|by Mr Credit Card|
Yesterday, Mrs Credit Card and myself got a freebie $50 gift card (total value) simply for test driving Gm’s Buick LaCrosse 2010 model at the King of Prussia shopping mall. We found out about this from our neighbors, who was also got their $50 worth of gift cards.
All we had to do was to sign up at the Buick booth, which they set up outside the Mall. We had to fill in a couple of forms with details like your home address, name, phone number and email (though I did not fill in my email) and our driving license number (which had to be checked). Once this was done, we simply waited 5 minutes for our turn to test drive the car around the huge King of Prussia parking lot.
The car was quite cool. It was very quiet and had cool blue lights that lighted up at night. The person that was sitting beside me explained the details of the car and its features. There was absolutely no sales pressure at all. At the end of it, he gave me my $25 gift card (which was an Amex gift card) that can be used anywhere at King of Prussia Mall. Mrs Credit Card got hers too. In fact, they weren’t even bothered that we were spouses. They happily gave us our gift cards (so we got a total value of $50).
We decided to have lunch at the Cheesecake Factory and used our card there. The total bill came up to $63 and we gave a $10 tip. So the total bill was only $23 for us!
We bailed out GM, so might as well get something back – GM was bailed out by taxpayers, so my rationale is that at least we get a token $50 back. We have absolutely no intention of changing cars or ing a new one anytime soon. The whole process took 5 minutes to register, a couple of minutes to wait and 5 minutes to test drive. No high pressure sales tactics and it was a breeze.
Since a part of your taxes were used to bail out GM, you might as well get something back for it even if you have no intention to from them.
Test Drive available in cities nationwide this Saturday – Upon chatting with the folks at the booth, I also found out that GM will be having this test drive and $25 gift card giveaway next weekend at the same place, but also at cities nationwide. So if you are reading this, let me tell you that this is one of the easiest $50 gift cards I’ve ever got. Consider this a tax rebate! Go out next weekend and give it a spin. Bring family and friends along and have a nice meal afterwards at GM’s (uh..actually our own) expense!
P.S. – In case you are wondering, I knew I was going to blog about this, so I had my camera prepared!