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Build-A-Bear announces "Pay Your Age" day lines are closed

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 Build-A-Bear has closed the lines at stores across the United States and Canada after an overwhelming response to the company's "Pay Your Age" Day held on Thursday, July 12.

The company says the nationwide line closures come after large crowds created safety concerns at several locations. The company shared in a Facebook post that local authorities have asked them to close the lines to ensure that other guests are safe.

In Lafayette, the line for the Build-A-Bear event snaked its way through the Acadiana Mall and was steadily growing. Lines there have been closed in response to the company's call for safety.

Build-A-Bear says that it was not able to serve all those guests who showed up Thursday to stand in line and wait. As a result, the company distributed vouchers to those waiting in line. 

Now those vouchers have been made available to call Bonus Club members with Build-A-Bear. 

"Bonus Club members which must be screenshot or printed by logging into your account before midnight on 15 July. We encourage all of our valued Guests to visit our full statement at the following link and we’d like to reiterate our sincerest thanks for your passion and continued support," a post on Facebook Thursday said. 

Those looking for more information on those vouchers can follow the link here. http://bit.ly/2L5kS8O

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Build-a-Bear Workshop has announced its first ever "Pay Your Age Day" event in its stores. 

The event which has been launched to celebrate Build-A-Bear "Count Your Candles" birthday experience, will allow customers a chance to build their own bear or animal and pay their age. 

Build-A-Bear says that anyone regardless of age can participate as long as they are in store on July 12, the day of the event. 

"To participate in the offer, parents or guardians over age 18 need only enroll in the complimentary Build-A-Bear Bonus Club rewards program or provide a valid email address and name, so that a Guest, who is present at the time of purchase, can pay his or her age," a release states.

The year-round Count Your Candles experience is Build-A-Bear's newest offer designed celebrate birthdays in store. 

To learn more about Build-A-Bear's Pay Your Age Day, visit buildabear.com/events. To learn more about the
year-round Count Your Candles birthday experience at Build-A-Bear Workshop, visit buildabear.com/countyour-candles.

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