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.
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:
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/