Build-a-Bear Mini Good Housekeeping Seal: $25 gift card Giveaway

It’s finally happened.  My 4 year old was introduced to Build-A-Bear and is completely obsessed!  I have to admit, I enjoy going to the store with her and watching her eyes light up as she gets to wash her bear and pick a new outfit.  It is such a fun experience for us both!

What’s even better than watching Lily have fun with her new cuddly friend is knowing that we can support a great cause in the process.  Right now, you can support the World Wildlife Fund, the largest multinational conservation organization in the world,  by taking a trip to Build-a-Bear and purchasing the Mini Good Housekeeping Seal.  This adorable, cuddly seal is available  for only $8.  Build-a-Bear Workshop donates 50 cents from each sale to the World Wildlife Fund to protect endangered animals and their habitats. Plus, each Seal comes with a free 1-year subscription to “Good Housekeeping” magazine!  seal


Build-a-Bear was nice enough to send Lily her very own Mini Good Housekeeping Seal and she absolutely loves it!  And the fun doesn’t stop there!  They were nice enough to include a $25 Build-a-Bear Bucks card for one lucky Not-So-Blog reader! How to Enter:

1.  Visit Build-a-Bear and tell me how you would spend the gift card!

Additional Entries (please leave each entry in a separate comment):

1.  Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog.

2.  Follow me on Twitter and tweet this giveaway.

3.  Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

4.  Subscribe to my blog.

5.  Place my “Gear Up for Summer” giveaway button on your sidebar.

Contest ends at 11:59pm on May 23rd.  Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited.  Open to U.S. Residents only.



  1. I would definitely take the GC and make new animals for the girls! They are so addicted to B-A-B

  2. Mariah says:

    I would definately make a Kuddly Koala and get it some awesome accessories!


  3. Mariah says:

    I just subscribed!


  4. Mariah says:

    I am a fan of your blog on facebook!


  5. I think Gracie would like the Summer Hugs Bear. Thanks!

  6. MRS.MOMMYY says:

    summer hugs with a cubs uniform mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

  7. MRS.MOMMYY says:

    subscriber mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

  8. We would love to get Nikki’s Bear III

  9. I am a subscriber

  10. I follow on twitter and gere is my tweet!

  11. I have your “Gear Up for Summer” giveaway button

  12. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would get the Zebra bear.

  13. My little boy wants the monkey to go with his bear and my daughter wants a doggy to go with her kitty.

  14. Adrienne Gordon says:

    a HSM bear

  15. I love the 46cm Magnificent Monkey. Really wish they did an orangutan.

  16. I think my daughter would love the Summer Hugs Bear. She loves this store!

  17. I’d get the Floral Smocked Outfit 2pc and the Justice Sequin Dot Outfit 2 pc. but my son would probably overrule me and get stuff for his bear!

  18. subscriber

  19. I follow on Twitter (cdziuba) and tweeted:

  20. Facebook carol p dziuba

  21. Summer button

  22. I’d get the Hello Kitty for my daughter.

  23. Margaret Smith says:

    My kids love monkey’s, so we would more than likely get the adorable Magnificient Monkey. Build A Bear is wonderful. Our kids love this store. Thanks so much.

  24. Margaret Smith says:

    I’m a subscriber.
    Thanks again.

  25. the summer hugs bear would just be great for my granddaughter…she is asking me to take her there for her birthday…thanks for a great giveaway

  26. I would love to have my son make a monkey! I have wanted to tr this place forever!

  27. Jill Miller says:

    I love the WWF Zebra, but — oh my — that Lobster is AWFULLY cute!!

  28. I would use this GC to take my niece to Build-A-Bear. She has never been there and she is 6 and a stuffed animal lover. Of course I would let her choose what she wanted to buy, but I would definitely show her the Hopeful Wishes Teddy II.

  29. I follow you on twitter and tweeted.

  30. I am a RSS subscriber.

  31. I am off to paste your Summer Gear Up button on my right sidebar.

  32. Monique Rizzo says:

    My daughter LOVES the Lobster. Thanks for the Chance!!

  33. We’d probably end up getting the 17 in. Jack Russell Terrier because we have a jack russell at home named Sparky.

  34. Janna Johnson says:

    I want the floppy mooose!!!

    Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

    Janna Johnson

  35. Janna Johnson says:

    Facebook Fan!

  36. I’d get the White Tiger

  37. I subscribe

  38. Autumn H. says:

    white tiger for us!

    autumn398 (at)

  39. Tough call, but I have daughters who love puppies, so probably the 16″ Jack Russell Terrier

  40. (Twitter follower and tweeted!)

  41. I would take my little niece who just turned 2. We would probably begin by making the Brown Sugar Puppy, or Hello Kitty.. I would let her pick.
    I love the Westie and the Wishfull Teddy, both of them.
    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  42. Eloise C says:

    I would love to get my daughter the Floral Velvet Pup, way too cute and she would love it! Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!


  43. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted your Build a Bear giveaway.

  44. Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy says:

    Taylor would get the Justice Sequin Dot outfit and the Justice Floral Dot outfits for her 2 build-a-bears.

    crystal_reagan at hotmail dot com

  45. Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy says:

    I’m a fan on facebook.

    crystal_reagan at hotmail dot com

  46. I am a subscriber, Thanks!
    itsjustmerene2003 at yahoo dot com

  47. Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy says:

    I subscribe.

    crystal_reagan at hotmail dot com

  48. I have your Gear Up for Summer Blog Party button on my right sidebar of my blog. Thanks!

  49. Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy says:

    I have your Gear Up for Summer button on my blog at

    crystal_reagan at hotmail dot com

  50. Eloise C says:

    Following you on Twitter (furygirl3132) and I tweeted:


  51. Eloise C says:

    I am an email subscriber.


  52. Eloise C says:

    I am a fan on Facebook.


  53. karen c says:

    i would love the summer hugs bear!!!! 🙂

  54. Michelle M says:

    I would love to get the buttercream cub. Thanks!

  55. Michelle M says:

    I subscriber with addy yzgirl4 at verizon dot net

  56. Michelle M says:

    I have the summer block button on my blog

  57. I love the Spring Hugs bear.

    Thanks for the opportunity,

  58. I would love the GC for my niece. She loves the Disney princesses so would get the clothes. Probably Tinkerbell and Ariel.


  59. I subscribe via email.

  60. Your Gear up for summer button is located here


  61. I would let my niece build a bear but I am thinking she would make something like this Fuchsia Gem Lil’ Sweet Cream Cub

  62. subscribe in reader

  63. follow on twitter and tweeted

  64. would love the summer hugs bear!!!!

  65. I subscribe

  66. Courtney says:

    I love the 17in. World Wildlife Fund Zebra so that’s what I would get.

  67. Grab your summer gear button

  68. my twitter name @myproductreview

  69. Vickie Couturier says:

    I would get 2 of the ;15 in. Kuddly Koala® at $12 each for 2 of my grandsons

  70. Vickie Couturier says:

    I follow on twitter an tweeted;vickiecouturier

  71. Vickie Couturier says:

    I am a subscriber

  72. mary green says:

    I would love one

  73. My son has been begging to go there for his birthday in July. His little brother got one and now he wants one too. That is how we would use the card.

  74. I would take my son to the store and let him pick out a friend (if I picked I’d choose the lobster for him ;))

  75. Michele G says:

    The buttercream cub is what I would pick for my neice.

  76. GAhome2mom says:

    We have a chocolate lab so I am picking the Black Lab. Thanks.

  77. GAhome2mom says:

    Win $25 GC Build Bear @BridgetteLA

    @gahome2mom & following

  78. GAhome2mom says:

    “Gear Up for Summer” giveaway button on my right sidebar.

  79. GAhome2mom says:

    Facebook Fan – Janet Carter or gahome2mom (both) lol

  80. Anson Young says:

    The T3 Tourmaline Featherweight Hair Dryer gets me excited.

  81. Katrina says:

    i would create a bear for my daughter’s first birthday!

  82. My 4 year old would like Hawaiian Style Tropical Hello Kitty®

  83. Subscriber

  84. facebook fan

  85. cheryl nelson says:

    I would get either the Gator or the lobster for my boys. They are cute. Thanks for the chance to win! =)

  86. cheryl nelson says:

    New subscriber–nice site

  87. cheryl nelson says:

    I blogged about your contest over at Here is the link:

  88. valerie m says:

    i like the peace and hugs lil honey bear 🙂

  89. valerie m says:


  90. I would let my daughter pick out what she wanted… she has been asking for a bunny or a bear to go along with her kitty friend she made last year 🙂

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

  91. blog subscriber~

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

  92. Your Gear Up for Summer button is already on my sidebar

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

  93. I would spend this at our build a bear store on two animals for my girls. We just went passed the store this weekend and I promised them that the next time we came by we could make one!

  94. I’d let my daughter pick what she wanted, but I’m thinking that might be the adorable stuffed lobster. She’s been into lobsters lately for some reason…

  95. have my little girl go and pick out some outfits for her hello kitty she recently got from build a bear.

  96. i’m a subscriber!

  97. Would love the Buttercream Cub with some cute outfit!

  98. judy brittle says:

    I would love the Hearts Swirl Hello Kitty by Sanrio. That is so cute and I know my granddaughter would love it. Thank you!

  99. judy brittle says:

    I follow on Twitter and tweeted

  100. judy brittle says:

    Facebook fan

  101. judy brittle says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  102. My daughter would love the 16″ Westie, she adores dogs

  103. I’m a facebook fan (michelle hudak)

  104. I have your Gear Up button

  105. Kimberly W says:

    I want the happy go lucky frog for myself!!

  106. Kimberly W says:
  107. Marian Barton says:

    I love the Hello Kitty doll

  108. I would give it to my 6 year old son, he LOVE Build a Bear and we can’t afford for him to go! What a thrill that would be.

  109. Melanie says:

    I would give it to my daughter she loves build a bear

  110. Tammy Marshall says:

    I would spend this gift card on accessories for my sons Cody Maverick penquin he already has from Build-A-Bear.

  111. I would get the loveable lobster. He’s too cute!

  112. Subscriber!

  113. amanda hellen says:

    My boyfriend’s daughter loves BUILD A BEAR.. I’d let her spend it.. I think she wants the pink bear with the hearts.. so we could put it towards that and an outfit!

  114. amanda hellen says:

    I subscribed to the RSS feed for posts

  115. amanda hellen says:

    I signed up for your email list =)

  116. amanda hellen says:

    I am a fan of the group on facebook =)

  117. Amy Sayler says:

    Its not how I would spend the money, its how my 6 yr old son would 🙂 He loves going there! He would probably choose the frog or turtle and put some crazy clohes on him.

  118. Angelique Fabozzi says:

    Since we already have quite a few bears, we would get 2 outfits: aqua ruffle sjirt and top and the purple paisley outfit.

  119. prsantee says:

    Can you make one look like Spongebob Squarepants?

  120. Angelique Fabozzi says:
  121. Angelique Fabozzi says:

    Email subscriber.

  122. Dreamer says:

    I love that lovable lobster!

  123. Cortney says:

    I haven’t introduced my son to Build a Bear yet, but I know it’s coming soon. He needs a monkey… it fits his personality!

  124. Vanessa says:

    I would bring my three year old nephew to make his choice of animal. He would most likely pick the snazzy cat because he has a cat.

  125. me and my nephew like going there a building a new animal

  126. I would use it for my niece. My fiance and I plan on having a “Princess Day” for her because of her birthday. This would be a great addition.

  127. Terra Heck says:

    I would get the 15 in. coyote. Thanks.

  128. Terra Heck says:

    I placed your “Gear Up for Summer” giveaway button on my sidebar.

  129. Terra Heck says:

    I’m an e-mail subscriber.

  130. Love the Summer Hugs Bear!

  131. My 7 yr. old said he would love the 14 in. Brown Sugar Puppy…it was love at first site!

  132. I’m a follower and I tweeted!

  133. Elizabeth J says:

    The Hello Kitty Doll is cute!

  134. Since my twin will be going to University of Texas and their mascot is the Longhorn, I’d get her the 16 in. Longhorn as a going-away gift!

  135. Your “Gear Up For Summer” button is on my sidebar!

  136. jeanine says:

    i would let my daughter go make her first build-a-bear. i am sure she would pick the hello kitty one.

  137. jeanine says:

    i am now a fan on facebook!

  138. Pamela S says:

    I’d get the Spring Hugs pink bear with flowers.


  139. HSB Suzanne says:

    How would I spend a $25 GC to Build-a-Bear? I’d let my two daughters get some accessories for the Build-a-Bear bunny and dog that they already have. 🙂

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

    roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

  140. HSB Suzanne says:

    I follow you on Twitter, and I tweeted about the giveaway…

    roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

  141. HSB Suzanne says:

    I’m subscribed to your blog.

    roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

  142. HSB Suzanne says:

    I blogged about the giveaway…

    roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

  143. HSB Suzanne says:

    I added your “Gear Up for Summer” button to my sidebar:

    roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

  144. Molly Capel says:

    I would take my 5 year old & let him pick out his own “friend” for Kindy graduation.

  145. I would get the coyote, because I think he’s adorable.

  146. I’m an email subscriber.

  147. melissa says:

    My daughter would love the penguin!

  148. James Jenkins says:

    wow, great contest

  149. Tishawn M says:

    New subscriber…Som many great things,…I am so glad I joined.

  150. I’d use it for the Hello Kitty for my grand daughter.

  151. The Happy Go Loucky Frog is great. I’d get him for my son.

  152. jan koontz says:

    my grandson and i would have such fun

  153. My grandson has a build a bear and he would like a football outfit for it!

  154. kIMBERLY H ~CJ'S MOMMY says:

    I would pick 15 in. Brown Pony.

  155. kIMBERLY H ~CJ'S MOMMY says:

    fan on facebook

  156. kIMBERLY H ~CJ'S MOMMY says:


  157. kIMBERLY H ~CJ'S MOMMY says:

    have your gear up for summer button~

  158. kIMBERLY H ~CJ'S MOMMY says:


  159. Sarah Z says:

    I really like the Beaver – he is so cute!

  160. Marianna says:

    I know my son would love the 17in bulldog!

  161. amy mazzocco says:

    My daughter is 12, and is still in love with all her build a bear, bunnies, bears, and I know she’d love to add one more to her collection.

  162. Jackie V says:

    I would buy the new peace and hugs summer hugs bear. The rainbows are so cute! We are big build a bear fans and it’s about time to add a new friend~

  163. Jackie V says:

    I just became a fan on facebook!

  164. Douglas says:

    my nephew loves Build A bear…
    thank you for the giveaway

  165. Elizabeth N. says:

    I lvoe the Magnificent Monkey!

  166. Annette says:

    We would buy clothes and shoes for my daughter’s bear.

  167. Raelena says:

    i would get the hello kitty
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  168. Raelena says:

    i subscribe
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  169. Angela Winesburg says:

    I would use it on a Hello Kitty doll for my niece, she collects Hello Kittys’!

  170. Paula S. says:

    I would buy the graduation bear for me because I just graduated from nursing school.

  171. Tammy Darling says:

    I would get my daughter the brown sugar puppy she wants.

  172. I’d get the Playful Velvet Pup for my son. What a cutie!

  173. I’m a subscriber

  174. Melanie says:

    I would get the Yellow Lab! How fun.

  175. Charity S. says:

    I would get the Adorable Elephant.


  176. Charity S. says:

    I’m a fan on Facebook.

  177. Charity S. says:

    I follow on twitter.(ccboobooy) I tweeted.

  178. It is hard to say I think I would get my daughter the Birthday Surprise Read Teddy

  179. Colleen Yamamoto says:

    hello kitty for the little one

  180. Christie says:

    I like Brown Sugar Puppy. It’s so cute.

  181. I would get a Brown sugar puppy for my daughter and the moose for my son, then splurge for the voice recorders to have a keepsake of them.

  182. georgie says:

    I would get the new peace & hugs summer hugs bear. electricisland(at)

  183. georgie says:

    I am already a subscriber. electricisland(at)

  184. I would get the high School bear.

  185. Mark Nason says:

    I’d love to take my 5 yr old daughter so she can make the Hannah Montana bear.

  186. Candis Hansen says:

    My daughter would love the Magnificent Monkey!

  187. I would get the Longhorn!! I know someone who would love it!


  188. I want that Curly Teddy.

  189. Paula Harmon says:

    I would take Chubby-huggy for the first time to Build A Bear, she’s about to be 4. We have looked at the website and she has had her eye on Brown Sugar Puppy.

  190. Sherry R says:

    I would love the Hopeful Wishes Teddy!

  191. Sherry R says:

    I subscribe via email.

  192. Sherry R says:

    I’m following you on Twitter (SherryR2) and tweeted:

  193. Abby C. says:

    I would get a cute teddy as a present for my friends bday

  194. Hesper F says:

    I would get the 16 in. Pawsome Panda for my daughter!

  195. Cynthia Mercado says:

    I would use it towards the Star Player Black Lab.

    mercsmercado at yahoo dot com

  196. I have to buy the moose!

  197. I’m subscribed!

  198. I have your Gear up for Summer button

  199. We love Build a Bear.

  200. I’d get a 16 in. Curly Teddy

  201. Every November we go with Girl Scouts to the mall of America – we don’t have a B-A-B where we live so this is a real treat – I’m pretty sure my daughter would make herself up a turtle and if there was enough left over buy it a Viking Outfit to boot!

  202. trixpixel says:

    I’d get the Just Fur Mom Snazzy Kitty, how adorable!

  203. trixpixel says:

    I subscribe!

  204. Lee Taylor says:

    I would buy the ‘Peace & Hugs Lil’ Honey Cub’ for my ten year-old ‘princess’!

    We’re both ‘addicted’ to Buid-a-Bear!

    This would ‘definitely’ be a ‘dream win’ for my daughter!

    Thanks for the ‘great’ giveaway offering and good luck to all!

  205. My daughter has a blast at Build a Bear. Love the place!

  206. Lee Taylor says:

    Facebook fan!


  207. Lee Taylor says:

    I’m a subscriber!


  208. Leslie S. says:

    I would take my 6 yr old son(I think he would pick Trekkin’ Turtle).He was promised 2 years ago by my brother to go and get a bear but was never taken there(although his 2 sisters were).Thanks!

  209. My daughter would love Lil’ Bunny Big Ears!

  210. Kelly F says:

    I would get the 15″ Shooting Stars Unicorn, it is so cute!

  211. Kelly F says:

    I subscribe!

  212. I have your Gear Up for Summer button!

  213. Linda Russell says:

    My 4 year old grandson was just there for the first time at a friend’s birthday party. He was in awe of the entire experience and made a doggy (named him Adam from ‘Amer-a-caran Idol!) I would love to take him back and have him pick out some rock and roll outfits to fit his doggy! Thanks for the contest.

  214. Louis Willhauck says:

    thanks Bear..

  215. Tiffany says:

    My daughter would love the Ready to Rock Disney® Hannah Montana™ Bear!

  216. Tiffany says:

    I subscribe.

  217. Randy Bailey says:

    I would get the 18″ Princess Kitty 4 my Grandaughter Zoe

  218. Randy Bailey says:


  219. Veronica Garrett says:

    I would spend it on the 17 in. Treasured Topaz Teddy.

  220. kathy pease says:

    i would get the graduation bear 🙂

  221. kathy pease says:

    fan on facebook kathy l pease

  222. kathy pease says:


  223. Crystal F says:

    I think my duaghter would love the slumber style lil’ chocolate cub. Thank you!!

  224. Leann S says:

    I would get me a happy go lucky frog. Too cute.

  225. Leann S says:

    I follow on twitter and I tweeted:

  226. Terry C says:

    I’d get the Cool Flower Fairy Bearilliant Blue Teddy for my granddaughter. thanks!

    braaisjo at gmail dot com

  227. amy delong says:

    either 16 in lab or the 16in husky!


  228. My daughter would love the unicorn but I know she also loves their bears — it would be a hard choice!

  229. Love the 15″ Shooting Stars Unicorn- so cute! I would buy that.

  230. Kat Emerick says:

    I would love to win this for my granddaughter for her birthday. Thanks for a chance.

  231. Lori C. says:

    Curly Teddy

  232. I would get the Loveable Lobster!

  233. Lori Walker says:

    we would love to design the husky dog with some army clothes

  234. Michelle H. says:

    I would get the Fuchsia Gem Lil’ Sweet Cream Cub for my little girl.

  235. My daughter would love the happy go lucky frog.

  236. I follow on twitter turtlesundaes

  237. I am a facebook fan

  238. Barbara Rawe says:

    Funny you are offering this prize as I have a plan! Our little girl needs to get rid of her binkie….Plan is to take her to Build A Bear…have her select the bear and place the beloved binkie in it! Thank you for the opportunity to help our baby grow up!

  239. Sheila R says:

    I would get the 13 inch Asthma and allergy friendly velvet pup. It is adorable! Whatever I had left I would spend on a couple pairs of underwear for my sons bear Captain Roar. It is a Marine bear and his pants fall down all the time. So he needs some Undies!

  240. Sheila R says:
  241. Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    I would get my little one the Westie.

  242. I would get the Playful Velvet Pup for my son 🙂

  243. I would get the scruffy puppy!

  244. Barbara says:

    Thanks for the contest!

  245. Donna K says:

    I would get the black bear with a High School musical jacket.

  246. Donna K says:


  247. Donna K says:

    Put your summer button on my blog.

  248. My girls would love the Blue Cheerleader Hello Kitty.

  249. Suanne Giddings says:

    I would get the 16 in. Westie with Brahms Lullaby. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!


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