Buying a new vehicle can be a big investment, but it is also a necessary one. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for, and a new vehicle isn't an area you want to risk quality for the sake of saving a buck or two. The good news is, there are better ways to save money without sacrificing quality and character — the Cadillac Discount Program.
According to CNBC, the average amount borrowed to buy a new vehicle is around $32,187, and the average used-vehicle loan is around $20,137. Whether you plan to spend that much, more, or a little less, there are several ways to save where you can without reducing the value of your purchase.
When you're ready to make your way to a Sarasota car dealership, keep in mind these 5 ways to save hundreds or thousands of dollars on a new Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC at Sunset Cadillac of Sarasota.
Military Discount
In recognition of all the courage and dedication of our wonderful service members, we have established our Military Discount as an essential part of our Cadillac Discount Program as a much needed 'thank you' for their sacrifice.
It doesn't matter where you are in the world. Your discount is ready and waiting for you to take advantage of it. If you're an Active Duty member, Reservist, National Guard member, Veteran within one year of discharge date, and Retiree — including spouses — of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, you can take advantage of these valuable savings.
There are 3 easy steps to take to get our Military Discount:
  1. Sign in or register at
  2. Select Obtain Authorization from the Program menu and follow the prompts.
  3. Print your authorization number and bring it to us along with a copy of your current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Retiree Account Statement, or your discharge papers (e.g., DD-214).
Side Note: You can only get an authorization number for the purchase of up to two vehicles a calendar year, and if you're overseas, you can still take advantage of the deal using our site.
First Responder Discount
If the past year or more has taught us anything, it is that our first responders are truly courageous, compassionate, and essential to the happiness and health of our communities. For this reason, we also offer eligible healthcare professionals the GM First Responder Discount on select Chevrolet models.
In as little as 3 quick and easy steps, you'll be well on your way to greater savings with the First Responder Discount:
1. You can shop around or create your ideal vehicle on our site (before you even walk into the dealership, if you'd like!). You can Build & Price or See Other Offers.

2. Get your Authorization Number and bring it to your dealership when you're ready to buy your new vehicle. Follow the prompts and either sign in or register as:
  • Police, Firefighters, & EMTs
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • 911 Dispatchers
  • FAQs on sign-in methods and what to bring for proof of eligibility.
3.When you're ready, stop by our dealership to get things rolling.
Side Note: Health professionals can combine the GM First Responder Discount with current offers for better savings and greater deals. If you're interested, browse some common deal combination examples on our GM First Responder Discount page.
GM Family First
GM employees and eligible family members also get an appreciation discount for all their hard work. When you visit our dealership, any eligible GM Family First participants can enjoy a discount on select parts and vehicles.
To start saving right away with your GM Family First discount by following these 3 steps:
  1. Start creating or shopping around for your ideal vehicle. You can Build & Price or See Other Offers.
  2. Get an Authorization number to take with you to our dealership.
  3. Stop by and start saving!

Side Note: Other GM Family First Responder special programs and discounts include the GM Extended Family Card, GM Accessories Employee Discount, GM Certified Service Employee Parts Discount Program, and more.
Supplier Discount
If you're an eligible employee of GM Supplier companies, you can also receive great savings on select new Cadillac vehicles with our Supplier Discount. Feel free to save even more money by combining offers and discounts.
Get started on saving with your Supplier Discount in three easy steps:
  1. Start creating or shopping around for your ideal vehicle. You can Build & Price or See Other Offers.
  2. Get an Authorization number and have it on hand when you're ready to make a purchase.
  3. Come to our dealership ready to go home in your new ride.
Side Note: GM employees and dealership employees can't redeem My Rewards points with the GM Employee Discount toward a new vehicle purchase/lease.
Dealership Employee Discount
Special savings are no longer limited to GM employees but extended to GM Dealership employees, as well. When combined with other current discounts and offers, you'll be well on your way to maximizing your savings and driving off in a new Cadillac in no time.
Follow these 3 steps to get your Dealership Employee Discount:
  1. Start creating or shopping around for your ideal vehicle. You can Build & Price or See Other Offers.
  2. Get an Authorization number and have it on hand when you're ready to make a purchase.
  3. Meet with one of our Cadillac experts at our dealership.

Side Note: In order to obtain your authorization number on the site, you'll need GlobalConnect credentials.
Bonus: Speak With Cadillac Experts
The next step in your car buying journey is to get to a dealership with a team that is knowledgeable on the latest in new vehicles and savings, and helpful in getting you exactly what you want. Our dealership is full of Cadillac experts ready and waiting to get you into your next ride.
When you're ready to start saving on the new vehicle of your dreams, don't hesitate to give us a call at (941) 312-2807 or visit us at 2200 Bee Ridge Road Monday–Saturday. We'll see you there!
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