Didn't want to continue hijacking another thread so posting this separately. I managed to find the 1K extra discount for USAA (car buying service otherwise mirrors what I get through GEICO). So now I have a problem I think and am not sure how to proceed. Last weekend a dealer about 25 miles from me ordered the exact vehicle I want (will be here in mid-January or so) with no $$, paperwork, etc. Just my name, address, and phone number. I had planned on using the Tread Lightly 1% under invoice deal. Now I found out I was eligible for USAA as former military (thought you had to be 20+ years service i.e. actually retired not just separated to join) and just signed up tonight.
Here's the problem. If I go to their car buying service and plug in my home zip code, it offers me 3 dealers, does not name them, but tells me they're 13.x, 14.x, and 30.x miles away and wants me to enter my name and email to send to them. If I plug in the zip for the city where the dealer is that ordered the JKU for me though it tells me there is one 0 miles from me, and two 30.x miles.
So I'm trying to figure out how to approach the dealer I went through to order because the 0 mile one is definitely them. I don't expect to be able to combine the TL discount plus USAA (not that I would complain if I could lol) and I guess I would now consider the TL membership just "for a good cause". I'm just not sure about how to work with the dealer on the USAA thing.