Build-A-Bear hosting 'Pay Your Age' day in June

Darnell Taylor
June 12, 2019

If you want to enter for a chance to get a ticket and be entered in the grand prize raffle, you'll have to be a Bonus Club member, according to Build-A-Bear.

After last year's debacle that was Pay Your Age Day, Build-A-Bear is tweaking the offer in 2019.

More than 200,000 people are expected to win a Pay Your Age ticket. Once the ticket is in hand, you can redeem them at Build-A-Bear Workshops between June 24 and 28.

You have until June 16 to enter the "Count Your Candles" promotion for a chance to receive a ticket to "Pay Your Age" for a new furry friend or win a birthday party experience.

In the "frequently asked questions" section of the website, the company acknowledged changes in this year's event.

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Most furry friends available for purchase are included with the ticket, with some exclusions. Those who entered will receive an email by June 21 on whether they were given a ticket or not.

As part of a separate query, the company noted that while it has taken efforts to guarantee a good customer experience "with minimal wait times", they "do expect higher than normal traffic at the Workshop during this period".

The offer in 2018, let customers buy a bear and pay their current age with a cap at $29.

Last summer, Pay Your Age Day was a one-day event held in U.S., Canadian and U.K. Build-A-Bear stores that ended abruptly due to crowd sizes.

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