Build-A-Bear Pay Your Age Day Frequently Asked Questions

Thursday, July 12th 2018, 12:28 pm
By: News 9

What is Pay Your Age Day?

On July 12, you can pay your age for any furry friend in the Workshop!* It’s easy – how old you are is how much your furry friend costs. It’s our biggest in-store deal EVER – and it’s a special offer for Bonus Club members. If you’re not a Bonus Club member, it’s free and easy to join! Join now to save time, or sign up in the Workshop! See you in the Workshop on July 12 – bring in the whole family and share the experience with #BuildABear!

*Offer valid for Bonus Club members. Offer valid in stores only. Limit one per Guest, must be present for offer. Some exclusions apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer. While supplies last. Outfits and accessories sold separately. Minimum price $1. See an associate for details.

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Do I need to bring a form of identification to verify my age?

You do not need to present formal identification to participate in the offer. Tell a store associate how old you are on July 12, and you will be able to pay your current age for a furry friend.

Can I pay my child’s/children’s age for a furry friend I want to purchase?

Yes – you may pay the age of any and all children who are with you in the store. This offer is valid for one furry friend per Guest who is present in the store on July 12, and who is accompanying a Bonus Club member or adult over the age of 18 who signs up to become a Bonus Club member.

Does my child need to sign up for Build-A-Bear Bonus Club if I want to pay his/her age?

Guests must be 18 years old or older to sign up for Build-A-Bear Bonus Club; therefore, children under 18 are not required to sign up for Bonus Club. They need only accompany a Bonus Club member, or an adult over the age of 18 who signs up to become a Bonus Club member, in order to participate in the Pay Your Age Day event.

Where is this offer available?

This offer is available in all U.S., Canada and U.K. Build-A-Bear Workshop stores and outlets. Offer not valid at Build-A-Bear Workshop® within other retail stores or restaurants, including but not limited to, Rainforest Café® or in Build-A-Dino® Experience within T-REX Café™.

How many furry friends can I purchase with this offer?

This offer is valid for one furry friend per Guest present in the store on July 12.

This offer seems too good to be true—are there any exclusions?

Exact product assortment varies slightly by store location; however, this offer is valid on any Make-Your-Own furry friend that is in stock in the Workshop on July 12.

What if my age is higher than the price of the furry friend I want to purchase?

On July 12 only, none of our U.S./Canada in-store Guests will be a day over 29 years old—meaning that no matter their age, Guests will pay no more than $29 USD / $29 CAD (plus tax) for any furry friend in stock in the store. A Guest who is 40 years old, for example, will only pay $29 for a furry friend valued at $35.

Can I pay less than $1 / £1 if my child is less than 1 year old?

The minimum price for this offer is $1 USD / £1 GBP / $1 CAD. A Guest may not pay less than this price for any furry friend, regardless of the Guest’s age or his/her child’s age.

I don’t live near a Build-A-Bear Workshop store. Can I still participate?

We understand that not all of our Guests live within driving distance of our stores, and therefore, not all are able to celebrate with us in person. We will have future events that are offered online, but this special offer is only available in the Workshop.

Can I purchase a furry friend unstuffed and come back to stuff it later?

Yes—U.S. and Canada Guests can pay their age for an unstuffed furry friend and come back to have the full Build-A-Bear Workshop experience at a later date. However, our Pokémon plush may not be purchased unstuffed.

I can’t make it in to a store on July 12—can I come back and participate another day or obtain a voucher to use another day?

The Build-A-Bear Workshop Pay Your Age Day offer is valid only on July 12, 2018. There are no vouchers available for this offer to be used at a later date.

Can expecting mothers participate in this offer?

Thursday’s Pay Your Age day deal offer is designed for children who can enjoy the fun of Build-A-Bear Workshop. With that in mind, we look forward to celeBEARating your child’s birthday any time during their birthday month with our new Count Your Candles program where the age they are turning is how much their new Birthday Treat bear will cost! More information on this program is coming soon!

I have been unable to get through to the Build-A-Bear Workshop Customer Service or my local Workshop on the phone and have questions.

We are so sorry for this inconvenience as we are experiencing a very high volume of calls. If your questions are not answered here, please reach out to and we will assist as soon as we can!

Is my local Workshop open and what are their hours?

The easiest way to check for your local Workshop information is to check out our store finder!

Am I a Bonus Club member already?

If you are unsure if you have already signed up for our Bonus Club, we recommend trying to log in here. If you run into any problems, or are unable to re-set your password please reach out to for assistance.

Camp Promise Pets™ Event
Summer camp is in session – and it’s going to be a barkin’ fun time!

June 29-July 7 and July 13-15

There’s so much four-legged fun to be had at Camp Promise Pets! Lots of exciting new Camp Promise Pets clothing and accessory items are arriving at the Workshop this summer – just in time for outside adventures around the campfire! Have fun in stores with a FREE Camp Promise Pets bingo sheet and see how much camping gear you can find throughout the Workshop. Plus, campers of all ages can get a free take-home activity sheet in stores this weekend.
(While supplies last. See an associate for details.)

PAWS IN! Join Us for Our Kabu™ Event!

July 20-22 and July 27-29

Welcome to the PAWsitively awesome world of Kabu! You’re invited to join the in-store fun and explore the newest lifestyle brand at Build-A-Bear Workshop. Friendship and positive thinking are at the heart of all Kabu adventures – and there are lots of exciting new arrivals to discover in the Workshop! Make your own Kabu furry friend while participating in a FREE in-store scavenger hunt featuring members of the Kabu crew. Plus, Guests will get a FREE sticker sheet and activity sheet to take home and can keep the PAWsome adventures going with our new Kabu game app and graphic novel!
(While supplies last. See an associate for details.)

Make-Your-Own Fun
Everybody come on in!

Create your own bear-making fun by visiting us to make-your-own furry friend. Experience the fun of choosing your next best friend, bringing it to life and then choosing clothing and accessories to express your creativity!

When it’s time for a party, it’s time for Build-A-Party!

We’re the one-stop for everything you need to make it a celebration to remember! We have parties for any occasion – birthdays, scout troops, team-building outings, charitable events and more. Schedule you party with us and let our associates guide your group through a bear-making experience they’ll never forget.