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I bought my Mazda 3 back in mid-December and I got the dealer to submit my grad rebate application to Mazda Canada. They said that Mazda Canada would mail the cheque to me.

Does anyone know roughly how long it will take for them to mail me the cheque? I've already received their "Welcome to Mazdatown" package, and the extended warrantee letter.
 

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Wrong, they are supposed to take it off the price of the car. $500
 

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We got $500 right off the price of the car. I guess different dealerships have different ways?
 

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that's what i thought in the first place, but the sales man was like "oh yea, we do billions of these grad rebates all the time. you just give us the documents and mazda canada will send you a cheque."

so i was like, ok... well i'll call them on monday and see. it's only been a month so maybe i should wait a bit more.
 

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I'm currently in the same predicament with Mazda. They were going to take the $500 off the invoice at the time of sale but I didn't have a copy of the transcript at that time so I had to come in later and have it sent to them so they could send me a cheque. The dealership told me it would take approx. 4 to 6 weeks, and its been about just over 6. If i don't receive it by the end of the week, I will follow up with the dealership to ensure they sent it out.
 

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I applied my wife's grad rebate to our car. We did not have an origianl transcript but the dealership applied the rebate anyway and told us to bring the transcript within 2 weeks for their paperwork (which we did). Dealership is suppose to have 30 days to apply for the grad rebate from mazda. Most dealer will have no problem applying the rebate up front and get the transcript later.
 

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To clarify, it's up to you which method you want - upfront or down the road. Clearly upfront is better unless you have a fetish for waiting for cheques in the mail to arrive. ;)
 

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IIRC, the last two years - so if you're class of 2005, double-check that you qualify, and hurry!
 

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[quote author=Krupo link=topic=67715.msg1342642#msg1342642 date=1176784445]
IIRC, the last two years - so if you're class of 2005, double-check that you qualify, and hurry!
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That would be awesome. My two years is in August and I'll be buying my car soon. Thanks for the info.
 

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is there any information on mazdas site about the grad rebate i can't find anything? just wanted to know all the paperwork i needed in order to get the rebate...
 

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you can either take 500 off the price or get a cheque mailed to you.. its your choice.. i had it mailed to me and took about 2 months..my question now is.. can you apply for the grad rebate once? im looking to trade in for a newer 3.. a 500 rebate would be sweet again
 

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I think you only get it once - unless Mazda doesn't keep very good records - but I imagine they would track this sort of thing carefully. The phrasing I've quoted below suggests that you may be able to get a new discount after going to grad school, though.

http://www.mazda.ca/root.asp

Go to "promotions" and hit "graduate"

I imagine the US site has a similar layout. Here are the current rules.

Eligible Models:
All new and unused units, including MCI company vehicles and Dealer demonstrators, sold and delivered as retail during the program period.
Vehicle must be registered (RDR and licensed) in the name of the applicant/student.
Only one graduate claim per customer.
An applicant’s degree cannot be used more than once.
A,Z,X Plan customers are excluded from the Mazda Graduate Program.
The Mazda cash award is in addition to any consumer retail incentives that may be available from Mazda Canada at the time of delivery.

Ineligible Models:
Vehicles claimed for payment under the Special Fleet Program.

Graduate Eligibility:
Canadian residents who have graduated between January 1st, 2003 and December 31st, 2007 from an accredited Canadian university or college — a list is attached for reference. The eligibility period is determined from the date shown on the graduate's official transcript. No exceptions from this period will be considered.

Eligible Schools* and Degrees
University: Undergraduate, Bachelor or Post Graduate, Master, Doctorate**. Course length: 3 Years
Community College (outside Quebec): Diploma. Course length: 2 Years
Cegep (Quebec): Diploma of College Studies in technique. Course length: 3 Years

* Recognized by Provincial Ministry of Education.
** Post Graduate degrees may be less than 3 years.

Note:
1. Graduates from foreign schools may qualify; however, the applicant may be required to provide proof that the school is accredited through the applicable governing body.
2. Certificates / Attestations are not eligible.
3. Eligibility is limited to 90 days from new vehicle delivery. (i.e. Dealers who do not apply for the Graduate Rebate at the time of delivery have 90 days following delivery to submit their application.)

Proof of Eligibility:
Proof of eligibility is the dealer’s responsibility and must be substantiated with each of the following documents:
A photocopy of an original official final transcript from the college or university showing the Graduation date (a photocopy of the diploma is not acceptable for the Mazda Graduate Program) or a letter from the Registrar’s office stating the name and length of the program and the Graduation date.
OR IF customer has not graduated yet: a letter confirming graduation within the program period from Registrar's office. The letter has to state the name and the length of the program.
A copy of the vehicle purchase or lease agreement must be included.
A copy of the provincial vehicle registration (and vehicle permit is acceptable wherever available) in the name of the student/applicant.
If the name on the graduate’s diploma is different from the name of applicant, documentation of the name change is required.

Program Elements:
Mazda Canada Inc. will pay a cash award, a portion of which includes the applicable GST/QST/HST.

The cash award amounts are as follows:
Mazda3 / Mazda3 Sport / Mazdaspeed3 - $500
Mazda5 - $500
Mazda6 / Mazda6 Sport / Mazda6 Sport Wagon / Mazdaspeed6 - $500
MX-5 Miata - $500
RX-8 (including RX-8 Special Edition) - $500
MPV - $500
Tribute - $1,000
CX-7- $500
CX-9- $500
B-Series - $1,000

The cash award may be used as a down payment and assigned to the selling dealer. The cash award should be deducted from the final selling price after all taxes.

As this is a consumer offer, an acknowledgement must be signed by the customer. Only original forms, properly completed and signed by the customer will be accepted.

General Provisions:
Mazda Canada Inc. reserves the right to extend, expand, reverse or discontinue any provisions of this program at any time.
 

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I called Mazda USA and the Customer Service Representative told me that Mazda no longer offers the Grad Rebate and if dealers are offering it, it might be a regional or dealer incentive. I also asked one of my local dealers and they said program ended a long time ago.

Has anyone in the US received the Grad Rebate?
 

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I bought my car at the end of 10/05. At that time, I was told that the Mazda grad program ended that summer. This was in the US.
 

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Guy I spoke with said Mazda was getting hammered in US because young demographic were their main buyers so they got rid of that rebate.
 

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Mazda US obviously doesn't care whether or not you're educated.

Clearly companies want more stupid customers... :?
 
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