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fchen0125 07-21-2010 07:55 PM

Ultimate Driving Event $1000 Allowance !!! look here
 
If you are in the market for a new BMW , look to see if you can attend an ultimate driving event . all you need to do is to register and go drive any bmw and you will get $1000 allowance towards your new car ... offer ends Sept. 30 ....

Display_Name 07-21-2010 08:23 PM

Great reminder.

Between the eco credit, ultimate driving allowance, & the federal $1,800 tax credit you are looking at a minimum savings of $7,300 off MSRP on a 35d before any price negotiations at all.

Newmanium 07-21-2010 08:32 PM

Federal tax credit doesn't work if you lease - although BMW CCA of 1k does if you've been a member for a year! :)

Good time to buy.

samsonitep 07-21-2010 08:35 PM

the 1k helped for me.....wish I knew about that other 1k off!!

oh well. I recommend everyone take advantage of this

Nickspop 07-22-2010 10:12 AM

Did I miss the boat?
 
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Originally Posted by fchen0125 (Post 5341171)
If you are in the market for a new BMW , look to see if you can attend an ultimate driving event . all you need to do is to register and go drive any bmw and you will get $1000 allowance towards your new car ... offer ends Sept. 30 ....

Is this still going on? If so, where do I register? TIA!

Aqua Bliss 07-22-2010 10:17 AM

Call 1-866-900-4269 and ask them about upcoming events.

aggie njneer 07-22-2010 12:04 PM

so I'm scheduled to attend a driving event in the DC area next Weds night, and my car is being shipped and should arrive at my dealer by the end of next week. I just let my CA know I attended the event and provide him with the paperwork and dealer takes the $1k off the final sales price or is it a rebate I have to fill in?

Aqua Bliss 07-22-2010 12:17 PM

You won't make it. After you attend the event, you will get an email with a unique discount code, but it takes the email about 1 week to arrive (1 week from the day you attend the event).

How they do it is lets say you are financing and you are putting 10k down payment, you give them the email and they change the down payment to 11k instead, it's very simple and straight forward, no rebate, nothing to fill in, nothing to wait for....

aggie njneer 07-22-2010 12:41 PM

I'll hold off on taking delivery one week. I travel a lot for work and only home on Friday/weekends. Thanks for the info though.

Newmanium 07-22-2010 12:48 PM

One of the dealers on here said that as long as you have attended the event, the dealer can call BMW and verify your attendance - even if you haven't gotten your code yet, that should be enough to get the credit in the meantime.

I'm sure they'll figure out how to do it if it means them waiting an extra week or not :).

hsindogg 07-22-2010 02:02 PM

I missed out by a week on this after I had already taken delivery....:mad:

Cader 07-22-2010 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Aqua Bliss (Post 5342699)
How they do it is lets say you are financing and you are putting 10k down payment, you give them the email and they change the down payment to 11k instead

This is incorrect. They actually take it off the negotiated price of the car. So, lets say youve worked out your deal to 64,000 lease/purchase price on a 68,000 MRSP car, the $1,000 discount would make your lease/purchase price $63,000. And just as Aqua stated, its that simple/easy...all the dealer needs is the code that you get in email by attending the event. Also, I received my email 2 business days later. Attended on a Thur and received the following Monday. Although, many have received up to a week later.

CAX5 07-22-2010 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Cader (Post 5343195)
This is incorrect. They actually take it off the negotiated price of the car. So, lets say youve worked out your deal to 64,000 lease/purchase price on a 68,000 MRSP car, the $1,000 discount would make your lease/purchase price $63,000. And just as Aqua stated, its that simple/easy...all the dealer needs is the code that you get in email by attending the event. Also, I received my email 2 business days later. Attended on a Thur and received the following Monday. Although, many have received up to a week later.

Actually, on the Email it says "Ultimate “Drive-Off” allowance ", I used it towards the Lease Drive off Fees ( 1st pmt, Lic) .

Cader 07-22-2010 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by CAX5 (Post 5343244)
Actually, on the Email it says "Ultimate "Drive-Off" allowance ", I used it towards the Lease Drive off Fees ( 1st pmt, Lic) .

hmm, my dealer wouldnt let me do this as that wouldve been my preference as well...but, in the fine print it clearly states that it is good towards the "negotiated purchase price" although they call the incentive program "drive off allowance"

"Sincerely,
BMW of North America
Lease Offers Finance Offers Build Your Own BMW Ultimate Service***; Locate a Dealer
Ultimate Drive Off Allowance is valid June 28 through September 30, 2010 to the recipient of this e-mail or any family member residing within the same household. Offer can only be redeemed once. Offer valid on eligible vehicles only. Offer valid on final negotiated price and may be combined with any other eligible offer that is available at time of purchase. Offer valid towards lease or purchase price and cannot be used for tax, title, registration, destination or other dealership fees. Some restrictions apply, see dealer for details. Don't forget to add bmwusa@emails.bmwusa.com to your Address Book to keep it from skipping your inbox or getting caught in spam filters.
We want your experience with the BMW website to be as smooth and reassuring as driving a BMW. Accordingly, we diligently safeguard your privacy. If you wish to review our Privacy Policy at any time, please click on the link below, or copy and paste it into your Web browser's location window.http://www.bmwusa.com/about/privacy.html"

Aqua Bliss 07-22-2010 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Cader (Post 5343195)
This is incorrect. They actually take it off the negotiated price of the car. So, lets say youve worked out your deal to 64,000 lease/purchase price on a 68,000 MRSP car, the $1,000 discount would make your lease/purchase price $63,000. And just as Aqua stated, its that simple/easy...all the dealer needs is the code that you get in email by attending the event. Also, I received my email 2 business days later. Attended on a Thur and received the following Monday. Although, many have received up to a week later.

Actually mine is different, I saw her apply it directly to the down payment (I am financing). I guess it wouldn't matter if they add it to the down payment or take it off the negotiated price. You're going to be left with the same amount due either way.

Beemersn 07-23-2010 07:29 AM

I showed up for the Ultimate drive event yesterday at 4 PM. I was given the $ 1000 rebate an hour later towards the purchase price. I was asked to provide the "rebate code" once I received it from BMW NA

hugh1850 07-23-2010 07:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Aqua Bliss (Post 5343498)
Actually mine is different, I saw her apply it directly to the down payment (I am financing). I guess it wouldn't matter if they add it to the down payment or take it off the negotiated price. You're going to be left with the same amount due either way.

It matters if you are in a state that taxes the whole cost of the vehicle.

dalekressin 07-23-2010 07:32 AM

I'm going to the event just in case I get another itch.
When does the $1000 credit end (Sept 30th)?

Kirit 07-23-2010 09:36 AM

I am going to Manhattan BMW tomorrow.
Thanks everyone.

1buck01 08-01-2010 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Newmanium (Post 5342781)
One of the dealers on here said that as long as you have attended the event, the dealer can call BMW and verify your attendance - even if you haven't gotten your code yet, that should be enough to get the credit in the meantime.

I'm sure they'll figure out how to do it if it means them waiting an extra week or not :).

Im not able to get to one of these events locally- So does anyone know if you can still get the $1000 coupon code with out attending "an event" For all those people who have received the coupon- would you consider posting the code# to know if they are same code- or indivudual for each customer-:dunno:

Newmanium 08-01-2010 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by 1buck01 (Post 5364569)
Im not able to get to one of these events locally- So does anyone know if you can still get the $1000 coupon code with out attending "an event" For all those people who have received the coupon- would you consider posting the code# to know if they are same code- or indivudual for each customer-:dunno:

Codes are unique (for me, 12 digit string of letters/numbers)., and only usable by person who attended or their immediate household.

zz6938 08-03-2010 09:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Cader (Post 5343195)
This is incorrect. They actually take it off the negotiated price of the car. So, lets say youve worked out your deal to 64,000 lease/purchase price on a 68,000 MRSP car, the $1,000 discount would make your lease/purchase price $63,000. And just as Aqua stated, its that simple/easy...all the dealer needs is the code that you get in email by attending the event. Also, I received my email 2 business days later. Attended on a Thur and received the following Monday. Although, many have received up to a week later.

Just did the Ultimate Driving Event Allowance. It is simple and easy, just like it was mentioned above.. 1k off is taken off before any Tax calculation. then what ever the number is plus tax title registration etc.:thumbup:

1buck01 08-04-2010 06:30 AM

Incentive is Not easy to get
 
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Originally Posted by zz6938 (Post 5370356)
Just did the Ultimate Driving Event Allowance. It is simple and easy, just like it was mentioned above.. 1k off is taken off before any Tax calculation. then what ever the number is plus tax title registration etc.:thumbup:

Unfortunately- its not so simple and easy unless you were lucky enough to attend the event. If there isn't a drive event in your area- or you weren't sent an invite, you are out of luck. The dealers schedule the drive events in a given area, and these have passed through my area more than a month ago. I called the reservation line to see where the nearest one was and it was about 600 miles away up on the east coast- in New York State. Nationally most of them are finished (according to the folks on the reservation line)

It seems to me the program is not well intentioned for those of us unable to get to a drive event. I think the basic idea of a test drive is to get current owners or prospective owners out to drive a new BMW and create some excitement and interest to sell a new vehicle. Unfortunately the program becomes discriminate when the majority of buyers aren't privy to the opportunity. The Ultimate Drive Event is promoted on the BMW NA website- its a national program- but available to few.

IMO, provisions should have been made for interested buyers to visit a dealer, test drive a vehicle and still qualify for the incentive, which I am sure is subsidized by BMW NA. I own more than one BMW vehicle, and am not happy with how they handled this program. The lack of loyalty to current owners has turned me off. I was shopping for a new X5, and prepared to shell out $65 grand, but I will now look harder at the Q7- the Touareg, and even closer at the new 2011 grand cherokee which is honesty a real 4x4 SUV, the interior and build quality has gone way upscale and comes with every thing a fully optioned X5 does for about $25,000 less.

So for a 1,000 bucks- and a poorly executed program, BMW will likely be loosing this customer:thumbdwn:

Kirit 08-04-2010 06:50 AM

I called BMW yesterday to find out where they still have this. I was told that it is only in NY state till next week. A friend of mine missed it before so he is planning to go to Endicott, NY on Monday from NJ. It is about 180 miles but he is saving $1000 so I guess it is worth it.

two-five boy 08-04-2010 08:02 AM

I'm from NYC and I attended the UDE last week, all the way up at Orange County BMW. I was told by the reservation rep that Orange County was the last dealer in the tri-state area holding the event.

Keep in mind that the UDE has been going on since April, and supposedly ends sometime in September. Lastly, you must take delivery of the new vehicle before 9/30 or the coupon code becomes useless.


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