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Subaru Loyalty Coupon - $500

I've seen a few mentions on here about people who have a relatively new Subaru (past 4 years or so) getting a $500 loyalty coupon from SOA towards the purchase of a new one.

Well, just out of curiosity, I called SOA today to see if we might be eligible - even though our car is a 2003 Legacy wagon. The lady tried looking up the car using my wife's name (the '03 was purchased before we were married) but had no luck, so she asked for the VIN which worked. She immediately said she could issue us a loyalty coupon and sent a PDF via e-mail as soon as we got off the phone.

So heads up to anyone with an older Subaru getting ready to buy another one! A 5 minute phone call could save you another $500.

[Apologies if this is old news, but everything I've read previously seemed to indicate the coupon was only for more recent car purchases.]
 

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Sweeeett!!!!

She bought it new? That's cool.
 

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I've seen a few mentions on here about people who have a relatively new Subaru (past 4 years or so) getting a $500 loyalty coupon from SOA towards the purchase of a new one.

Well, just out of curiosity, I called SOA today to see if we might be eligible - even though our car is a 2003 Legacy wagon. The lady tried looking up the car using my wife's name (the '03 was purchased before we were married) but had no luck, so she asked for the VIN which worked. She immediately said she could issue us a loyalty coupon and sent a PDF via e-mail as soon as we got off the phone.

So heads up to anyone with an older Subaru getting ready to buy another one! A 5 minute phone call could save you another $500.

[Apologies if this is old news, but everything I've read previously seemed to indicate the coupon was only for more recent car purchases.]


I owe you a beer! I called the customer service number and at first the rep said there were no loyalty programs in effect, but then I told him I had a 2011 Outback and he asked for the last 8 digits of the VIN. I now have a $500 coupon coming my way. It is good for one year. Since I should be picking up my 2015 in a couple of weeks, it will come in very handy!
 

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Odd, I just got off the phone and was told the same, no loyalty offers. Gave him the VIN of my wife's car (2009 Outback Sport) and the mileage...still no luck. He did look up regional incentives and gave me the information on the same financing rates on the SOA website. Any idea why I struck out?
 

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I already purchased my new 2015 eariler this month and asked about the dealer about a loyalty program. (After buying my wife's Forester in 2011, we are hooked.) I was told they only have one for people who are getting a new lease after their previous one is up. I wil lbe calling to see about the $500. Worst they can say is no!
 

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Is there any chance this will still be going on in a year or two when my parents are shopping?
 

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Odd, I just got off the phone and was told the same, no loyalty offers. Gave him the VIN of my wife's car (2009 Outback Sport) and the mileage...still no luck. He did look up regional incentives and gave me the information on the same financing rates on the SOA website. Any idea why I struck out?
Did you buy the '09 new from a Subaru dealer? If yes, then I can't imagine why you wouldn't be eligible. Maybe try again and see if a different customer service agent has a different answer.
 

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Is there any chance this will still be going on in a year or two when my parents are shopping?
Your guess is as good as anyone's! If you get the coupon today, it is good till the end of 2015. If you don't think they will purchase in 2015, you can always try calling SOA when they get closer to buying.

Bottom line - it never hurts to call and ask. I honestly didn't expect to get anything when I called but figured it was worth a few minutes of my time to try.
 

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I reckon any Subaru salesperson will offer that same $500 off any new vehicle just by asking.
 

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I reckon any Subaru salesperson will offer that same $500 off any new vehicle just by asking.
I disagree. I negotiated the best possible price I could from the dealer. This coupon lowers that price by another $500 - my guess is that SOA reimburses the dealer the $500 so they don't lose it.
 

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I disagree. I negotiated the best possible price I could from the dealer. This coupon lowers that price by another $500 - my guess is that SOA reimburses the dealer the $500 so they don't lose it.
At that point you tell the salesperson, "I'll be back when I have the coupon". Watch them scramble to find one for you.
 

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I bought an Outback in November and my wife is looking at an XV Crosstrek. The Added Security Plan document had a $500 coupon attached (thanks to this forum, I remembered that!) but I did a search and found this at markmillersubaru.com in Utah

$1000.00 Loyalty Coupon* - Voucher to be used when purchasing or leasing another new Subaru within the next 4 years. This is provided through Subaru of America and is on top of your best negotiated price.

Wondering if anyone has seen a $1,000 coupon or received one from some other source?
 

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I got my $500 loyalty coupon in the mail about two weeks ago after purchasing in August and taking delivery in November. It is good for a year and we'll probably use it when we trade in the '05 Forester my wife drives for a '16 Forester provided it gets the Eyesight II this model year.
 

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How to get $1000 under invoice

OK, so thanks for this thread. I called SOA and gave them my VIN. I got a code number of which I'm supposed to tell the dealership to enter into their Coupon Redemption System on SubaruNet. This will give me $500 off.
I then emailed another dealership and found out that in the Northern Virginia area, the invoice for this car.....
2015 Outback Premium 2.5i
White Exterior/Beige Interior
Eyesight package #14
Protection Package #2
MSRP 30,379
....invoice is 28,193.


BUT if you get in on the Subaru VIP program for 2% under invoice (example, ASPCA) then you'll get the car for 2% under invoice which is 27,619 (according to internet rep). So if you can get a verbal acceptance of this, THEN give them the $500 rebate code. Resulting in $1000 under invoice.


This is an especially good deal right now since I was told (ha! who knows what to believe with these guys) that no one is selling Outbacks below invoice right now.


For me, I already ordered mine for 28,100 + taxes/tags/fees 2 weeks ago but I didn't have the VIP program going for me this time around. Wasn't planning on buying a car yet. I did, however, buy one. I put $500 deposit down to order one. Arriving in February. About to take my $500 rebate code down to the dealership and hope they don't give me a problem about it.


THANKS ALL!!!
 

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BUT if you get in on the Subaru VIP program for 2% under invoice (example, ASPCA) then you'll get the car for 2% under invoice which is 27,619 (according to internet rep). So if you can get a verbal acceptance of this, THEN give them the $500 rebate code. Resulting in $1000 under invoice.


This is an especially good deal right now since I was told (ha! who knows what to believe with these guys) that no one is selling Outbacks below invoice right now.
You can check out the MSRP thread in the 2015 forum - people are definitely getting well below invoice, even without the VIP program. We ended up at about $1100 under invoice (including the dealer fee) before getting the $500 coupon from Subaru. So in the end we'll be around $1600 under invoice.
 

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You can check out the MSRP thread in the 2015 forum - people are definitely getting well below invoice, even without the VIP program. We ended up at about $1100 under invoice (including the dealer fee) before getting the $500 coupon from Subaru. So in the end we'll be around $1600 under invoice.
Nice, thanks for the motivation! Was able to figure out a way to save some more on the car. Will be nearly 1,100 under invoice (after $500 coupon from Subaru). Certainly not the best ever, but **** good for Northern Virginia (one of most expensive areas in nation). At least compared to what I've seen so far.

MSRP 30,379
Inv 28,193
Will pay $27,129 (plus fees/taxes)
 

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Hey- has anyone gotten the $500 coupon **without** buying the protection plan? I'm wondering if the people who have successfully used the $500 coupon actually had purchased a plan previously or purchased the plan w/ the new car.

I called SOA and was plainly and clearly told that such a discount does not exist unless one were to buy the protection package. She offered me $100 for parts and service w/o buying the protection plan.
 
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