December 2014 Members Newsletter
Hi Bear Club Members,
Another hectic year has past and life at Nana’s Teddies is still frantically busy as our reputation continues to draw on average a hundred new members to our club each month, sometime this week we will pass the 31000 Milestone.
Getting time to put together our amazing newsletters is becoming an issue as our first priority is customer service and the phones and E-mail inquiries keep all 4 of us on the hop and the past couple of weeks has really kept Australia Post flat out, they have had to add a second van to our pickups each day.
Talking Australia Post, they have now started Saturday pick ups and deliveries as the pre Christmas rush kicks in so keep this in mind when deciding to order for Christmas, we are still able to get parcels to most parts of Australia and NZ but as each day passes things get a little less certain, but we will all be doing our very best to get your teddies home in time for Christmas.
I have tried for the past week to get this newsletter started and today I have just had to bite the bullet and push all other tasks to the background, it looks like being a very late night.
I sadly will have to keep it a bit briefer than normal to ensure all the important stuff gets in, particularly the exciting news that we are hosting the largest Charlie Bear Signing Event ever to be held in Australia, in fact it could well end up as the largest to date anywhere in the world.
Any way enough waffle, I know you want the news, events and bargains for the month so here we go..........
LOCAL & GLOBAL TEDDY NEWS
The good, the bad and the cuddly!
CHARLIE BEAR SIGNING EVENT 2015
After many months of secret planning we are now officially permitted to announce that February 28th 2015 Nana’s Teddies will host what is planned to be the biggest Charlie Bear Signing Event ever.
The event will be held over 5 hours to allow as many members as possible to meet with William & Charlie and have Charlie sign bears that they purchase on the day.
We are now taking RSVPs for the event and we would appreciate it if you could confirm your attendance as soon as you can, we expect hundreds will attend so we may have to sadly create a cutoff point as we can only safely host around 500 people in the day.
Please email your RSVP to us at email@example.com with the number of people attending with you.
We will also have two very special bears available that have been created as exclusive event bears beign released on the day, at this stage we cannot reveal much about them until the official announcement on the 9th January when we will release all details and pictures of the exclusive designs.
What I do know is that they have been code named
Bear A a 30cm plush design limited to only 400 pieces exclusive to us in Australia, Bear A will sell at a special event only price of $60
Bear C is a 33 cm plush bear limited to only 400 in Australia but this will be shared with the second store in Victoria, Teddy Bears on Main holding an event also, we will have only 200 of this bear available at the event price of $70
I have not even seen images of either special bear but have been assured by Charlie Bears that they are sensational and that our collectors will be thrilled.
You are able to pre-order either or both of these exclusive event bears and if you are attending the event Charlie will be happy to personally sign them for you.
In fact Charlie will sign any bears purchased at the event including the last copies of the limited edition First 5 Years book, Love Dreams and Bears.
Links to the special bears
Bear Code A Bear Code C Love Dreams & Bears Book
Our Signing Event will be the very first of only 15 in total around the world so we are extremely excited and feel quite privileged to be able to invite our members to this event.
Only 3 will be held in Australia and the other 12 will be in the UK, here is the tour announcement from Charlie HQ in the UK and the official Tour agenda for the entire year
CHRISTMAS TRADING HOURS
If you are traveling to Sydney this holidays remember we are only 1 hour away from the Sydney CBD so this would be the perfect time for a short detour for you to come and visit the bears in person, they promise they will all be on their best behaviors and will make your visit worthwhile.
Please, if you are a distant member who we normally deal with by email or phone then don’t be shy and introduce yourselves, we love being able to put faces to names and although our club has now passed 31000 members we still having that personal touch that makes every shopping experience at Nana’s Teddies a little more special.
We will be here right through Christmas with the following changes to our regular hours
CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS DAY
BOXING AND NEW YEARS DAYS ONLY
DECEMBER 27th to 31st
WE WILL OPEN AT 10AM AND CLOSE AT 4PM
From January 2nd we return to our normal hours of
9am to 5pm 7 days a week
CHARLIE BEARS UPDATE
BACK ORDERS NOW 97% COMPLETED
A huge collective sigh of relief washed over the team at the Australian Charlie Bear Cub House when the news came through from England that the last designs of the long awaited Bag Buddy Keyrings were on their way to Australia.
Kerri and the team would at last be able to stop saying to the dozens of stockists who asked every week “is there any news on the bag buddies yet” and we now have an answer for the hundreds of collectors who have been waiting now for 2 years to see this series completed.
The final designs to arrive will land in Australia late this month and the Cub House will get them out to all stockists as soon as possible in early to mid December so we can get them home for Christmas.
Arriving are Bag Buddy Chi Panda, Bag Buddy Mina Monkey and Bag Buddy Tiny Bear
Keeping them company in this shipment are the last parts of our huge initial orders, to make it easier for our poor overstocked warehouse to cope we had Charlie Bears break our orders down into several more manageable shipments.
These are the final deliveries of the following designs that will hopefully last us through the busy Christmas period.
Nimbus - India - Ivory - Korky Koala - Major - Barry - Lennon - Lexie - Bearhouse Bears Audley and at last the very popular Flint the Monkey are arriving.
CHARLIE BEARS TVSN EXCLUSIVES
Just arrived in this week are three designs that were until now only available on the TVSN Shopping Channel, we have limited quantities of these exclusive bears that once gone we cannot get any more.
Pictured left to right are: - click on their links below to order them
Chris Tingle #17896 $55.95 Tickle #17898 $44.95 Fluff #17897 $44.95
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 links to our catalogue
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
The following special offers and discounted deals are available only for the specified dates for each offer.
All special offers over ride normal members discounts during the promotional period stated.
As products are listed on our website catalogue at normal prices you must enter the relevant promo code in the box in our enquiry cart to get your extra discounts and special members only offers
Due to the popularity of the offers we made in our November newsletter we have decided to carry ALL November offers
over until the 20th December
OFFERS CARRIED OVER ARE
- Tatty Teddy Super Sale - 20% off
- Free Blue Nosed Friends Offer
- Special Tatty Teddy Bear to Win
- Tatty Teddy Music Player
- Charlie Bear Sale
- Free Bearhouse Bear Offer
- Cherished Teddy Sale 50% off
- Doll Sale 20% off
CLICK THIS LINK TO SEE THE NOVEMBER OFFERS AGAIN
These featured organic bears and animals have been among our most popular designs over the past few years but they are now sadly retired, however we are pleased to be able to offer the last of these great designs to our members at huge discounts until December 31st or whilst stocks last
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 to qualify for the special members prices
Click this link to see and order all currently available Members Super Specials
SO WHO LOVES A BARGAIN?
What a great deal with Christmas coming up
the entire Charlie Bear BABY ORGANICS range is
being offered whilst stocks last on a very special deal
BUY 1 GET 1 FREE
Simply buy any size in the range of 11 great designs and get a second design of the same size for FREE.
You can either have two of the same design or select a different design of the same size as your FREE one.
Charlie Bears Little Organics Baby Safe collection have been made entirely from 100% organically grown cotton, and 100% recycled stuffing, which is not only kind to our environment, but also kind to our little ones, and are allergy safe.
The names given to the range are all easily pronounced by young children.
The identifying Charlie Bear logo is on the bottom of each character.
The tag around the neck can be easily removed when given to a baby.
With their big ears and long tails, the range are easy for babies to hold onto.
All Charlie Baby Little Organics items are machine washable
Click here for the range of BABY ORGANICS on offer in our BUY 1 GET 1 FREE
Please enter code Charlie 2 for 1 in the promo code box
Please note: My 1st Charlie and Baby Boutique ranges are not part of this offer
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 happening on February 28th 2015?
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
Cheryl Wooley of Canning Vale W.A. who correctly answered that Harvey belongs to the Silver Tag Bear family.
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 31000 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.