Build-A-Bear Items You Can Buy Online to Move On from the 'Pay Your Age' Chaos3:12:00 AM
When Build-a-Bear announced their "Pay Your Age" promo which allows the customers to buy a bear with the price of the child's age, every parent was full of excitement to go to the nearest store to get one for their child!
Well, if there is a store near me, I will definitely be there! My kids are aged 6 and 1. I'd love to buy a stuffed toy priced at $1 and $6! No wonder that parents were queueing in every Build-a-Bear store along with their children. Yes, they need to bring the kids with them because the offer is valid for every guest present in the store.
According to the CBS News, the lines were really really long and everyone waited for hours just to avail of their "Pay Your Age" promo which is only available for one day (July 12). This is the first time that Build-a-Bear offered such a promotion and it appears that they did not anticipate such great response!
Because of this, many stores shut down and allowed only a certain number of people into the store due to safety concerns. The official website said, "Per local authorities, we cannot accept additional Guests at our U.S. Build-A-Bear Workshop locations due to crowd and safety concerns. We have closed lines in our U.S. stores. We understand some of our Guests are disappointed and we will reach out directly as soon as possible."
Some were given coupons to get a discount on their next purchase since they can no longer avail the promotion. Well, it's quite fair enough but I'm not sure if its worth all the effort, time and stress of queuing for hours with children!
If you are one of those people who were not able to buy a teddy bear with the price of your child's age, here are some items from Amazon that you might like. You can even get some of them for free. Check them out:
This is originally priced at $29.99 but is currently on sale for $14.99. This kit will let your kids make their own furry friends at home!
A cute bear with snowflakes on it! It is priced at $12.88 BUT you can get $50 off instantly which means that you will pay $0.00 upon approval for the Amazon Rewards Visa Card! Get it now!
Make your own baking bear with this kit. It also comes with some cute clothes. No wonder it costs $19.99 but like the previous entry, you can also get a $50 off on this one when your Amazon Rewards Visa Card is approved.
If you have a kid who loves to play with a pony, then this one is perfect! You can get it for $16.98.
Get a multi-colored Cheer Bear for this set. It even comes with pom-poms too so that your bear can actually be a cheering captain! It is currently priced $22.95 but can be yours free with the Amazon Rewards Visa Card.
This outfit will make your bear ready for a pajama party! Get one at $10.50.
If you have your own Build-A-Bear Stuffing Station, then this refill pack of a cute blue puppy will give you another stuffed toy addition. You can buy this now with a $5.24 savings since its currently on sale at $14.75.
Isn't she cute? Love her dress and the cupcake she is holding! Gift this $47.00 teddy bear to someone you love!
It's every little girl's dream to own a stuffed unicorn as stunning as this! This beautiful unicorn can be bought at $45.50. It comes with the dress of course!
10. Build A Bear Workshop Shopkins D'lish Donut Teddy Bear with Exclusive Collectible Shopkins Figure
If your kids love Shopkins and Build-a-Bear, then this is the best gift! Aside from its Shopkins inspired look, this pink teddy bear also comes with a collectible Shopkins figure. Get it now for $33.00!
These are all cute! Well, there are still more Build-a-Bear items on Amazon that you might want to check out. You would definitely be lucky if you could get the above items for $0.00 just by using your Amazon Rewards Visa Card. You can apply for a card at Amazon so you can use your $50 off on any purchase. You can also store reward points here which you can use in your future purchases!
So, if you were not able to get an item from Build a Bear's Pay Your Age event today, it's okay! You can still buy one online anytime you want.
However, I hope that Build-a-Bear will plan this well next time. Since the promo is for Bonus Club members, they should have sent emails to the members only. But maybe, one of their goals is to get more membership sign-ups. For sure, many parents signed-up so they can join the promo.
I just hope that next time, the company will plan this well so that the parents and especially the kids will not get tired queuing for a very long time without any assurance if they can actually bring home a teddy. I can just imagine the disappointment of the children who were not able to get one!