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Build-A-BearVille May Events

May 3, 2008

Visit Bearemy for a Health & Fitness gift – May 7th: exclusive running shoes! May 14th: exclusive water bottle!

Shea and Mercer will be back throughout the month of May!

Look for Shea and Mercer on Friday, May 16th. 4:00 Eastern Standard Time (blog time) Cubby Den, Paw Park [9:00 P.M. UK Time] (reference: Shea’s blog)

The Build-A-BearVille May Calender from the workshop lists some great events in May!

Starting May 2, visit the Panda in the Sportsplex for “Fit and Furbulous”!

  • Fit and Furbulous: May 2, visit Panda in the Sportsplex and check your daily activities for Bear Bills. May is Health and Nutrition Month!
  • Fluffy Puppy Emoticon: May 7, visit White Fluffy Puppy in the virtual Build-A-Bear Workshop in Town Square and get a free Stuffed with Love emote!
  • Free Fashion Tote for Mom!: Saturday – Sunday May 3 – 4,
    • Free Fashion Tote with a purchase of $15.
    • It’s a light turquoise color with brown straps.
  • Free Virtual Cinco de Mayo Sombrero: May 1 – 5, Click Bearemy in Town Square and get a Free Virtual sombrero!
  • Your Gift. Your Choice: May 17, Be one of the first 150 guest in store to make a furry friend for FREE to be donated to your choice of 3 charity foundations. Receive a coupon for $3 off and 1,000 Bear Bills!
  • Hannah Montana Free Virtual Guitar and exclusive video: April 15 – May 15, Access code for Build-A-Bearville is in the May calender with a $15 purchase!

Don’t forget:

  • Be 100% Pawsome Program: Beginning March 1, a 5 month program to earn Collectibear pins! Visit a store to pick up the first activity booklet by March 31 to earn pins.

New Furry Friends too!

  • Pawsome Panda, Arrives May 9, $16

There are currently issues with the Black Lab exclusive gift right now, wait until the glitches are fixed to complete your Animal Adventure Quest.

Build-A-Bear is aware of the issues with the Topaz Gem Bear topaz tiara! I emailed them when I got a pink tiara for completing the quest with the Topaz Gem Bear. My Topaz tiara showed up this morning in My Stuff and I received the following email response:

Hi there! 

Thanks fur asking! 

We are aware of the issue and are currently working on it. We apologize for any
inconvenience this issue may have caused you.  If there is any reward that was
not given to you where there should have been, please rest assured that we will
ensure that this item gets in your account as soon as issue is fixed.  

Build-A-Bearville is a work in progress and your feedback is pawsitively
important and greatly appreciated! Please stay tuned for future developments in

If you’re having trouble and need a helping paw click on the Help button. The
Frequently Asked Questions section should contain the answer to your question.
If you need further assistance, please send an email to 

Have a Bearrific® day! 

Bear Hugs,
From your CyBear Pal
Sammik Says:
May 6, 2008 at 5:07 pm eI HAVE GREAT NEWS!!!!

I emailed BABV about online purchases and they honored my receipt codes! I could only find two of them, but that gave me four credits! ) So if you’ve made online purchases, email BABV and include your receipt codes, the date of purchase, and the amount of purchase!

(Freya, could you please put this somewhere so that everyone will know? Thanks so much!!)
  1. sarahbear371 permalink
    May 3, 2008 8:23 am

    LOL that is funny! My computer was being really weird because I have to many friends (like the friends list popping up and down all by itself) and Bearemy’s hat was switching from his normal one to the sombrero! This was about a week ago!

  2. krees04 permalink
    May 3, 2008 11:05 am

    She is right! Do not do the quest with the lab!! I did and got a people dog bed. It is better than getting 500 in place of the gold tiara! But I also got my gold tiara today. Odd… I recieved the same e-mail. LOL

    sarahbear371 – I saw the same… and thought what is that!!! Same with the Topaz bear. I saw it and did the quest, and then later that day it was gone. No one believed me, until every gem was where I said. 😀 I like the glitch…

  3. pixarmc permalink
    May 3, 2008 11:26 am

    I just found out that when you archive a sliver badge, you get more inventory space.

  4. starofstars permalink
    May 3, 2008 11:46 am

    wow i really want to get the tote i might even go today 🙂

  5. May 3, 2008 12:57 pm

    Thanks Pixarmc! As always, your posts are always so helpful!

    Starofstars, I want that tote too!

  6. JessBearHug permalink
    May 3, 2008 1:45 pm

    I LOVE the tote. It’s a really cute size. We hit the jackpot today too because they have the May calendars on the counter. SOOOO, we have a bunch of codes for guitars. If you see me online and need a guitar, bear mail me and I’ll meet you in the bear stuff shop and transfer a guitar to you – but only if you don’t have one already! And I won’t be in BABV until tonight.

    Also, we saw the new Panda in person and he is SO cute. I see another BABW visit in our future.

  7. aliciaballerina permalink
    May 3, 2008 1:50 pm

    hey guys sorry i haven’t been posting but the panda is coming out soon i am going to get her

  8. seigyoku permalink
    May 3, 2008 2:03 pm

    I’m going to be traveling for business to Chicago on the 17th, and I am soooooo plotting how to get to a BABW. New stamp for my turtle AND I can make a bear for a cause!

  9. alexb1094 permalink
    May 3, 2008 4:11 pm

    i figured out how to do click on add items when you are sending bear mail..your inventory comes up and you click on the items you want to send

  10. kaelynmarch permalink
    May 3, 2008 4:50 pm

    JessBearHug – I could really use an extra guitar if that is ok. I can’t get on today so can you save one for me tomorrow? Thank You

  11. pixarmc permalink
    May 3, 2008 4:57 pm

    I don’t have a guitar either. Can you bear mail me one too please?

  12. pixarmc permalink
    May 3, 2008 4:58 pm

    by the way, my BABV name is MillieDiva10

  13. regansosweet permalink
    May 3, 2008 5:13 pm

    JessBearHug- If you have any left, could I please have one?

  14. May 3, 2008 5:24 pm

    JessBearHug! I’m so happy for you! Your last trip to BABW was almost a disaster so I’m really happy you this one went well!

    Congratulations on meeting up with the Panda!

    Thanks for being so generous and thinking of your friends here with those guitars!

  15. melissabearish1 permalink
    May 3, 2008 6:23 pm

    JessBearHug– If you have any guitars left, may I have one?

    Also, I thought I’d share with you guys that I went to the Build a Vear that I work at for Christmas & they asked me if I’d come back for the summer… I’m so excited!

  16. melissabearish1 permalink
    May 3, 2008 6:23 pm

    *I meant Build a Bear

  17. kitten1462 permalink
    May 3, 2008 6:52 pm

    Oh jess, that is so nice if you! I’m glad for you. I have one already. Severe Thunderstorms just passed my house. I thought there was going to be a tornado while we were watching the kantucky durby at home. I feel SOOOOO bad for eight bells! He died!!!! 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦 !!!!

  18. kitten1462 permalink
    May 3, 2008 6:53 pm

    Oh wait, 8 bells was a she…..oops I wrote he.

  19. starofstars permalink
    May 3, 2008 8:42 pm

    Jess bear hug are you on build a bear i would really like a guitar but only if you have some more

  20. May 3, 2008 8:45 pm

    i had a great day today. We went on a Dog Walk to support the Humane society and after the walk they had contests for dogs, my dog sings with us and we almost won that one! Another one was for dogs in costumes…..I got to thinking that a Build-A-Bear costume would probably fit my little Jack Russel! He usually wears one for Halloween, he was a vampire one year and superman another but now that he’s older he prefers the Harley sweater LOL. I’ll have to check it out to see if they fit.

    I usually watch the KY Derby but I just got home, Did Eight Bells die in the race? I’m so sad to hear that.

  21. starofstars permalink
    May 3, 2008 8:53 pm

    I am also sorry to hear about eight bells 😦 😦 😦

  22. starofstars permalink
    May 3, 2008 8:56 pm

    oh and ps my name on build a bear is DianaRockStar9

  23. starofstars permalink
    May 3, 2008 8:59 pm

    oh and how do you bear mail on buildabearville? i been hearing alot about that but what is that exactly

  24. pixarmc permalink
    May 3, 2008 9:39 pm

    to send bear mail, go to your PDA and click on the speach bubble.

  25. May 3, 2008 10:01 pm

    I have added Bear Mail Instructions to the Bear Mail page – see the side bar page titles, it’s under FAQ

  26. kaelynmarch permalink
    May 3, 2008 10:27 pm

    Than you soooo much! I am not the richest person in the world. I can’t go out and buy things so often. You have made my day. Thanks 🙂

  27. JessBearHug permalink
    May 3, 2008 10:44 pm

    kaelynmarch, we were in the right place at the right time. Had a wonderful BABW associate so that made things easier. There was no purchase to get the calendars. They were just sitting on the calendar. Probably they had way too many and the May 15th deadline is coming so they need to get rid of them. The code might not work after the 15th.

    Ok, I have 3 guitars left. MillieDiva10, Melissabearish1, and dianaRockStar9 – you spoke up first but the trick is for you to catch me since you can’t bear mail me.

  28. regansosweet permalink
    May 3, 2008 11:06 pm

    JessBearHug – yes! i got it, thank you so much, that made my day! 🙂

  29. faithballetbear5 permalink
    May 3, 2008 11:28 pm

    Just had to get on and do a shout out for my friend KelleySunshine! You will never guess what she did for me! I’ve kind of been banned from Build a Bear for a little while after my oldest’s recent birthday, so I wasn’t going to be able to go get the tote (which, yes I’m crazy, I wanted really bad). When the smoke started coming out of my husbands ears after he saw the total, I knew it was going to happen.
    Anyway, she went today and got me one!!! Sunshine you are the absolute best!!!

  30. JessBearHug permalink
    May 3, 2008 11:51 pm

    regansosweet, you’re very welcome. faithballetbear5 – that’s so great. What a nice friend. Isn’t the tote neat? I love the size. Not too big, not too small. A real nice surprise. KelleySunshine – you are so nice.

    faith, my husband’s in St. Louis for business and I’ve given him the locations of every BABW around there and told him he had to get us some special items from there. We HAVE to have them. LOL I know he thinks I’m crazy but let’s see if he really does it. 🙂

  31. starofstars permalink
    May 4, 2008 12:01 am

    Jess ber hug dont give me a quitar any more i just came back from buildabear workshop and got two guitars thx anyway 🙂 ps i did not have a guitar this afternooon also you a good person 🙂

  32. melissabearish1 permalink
    May 4, 2008 12:33 am

    This is for anyone who wants to play B2B games tomorrow, especially Francescabearpaw1… I will be on BABV tomorrow at noon EST. I tend to hand out in the WAterfall server near the pond fishing or playing words 4 the birds. It would be great to meet up with some blog friends & play games!

    Bonus; I’m TERRIBLE at the games, so you’re sure to get points!

  33. melissabearish1 permalink
    May 4, 2008 12:36 am

    JessBearHug– I’m trying to get into Bear Boulevard but it’s blocked so I joined the same server that Francescabearpaw is in… hope to find you!

  34. melissabearish1 permalink
    May 4, 2008 12:49 am

    Thank you For the messages Francesca & Jess!

  35. May 4, 2008 7:09 am

    Faithballetbear, I have to laugh – banned from BABW! I’m sure you meant by your husband LOL

    I also love the tote! It’s the perfect size. My son got me a honey cub bear for Mother’s Day yesterday – it’s all I wanted, or something homemade which he is working on in shop class! We thought Mother’s Day was today!

  36. kitten1462 permalink
    May 4, 2008 8:05 am

    Mellisa, do you mean today? I might not be home till 12:30-1:00 because of church. I’ll meet you then.

  37. melissabearish1 permalink
    May 4, 2008 11:45 am

    Yeah, I meant today (sunday) I didn’t realize that it was so late!

  38. melissabearish1 permalink
    May 4, 2008 12:04 pm

    Well it looks as though I won’t be able to be on– I have to go to work with my Dad to help him. Sorry guys, maybe another time!

  39. starofstars permalink
    May 4, 2008 1:11 pm

    i got the tote for my mom too Freya does your your tote come with a ten dollor off coupon at jc penny mine did.

  40. franpatches permalink
    May 4, 2008 1:40 pm

    I can’t get on to waterfall server! What must of happened is people will have seen the blog and want to make friends!

  41. melissabearish1 permalink
    May 4, 2008 2:07 pm

    Well guys, I got booted out of the Waterfall servr– so meet in the Flower Patch if you want 🙂

  42. faithballetbear5 permalink
    May 4, 2008 3:40 pm

    Yes I meant by my husband. LOL! He doesn’t get our fascination with BAB and we don’t get his fascination for fishing, but we try to make it work anyway. He was a “little” concerned with our purchases the last time. We always promise before we go that we just want the bears. Absolutely no accessories. However, it doesn’t take my girls long to talk him in to dresses and shoes, etc.

  43. JessBearHug permalink
    May 5, 2008 9:02 am

    Ladies, you are just not doing this right. Use guilt. My husband actually went to BABW by himself yesterday. The girls in the store got a kick out of him. He said they put a whole bunch of goodies in his bag, like Welcome Passes and all. He’s in St. Louis for business and we told him he needed to go to one of the St. Louis stores this weekend and buy some accessories that are only from that area. And we told him to make sure he got the tote if he spent $15. He had never gone all weekend. Doing stuff like driving around, eating out, socializing. Then he called 5pm St. Louis time and told us how he went to a car race and all. So I said “You couldn’t even go to BABW for us”. He called at 5:45 (they closed at 6) from the BABW store to ask us which of the St. Louis items we wanted 🙂

  44. pixarmc permalink
    May 5, 2008 6:25 pm

    aww, that was so sweet of him…

  45. melodypaws permalink
    May 5, 2008 6:40 pm

    Wow I feel young on here lol!

  46. sammik permalink
    May 5, 2008 7:05 pm

    Haha, faithballetbear, I’ve been “banned” too. I’m on student loans, but I just can’t resist teddy bears, lol. My fiancee said that the Topaz bear was the last one. I’ve tried guilt alredy, jessbearhug, lol. 😛

  47. melodypaws permalink
    May 5, 2008 7:13 pm

    Hmm can’t say that I blame them for being at least a little mad about BABW shopping sprees, it does get a bit pricey at times I will say that.

  48. kelleysunshine permalink
    May 5, 2008 7:31 pm

    You guys have made me feel so much better!!! My husband doesn’t believe me when I tell him that I am not the only adult or mother hooked on babw. He has tried to “ban” me, but somehow he still lets me keep going…it helps to have my daughter on my side (even if I do enjoy it more than she does lol)!!!

  49. kelleysunshine permalink
    May 5, 2008 7:32 pm

    By the way…your welcome ballet bear. You would have done the same for me!

  50. jessicahugs22 permalink
    May 5, 2008 7:56 pm

    what a nice friend you are kellysunshine!

  51. kelleysunshine permalink
    May 5, 2008 8:22 pm

    Thank you jessicahugs. I appreciate that.
    She would have done the same for me though. Thats what friends do!

  52. bubasride permalink
    May 6, 2008 8:58 am

    I guess I am pretty lucky with my husband, he the ones that buys all of my bears!He even proposed with a bear! We celebrated our 1st anniversary yesterday and I will be receiving a new bear when we go on a vacation in a couple weeks! He said he wnated to wait to see if there was any new stuff at a diffrent BAB!!

  53. melodypaws permalink
    May 6, 2008 10:37 am

    Aww! Indeed you a quite lucky bubasride.

  54. sammik permalink
    May 6, 2008 5:07 pm


    I emailed BABV about online purchases and they honored my receipt codes! I could only find two of them, but that gave me four credits! 🙂 So if you’ve made online purchases, email BABV and include your receipt codes, the date of purchase, and the amount of purchase!

    (Freya, could you please put this somewhere so that everyone will know? Thanks so much!!)

  55. faithballetbear5 permalink
    May 6, 2008 9:21 pm

    I have to agree with Kelleysunshine. I am so glad I’m not the only one out there fighting the “man” (so to speak). LOL! Anyway, I just tell him when he gives me that “you are so crazy” look… “And how much did you spend on your boat, honey?” He often doesn’t have much to say after that. You know (please forgive me, I am NOT tooting my own horn here), I am glad there are parents out there on BABV like me. I look out for others. There have been several times I had to step in and say something when someone was ganging up on a kid trying to get them to trade or saying mean things to them. I’m not afraid to get all “mama” with the kids out there that would come to these sites and be bullies. I’ve seen others do it to, so it makes me fell better about letting my kids play on it. I know there are others out there in the great big world that are looking out for them.
    Okay, I’m off my soap box. It is just the only argument that I can come up with for being as old as I am (ahh come on I’m not really that old, though my kid disaggrees) and playing a kids game I guess. So… am I crazy? I sure hope not. If I am, hey at least it’s fun.

  56. kitten1462 permalink
    May 6, 2008 9:31 pm

    I’m not an adult so I’m not married but my dad doesn’t like it when my mom takes me to BAB and gets 2 bears when they only agreeded on one. LOL

  57. seigyoku permalink
    May 7, 2008 12:08 am

    FYI, the fluffy puppy is now there – you get to pick ONE of three emoticons.

    And Bearemy is giving away running shoes, which was unexpected as it hasn’t shown up on the news yet!

  58. JessBearHug permalink
    May 7, 2008 10:12 am

    seigyoku – I didn’t know about the shoes either and found it by accident. It I had moved out of the Town Square a minute sooner, I would have missed it. Neat idea about the choice of emoticons. Makes it tough to pick though.

    kitten – you act more mature than a great many of the adults I know. You need to just buy one bear, then go back the next week and get the other 🙂

  59. sammik permalink
    May 7, 2008 7:54 pm

    The tennis shoes look kinda nice with the color block dress, lol.

  60. kitten1462 permalink
    May 7, 2008 8:02 pm

    LOL yeah I should jess. Thanks, I’m more mature than most of the kids i know to. I may be small, but I’m smarter and prettier than them. LOL

  61. sammik permalink
    May 7, 2008 8:09 pm

    Did anyone else see on the newsflash that Shea is coming back sometime in May?

  62. kelleysunshine permalink
    May 8, 2008 4:44 pm

    One of the guides just told everyone that shea will be on friday afternoon at 3pm…but did not say what den

  63. dhukai permalink
    May 11, 2008 12:21 pm

    Does anyone know what is up with the Z-European Rabbit? It is available online or at the NYC store.

  64. franpatches permalink
    May 11, 2008 12:29 pm

    Hey kitten, I’m not a adult either so I’m only allowed one at a time! And like you I am smarter than the rest.( though I’m not sure about prettier!) lol

  65. corinneultracool permalink
    May 14, 2008 4:43 pm

    me too i’m bearly a teenager!but i am quite mature for my age!

  66. tristansoccerplayer5 permalink
    May 14, 2008 9:39 pm

    i am here right

  67. May 14, 2008 9:40 pm

    ok good, no worries Tristan if was nice of you to share, your friend wasn’t supposed to share it though, I just figure everyone that comes here will see that post and I don’t want them to miss it.

    I gotta go clean up the blog.

  68. kitten1462 permalink
    May 14, 2008 9:48 pm

    LOL freya, I PMed you. and were in mount bear den pawsitivle green place freya

  69. alyssaluv2read9 permalink
    May 14, 2008 11:00 pm

    Hey Kitten-

    I don’t see you there. =[

  70. alyssaluv2read9 permalink
    May 14, 2008 11:00 pm


    I just noticed the time! Never mind!

    I’m there, anyway.

  71. JessBearHug permalink
    May 14, 2008 11:05 pm

    alyssaluv2read9, kitten has gone off for the evening, I believe.

    kitten, thanks for another fun game. You have the cutest ideas. We had fun. Next time, we shoul make the areas smaller than the map, like the fishing instead of the entire park, the coffee shop, etc. Would make the guessing harder.

    Had a great time with Hannah CyBearGuide tonight also. Walking guessing game. Of course, I was not quick in typing any answers (at least the ones I knew) I need to study more in BABV 🙂

  72. crystvsky permalink
    May 16, 2008 2:17 am

    Is it safe to complete the animal adventure with the black lab? Has there been any problems with other bears? I’m going to BABW tomorrow for a new bear (sort of a finals gift to myself) and I was curious if people were having troubles.

    The only trouble I’m having to deciding which bear to get. It’s between Champ (already have one), Read, and Bearemy.

    Decisions, decisions.

  73. May 16, 2008 2:49 am

    Hi! Yes it is safe with the black lab! Also, be sure and ask your store for the code for the dog house if you didn’t get it already!

    ohhhhh well here, this will make your decision harder….I just completed my list of pet special items. So check out the new Furry Friend Exclusive Items List page.

  74. crystvsky permalink
    May 16, 2008 3:08 am

    D’oh! I knew I shouldn’t have looked. Curiousity got the best of me. It’s going to be a boy named Guy (pronounced Gee) Bear. It’d be weird for a dog to be named bear (unless it is massive). Now it’s between Read and Traveling Teddy. This is the first time I’ve ever had to do research before getting a stuffed animal!

    Besides Midnite the black lab, I also have Stanley (Champ). I’m planning on getting the Panda next month.

    Thanks for the information, Freya. I’m sure I rambled on. Sorry. 🙂

    By the way, I’m CrystalBigHugs23 on BABV.

  75. toadrocks12 permalink
    May 18, 2008 7:44 pm

    Isn’t there three items for the fitness stuff?

  76. JessBearHug permalink
    May 18, 2008 7:46 pm

    toadrocks12, so far we got the shoes and the water bottle. We think they might give the headband soon. If they do, Freya will post on the front page.

  77. toadrocks12 permalink
    May 18, 2008 8:04 pm

    Ok thanks! 🙂

  78. queenbear10 permalink
    May 18, 2008 9:06 pm

    how do you have your buildabearville person as your picture thing on the side??????

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