£100 worth of Build-A-Bear E-Card £54.99 @ Costco (Members Only)
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£100 worth of Build-A-Bear E-Card £54.99 @ Costco (Members Only)

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Expires on 03/11/2019Posted 10th Oct
Starting on Monday, you will be able to get £100 worth of Build-A-Bear e-vouchers for just £54.99. Online only and this offer will be for Costco members only. The price advertised includes delivery, with the offer running until the 3rd of November.


  • To redeem: Present the printed gift e-card at time of purchase at a Build-A-Bear Workshop® store, or visit buildabear.co.uk
  • You will receive the eTicket/eVouchers normally within 24 hours via e-mail to the e-mail address you have entered. To ensure delivery of your eTickets/eVouchers emails to your inbox, please add costco.co.uk@ticketops.com to your e-mail address book or safe list. If you have not received your eTickets/eVouchers within 24 hours, please check your Spam/Trash mail folder.



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Seems like a lot... Is the company in danger?
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Seems like a lot... Is the company in danger?
Don’t bust please
not a member but maybe I should hold out to cyber Monday and see if they go down for everyone. that would be a xmas present sorted! lol
£15 for online membership, anyone can join
joxeruk200010/10/2019 18:30

Seems like a lot... Is the company in danger?


With the amount of kids I see in their stores every time I’m in a shopping mall, I really don’t think so! But deals like this do make you think twice!
Only a £100 ??
That'll buy you a quarter of a bear.
Great deal HOT 🔥🔥
Makes me wonder what Costco are buying it for
PIPS10/10/2019 21:13

Only a £100 ??That'll buy you a quarter of a bear.


I know, isn’t it just the most ridiculous tat ever, can’t believe so many people fall for it.
shadowdogg10/10/2019 23:32

Makes me wonder what Costco are buying it for


It’s a promotion, they don’t normally have this much to play with, I’ll guarantee.
PIPS10/10/2019 21:13

Only a £100 ??That'll buy you a quarter of a bear.


if its the right quarter, you sorted for meat for a couple of years
roshambo10/10/2019 21:04

With the amount of kids I see in their stores every time I’m in a shopping …With the amount of kids I see in their stores every time I’m in a shopping mall, I really don’t think so! But deals like this do make you think twice!


Look how many customers Thomas Cook had. They folded still. Volume of sales is irrelevant if it's a poorly managed firm.

Id avoid these gift cards like the plague, if they can offer at such a heavy discount it stinks of finance problems.
Rather than assuming they are about to go bust, maybe there is just a lot of margin in the product so they have it to play with? It sure looks like there is to me.

If the average person only spends £20-£30 on a visit, having £100 of vouchers that they got for a bargain price means they are more likely to spend more. It also attracts a load of people who would normally avoid the place for being overpriced.
Wow that’s some serious discount, cracking spot mate gonna buy and use it right away, beginning to get nervous now with so many firms going down.
spongebob191311/10/2019 06:23

Look how many customers Thomas Cook had. They folded still. Volume of …Look how many customers Thomas Cook had. They folded still. Volume of sales is irrelevant if it's a poorly managed firm. Id avoid these gift cards like the plague, if they can offer at such a heavy discount it stinks of finance problems.


Yeah, you make a very good point there. Unless you can buy and use it within a few days maybe? Definitely wouldn’t hold on to it beyond 2-3 weeks!
Thats the cheapest it has ever been!!
matwalaboy11/10/2019 07:15

Wow that’s some serious discount, cracking spot mate gonna buy …Wow that’s some serious discount, cracking spot mate gonna buy and use it right away, beginning to get nervous now with so many firms going down.


Thanks mate Yeah gift card purchases are always slightly risky due to when a company goes into administration they become worthless almost immediately the majority of the time. Good though if like yourself you are going to purchase immediately
reindeer33311/10/2019 08:47

Thanks mate Yeah gift card purchases are always slightly risky due to …Thanks mate Yeah gift card purchases are always slightly risky due to when a company goes into administration they become worthless almost immediately the majority of the time. Good though if like yourself you are going to purchase immediately


Yes - joys of having growing up kids - you can almost always make use of such cards
Great for Christmas presents
spongebob191311/10/2019 06:23

Look how many customers Thomas Cook had. They folded still. Volume of …Look how many customers Thomas Cook had. They folded still. Volume of sales is irrelevant if it's a poorly managed firm. Id avoid these gift cards like the plague, if they can offer at such a heavy discount it stinks of finance problems.


Or just reflects the absolutely massive profit margin...?

Think about what they sell and what it actually costs them!
WillPS11/10/2019 10:01

Or just reflects the absolutely massive profit margin...?Think about what …Or just reflects the absolutely massive profit margin...?Think about what they sell and what it actually costs them!


business rates, extortionate high street rents and a competitive online market.

I agree the markup may seem huge, factor in everything else and you can see why all may not be as it seems.
and -- Oh look...

retailgazette.co.uk/blo…ty/
Perfect for buying more Pokémon. Heat added
PIPS10/10/2019 21:13

Only a £100 ??That'll buy you a quarter of a bear.


Never been in one but was considering taking my niece. However if your comment is serious I may need to rethink my budget.
spongebob191311/10/2019 10:05

business rates, extortionate high street rents and a competitive online …business rates, extortionate high street rents and a competitive online market. I agree the markup may seem huge, factor in everything else and you can see why all may not be as it seems. and -- Oh look...https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2019/01/build-bear-warns-significant-uk-challenges-amid-brexit-uncertainty/


This is the company that gave away bears with RRPs of £20 - 30 for £1 last year. If they can afford that, I'm sure a 45% discount (at worst, presuming every penny of every card will be spent which of course it wont!) is fine.
WillPS11/10/2019 10:20

This is the company that gave away bears with RRPs of £20 - 30 for £1 last …This is the company that gave away bears with RRPs of £20 - 30 for £1 last year. If they can afford that, I'm sure a 45% discount (at worst, presuming every penny of every card will be spent which of course it wont!) is fine.


£20-30 is irrelevant as you said, as the markup is huge.

That was a marketing exercise, again, a desperate attempt to get people through the doors. desperate times call for desperate measures.

Read the article. A 20% decline in sales is a worrying prospect.
spongebob191311/10/2019 10:22

£20-30 is irrelevant as you said, as the markup is huge. That was a …£20-30 is irrelevant as you said, as the markup is huge. That was a marketing exercise, again, a desperate attempt to get people through the doors. desperate times call for desperate measures. Read the article. A 20% decline in sales is a worrying prospect.


I'm just not on board with the 'massive international retailer offering discounted gift cards must mean they're immediately going to go in to administration'. There isn't a precedent for that with any major UK retailer failures.

As long as you get these spent by Christmas, the risk is completely acceptable. At the least I'd expect to see signs of a CVA being prepared before being worried.

If anything went wrong within a few months I would expect Costco to step up (although as we know they wouldn't be obliged to).
WillPS11/10/2019 10:31

I'm just not on board with the 'massive international retailer offering …I'm just not on board with the 'massive international retailer offering discounted gift cards must mean they're immediately going to go in to administration'. There isn't a precedent for that with any major UK retailer failures.As long as you get these spent by Christmas, the risk is completely acceptable. At the least I'd expect to see signs of a CVA being prepared before being worried.If anything went wrong within a few months I would expect Costco to step up (although as we know they wouldn't be obliged to).


They are struggling. The risk may be negligible,but if you buy these gift cards, give them to family members or whatever, and then they sit on them for a few months - this may be too long.

Australia B.A.B has folded. how long for UK or other markets to follow?
toyworldmag.co.uk/wor…on/
Edited by: "spongebob1913" 11th Oct
spongebob191311/10/2019 10:36

They are struggling. The risk may be negligible,but if you buy these gift …They are struggling. The risk may be negligible,but if you buy these gift cards, give them to family members or whatever, and then they sit on them for a few months - this may be too long. Australia B.A.B has folded. how long for UK or other markets to follow?https://toyworldmag.co.uk/world-news/build-a-bear-australia-enters-voluntary-administration/


Yeah, don't do that, I agree. However for short-term spend (which is the only time gift cards should ever be used), great.
Lots of talk of Build-A-Bear going under on here, I'm no expert, but looking at the company accounts filed with companies house, it appears the business is doing well and growing. I wouldn't hesitate to buy these vouchers, especially as Christmas surely is their busiest time.

Heat added
BurningFeetMan11/10/2019 12:11

Lots of talk of Build-A-Bear going under on here,


There is no talk of them going under, but the risk seems higher than standard. Offering a near on 50% discount is a big sign companies need business.

BurningFeetMan11/10/2019 12:11

I'm no expert, but looking at the company accounts filed with companies …I'm no expert, but looking at the company accounts filed with companies house, it appears the business is doing well and growing.


Correct - you are no expert - the latest accounts were filed up to feb 2018 - almost 18 months have passed since then. The news articles I have linked are much more recent than their last accounts (which are always hard to derive a full picture from anyway), and those articles have mentioned a UK decline in revenue of up to 20%, and australia's arm going bust.

Look at the HMV crisis - lots of people had gift cards that they couldn't then use.

I'd buy them if i was going to use them in the next couple of months, but not to hold on to is all I'm saying. It's a fantastic deal if you want to go and buy a load of bears specifically from there in the next few weeks. I'm not denying that!
How long does it take for the voucher to come, i thought it was an e voucher that was emailed but I've been sent a ups tracking link
joxeruk200010/10/2019 18:30

Seems like a lot... Is the company in danger?


I wouldn't jump to that conclusion just from this deal as they have done a similar offer with Costco for the last couple of years but are still going strong. I think this year I'll go for it, with 2 kids and lots of their friends' birthday parties through the year, this is a good deal. Heat added OP.
gta1511/10/2019 20:46

How long does it take for the voucher to come, i thought it was an e …How long does it take for the voucher to come, i thought it was an e voucher that was emailed but I've been sent a ups tracking link


It says this starts on Monday, the price is currently showing as £67.99?
Lola88812/10/2019 11:27

It says this starts on Monday, the price is currently showing as £67.99?


It came through about an hour after I sent that in an email it's live just now.
gta1512/10/2019 13:17

It came through about an hour after I sent that in an email it's …It came through about an hour after I sent that in an email it's live just now.


Still showing as £67 for me?
Mandz2712/10/2019 13:27

Still showing as £67 for me?


Discount is active now!
Mandz2712/10/2019 13:27

Still showing as £67 for me?


38662178-NCGoA.jpgShowing as live for me, you need to be logged in to your account to see the lower price
ToxicNeo14/10/2019 07:59

[Image] Showing as live for me, you need to be logged in to your account …[Image] Showing as live for me, you need to be logged in to your account to see the lower price


I was signed in, however it's showing now so no worries.
bargain, means I don't have to be so tight when taking my kids to the store and they want to accessorise their overpriced bears!
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