SINCE 2011, THE Costco Auto Program
has partnered each year with General Motors
(GM) to bring Costco members special promotions. These offers have featured a variety of models from various GM brands,
including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and
GMC. During these promotions, members
have received GM supplier pricing, rebates
and incentives, and a Costco Cash card for
completing a Costco Auto Program survey.
“Each year, member participation in
these promotions increased significantly,”
says Dan Martinez, the Costco Services
manager overseeing this project. “And we
saw a pattern: The Chevrolet Silverado con-
sistently led sales during those offers.”
With that in mind, Costco and Chevrolet
are introducing a first-of-its kind promotion
from April 1 through May 31, 2016, offering a
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Crew
Cab with a special Costco signature package
designed only for Costco members. “The
exclusive Costco signature package is com-
bined with GM supplier pricing, a $1,000
Costco member allowance on the vehicle and
a $1,000 Costco Cash card for completing a
survey after purchase,” says Dan. “Plus, mem-
bers will be able to add rebates and incentives
that are available to the general public for
The Silverado includes many premium
features and options, such as 22-inch chrome
wheels (pictured at right, released especially
for this offer), a navigation system and Bose
premium audio, front and rear park assist,
heated and cooled leather-appointed bucket
seats, forward collision alert and lane depar-
ture warning, and choice of four-wheel or
two-wheel drive, as well as 6-inch chrome
rectangular assist steps and black Chevrolet
“The Costco Auto Program is thrilled to
team with Chevrolet to bring Costco members this extraordinary offer,” says Jeff Skeen,
Costco Auto Program general manager.
“We’re able to provide members the opportunity to purchase a highly coveted vehicle with
an exclusive package designed just for them.
It’s a combination of premium features and
excellent value, available only through this
offer.” The quantity of these Chevrolets is limited to just 5,000.
“This is the first time we have teamed up
to offer an exceptional vehicle that is only
available to Costco members,” says Sandor
Piszar, Chevrolet Truck marketing director.
“The package combines Chevrolet’s legend-
ary reliability and capability with a unique
appearance and exceptional value designed
exclusively for Costco.”—T. Foster Jones
Costco Auto Program brings
exclusive offer to Costco members
How to buy a
the Costco Auto
WHO ACTUALLY enjoys haggling at a
car dealership? Who wants that tension, that back-and-forth, the “let me
go into the back and ask my manager
about your offer (again)” game-play-ing that can go on for hours before
you’ve even begun any paperwork?
Apparently, few people enjoy that
kind of experience, which explains the
popularity of the Costco Auto Program.
Now in its 26th year, the Costco Auto
Program has helped put millions of
members behind the wheel of new
and select preowned vehicles.
What’s the appeal? First, it’s simple. You go to Costco.com, click on
“Services,” then click on “Costco Auto
Program.” Shop for the car (or cars)
you’re interested in, and locate the
nearby dealer(s). An authorized dealer
contact from the dealership you select
will contact you by phone and/or email
to make an appointment.
Second, there’s the no-haggle
aspect. The Costco Auto Program has
low, prearranged pricing with participating dealers. You go in, test-drive
the car, they show you the price sheet
and, if you like it, you buy it.
And third, the prearranged price is
usually much better than anything you
are likely to get otherwise—even if you
were willing to put in several hours of
The program doesn’t stop there.
Costco members also receive 15 percent off parts, service and accessories
for any vehicle in their household at
participating service centers.
For more information, call 1-800-
800-9288, or visit Costco.com and
The Chevrolet Silverado (left) will have
a number of unique features, such
as 22-inch chrome wheels (bottom)
released especially for this offer.