Retailer Offers Exclusive Discount Ticket and Food Package to the SHOWTIME Southern 500 with Savings of Nearly $1001 per Family
BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 9, 2011 – As Darlington prepares for the upcoming SHOWTIME Southern 500 on May 7, Walmart is giving racing fans more reason to get excited with its new Race Time program. Walmart customers and NASCAR fans can purchase a discount ticket package available exclusively through Walmart.com/NASCAR for the SHOWTIME Southern 500. Ticket packages include four race tickets, four hot dogs, four beverages and one race program for just $99, a savings of nearly $100 for a family of four.
“We’ve found that nearly nine out of 10 NASCAR fans chose to shop at Walmart2,” said Walmart market manager Geno Bell. “We wanted to provide Pee Dee race fans with unbelievable savings on NASCAR tickets and merchandise and unique Race Time experiences that you can only find at Walmart.”
Race Time at Walmart
Beginning May 3, select Walmart stores in the Pee Dee area will host NASCAR fan events featuring real stock racing car displays and racing simulator machines – perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR.
Additionally, Walmart stores will feature incredible prices on NASCAR merchandise such as T-shirts, racing flags, and tailgating food and beverages with even more selection of exclusive product on Walmart.com/NASCAR.
Participating stores in the Pee Dee include:
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Walmart Store #642
1040 East Blvd.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Walmart Store #2703
2014 South Irby St.
Thursday, May 5, 2011 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Walmart Store #630
230 North Beltline Drive
Friday, May 6, 2011 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Walmart Store #1135
1150 South 4th St.
For additional details and a complete listing of participating Walmart stores, visit Walmart.com/NASCAR.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) or “Walmart,” serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 8,800 retail units under 59 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. A leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity, Walmart ranked first among retailers in Fortune Magazine’s 2010 Most Admired Companies survey. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting www.walmartstores.com and on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/Walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.com and www.samsclub.com.
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1Ticket packages are limited per market and available through Walmart.com/NASCAR while
2Experian Consumer Research, Simmons National Consumer Survey, Fall 2009