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Free Build-A-Bear Teddy Bear w/ $15 In-Store Purchase (9/8 & 9/9) – Reserve Ticket NOW

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Get ready all you Build-A-Bear fans!

This weekend only, September 8th and 9th, Build-A-Bear Workshop stores will be celebrating National Teddy Bear Day by giving away a FREE 2018 National Teddy Bear Day Bear with a reserved ticket (limit 1 per person) AND a qualifying $15 in-store purchase.

You must reserve your ticket by September 5th!

If you are interested in this offer, Build-A-Bear Bonus Club Members (free to join) need to head here, click “START NOW!” and fill out a quick and simple registration form to reserve your ticket. You should receive your ticket via email on September 7th.

The ticket is valid in stores on Saturday, September 8th or Sunday, September 9th, 2018 only and is valid for one-time use only and expires at close of business on Sunday (limit one ticket, redemption, and transaction per person).

Tickets must be redeemed at the reserved location. Reservation deadline is 11:59 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 and the National Teddy Bear Day Bear provided in conjunction with this ticket cannot be returned or exchanged.

You can opt to get a 2018 National Teddy Bear Day Bear unstuffed at the store and return at a later date to enjoy the in-store experience by adding stuffing, accessories, sounds and clothes.

Arrive early for the best experience!

It is recommend arriving at least 2 hours before closing time on your reserved day, to ensure the best possible experience.

Note that the ticket is not valid online and not valid at Build-A-Bear Bakeshop or in Build-A-Bear Workshop within other retail stores or restaurants including Rainforest Cafe or in Build-A-Dino Experience within T-REX Cafe.

There is a limited quantity of tickets so if you’re interested – don’t wait!
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Comments 27

  1. Michelle

    Just signed up. My daughter loves build a bear. This will be a great back to school gift. Thank you.

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      What a fun idea! You are very welcome!

  2. Lalala

    Can I buy a $15 gift card and get a free bear?

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Hi there! I am not finding any details on that. You could always call in to your store to be certain! Hope that helps!

      • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

        Thanks, Tina!

  3. Rn

    Another fiasco ……I will pass

    • linsey

      That’s what I’m thinking. It says to arrive 2 hours early for the best possible experience. I bet its going to be a long line. We went on Friday and the line was so long it took us about an hour. The employees were super nice, but really slow. I was not expecting that!

    • DeanOCD

      Yup this is what I was coming to say lol. The bear isn’t even cute, I’ll save my sanity this time around.

  4. Beth

    Does anyone else get the idea that Build a Bear is struggling and these fiascos are on purpose to try to build publicity as a last ditch effort…?

    • TiredofBeingrippedoff

      Beth, my thoughts exactly! The local store isn’t crowded anymore on regular days, the animals look cheap and generic for the most part (in my opinion). I guess it’s mostly about the experience but I think the new has worn off considerably.

  5. TiffMeow

    Same with us. An hour later we finally filled our bear!

  6. MrsBK

    I went last week to use the $15 off coupon. I bought an unstuffed bear and will bring my 2 y/o sometime in the future on a weekday when it’s less busy. For me that was the best way to take advantage of a deal like this.

  7. Moni Baker

    It’s not showing up in my area.

    • Danielle

      I had issues with mine too, but I selected either Saturday or Sunday. I guess with the selection off all events, my store gets excluded from the list.

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh bummer! Were you able to enter your zip code to search all locations near you?

  8. Jennifer

    It says 2 hours before closing. I think they mean don’t come at 30 mins before close because you will be rushed.

  9. Lauren

    Unable to sign up does that mean its full

    • Ashley

      I was able to grab mine yesterday but went back to look at the link today and it says “Tickets claimed” for my nearest location and is greyed out, but other locations still show “select and proceed” as an option. I hope that helps.

  10. JValverde

    I just tried to get a ticket and there were no more stores available in California. All the tickets were claimed.

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh bummer! Sorry to hear that!

  11. Ashley Jackson

    I preferred the $5 deal and then you decide if you want to spend on anything else. Their bear clothes and accessories can have you have $70 for one bear! We have clothes and can often find BAB in our local thrift store and get more clothes. I don’t appreciate being told I have to spend nearly $20 right off the bat for a promotional teddy.

  12. Jen

    it doesn’t say 15 in clothes. I was thinking get another bear around 15 dollars with the free bear. that might slow up the line more but then you can get one stuffed and one to stuff later. we also find bab clothes at the thrift store and buy them whenever we see them!

  13. Ashley Anderson

    Just wanted to let everyone know that we went today for this deal and there was no line. It was no busier than a regular day there.

    • Jennifer (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Wow! Thanks for letting us know!

    • Lily

      Thank U – I was curious about how busy it was today

      • TiredofBeingRippedOff

        Same here. We passed by and the store had literally zero customers in it. I asked an employee if they had been busy earlier. She said not at all.

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