Hi Bear Club Members,
I again find myself apologising for running late with our monthly newsletter as April is fast drawing to a close.
Time has moved into fast forward for me with the added pressure of completing the build on our new home and the most exhaustive move we have ever made.
Living in the one place for 20 years and being avid collectors allows us the luxury of accumulating an awful lot of “stuff”, the realisation of just how much you can collect in 20 years becomes frightfully apparent when the movers come to transfer it to the new house, two weeks later we are still searching through boxes looking for the day to day essentials.
I have been out of the office for the bigger part of the month attending to all those last minute details with tradies and getting the services connected that running the office has taken a bit of a back seat and important jobs like getting the newsletter written have been getting postponed.
So, here we are, end of April and typing furiously to bring you the latest updates and a few tasty specials to keep you happily collecting ready for your next big moving adventure!
LOCAL & GLOBAL TEDDY NEWS
The good, the bad and the cuddly!
NEW BRAND COMING SOON
We are pleased to announce that late next month we will be showcasing another of Germanys great bear making brands
Nana’s Teddies are joining forces with Clemens Spieltiere GmbH of Germany to bring our members another great range of hand made traditional German mohair and plush teddies and animals to collect.
In next months newsletter I will have all the details of this famous company, their history over the past 68 years and most importantly we will be introducing their bears.
We will also be holding a special event for members to meet the new bears in the fur at a Gala Australian Launch of our new relationship with Clemens of Germany
CHARLIE BEARS UPDATE
NEW 2016 DESIGNS HAVE STARTED ARRIVING
With almost all the back orders from 2015 and earlier now filled Charlie Bears are really getting organised in a big way with several deliveries of the new 2016 plush bears and a few of the mohair designs already in the stores.
Some plush designs we only received an initial burst of a small number of our orders with the balance to follow.
We are pleased to see the really long delays seen in the past seem to be coming to and end, I hope Charlie Bears can keep the new designs flowing at a nice steady rate and you will soon have your new adoptions home to enjoy.
The plush bears that have arrived recently are
Agnes - Carlo - Charlie 2016
Dick - Doc - Emil - Loki - Martin
Mr Meekings - Mud Magnet - Trix
Stuie - Susan - Cheeky Chops
Plus many more on the way
ISABELLE MOHAIR DESIGNS
New arrivals in the mohair designs have also started arriving this month with small quantities of some designs allowing us to fill some of the first pre-orders, more will follow in the next few months
We have received very limited quantities of the following designs with some pieces still available of most designs if you are quick
Dusty Paws - Forget Me Not
Heritage - Pernickety - Seeker
Soulmate - Zumba
Plus many more on the way
If you have pre-orders not appearing on these lists please do not harass us about when they are coming as we do not know, we will advise you as soon as we get any information.
If you wish to look at any of the now hundreds of amazing designs currently available you can see them all in the following Charlie Bear categories...
We now have 6 Charlie Bear Categories
Click these direct links to our catalogue categories
BEARS - Charlie Bears - Baby Collection
BEARS - Charlie Bears - Bearhouse Range
BEARS - Charlie Bears - Mohair - in stock now
BEARS - Charlie Bears - Plush - in stock now
BEARS - Charlie Bears Mohair - Pre-orders
BEARS - Charlie Bears Plush - Pre-orders
These featured bears have been selected to be cleared at discounted prices to make way on our shelves for the many thousands of new arrivals due to land in the next few months.
Many are now retired and hard to find so this makes them an extra special bargain for collectors but as much as we take pride in having an extensive selection of the older designs still available sadly the walls will only bend so much and we are out of space for new arrivals.
BIG SPECIALS ON
ALL DEANS BEARS DESIGNS
ALL SETTLER BEARS DESIGNS
SELECTED CHARLIE BEAR DESIGNS
These bears and many more specials are in a special section of our catalogue please use the inquiry cart as normal to order them and don’t forget to put in your members number and relevant PROMO CODE to qualify for the special members prices
Click this link to see and order all currently available Members Super Specials
Deans of England have decided to wind down their production and no longer supply the retail industry concentrating on their in house collectors club so with great sadness we are clearing the last of our Deans Bears at very generous discounted prices
Click here for Deans Bears Catalogue
use promo code deans20
Settler Bears have a new 2016 collection on the way so to make space for the new designs we are clearing the shelves of all older seasons so now is the time to jump in and finish your collections before the existing designs disappear forever
Click here for Settler Bears Catalogue
use promo code settler20
With the new 2016 designs arriving we desperately need more space to fit them all in so we have decided to offer all collections prior to the 2014 releases at 20% off their normal prices.
this applies to ALL plush and Mohair designs released in 2014 or earlier that are currently in stock
Follow these links to the Charlie Bear Catalogues
Charlie Bears - Baby Collection
Charlie Bears - Bearhouse Range
Charlie Bears - Mohair - in stock now
Charlie Bears - Plush - in stock now
use promo code Charlie20
Will you be this month’s $100 Gift Certificate Winner?
You have to be in it to win it!!!!
Enter this months draw for a $100 gift voucher now by answering this simple question,
What 3 brands are we offering 20% off this month
You can find the answer in this newsletter.
E-mail your answer now and don’t forget your membership number.
Congratulations to last months winner
$100 Members Super Draw
Peter Klingner of Salsbury East S.A. who correctly answered that Princess Isabella was on sale for $299
Regards and beary best wishes
FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR NEWER MEMBERS THAT HAVE JOINED
US RECENTLY I WILL CONTINUE TO REPEAT EACH MONTH THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON MEMBERS DISCOUNTS AND BENEFITS
TEDDIES ON PARADE EVENTS
- Events are held through out the year as special promotions or important happenings occur, we will always give you advance notice of these special events.
- Teddies on Parade night events start at 7pm sharp and generally run till around 9pm but this depends on how much fun our members are having.
- It is essential to RSVP so that we can organise catering and gifts.
- Our TEDDIES on PARADE nights are young children free events so that you and other members can relax and enjoy the bears and the company.
- Well behaved teenagers are most welcome to attend.
So when we advertise an event why not mark your diary, RSVP and come along and have a relaxing fun night out with a great bunch of people that share your passion for collecting Teddies.
For the benefit of members old and new I would like to clarify the importance of making it known to us when you are ordering that you are in fact a member, if you cant find your number we can look it up on our computer system for you.
As we have now over 32000 customers on our lists it is hard for us to keep track of every ones status so we ask your help in providing your membership number with all inquires and orders, this way we can ensure you get the discounts or specials you are entitled to as a member of our club.
YOUR MEMBERSHIP NUMBER IS DISPLAYED AT THE TOP OF EVERY NEWSLETTER
just above your name.
- Your membership entitles you to a minimum of 5% off all regularly priced products that are not already reduced.
- All prices in our on-line catalogue are our normal retail prices and members discounts will be deducted from these retail prices.
- Discounts are not available for lay-bys as we incur additional costs in providing lay-by services.
- Members discount also applies to Pre-orders placed with payment in full at the time of placing your orders.
- Discounts do not apply to postage costs.
- Special offers are made to members from time to time at up to 80% off retail, further discounts do not apply to these offers.
- We always strive to offer our members the best possible value on all our teddy bears and other products, as such we are always happy to match or better any genuine advertised competitors prices. As it is impossible for us to monitor all available offers please bring it to our attention and we will see what we can do.
CHANGED E-MAIL ADDRESSES
Many members are changing their e-mail providers or going to broadband which changes their e-mail addresses.
It is imperative that you advise us of any change in your E-mail address if you wish to continue to receive your newsletters.
We would hate to lose contact with you.
I hope you enjoy this months news and all the additions to our on-line catalogue ranges, please check back frequently for new additions that will be uploaded as they arrive.
Regards and bear hugs from all of us,
Dave, Jan, Troy & the Bears.