NAIAS Tickets: Google's Cyber Monday Deal

Google joins Cyber Monday Deals, Offers 50% off NAIAS Tickets

For all of you car enthusiasts looking for Cyber Monday deals, you are in luck! Google has joined the wide array of Cyber Monday deals by offering half price tickets to the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)!

The deal is being offered through Google Offers, Google's new e-commerce venture to compete with LivingSocial and GroupOn. You are allowed to purchase 2 tickets for $6, which is 50% off the cost of the $12 full retail price. The tickets are good for a 1-day admission through January 14th-22nd, 2012 during the North American International Auto Show public viewing days.

As I write this the clock is ticking as there is only about 16 hours left to get tickets at 50% off, so you better hurry! Click here to redeem the offer.

The North American International Auto Show will feature over 500+ different cars, trucks, vehicles, and concepts at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. It is one of the largest automotive shows in North America and has long been considered one of the premiere automotive shows around. Many vehicle manufacturers unveil new models or concept vehicles at the North American International Auto Show.

Since the Big 3 (Chrysler, Ford, and GM) are headquartered in Detroit, the NAIAS is considered an important place for the American automakers to show what they will be offering in the future. Especially since GM and Chrysler went into bankruptcy and have suffered a brand image issues.

The show features unique awards, the EyesOn Design Awards which are presented by the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO). The EyesOn Design Awards serve as an extension of the DIO's annual EyesOn Design car show held each June to honor and celebrate the past, present and future of automotive design. In addition to recognizing major design achievement in the automotive industry, funds raised by both EyesOn Design events support the DIO's mission to assist and educate the visually impaired, help preserve vision by public and professional education and support research related to the eye.

Additionally the show also awards the North American Car and Truck Of the Year. A prestigious honor for many vehicles recognizing the best new models being offered that year.

The Michelin Design Challenge is considered one of the most interesting events and features at the show. Hundreds of individual designers, teams, studios, and companies from over 50 countries submit full-size vehicles, scale models and computer-generated renderings to compete in this prestigious challenge. It is judged by top international designers.

One neat aspect about the show is the Charity Preview. Since 1976, the Charity Preview has raised over $84 million for southeastern Michigan children's charities About $33 million was raised in the last seven auto shows alone. Money raised from the Charity Preview go to support service for children of all ages.

I am sure the 2012 North American International Auto Show is something you want to attend. Be sure to get your half-price tickets through Google Offers.

Please contact Adam Yamada-Hanff – [email protected] – for comments, questions, or topics. You can also follow him on Twitter @AdamsAutoAdvice

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