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Build-A-Bear Workshop: Limited Edition Bears Only $5.50

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Through tomorrow, September 9th only, Build-A-Bear Workshop is celebrating National Teddy Bear Day by offering up Limited Edition Bears for just $5.50 each valid in-store only (limit 5 per person)!

These bears will sell out!

Last year, Build-A-Bear offered up a similar promotion and these bears sold out very quickly! If you’re interested in taking advantage of this deal, get to your store when it opens (or consider going before it opens as there may already be a line!). Check out the Build-A-Bear Facebook Page for more information.


Don’t have a Build-A-Bear nearby? Get Over 50% Off This Bear! 🎉

Shop online NOW and score Build-A-Bear Workshop’s Traditional Cocoa Bear for just $10.50 (regularly $25.50)! Shipping is free with a $40+ order; otherwise, shipping starts at $5.95 or score FREE 2-day shipping with any $25 order if you are a ShopRunner member (snag a free 2 Year ShopRunner membership HERE).

You can order this bear unstuffed and then bring it to your local Build-A-Bear Workshop so your kiddos can go through the whole stuffing experience! If you would like to choose this option, simply add the bear to your cart, head to checkout, scroll down to the bottom, look for the “Packaging Options”, and then mark the box asking “Please Send Unstuffed”!


Are you a Costco Member? Save even more!

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.

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Comments 45

  1. sarah

    Do these come already stuffed? Or do we stuff them in store?

    • Marge

      Last year, they were unstuffed. The line was sooooo long.

    • Oshea

      You buy the bear unstuffed. You can stuff in store or save for later.

    • Shop624

      already stuffed ..

  2. Fabiola

    If they’re unstuffed they would make a great Christmas gift! Kids can personalize themselves

  3. maggie

    How much does it cost to buy the stuff materials?never been to this store before. Thanks.

    • Shey

      The stuffing is included in the price. But you have the option to add in a sound box and other extras for more $.

  4. Cassandane

    Great to save (unstuffed) for birthdays, Christmas or the last minute birthday party invites. I have a few friends snagging some for their kid’s BAB party in the fall.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing Cassandane!

  5. Joanna

    I was looking forward to this sale, but can not take the chance and waste gas driving around, given not knowing what will happen with Irma here in FL. I know there are usually more options for the same price of the cocoa birthday bear online during Christmas time.

  6. Leslie Ramey

    I’ve never been to build a bear but we’ve evacuated from Fl (thanks to Hurricane Irma :)). There’s a build a bear up the street from our hotel. Do I pay for the bear online or pay for it in the store? This will be a fun memory for my daughter. Thanks!

    • sara

      Pay in store. The cost includes the bear and the stuffing process, you have to pay extra for the clothing.

      • Leslie Ramey

        Thank you

  7. LATEISHA SMITH

    I would love to go but like Joanna said I’m sitting here don’t want to waste gas and not even sure if the stores going to be open because I’m in South Florida Broward County where the storm is going to be hitting tomorrow and not sure a chance to go in to catch that sale. I know my girls would love it I can’t even take them right now.

  8. Ashley

    They had stuffed and unstuffed bears. They had plenty at my store.

  9. Patty

    I just went around 12:00 and no lines at all. Great deal!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Awesome! Thanks for the feedback Patty!

  10. Anne K.

    Ordered on line thank you!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome!

  11. KR

    First of all, to all of you in FL and TX – you are in our prayers.
    Second, thank you for this post – it helped me help a friend get together a BAB party at home for a very reasonable price!
    Third, if you are planning on going, there are a few music inserts discounted to $2 (from $7-8) with songs from Frozen, My Lil Pony, which shoild make a nice add-on.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re very welcome! Thanks for sharing your find!

    • Diane Slate

      KR can you share your BAB at home party ideas? My daughter wants to do this for her 2 year old. We picked up the unstuffed bears since she has to fly back home.

  12. PRIYA BALABHASKARAN

    Thanks Collin….I was able to pick 5 unstuffed bears, no lines at 10 am , and they had plenty. One of my son’s bucket list is taken care 🙂

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! That’s awesome! You’re SO welcome!

  13. KR

    Any advice on cheap stuffing/bear clothes/add-ons that can be bought elsewhere?

    • Mommyof2

      Hi they have 50% off outfits in store $8 but it’s not marked so you need to look it up online and find which ones they have in store. I was able to find an outfit for my daughter this way. Good luck!

  14. Mommyof2

    I was there at 10 am when they opened and got 2 unstuff bears & 2 stuffed bears, and 50% off 2 piece bear outfit. first time for my 2 year old to experience stuffing teddy bear and she loves it. We added voice recording and there were some outfits 50% off online but not marked in store. So if you are looking for clothes, just look it up ahead online on their site for deals and ask the store agent to help you find it. They are very helpful and there’s plenty of bears in stock. Good luck!!

  15. Mommyof2

    P.S:they added $20 Shutterfly coupon with my purchase.. sweet deal :-))

  16. Shan

    I got five stuffed bears.Great deal.

  17. Sarah

    Went there and didn’t like the bear. It’s smaller compare to their other stuff animals.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Oh bummer! Sorry to hear you did not care for the bear Sarah! Thanks for the honest review!

  18. Janette

    Thanks Collin!! Got 2 for both my young sons. No long lines, great deal!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Happy to hear that Janette! YW!

  19. Ash

    I called our store (we are in KS) before going out there and they told me there were plenty for today but they weren’t sure about tomorrow. They told me there was about a 15 minute wait to stuff the bears so I appreciated that info. My daughter and I got there about 12:45 and as the person said, we waited about 15 minutes to be able to stuff but the wait wasn’t horrible. As someone mentioned above, the bear is smaller but for $5.50, my daughter didn’t even notice and is quite happy!! Do check their clearance clothes as I let my daughter pick an outfit that was clearanced.

  20. Kay

    You can get stuffed or unstuffed. You can also add sound to it later whether it is stuffed or not. You can also go back later when it isn’t crowded and add sound and get certificate.

  21. keeptruckin93

    Just got my bears! One stuffed and one unstuffed. No line and there were still plenty (at my location in MA) my 9 month old loved making his bear and we even got a 20 dollar Shutterfly code and a ten off thirty coupon to use in October. Great deal

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      How cool! What a great score! Thanks for sharing your experience!

  22. Carrie

    We went to our nearest BAB in Temecula CA. I called yesterday and was told that for sure today they’ll have bears but no guarantee for tomorrow. Both our boys got one and had fun. Our oldest got his bear a matching Barcelona soccer outfit and ball like his uniform ⚽️. We also got a coupons )10 off $30 and plan to take our daughter who turned 1 to get the my little pony she took a liking to ❤️.

  23. Sheree

    I’m guessing if you purchase unstuffed that you can go back at anytime to have it stuffed?

  24. Tarri

    Thank you for posting about the Costco Cards. I got 4 of the bears and used one of the 25.00 egc. I got mine unstuffed so those I give them to can come back and enjoy the stuffing ritual.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Sweet deal Tarri! YW!

  25. Crystalsnow

    We went in today around 5pm in NJ. There was no line. One Daughter chose the $5 light bear and other daughter wanted the darker color one, which was $12. The $5 one is very cute. The girls chose $8 clearance outfits, and one chose a $2 song insert while the other chose $3.50 scent insert. Happy campers.

  26. Chelsea

    Do all the bears have the foot stamp this year?

    • Ashley

      You can get it with or without.

  27. LUIS

    Ir day on 5.50

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