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10 Dumbest Giveaways Car Dealers Use

The Family Handyman Logo By Nick Gerhardt of The Family Handyman | Slide 1 of 10: You got a mailer that promises loads of cash for those with the winning scratch off ticket. It's like picking up a free lottery ticket but it's actually from your local car dealership and you've got about as much chance winning something as you do with a regular lottery ticket. But you scratch away anyway and lo and behold, you've won a prize. Just come into the dealership to claim your prize. Sounds good, right? Well, it's a tactic that an increasing number of dealers have tried and there have been several versions of it. You may have won a prize but it's usually something small or the scratch off has just entered you into a drawing for the grand prize. It might be a clever way to drive traffic to the showroom but in the end it's kind of dumb. These are common car repair scams you need to know.

Scratch Offs

You got a mailer that promises loads of cash for those with the winning scratch off ticket. It's like picking up a free lottery ticket but it's actually from your local car dealership and you've got about as much chance winning something as you do with a regular lottery ticket. But you scratch away anyway and lo and behold, you've won a prize. Just come into the dealership to claim your prize. Sounds good, right? Well, it's a tactic that an increasing number of dealers have tried and there have been several versions of it. You may have won a prize but it's usually something small or the scratch off has just entered you into a drawing for the grand prize. It might be a clever way to drive traffic to the showroom but in the end it's kind of dumb.

These are common car repair scams you need to know.

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