Build-a-Bear’s one-day Pay-Your-Age promotion was an epic fail…with long lines that had to be cut off and some locations being shut down by authorities for crowd control. They messed up. They’re sorry. And they want to make it up to their customers. I’ll summarize what this means to you, but here’s the full statement.
Whether you tried to wait in the long lines, stayed far, far away, or didn’t even know about the promotion, Build-A-Bear Bonus Club members (it’s free and easy to join!) who log into their account by midnight on July 15, 2018 will get a $15 voucher to redeem by August 31, 2018.
Still want to pay your kids’ ages for a Build-a-Bear? You just have to wait until their birthday month. Build-A-Bear Bonus Club members can take advantage of the year-long Count Your Candles birthday program, where kids 14 and under can “pay their age” for the new Birthday Treat Bear during their birthday month. While they won’t be able to choose just any bear, they’ll be able to enjoy the experience without long lines during their most special month. Just remember that add-on’s and clothing are extra.
Another way to save money is to take advantage of the special online offers throughout the year. You can purchase the un-stuffed version of your favorite friend online, and take it in to the store to stuff for no extra charge, except for add-ons and clothing. On Friday, July 13, 2018, they have over thirty $13 friends, 2/$25 and 2 for $35 friends, as well as other sale options, clearance friends, clothing, and accessories under the “SALE” tab.