Build-a-Bear Workshop is giving away free teddy bears again, but hopefully the new promotion won't cause chaos like the last giveaway event in July.
The chain is giving away free stuffed toys with any $15 purchase to celebrate National Teddy Bear Day in stores on Sept. 8 and 9, just six weeks after a disastrous Pay Your Age Day event forced stores to close.
In a new procedure, Bonus Club members got an invitation on Sept. 3 to sign up to get a reserved ticket to get the free toy at the event. Tickets will be emailed to members on Sept. 7.
The new process comes after thousands came out for a national event at stores on July 12. The company apologized after an overwhelming number of customers and their kids arrived for the cheap teddy-bear promotion caused a public safety issue. In South Florida, more than 1,000 people showed up to get the cheap toys at an area mall before authorities began turning people away.
Go to NationalTeddyBearDay-na.splashthat.com to sign up ASAP before all the tickets are gone!
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