Here's a good tip on how to get the X-Plan pricing without being an employee.
source: FordSTNation.com - Getting X Plan Pricing as a ShareholderI just wanted to let everyone know that getting x plan pricing as a Ford shareholder is completely doable and pretty straightforward. There are, however, two caveats: you need to own at least 100 shares (~$1050) and you need have been in possession of those 100 shares for at least six months.
If you meet those two criteria, the process for getting your PIN is as follows:
1. Fill out the Ford Friends and Neighbors Pricing Application
2. Pull together some way of showing 6 months of ownership of 100 shares of Ford stock (account statements, current balance)
3. Fax (via fax or an email-to-fax website) the application and proof of ownership to Ford Shareholder Relations
4. Receive PIN via email.
I did the above and emailed/faxed my documents to Ford on Sunday night and had an email with my PIN by Monday afternoon.