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Build-A-Bear Workshop: Limited Edition Bear JUST $5 (Regularly $12) – In Stores Tomorrow Only

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Build-A-Bear fans! 🐻

Tomorrow, September 9th only, Build-A-Bear Workshop is celebrating National Teddy Bear Day and offering up a limited-edition & commemorative bears for just $5 each valid in-stores only.

Plus, two additional bears will be available for $5 each – the Lil’ Vanilla Bean Cub and Lil’ Hazelnut Cub. These bears normally retail for $12 each, so this a great deal for any Build-A-Bear fan!


Please note that outfits and accessories are sold separately and there is a limit of FIVE $5 bears per guest. To sweeten the deal further, for every $5 bear purchased, Build-A-Bear will be donating one furry friend to Toys for Tots, with up to 30,000 furry friends donated! How awesome is that!?

Also note that you WILL be able to build these bears in-store with the designated bears available. Plus, you won’t have to fill the bear tomorrow if you don’t want to, so you could even give it as a gift and let the recipient fill it at a later date.


Know someone who’s expecting? Consider purchasing a bear for $5 on September 9th and then having it filled on the baby’s date of birth so the child and bear will having matching birth certificates! πŸ™‚

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Comments 65

  1. Lindsay

    Is a coupon needed?

    • Sarah


  2. m

    my daughter loves buildabear. just bewarned no matter how cheap the bear is by the time a lil one adds clothes shoes hair etc you will drop 50$ make sure you do their rewards club lol

    • Jessica

      That’s what I m afraid off. $5 bear with $45 on clothes

      • Lisa

        I look at kid consignment sales and local thrift/resale stores for build a bear items! I got a buzz light year costume and saved for when we went to Disney World, and used birthday rewards to save on a Dino at Build-A-Dino at the TRex at Downtown Disney.

    • Laura

      That’s insane! Why would any parent buy all the extras??

  3. Jen

    Pampers rewards have 25$ build a bear gift card for 2700 points.

  4. Dany

    I just want a naked hazelnut bear for the backseat of my car, so I have someone to talk to. No? $5?! Great deal.

    • Laura

      Dany, why yes! Everyone should have someone to talk to – $5 is a steal πŸ˜€

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Lol! πŸ˜‰ Yup! Great deal!

  5. Heidi

    I wish my little guy was old enough to do this, looks like fun and great deal for these bears!

    • Lauren

      I’m sure you could buy it now and take it back whenever you want to stuff it

  6. jax

    Can they stuff these or they come prestuffed?

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You stuff them in the store πŸ™‚

    • Denise

      You can take it back later and get it stuffed, but I wouldn’t wait to long no matter how young your child is. There are no parts to pull off and choke him.

  7. Ashley

    now the questions is do I drive the 50min it takes me to get there to buy a $5 bear?

    • Just Me

      Lol yupp. Same question

  8. melissa

    I plan to buy 5 as Christmas gifts. I may need to come back and get a few more for the great price!

  9. Julie

    Hmmm I can see myself going into the store, and telling my 3 year old that he can only have the $5 bear, and watch his eyes fall on all the other animals he would rather have instead, and then tell him he can’t have any extra outfits or the little voice box that you can record into, etc. I guarantee at least half the parents that go in with their child attempting to leave with just a $5 bear end up with a $40 unicorn, tiger, etc. instead. Crafty tactic build-a-bear, crafty tactic.

    • Sandy

      Absolutely! Well said!

    • Oshea

      Mine are only getting the bear. I may take them back at a different time for the clothing. I’m sticking to my guns. Clothes cost just as much as theirs if not more.

  10. Jill

    Just a heads up….I talked to someone who works at Build-a-bear and they said that the stores do not have very many of these bears. She told me that their store only had about 20 if that! So if you have a long drive, you might want to call first.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Thanks for the heads up Jill! Good to know!

    • Sarah

      They have 20 of the limited edition ones that have the logo on the foot. But there are plenty of the regular bears for $5 each.

    • Denise

      I live in Aurora, Illinois. I bought 5 the max. People were buying 2-4. They came out and filled the bins twice while I was there. So ours had a lot more than 20.

  11. Jess

    I’m going to buy my cousins son one for his birthday with a $5 BAB happy birthday tshirt. $10 is our price point for birthday gifts and this is perfect!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Awesome gift Jess!

  12. Dawn

    If you do this, just buy the bear unless you really wants to purchase an outfit anyway. Your kids don’t control you 😊 Just say no, sheesh. I’ve been disappointed that BAB clothing and animal prices have gone up so much over the past year or two. They’re not even worth it with the $5 coupon for birthday club to help

    • Just Me

      I did the buy one get one awhile back for a bday party. It was expensive and those animals will be going home naked! Hahaha

    • Danielle

      Exactly! Ours will definitely be coming home without any extras. I can make them outfits at home out of leftover fabric for free. No need for expensive outfits here.

    • Terri

      Here’s a suggestion for cheap BAB clothing. I shop at local thrift stores or Goodwill and find BAB stuffed animals with outfits all the time (sometimes including shoes). The price is usually around $3 for the animal and clothing, and I normally just donate the stuffed animal back afterwards.

      • Kathy

        As far as dressing my son’s bears, we go to Walmart in the baby section. Sometimes, some good clearance items.

  13. Krissy

    Are these available at outlet stores as well?

  14. Jamie

    Canada stores too??

  15. Melro

    If you buy these to donate around the holidays, do you stuff them ahead of time and put them in the box? What do you do with the birth certificate?

    • Tory

      We have donated some during the holidays when I caught one of the good sales. We Smead them stuffed and just donated them in the box with the certificate.

    • Tory

      We have donated some during the holidays when I caught one of the good sales. We Smead them stuffed and just donated them in the box with the certificate.

      • Tory


  16. shelby

    so really its 5 dollars for a bear?

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yes! Such a great deal! πŸ˜‰

  17. Sara

    One thing to save $ I did last year for my daughter’s birthday (and even learned about this deal through hip2save) – bought the bear unstuffed online (think was a $12 bear for 40% off) and then 2 cute Disney outfits when they were 2 for $15 and a pair of clearance shoes. I went to BAB and got a bag from them to put the clothes in with tissue paper. I made a cute “invitation” that showed what it was about and her bear/clothes (word document). The day of we took her to breakfast and then to BAB (weekday morning and we were the only ones there) – she got to do the whole bear making experience and then I gave her the special bag (she hadn’t seen the clothes yet in person so was just as excited) and she did the washing/brushing/dressing at the little table. I told the sales girl that I already had the items right when we arrived and she was very accommodating. Less than $25 total for bear, 2 cute outfits and shoes – and she still got the whole experience. She was 3 so not into the asking for everything in the store yet.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Wow! How awesome! Thanks so much for sharing how you were able to save at build a bear!

  18. Ashley

    I have a birthday reward for $5 off any purchase! I’m so excited!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Awesome! πŸ˜€

  19. CB

    Went before the store even opened, line down the mall. Sold out within 10 minutes. People stayed in line which was nice and I got the four I wanted for my four kids. Will save 3 for Christmas but the 2 year old and I will go back later today, hopefully, to stuff it. Great deal but only if you got there early.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Happy you could snag them before they were sold out! Thanks for sharing!

  20. AmandaG

    Boise had 200 grabbed two unstuffed, got in and out in less Han ten minutes. Short line out the door. I had a $10 reward and only paid .60!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)


  21. Guggie

    More like national marketing scam! The line was there as the store opened and they turned most of them away. What a disappointing joke.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Oh darn! Sorry to hear your store ran out so quickly πŸ™ Thanks for the feedback!

  22. Kristen

    We had an amazing time…thanks!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      SO glad to hear that Kristen! You’re very welcome! πŸ™‚

  23. Andrea

    Super long line to get the bears stuffed right when they opened. But, just to buy the bear didn’t take that long. My little one is going back with Daddy this weekend to stuff her bear when it is less crowded. We can’t wait! It supposed to rain this weekend, so it will give us something to do. Thanks Collin. Great deal!

  24. Denise

    You can buy now stuff later. Take your kids get the bear, but don’t stuff it. Problem solved. You can go to counter buy bear walk out, go back and stuff later. You can buy up to five at one time. Go back without kids and give as Christmas gifts.

  25. Yvonne

    Sold out by noon😣😣😣

  26. Redgoldfish

    I managed to buy the vanilla and hazelnut bears online $5 each. Seems like it was an online price mistake, since was supposed to only be in store. By the time I placed my order, the bag showed each bear as $10 each, although the item page still listed it as $5. But I placed the order and customer service adjusted the price for me! She was surprised that it was available online too. Shortly after, the product page changed to list them each as $12 each! I was really excited since I had a gift card and my closest store (NYC) recently closed.

  27. india Collins

    is this all locations for th $5

  28. Veronica Garcia

    Bakersfield sold out 45 Minutes .

  29. T

    Just left hour and a half later, but my son was so happyπŸ˜€. Thanks for posting

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      That’s awesome! You’re so welcome! πŸ™‚

  30. Paige

    What a scam! We went right after preschool, 2 hours the store opened and they were sold out. I did not buy another bear, like they wanted me too. My son was disappointed, but I was mad and wasn’t spending a penny there. We do not live in a big city, and they should be better prepared regardless.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      So sorry to hear they were sold out πŸ™ Bummer!

  31. Melissa

    Darn it, sold out in boise too!

  32. Kshauers

    We went around 1:45 they had sold out of the Bears but did have puppies they supplemented with, I think we went just in time cuz while we were waiting in line for the bear to be stuffed to hear they said “sorry we’ve ran out” each one of my girls got one they were thrilled!

    • Kshauers

      I ment puppy* to be stuffed πŸ™‚

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