Austinites swarm Build-A-Bear at local malls for ‘pay your age’ promotion


To say Build-a-Bear’s latest promotion was popular would be an understatement. 

The company is hosting a one-day only promotion in which customers would pay the same amount for a toy as their age. A deal almost too good to be true right?

On Thursday parents and their children swarmed malls and other locations to save big on the popular stuffed animals. In Austin, lines wrapped around the walkways of Barton Creek Square and Lakeline Mall. 

The promotion attracted so many eager customers that authorities across the U.S. and Canada had to ask stores to close the lines and not accept any more people.

According to some social media posts, vouchers were being offered at various stores to those who would not be able to receive a stuffed animal that day. 

Even though some folks were turned away, there were still smiles for the kids who got to snag a new toy. 


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