Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Whooo Wants to Win a Build-A-Bear Owl?*


My little girl has loved Build-A-Bear for forever, so when she received a huge box at the door from them the other day, words cannot describe her excitement (she has a birthday coming up this Friday, too, so the timing was perfect).

Inside the cute cardboard house was the brand new, snowy white Owl!



There was also a 3-D Scavenger Hunt Map with 3-D glasses with a special code to use online in Build-A-Bearville. And Natalie cannot get enough of both the owl and the hunt!

Not only is the owl fluffy and cuddly, but it has a head that spins all the way around, a feature which Natalie found very cool. She's been taking her new owl friend, whom she has dubbed "Owlen" (uniquely pronounced "Oh-lin" though), everywhere with her and sleeps with it at night.

I have to say this is one of my own favorite Build-A-Bear creatures. The speckled "fur" looks like real feathers and the "beak" is so adorable.

The owl sells for $18 online, but you can win a $25 gift card to use on the owl, or toward any other purchase at Build-A-Bear, right here!

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post letting me know what you love most about Build-A-Bear. Be sure that there is an email address for you that I can find, or your entry will have to be disqualified. By entering, you automatically agree to all the rules and disclaimers listed here.

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Deadline to enter is 11:59 EST, Wednesday, August 12, 2009. Winner will be selected at random using Random.org. Good luck!

*Note: Actual prize is for a $25 gift card which can be used toward the purchase of a Build-A-Bear Owl.

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Abby said...

Okay the whole experience is just pure fun!!








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Gena said...

I like that they make it affordable to everyone.

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Rebecca Graham said...

I like all the costumes you can buy for your bear after making it.

Terra H. said...

I like the different animals available. Bears sure are cute, but there's a whole lot of other animals to choose from if the child so wishes.
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the fact the prices are reasonableee

peg42 said...

I love how you get to pick out your own favorite and personalize them with clothing, etc. It's always a fun time going to build a bear. Thanks so much.

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zealandsmom said...

I like that its all done by the child. They get to make their own decsions:)

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The Hutson Family said...

What I love Most about Build a Bear is that the child gets to personally make the animal their "own". My kids eat that up!

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cdziuba said...

I love the fun factor! It's so enjoyable to go in with your child, let them pick out an animal, and then watch the whole process.

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MadMan459 said...

I've always just assumed they were more expensive than they are. I followed your link to their website and was pleasantly surprised to find I was wrong. I'll be buying there soon!

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Miss Manda said...

It's a fun process for kids.. and it lets them get creative.. I think it's such a unique shop


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whall said...

I like how it gives kids a project to do, then they get to take home the result. The result is usually amazing, which helps self-esteem. It's not like they're trying whittling for the first time and have to take home some chopped up mangled block of wood that's supposed to be a canary.

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deedleweedle said...

I like how its interactive and kids can see how a bear is made.

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i like that there are options to make it personalized :)

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Sarah D. said...

I love going with my kids to BAB. They are always so excited to pick out their new adoptee and in general, it's just a lot of fun!

Mamushi Love said...

I love that they have International costumes for the stuffed animals. It's always nice when I find a collection that includes a Korean hanbok.

denyse said...

The entire process is fun. I love that there's so many things that the kids can choose from and they can be creative and make something their very own. It also makes them proud.

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Amber said...

I know it's silly but I love the little red hearts that you put into the stuffed animals!
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Sonya said...

I love Build A Bear because Gracie get's to build a new friend all by herself. She loves it.

texasheartland said...

I love Build A Bear because they have some the most adorable animals and outfits. You can't help but say "awww!!!".


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mogrill said...

Very cool shop!! Also affordable. Thanks for the chance.
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AmandaK said...

What I love about Build-A-Bear is that you don't have to be a kid to enjoy it!

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1agordon said...

i like that my kids can customize their animal

mverno said...

its personal and hands on mverno@roadrunner.com

rayne87 said...

I love that a little one's imagination can run wild to create a new friend. I took my niece and she just lit up! It was her time when she could give her toy the life and character that she wanted. She had so much fun in there and the employees are always fantastic.

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cstironkat said...

I love all the choices that Build-A-Bear has available. It is so cool to see everyone picking out their favorite palymate and dressing them up. Thank you for the chance.

hotinphx said...

I like that you can customize it to fit your budget and to fit your child's personality.

zekebamm said...

My favorite thing about Build-A-Bear is that they don't make fun of adults who like to go there with no kids! I also like that they have a nice variety of accessories & clothing items that are reasonably priced, but still cute!

mom2anutball said...

I love that they have so many different accesories for the bears. My daughter loves going to pick out different things for the Hannah Montana bear she got from there! Thanks for the chance!
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Ms. Autumn said...

i love that my son can make exactly the stuffed animal he wants!

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Nad said...

I love that it is a personalized experience. From the choice of your animal down to how stuffed (cuddly) you want it to be and what clothes it gets to wear.
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Erica C. said...

Build-a-Bear is just a fun experience...the kids love being able to choose things about their own personal stuffed animal. I love your pictures! the owl is cute :)

Marin said...

We haven't done the Build A Bear with our boys yet, but I like how creative the kids can be, making their own cuddly creation from scratch!

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Chelise said...

I haven't actually been to Build-a-Bear yet. But my daughter, who is obsessed with her stuffed animals, I'm sure would have a blast!

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sarah said...

I like that you "build the bear". Making your own stuffed animal is like a bonding process with it, it's fun and cute.

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Katrina said...

I love the "heart" you put into your bear...makes it especially sweet

The Dreamer said...

I love all the cute stuff they have and hte outfits, plus they always have new animals.

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Kristie said...

I have never been there, but I love the idea of it! I think my daughter, especially, would love to go and create her own stuffed animal and dress it the way she likes-very fun!

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Katie said...

I love that the Build-A-Bears aren't just another "stuffed animal," the kids really have a hand in making them so they are more attached!

her5boys said...

I love the whole creativity aspect of it. The kids get to use their imagination and create a one of a kind!

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Jen@BigBinder said...

I love the part where the kids 'bathe' the new animals - so cute!

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courtneystoffel said...

I love all the cute outfits. I also like that anyone could have fun there.. adults as well as kids too.

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Shannon said...

I love the hands on and the outfits!

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Angie's Spot said...

What I love most is that the sales associates are so great with the little kids especially! My girls (ages 3 & 4) have always been treated with lots of love and respect in choosing their new friends and you very often don't find that. We love Build a Bear!

Kiri said...

Making a personalized present for somebody (new baby, birthday, etc) is a lot of fun. It becomes a keepsake, unlike a more generic gift.

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Joseph said...

I love the variety that Build-A-Bear has to offer, they have something for everyone to love.

Belle said...

I love the quality of the animals and I love that they are continually getting new designs in. That Snowy Owl is adorable. I am so excited to take my daughter there for the first time and let her pick out her own animal.

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I like all the personalization options!

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riley said...

I like they have a bunch of animals for charities and even an allergy friendly puppy. Which we have for my allergic son.

Donna said...

What I love most is the selection. The kids can find the animal most like their personality and participating in making the animal as well.

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Jeanne said...

We haven't been to Build-A-Bear yet but now that my girls are older we would love to try it. I love that they get to pick everything and make their own creation.

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I think their prizes have become much more affordable for a larger
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Kim said...

I love that they have birth certificates!

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Sheila P said...

I like the fact that you can make each and every animal the way you want it to be!

Rachel said...

I love that it encourages kids to be creative, and involved in the process of creating their own toy. Hopefully, then, they realize how precious their creation really is!

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OwlStew said...

We haven't been there yet, but my 19 month old is really beginning to love and show attachment to his stuffed animals. My husband and I met in college where an owl was the mascot - I would love to get one of these cute creatures!
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ehhogan said...

I love Build a Bear because my daughter loves it so much! We have twelve of them!

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shelley said...

This is my daughters favorite place to go!! She would be estatic if we won this! Thanks so much!

Tamara B. said...

What I love the most is Build-A-Bear Workshop® is beary committed to supporting charitable causes that improve the lives of children, families and animals.
This is why I contnue to shop there as much as I can.
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Smooshy said...

great prices!

MonCherie said...

I love BAB because you get to put yourself in there (as well as any "inside jokes"), so it's all thought...and heart of course.
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Betsy said...

Build-A-Bear is a great excuse to hang with my adorable little nephews! And it's just fun, plain and simple.

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Belinda M said...

I like that they are so cute and cuddly


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Lisa P@www.isitmondayalready.blogspot.com said...

I love that they update their items alot so you can go more then once without seeing the same stuff!

Amanda S. said...

I love that they make the process so much fun! My kids really like putting the heart in their animals too. :)

Linda said...

I like how you can pick out your favorite animal and dress it in your favorite clothing.
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Sheila P said...

What I like the best is getting your favorite animal and then dressing whatever clothing you want!

rbailey1958 said...

What I like, and the granddaughters like is that U get 2 choose what animal U like, and build it from there. My grandaughter Zoe did the build-a-bear workshop 4 her BDay, she had fun & loved it. I would like 2 win 1 for Sierra's Bday the oldest Granddaughter, she wants 1 too!
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jennem said...

I like the hands-on creativity and the cute clothes!
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I like cuddle hugs pinks bear the best

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penguin28 said...

I like that you can get a bear, an outfit, and a pair of shoes for $29.99

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Linda said...

It is a fun experience no matter what your age! I would love to win a gift certificate for my son and daughter-in-law that are expecting their first baby. That would be fun! Lindad4 at cox dot net

karen4322 said...

I love the excitement on my kids' faces when they enter the store. Thank you for the chance to win.

AEKZ2 said...

I like Build-A-Bear because it's not that expensive. Thanks!

tatertot374 said...

I love build a bear as all 3 of my kids love it and it is very reasonable and lots of fun.
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Slinko said...

I love to watch my girls while they are agonizing over which pet and then the all important outfit! This is one of our favorite outings!
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Julie Vineyard said...

We love shopping at BAB!

Brian said...

What I love most about Build A Bear is the Donation Animals. "$1 from your purchase is donated to the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation which makes grants to pawsome causes that support children’s health such as juvenile diabetes, autism, children’s cancer research or other important wellness causes for children."

Girly Remix said...

I've always thought Build-A-Bear was the coolest. You can chose from tons of different animal buddies and a large variety of clothing and more for them. Kids (people of all ages really) love it! It's fun! We've never built a friend but we hope to! Not only that but they send out a positive message AND donate. :)

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heaventrees said...

Watching a child watching a Build A Bear process taking place is the best thing about it. It's like being a child yourself.

Sonya said...

I love watching how excited my kids get about Build-A-Bear, and I love watching them make all their selections!

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Traumajunky said...

I love that every animal is unique. My daughter has a dinosaur she made at T-Rex's Build-A-Dino shop. It growls, has the heart in it, stuffed just the way she likes it. It's all hers and there's nothing else like it!

bridget3496 said...

I've always been a big fan of build a bear. My kids really enjoyed making their own stuffed creatures and I'd love ot take my 2 yr old grandson there now.

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erma said...

I love that you can make your own bear.
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mehopper1 said...

I like that the animal options change regularly, and aren't just bears and puppies.

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I like that it is pretty affordable and kids really have fun!

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I love how fun buildabear is.

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Sher said...

I like that when you are shopping for a gift, you have the option of adding sound or not! Plus, they are all adorable!! Thanks for the chance!

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I love watching the kids and the pure joy on their faces as they pick out their new friend. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

gigi said...

I love that they get to create their own "stuffy." My daughter hasn't been yet, but I think it is time. :)
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I love how personalized it is-it's special to everyone who gets one. Thanks!!

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Jacqueline said...

My daughter is handicapped and I love that she can have the experience of creating something of her very own while receiving the help she needs to be able to do so. She made her first Build-A-Bear animal in June...a kitty she named "Pinky".

Hotsnotty2 said...

I love the wide selection of animals that they have available! Thanks!

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Tonibelle said...

I love how every kid has such a special experience with their new Build a Bear. The staff always makes it so much fun for them.
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Pam said...

I think what makes it so special is that it's not just a gift, but an experience. From the child picking which animal to make, to picking out the outfit. And sharing that with a child is special.
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Ericka said...

I love how your kids can pick and choose what they want to make it the way they want for their very own!

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I love how it let's kids be creative

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Molly C. said...

I love that they have something for everyone- whether it be an animal, or clothing for your friend.

Egare1 said...

I love that Build-a-bear deals with *Everything*, from choosing and making the bear to wardrobe and accessories, it's a one stop bear shop!

Thanks!

Jammie said...

I really like how you can personalize them.

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momznite said...

My daughter's response to the process and her animal is what I love.

pitaharmon said...

I like how Build A Bear has SO much more than bears, cats, and dogs. There is always something new, so our collection will never be complete and we always have a reason to go back!
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FDP 4 Life said...

I'm loving that deal they have right now, a bear, shoes, and an outfit for $30!

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amyd29 said...

I think that is great for the kids to be able to create&pick something they want!

I also think the owl is cool!

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Charity said...

I love that my child can build his own friend.

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Marie said...

I love that they have a wide range of animals and outfits and extras so you are sure to find just the right thing to make your child happy!

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Candie said...

I like that the children feel that they are involved with making of the bear. Thank you

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crystalf said...

My girls like that they get to help build their baby as they call them. lol Thank you!

lilshuga2001 said...

I love that its an inexpensive, FUN way to make memories!

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kathy pease said...

i love that you can design any bear your heart desires for any occasion..they have such cute stuff :)

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D.Calvert said...

My niece is crazy for build a bear,she is alway's talking about it and I do not have kids of my own so I thought I would enter for her since I have been ill and cannot take her to the store to do it, I'm hoping i win so i can be a number 1 aunt for a change!

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dvice said...

We like how many different animal options there are

carol said...

I love the whole idea! Pick a bear then dress it up the way you want. How sweet!!

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Renee said...

I love how adorable all of the animals are.

Miranda said...

my daughters love to be the one who builds the bears they choose

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I like that they make it affordable to everyone.

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All was wanted to go never pls help me go to get a owl.

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Sarah Z said...

I love that they are unique, they aren't something you buy off the shelves, you help bring them to life!
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