GM Educator Discount
Who is eligible for the program?
If you’re a current employee of a public school, private school, university or college, you are eligible for the GM Educator Program. Eligible participants are able to sponsor their spouse and dependent children and stepchildren, provided the children are either under 21 years of age or full-time students under 25 years of age on the date of purchase.
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GM Educator Discount Overview
The General Motors Educator Appreciation Program (the “Program”) provides eligible participants (each a “Participant”)
residing in the United States with the opportunity to apply the program offer to the purchase or lease of a new and
unused vehicle (“Eligible Vehicles”) from a participating dealer. A Participant may also provide eligible individuals (each a
“Sponsored Purchaser”) residing in the United States with the opportunity to apply the program offer to the purchase or
lease of an Eligible Vehicle from a participating dealer.
By purchasing or leasing an Eligible Vehicle through the Program, both the Participant and the Sponsored Purchaser
acknowledge and agree to be bound by these Rules and Guidelines.
It is the Participant’s responsibility to know these Program Rules and Guidelines and to make them known to each
Sponsored Purchaser. Violations of these Rules and Guidelines by any Participant or his or her Sponsored Purchaser will
result in sanctions against the Participant. The Program Manager shall have sole discretion at all times to enforce these
Rules and Guidelines and suspend a Participant’s and/or a dealer’s participation in the Program.
Applicable state and municipal laws, regulations, rules, ordinances, policies, codes of conduct, and other directives or
standards regarding ethics and gift acceptance by state or municipal employees may restrict and/or prohibit Participants
employed by state or municipal governments from participating in the Program. By accepting offers though the Program,
the Participant verifies that he or she complies with all laws, regulations, policies or other restrictions regarding ethics or
gift acceptance that apply to the Participant.
The Program may be withdrawn at any time, and its terms are subject to change from time to time by GM. Final decisions
in all matters relating to the interpretation of these Rules and Guidelines rest solely with GM.
The Program cannot be retroactively applied to a prior purchase or lease.
Participants must be eligible to participate throughout the entire purchase process – from the date the process is started
through the date of vehicle delivery.
This Program is available only to Eligible Participants, defined as:
1) Active employees of a public school, private school, university or college
Participants are able to sponsor their:
2) Dependent children and stepchildren, provided the children are either under 21 years of age or full-time students
under 25 years of age on the date of purchase
GM has the final decision on all eligibility requirements.
Each Participant is limited to a certain number of Authorization Numbers each year to purchase or lease Eligible Vehicles
under the Program:
• Participants are eligible to receive two (2) authorizations per year
Each Authorization Number is valid for 90 days from the date it was issued to purchase or lease an Eligible Vehicle.
Educator Appreciation Program
Rules and Guidelines
After it has issued each Authorization Number, GM will send the Participant who requested the Authorization Number an
electronic confirmation notifying him or her that an Authorization Number has been issued. The Participant must report
to GM any unauthorized authorization numbers immediately. Participants who do not report any suspicious or
unauthorized use of an Authorization Number issued by him or her may be subject to the sanctions referenced below.
In addition to a valid authorization number, Participants must present the following documents to a participating GM
dealer in order to purchase or lease under the Program:
1) A copy of the Participant’s valid school ID/badge or a copy of a current (within the last 30 days) pay stub with all
information redacted except the date of the pay stub, Participant’s name (payee) and name of the school (payer)
2) A copy of the Participant’s driver’s license with the driver’s license number redacted
For a list of Eligible Vehicles, please visit gmeducatordiscount.com and select “Vehicles” on the home page. Some
models may have limited availability. Vehicle eligibility may change at any time without notice.
Participants and Sponsored Purchasers are prohibited from soliciting or accepting money or discounts, except
GM-sponsored incentives, from dealers or any other persons in connection with the sale of Eligible Vehicles under the
Program. At no time shall a Participant or Sponsored Purchasers accept payment or other consideration from dealers
for referrals. However, Participants or Sponsored Purchasers may accept inducements of nominal value, up to $50,
provided the inducements are offered to the general public and are noncash in nature, such as a free first oil change. This
prohibition does not apply to a fuel fill if provided by the dealer at the time of delivery.
Dealers will be permitted to assess a maximum of $75 in documentation fees, except when:
• A documentation fee is specified in the applicable state law
• The dealership charges all customers the same documentation fee (excluding customers purchasing under the GM
Employee Discount, Executive Referral, Military Appreciation and Dealership Employee Discount programs)
A vehicle purchased or leased under the Program must be used for personal, noncommercial use/transportation by
Participant or Sponsored Purchaser. It is prohibited under the Program to purchase, lease, register or title a vehicle in the
name of a business or to dispose of the vehicle prior to the retention period. In addition, it is prohibited under the
Program to purchase or lease a vehicle for commercial use.
Vehicles purchased under the Program must be registered, licensed, titled, insured and owned by the Participant or
Sponsored Purchaser. Vehicles may be jointly registered, licensed, titled, insured and owned in the Participant’s or
Sponsored Purchaser’s name and the name of his or her spouse. Vehicles may also be titled in the name of a living trust
that bears the Participant’s or Sponsored Purchaser’s name.
When necessary for financial reasons, vehicles may be co-titled in the name of a non-eligible person; however, all of the
following requirements must apply:
1) The Participant’s or Sponsored Purchaser’s name must be the first name listed on the title
2) The Participant’s or Sponsored Purchaser’s name must be the first name listed on the registration
3) The Participant’s or Sponsored Purchaser’s name must be the first name listed on the financing documents
If any one of these requirements is not met, unless compliance is not possible under state law, the vehicle may not be
co-titled in the name of a non-eligible person.
Vehicle Retention Period
If the Participant or Sponsored Purchaser is purchasing or leasing a vehicle under the Program with cash or through a
loan, the Participant or Sponsored Purchaser must own and retain the vehicle for at least six (6) months from the date of
GM reserves the right to modify the retention rules at any time. Retention periods for some vehicles may be different
than the retention period referenced in previous versions of these Program Rules and Guidelines.
GM will conduct periodic audits to ensure the integrity of the Program and of Program compliance by Participants.
Participants may be asked to furnish documentation supporting the eligibility of the Participant and Sponsored Purchasers,
vehicle retention, and compliance with these Rules and Guidelines. Documents requested may include, but are not limited to,
copies of marriage licenses, birth certificates, registration and title information, etc.
General Motors reserves the right to audit dealership records and disqualify any sales that do not meet the Program
guidelines. Any money improperly paid to any party based upon representations from a dealer or Participant shall be charged
Failure to comply with an audit request may subject the Participant to the sanctions referenced below.
Violations of these Rules and Guidelines, including, but not limited to, violations of eligibility rules, retention periods,
titling restrictions, whether by the Participant or his or her Sponsored Purchaser(s), if any, will result in sanctions against
the Participant. Sanctions may include, but are not limited to, the loss of privileges (two (2) years per violation) and
repayment of monies.
The sale of any Authorization Numbers, or any unauthorized use of an Authorization Number, is prohibited. A
Participant who violates this provision, or who sponsors a Sponsored Purchaser who violates this provision, will be
suspended from the Program for five (5) years per violation and will be required to repay the incentive monies.
Subsequent violations of this rule may result in permanent suspension from the Program.
In addition, GM may pursue legal action against any individual or entity for violating these Rules and Guidelines.
Dealership participation is voluntary. To determine a specific dealership’s willingness to sell vehicles under the Program,
the Participant should contact the dealership directly. If a dealership is not willing to sell a vehicle through the Program,
the Participant may contact or visit another dealership.
During the initial dealer inventory buildup when new models are introduced, and from time to time thereafter, it may be
necessary for GM to restrict purchases on certain models under the Program. Please visit gmeducatordiscount.com to
find a current list of Eligible Vehicles.
The Program does not constitute an agreement between GM and any individual for the purchase or lease of any vehicle
at a specific price. However, by purchasing an Eligible Vehicle through the Program, the Participant and Sponsored
Purchaser acknowledge and agree to abide by and be bound by these Program Rules and Guidelines.
These Program Rules and Guidelines may be modified by GM at any time, in GM’s sole discretion.
GM may unilaterally modify, change or withdraw the Program at any time.
Compliance With Applicable Laws
If any law or regulation is adopted or interpreted which, in GM’s opinion, prohibits or penalizes the implementation of the
Program, then GM may, in its sole discretion, cancel the Program or any order submitted under the Program without any
further obligation and without any liability to either the dealer or the Participant.
THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CANNOT BE MODIFIED BY ANYONE OTHER THAN GENERAL MOTORS.
GM (Rev 10/20/21)
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