Build-A-Bear: *HOT* Possible FREE Build-Your-Own-Friend (Up to a $12 Value) – Check Your Inbox

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Build a Bear

If you’re signed up to receive Build-A-Bear emails, be sure to check your inbox for an offer valid for a completely FREE Build-A-Bear (up to a $12 value) OR $12 off any Make-Your-Own-Friend! This email will be titled ❤️ A FREE Furry Friend – We Miss You!❤️.

If you did in fact get this email, just head to the nearest Build-A-Bear workshop near you and show your email offer on your smartphone OR simply print it off and bring it in with you (the coupon DOES have a barcode)! Please note that this coupon is valid through March 31st only.

And through April 16th, you can snag a $10 Gift Card for only $5 with a purchase of $25 or more – available in-stores or online. Keep in mind that your gift card will be valid on a future purchase. You can even send the $10 e-gift card to yourself or someone else and receive it when your order ships!

If you’re wanting to shop online now, you can score $16 off any purchase of $50 or more with promo code SWEET at checkout, valid through March 27th only. Keep in mind that shipping is free with a $40 purchase OR if you have a ShopRunner account, you can score free 2-day shipping with a $25 order.

Even better, if you’re a Costco member, first consider heading on over to your local Costco (in-store or online) where you can snag FOUR $25 Build-A-Bear Gift Cards for only $79.99! If purchasing online, your eTickets should be delivered within the hour to the email address you entered at checkout.

(Thanks, Crista and Alexandra!)

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Comments 65

  1. Queenjen87

    If anyone’s child has outgrown build a bear and received this my 7 year old has been begging to go to build a bear, and would greatly appreciate this. Queenjennifer21 at yahoo & thank you!

  2. mal

    If anyone has one, they won’t be using I’d love it for my daughter’s first time at build a bear! Msalazar91487@ thank you!!!

  3. Andrea

    I used to get emails and now I don’t and I have no idea why. If anyone won’t be using theirs I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

  4. s.

    I would love a code if anyone is not using theirs…taking my 3 and 5 year old for the first time on the 31st. Thank you!

  5. Amy

    Darn, I did not get one. We are planning my daughters 6th birthday party here. Anyone have suggestions for having a party here? Also typically how many people show up to a birthday party? The parties my kids go to had the entire class of 25 invited and 7-8 show up. Is that typical for a turn out? Thank you for any info.

    • Lisa

      Wait for a buy one get one free deal, then buy a variety of the cheapest $12 ones, there’s several shades of brown bears and puppy and then it would be $6/kid! You can buy them unstuffed then bring your receipt on the day to fill them. 😁

      • Reyna R

        Great idea! I didn’t know we could do that.

    • Angelina

      Buy gift cards from sams club or Costco. I think they are about $85 for a $100 gift card.

      • Amy

        Can you use gift cards to pay for the birthday party?

        • Valerie

          Yes. Just did this last month. Have to pay for the booking online with a credit card, but the rest can be paid for by gift card.

  6. Karen

    If anyone is not using theirs, I’d love 1 for my daughter who’s gonna have her 4th birthday! thanks so much in advance! 😊

  7. t.cooper

    I have a build a bear code that i would happily trade for any fast food or coffee gift card or target gift card. Trades dont have to be of equivalent value. can email me at

  8. Carley

    We plan on taking our 8 year old there so I’d really appreciate a code if anybody you aren’t going to use theirs. TIA!! 🙂

  9. Maura

    If anyone has one they are not going to use, I would love to take my son. Thanks!

  10. Reyna R

    I didn’t get one! 🙁

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)


  11. sla1981

    Got one and took my 2 year old today. 😁 She loves her new bunny.

    • 3v3y

      How much was it after the coupon? Wondering if it’s worth the 15 minute drive to Downtown Disney.

      • sla1981

        Unfortunately my store didn’t have a $12 one so we got a $16 one so it cost us just under $5 with tax.

      • Lo

        15mins? Man I’d love that. Mines an hour away.

        • sla1981

          We drove 30 mins to get ours today! I think it was worth it, but it was also a cold rainy day today.

      • Alli

        I paid nothing out of pocket for the vanilla bean bear with the coupon.

        • Erica (Silly Sidekick)

          Awesome Alli!! 😀

  12. Rpfeifer

    If someone has an extra coupons please email to Appreciate it, been wanting to try this for my kiddos!

  13. NavyMom

    I got one!! Totally missed the email this morning. Thanks so much for the heads up!!

    • Erica (Silly Sidekick)

      Awesome! You’re so welcome!

  14. Allison 💙

    I only get $10 off $30 emails when they “miss” me 🙁. If anyone would like to share –

  15. Renae Waddell

    I got a $10 off $30 online only that expires the 29th. Email me if you’d like it! rreichert83 at hotmail dot com

  16. Marie

    If anyone has one they won’t use, I gladly and thankfully will! It’s my daughter’s birthday weekend and we were talking about going out to that area tomorrow for it

  17. Lynn

    If you can help me out with a code to use for my brand new 4 day old grand baby Ellie, I would be SO grateful. Just hoping someone can help out and will share. Thanks for your kindness!

  18. Cara

    Check spam folder, that’s where I found mine.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Thanks for the helpful tip Cara!

  19. Julie

    I’d love a coupon if anyone isn’t going to use it. We are letting our son build one before our new baby comes next week.

  20. Marie

    I would love one of there’s an extra! Going there this weekend for daughters birthday.

  21. Kelly

    I am a new grandma and would love to make one for my new granddaughter

  22. elainemak1

    If anyone has one they are not planning on using, I will trade for a $2 amazon gift card. Please shoot me an email: my 2 year old would love to go here for the first time. Thank you!

  23. April

    I got an email. I’m willing to giveaway to someone wanting to buy my gift cards for bab

    • Alex

      How much do you have in gift cards?

      • April

        I have two $10 cards and one with balance $3.xx

        • t.cooper

          I have a BAB code. Which gift cards do you have to trade for?

  24. Brie

    I was trying to think of something to trade….here’s what I came up with…if you need some more printable coupons (since limits are usually 2 per computer) just let me know and I will print and mail them to you!!! Would love a build a bear coupon!

  25. Nicole

    I got the pink and grey bunny for my daughter’s Easter basket!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      How sweet! Thanks for sharing!

      • Jen B.

        Thanks for posting this deal, Collin!! I totally missed the email in my inbox (guess I should probably clean it out at some point in my lifetime. lol)

        • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

          You’re welcome! 😉

    • Jen B.

      That was genius, Nicole! Will do one for my son’s basket too. Thanks for the idea! (Kills two birds with one stone, and I don’t have to worry that taking him in there will cost me a ton in clothes, shoes, etc! haha)

  26. t.cooper

    Willing to trade BAB code for a gift card. Email me at

  27. April

    Will trade my BAB gift cards worth $23.xx and code for $25 PayPal or $25 gas/restaurant card

  28. Brenda

    Thanks so much for posting this! I usually don’t check my “junk” email account. When I saw the posting, I checked and had one! My daughter will be so excited!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Glad to hear that Brenda! You’re so welcome!

  29. Amani

    If anyone has a code available I would love to have it for my fist niece. She is just a week old. I would love for my 7 year old to make this for her. My email is

  30. Amanz

    I would love one if someone has an extra. Wanted to take my Autistic daughter there to get the autism bear for April. World Autism Month!!!!

  31. Dev

    Build a Bear code! 20028482436355566 This is a code for $10 off of $30 valid online only I got in my email. It expires 3/29. 🙂 Enjoy!

  32. Bibi

    Build a Bear Code 20028482857722493 which is for $10 off of $30 or more, valid online only. Expires 3/29.

    • Amanz

      Used. Thank you

  33. Lisa

    Thanks for the code.

  34. Getta

    I’ll send 100 BOX TOPS to anyone willing to trade for the free build a bear coupon.

  35. Daisy Carrasco

    Found it in my trash! Wow! Thanks for the heads up 🙂

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! YW!

  36. Daisy Carrasco

    Can I use my voucher online?

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      It is for in store use only. However, If you’re wanting to shop online you can score $16 off any purchase of $50 or more with promo code SWEET, through today 3/27. Hope this helps!

  37. Nessa

    Does any one still have any email available would love to take my 7yr old. Vanessa.revelo at yahoo.

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