Sunday, June 28, 2009

Patriotic Friends at Build-A-Bear - Review and Giveaway



My daughter treats her stuffed animals like they are members of our family. She makes sure they stay well-fed at all times, get plenty of rest and never lack in hugs and kisses. Her stuffed animals have been her favorite toys since she was old enough to grasp onto them. Boy does she have a collection, but she always has room for more.

Recently she was tickled red, white and blue to receive the Patriotic Pup, one of Build-A-Bear's Independence Day inspired animals. The puppy really is the cutest little friend, with her star nose and red ears and paws. (Yes, the one we received is definitely a girl puppy because it came with little red bows tied on it's ears!) My daughter named her "Star." I'm confident the puppy will be with us when we watch the fireworks on the 4th of July. Apparently Star likes to bask in the sun as well because we also received a great big Build-A-Bear beach towel that says, "Endless Summer of Hugs."

If you've never taken the kids to a Build-A-Bear workshop before, you really should try it at least once. Last Christmas I had a coupon for $10 off an animal, so I took my daughter. She LOVED picking out a new friend, blowing in the stuffing, adding the heart and watching the helper sew the animal up. The workshop is a great place to hold a birthday party as well. If you are a Build-a-Bear fan, make sure to sign up for the email newsletter. Just last month I received a coupon for a free animal through my email subscription!

Win a gift card! Build-A-Bear sent me a $25 gift card to give away to one Brimful Curiosities reader.

To enter, visit Build-A-Bear and let me know which animal is your favorite.
• For contact purposes, if you are a non-blogger or your email is not accessible in your blog profile, please leave a valid email address within the comment section.
• Contest is open to US only
• Contest ends on Monday, July 13th, 2009 at 11:59 PM CST.
• Winner will be chosen at random and sent an email notification.
Three ways to gain extra entries (Maximum total entries is 4):
1st extra entry: Follow Me! or subscribe by email or RSS reader
2nd extra entry: Blog about this contest then post your link in the comment section.
3rd extra entry: Follow me on twitter (iambrimful) and tweet about the contest.

[Thanks to Build-A-Bear for this review opportunity.]

166 comments:

Shelly T. said...

I love the asthma & allergy friendly™ 15 in. Velvet Bear!

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auntrene said...

Brown Sugar Puppy is one of my favorites.. My niece is here with me, and her favorite is Hello Kitty... too cute, she also has decided that is what she will make when I win the gift card.. She is 7. and positive I am winning.

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auntrene said...

I follow you on Twitter, and I tweeted.

http://twitter.com/JustAuntrene/status/2370821856

always_317537 said...

I like the donation animals bear =)

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always_317537 said...

I follow you on twitter -laughwithleslie- and I tweeted =)

http://twitter.com/laughwithleslie/status/2371132324

Bingo said...

I would love to take my great niece to Build A Bear...I like the Read Teddy where they donate part of the money to reading programs to get books for underprivileged kids as well as children in need. That would be fun to get a stuffed animal and help others at the same time.

Anonymous said...

We love the 16 in Longhorn (but so many are adorable).

JDSG


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gahome2mom said...

I love bears and dogs. My dresser is full of stuffed bears. I have room for more. I would probably give this (win) to one of my daughters. lol

I can share. lol

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valerie2350 said...

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Brooke said...

My little girl would love the
Cinnamon Swirl Bunny! She loves bunnies!

Thank you so much for the chance!

;-)

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Brooke said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted!

http://twitter.com/preschoolinmom/status/2379711217

Thanks!

cdziuba said...

I follow on Twitter (cdziuba) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/2380195417

cdziuba said...

Blogged http://ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com/2009/06/build-bear-giveaway_28.html

Valorie said...

I like the 16in Husky. :)

I follow.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Anissa said...

I think the turtle is too cute (but I'd let my son pick for himself).

judybrittle said...

I have to say I love the Kitty as in Hello Kitty. Those are just so adorable! Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I follow on Twitter and tweeted
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/2388716382

5w33713 said...

I love the Doctor Pawsome Panda! He's too cute! Especially since I'm getting ready for nursing school. :)

Staci said...

I love Trekkin Turtle! Very cute!
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Michele P. said...

my daughter has been asking for the lil bunny big ears, so that would be what I would get, along with a super cute outfit of course!

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Michele P. said...

twitter follower @micaela6955 tweet http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/2397537632

Twincere said...

The 17 in. Bearilliant Blue Teddy bear is the perfect shock of pick me up color!
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Twincere said...

I am following you on twitter, user name @Twincere & here is a link to my tweet.
http://twitter.com/Twincere/status/2397832096
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Lorie and Bill said...

My favorite is the Galapagos Tortoise - it is so cute, I want it, never mind giving it to a child!!

Penelope said...

Great giveaway! My favorite is the donation animals teddy bear...that heart is so cute!!

ossmcalc said...

My grandson would really love the 16" Border Collie.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I subscribe to your email.

thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

riley said...

My little girl would love the WWF zebra. & I love that it suuports WWF.

cindiizzy said...

My son would love the asthma and allergy friendly™ Velvet Pup.


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TheAngelForever said...

Love the Beagle. Thanks for the opportunity.

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cwalker said...

I love the cuddly hugs teddy pink! Very adorable!
-Chancy
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cwalker said...

I have subscribed to you via google reader :-)
-Chancy
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cwalker said...

I follow you on twitter and I tweeted about the giveaway!
-Chancy
sidhartha90@hotmail.com

Librarian Mommy said...

The Read Bear is my favorite because it helps donate money to Read First.

EllyBean said...

I'm a RSS Subscriber of your blog.
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Lori said...

I like the moose or the brown sugar puppy. Yeah Build a Bear!
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Courtney said...

I love Snazzy Kitty, and my daughter would too!
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Courtney said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted:
http://twitter.com/quixiotic/status/2425866284

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Beth said...

I love the 15 in sparkly snow leopard
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celi.a said...

I am torn between either the 15 in. Coyote or the 15 in. European Rabbit. Both look cuddly and aren't your run-of-the-mill stuffed animals. I think I have to go with the Rabbit.

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celi.a said...

+1 I follow. Thanks for holding this contest!

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Anonymous said...

I like the "year of the mouse" stuffie. It's adorable.
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Upper West Side Writer said...

I love the special Ox (for Year of the Ox)--thank you so much!

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Upper West Side Writer said...

I already follow your blog on Blogger--thank you so much!

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Upper West Side Writer said...

I already follow you on Twitter (username: uwsreader), and I Tweeted about this giveaway:

http://twitter.com/uwsreader/status/2487269654

Thanks!

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etirv said...

Love the velvet asthma and allergy friendly dog!
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dag888888 said...

The best is the asthma and allergy friendly velvet dog!!!!

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Darcy said...

I love Chilly Cheeks Penguin.

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c2cmom said...

I like the 16" Curly Teddy, or the Chocolate Cub.
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Shawna said...

Hello, Sign me up for this Fad. Givaway.
I follow you & I twittered you.
I like the Zoo friends
Shawna Lewis
weloveourdogs@juno.com

Katie said...

Following on Twitter and Tweeted: http://twitter.com/KTnestingspot/status/2526255526

MaryAnne said...

I like the 16 in. curly teddy

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Anonymous said...

I like Lil' Chocolate Cub.

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The Bragging Mommy said...

My fav is the 16 in. Boxer, cause my son would love it! He is obsessed with all things puppy related. :)

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The Bragging Mommy said...

I follow you on twitter, and tweeted: http://twitter.com/braggingmommy/status/2601669146

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The Bragging Mommy said...

I follow you via google friend connect!

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kasandria said...

I like 17 in. Hello Kitty® by Sanrio®
thanks for the great giveaway!
Kasandria

tina said...

my daughter helped me pick and she loved the 14inch owl she loved birds, thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina said...

i follow you through google friend connect thanks so much eaglesforjack@gmail.com

coriwestphal said...

I would love to get the 16 in. Asian Elephant for my daughter. Thanks!

coriwestphal said...

Blogged: http://asahmlookingforadeal.blogspot.com/2009/07/more-giveaways-ending-071309.html

Renee said...

the 14 inch lil chocolate cub is my pick because that's the onemy daughter has :)

Nancye said...

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wheresmyrain said...

i adore ALL the wild a furry animals in that section but my favorite is probably the FLOPPY MOOSE/so great

Xenia said...

I like the 14 in. White Tiger.

Thanks!
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A Reader said...

The Scruffy Puppy.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Janet and Maya said...

My daughter says the Curly Lamb http://www.buildabear.com/shop/productdetail.aspx?CallingPage=Shop%2fSearchResults.aspx&ProductSKU=14385

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Janet and Maya said...

I'm following you and tweeted http://twitter.com/janetmom2maya/status/2625584279

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