Well it's about time! Build-a-Bear's famous "Pay Your Age Day" is coming to Australia on 15th November, and it's your chance to scoop up a bear for your child, paying only their age!
What is Pay Your Age Day?
Is a fun-filled day of bear building that takes place at Build-a-Bear Workshops nationally. The promotion invites VIB members to buy one of the specified bears (and they're all adorable), paying only the age of your child.
Got a one-year-old? You'll pay $1
Got an eight-year-old? You'll pay $8
Got a one-year-old and an eight-year-old? You'll pay a total of $9.
Build-a-Bear is not known for being a cheap place to visit, but it is most definitely one of the most popular kids' destinations when it comes to toys and special occasions, and that's what makes this deal so HOT!
When is Pay Your Age Day?
Pay Your Age Day will take place in Australia on 15th November, 2018. The promotion runs for the entire day at all Build-a-Bear Workshops around Australia, including concession stores. Check your nearest store.
Do I Have to Be a Member to Take Part?
Yes. But it's both easy and FREE to join up. Just head to the sign-up page to take action.
Which Bears Can I Choose From?
There will be four bears on offer:
- Lil Vanilla Bean Cub (RRP $18)
- Lil Buttercream Cub (RRP $18)
- Pink Cuddles (RRP $22)
- Blue Cuddles (RRP $22)
Bear in mind that stock may vary depending on your store and the popularity of the event. If the news about the UK Pay Your Age Day is anything to go by, this will be a a big event in Australia.
What is the Maximum I'll Pay For a Bear?
Build-a-Bear Workshop wants everyone to score a great deal, so the maximum price anyone will pay is $15. For example, if your daughter or son is 18, you'll still only pay $15.
How Many Bears Can I Buy?
You can buy one bear per guest. If you attend Pay Your Age Day with three kids, you can buy four bears - one for every guest! Guests need to be present to score their bargain bear.
When this event took place in the UK, US and Canada some months back, shopping centres were packed out, queues were a mile long, and some stores had to close because they couldn't cope with the crowds.
Hopefully it doesn't get that crazy in Australia, but at the very least, you should expect some queues and busy car parks.
We recommend these steps:
- 1. Sign up to the VIB Program online. You can do this in-store, but it's something worth getting out of the way ahead of time.
- 2. Get to your store early! Most stores open at 9am on weekdays, be there well ahead of that time and try to beat the crowds.
- 3. Leave the pram at home. Prams can be difficult in busy environments, especially stores. If you have Bub in tow, maybe use your baby carrier instead.
Have you checked out the Christmas bears? You need to see this cuteness!