Sunday, February 16, 2014

Build-A-Bear Workshop - Review & Giveaway!


If my daughter had her way, she would love going to Build-A-Bear Workshop every week to choose, stuff, dress, and make a new stuffed, furry friend for her collection.  Her room has stuffed animals piled high in every possible location - corners, toy chest, on top of her dresser and or course, her bed!  There are some night when I don't see how she can fit in her bed to sleep with all of her furry friends.

I must say that Build-A-Bear isn't only for bears.  They have dogs, cats, elephants, bunnies, lions, tigers, and bears (and more)... OH MY!  No matter which furry friend you choose, it will make someone feel BEARy special!

For Valentine's Day this year, Build-A-Bear Workshop gave me the opportunity to do something different for my kids - not the usual little box of heart chocolates and a Valentine's Day shirt.  I was able to give them each something that would bring fun, memories, and with proper love and care, would last a lifetime!  A new furry friend from Build-A-Bear!

 

I chose the Tons of Love Elephant ($20) who is ready for Valentine’s Day in her Sequin Heart Dot Tee & Tutu Outfit ($12.50, 2 piece), Red Sparkle Bow Flats ($7.50), Sequin Heart Purse ($5) and Red Sequin Heart Antenna ($3.50) and the Huge Hearted Lion ($20) who is breaking hearts in his Heartthrob Hoodie ($7.50), Classic Jeans ($5), Black Canvas High-Tops ($7.50), Be Mine Pillow ($4.50) and Red Sequin Heart Antenna ($3.50).

I gave my daughter the Tons of Love Elephant and my son the Huge Hearted Lion. I have to say that although their photos online are adorable, they are even cuter in person!  Here is the proof... 


 

Even though they only received their new furry friends yesterday, they have already had so much fun with them.  My husband and I have been watching them play and laugh for hours.  The Huge Hearted Lion has had his hair styled in more ways that you can imagine - from the looks of Elvis, Justin Beaber, and the occasional spiked mohawk!  

 

Getting to choose your new soft, furry friend is only part of the Build-A-Bear experience.  Choosing the perfect outfit, shoes, and accessories for your new friend is just as exciting!  The stuffed animals and accessories are made from high quality materials and meant to be played with!  When your child is finished making their new best friend, they get to take them home in a cool Cub Combo house that they can color!

Whether you're a mom, aunt, or grandparent searching for the perfect gift for that special child, Build-A-Bear Workshop gives you an adorable array of gift options that are sure to bring smiles all year long! 

 

Thanks to Build-A-Bear Workshop, one lucky Being Frugal and Making it Work reader is going to win a $25 Bear Buck$ gift card to Build-A-Bear Workshop to experience the magic of creating their very own furry friend!

Company Overview:
At Build-A-Bear Workshop you can make your own stuffed animal friends like bears, bunnies, dogs and more! Make a wish and add a heart - a Build-A-Bear Workshop trademark. Then dress them up in furbulous furry fashions! You can bring them to life online for FREE and play together in buildabearville.com™ – our world stuffed with fun! Each new furry friend you make at Build-A-Bear Workshop comes with pawsome virtual stuff including an animal adventure with an exclusive virtual reward, cool d├ęcor to decorate your Cub Condo® house and Bear Bills to shop for virtual stuff.

 

Win It


One of Being Frugal and Making It Work’s Readers will win a 
 $25 Bear Buck$ Gift Card to Build-A-Bear Workshop


This giveaway will end March 14th at Midnight EST.

*Mandatory entry must be completed before other entries will count*

The giveaway is open to US residents only, 18 years old or older.  The winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter, and the winner will be notified by e-mail. Make sure to leave your e-mail, or have your contact available on your blogger profile. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, and if there is no response another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: The Being Frugal and Making it Work family received a complimentary Build-A-Bear furry friend for the purpose of writing a review and hosting a giveaway.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I would use personally and/or believe will be a good fit for my readers.  The views and opinions expressed on this blog are based purely by our own experiences.  No monetary compensation was received.  Results may vary.  

**Being Frugal and Making it Work is not responsible for prize shipment.

   

69 comments:

heather baker said...

My daughter really likes Hello Kitty. That being said I would get the hearts Hello Kitty for her.

Courtney B said...

i would pick a my little pony pet. My daughter has never been to build a bear so we would totally love it :)

Fun Reviews & Giveaways! said...

My daughter would love the Hello Kitty one that is pink. My son would probably like the lion.

Tabitha said...

i would get the hello kitty hearts bear!
my daughter is a huge hello kitty fan.
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HilLesha said...

I would opt for the 15 in. MY LITTLE PONY FLUTTERSHY®, because I know my daughter would be absolutely thrilled to get something like this! she loves stuffed animals.

mail4rosey said...

This one is my favorite: 17 in. Harajuku Hugs Panda

mail4rosey said...

I would either take the six year old to the store, or give the gift card to my 14-yr old who LOVES pandas. :)

Julie said...

My favorite stuffed animal of theirs is the WWF Red Panda. Red Pandas are my favorite animal.
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Shannon said...

I would choose the polar bear as my daughter has said this is her favorite. I would get the red sequin dress to go with it.

Shannon said...

I would choose the polar bear as my daughter has said this is her favorite. I would get the red sequin dress to go with it.

JC said...

We would probably pick a birthday bear or 17 in. Shimmerin' Shamrocks Bear. They are all so cute.

JC said...

I would take to DDs to Build-A-Bear if you win this gift card

aperry said...

I would love to get the Web-Slinging Spider-Man Bear. It is so cute!!

aperry said...

I would give this to my son for his fourth birthday. He just started to show interest in superheros.

Nelly said...

I would choose the Tons of Love Elephant and the new Girl Scouts bear! They're adorable! And I want them for myself! haha! I'm a big kid at heart!

Ashley said...

I love the 15 in red fox, I think my son would enjoy making that he loves foxes right now

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Ashley said...

I would take my son with me to build a bear, he has never gone before

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Natalie Yeoman said...

i really would like to make the snow lepoard

Sarah MomE25 said...

The new Shimmerin' Shamrocks Bear is really cute!

kevin York said...

For my daughter, she would love to most have blue stingray. She says “that blue is really pretty and stingrays are cute so i want it”. That is direct word to word of what she said.

sohamolina said...

I like Lucky Shimmerin' Shamrocks Bear,

kevin York said...

I would take my daughter to buildabear to choose out the blue sitngray if I won.

sohamolina said...

I would keep the card myself for my daughter. We would have to order it online. Our Build A Bear closed down.

amweeks said...

My daughter is a huge My Little Pony fan. So I know she would love the Fluttershy that they have. All the ponies they have are adorable!

amweeks said...

I know my daughter loves to go to Build A Bear. There's one in our local mall, and we always go in there when we're at the mall.

Dawn Monroe said...

I cant believe how big the selection is. I love the batman bear and the darth vader bear.

Dawn Monroe said...

I would take my oldest grandkids. I know they would have a blast. Great kids.

CindyWindy2003 said...

she is really into my little ponies right now, I bet she would love to do rainbow dash.

CindyWindy2003 said...

If I won this awesome giveaway, i would give this to my niece. She loves build a bear!

Rachel Ann Chavez-Blom said...

I like the Monkey for my oldest, the Spider Man bear for my middle kiddo and the Snow Leopard bear for my youngest.

Rachel Ann Chavez-Blom said...

It was hard to choose what stuffed animal was my favorite but I think Champ - A Champion Fur Kids bear is my absolute favorite.

Toystory said...

My favorite is the 15 in. Disney Palace Pets Pumpkin -- although they are really all cute!

ababe28 said...

I really like the Hello Kitty Bear...uh kitty...I'm really in love with all the accessories they have for her too....
Ann B.
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ababe28 said...

I would have trouble deciding which of my grandkids to take. My oldest Daughter is turning 30 in April and is coming to Visit. I haven't seen her in 2 years. I think I might just take her, I think she would get a kick out of us doing a kids thing together.
Ann B.
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Kimberly said...

So many cute choices. I know my daughter would love the Spider-Man Bear. This is something that is on our wish list to do.

Kimberly said...

I would love to win this. This is something that I know my daughter would enjoy. This would be a great family outing.

Tabathia said...

My daughter enjoys watching My Little Pony so she would either want fluttershy or Silver Sparkles Disney Palace Pets Pumpkin because she enjoys playing with the disney palace app on my phone

Kristen said...

My favorite is the red fox...he's so handsome :)

Kristen said...

I'd give it to my friend's daughter on her birthday.

618mom said...

My kids would love to make a super hero bear!! I like the little fox.

618mom said...

I would take my 3 and 5 year old boys. THey went last weekend for the 1st time and they had a blast!

Tiffany Dustin said...

My son is a big climber and we often call him our little monkey, so naturally he fell in love with the monkeys that they have there :)

kellyr78 said...

I like the 14 in. Cute Caramel Pup because my daughter is a fan of dogs and she has a growing collection, so I think this is the one she would choose.
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Janice said...

I like the Pink Hearts Hello Kitty Bear. My niece loves Hello Kitty and she would choose this bear.
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Janice said...

I would take my little niece. She has never been to Build a Bear and loves stuffed animals. She would get a kick out of this place.
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June Lisle said...

I really enjoy the Ready for Action Captain America Bear from Build A Bear. I think my husband would like it too.

~ The Opinionated Mermaid ~ said...

The elephant one because my mothers favorite animal is an elephant and loves anything to do with the animal:) My younger sister want it as well.

~ The Opinionated Mermaid ~ said...

I would take my little sister to build a bear if I won. She loves the place and it would be a great present for here.

latanya t said...

I would take my son to make a Spongebob bear. He really likes Spongebob, so this would great fun for him.

Cassandra Eastman said...

My favorite is the Disney Princess Palace Pets , Treasure. My daughter would absolutely love to go to build a bear and make her!

terry maigi said...

I love the snow leopard! SO cute!

terry maigi said...

I would love to win this for my little girl! She is a HUGE Build a Bear fan! It's a special tradition we do every year on her birthday

Clair Freebie said...

I would definitely love to win this for my daughter. She had her first build a bear experience a few months ago and has been asking to go back and get one of the my little ponies!

Jackie said...

One of my favorites is the 18 in. Cheerful Monkey. His face is so cute! My daughter would love him.
Thank you!

Birdie Bee said...

I like the Bows & Bling Purrincess Kitty.

Birdie Bee said...

Bows & Bling Purrincess Kitty for one of my 5 granddaughter as she is such a fan of cats/kitties.

Birdie Bee said...

I have five granddaughters of which four are into Build-A-Bear stuffed animals. I would have to choose between two of my granddaughter's who have upcoming birthdays. We would have to order online as the closest workshop is over 200 miles away.

Joy N. said...

I really like the 5 in. G Doll.. though I really doubt my kids would want that doll

Ashley Overacker said...

The "wally" the Red Sox Masscot is my favorite (but obviously you can only get that back east!!) I would let Kalli pick her FIRST build A Bear if we won!!

Cori Westphal said...

I know my daughter would love to make the 16" Elephant! She's been collecting elephants since she was a baby (or I have for her! lol)!

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Cori Westphal said...

I'd for sure take my daughter. She begs to go to Build a Bear, but it's just not something that's in our everyday budget!

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Carmen Van Deursen said...

My son would love Patrick.

Carmen Van Deursen said...

My son loves sponge bob cartoon he's favorite character is Patrick, so I think he would make him.

Carmen Van Deursen said...

I would take my son, he's been there once and would love to go again. He. Had lots of fun.

richied.becky said...

love the new spiderman bear...the pattern is very striking.

richied.becky said...

If I were to win I would have the pleasure to take my grandson and let him stuff his own bear for the first time, all of the others I have stuffed for him. This is going to be fun :)

Shea =) said...

My niece's favorite color is purple, so the 16 in. MY LITTLE PONY PRINCESS TWILIGHT SPARKLE® would be what I'd get!

Shea =) said...

I'd take my niece! She's 4 years old and I think she'd love a trip to build a bear!

Teresa Moore said...

I really like the Sunshine Hello Kitty. My daughter loves everything Hello Kitty! The palace pets are cute too.