM. Its discount code is known as a GSF authorization number, which can also be obtained at gmfamilyfirst.com.

Finally, if you don’t know an Eligible Participant in GM’s Vehicle Purchase Program, maybe you qualify for the GM Supplier Discount through your own place of employment. There are hundreds of GM Supplier companies, from parts manufacturers to food services to health organizations. Find out if your company is eligible for the GM Supplier Discount. To obtain a GSP authorization code, create an account at gmsupplierdiscount.com.

If all else fails, fear not. There are other types of discounts you can get on the purchase or lease of your new GM vehicle. These include the Military, Educator and College discounts — to name a few. See most recent updates to GM discount programs.

Still, the Employee discount and the Supplier discount can definitely offer the most savings. A GM vehicle invoice includes three prices. Based on the model, GM Employee and Supplier discounts are a percentage, based on the selected model. As an example, let’s look at a 2015 Malibu 1LT, with a power sliding sunroof and convenience features, such as rear camera, remote start and universal home remote:

MSRP – $26,860

GM Supplier Price – $25,656.55

GM Employee Price – $24,669.29

Who is Eligible to Give the GM Employee Discount and GM Supplier Discount? 

Active employees of General Motors (not a supplier of GM) are eligible participants for GM’s Vehicle Purchase Program. Non-active employees must meet one of the following requirements: currently receiving GM pension or healthcare plan; vested in a GM pension; or if hired after 2001, worked for GM for a minimum of 5 years.

In addition, employees of GM Suppliers can share their discount with one other person within one year of using their discount themselves within one year.

What if the Eligible GM Employee is deceased?

Surviving spouses of GM employees become the eligible participant if they are currently receiving a GM pension or healthcare plan. New surviving spouses of retired UAW members receiving healthcare, but not a GM pension, are not eligible. If both the employee or retiree and the surviving spouse are deceased, their children might qualify for the GM Legacy Discount Program.

Who Qualifies to Receive the GM Family Discount? 

Eligible participants are able to sponsor their spouses, children, grandchildren, parents, stepparents, grandparents (including in-law and step), siblings (including full, half and step), stepchildren, stepgrandchildren, mother-/father-in-law, sons-/ daughters-in-law, brothers-/sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Same-sex domestic partners (SSDPs) of eligible participants also qualify, where applicable. (Note: Eligible SSDPs are treated the same as spouses and, therefore, their eligible family members are also included.)


Please note: Individuals who are employed by a state or federal organization may not be sponsored as purchaser/lessee due to relevant government rules.  See the complete GM Discount Rules.

For more information, contact:

Sylvia at Berger Chevrolet

GM Vehicle Purchase Program, 800.235.4646 or http://www.gmfamilyfirst.com/

GM National Benefits Center, 800.489.4646 or visit http://www.gmbenefits.com/

 

How College Students & Grads Get the GM Discount

Enrolled in college or recently graduated and in need of a new car? You might be surprised what you can qualify for!

For example, leasing a new 2015 Chevrolet Cruze or Malibu this Spring will help you keep your payment low, while driving a brand new car covered under warranty and without used car problems — and — give you options at the end of the lease when your life looks a little different in about three years. In addition, you’ll be building positive credit history with an auto lease payment with GM Financial.

Eligible participants for the GM College Discount include college students (from any two- or four-year school), recent graduates who have graduated no more than two years ago, and current nursing school and graduate students. Follow the link for a rules and guidelines.

Here’s what you’ll need to do to get the College Discount:

1. Create an account at GMcollegediscount.com

2. Obtain an authorization number, it will be a 9-digit number followed by the code “GCP.” This authorization number expires in 6 months. You are able to use up to two College Discounts each year while eligible.

3. Provide documentation of program eligibility with: 1. Evidence of enrollment in an associate, undergraduate, nursing or graduate degree program, i.e. a student ID or transcript. 2. A diploma, dated no more than two years before the vehicle purchase or lease date, from a four-year bachelor’s degree, a registered nursing degree, or a two-year associate or graduate degree program.

For more information, please contact Sylvia at Berger Chevrolet in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 616-575-9624.

How USAA Members Get a GM Discount

Updated Oct. 2, 2015 – As of Oct. 1, 2015, GM has discontinued the USAA discount. See GM Discontinues USAA Discount

Did you know qualifying members of USAA can receive a $750 discount? This discount is stackable with most other GM incentives and rebates, including the GM Military Discount.

What “qualifies” a USAA (United Services Automobile Association) member to receive the $750 manufacturer discount? The rules are somewhat vague, as USAA says that not all members qualify. But from what I’ve observed, the discount can be used by any USAA member that maintains one of USAA’s financial products, i.e. auto insurance, banking or investments.

To receive the USAA discount, you will need to provide proof to your GM dealer as GM requires dealers to show proof of all discounts applied to a purchase or lease. A copy of your current USAA auto insurance ID card is ideal and will guarantee the discount.

However, in the case the USAA member doesn’t have a USAA auto insurance ID card or doesn’t carry the USAA auto insurance,  the car buyer must contact USAA directly. USAA does not accept calls from dealers or sales consultants.

To obtain a $750 GM discount from USAA without a USAA insurance ID card, the USAA member must, personally, call USAA at 1-800-531-8285. Request an ” eligibility confirmation letter and authorization number” in regards to USAA’s GM Discount Program. This letter is to be faxed to the dealer to the sale’s consultant’s attention.

USAA membership is open to U.S. military service members, veterans with an honorable discharge, and their eligible family members. USAA also offer some products to individuals with no military affiliation.

For more information, please contact Sylvia at Berger Chevrolet in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 616-575-9624.