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Palmetto Ford Community Business Benefits Program Guidelines

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1.​ How does the Business Benefits Program work?

The Program is based on the use of a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in conjunction with the last 4 digits of the eligible participants’ Social Security Number. This information authorizes the participant​ to obtain a discount on eligible vehicles.​ The buyers can print the assigned PIN from the website.

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2.​ Who is eligible?

Enrolled business owners, their employees (salaried, hourly and contract), retirees, customers of the registered business, and their households who reside within the​ U.S.​ You will be required to show proof of business ownership to utilize accrued credits for purchases or assignments to charity organizations. Charities are required to be registered program members to receive assigned credits from any business.

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3.​ ​ How do I participate?

Each time you wish to participate in the Plan you will need to obtain an approval​ prior​ to the purchase. For each approval you will need to generate a new Personal Identification Number (PIN). To request a PIN, go the "Generate a PIN" tab.​ 

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4.​ How many vehicles may I obtain through the Palmetto Ford Community Benefits Program?

Eligible business participants may use the program to fulfill up to eight (8) vehicle purchases per year. Individual employees and customers may utilize the program up to four (4) times per calendar year during the participation period. All purchases are required to be processed with an active PIN. Only one PIN per purchase is permitted for employees and customers. Business purchases are not required to generate a PIN.

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5.​ What if I don't use the PIN that I generate?

Your PIN is valid for 12 months from the date it is issued. After the 12 months, your PIN will automatically expire and no longer count against your 4​ PINs/year allotment.

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6.​ How long is a PIN valid?

PINs​ remain active for 12 months from the date of issue.

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7.​ How can I obtain my PIN if I forget or misplace it?

You can obtain a PIN, which was previously generated, by visiting our website or contacting the coordinating representative assigned to your business. You will need to provide your name and the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number for verification.

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8.​ Once I receive my PIN, how do I procure a vehicle and obtain the plan discount?

Provide the dealer with your PIN and the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number. The dealer can confirm with this data that you are an eligible Program participant. ​ You will be required to provide appropriate "proof of identity” and business relationship to the dealer before completing the sale.

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9.​ What vehicles are eligible for the Plan?

For a list of excluded vehicles, go to the Vehicles and Pricing tab. All Ford Motor Company, Lincoln and pre-owned vehicles are generally eligible with the exception of a select few models that are listed in the "excluded vehicles" section of the​ Palmetto Ford​ web site. In addition, exclusions are subject to change, so verify eligibility by reviewing the ineligible vehicles​ list or see the coordinating representative at the dealer for details.

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10.​ Are SVT and other specialty vehicles eligible?

Yes. However the program is voluntary and subject to reasonable availability.

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11.​ Can I receive the special Community Business Benefits Program price at any dealer?

The Program is available specifically through Palmetto Ford Lincoln.​  You must inform the dealer of Program eligibility during your first contact with your dealer. Eligible vehicles that are in limited supply, like most SVT models, may be difficult to obtain through the Program.

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12.​ Can I purchase or lease my eligible vehicle?

Yes, either form of obtaining a vehicle is valid.

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13.​ Can I trade-in a vehicle in combination with this program?

Yes, you may choose to trade-in your previous vehicle, but the trade-in allowance will be subject to current market values of comparable vehicles within the regional market.

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14.​ How can this program impact the value of my trade-in?

When evaluating your trade-in, dealerships may consult value books or local auction value guides for similar vehicles, assess your vehicle’s condition, mileage and current used vehicle market climate, to determine its value. Many Internet sites, including edmonds.com and kbb.com (Kelly Blue Book), will give you an approximate trade-in value, but will not buy your vehicle. Only the dealer will buy the vehicle from you and, therefore, sets the actual value/price based on these factors. You are also free to sell your vehicle yourself.

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15.​ Are dealer demonstrators or used vehicles included in the Program?

The Program includes most new, pre-owned certified, and used vehicles. ​ New vehicle demonstrator units are available for sale at the new vehicle Program price.​ However, no additional discount is permitted beyond incentives compatible with the Program deal.​ 

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16.​ Are prior model year vehicles eligible?

Most vehicles may be purchased or leased while supplies last for products under Program.​ See your coordinating representative or sales consultant for details.

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17.​ Can I obtain a vehicle for my business or for a charity of my choice?

Yes.​  You are encouraged to use your Program privileges to reward those who help your business to thrive. Additionally, you may purchase the vehicle in the name of a business owned by you, your spouse or household member. ​ ​ 

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18.​ Are any other items covered through the Program?

No. Dealer installed options, conversion packages, extended warranties, accessories, etc., are not covered by the Program and must be agreed upon between you and the dealership.

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19.​ Am I eligible for other incentives?

Yes, for most. Program participants are eligible for most public incentives. There are some offers that are not compatible with this offer. Your sales consultant can best determine which incentives you are eligible for.

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20.​ What is Program pricing and how do I know if I’m getting a good deal?

The Program offers competitive savings on most vehicles. Program pricing varies by brand and the “Palmetto Promise” is always in effect to ensure you receive the best value.

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21.​ Will I ever see a price lower than the Program?

Occasionally a dealer will run a special or "loss leader" vehicle in their advertisement, to generate traffic or move older inventory, with a price identical to or in some cases lower than Program. Remember to always let your Coordinating Representative know when you intend to purchase a vehicle and schedule an appointment whenever possible. Always keep in mind that customers using the program are required to pay dealer admin fees, which may be an​ additional​ cost.

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22.​ When do I need to identify myself as a participant?

You are OBLIGATED to identify yourself as a Program participant at the time you first visit a dealership. Not providing this information to your salesperson up-front, may jeopardize your ability to obtain a vehicle using the Program.​ 

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23.​ How long is the Program in effect?

There is no effective expiration date for this program, however, Palmetto Ford Lincoln reserves the right to modify the program, remove eligibility, or cancel the program at any time.

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24.​ Can I be charged a “document fee” (doc fee) under the Program?

Yes.​  Purchases will be assessed​ documentary fees on each delivery to an eligible purchaser under the terms of the Program, unless otherwise provided by state or local laws or regulation.​ 

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25.​ How do I enroll for Special Offers and why should I?

Go to the​ Special Offers​ tab and follow the instructions. Program Participants who enroll for Special Offers receive email notifications of incentives above and beyond retail (i.e. general public) incentives. These incentives are generally short-lived and the email may be the only way to become aware of the additional savings.

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