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    Question Pontiac owners: Did you get a $50 card offer to test drive a Buick/other GM vehicle?

    Yesterday I received a Buick mailer from GM offering me a $50 American Express reward card for going into a dealership and following these steps.

    1. Take a test drive at your local Buick dealer.

    2. Receive the 6-digit dealer BAC Code and write it here. __________

    3. Log on to BuickTestDrive50.com and enter your UNIQUE ID plus the dealer BAC Code.

    You will receive your card in two to four weeks. Questions about receiving your card? Call 888-XXX-XXXX.

    This is a GM/Buick mailer much like you would get from GM Card or GM themselves.

    Frankly I'd just like to get the BAC Code and skip all the rigamarole. I'm not buying right now and don't really want to test drive any Buick. Although it doesn't say you have to actually test drive a Buick. I'd probably ask to test a CTS at my local Buick/Caddy dealer instead. Any other Pontiac owner get this yet. It seems targeted at us "free agent" Pontiac owners as the first sentence reads.... "As a Pontiac owner you know the feeling....."

    I sure do know the feeling. Anyone else get one?
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    Re: Pontiac owners: Did you get a $50 card offer to test drive a Buick/other GM vehic

    I got it in the mail yesterday too. If you look close the "Pontiac" owner font looks a little different. Maybe they are using this in conjunction with the GM Loyalty bonus on all GM owners. If not Saturn, Saab, and Hummer as well?

    Other than a lot of looking and mental exercises I am not really serious for several years about buying.
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    Re: Pontiac owners: Did you get a $50 card offer to test drive a Buick/other GM vehic

    I'm not ready for a car purchase either, I just want to score the $50 reward card. In fact if I can get a legitimate BAC code I could maybe bypass the dealership totally. If not I figure I could take our G8 GT in for a couple of recall items I haven't taken care of yet and while waiting do this to get the $50 card. I never used the useless free oil change cards I got anyway from GM as I do all my own changes and don't want anyone else screwing something up. I notice it has to be done by February 28th as well.

    Anyone else?

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    Re: Pontiac owners: Did you get a $50 card offer to test drive a Buick/other GM vehic

    We haven't received one yet.... But Buick won't be on my radar for quite some time. (It WILL eventually be there, LOL).

    Off topic: It would be cool to get a free $50 gift card, but (probably like the other guys that posted in this thread) there is no way I would waste the time of a salesperson to get $50. Are there people who would?
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    Re: Pontiac owners: Did you get a $50 card offer to test drive a Buick/other GM vehic

    Not yet, but perhaps GM Canada isn't in on this promotion. I did get the free oil change offer though.

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    Re: Pontiac owners: Did you get a $50 card offer to test drive a Buick/other GM vehic

    Nope.

    I gave my G6 to my dad. He's gotten some really stupid problems with the Check Engine light, and while the car was in the shop, he test drove a few Chevys.

    He doesn't like 'em. He's never liked Chevy. That's why he bought Pontiacs all these years. But he likes the Terrain and may get rid of the G6 for a Terrain in a few years.

    But, he's one of those disgruntled GM owners. So he's explored VW and even Ford. He does like the Edge and the CC. However, I planted the seeds to take a look at the ML. He's in no rush. So, we'll see what happens there.

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    Re: Pontiac owners: Did you get a $50 card offer to test drive a Buick/other GM vehic

    Got my $50 offer yesterday as well. I'll waste half hour of my time for $50 when I next go to town. However I will let the receptionist know I won't be buying so they can decide if they choose to waste their time or just give me the code. I lost enough on GM stock to accept a free $50 just based on principal alone.

    All my free Pontiac oil change vouchers state they end on Dec 31, 2010. Did they extend them all to Feb 2011?
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    Re: Pontiac owners: Did you get a $50 card offer to test drive a Buick/other GM vehic

    This is for new car purchase ahh rekkin.

    NO, I didn't get mine for a used GXP. F*** Y**, Pontiac!!!

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    Re: Pontiac owners: Did you get a $50 card offer to test drive a Buick/other GM vehic

    Got ours the other day as well. We're not looking to purchase until next winter, so it went in the trash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    This is for new car purchase ahh rekkin.

    NO, I didn't get mine for a used GXP. F*** Y**, Pontiac!!!

    Since Pontiac no longer exists, new GM deserves all your anger.
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    Re: Pontiac owners: Did you get a $50 card offer to test drive a Buick/other GM vehic

    Quote Originally Posted by tripowergto View Post
    Since Pontiac no longer exists, new GM deserves all your anger.
    I will work on some channeling exercises.

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    Re: Pontiac owners: Did you get a $50 card offer to test drive a Buick/other GM vehic

    there is no way I would waste the time of a salesperson to get $50. Are there people who would?
    If it is 10 minutes or less with a salesperson then yes I will. Might as well get something out of my division being axed.

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    Re: Pontiac owners: Did you get a $50 card offer to test drive a Buick/other GM vehic

    Half hour drive to the nearest Buick dealer, half hour back, plus the time spent on a test drive, a no thank you, and get the code just doesn't translate to 50 bucks in my book.

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    Re: Pontiac owners: Did you get a $50 card offer to test drive a Buick/other GM vehic

    Quote Originally Posted by 2doorpost View Post
    Half hour drive to the nearest Buick dealer, half hour back, plus the time spent on a test drive, a no thank you, and get the code just doesn't translate to 50 bucks in my book.
    Don't make a special trip. Do it when you're already in town near the dealership for other reasons.
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    Re: Pontiac owners: Did you get a $50 card offer to test drive a Buick/other GM vehic

    Yep, got mine this week. Local Buick dealer is the same one I got my G8 from, and I've got a great relationship with them, so they'll probably just give me the number without requiring a test drive, though I did actually drive a Regal Turbo a couple of weeks ago. Hey, 50 bucks is 50 bucks.

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