I received a second promotional car this week. This time it’s the ’57 Chevy Bel Air from the Walmart promotion they are calling “Grab the Fire.” This promotion is a little different than the promotion Toys’R’Us is running. Instead of mailing in UPCs or cards, you just take a picture or scan of a Walmart receipt showing that you purchased qualifying products and upload it to their website.
Each product nets you a different amount of points (the promotion’s website details how many points you’ll get from each product.) Once you have earned 4,750 points you can order the Bel Air.
This process seems a lot more convenient then sending in proofs of purchase, but many people are having problems with the website. Sometimes you will upload a receipt and it will get rejected even if it has qualifying products. At other times, you might submit a receipt but it will not get approved (or points added to your account) in a timely manner. A lot of my receipts took a few weeks before they were approved. But eventually they got added, and they did without any action of my own – so I would advise to just be patient.
I’m sure everyone will get what they are entitled to eventually. I have read that Mattel is working with the people running the website to smooth out the process. You have until January 15, 2016, when the promotion ends, to get it all worked out.
After you get enough points you can place an order for the car. They then email you instructions (which may take a few days to receive) to mail in payment for shipping and handling. The charge is $3.50 for that.
After I sent payment it took about 15- 20 days to receive the car. Just like the Toys’R’Us mail-in it came in a sturdy box. The car itself was also in a Hot Wheels ProtectoPak.
Again, just like the Toys’R’Us promotion – I’m very happy with the car. It looks great in person! It’s highly detailed with panel lines, bumpers, painted headlights and taillights, and more! To represent Walmart the car is unpainted. It has the standard ZAMAC finish that many of the Walmart exclusives have. The unfinished look with the red flames and yellow pinstripes is outstanding.
The car’s look is completed with it’s Deep Dish Real Rider wheels. The ’57 Chevy Bel Air weighs in at 51.59 grams. If you have the chance, I’d recommend trying to get ahold of this car. You can visit the promotion’s official website by clicking here.
If you’d like to see detailed pictures of every car in my collection, including the ’57 Chevy Bel Air, please click here.