This thread is an attempt to centralize the latest information on all the rebates/coupons.* I'll share what I know, and please add to it if you have some other FOR SURE knowledge.
Regarding the Gerber $500 (***update 10/11 - if you didn't sign up before 9/30/05 the gerber rebate is now expired***):
You have to go to http://www.mazdausa.com/gerber
and fill out the info.* Mazda will send you a coupon within a few days that gives you two months to use before it expires.* It says you need to include that e-mail and the original ad.* If you don't have an original ad, you can obtain one by going to http://www.gerber.com
and clicking on the contact us section.* Despite reports that they "had no more ads," I contacted them a few days ago (around 9/9/05) saying that I was having a kid, remembered seeing an ad, but didn't have it anymore and wanted to know if I could get a copy (in my case this is actually true).* I received an e-mail from them within 24 hours and got the ad within 3 days.* This can be combined with the Zoom Zoom coupon, but not ACOG.
Regarding the Zoom Zoom $500:
If you go to a zoom zoom test drive event, you will receive a coupon good for $500 off any mazda.* Although they are not supposed to be sold, these can be purchased on ebay if you are unable to attend a test drive event.* However, they are quickly rising in price (one recently went for over $100).* Go to http://www.zoomzoomlive.com/
for test drive event information.* This can be combined with gerber or ACOG.
Regarding the ACOG $500 (***update 10/11 - if you didn't sign up before 9/30/05 the ACOG rebate is now expired***):
This is exactly the same as the gerber rebate.* It was available in plum magazine, a magazine for older pregnant women that was only available to doctors.* There have only been two editions of this magazine so far, and the ad is contained in both.* All the specifics are just like the gerber ad, except the website is either http://www.mazdausa.com/acog
* It can NOT be combined with the gerber rebate as in essence it is exactly the same, however it can be combined with the zoom zoom coupon.
This used to be an open rebate ($500) for those who recently graduated from college, or will soon graduate from college.* I contacted mazda directly about this, and while they were sort of dodgy, the basic jist was that if this program is still going, it is now "invite only"....it is a quite random thing and there's absolutely no way to opt in.
Also, the general consensus is definitely to not bring up these rebates/coupons until you have a final price negotiated.* These deals do not impact the dealer whatsoever - they lose no money on them.* By bringing them up early, you risk the dealer arguing "well remember you're going to be getting an extra thousand dollars off anyway."
Now for the questions that I have:
1) How do you get the $500 for zoom zoom and gerber?* From what I understand they are both taken off at time of purchase, rather than getting a check later on for instance...can someone confirm that?
Any useful information, please add it on...however let's try and keep this thread the one-stop-shop for useful, factual stuff...and not one full of speculation where you have to sift through everything to figure out what's really fact and what's not.