How to get your group discount, a step-by-step guide:
Part 1: Joining a CarBucket®
1. Join a CarBucket
Join a CarBucket by selecting the make, model and two color options for the new car you want to lease or buy. Picking two colors gives all dealers the opportunity to bid for all car buyers inside your CarBucket, ensuring maximum competition between dealers, getting you the best group discounts.
2. Select Cash Rebates
Select available manufacturer cash rebates for which you qualify. If you do not see this step, it’s because there are no cash rebates available. If any do become available after you join a CarBucket, we’ll email you. Make sure you actually qualify.
Tell us how to get in touch with you. We’ll only contact you to provide updates on the progress of your CarBucket (i.e., your CarBucket closed, dealers are bidding, winning bid is in, etc.). Don’t worry, we don’t share or sell your personal information with dealers or third-party sites.
4. Test Drive Pledge
Dealers give CarBuckets users real prices because they know our users are real car buyers committed to taking a test drive at the winning dealership. CarBuckets is free to use as long as you take the test drive. If you miss it, there is a $50 no-show fee.
Once your CarBucket is full of buyers, local dealers bid against each other by putting their best price for each car inside your CarBucket. The dealer with the Lowest Group Price after two rounds of bidding wins the CarBucket.
Once the winning bid is in, you will receive an e-mail with your real, out-the-door price, including all hidden fees and add-ons. The only costs we don’t include are taxes, tag and title as these vary from county to county (and are non-negotiable). Our dealers are legally bound by their CarBuckets prices and get penalized if they do not honor their final price.
7. Test Drive Your New Car
Take your test drive at the winning dealership in under 60 minutes. Since pricing details have already been established, you can truly enjoy your test drive, using your salesperson as a resource to learn the ins and outs of your (potentially) new car. If you don’t like the car, there’s no obligation to buy.
After your test drive, you’ll be asked to complete our survey. This helps us ensure CarBucket dealers are abiding by our Code of Conduct. We rely on our community to keep our dealers honest.