Re: Tread Lightly Question
Zero chance. You will get your Affiliate Control Number by joining in a week. They mail the member packets (has your letter with Control Number) on Fridays so you probably missed that cutoff so yours will go out this Friday and you will receive it the following week. However, just because you have the control number does not mean the dealer can use it. Mr. Computer will let them use it on day 30 of active membership, not before.
With that said, I think you can work something out, maybe. I don't know your market dynamics, etc... but Chrysler employee pricing is 5% below invoice so the reality is there are "ways" for the dealer to discount within that range using a combination of true dealer discounting, Tread Lightly, etc... If they say they'll use the Tread Lightly before the 30 days they are just relabeling a dealer discount which is fine for you, same diff. The rebates are NET of below invoice discounting so don't let them use those as "below invoice" discounts.
It just depends on their motivation to do the deal now or make you wait til the TL Control Number is active in system for 30 days because they would be giving up that profit to give you the same 1% now versus making you wait.