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06-30-2016 10:54 PM
rebelx
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Originally Posted by Medina623 View Post
The place I went too, there original price was $49 and I had to print the "the works" paper in order for them to give it to me at that price. So when I asked if I can combine the "the works" coupon with $10 off they didn't give it to me


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ooh, that's lame. I never encounter any resistance when doing it that way. The price is rung up at $39.99 and I get my initial work estimate. Then when it's time to pay, I ask to have my rewards account applied to the purchase.
06-30-2016 10:52 PM
Medina623
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Coupons?



I think there's some confusion going on.



What two things were you trying to combine? Be very specific since there are a lot of coupons/rebates/rewards stuff floating around.



I combine rebate + rewards balance all the time. I've never seen a coupon (unless you're calling the rebate a "coupon").



The de facto price for the standard The Works is $39.99. It's like a "sale price," so you don't even need to bring in any documentation. They just ring it up at $39.99 if that's the current promotion. Then you use your rewards balance (you get $10 for free if you sign up), and then you submit your mail in rebate.


The place I went too, there original price was $49 and I had to print the "the works" paper in order for them to give it to me at that price. So when I asked if I can combine the "the works" coupon with $10 off they didn't give it to me


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06-30-2016 10:45 PM
rebelx
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Yea it didn't work I tried it lol they said I couldn't combine coupons :/


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Coupons?

I think there's some confusion going on.

What two things were you trying to combine? Be very specific since there are a lot of coupons/rebates/rewards stuff floating around.

I combine rebate + rewards balance all the time. I've never seen a coupon (unless you're calling the rebate a "coupon").

The de facto price for the standard The Works is $39.99. It's like a "sale price," so you don't even need to bring in any documentation. They just ring it up at $39.99 if that's the current promotion. Then you use your rewards balance (you get $10 for free if you sign up), and then you submit your mail in rebate.

Example: Right now, I have about $20 accumulated in my rewards account. I'm going to wait about a month to see if Ford releases a $10 mail in rebate and combine that with the standard $39.99 oil change. When I go to pay my bill, it'll be $39.99-$20 (the rewards account), or $19.99. Then, I'll submit the mail in rebate and have the balance applied to my rewards account, which will give me a $5 bonus ($15 total). My net cost for this upcoming oil change will be $5 (funds added forward).

I've never actually paid the full retail price for an oil change because I either had mail in rebates accrued or the initial $10 bonus.
06-30-2016 10:02 PM
Medina623
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Signing up is free, yes. However, you used to be able to sign up online with your preferred dealer, however, that doesn't appear to be the case (not sure about this). You might want to call your dealership a day or two before you want to go in there and see if they can set you up with an account (and number) over the phone. Alternatively, go in person and set it up.



You might run into trouble if you try to use the $10 bonus on the same day you sign up.


Yea it didn't work I tried it lol they said I couldn't combine coupons :/


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06-30-2016 09:59 PM
Arco-Zakus
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This was some good reading :)

I average around 8K mi/yr. Typically the oil gets changed at six month intervals.

There isn't any harm in changing it often.
I vaguely recall that someone speculated earlier that the volatility of fresh oil may be higher, which could contribute to carbon buildup on intake valves via the positive crankcase ventilation. Not sure whether that's true, but it sounds reasonable.

Another risk depends on who does the work. More oil changes create more opportunities for careless work to cause problems. (Why I'm still doing my own.)
06-30-2016 05:15 PM
rebelx
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Originally Posted by Medina623 View Post
Is signing up free? So tomorrow when I go in, become a member and then I can use my $10 off on that same oil change?


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Signing up is free, yes. However, you used to be able to sign up online with your preferred dealer, however, that doesn't appear to be the case (not sure about this). You might want to call your dealership a day or two before you want to go in there and see if they can set you up with an account (and number) over the phone. Alternatively, go in person and set it up.

You might run into trouble if you try to use the $10 bonus on the same day you sign up.
06-30-2016 02:56 PM
Luki13 This was some good reading :)

I average around 8K mi/yr. Typically the oil gets changed at six month intervals.

There isn't any harm in changing it often.
06-30-2016 01:06 PM
bigcountry58 Bought mine new in May '15

Just for fun (and because my vehicle came with a lifetime powertrain warranty) I have been doing 10k mile intervals. The change oil message has come on the day of my scheduled oil change both times (just over 10k). Currently about to get my 3rd oil change (at 30k) within the next couple weeks.

Will let you know if my engine ever goes, but to be honest the oil always looks to be in good shape until about 8k. Top off oil about 5k - 6k with half a quart and leave it at that. It has actually been burning less oil as the miles get put on.
06-28-2016 01:30 AM
Medina623
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Oh, and if you're not a member yet, you get a free $10 on sign up! That means if you can combine the free $10 with the rebate $10 (+$5), your net oil change price can be as low as $14.99 (or $19.99 if you want your rebate via check instead).



But if you apply the $10 rebate to your rewards account, make sure to use them up within one year or they expire. What I do is to immediately apply the rebate balance on my account with each successive oil change. That way, there's no way that the funds could expire.



Plus, fifth (sixth?) oil change is free!


Is signing up free? So tomorrow when I go in, become a member and then I can use my $10 off on that same oil change?


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06-28-2016 01:06 AM
rebelx
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Originally Posted by Medina623 View Post
I googled it and I found the rebate you were talking about, I'm not a member to rewards lol ima sign up tomorrow but yea it's a print out paper


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Oh, and if you're not a member yet, you get a free $10 on sign up! That means if you can combine the free $10 with the rebate $10 (+$5), your net oil change price can be as low as $14.99 (or $19.99 if you want your rebate via check instead).

But if you apply the $10 rebate to your rewards account, make sure to use them up within one year or they expire. What I do is to immediately apply the rebate balance on my account with each successive oil change. That way, there's no way that the funds could expire.

Plus, fifth (sixth?) oil change is free!
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