Hi Bear Club Members,
What an incredibly exciting time to be a teddy collector, the range and variety of designs available today is better than any time I can remember and there are ranges available to suite every one no matter what their budget or space constraints.
Many people collect by a particular brand, others by style, color, size, or even by name and each “collection” is unique in it’s own very special way.
We have members in our club that only collect Green bears and Purple bears and even one that will only buy bears over 100cm in size.
Last month we had the added excitement of hosting the first 2015 Signing Event on the Charlie Bears World Tour, 2 other events were held in Australia and another 12 will be held across the UK during the year.
This was a fantastic opportunity for us and a lot of our members to catch up with Charlie & William or maybe even meet them for the first time, have their bears signed and even pose for a happy snap.
It was also great to see so many of our country and interstate members attend the event, it was like a “family reunion” and we really enjoyed chatting with them about their collections and hearing the feedback they were passing on to Will & Charlie.
It was interesting also to learn first hand about the exciting path Charlie Bears are planning for the future and a although many things discussed are top secret until official release dates I can say that the new ranges being released later this year and next year will certainly blow your socks off.
I marvel at the genius and creativity of the Charlie Bear design team and the way they have of creating new and sensational bears for each release, what we have been privileged to see from the new seasons has us really excited and we are sure our collectors will be too.
Our picture shows the Charlie Bears and Nana’s Teddies teams that put this event together
Charlie Morris - Jan Robertson - William Morris - Shae (our assistant) Dave Robertson
Kaleb Robertson -Troy Robertson - Paul (CB general manager) - Rob Morris
WINNERS ARE GRINNERS
It’s always nice when we are able to have prizes for our members and even nicer when our specially select prize bears go to new homes where we know they will be loved, you can see by the happy looks on these winners that they will certainly love their new bears that they won at the Signing Event.
LIMITED EDITION THANK YOU BEAR
This special bear was created by Charlie as a special fundraising bear to be auctioned off at all the signing events this year, she wanted something really special so had this very limited Mohair Isabelle edition of only 20 bears made as a thank you to all the care and help she received during her battle with cancer
Hence the name of “Thank You Bear”
This bear is not for sale, the only way to get one is attend a signing event and buy a raffle ticket at $10, each event will have just 1 of the 20 bears available, all proceeds are going to Charlie’s nominated cancer research charity
AND THE WINNER IS...............
Karen Pulis of Sydney.
This lucky lady, Karen, knows a lot about cancer.
She is a NUM (nursing unit manager) for a Cancer Surgical Ward in a Sydney hospital. She has also battled cancer herself.
Charlie & William Morris were very excited to know that
"Thank You" was going to such a wonderful new home.
Congratulations, Karen. From all at Nana's, enjoy your lovely new addition to your hug.
SPECIAL BUYERS PRIZE DRAW
We offered a special prize at the signing event for all members who purchased any Charlie Bears, for each bear purchased they received an additional entry in the draw
We chose Woodford as he is one of my favourite bears and I wanted one of our members to enjoy all the hugs I get from my Woodford, he really does give great hugs as any one who has one will confirm.
Woodford is a big cuddly 60cm Charlie plush bear valued at $159
The Charlie Bear Signing Event lucky door prize bear, Woodford went to his new home last week.
The lucky winner was Vicki Harper & she was so excited to be able to add him to her hug.
But I don't know who was happier Vicki or Woodford, who really seemed like he was enjoying his cuddle with his new Mum.
Enjoy your new home Woodford, with the big grin on Vicki’s face I know that Vicki & her family will really look after you.
A BIT OF TEDDY FUN FOR YOU ALL
Jan was rearranging the displays today & ended up with lots of helpers.
So many in fact that I had to stop what I was doing and take a photo.
Too many mischievous bears willing to pose in the pram.
You tell us the correct names of all her eleven helpers in & on the pram.
We will give any of our members who identify all 11 bears correctly 20% off their next purchase.
If you don't recognise all of them, then follow the link below to our catalogue & look for them there.
All answers have to be in by Monday 30th March.
For those who wish to enter please E-mail your answers to email@example.com
LOCAL & GLOBAL TEDDY NEWS
The good, the bad and the cuddly!
NEW STEIFF COSY BEAR
Each year Steiff produce this annual bear called Cosy which is dated for the year of release.
This beautifully soft and cuddly bear is very popular as a commemorative bear for almost any special event or happening during 2015, in particular people love this bear to give to a new arrival as a keepsake of their birth.
Being fully machine washable and made from all allergy free materials it is a perfect bear to give to a newborn.
Steiff collectors also love this bear and look forward each year to be able to add the current edition to their hugs.
At only $89.95 he is great value for a Steiff Bear.
We also have a very limited quantity of the Cosy 2013 edition and the equally popular “My First Steiff” teddy.
Click here to order Cosy 2015
NEW SERIES OF SILVER TAG BEARS NOW AVAILABLE
Click here to see all the Silver Tag Bears
CHARLIE BEARS UPDATE
NEW 2015 DESIGNS HAVE STARTED ARRIVING
With almost all the back orders now filled Charlie Bears are really getting organised with several deliveries of the new 2015 plush bears 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.
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 are
Befuddle - Chase - Colin - Dakota - Dixie
Fawsley - Giselle - Goober - Ian - Lovely
Mabel - Mumbles - Olive - Niall - Scooby
ISABELLE MOHAIR DESIGNS
No new arrivals in the mohair designs this month as almost all outstanding designs from this collection have now arrived and the new 2015 are on their way
We were also lucky enough to be able to secure from the UK a few of the mohair designs from last season that we had run out of.
We do have very limited quantities of the following designs still available if you are quick
Chamberlain - Colleridge - Jack Dusty
Jelly Bean - Jonah - Mandarin - Mr Toots Ragamuffin - Rebus - Solitaire - Sherlock
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
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
Huge Savings off
Every Tatty Teddy
design in stock
That means all Tatty Teddy Bears
Figurines and Blue Nosed Friends
There are special bears for almost any occasion you can think of like Birthdays Weddings - Anniversaries - Births
Graduation - Mothers Day - Get Well
or just a special “I Love You” message
Sale Ends 30th April 2015
Tatty Teddy Bear
Blue Nosed Friend
Blue Nosed Friend
Valued at $16.95
with every purchase
Your Free Blue Nosed Friend gift will be
selected randomly from the range available
Click these Direct Links to our Tatty Teddy Catalogues
Tatty Teddy Catalogue
Blue Nosed Friends Catalogue
Tatty Figurines Catalogue
Please use code Tatty20 to get your 20% Discount and Free Gift
Music Player Tatty Teddy is such a musical bear.
Just place your I-Pod, I-Pad, tablet or any MP3 Player in his special pouch, attach the universal plug, and listen to him play all your favourite songs for you!
Excellent quality speakers within Tatty Teddy's feet ensure the best possible sound.
You can even adjust the volume by squeezing his left and right paws!
What a unique and fun Gift
Sale Price $50
Only whilst stocks last - please use code PLAYER to get this RED HOT SPECIAL
ALL CHERISHED TEDDIES
Going - Going - Almost Gone
Still on clearance sale at 50% off
We still have over 100 designs available - on sale at half price until all gone
Please use promo code CT SALE
Click here for Catalogue
Massive Doll Sale
DOLL SALE VALID UNTIL APRIL 30TH
All our fantastic doll ranges are on sale this month - Porcelain & Vinyl - All Brands on offer
Stocks are low on some designs so get in quick
for the best selection
Every doll in stock
You must quote promo code DOLL SALE
Click here to see our Porcelain & Vinyl Dolls Catalogue
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,
Which new 2015 plush range arrival is pictured in this newsletter?
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
Sue Neville of Baulkham Hills NSW who correctly answered, How many Charlie Bears do we currently have in stock for immediate adoption as over 4000.
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.