Build-A-Bear Workshop

You may remember last year’s Pay Your Age event at Build-A-Bear Workshop. Stores across the country were so packed with crowds that the company had to abruptly shut down the sale completely due to safety concerns.

If your kid is one of the many who didn’t get a furry friend last year, you’re in luck. The sale is back this month with a new twist, but you have a good chance of winning him a new furry friend with a hefty discount. Better yet, you can win him a free Build-A-Bear birthday bash.

The Count Your Candles Sweepstakes offers bear lovers a chance to win a Pay Your Age ticket for a new stuffed animal (available at most stores in the US, Canada and UK). Better yet, you can also be one of 10 people to win the grand prize: a birthday party experience valued up to $250.

All you have to do to enter is sign up for the Bonus Club—don’t worry, it’s free—then fill out the Birthday Profile. After that, you’re all set to enter the sweepstakes.

You have until June 16 to enter. If you win a Pay Your Age ticket (more than 200K shoppers are expected to get one), it’ll be valid from June 24-28. The rules are as follows: one animal per child present, limit two animals per ticket.

NJ locations include shops at Paramus Park, Willowbrook, Rockaway Townsquare, Menlo Park, Bridgewater Commons and Freehold Raceway malls.