Thursday, April 26, 2012

Stuffed Animals can be Fun with Build-a-Bear Workshop! - Review and Giveaway!

Growing up, I had a ton of different toys to play with but always ended up playing with my stuffed animals the most.  I would dress them up in my little brother's clothing and they could be anything I wanted them to be!  A classroom of children ready to be taught, an audience singing along to my number one hit or laughing to my hysterical stand-up bit.  My stuffed animals were my best friends.  Besides being a blast to play with, they also listened to my dreams and fears and they were always there with a hug if I needed it.  
Now-a-days children have the opportunity to build their very own stuffed animal and dress them in one of hundreds of creative outfits without having to raid their little brother or sister's closet!  If you think a child gets excited in a candy store, you've never seen one visit Buid-a-Bear Workshop!

What is Build-a-Bear Workshop?
According to their website, " At Build-a-Bear Workshop, our mission is to bring the Teddy Bear to life.  An American icon, the Teddy Bear brings to mind warm thoughts about our childhood, about friendship, about trust and comfort, and also about love.  Build-A-Bear Workshop embodies those thoughts in how we run our business everyday."
" Build-a-Bear Worship Inc., is the leading and only global company that offers an interactive make-your-own stuffed animal retail-entertainment experience.  Founded in 1997, the company currently operates more than 400 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores worldwide including company owned stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and France and franchise stores in Europe, Asia, Austrailia, Africa and the Middle East."
Build-a-Bear Workshop has a stuffed animal for every occasion and every person!  From the small fry animals for smaller children to bear brides and even Angry Birds Space characters!  Here are just a  few of my favorites.
Captain America Blue Cuddly Hearts Bear - $38.50


This super cool, super strong, Avenger teddy bear comes dressed in a Captain America costume and black rubber boots.   This adorable teddy bear makes the perfect gift for the super hero in your life!


Super Mom Happy Hugs Teddy - $34.50 
Is your mom a Super Mom?  Let her know just how super she is with this adorable teddy bear dressed in a Super Mom costume and Twinkle Toes Groovy Baby by Skechers shoes.


8 in. Angry Birds Space Bomb - $18.00
Have an Angry Birds fan in your life?  Celebrate the newest release of Angry Birds: Space with an adorable Angry Birds stuffed animal!


These are all pre-made animals.  Be sure to head to your local Build-a-Bear and build your own unique animal! 


My Review
I have loved the idea of Build-a-Bear workshop ever since I first heard about it around 1999 but I have never had the opportunity to visit one of their stores and experience the fun of making my very own stuffed animal.  I did, however, get the opportunity to review one of the softest, most cuddly stuffed sheep I've ever owned!  I'm 26 years old this adorable stuffed sheep made me feel like a kid again, wanting to cuddle with it in bed.  
The sheep we received is part of a very cute Farmer's Market collection that also includes the most precious horse, cow, and pig you've ever seen.  Besides the sheep we got, I instantly fell in love with the pig!  This collection arrives at Build-a-Bear Workshop on May 4th and you will also receive a free reusable Farmer's Market tote with a purchase of $20 or more while supplies last.  
After sleeping with this cuddly sheep for the past two nights I finally let Ashton sleep with his new friend and he loves him just as much as I do!  And with his birthday coming up in a little more than a month, he's been asking us to bring him to build his own stuffed animal! I highly recommend the darling new Farmer's Market Collection or any of the great products Build-a-Bear Workshop carries to anyone that has children, that's looking for a unique gift that can be treasured for years to come or for anyone that just loves stuffed animals.
Shopaholic Rating: 5 out of 5 Shopping Bags - The right stuffed animal can make the perfect gift for every occasion!

Where can you purchase a stuffed animal from the Farmer's Market Collection?
The horse, cow, sheep or pig from Build-a-Bear Workshop's new Farmer's Market Collection, will be available on May 4th, 2012.  You will also be able to get the sheep and the cow in the Small Fry size and there will also be two online exclusive animals - a llama and a billy goat! In the meantime they carry hundreds of other adorable stuffed animals including Donation Animals (help real animals!), Beary Exclusive Animals (available online and at select stores only) and many others.  You can also pick up gift cards to Build-A-Bear Workshop if you're not sure which animal your gift recipient would like to receive.  You can even hold a very fun and unique party for any occasion with Build-a-Party!  There are even fun desktops and games right on their website!  For more up to date information be sure to follow Build-a-Bear Workshop on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!  Or for updates on the go download the FREE Build-a-Bear app HERE.
Giveaway Time!
One lucky Shopaholic is going to win one of the precious animals in the Farmer's Market Collection (a pig, horse, cow or sheep)!  Here's how:


Mandatory Entry: Head over to the Build-a-Bear Workshop and post the name and link of your favorite stuffed animal.


Extra Entries - worth 1 entry each - comment once per entry
Follow Build-a-Bear Workshop on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest
Follow Shopaholic Mommy on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google Friend Connect
Share this giveaway on Facebook - up to twice per day - 60 minutes apart
Own your favorite farm animals without the mess with the new Farmer's Market Collection from @BuildaBear & @Shopaholic Mommy!  Giveaway ends 5/5!
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Own your favorite farm animals w/o the mess with the new Farmer's Market Collection from @BulidaBear Workshop & @ashtonzmommi. #Giveaway ends 5/5!
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Comment on any non-giveaway post - leave link


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(3 entries) Place Shopaholic Mommy on your blog roll - leave link


I will choose one lucky winner on May 5th 2012 at 8pm EST using random.org.  I will announce and contact the winner soon after that.  That person will have 48 hours to respond via email to claim their prize.  If I do not hear back within 48 hours I will have to choose a new winner.  This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents 18+.  Good Luck!


I received a free product to help facilitate this review.  The opinions stated in this post are mine and unbiased.  For more information please see my disclosure policy located in the PR section of this site.

103 comments:

  1. 14" Sweet Velvet Teddy is my favorite. I bought one for my Goddaughter. I'm such a big kid. I was so excited to go make the build a bear for her, since she was not old enough. I wanted to make one for myself too, but refrained.

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