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The RLC 2012 Rewards Priority Cars

Great Ways To Use Your Rewards Points!

HWC Gary 10-23-12

Racking up some Rewards points this year? Red Line Club members earn them when you take advantage of many of our HWC offers during the specified Priority Window. There's a benefit that comes with those points -- the Rewards Priority Cars! You can only get these very special editions from us by being in the Red Line Club. And again this year, you can use your points for even more.

First, here's a little look at the two Rewards Priority Cars editions for 2012 members. We think you'll agree they're stunning must-haves that you can't afford to miss! Spectacular specifications include:

Volkswagen Drag Truck (SKU# X0545)

  • Features: Opening Tonneau Cover in pearl white
  • Body Color: Spectraflame Race Team blue and light blue finish
  • Deco: Hot Wheels Race Team deco
  • Body Type: Chrome over ZAMAC
  • Wheels: Real Riders five-spoke wheels w/red stripe tampo
  • Base: Full-metal, polished chrome-plated chassis and engine
  • Window Color: Clear

'52 Hudson Hornet (SKU# X0546)

  • Body Color: Spectraflame olive finish
  • Deco: Pale green roof
  • Body Type: Chrome over ZAMAC
  • Wheels: Neo-Classics whitewall wheels
  • Base: Full-metal, polished chrome-plated chassis and engine
  • Window Color: Clear
  • Interior Color: Pale green

Production car(s) may vary from the photo(s) shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.

You can also use your points again this year to catch up on some HWC Series cars from previous years. Missed a sale or an edition and regretted it later? Want to pick up an extra for yourself or someone else? Cash in those points in the Shop for releases from HWC Series Seven, Eight and Nine.

How It Works

All year long, RLC members earn points every time they purchase an HWC Series Eleven car or an RLC sELECTIONs car during the Priority Window of availability (24 hours for the Series Eleven cars and one week for the sELECTIONs cars). These points are added to your "My Account" page in the Shop after your credit card has been charged and your purchases have shipped.

  • Each HWC Series Eleven car you purchase is worth three points
  • Each RLC sELECTIONs car you purchase is worth two points
  • Occasionally, we may offer points for other sales; watch each sale for details.

Beginning October 29, 2012, you can use your points to place an order for the cars you want. You must have accumulated at least nine points, since each car will cost you nine points. This includes both of the Rewards Priority Cars and the HWC Series cars. You can order as many cars, or as many of each car, as you have enough points for at the time you place your order -- but you must have at least nine points to redeem for any one RLC 2012 Rewards Priority Cars or HWC Series Seven, Eight or Nine cars you order.

For example, if you have only ten points, you are eligible to order only one car, and the other point remains and can be combined with any more points you gain during further purchases this year. At the end of the year, any unused points are lost -- Rewards points will not carry over into the following year. Again, make sure that you have enough points for the cars you are ordering, and also note: order carefully, as orders are final and cannot be changed once placed.

NOTE: It is each member’s sole responsibility to check their Shop account to confirm how many points have been accumulated. Make sure you have enough points for the cars you are ordering (number of cars x 9). If you do not have enough points for the total amount of cars ordered, or all required fields of the online order form are not accurately completed, your request will be deemed invalid. Make sure you read the RLC Member Agreement for all the rules.

Note also that there will be two separate order forms: one for the Rewards Priority Cars, and one for the HWC Series Seven, Eight and Nine cars. You will need to use the proper form for each.

Since the Rewards Priority Cars cars will be made to order at the end of the year, you have until 10:00 PM PT on Friday, November 16, 2012 to place your order. (This will be after all of our sales of the year where Rewards points are offered, so you can use all the points you accumulate.) You can place orders before the final date (whenever you have enough points to do so), or you can wait and place one order for all the cars you want at once. Either way, you should have plenty of time to place your order. However, the Rewards Priority Cars cars will not be produced until after the November 16 cutoff date, once all the received orders have been processed.

Each time you place an order, you should receive an e-mail from us confirming which car or cars you've just ordered. Please be patient - this will not be immediate. Then, once your order has been entered into the system, the points you have used for that order will be deducted from the total Rewards Points in your Shop account. It may take up to five business days for this deduction to display.

NOTE: Regardless of whether you order all the cars you have points for at once or on separate orders, all the Rewards Priority cars or HWC Series Seven, Eight and Nine cars you order from each membership will be shipped together to the same address -- with no shipping cost (though residents of Canada will still need to pay a $5.00 USD duty processing fee). The address used will be the one you enter with your final order for the year. We anticipate that the HWC Series Seven, Eight and Nine cars will ship immediately, while the Rewards Priority cars will ship in spring of 2013, and we will notify you by e-mail once shipping is under way.

So keep checking your Shop account to see how many points you have and how many points you’re going to need! You can find the Rewards Priority Cars on the RLC Rewards shelf. Reward yourself -- you’ve earned it!

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