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Great news, at least for me - I've got a pile of points just sitting there, and now Saturn's doors have opened up to me. Now if only GM will increase redemption allowances for more vehicles that actually get good fuel economy...and not send mailers that "double my earnings" but only apply to big SUVs and maybe a couple Caddys due to redemption allowance limits (while the GMC Canyon or some other more fuel efficient vehicle is stuck around $1000-1500 dollars). Double my allowance limits -- then we'd be talkin'! - Ming

GM Expands Reward Cards Options To Include Saturn Vehicles
April 15, 2008
DOW JONES NEWSWIRES



General Motors Corp. (GM) expanded its rewards credit card guidelines to allow customers to purchase or lease a new Saturn vehicle.

Customers with the GM cards earn rewards with credit card purchases that can be redeemed for the purchase of an eligible GM vehicle or 1% cash back.

The Detroit auto maker said the GM Card and the GM Flexible Earnings Card previously only allowed buyers to earn credits toward the purchase or lease of a Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick, GMC, Cadillac or Hummer.

http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/djf500/200804150851DOWJONESDJONLINE000329_FORTUNE5.htm

 

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I'll stick with using my dad's full GM employee discount (he's an upper engineer at GM). You can get monster deals on the GM emplyee program vehicles (vehicles that engineers and execs drive as company cars for 2 months for evaluation). They are usually fully loaded and have less then 5,000 miles on them and are considered new (i believe) when they are purchased or leased. You can pick them up for as much as 25% below sticker! (or more). And thats a pretty sweet deal for a fully loaded caddy or suburban etc.:clap:
 

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I need to pay better attention. After 14 or so years of carrying a GM Card, it was only recently that I discovered that I could cash in my points as a check in $50 increments rather than having to use the points earned toward the purchase of a new GM car or truck. Of course, I've only ever redeemed points toward the purchase of a new GM product, but it's nice to know I have another option.
 

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I'll stick with using my dad's full GM employee discount (he's an upper engineer at GM). You can get monster deals on the GM emplyee program vehicles (vehicles that engineers and execs drive as company cars for 2 months for evaluation). They are usually fully loaded and have less then 5,000 miles on them and are considered new (i believe) when they are purchased or leased. You can pick them up for as much as 25% below sticker! (or more). And thats a pretty sweet deal for a fully loaded caddy or suburban etc.:clap:
You can get the GM Family First card, which will work with GMS (full employee discount). It only has a 1% earnings rate, but it's better than nothing and there's no redemption limit as far as I know. Saved me $700 on my last car. I don't think it will work with the PEP cars, though.
 

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How do you do that. I have over 16k.


I need to pay better attention. After 14 or so years of carrying a GM Card, it was only recently that I discovered that I could cash in my points as a check in $50 increments rather than having to use the points earned toward the purchase of a new GM car or truck. Of course, I've only ever redeemed points toward the purchase of a new GM product, but it's nice to know I have another option.
 

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Any step that stops treats Saturn equally and not like a step-child is welcome.
I never understood why the GM card did this in the first place. Good Move!
 

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How do you do that. I have over 16k.
You need to be registered at the GM Extended Family Card website. Simply go to the website, click on "Manage your earnings" (NOT manage your account) in the right, upper corner under "Welcome Cardmembers," and follow the instructions at the site. Again, the increments are $50. (If the link doesn't work, you simply need to go to www.gmextendedfamily.com.)

Also, I believe that cash redemption applies to only one type of the GM credit card, the extended family credit card. I could be wrong, though.

Good luck.
 

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Sad day for Saturn.

GM has always maintained this wouldn't happen unless absolutely necessary.

Anyone know the redemption limits?
 

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I don't think this is a bad thing at all. As long as the other pieces of the "Saturn" puzzle stay in place, such as the no-****er-sticker, then I don't see how this hurts them. I can honestly say that I will give a Saturn a serious look the next time around because of this.

Sad day for Saturn.

GM has always maintained this wouldn't happen unless absolutely necessary.

Anyone know the redemption limits?
 

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I'll stick with using my dad's full GM employee discount (he's an upper engineer at GM). You can get monster deals on the GM emplyee program vehicles (vehicles that engineers and execs drive as company cars for 2 months for evaluation). They are usually fully loaded and have less then 5,000 miles on them and are considered new (i believe) when they are purchased or leased. You can pick them up for as much as 25% below sticker! (or more). And thats a pretty sweet deal for a fully loaded caddy or suburban etc.:clap:
I Always thought Exec vehicles would be listed as used, at least they had been when I looked.
 

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Why Can Saab not be on the list? It should include the entire GM family, I want to use the points for a 9-3 SportCombi.
 

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I'll stick with using my dad's full GM employee discount (he's an upper engineer at GM). You can get monster deals on the GM emplyee program vehicles (vehicles that engineers and execs drive as company cars for 2 months for evaluation). They are usually fully loaded and have less then 5,000 miles on them and are considered new (i believe) when they are purchased or leased. You can pick them up for as much as 25% below sticker! (or more). And thats a pretty sweet deal for a fully loaded caddy or suburban etc.:clap:
Ahh, employee lot vehicles... My dad (Eng @ GM) would check out two and we'd race 'em on country roads. Great fun.

Best race ever was a Z28 vs a Z34 - Z34 kicked the Z28's butt. The Z34 would peg the tach just below red line all the way through 3rd gear - GM did a great job programming the trannies for that particular model.

It cost my dad $600 to replace the rubber on the Z28 - he was pissed ;)
 

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I don't think this is a bad thing at all. As long as the other pieces of the "Saturn" puzzle stay in place, such as the no-****er-sticker, then I don't see how this hurts them. I can honestly say that I will give a Saturn a serious look the next time around because of this.

They may not. I had already posted about this here: http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f72/confirmed-gm-card-can-buy-saturn-62869/
Saturn may need to change in order to incease sales.

The GM card is a good thing.
 

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Why Can Saab not be on the list? It should include the entire GM family, I want to use the points for a 9-3 SportCombi.
Same car my wife wants, 9-3 Sport Combi with six speed manual and 2.0 turbo motor. Too bad, I wonder how many Saab sales GM loses from not accepting GM card dollars? She may get a Ford Edge instead if she doesn’t like the new Vue. I was hoping they would announce Saab along with Saturn, now Saab is the only US GM brand that doesn't take GM card earnings, odd.

I assume since I have the old style gold card I can still get up to about $3700 back at Saturn if I build up for seven years. I think we got a little over $3700 off on our Malibu Maxx 3 years ago.
 

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This is good news, it should have been all along, but they still have the no haggle pricing. That needs to go away. I've decided on the Enclave, as of now for later this year, but if they got rid of the no haggle pricing on Saturn, I might be swayed to look at the Outlook again. Just don't get why every division of GM doesn't have the same price tactics. Now the warranties are different too, the Buick has better than the rest, so that too sways me towards the Buick. I'm just crossing my fingers that there are no strikes when I want to order my 2009 model.
 

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"No Haggle" is one of the great marketing illusions of our time.

I've always wondered why GM perpetuated the myth...IMO it deters more buyers than it (supposedly) attracts. Other brands (including Olds) experimented with the concept...and dropped it.
 
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