I love test drives. It is an easy way to make extra money. I also love them because I make my husband go do them. He loves cars and it is a good excuse for him to go out and get his testosterone flowing. Before anyone acuses me of taking advantage of the car companies … I will tell you that Once we did buy a car that we never would have otherwise if he hadn’t gone and made $50 for test driving it. It is a Suzuki Grand Vitara and I still have the car and love it. It has a keyless entry that I wouldn’t live without.
Test drives are, however, becoming very scarce.
For that reason I was tickled when I got an email yesterday from Chevy Cruze with this $50 Target gift card offer ! These offers are by invite only usually so don’t get really excited YET ...
How do you get these offers ? You sign up for brochures and get on lots of the car companies email lists. So, I got this one, but I can’t guarantee that you will get one too. But, if I were you I would sign up HERE for their brochure email and see what happens. I also subscribe to this discussion over at FatWallet where people report on the test drives that they get. Because of the economy they are few and far between, but they do happen. The other way to hear about test drive offers is to subscribe to my blog HERE. It’s FREE and I will email you all kinds of deals everyday . This is the HOME of FOUND money !
Some dealers won’t even make you take the test drive if you are honest with them and tell them you just want them to sign your offer and that you really don’t want to buy a vehicle. My husband never does this though because he always wants to drive the cars.
Here is the email they sent me :
Experience the all-new 2011 Cruze for yourself and feel the love firsthand. With more passenger room and cargo space than Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla or Ford Focus, Cruze is the clear winner. And with 10 standard air bags2 — more than Civic, Focus or Corolla — Cruze beats the competition again. Plus, every Cruze comes with OnStar®3 Turn-by-Turn Navigation standard for the first six months and offers 36 MPG highway.4 It all adds up, especially when you get a $50 Target® GiftCard just for taking a test drive.
Simply print out this email with your certificate number and bring it in to your Chevrolet dealer to take a test drive today. It’s time to get used to more with Cruze.