If your child is a fan of Build-a-Bear you'll know that the costs can soon mount up, especially when they start collecting outfits and accessories as well as the bears. Here's our guide to help you get the best deals at Build-a-Bear, including sales, special offers, member offers and lots more.
Current Build-a-Bear Offers
- National Hug Day* 20th & 21st January, bears from £5.50, scroll down for more info.
- Spend £20+, get £10 gift card for just £5.
- £100 of Build-a-Bear Gift Cards (4 x £25) for £79.99 @ Costco*
- Build-a-Bear Clearance* online clearance section regularly updated with reduced furry friends, clothing and accessories
National Hug Day 20th & 21st January 2019
To celebrate National Hug Day* there will be two days of festivities in Build-a-Bear stores on Sunday 20th and Monday 21st January 2019. You'll be able to pick up a choice of furry friends at the special price of £5.50 each, in store only. For the online offer you'll be able to choose from a selection of bears priced at just £10 each. Full information can be found here*.
Build-a-Bear Bonus Club
The Build-a-Bear Bonus Club* is a must for anyone who shops there, as it gives you lots of exclusive benefits, and it's completely FREE! You can sign up online here* and start receiving the benefits straight away. Membership bonuses can include:
- Exclusive special offers
- Early access to promotions
- Exclusive member events
- Earn points as you spend to get rewards
Count Your Candles: Pay Your Age
The Count Your Candles* promotion means that Bonus Club Members can bring their child to a store in their birthday month and they can get to make their own special Birthday Bear and just 'pay their age' for it, for example if they're turning five you pay just £5 for the bear. As well as the cut-price bear your child can get more extra treats when they collect their Birthday Treat Bear. They will get to pop in an extra special birthday heart, and have a birthday ceremony with a birthday hat and sticker, ring the birthday bell, get to take a picture with the birthday cake prop, and even have Happy Birthday sung to them.
In Store Events
Build-a-Bear often run in store special events*, usually exclusively for Bonus Club Members, and they're always free. The latest is the Christmas Wishes events where you can make a wish during the special Candy Cane Heart Ceremony and add your name to Santa’s Nice List. There are also special weekend appearances by mascot Bearemy in December and a FREE in-store Christmas scavenger hunt all season long! Click here* for the latest in store events.
Build-a-Bear Gift Card Offers
If you spend regularly at Build-a-Bear, or have a big purchase to make there's a way you can get cheaper Build-a-Bear gift cards to save yourself some money.
If you're spending £25 or more online at Build-a-Bear you will be offered the chance to add a £10 gift card for just £5 at the checkout.
Costco* are selling £100 (4 x £25 cards) worth of Build-a-Bear e-gift cards* for £79.99, so you're saving yourself 20%. If you aren't a Costco member then you will incur a 4% charge which will make your total purchase £72.79. Alternatively you could get the £50 (2 x £25) Build-a-Bear e-gift cards* for £39.99 at Costco, again saving 20%.
They are e-cards so you receive then via email rather than a physical card, and you can either use them online or print them off to use them in store. They come as four £25 vouchers so that you can split them up for separate gifts or occasions.