If you’re on your way to a Build-A-Bear looking to score a Great deal on a “Pay your Age” Furry Friend. Read this first because it looks like you won’t be building any Bears today after all. A statement from Build-A-Bears website:
July 12, 2018
“Per local authorities, we cannot accept additional Guests at our U.S. Build-A-Bear Workshop locations due to crowd and safety concerns.”
“We have closed lines in our U.S. stores. We understand some of our Guests are disappointed, and we will reach out directly as soon as possible.”
On Monday, July 9th, Build a Bear announced a first time, “Pay your Age” celeBearation for Bonus club members only. Bonus club members and their guests get to pay their age for any In stock “Make your own” furry friend. No ID needed for age proof. However, you had to be a Bonus member to accompany the child or children. No age limit either. $29 is the maximum price paid to everyone even if you are 70. Minimum price paid is $1. Offer available to US, Canada, and the UK.
You have to be present at Build-A-Bear to participate on July 12, 2018
Pregnant ladies cannot pay a $1 for their unborn child. (Just in case you were wondering). You have to be 18 years of age to be a Bonus Member. Being a Bonus Member is Free. Just sign up. It’s convenient, and You can apply online.
Well, this was a great idea. Maybe too great of an idea. Hours after the stores opened for this one-day event, most Build-A-Bear stores had to shut down their operation. With that in mind, there were reports of mile-long lines. Chaos and fighting between customers have forced some shops to close down for the day. For instance, some stores that ran out of bears were offering $15 vouchers for everyone else that were patiently waiting in line. Tons of people took to social media about their dissatisfaction and Build-A-Bear stated they are working on addressing their valued guests ASAP.