Originally Posted by Dan JGC
??? A check comes from Tread Lightly??? Huh?
I am going to be picking my new 2014 within the next 10 days....so let me know if an affiliate control number will further reduce my price....if it does, that would be great!
Dealer compensation can be quite confusing so don't bother trying to figure out their actual flow of cash. You save 1% off invoice if you are a Tread Lightly member WITH a control number that HAS BEEN ACTIVE FOR 30 days. You get control numbers within a week or so but until it has been active for 30 days the dealer can't put it in the computer to give you the 1% Tread Lightly affiliate discount, period! Anyone who says otherwise is wrong or if it's a dealer they are just calling some other discount the Tread Lightly discount of using some other pot of money to get you the 1% on paper.
So if you pick up in 10 days you may be out of luck on that one but don't sweat it, it's not really huge dough. You have to join at the $100 level to get the 1% affiliate auto discount perk so the math is:
$51,829 (Summit 4x4, V8 Invoice)
$ 518 (1% affiliate disc)
$ (100) (Tread Lightly membership cost)
$ 418 Net savings (.8% net)
Not chump change but not huge plus you may not be able to combine it with other discounts already in your deal. That's a labyrinth I've never been able to figure out, you have to trust the dealer is playing straight on legit combos. Make them show you the program details that rule the combo they say can't be done if you are concerned.
10 days, wow, I remember how that felt....have fun with it!