Struggle to know what to buy your kid for a birthday?
Are they desperate for a Build-A-Bear teddy, but you’re worried about the cost?
That’s no longer a problem with the Pay Your Age Build-A-Bear offer.
Pay Your Age
As a way to bring down the cost of getting a new teddy, Build-A-Bear is offering kids a way to get a really cheap teddy.
While you can pick up some bears online for just £10, the Pay Your Age offer can save you a few quid, especially if you have younger ones.
You simply need to count how many candles will be on their cake, and you pay their age for a new bear.
Count Your Candles
This isn’t just an offer run on your child’s actual birthday.
You can pick up a new teddy at a lower price during their entire birthday month.
To get the offer, you just need to be a member of the Build-A-Bear Bonus Club.
It’s free and easy to join the club. You can sign up online here, or you can just sign up in store.
You can get a Happy Birthday teddy in store only, and you will just have to pay the age of your child.
If they’ve just turned one, you will pay just £1.
If your son, daughter, grandchild, niece/nephew etc is celebrating their 5th birthday then you pay £5.
This offer works up to the age of 14.
How to get a cheap Build-A-Bear
When it’s your child’s birthday month, just go to the store and let them know you’re celebrating a birthday.
You don’t need to show any proof of age (if you’re 50 and try to pass off as a 5-year-old they may raise their eyebrows), but you will need to be a member of the Bonus Club.
At the moment, when you create a Bonus Club account, you don’t even need to add the date of birth of your child.
You will then get to make a new furry Birthday Treat Bear (RRP £14) and pay however old your child is.
As an extra special bonus, HotUKDeals have shared that when you get a birthday bear using the Count Your Candles offer, you also get a whole experience at no additional cost:
- Special Birthday Heart Ceremony
- Birthday Cake Photo Prop
- Birthday Sticker
- Birthday Party Hat
- Ringing the Birthday Bell and Announce Their Birthday to the Entire Workshop
This offer is valid in a Build-A-Bear store, so you won’t be able to get one from their website.
Remember though, if you add any sounds, heartbeats, smells, clothes or accessories you will need to pay extra.
Win a birthday party experience
To kick off the second year of the Pay Your Age offer, Build a Bear is running a sweepstake for your chance to win a birthday party experience worth up to £200.
There are also runner up prizes to get a limited ticket offer event to Pay Your Age for a new bear at most stores across the UK from 24-28 June 2019.
To enter and be in with a chance of winning, head to your online Bonus Club account and complete a birthday profile. This will count as your entry to win the party experience.
You need to complete the profile between 11-16 June 2019 to be entered.
If you don’t win either prize, you’re guaranteed to win a money off coupon instead :) plus, you’re welcome to count your candles and get a cheaper bear as a birthday treat as usual.
Pay Your Age Day
Build-A-Bear had their first Pay Your Age Day back in July 2018.
It sounded like a fantastic idea (it was their first one)…but it was pretty much a disaster for most.
The queues were huge as people were lining up for hours to get a bargain for their little ones.
It got to the point that people were being turned away so got nothing for waiting around for so long.
By having a pay your age offer (for an entire month), it has given more people the chance to nab an awesome bargain bear, without the panic.
Remember though, this offer is just for getting a cheaper bear. Any clothing or accessories are sold separately at their marked price.
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