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Build-A-Bear Black Friday 2020 Sale – What to Expect

Updated on Sunday October 25, 2020: It’s still too early for us to know what’s coming at Build-A-Bear’s Black Friday sale this year but you can scroll down the page to see the details from last year to get an idea of what’s likely to come (we’re expecting to see similar offers including their popular buy-one get-one deal and limited edition holiday themed stuffed animals to return!).

We’ll be posting a copy of their ad and all the important details for 2020 once we know more. Be sure to check back again soon for the latest updates or join our newsletter to be the first to know the moment news is announced.

Expected 2020 Start & End Dates

Build-A-Bear Workshop has historically run their Black Friday sale on Thanksgiving day online and on Black Friday itself in-stores. However last year they started part of their sale a week before the long weekend, reserving only a few doorbuster offers on Black Friday itself. If the same timeframe repeats this year then these are the sale dates that you can expect here in 2020:

  • Expected start date: Wednesday November 18, 2020.
  • Expected start date for “doorbuster” deals: Thursday November 26, 2020 (Thanksgiving day) and Friday morning, November 27, 2020. Note: all Build-A-Bear Workshop stores located within these malls and outlets will be closed on Thanksgiving day itself.
  • Expected end date: Friday November 27, 2020 at 11:59PM ET or when stores close, while supplies last.

But how will the current coronavirus crisis affect Build-A-Bear Workshop Black Friday sale schedule and store hours? It’s hard for us to predict, but we’re expecting a longer and more aggressive sale this year as they try to make up for lost time and revenue with the store closures this year. We’re also not expecting to see any in-store-only doorbuster deals this year — Most of the best offers are likely to be also offered online to help keep the in-store crowds to a minimum.

Last Year’s Black Friday Ad

Last updated on Wednesday November 20, 2019: Build-A-Bear is kicking off their Black Friday deals super early this year!

Starting today, visit any Build-A-Bear Workshop store for buy-one get-one for $10 on Make-Your-Own furry friends. Offer valid in stores only through December 1, 2019, while supplies last. Excludes Disney Frozen, and all outfits and accessories are sold separately.

Later next week on Black Friday you’ll also be able to pick up limited-edition “Snow Cute” boys and girls holiday themed snowman bears on sale for just $6.00/each (November 29, 2019). Everything is while supplies last and keep in mind that there are usually limits in place on how many bears you can buy at the doorbuster price.

Visit buildabear.com for full offer details. Terms, conditions and exclusions may apply. Happy bargain hunting!


Are you interested in seeing some of Build-A-Bear Workshop’s older Black Friday ads? Then follow the links below for a full history.

  • 2019: Page 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • 2018: Page 1 and 2.
  • 2017: Page 1, 2 and 3.
  • 2016: Page 1.
  • 2015: Page 1.
  • 2014: Page 1


What are you planning on getting at Build-A-Bear this Thanksgiving weekend? Let us know in the comments section below.