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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Build-A-Bear review AND GIVEAWAY!!

Out with the old! In with the new! Well, for a day anyway:) As you can see as soon as I opened the box with the Build-A-Bear, Zealand introduced it to Owl. Bear went with us everywhere that day, Owl under one arm and Bear under the other. In the bed for nap time and off to the store and 2 doctor's appointments. I'm sorta glad Bear didn't follow everywhere in the days to come because it made for hard to manage trips that included hand holding!

Build-A-Bear is new for me, I've never been in one of their stores although I definitely know all about them and the concept. I had been wanting to go this summer, once I heard that they now have a specialty owl for the release of Harry Potter but we don't have one in town, so I haven't made it into their store yet! Zealand has PLENTY of stuffed animals, and I assure you, this is no lie, this is the ONLY animal that has caught his attention other than his beloved Owl. Maybe because is has clothes and shoes? Or the fact that is it really quite adorable? Made well? All of the above probably.

For the month of August Build-A-Bear if running a $29.99 promotion. Get ANY bear, ANY hanging outfit and shoes. That's more than I would spend on a bear normally, but I know there are some DIE HARD Build-A-Bear enthusiasts and that this is a great deal in terms of Build-A-Bear deals!!!

Wanna win one?
Build-A-Bear has offered YOU my readers a chance to get your own dressed bear similar to Zealand's!!

Main entry:
1. Follow Build-A-Bear on twitter and tweet that you saw them @zealandsmom (leave your status link as a comment)

Additional entries:
2. Become a facebook fan of Build-A-Bear
3. Follow my blog
4. Put my button on your blog
5. Follow me on twitter
6. Subscribe to my RSS feeds
7. Tell me who you would give the bear to?
8. Any constructive criticism for my blog?

Contest ends Wednesday August 19th at noonish EST
Winners are chosen through random.org
Winner will be emailed and have 48 hours to respond. If no response, I will chose a new winner.

Build-A-Bear sent me a bear for the review.


101 comments:

Slee said...

http://twitter.com/fentonslee/statuses/3153282127
its tweettastic.

Slee said...

buildabear fan on fb i am

Slee said...

your blog, i follow it

Slee said...

i also follow you on twitter, which is only confusing when you and your bog are walking in different directions...

Slee said...

your button is on my blog at http://fentonslee.blogspot.com

Slee said...

your feeds, they're what's for dinner.

Slee said...

i'm really being a smartypants today, sorry.
constructive criticism. i like the layout of your blog, but (and i need to do this too) it'd be more elegant if you centered all the various buttons along the sidebar. (did i mention i need to do this too?) and i'm also thinking about asking @mamajoss how she resizes everyone's buttons to be the same size, because that would so streamline things over on mine too.

Melissa said...

Thanks Momma! Tweet RE http://bit.ly/eU2z3

Slee said...

if i won, mongoosine would have fun rockin' out some seriously awesome build-a-bearage. she is a stuffed animal maniac!

Melissa said...

I follow you on twitter (but you already new that) mags1978

Melissa said...

I follow the blog

Melissa said...

I added you to my Google reader

Mrs Mommy said...

I follow @buildabear on twitter and tweeted about it just for you!

http://bit.ly/KSmA2

Mrs Mommy said...

I follow your blog! As in me...Mrs Mommy!

Mrs Mommy said...

I stalk you, I mean follow you on twitter.

Mrs Mommy said...

I know for fact that my Cree Bug would get this sweet little bear. He is such a snuggler and I know he would love it!

Mrs Mommy said...

I am RSS feed stalking your blog as well. Does this sound unhealthy yet?

Kaylyn said...

I follow buildabear and tweeted. http://twitter.com/Kaylynbuckner/status/3156275564

Kaylyn said...

I follow your blog.

Kaylyn said...

I follow you on twitter. Kaylynbuckner

Kaylyn said...

I would give the bear I won to my DD who will be 1 soon!

Katie said...

http://twitter.com/EllisFan14/status/3158083452 woot!

Katie said...

I would give the bear to my daughter Violet for her 1st birthday next month!

Katie said...

I follow your blog!

Katie said...

I follow you on Twitter @EllisFan14

Katie said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed on my google homepage

Katie said...

I'm a facebook fan of Build A Bear Katie A S

Katie said...

My constructive criticism is that I'm trying to copy the code to put your button on my blog but when I do it clicks and opens your blog in a new window.

Gena said...

I follow Build a Bear and tweeted: http://twitter.com/SereneMoments/status/3158562571

Gena said...

I follow you on twitter: @SereneMoments

Gena said...

I follow your blog.

Gena said...

I would give this to one of my great nieces

Gena said...

My constructive criticism:

Love you and your blog but the title doesn't fit.

Gena said...

I fanned them on FB.

Abby said...

I follow you on twitter (stealsdeals)







ajcmeyer at go dot com

Abby said...

I follow Build a Bear on twitter

Abby said...

I would love to use this gift card as a treat to take my girls for a day of fun!

Hula Hooping Mom said...

followed build a bear on Twitter and tweeted, not sure how to link status - but this goes to me ;) http://twitter.com/Hula_Hoopin_Mom

Hula Hooping Mom said...

Became a fan of Build a Bear on Facebook

Hula Hooping Mom said...

I follow you on Twitter :) Hula_hoopin_mom

Hula Hooping Mom said...

Do I have to give the bear away?? LOL just kidding - it would of course go to my baby girl who is starting kindergarten this year :(

Anna said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/AnnathanMagz/statuses/3171566073

Anna said...

I follow your blog

Anna said...

I follow you on twitter (AnnathanMagz)

~Sandy~ said...

tweet tweet!!!

http://twitter.com/Shopaholic_Mama/status/3172196633

~Sandy~ said...

follow you on twitter @Shopaholic_Mama

~Sandy~ said...

i follow your amazing blog :)

~Sandy~ said...

Added you to my google reader <3

~Sandy~ said...

I would love to give the bear to my new nephew when I meet him next month!! Cant wait to hold him ;)

~Sandy~ said...

constructive criticism....your grab button code!! i tried again today to follow your directions and i cant get it to work. maybe i will try on my desktop computer. wish i could help you fix it, but i have no clue when it comes to technical stuff like that :)

Anne said...

follow build a bear on twitter and twittered that I saw them here
http://twitter.com/amolino/status/3172581663

Anne said...

FB fan of Build a Bear

Anne said...

blog follower

Anne said...

following you on twitter amolino

Anne said...

this bear would go to my son!

Anne said...

I just found your blog and I love it...no criticisms here!

Anne said...

I have your button up
http://iheartgiveaways.blogspot.com/

fancygrlnancy said...

I posted on twitter
http://twitter.com/fancygrlnancy/status/3172927275
bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT com

fancygrlnancy said...

FB fan of build a bear
bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT com

fancygrlnancy said...

follow ur blog
bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT com

fancygrlnancy said...

follow on twitter
bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT com

fancygrlnancy said...

Subscribe to RSS feeds
bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT com

fancygrlnancy said...

I would get this for my little guy! He is 14 months and loves stuffed animals. He would love a specail bear of his own.

bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT com

fancygrlnancy said...

Can't think of any criticism...love that you post upcoming giveaways. And you seem to say it as it is most the time.

bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT com

Megan R. said...

I tweeted!! http://twitter.com/Mom2chunkymonky/statuses/3194301721

Megan R. said...

I am a Facebook Fan of build a bear!

Megan R. said...

I follow you on twitter! @mom2chunkymonky

Megan R. said...

I would give the bear to chunky monkey, of course! He would love it! He doesn't have a teddy yet.

Megan R. said...

As for criticism, this is totally just preference on my part, but I like it when you go to leave a comment, and it pops up in a separate box. You can still see the original post, if you need to refer back, without having to scroll through a zillion comments, and also, the small box has a link at the top that says "jump to comment box", again so you don't have to scroll through all the comments. Yes, I am just THAT lazy!!

Megan R. said...

Oh, ooops! I do subscribe via RSS!!

Betsy Knight said...

Tweet!!--http://twitter.com/betsyssi/statuses/3198051049

Betsy Knight said...

I follow ur blog

Betsy Knight said...

follow you on twitter too

Betsy Knight said...

I would give this bear to my DS

Betsy Knight said...

I thought the previous background was too dull for a vibrant chica such as you but this new one is you!!
;p

Belinda M said...

I follow build a bear on twitter as Prairiebelle


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Belinda M said...

I follow your blog

Canadian Contests, Freebies, Coupons, Deals, Games and Chat - join us at CoolCanucks.ca


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Belinda M said...

I follow on twitter as Prairiebelle


Canadian Contests, Freebies, Coupons, Deals, Games and Chat - join us at CoolCanucks.ca


bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

Belinda M said...

I subscribe


Canadian Contests, Freebies, Coupons, Deals, Games and Chat - join us at CoolCanucks.ca


bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com
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Belinda M said...

I would give the bear to my son


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Coccinelle said...

Main entry:

Tweeted at

http://twitter.com/CoccinelleGreen/status/3270884115

coccinelle@michelf.NOSPAMcom

Coccinelle said...

I am a new facebook fan od BuildABear


coccinelle@michelf.NOSPAMcom

Coccinelle said...

I follow you on twitter


coccinelle@michelf.NOSPAMcom

Coccinelle said...

It would be for my girl or boy to be!

coccinelle@michelf.NOSPAMcom

Mel4Him said...

Tweet

http://twitter.com/Mel4Him/status/3272289988

Keonte' S said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/IamKeonte/status/3275170963

Keonte' S said...

I follow your blog.

Keonte' S said...

Your button is on my left sidebar.

Keonte' S said...

I follow you on Twitter (@IamKeonte).

Keonte' S said...

I would give the bear to my son.

Keonte' S said...

The only thing I suggest is to not center your post, but align them to the left.

That's minor. The rest is great.

Madison said...

http://twitter.com/mama2moose/status/3316046760

mdec07 at yahoo dot com

Madison said...

I follow your blog

Madison said...

I follow you on twitter

Madison said...

Id give this to my 10 month old son

Madison said...

Constructive criticism: make it three columns for more room =D

Brie H said...

I follow build a bear on twitter
bdelaughter@hotmail.com

http://twitter.com/bdelaughter/status/3362518136

Brie H said...

I am a fan of build a bear on facebook
bdelaughter@hotmail.com

Brie H said...

I follow your blog

bdelaughter@hotmail.com

Brie H said...

I follow you on twitter.

bdelaughter@hotmail.com

Brie H said...

I would give the bear to my son Joseph
bdelaughter@hotmail.com