GM Military Discount’s Red, White and Cruze Sweepstakes awards nearly $80,000
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Staff Sgt. Brian Nagy went surfing for a car to replace his family’s aging minivan, and ended up winning a Cruze – a fully loaded, 2012 Chevrolet Cruze.
Nagy, 33, of Columbus, won the grand prize in the Red, White and Cruze sweepstakes, sponsored by Chevrolet and GM Military Discount. Nagy, his wife, Meghan and two sons were picking up the family’s new Black Granite Cruze LTZ today at Dave Gill Chevrolet in Columbus. With an MSRP of $26,990, it includes the RS body package, sunroof, premium audio system and seven-inch touch screen navigation.
Nagy is an information technology specialist with the federal government and a member of the Ohio Army National Guard’s 371st Sustainment Brigade. During his 15 years with the Guard, Nagy served in Iraq and in 2009 helped with critical communications support for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
“I didn’t expect to win, so when I got the call, I was pretty excited,” said Nagy, who has since donated the minivan to charity. He’ll break in the Cruze soon, when he heads to Ft. Gordon in Georgia for three months of training.
“I offered to leave the car home, but my wife said, ‘You won it, you should drive it,’ ” he said.
The Red, White and Cruze sweepstakes ran from June 5 to Oct. 31, 2011, and attracted more than 48,000 entries from active-duty military members and reservists and their spouses across all military branches.
Besides the grand prize, awards included 100 gift cards of $100 each; and 1,000 Chevrolet Certified Service packages for an oil change, 27-point vehicle inspection and tire rotation, worth $40 each.
“At Chevrolet, we are extremely grateful for the service of our men and women in uniform, as well as their families,” said Chris Perry, Chevrolet vice president for global marketing. “It’s why our history of military support includes the industry’s most generous discounts, as well as other initiatives that support both active and retired military men and women.”
GM’s Buick and GMC brands also extend military discounts to current and retired members of the military and their spouses.