Win One of (2) $25 Build-A-Bear Workshop® Gift Cards PLUS How You Can Give Back


I don’t know about you, but I actually put a lot of thought into getting my kiddos something special for Valentine’s Day!

To me, it’s not just a day to show romantic love, but also to just show love to the people that matter most to you.

For me, that definitely includes my kiddos!

Here are some stats on Valentine’s Day:

  • Almost all (92%) of Americans agree that Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romance – it’s about showing people you care about them.
  • 82% believe the holiday is more about love than just spending money.
  • Americans prefer to give Valentines (73%) versus receive them (27%).
  • Americans prefer to be gifted with experiences (82%), versus more tangible gifts (18%).
  • A personalized gift (64%) is preferred to a handmade (22%), or expensive gift (8%).
  • Click the infographic to see the larger version:

Build-A-Bear Workshop® actually shared these statistics with me*, and to be honest, it doesn’t really surprise me!

Especially the part about giving Valentine’s over receiving. I LOVE to give gifts! Especially to my children and my husband.

We are big Build-A-Bear Workshop®  fans in this household. In fact, for each of our kids, when we found out their gender, we used a Build-A-Bear Workshop® bear to reveal the gender to our friends and family!

Build-A-Bear Workshop® is an amazing company that supports the community.

This Valentine’s Day season, Build-A-Bear Workshop is giving shoppers the opportunity to care for others with its “Million Hearts, Million Wishes, Million Ways to Help” campaign benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation, donating a minimum of $250,000.

To participate:

Guests can share photos of their “heart ceremony” when they wish on a limited edition “One in a Million” red satin heart that is added to their stuffed animal.

For every photo shared on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest with #sharebabwwishes, Build-A-Bear Workshop will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $30,000. Build-A-Bear Workshop Guests can also make monetary donations to support Make-A-Wish at checkout in stores nationwide and online at through March.

Build-A-Bear Workshop and its Guests will donate a minimum contribution of $250,000 to Make-A-Wish.

Build-A-Bear Workshop will also  host special Valentine’s Day events in select cities to celebrate select Make-A-Wish wish kids on February 6, 2014. These events will be uniquely tailored to honor each of the wish kids and their families in attendance. Events will take place in New York, Orlando, St. Louis, Dallas, and Orange County.

Consider Build-A-Bear Workshop® when you are making your Valentine’s Day purchase decisions for the sweeties in YOUR life!

You can follow Build-A-Bear Workshop® online by visiting the following accounts:

Do you want to join in on the Build-A-Bear Workshop® fun this Valentine’s Day?

2 Lucky Family Friendly Frugality readers will WIN a $25 Build-A-Bear Workshop®  gift card courtesy of Build-A-Bear Workshop® !

Entering to win is easy.

First be sure you are a Family Friendly Frugality newsletter subscriber (and be sure you confirm your subscription! ) , then fill out the Rafflecopter form below (if you do not see the form, you might need to come directly to the blog to enter).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway will end on 2/27/14 at 11:59 PM. The winner will be contacted and will have 48 hours to verify their entry. The prize will be supplied by the company and not by Family Friendly Frugality. This giveaway is not sponsored or affiliated with Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter. I will be compensated for running this giveaway with product. All opinions are my own.

*The survey was conducted January 9-13, 2014, by Toluna PLC on behalf of Build-A-Bear Workshop. The survey was fielded online among a demographically representative sample of 2,129 U.S. adults, age 18+.


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Heather is the creator and owner of Family Friendly Frugality. She calls Texas home and is married to her best friend. With 2 children 22 months apart, she has her hands full. So full that she decided to start blogging as a hobby. That hobby blew up into a full time job. Now she's got the husband, the kids and the blog. We're not exactly sure what she was thinking, but she's too busy for us to ask. Find Me On Google +

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