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Some of our exclusive limited edition Artist Teddy Bear designs

Nana Bear
asks you to
“Hug your Teddies daily”

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Teddybear

August 2017
Members
Newsletter

 

14thHi Bear Club Members,

Can you believe it is now 14 years since we opened the doors to our “new” Teddy Bear Showroom, well it snuck up on us too and we were so busy with our huge end of Financial Year sale that we all forgot that July 26th, 14 years ago was the official opening day of our huge specialty teddy bear showroom.

The old saying “TIME FLIES WHEN YOU ARE HAVING FUN”
certainly rings true as it hardly seems that so much time has rushed past since then, no wonder I am feeling OLD!

We have been so busy “growing the business” that’s the official term for having fun selling teddy bears that time really has flown, we have now helped over 33,000 members adopt over half a million bears and animals, we’ve made a lot of new friends, made a lot of memories and had a wonderful time doing it too.
Not bad for what started out as a semi retirement business when we retired from the hectic life of running our huge Sleep Doctor bedding and furniture business in Penrith.

 

hugsIn this tough economic environment where statistics show that 80%
 of new businesses fail in their first year and that only 1 out of 10 survive the first 5 years it is encouraging to see that a business built on passion and good old fashioned values can survive, or in our case really flourish, but it takes a lot to achieve this and it is not something that we could do on our own.

We value our members as more than just customers, you have become our very extended Teddy Bear Family and we recognise that it takes both of us to keep the business growing.

We need you to keep giving us your Friendship, Loyalty and Money (very important ingredient) and in return we give you friendship, outstanding service and value for money plus enough bear hugs to keep you feeling warm and fuzzy for life.

Okay, I know some of you are wondering “what’s this guy on, with all these hugs and stuff” and you see yourself as just a customer who bought a bear as a gift, well sorry it was you who fell through our looking glass into our teddy bear realm where we refuse to be just ordinary, boring and the same as every one else.

So if you are feeling overwhelmed by all the hugs then use your scroll wheel to skip all the fuzzy stuff and get right into the specials and discounts, after all if we can send enough bears your way you too will find that this bear collecting thing really grows on you and you too will eventually feel the fuzziness.

We are pretty pleased with our 1st fourteen years so we have decided
to treat our members to some extra discounts all this month

14% off storewide on all items in stock
Use code Happy14 in the promotional code box when submitting your enquiry

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circle_news_md_whtcircle_news_md_whtLOCAL & GLOBAL TEDDY NEWS
The good, the bad and the cuddly!

BYE BYE BEARINGTON
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For as long as I can remember we have always had Bearington Bears but sadly as they say all good things must come to an end.

Sadly the Australian distributor for Bearington Bears has decided to retire so the Bearington ranges will no longer be available in Australia.

These bears all beautifully dressed to match each season with many quirky designs along the way have been a source of much pleasure for many of our collectors who waited patiently for each new season to be released.

Up until last year we could count on Bearington to deliver a great new collection every 3 months but suddenly the company changed direction s or philosophies and they stopped being so regular with only a smattering of new designs available.

I am distressed to see yet another great traditional bear making company disappearing from our market and in many cases from our industry, as the demand for traditional toys like dolls and bears is slowly being pushed aside by online gaming and electronic toys we are in danger of losing this industry altogether.

It is a sad reflection on society that children no longer are encouraged to go on great imaginary adventures with their best teddy bear friends and use their imaginations to experience all types of fantastic wonders, after all it is all too easy to slap on a headset and disappear into a virtual game instead of having to think ourselves.

Why not treat your self to a few Bearington treasures before they are all gone, all this month you can have 14% off
Click here to see all remaining Bearington designs

14% off storewide on all items in stock
Use code Happy14 in the promotional code box when submitting your enquiry

HERMANN HONEY BEAR

Project2Very Limited Edition of 25

That is correct, only 25 have been made for worldwide distribution and the edition has already sold out.
We were quick to respond to the release but were only able to secure 3 to offer to our members in Australia.

We are pleased to offer this very collectable extremely
limited edition bear from Hermann and due to the very low numbers he will sell out in a flash and become a sought after collectable on the open market ensuring his future value as an investment.

Made of high quality mohair with traditional excelsior filling this 33cm little honey bear also has a German made growler voice box, his bright flowers are set with genuine Swarovski Crystals. He is fully jointed and comes with his Hermann certificate of authenticity.
    
3 only available $359

Click here to order My Little Honey Bear

 

14% off storewide on all items in stock
Use code Happy14 in the promotional code box when submitting your enquiry

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SINGING BEAR

This special animatronics bear from Gund sings Happy Birthday to You whilst doing a bit of "chair dancing"
Press the button in his foot and off he goes, when he is finished singing he then blows out the candle on the Birthday cake
The sturdy mechanism from Gund has proved very reliable over the years, he even has replaceable batteries included. And the price for a quality piece like this is excellent, at only $79.95 he makes a great Birthday Gift for anyone If you would like to order one please follow this link to our online catalogue

 

 

LynxCHARLIE BEARS UPDATE

LOTS OF 2017 ARRIVALS
With almost all the 2016 back orders now filled Charlie Bears are really getting organised with regular deliveries of the new 2017 plush bears and animals like the impressive Lazarus Lynx
Some plush designs we only received an initial burst of a small number of our orders with the balance to follow.
Hopefully this “new” system will alleviate or even better eliminate the really long and frustrating delays we have sadly become used to with Charlie Bears.

The plush bears that have arrived recently are

Alison - Andy - Annabelle - Anne
Berwick - Brenda - Chica - Glade
Fenella & Faith - Griswald - Jago
Layla - Lazarus - Margo - Nellie
Nikkita - Nina - Peeps - Stretch
Tatum - Tegan - Trudy - Twig

Some designs were only part deliveries so we needed to allocate members pre-orders on a first placed first delivered basis, if we have not contacted you to say yours has arrived then it is still coming and we will be in touch when it does arrive

BEARHOUSE DESIGNS

A few more of the ever improving Bearhouse animals have arrived, I am quite impressed with the detail and quality in
tarongathis affordable budget range from Charlie, they keep getting
better each year.

New Bearhouse designs just arrived are

Kenya Giraffe
Paignton Red Panda
Taronga Koala

ISABELLE MOHAIR DESIGNS

New 2017 arrivals in the mohair designs this month have arrived but sadly after filling pre-orders we have none to go on the shelves, this is a result of the huge popularity of the mohair designs that almost all our allocations for this years designs have been pre-ordered well in advance of their arrivals.

We wish we could have a bigger allocation as we could have sold 3 times what we are getting but as global demand increases there are less bears for each country to go around making the pre-order system even more important to members if they do not wish to miss out.

masterNew Isabelle Mohair arrivals are

Chillstar - Dempsey
En Garde - Forbes
Masterpeice 2017

Again only part of our allocation has arrived with more on the way, all stock of these 5 designs were sold out on pre-orders

 

If you have pre-orders not appearing on this list 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

 

Charlie Bear Logo
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


 

14% off storewide on all items in stock
Use code Happy14 in the promotional code box when submitting your enquiry

THIS MONTHS SUPER SPECIAL

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14% off storewide on all items in stock
Use code Happy14 in the promotional code box when submitting your enquiry

Offer ends 31st August 2017

 

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All
Porcelain & Vinyl
Collectable Dolls

We are quitting our entire stocks of dolls to make room for lots more teddy bears, prices shown on the website are our regular prices, use the promo code to get your special members prices

40% off
All
Doll designs shown on our website catalogue

Follow this link to order
Quote code BDS40

 

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 is the name of our newly arrived Red Panda?
You can find the answer in this newsletter.
E-mail your answer now and don’t forget your membership number.

Happy_SmilieCongratulations to last months winner

$100 Members Super Draw
Dale Edney of Carrington WA who correctly identified how many different discount offers we had last newsletter

 

Regards and beary best wishes

Dave.

 

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.

MEMBERS DISCOUNTS.

bb10068 -  Muppets AnimalFor 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.

bottlemail_md_whtCHANGED 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.

 

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