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Just called my dealer and he said that he has no problem honoring the zoom zoom coupon with any of the other 'private' use coupons(ACOG or Gerber). My dealer said that the ACOG coupon he was looking at expired 9/9/2005. Does anyone know if this true for all of the ACOG coupons?
 

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Yeah, I think that is right.  mazdausa.com has a link that will tell you what cities are hosting the show.
 

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The once and for all COUPON/REBATE THREAD (including zoom, gerber, acog, etc.)

***Modified 10/11/05***

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 or http://www.mazdausa.com/family  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.

Grad Rebate:
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.
 

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Re: The once and for all COUPON/REBATE THREAD (including zoom, gerber, acog, etc.)

Stickied. Any new threads made about rebate coupons will be merged into this one..
 

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You're right about Ebay, the price is rising pretty quick on the lanyards still out there for sale. I saw one last night that popped up "buy it now". I was the first veiwer, it had only been posted about 30 minutes. By the time I could talk my wife into it (c'mon $500.00 is $500.00!) it had sold. So if you see a buy it now option at a decent price, the one last night was 49.99, I would definitely buy it.

I emailed a dealer in TX last night that I have been corresponding with on the price of a new mazda3. I asked him about the Gerber/Zoom Zoom combining. Here is his response:

"Thanks for the email. According to everything that I can find, yes, you can use both coupons together.

When are you going to be making your decision?

Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

Thanks,
(to protect the innocent)

Please ask for (to protect the innocent) in Internet Sales!"

I think most dealers really don't care if you are using these coupons. Sounds like it doesn't affect them any in $$, but I still would't bring it up until a price is finalized.

I have to sell my car before I can purchase my mazda, hope I can get it done before 12/31/05!!! Anyway, I could drive to Dallas to the sales event in Oct. but I think I would spend as much on gas than buying one on Ebay. :(
 

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Didn't notice this sticky until now so I'll reiterate my responses found below. I was able to combine both the Gerber and Zoom Zoom offers yesterday. Like solarbearusa said I don't think the dealership cares that you're using them. They just seem surprised that I had two of them when I brought them up. They made sure they were originals and also found it strange that a guy in his early twenties would have a Gerber coupon :lol:. They said that Mazda sends them the money so there's no having to mail in crap or chance of denial from what I understand.
 

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I purchased a Mazda3 today, and I thought I'd share the following on the coupon combinations:

I asked Mazda directly via email and yes, the Gerber and Zoom-Zoom can be combined.
The Zoom-Zoom is $500 off, the Gerber is $500 cash back.

The dealer took $1000 off of my purchase.

Hope this helps!
 

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Thanks a lot for the responses...that clears things up...now the only question I have is can ACOG be applied along with Gerber...I'm pretty sure that's a negative, but I know I saw someone somewhere said they had done it.
 

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OK, does anyone know what magazines (name and date) the coupons ran in? I emailed Gerber to get one but I'm also a father of an infant and toddler, and my wife has stacks of baby magazines. I flipped thru a few tonight but came up empty. If I do come up with one I'll certainly post it.
 

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[quote author=oscarsonthepond link=topic=29370.msg408626#msg408626 date=1126827579]
Thanks a lot for the responses...that clears things up...now the only question I have is can ACOG be applied along with Gerber...I'm pretty sure that's a negative, but I know I saw someone somewhere said they had done it.
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Can anyone confirm using the ACOG rebate AFTER 9/9/2005? My dealer told me they expired on that day.
 

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The ACOG ran in Plum Magazine. I don't recall seeing any expiration on the advert itself, however, you also need the corresponding email from Mazda with a certificate number on it to be fully able to take advantage of the offer (though the experience seems to vary dealer by dealer). If there is any, the "expiration" is might be that after that date, Mazda will no longer email certificates. On the off chance that I would be able to get my hands on/use the ACOG advert, I did the request on the Mazda site for both that and Gerber. I did not get either. However, not being one to take chances, I also applied for Gerber as my husband, and he was the one to actually receive the Gerber certificate!

I think short of buying Plum on eBay (and I'd check with Mazda to see if you could benefit before spending any $$ on it), you will probably only find that magazine through a friend or possibly someone's OBGYN. I had considered calling mine, but as I did not receive the certificate, it would have been, in theory, pointless (for me).

The Gerber can be combined with any public offer (which is why Zoom Zoom is ok- you just have to attend, or know someone who attended, their Zoom Zoom live event, and all you need to do to attend one is say you want to). The ACOG (and possibly Gerber) are probably private marketing tools, or at least restrictive.

If you really need to know in advance however, you can email Mazda. They responded (to me at least) within 24 hours. See the "Contact Us" option at the bottom of the MazdaUsa web page. I did for ZZ & Gerber because I didn't want my dealer to be uninformed or misinformed and deny my a rebate I could use. (All marketing tools can be like that- sometimes the field/street company employees are the last to know!)

And everyone remember something- if "the rules of use" are published on a coupon, those are generally the rules to use it. Some dealers might try to say "oh, you need x or y with that." If it doesn't say that clearly on the coupon, they have to honor it as printed (though most coupons will have some sort of right of refusal disclaimer, but I've not seen that on these coupons). You might have to get the email from Mazda telling them to honor it as printed, which is why it is handy to have that all in advance.

Generally, the dealers seem pretty accommodating because they want to sell cars and because the don't lose out on these rebates/cash back offers/discounts.
 

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:screwy:Did you finance through Mazda or use your own. I would like to use my local credit union, but do you have to use Mazda financing to use both rebates? Thanks
 

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Re: Can S-Plan Gerber Zoom Zoom

YES!  S-Plan has no bearing on the use of rebates. Zoom Zoom and Gerber can both be used with S-Plan for an additional $1,000 off invoice pricing.
 

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Are the $500 Zoom-Zoom Coupon and the $500 Gerber Coupon "Combinable?"

Sorry if someone has already answered, but I searched dilligently and have not been able to find the answer.

In other words, can one stack these two coupons and get $1,000 discount?

TIA
 

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Just got an e-mail directly from mazda stating that you can use gerber/zoomzoom or acog/zoomzoom together for a total of $1000 off, however they said ACOG and gerber are the same rebate and cannot be used together. I modified my post above accordingly
 
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