Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Build A Bear

AGAIN I  AM LATE !  Many .many apologies for the delay in drawing the winner of this competition :

We put all the names in a bowl and Milo selected The winner, who is :

IRENE   - (facebook message for address details)

Many thanks to all who entered - some lovely names

More great giveaways will resume after Christmas - HO! HO! HO!

Having a birthday in December can tweak the purse strings, but to have two in the same month as Christmas is a real test when money is tight.  The twins recently had their 6th Birthday and thanks to my generous parents the "big" present was sorted ! They also received several cards containing money.   My first reaction is to put it into their savings accounts for "a rainy day" I certainly know all about them !  But then they saw an advert for Build a Bear !  "PLEASSSEEE MUMMY, can we spend our birthday money and buy a bear" 

I must admit to never having ventured into our local store, it looks VERY expensive, the kind of luxury that we had to forego a long time ago. I popped onto twitter to ask the lovely tweeters what their view was of Build a Bear !  It was a resounding thumbs up, although like me, a few thought the costs soon mounted up with clothes, hearts, shoes etc.  But as a birthday treat, it was a lovely idea.  I found out they even do parties !  And for those of you into apps they have just launched their first mobile application for the ipad, iphone & iPod Touch !  http://www.buildabear.co.uk/app/  with exclusive offers for app users.

We collected the twins from school and along we went, Monday night after school, best time to go. There were only a few customers. What an experience ! I can see now why people love it in there so much.



The boys had a wonderful time with the staff, they were friendly, paitent and went out of their way to make it a great experience for the boys.  Milo chose a Obi bear and Jarvis a Darth Vader, complete with Star wars sound track in their paws .

When I arrived home I was thrilled to receive a tweet from the Lovely Estelle from Build A Bear offering us a birthday trip to the local store !  As we had just arrived home ! Doh! Timing is everything !  I asked if it would be possible to have a bear to giveaway on my blog, and guess what ! She sent me one ! Whoop!

I have a gorgeous velvet puppy, complete with pretty pink pj,s and slippers.


To enter :

Follow this blog and leave a comment telling me what you would call the puppy if you won.

For additional chances to win :

Follow me on twitter and RT http://twitter.com/allaboutheboys

Follow Build a bear on Twitter http://twitter.com/buildabear

Like and comment about the giveaway on build a bear facebook http://www.facebook.com/reqs.php?fcode=1ee2ee233&f=100001586689977#!/Buildabear

like and comment about the giveaway on my facebook http://www.facebook.com/KarenAllabouttheboys 

The more you do, the more chances to win !

Winner picked at random on Sunday evening.

OPEN TO UK RESIDENTS ONLY




34 comments:

  1. My daughter would die for that puppy I follow you on facebook too. Please enter me

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  2. My 5 year old daughter would LOVE this she adores puppy/dog teddies! Im pretty sure she would call it "Sasha" x

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  3. That's gorgeous. I'd call her 'PJ'!

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  4. I follow you and Build A Bear on Twitter @wendymcd83

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  5. http://www.facebook.com/Buildabear?v=app_161073350584804#!/Buildabear/posts/134707083253018

    Commented on Build a Bear's FB page!

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  6. Liked and commented on your Facebook post. Thanks xxx

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  7. Amy would absolutely love the puppy. I've seen build a bear before and thought about it for her. I think I'd call this puppy, Tutsie.

    CJ xx

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  8. Aww this is just so cute. I would call her Belle as it's my favourite princess and it's what the boys know as my favourite princess. Plus this little pooch looks like a princess.
    I liked and commented on facebook.
    I follow Build a bear on twitter and liked on facebook.
    And I stalk you on twitter. x

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  9. Aw Love that puppy, and Jarvis and Milo are adourable! I am following u (of coarse!) and I have rt'ed so please may I enter? *smiles sweetly*..I would LOVE to do this for Milly's big day in Jan..oh, and bear is called poppie, not sure why..but thtas her name..;) okay xxxx

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  10. We love build a bears here I think at last count my girls have 12 between them! So probably greedy to enter a competition to win another but I know a certain little niece of mine who would love it and I'm pretty certain she'd call her 'Puppy' ;)

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  11. In the words of my 7year old daughter 'pinkie'. So, that's what I'd call her (seeing as she'd be the one owning her)
    Xx

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  12. some great names and lovely comments. Many thanks ladies and good luck to all xx

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  13. i would call it Katy..after Katy Perry as she looks like a real little popstar diva!!! Love build a bears in our house thanks for running comp xx @cheryl7003 cheryl hadfield

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  14. I'd call her Poppy if we won her.
    @mumsurviveguide

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  15. I'd call her Dreama, cause her t-shirt says dream. Very cute! I follow you in GFC

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  16. I'd call her Ditsy cos she reminds me of my sister! Hmmm obviously my sister isn't called Ditsy, she just acts it haha
    @Kemcaflipflops

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  17. I follow you and build a bear on twitter @lauracymft

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  18. I like your comment on your facebook and I like build a bear on facebook too (Laura C), fab giveaway, thanks

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  19. What an adorable doggy! My little girl would love her and we would call her Jammies!

    I follow on Twitter (You and buildabear) and will RT
    Off to Facebook now as well

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  20. What a lovely, lovely puppy, my little girl would love her so much and give her a loving home. We would call her Tinker. Thank you for this great opportunity.

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  21. My gorgeous little niece loves both dogs and the colour pink so she would adore this puppy. She calls all her dolls and cuddly friends Molly so I am sure that this would be the puppy's name too :-) I follow both you and Build a Bear on Twitter and am off to RT and to Facebook :-)

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  22. We have more than enough cuddlies in our house but I know the girls would love it and I guarantee would call it either Lily or Rosie!

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  23. I would call the puppy "sleepyhead "

    Loving the pj's and slippers !

    my niece is nearly a year old so i am going to get her a bulid a bear for her birthday :)

    Tweeted and following both you and build a bear @CHOCOAJ
    commented on your facebook page as Amanda Letch x

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  24. I would love this for my little Isabelle. I think I would have to call her Clare Bear just becoz! I'm following you on twitter @babynotincluded

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  25. My daughter & my niece will have to fight over it. Her name is SugarPlum :) - following you on twitter as @kidfriendly_uk

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  26. I'd love to take Chick to Build-a-bear but have always worried about the cost! Might have to plan this for her birthday next year!!! xxx

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  27. I would call Little Puppy :)

    marzutek@gmail.com

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  28. Follow you on twitter and retweeted as @marzutek

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  29. Follow Build a bear on Twitter as @marzutek

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  30. Like build a bear on facebook (Marzena Szymborska)
    and wrote about the giveaway on my facebook page

    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=165724116802782&id=100001567699537

    marzutek@gmail.com

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  31. like and commented about the giveaway on your facebook page (Marzena Szymborska)

    marzutek@gmail.com

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  32. I'd call her Susie, after my beloved first pet doggie.
    @mummiafelice

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  33. I follow you on Twitter and have RT'd. I follow build a bear on Twitter too. I like build a bear of FB, although can't post as FB won't let me! Like you on FB and have commented :)

    @mummiafelice

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  34. I think he looks like a Bozo! I follow you and buld a bear on twitter and have subscribed @LuckyThing13

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