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I spoke with Diana at the GM Card. She stated that you CAN use your GM Card earnings for the 2006 Solstice and any Pontiac vehicle. I had her confirm with her supervisor and he confirmed it. Woo Hoo! That's a $600 savings for me!
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I spoke with Diana at the GM Card. She stated that you CAN use your GM Card earnings for the 2006 Solstice and any Pontiac vehicle. I had her confirm with her supervisor and he confirmed it. Woo Hoo! That's a $600 savings for me!
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Did you address the First 1000 EOP cars with her? Past posts indicated that First 1000 do not qualify.
 

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Yep. I'm getting one of the first 1,000 EOP's. She said there were NO exceptions. Any and all GM Card earnings can be used (any GM Card). I told her that I have an extended family card and she said no problem. (My Dad is a retiree from GM - so I'm eligible, but no GM Discount).
All GM Cards are available to use for the earnings though.
 

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Yep. I'm getting one of the first 1,000 EOP's. She said there were NO exceptions. Any and all GM Card earnings can be used (any GM Card). I told her that I have an extended family card and she said no problem. (My Dad is a retiree from GM - so I'm eligible, but no GM Discount).
All GM Cards are available to use for the earnings though.
I will answer it here in this thread also, GM Card earnings are not eligible for use on the 1000 First 1000 Exclusive Retail Order Solstice cars.

From the program rules:

14. Incentive/Allowance Programs:
None. The first 1,000 exclusive retail orders under this program are not eligible for any retail, Dealer or fleet incentives or allowances of any kind, or for purchase or lease under the GM Employee Purchase Programs (including GMO, GMS, EVP and PEP), the Supplier Purchase Program, Driver Education Program, GM Dealership Employee Purchase Program, GM Enhanced Dealership Employee Program or GM Tourist Policy. In addition, retired employee vouchers, Customer Assistance Center Goodwill certificates, and GM Card points may not be used toward the purchase or lease of one of the first 1,000 exclusive retail orders.
 

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Darn - you're correct. I just called them again and raised a stink. He said that he saw the previous call on record with Diana and will escalate. He thinks that I may be able to use it, because when I called them they said no problem. They have that on record. I told them I would cancel my card if they didn't allow me to use it!
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my squeeky wheel will be oiled!
 

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SD is correct, no earnings on EOP cars. Upto $1000 on post-EOP cars.
 

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I call the GM Card Center, $1000. limit unless you have an old blue card, then you can use up to the cards' limit. ($3500. I think ) :cool:
 

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Darn - you're correct. I just called them again and raised a stink. He said that he saw the previous call on record with Diana and will escalate. He thinks that I may be able to use it, because when I called them they said no problem. They have that on record. I told them I would cancel my card if they didn't allow me to use it!
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my squeeky wheel will be oiled!
Keep your fingers crossed. The GM Card redemptions verify the VIN# of the vehicle to make sure it is eligible. You might get into a situation where the dealer starts the process and thinks it's a done deal, but can't get paid the redemption because the computer later identifies the vehicle as 1st 1000. That would make the dealer very pleasant to deal with. ;)
Make sure you are talking to the redemption side of the GM Card people. If you talked to customer service, they know virtually nothing about what is and isn't possible and will cheerfully advise you that you can redeem your card on live ostriches, viagra, and a feeling of general well-being. :)
 

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no earnings on 1st 1K? - now I sell it

FOR SALE: from one unhappy card :yawn: earnings person - 1st 1,000; loaded red solstice (I can't afford to lose out on 3,585 in card earnings).
Serious collectors may call 313-389-7540
 

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Hey guys- how do you get a GM card????

Is this a GM Master Card or Visa- or some other card? How do you get one? Any help is appreciated..............we could all use some help in saving on the car, while we are anxiously anticipating it..................... Thanks to all who respond......... ;)
 

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Is this a GM Master Card or Visa- or some other card? How do you get one? Any help is appreciated..............we could all use some help in saving on the car, while we are anxiously anticipating it..................... Thanks to all who respond......... ;)
It is a mastercard. You can find out the details and apply online at www.gmcard.com. :)
 

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I have confirmed in writing that I can use my GM Gold card earnings, $1800 on my first 1000. I have this in writing and a e-mail.
 

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I have confirmed in writing that I can use my GM Gold card earnings, $1800 on my first 1000. I have this in writing and a e-mail.
How can this be when Small Dealer did a post saying just the opposite on 7/1/05
 

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I call the GM Card Center, $1000. limit unless you have an old blue card, then you can use up to the cards' limit. ($3500. I think ) :cool:
Right, the limit is $3500 on the old blue card (which I have). Note, though, that the only way to get to $3500 is to charge at least $10,000 per year for 7 consecutive years (i.e., the blue card has $500 maximum annual earnings).

I've had the blue card since '98, but I've only got around $600 in earnings on it now since I gave $1200 of my earnings to my father a couple years ago when he was buying a Chevy.

As for you "first 1000" folks... If I were you and they wouldn't take my GM Card earnings, I'd raise hell. I received an insert hyping the Solstice in my GM Card bill several months back. Clearly, by advertising the Solstice inside GM Card mailings, they were implying that you could use your earnings on the card. If those mailings didn't include any restrictions regard the "first 1000," I'd say they're on the hook.
 

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POTFH said:
I have confirmed in writing that I can use my GM Gold card earnings, $1800 on my first 1000. I have this in writing and a e-mail.
Confirmed in writing and email from who though?
 

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As for you "first 1000" folks... If I were you and they wouldn't take my GM Card earnings, I'd raise hell. I received an insert hyping the Solstice in my GM Card bill several months back. Clearly, by advertising the Solstice inside GM Card mailings, they were implying that you could use your earnings on the card. If those mailings didn't include any restrictions regard the "first 1000," I'd say they're on the hook.
I wouldn't be so sure about that. The program rules clearly state that the points are not redeemable for the EOP. I can see the dealer working the deal with the points and then later contacting you to tell you that you owe additional money. Just make sure you work the deal when the card redemption center is operational and that the dealer speaks to a real person. My dealers have always used the automated system. I have redeemed $4,294.00 points on three vehicles since 1994. I currently have $500.00 in the bank. I love this program. Just charge the crap out of everything and be disciplined enough to pay it off at the end of the month. :)
 

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GM Card Earnings

I checked early on since I'm maxed out on the old blue GM Card and they said no go on the first 1000, but we're number 4 in the next dealer allotment and will take the $3500 discount to ease the MSRP. :) I've been a GM Card owner since they first came out. Used $3030 on the 1998 Transport (ice hockey and cheerleading days) It's still kicking with 171K+ miles. The wife is really ready for her Deep Solstice to arrive after years of playing taxi driver for the kids!
 

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The program rules clearly state that the points are not redeemable for the EOP. I currently have $500.00 in the bank. I love this program. Just charge the crap out of everything and be disciplined enough to pay it off at the end of the month. :)
I agree with PubliusE. The GM Card restriction for the EOP First 1000 (as quoted by Small Dealer) was CLEARLY stated in the fourteen pages of small print that were the EOP rules. :lol: For those of you who did not read the fine print, :nopity:
You signed on the "dotted line" to buy a First 1000, in effect agreeing to the fact that these cars are not eligible for the GM Card discounts. You don't really have a legal leg to stand on.

I myself kind of ignored my GM Card, until I realized that I didn't get into the First 1000. (I'm pretty sure forum "oldtimers" were all aware of the EOP restriction on the GM Card prior to our attempts at getting a First 1000). Now I've been charging the heck out of everything to try and get my $500 for this year before my car arrives (I've got the old Gold Card.)

Simple advice to those trying to maximize their GM Card earnings, any time you are out and about with friends, family, etc. offer to take their cash and put the expenses on your card. I was in Las Vegas for Memorial Day weekend with 5 friends. I earned almost $200 in GM Card earnings on that month's bill alone! :)
 

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Well I guess we will see when I go to pay for the car. If not it will get used on my regular car which I need to repalce in another year or two. I again call and asked and was told I can use it on a first 1000. I well post if I get it or do not.
 
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