Build-A-Bear is bringing back their "Pay Your Age" promotion...however, there's a twist.

In case you forgot about the "Pay Your Age" deal, Build-A-Bear set a day aside where child customers would come in to “pay their age” (example: $5 for a 5-year-old) for any stuffed animal in the store with certain exclusions. Last  year when they tried it, some stores had to close early due to all of the chaos. That is why they have decided to make things a little less hectic this year.


Build-A-Bear Workshop Store At Mall of America
Adam Bettcher

According to, Build-A-Bear’s new plan is a lottery-like drawing,  where Bonus Club members can enter by June 16 to win a special ticket that would allow them to come to the store any day between June 24 and 28 to pay their age for a bear of their choosing. With this deal, up to two people can use the ticket to pay their age.

Build-A-Bear says that more than 200,000 customers will win the one-time ticket to pay their age. Additionally, 10 extra-lucky entrants will win the Count Your Candles Sweepstakes grand prize of a birthday party experience to use any time in the next twelve months valued up to $250.

Build-A-Bear Workshop Make-A-Wish Event In New York City
Gustavo Caballero

Children who don't win either prize can still participate in the regular birthday deal called "Count Your Candles". This is where they pay their age for a special Birthday Treat Bear anytime during their birth month.

Those who are interested in taking advantage of the Count Your Candles Sweepstakes and the Pay Your Age limited ticket offer can sign up on their website by clicking here.

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