Build-A-Bear has up to 50% off toys including Disney's Frozen Olaf

BUILD-A-BEAR has launched a huge online-only clearance sale with up to 50% off toys.

The discounts include characters from Frozen, The Lion King and Trolls to name a few.

You can't buy Build-A-Bear toys elsewhere, so these are the best prices you'll find for its branded products.

However, it's still important to shop around as you may find cheaper toys that look like Build-A-Bear elsewhere.

Parents will also want to note that the bears don't include accessories, so you'll pay extra for outfits – although you can get up to 60% off some clothing as part of the sale too.

The sale is online now and available until 11:59pm this Thursday, October 15.

How to compare prices to get the best deal

JUST because something is on offer, or is part of a sale, it doesn’t mean it’s always a good deal.

There are plenty of comparison websites out there that'll check prices for you – so don't be left paying more than you have to.

Most of them work by comparing the prices across hundreds of retailers.

Here are some that we recommend:

  • Google Shopping is a tool that lets users search for and compare prices for products across the web. Simply type in keywords, or a product number, to bring up search results.
  • Price Spy logs the history of how much something costs from over 3,000 different retailers, including Argos, Amazon, eBay and the supermarkets. Once you select an individual product you can quickly compare which stores have the best price and which have it in stock.
  • Idealo is another website that lets you compare prices between retailers. All shoppers need to do is search for the item they need and the website will rank them from the cheapest to the most expensive one.
  • CamelCamelCamel only works on goods being sold on Amazon. To use it, type in the URL of the product you want to check the price of.

As it's online-only, you won’t get these discounts in Build-A-Bear shops. It also means you’ll have to factor in delivery costs to your order.

Standard delivery starts at £3.99, going up to £5.99 for next day delivery or £7.99 for weekend shipping.

Build-A-Bear has 52 stores across the UK plus five more in Ireland.

Here are our top picks from the Build-A-Bear sale:

Disney Frozen 2 Olaf

  • Was: £21.50. Now: £12.90. Save: £8.60 (40%) – buy now

Is there a more suitable Disney character for the winter months than Frozen's Olaf?

If you look carefully, you'll see his fur has a snowflake pattern on it.

Olaf is 41cm tall, but you can get a cheaper and bigger toy, measuring 50cm, from online retailer Zoom.co.uk for £9.99 plus £2.95 postage.

Disney The Lion King Nala

  • Was: £24. Now: £12. Save: £12 (50%) – buy now

Nala is described by Build-A-Bear as having "super soft fur" so she'll be perfect for cuddling.

Her paw is also decorated with The Lion King logo.

Nala measures 33cm. However, we found a 30cm similar soft toy being sold on Amazon for £5.99 plus £4.49 delivery, or free delivery for Prime members.

DreamWorks Trolls Poppy

  • Was: £21.50. Now: £16.12. Save: £5.38 (25%) – buy now

This Poppy soft toy has an upbeat face, pink body and her signature rainbow troll hair. 

The price only includes the plush Poppy, which measures 38cm, with a dress for her starting from £7.

You can save money by buying a slightly smaller 30cm Poppy doll from Amazon for £9.99 with free delivery.

My Little Pony Fluttershy

  • Was: £21.50. Now: £15.05. Save: £6.45 (30%) – buy now

Fluttershy from My Little Pony features yellow fur and long pink hair for her mane and tail.

Near her tail, you'll see pink butterflies embroidered.

Fluttershy measures 36cm tall, but you can buy a doll measuring 42cm tall for £11.99 on eBay with free postage.

Slow cute sloth

  • Was: £21.50. Now: £12.90. Save: £8.60 (40%) – buy now

This super cute slot has sparkly pink fur and velcro pads on its paws so it can attach its arms and legs.

It measures 41cm in length in total.

If you want to save cash, eBay has two similar sloth toys – in pink and blue – that are 36cm tall and cost £6.49 plus £2.64 delivery.

Harley Quinn bear

  • Was: £27. Now: £18.90. Save: £8.10 (30%) – buy now

This mischievous-looking bear friend has Harley Quinn's signature outfit built into her fur and her famous mallet on her left paw.

Her left foot also features a picture of Harley Quinn. In total, the plush measures 41cm.

For a cheaper alternative, online retailer Maqio Toys has a 30cm Harley Quinn soft doll for £7.99 plus £2.99 delivery.

For more toy offers, Morrisons has launched 50% off brands including Lego, Avengers and Hot Wheels.

The Disney Store kicked off its own sale with prices slashed by up to 70%.

We've round up some of the best Amazon Prime Day 2020 deals, including a Fire HD 10 tablet and a Simba mattress.

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