American Girl Today Show Special 61% Discount for Christmas

If you are watching the Today show this morning and the Jill’s Steals & Deal segment, you will have heard about the special bundle offer that is running! It is today, from 8:15 until supplies run out. Simply put the code that you get off the broadcast into the checkout and you’ll get a great 61% discount!

What dolls are included?

 

Click here for the actual sales page on American Girl. Remember – watch the show to get the special discount code!

Pssssttt… The code is JILLOFFER

Be sure to let us know how you did! Do you enjoy special sales like this?

American Girl to release a Bald Doll for Children with Cancer

American Girl has recently announced that they will begin producing a bald doll to be supportive of child cancer patients who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy.

One girl, Kayla Brooks, of Tennessee, has worked tirelessly to get Barbie, American Girl, Disney and others to produce the bald dolls. See the story of Kayla and her efforts in this story by Lori Mitchell from WKRN tv below.

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You can special order the American Girl doll by calling 1-800-628-5145, or if you prefer you can send one of your collection back to the factory to have a bald head put on your doll. There are five different skin tones available for $44. You can do this by sending your doll off to American Girl’s “Doll Hospital“.

You can find additional information in the story by Deborah Kotz of the Boston Globe.

Little Girls strut their American Girl Stuff

The Junior League of Philadelphia hosted an American Girl Fashion Show. Approximately 150 girls were modeling their outfits and their dolls on the catwalk.

“We’re really excited about it—American Girl is great company to work with,” Morgan said. “They do a lot of community service … and they’re all about empowering girls and teaching girls about history and community service … and we thought they were a natural fit for us given our lengthy involvement in community service in the Philadelphia area.”

The evening was filled with catwalks, silver, and fine china. What a combination! See the complete story and photos in Amanda Mahnke’s story in the Tredyffrin-Easttown Patch.

If you or your little girl are interested in competing in next year’s fashion show, it’s good to know that the article says contestants were selected first-come-first-serve based on how much they looked like their selected American Girl doll! So, that may be a key to getting you into next year’s show. Wouldn’t that be cool?

American Girl Ronald McDonald Fundraiser

Local girls in Camden, NJ will be hosting a fashion show to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. This is the show’s 15th year so it is quite a stir right now.

“The American Girl Doll Fashion Show will showcase more than one hundred local models, ages 5-12, walking the runway in historical clothing that resembles the styles of popular American Girl characters including Kaya, Josefina, Addy, Rebecca and others. Older girls will be modeling contemporary looks to “Dress Like Your Doll” and the darling Bitty Baby fashions for younger guests will complete the program.”

Tickets are only $35 so stop by and cheer for your favorite model or your favorite American Girl’s doll!

Read more on NJ.com in this story by Jessica Beym.

Odds & Ends from the Doll Box! Feb 25th Edition

Yet more doll related goodness from around the web!

 

Addy the American Girl Doll Day is Saturday

For Addy’s American Girl fans near Elkhart County Historical Museum, this Saturday will be THE DAY to go to the museum! The museum is holding its’ Annual American Girl Doll Day.

Program attendees will do fun crafts and activities centered on Addy’s life while also learning a bit about the Civil War and slavery.

Spoiler alert … spool puppets are on the agenda. This is a great way to get parental “brownie points” for those with American Girl dolls.

Read the story in the South Bend Tribune and see the details on pre-registering for this event at the museum here.

American Girl store to open in Miami

A new American Girl store, complete with a bistro and hair salon, will be opening as Florida’s first American Girl store in The Falls open-air shopping center in Miami.

“It’s slated to open this fall on the east side next to Bloomingdale’s.”

Be aware that this area will be flooded by little girls and their dolls as well as dazed parents trying to clutch on to their pockets and wallets. Although you can get serious parental brownie points by taking your pint-sized girl to the store for an afternoon of head reeling shopping that your girl will love you for. Because this store will truly be 16,000 square feet of doll heaven!

You can read American Girl’s announcement here and be sure to visit their facebook page to tell them how excited you are.

Odds & Ends from the Doll Box! Feb 11th Edition

All sorts of goodies going on this week!

  • American Girl Vacation available through April 30, 2012 – Visit the only Amercian Girl Doll Store in Seattle, stay at the Grand Hyatt, have a turn down service of milk and cookies, and all for $204 with a bonus $25 gift card for the American Girl store. Yes, the $25 might help purchase one of the outfits your girl has been oogling over but this is a one-time opportunity! Visit the Space Needle, the Seattle Aquarium, and send Dad’s head reeling when he walks into the American Girl store hand in hand with a squealing little girl.
  • Donnor Center mobbed by little girls and their dolls – American Girl Doll Day was a success! The Donnor Center in IN was infiltrated by little girls and their American Girl dolls. They made crafts, “played games and competed for prizes at a Sunday event dedicated to their favorite toy.”
  • Do you have YOUR Justin Beaver Doll yet?
    This is the time to get the Justin Beaver dancing stuffed beaver! Perfect for Valentines Day, this little beaver sings Justin Bieber’s Baby. “After all, could anything else say I love you better than a dancing beaver dressed to look like Justin Bieber?” asks Helena Stone.
  • Monster High has a new movie and doll line – Monster High is releasing a new DVD and a corresponding doll line. The movie is Monster High: Ghouls Rule! and is about the high school students taking back Halloween. “The doll line will feature characters Clawdeen Wolf, Frankie Stein, Draculaura and Cleo De Nile dolls and accessories.” Move over Werewolf in London, the tween girls are now flocking after Monster High!

Hold on to your Hats! American Girl store is opening in Houston!

It takes a state as big as Texas to host two American Girl Stores. There is one in Dallas and soon there will be a second one, complete with restaurant, in Houston.

“American Girl has created an empire of doll characters based in historical eras, as well as accompanying clothes, accessories, books, totes, magazines and movies.”

Join the celebrity craze as well as the girls who love this line of toys … Let’s all jump and squeal for this new store opening.