Build-A-Bear Shuts Down ‘Pay Your Age’ Promotion, Offers Vouchers
Well, that escalated quickly.
According to Syracuse.com, lines for the promotion extended all the way to the carousel at Destiny. The mall was offering free carousel rides as parents waited in lines for hours. Similar lines happened at malls across the United States, forcing the company to end the promotion and close all stores temporarily.
Instead, the company is offering vouchers to patrons.
"Build-A-Bear Workshop’s Pay Your Age Day event generated an overwhelming response, resulting in long lines, extensive waits and disappointed Guests. We feel it is important to share that, based on the information available to us before the day began, we could not have predicted this reaction to our Pay Your Age Day event. We understand that many Guests were turned away as, due to safety concerns created by the crowds, authorities in certain locations closed Build-A-Bear stores and, in other locations, we were forced to limit the line. Unfortunately, given these circumstances, we were unable to serve all of our Guests for the Pay Your Age Day event.
In response, we distributed vouchers to Guests, who were present in lines, to be redeemed for a future purchase. We are now making vouchers available to our Build-A-Bear Bonus Club members in the U.S. and Canada who log into their account by midnight on July 15, 2018. Vouchers related to this event will be honored through August 31, 2018."
So, if you're hoping to get a voucher, you'd better log onto your account quickly, since the offer is only valid through Sunday, July 15. You can use the vouchers at Destiny USA and other locations through August 31, 2108.