You Can Score A Free Teddy Bear When You Spend $15 At Build-A-Bear

Mark your calendar! This deal is only available for two days.

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Did you know that Sept. 9 is National Teddy Bear Day? To celebrate this auspicious occasion, Build-A-Bear Workshop is giving away free teddy bears to customers who shop in their stores on Sept. 8 and 9. In order to receive this very special Bear, you have to spend $15 in the store — and you have to make sure you reserve a spot at your local Build-A-Bear location ahead of time.

Here is how it works: Interested customers need to reserve a ticket for this special event as soon as possible. This ensures that the teddy bear giveaway process will run smoothly and that supplies will not run out. You can reserve tickets until 11:59 pm CDT on Wednesday, Sept. 5 via the Build-A-Bear Workshop website.

The tickets are free and will be mailed to your inbox. However, there’s only one ticket per person, and you do need to spend $15 in the store in order to qualify for the free bear.

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You can spend this $15 on any qualifying items, including outfits, accessories or furry friends (gift cards and Build-A-Bear parties do not qualify). And remember, the free bear is a National Teddy Bear Day Bear. However, if you prefer, you can receive your bear unstuffed and then bring him back to the store at a later time to stuff and dress him. (This could be a wise choice as you should expect for this event to be packed!)

You should also make sure to reserve your ticket as soon as possible because quantities are limited and some locations could sell out quickly.