Hi Bear Club Members,
Welcome to our first members newsletter for 2015
Wow, I can’t believe it is half way through February already, this year has taken off at such a hectic pace that the weeks are just blurring into each other.
After a really busy Christmas and a huge response from our members claiming their Christmas Gift Certificates during January and February we have been kept quite busy with lots of bears being sent out to new homes.
We have also been rearranging parts of the showroom in preparation for the huge Charlie Bear Signing Event we are hosting on February 28th, this will be the major event of the year for both us and Charlie Bears and we look forward to catching up with William & Charlie as well as seeing many of our interstate and even a couple of international members who are coming to the event. (full details later in this news)
Most of this newsletter will be about Charlie Bears and the Signing event as this is our major focus for February but I am sure we won’t get too many complaints about that as who does not love Charlie Bears?
LOCAL & GLOBAL TEDDY NEWS
The good, the bad and the cuddly!
Your Christmas Gift, A Guaranteed 30% off Discount Certificate expires tomorrow on Valentines Day 14th February, members who had been loyal during 2014 were issued their certificate on Christmas Eve in a special news blast so if you did not see yours check your spam filters and E-mail trash box, after all an offer this good should not be wasted.
Please remember that you can add as many bears and animals as you like to the one order and get the 30% off the entire order but you only get this once and it must be paid for and completed by close of business Saturday 14th.
If you are a member who joined prior to December 22nd 2014 and you have misplaced your emailed Certificate please submit your request through the enquiry cart as per normal, use the promo code XX2014 and we will sort it out for you at this end.
If you joined us after Christmas 2014 then you would not have received this gift, you will need to wait until this Christmas to see what Santa brings you.
CHARLIE BEAR SIGNING EVENT 2015
Join us for the 1st signing event on the 2015 World Tour,
We aim to make this the biggest signing event to date and have lots of great things planned for the day, of course William & Charlie will be attending to launch this first leg of their whirlwind Australian section of the 2015 World signing Tour.
We will have two very special event bears at amazing prices
You will be able to see the largest displays of Charlie Bears any where in the world, we have over 4000 Charlie bears in stock for immediate adoption, this is represented by 373 different designs in Mohair, plush, Bearhouse and Baby designs, in fact we can assure you we have a Charlie Bear or two or three for every one, you just have to decide which ones you love the most.
We already have some of the new 2015 collection in store and available now.
We will also have a special prize draw for all attending and of course you get to meet William & Charlie and have your bears purchased on the day signed by Charlie.
RSVP now to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place at this exciting event
CHARLIE BEAR SIGNING EVENT 2015
It is now only a couple of weeks until Nana’s Teddies will host what is planned to be the biggest Charlie Bear Signing Event ever on February 28th 2015.
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 cut off 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 being released on the day
Mia is a 30cm plush design limited to only 400 pieces exclusive to us in Australia, Mia will sell at a special event only price of $60
Isabelle is a 33 cm plush bear also 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
We have a very limited number of these bears reserved for members who sadly can’t make it to the event that your 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.
Here are direct links to the special bears
Click here to pre-order MIA
Click here to pre-order Isabelle
Click here to pre-order Love Dreams & Bears Book
Our Signing Event will be the very first 2015 events 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 later in the year, here is the tour announcement from Charlie HQ in the UK and the official Tour agenda for the entire year
No event bears can be released prior to the event, members attending will collect their bears on Feb 28th
Mail pre-orders will be dispatched on March 2nd
BELOW IS THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH NOTIFICATION AND BELOW THAT THE TOUR CALENDER FOR 2015
CHARLIE BEARS UPDATE
NEW 2015 RELEASE SELLING FAST
Since being released last month the response to pre-ordering the new designs has been frantic with several of the Isabelle mohair designs already sold out.
Our allocations this year are not as high as previous years as Charlie Bears have almost doubled their stockists globally and there is only the same number of bears available across the world.
So if you are considering adding some new Charlie bears to your hug this year I would advise getting your pre-orders in early, my belief is by the time these fantastic bears actually arrive in store we won’t have any still available for sale.
The new plush designs are also meeting great attention and we look forward to getting them into stock, already we have had a few designs arrive so Charlie Bears have certainly stepped up their production to be able to deliver designs only a month after release.
This year being their 10th anniversary they are really out to prove they are indeed one of the very best bear makers in the world
These are certainly new arrivals as some of them were only announce last month.
We received the last of our shipments of Ivory and also the long awaited Graeme as well as the following new 2015 designs
Olive - Tallulah
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 personally advise you as soon as we get any information on your bears arrival.
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
VALENTINES DAY IDEAS!
Do you need some inspiration for a special gift for a special person?
We have hundreds of special bears that will pass on your love, not just on Valentines Day but all through the year, every time your gift is hugged it will be you they are thinking of.
Me To You have a fantastic range of teddies that are perfect suggestions as many of them have special messages on them and often big love hearts or banners, there are designs for “My Valentine, Special Friend, Best Boyfriend Ever or hundreds of other sayings that might be perfect for your gift on this special day.
One of the newest designs to have just arrived is pictured here and his message is “ Most Gorgeous Girlfriend”, this is a really cute bear that should earn you some serious brownie points this Valentines Day.
To see all our Tatty Teddy designs click here
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,
How many Charlie Bears do we currently have in stock for immediate adoption?
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
Jenny Rudge of Bathurst NSW who correctly answered that the Charlie Bears Signing Event is being held at Nana’s Teddies & toys on February 28th
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 29000 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.