Monday, June 9, 2008

Review & Giveaway: Build-A-Bear Workshop

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winner is Frugonomics 101!
Congratulations!

What child doesn't love Build-A-Bear Workshop? I know my girls can't walk past the store without insisting on going in. That's why I don't know how we got so lucky to be able to review the newly released Tropical Hello Kitty by Sanrio.

When it arrived in it's cute little cardboard home, Girlie Girl's first comment was, "Wow, she's so soft." And she was! It was all I could do not to keep squishing her! She had on a cute little demin skirt and tee that said "Hello Kitty Hawaii" on it. The outfit was completed with a pink flower on her left ear. I guess that means she's not available, huh?

Did you know that Build-A-Bear Workshop has a flickr album dedicated just to Hello Kitty? Stop by and check out all the new homes she has! Can you guess which is my photo?

To celebrate her arrival, Build-A-Bear has generously donated a $25 gift card to be used at their store. To enter:
  • Stop by their site before June 16th and take a look around.
  • Come back and mention which animal is your favorite. That's it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified on June 17th.
  • The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each option is another extra entry.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to Build-A-Bear Workshop.
  • Place An Island Review's button in your sidebar.
  • Please let me know if you’re doing/did the extra credit so I can make sure you’re entered properly.

This giveaway is open to everyone world wide! Good luck!

247 comments:

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Krista said...

The brown sugar puppy sure is cute! He would go well with Champ that was a baby gift for my son!
I'm a subscriber and I didn't know you had a button, but I'm adding it now! ;)

windycindy said...

Hi! What a cute idea and giveaway. I like the "15" Giant Panda!" I have always adored Pandas and I like the fact that they give to the WWF. Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

They love the Kuddly Koalas!

My little girls would love this! I've got one who's birthday is coming up soon too.

mannequin said...

I like Purrincess Kitty too but I WANT Tropical Kitty. Um, er, well, not for me..

Kim @ What's That Smell said...

I love the westie!

Great giveaway!

mannequin said...

Entry number two; I've subscribed and happy I have!

mannequin said...

entry number three; I've buttoned you all up nice and tidy in my sidebar!

mannequin said...

this is the last entry I can make so let's hope it's the lucky one. Can you tell how badly I want this?
I have blogged about Hello Kitty, you and Build A Bear( and hopefully me..)

http://fracturedtoy.blogspot.com/2008/06/tropical-hello-kitty-on-island.html

Bunny B said...

Ooo.... how can I not love 18 in. Bunny Big Ears?! That is just too cute!! Thank you for the chance!

bunnybox9 at gmail . com

Bunny B said...

I'm a loyal reader via your feed on my Google reader :)

Bunny B said...

I have your adorable button on my sidebar HERE

Thanks for the chances!

bunnybox9 at gmail . com

Lori Jolliffe said...

Lil' Playful Polar Bear. These are the cutest thing ever. I always have trouble getting my kids out of these stores too.

lorijolliffe@gmail.com

BrineS said...

Kuddly Koala for me! My nephew would LOVE THIS!

dbstout[at]juno[dot[com]

brandy said...

my daughter has been crazy about the kung fu panda movie. so i would go with the giant panda, and the karate outfit

brandy said...

blogged ya
http://notimemom.wordpress.com/2008/06/10/contests-6-10-08/

brandy said...

i put your betton in my sidebar. i tried at least it keeps saying photobucket.

cre8tveminde@optonline.net said...

I would love to win. Koalas are the BEST

The Q Family said...

What a great giveaway!

We are a build-a-bear family. We already have the magnifieant monkey, hearts puppy, and curly teddy.

I would love to add Bunny Big Ear to our family. :) She is so cute.

cdziuba said...

I am partial to the Koala, since my son has one and he needs clothes! cdziuba@aol.com

Michael said...

Tropical Hello Kitty

Tuesday Girl said...

I like the USA spirit teddy

peg42 said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway. My daughter has been begging us to bring her to Build A Bear. I would have to say that my favorite, which I know my daughter would love is the Hello Kitty Tropical Kitty. I also think that she would love the 18" Pawfect Pink Leopard. She loves kittens and cats and would love these.
Thanks again and please enter me.

carol said...

tropical hello kitty...my granddaughter loves hello kitty items. great prize

Sonya said...

Mine is the brown bear. Thanks for the chance :)

monica said...

I think i like the tabby kitty the best

MommySaves said...

I love Tropical Hello Kitty, but Surfin Cute Tabby Kitty is a close second!

izackcarson said...

who can pass up koalas? so cute.

Alimar said...

My favorite is the Tan Swirl Bunny, but we already have that one! My favorites that we don't have are the White Tiger and the Adorable Elephant, but I'm about 90% sure that if I win this gift certificate, it'll go for the Happy Chick for my stuffed animal-loving 7-year-old who has been hoping for one!

bemi said...

Hello Kitty

Monique said...

I love the "Magnificent Monkey". Since today is my little monkey's 4th birthday I am thinking of her.

Diane said...

I had no idea they had so many to choose from! I'm in love with the little triceratops, but the turtle is darling too. Oh, and then there are the dogs. My son loves dogs.... wow, tough choice!!!
Thanks for the giveaway! This is a fun one!

themommyspot(at)gmail(dot)com

carissaad said...

The groundhog is so cute. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

carissaad at aol dot com

Katie said...

Oh my gosh..so many choices. I love the orange kitty or the little purple teddy bear. My youngest son loves the Cheetah (he collects stuffed Cheetahs) and my oldest loves the turtle! How could you choose just one?

I'm already a subscriber and have your button on my blog!

kpc17 said...

it would have to be the long ear bunnie she was our first, the croc is another one of the favs in this house. we got him down in myrtle beach. thanks for the chance to win

fangirl said...

The 16" World Wildlife Fund Cheetah is absolutely adorable.

fangirl said...

I already subscribe to your feed.

I posted links in my blog at http://randomthoughtsandsuggestions.blogspot.com/2008/06/build-bear-and-island-review.html

Thanks!

Casey H said...

My daughter would LOVE the triceratops! I'd have to save this and give it to her for her birthday next month! Please enter me!
num1twinkie at yahoo dot com

Snowpuff said...

The Koala! What a cutie!

j4jac said...

I like this one!
Lil' Buttercream Cub

I subscribed by email as well!!
j4jac1win at gmail com

jenny said...

wow this sounds so coo i love to win this so i can make a hellow ketty for my little one i just know she would love this thanks

agordon10 said...

Kuddly Koala is new and cool.

Anonymous said...

The Trekkin Turtle is adorable!
autumnbride7@yahoo.com

Kathy Mullins said...

Hi! I like the regular teddy bear. Teddy bears are the best and so huggable. I would love to surprise one of my friends with this gift card.

majqa1966@yahoo.com

sillelin said...

I am definitely a bear-fan.

Shelly said...

I love Hello Kitty - and Kuddly Koala too!

Tina and Gillian Cantrell said...

My daughter finally agree on something. The 16" World Wildlife Fund Cheetah is just the cutest one around. What a cute little face.

momofggandt@yahoo.com

bkwrms78 said...

Love the white tiger!!

mverno said...

koala is absolutely gorgeous

Erica said...

I like the trekkin turtle.

Charity said...

I like Scruffy Puppy.

susan1215 said...

They love the Kuddly Koalas. Thanks for the contest

Hil'Lesha said...

I love the Tinker Bell Bunny Big Ears. :)


lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

snytar said...

I love bears.

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

I blogged your contest here:

http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2008/06/tuesday-edition-of-contests-galore_10.html

jennifer said...

This would be awesome! Thanks!

Donna said...

Hello Kitty is great, but I still love bears! Thanks.

paula h said...

I like Pawsome Panda.

chromiumman said...

i like the groundhog

danosor said...

Panda bears have to be among the cutest animals i'v seen.Especially the baby pandas.

denyse said...

If I can't say the Hello Kitty- I'll say the good ol fashioned Teddy Bear!

GinaE1980 said...

Hula Tropical Hello Kitty and Kuddly Koala are my favs!

alyssasmommy2007 said...

there all so darn cute but my fave is the happy chick

chickeedee_2002(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jo said...

I would love the hello kitty plush if I won.
jceko77@yahoo.com

Rebecca M. said...

I had no idea Build-A-Bear had so many animals to choose from! If I had to choose a favorite I'd say the groundhog.

creepleaguer(at)yahoo(dot)com

BigDot69 said...

Bunny Big Ears looks really cute

Skiffywife said...

I've got to go with Hello Kitty Hawaii. Too cute- I could do my own LOL cat pictures with this one.

Dana

Deb said...

My 3 year old son really loves the Scruffy Puppy. He really loves the brown ears and spots on his paws.

Uniquely Yours said...

My daughter would love the Hello Kitty if I had to choose another it would be the tabby.

Uniquely Yours said...

I have your button!!!

Anonymous said...

Love build a bear Love them

Amira said...

i love the panda! they've grown since i have last been to the store!

Candie said...

I love the Trekkin Turtle. THis is too cute. I would probably kidnap this from the children.

C.L. Morin said...

16" World Wildlife Fund Cheetah

Aimee "Roo" said...

i just got the tropical hello kitty surf "bear", and yes, i am a "grown up"! so by far that is my favorite. it would be fun to get one of the other hello kitty bears to go with the one i got. i love hello kitty!

Missy Reeder said...

I love the "15" Giant Panda!" My little girl's name is Amanda and her nickname is Panda. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

ivelisse j said...

My daughter Isabel is going to be three and I think it is time she gets her first Build a Bear. Much luck to all.

Cathy @ Chief Family Officer said...

It's hard to choose, but I don't think I've ever seen a dinosaur as cute as that triceratops! Of course, if I win, my sons will choose something else entirely ...

Anonymous said...

I think the Curly Teddy in Hannah Montana Outfit is the one I like. I have 3 girls and they are all in love with Hannah Montana, so I know this is one that will go good in my house.

pcbdolphins said...

I just got laid off from work. I need a bear to hug

stampedwithgrace said...

the Trekkin' Turtle is so cute!

Meredith said...

I like the Nikki's Bear Purple Teddy and I have put him in my favorites folder!

jepnet said...

The White Tiger is pretty fantastic.

s said...

love the sports bears

s said...

love the sports bears

Rick said...

Especially love the Birthday Bear. My grand-daughter went to a Build A Bear, just loved it and went back again.

Anonymous said...

I ADORE Tropical Hello Kitty!

froggypartyof2@aol.com

silverbele said...

The traditional Teddy is my favorite.

Anonymous said...

There are so many cute choices. I really like the 18 in. Tabby Kitty as it reminds me of my cat Frisco.

sweepmom@comcast.net

Kristinia said...

The White Tiger limited edition is really cute! We love Build A Bear Workshop, we are always stopping by the store when we get the chance! Great giveaway!

Kristinia said...

We are subscribed to your feed/newsletter for an extra entry!

Kristinia said...

We also blogged about the contest here:

http://kristiniac.blogspot.com/2008/06/happy-hump-day-finds-on-web.html

toughturtles said...

16 in. Trekkin' Turtle

girlymom4 said...

I love the 17" scruffy puppy! He is too adorable!

Susan said...

The Panda is my favorite! Thanks for the contest.

Miss Erica said...

Ordinarily I like to stick to the bears and then just pretty 'em up, but I think the Trekkin' Turtle is totally cute. Thanks for the giveaway! ~ Erica, gumbi1313 at msn dot com

Heather said...

my daughter would love the border collie! Oh, and I am a subscriber! Thanks! :)

Janice Golden said...

My daughter loves any and all dogs so all of the dogs are my favorite
Jaleigh78@aol.com

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Anonymous said...

My favorite is the Triceratops. Also I love the Elephant!

edq143 at yahoo dot com

Channah said...

This is so cute! And I subscribe to your feed!

mogrill said...

I collect Koala Bears, so that was sure easy! How cute he is!!!

trishden said...

I love the 17" Scruffy Puppy, I'm a sucker for puppies!

jennem said...

18 in. Purrincess Kitty

mere101 said...

I love the light tan teddy bear with the velvet soft skin. In my house we call him velvet bear. Soo cute!

Kari said...

Aww, they are all cute but I love the border collie!

bfox74 said...

Such cute animals but my fave would have to be the 17" Floppy Moose.

Sandy said...

This is hard. I think ... Get Well Made Fur You WWF Cheetah is my favorite (although I do love the Floppy Moose too).

dddiva said...

We love Build-A-Bear around here and the girls have several. These things wear well!!! While it is almost time to get Ian his first, which we probably will for his bday or Christmas, my fave is the Tropical Hello Kitty- I mean, Hello it's the Kitty- and she would go great with my HK pink sunglasses. ;)
Great contest, thanks. I snagged the link for my sidebar. :)

judybrittle said...

i think the happy chick is just so cute. please include me.

Stephanie said...

I like the little golden retriever. My daughter loves dogs!

I think my daughter is at the perfect age for Build-A-Bear. At just under 2, I think she would have so much fun "creating" her very own furry friend. Thanks for the opportunity.

P.S. I announced this contest on my Tuesday Tours column yesterday: http://metropolitanmama.net/2008/06/tuesday-tours-whats-happening-on-the-web-29/.

Deanne02 said...

I love the dogs, the Border Collie is my favorite. I think he'd make a great friend for my son. I've been dying to do this at the mall, but haven't yet. Looks like fun, I think my son would get a kick out of it!

bison61 said...

very cute-It was hard to pick, my favorite would be the Magnificent Monkey

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Erica C. said...

I'm guessing my niece would either want the turtle or the hello kitty!
thanks :)

Lisa said...

too cute!!
lisa2233@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite animal is the white tiger!! It's adorable, and since I have 3 boys and no girls, this would work!
tangie
chefdaddy79@yahoo.com

ramsesal said...

love the puppy, thank you

yyeres said...

Surfin Cute Tabby Kitty is my favorite, thanks

Kristin said...

Kai would love the monkey we could get it a little sweater and it could look smart. So cute!

delandkristin at hotmail.com

miriama said...

Floppy Moose is my favorite but honestly there are many cute ones.

DePro said...

I love Koala Bears.

Molly C. said...

I am very tempted by the Hello Kitty, as I am a big collector! But if I have to pick another one, I really like the 16 in. Trekkin' Turtle

Anonymous said...

My granddaughter would love the surfin cute tabby kitty. Thanks

shjajo said...

I would love to take my grandbaby and let him pick out his favorite bear or character. He is very "connected" to his stuffed things, and he would always cherish a build-a -bear!

kid ra1nb0w said...

My favorite is the Pink Bunny w/ the rainbow detail in its feet & ears. I want it so bad!

kygirl said...

It’s A Girl Pink Cuddles Teddy

her5boys said...

We all agree we love the dogs! Great Contest!!

Cjnedrow said...

The Kuddly Koala is sweet!! But they are all cute!!!

misty said...

My daughter loves the Trekkin Turtle. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

mistchlo@hughes.net

I am a subscriber.

Your button is in my sidebar.

tlcfromtn said...

The 16" Pawsome Panda is my favorite!

M.A. said...

I love the Asthma Friendly 15 inch Velvet Puppy.

Stacey Moore said...

we love the panda bear!
thanks!
moore.g at insideconnect.net

Anonymous said...

The WWF Cheetah is very cool. I love that they donate money to a great cause. And my daughter loves any type of "cat".

Tricia Andrews

hockeygalnc at hotmail dot com

Marin... said...

SO hard to choose. I love the elephant and the floppy moose but we have a Boxer so he'd be cool too...

matternu said...

Too cute, I love them all. I love the White Tiger and my favorite is18 in. Bunny Big Ears
Count me in to win

InMyHeart01 said...

I love the Koala

coriwestphal said...

We have the bunny. It's so soft and cuddly. Great contest! Thanks!

Ardy22 said...

The Panda is so cute and my kid would love this one

camper223 said...

15" USA Spirit Teddy, Best Friends Triceratops, 17" Scruffy Puppy.
Are the ones I like, Would like to win this for my grandson as a baby shower gift. Thank you for the chance to win this great prize.

Anonymous said...

My daughter loves Tabby cat. We are doing this activity this summer during a rainy day so I hope we win. Thank you for the chance!
Brenda

jfg06001 said...

I love the Triceratops! He's so cute and chubby.

~Amanda~ said...

I love the pretty poodle Thanks for a great giveaway!

~Amanda~ said...

I have your button in my side bar!

~Tami said...

I can't decide between the huskie and the black lab.

I am subscribed to your feeds, both An Island Review and An Island Life.

Your button is in my sidebar.

I've blogged about this wonderful contest.

reb said...

the kuddly koala is cute

reb said...

the kuddly koala is cute

jennmalan said...

would love the hello kitty plush

mom2gabnnat said...

I like the Adorable Elephant and the Floppy Moose.

Rob Calkins said...

My son and I just saw Kung Fu Panda- so we love all things Panda Bears right now!

LINDALSHOT said...

I like the panda and the koala.

LINDALSHOT said...

I like the panda and the koala.

Jean said...

The new Hello Kitty one is great! Thanks!!

Sonya said...

I love the triceratops! He's so cute and my kids love dinosaurs!

Mimi said...

I love the velvet puppy! It's adorable.

mindie100 said...

What a wonderful giveaway. My daughter's favorite B-A-B is the cat princess. But she would love to have the tropical hello kitty too. In fact she isn't that picky when it comes to B-A-B!

Anonymous said...

I love the Tropical Hello Kitty.

Stephanie_adkns@yahoo.com

Scrapping My 2 Precious Gems said...

Would my daughter totally flip out for this Tropical Hello Kitty! SHe has been begging me to go to Build a Bear, but you know how it is....with gas prices and one income.....guess which is more important.

Hope I win it for her!

jaydonco1 said...

Kuddly Koala!

jaydonco1 (at) aol (dot) com

Jennifer, FLynavymelville@yahoo.com said...

Princess Kitty would be a dream come true for my little girl.

kaylee8 said...

Can't wait to get the USA spirit teddy for my daughter for the fourth! We have lots of favorites but the groundhod is darling!

trudee said...

I love hello kitty

Annemarie said...

The Cheetah is my favorite.

annemarie562000(at)yahoo(.)com

sherri419 said...

14" Hearts Fur You Puppy caught my eye right away!!!

pauline15 said...

I thought I'd ask my son what his favorites would be and the decision was the cheetah, the panda and the monkey!

jo1brat said...

I love the tan swirl bunny - My daughter has two and my son has one build a bear. I love this store.

weezy said...

ground hog is my favorite..gift to me on groundhog day wearing his army fatigues wearing his dogtags...exactly like my 'grampie'.

smythbr said...

The dogs seem to be a favorite here

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I haven't been in one of the stores in over a year. My daughter aged out of it, but now my son is 4, and I know he'd love to go. He's been playing with my daughter's handmedowns.

I don't know which he'd like best, but the dinosaur sure is cute!

I also subscribed to your feed for a bonus entry.

beighbibayer said...

Tropical Kitty's cuz, the original Hello Kitty!

beighbibayer {at}aol{dot}com

Terre said...

My son would love the dog, he loves dogs. We have a dog named scout and he things every dog has that name now.

Candis said...

My daughter loves monkeys.

Danielle said...

My son would love the "Magnificent Monkey".


dlfrx@sbcglobal.net

jodene said...

Hello Kitty for sure, my daughter is eyeing her up.

Cuddle Cottage said...

Hello Kitty is too cute, but we'd go with the Giant Panda in support of the World Wildlife Fund.
belinda_streak(at)hotmail(dot)com

Cuddle Cottage said...

I am subscribed via email to your feed:)
belinda_streak(at)hotmail(dot)com

Cuddle Cottage said...

And your button is on my bloggy sidebar:)
belinda_streak(at)hotmail(dot)com

Julie said...

The cat.

blueviolet said...

I love the floppy moose! They've really added some darling new cuties to their collection.
doot65[at]comcast[dot]net

kristilb19 said...

Magnificent Monkey is too cute.

klp1965 said...

I ADORE THE Sunshine Fun Tan Swirl Bunny..ITS SOOOOOOOOO ADORABLE :)

Susan W said...

I love the Curly Teddy in Dallas Stars® Uniform since I am a hockey fanatic! The Hello Kitty is also one of my favorites!
Thanks so much!

Susan W said...

I also subscribe to the RSS Feed

Anonymous said...

Koala

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

I love the world wildlife cheetah.
Thank you for the giveaway. my girls would enjoy it.

pitaharmon said...

right now my fav is the hello kitty because I have two girls and one keeps a hello kitty on her bed, and the other bed needs a hello kitty...they fight over it.

Anonymous said...

I love the new Tropical Hello Kitty. My daughter, now 25, and I spent many a happy day in the Hello Kitty store. I'd love to be able to make a "talking" one for
her daughter who is 3.

rockteacherjan@hotmail.com

sachidewey said...

The groundhog is too cute!

jennifer said...

Bunny Big ears for us ! russellkids6@gmail.com

tutugirl said...

My son has the frog and daughter the kitty. I'm loving the new Tropical Hello Kitty though and would love to go back. Also, I know my kids would love to be able to play with their pets online. That's new since we got ours.

Storm said...

The bunny with the big ears is our favorite. We're also partial to the monkey ;)

KIMBERLY said...

I love the Koala
ksbald2@yahoo.com

Sarah Z said...

Do I have to pick just one? Okay - the Marvelous Monkey!

believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

- Marybeth I. said...

Hopeful Wishes Teddy is so cute

fancyfeet48 said...

I like the monkey

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

I'd love to do the groundhog!

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

I blogged your contest on prize-A-Tron!
http://www.prizeatron.com

arbrashears said...

My girls and I love everything Build a Bear! A favorite for me is the traditional but ever loved 16 inch Curly Teddy. I loved this bear the first time I saw it, and still love it each time I lay eyes on it. Everything a teddy bear should be, I think! Thanks for the chance to win such a terrific and fun prize!

dani said...

My mom takes all her grandkids to make a build a bear. My favorite is the one we made her. A bunny in bunny slippers and satin pj's her name is hot bunny.

silverhartgirl said...

My daughter wants a Tan Swirl Bunny. She is so cute.

wgbc1446 said...

They are all cute, but I think I like the 16" groundhog the best.

masonsgranny59 said...

I heart the 18" Pawfect Pink Leopard ! THANK YOU 4 THE GREAT CONTEST!!

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