As before there appear to be no discounts, but because of Amazon's free shipping offered after $50 of items, there are no shipping charges. Note that AG Rewards points cannot be earned on Amazon.com purchases.
Costco continues its partnership with American Girl, offering unique bundles through their warehouse stores.
Explore with Lea book set: includes extra sarong, sandals (with stickers), backdrop, and mango juice bottle, along with original book items for $24.99.
BeForever Book + Mini Doll sets: All three books, the Mini doll, a unique stand, and a patterned bookmark for $39.99.
Various Truly Me craft and activity books (Doll Pets, Doll Boutique, and Doll School) including extra accessories, $24.99
Eight in One Fashion Accessory Super Set: contains two doll shirts, doll and girl drawstring backpack, supplies for tutus and bracelets, and other craft accessories, $23.99
Gift Card sets of $100 for $79.99, an immediate 20% discount. The Gift cards can be used at stores or online.
Horse and Saddle Set: a bundle of the retired Chestnut Horse with small accessories: saddle, bridle and reins, blanket, bristle brush, carrots and apple, $49.99 (Notably, the horse at Costco only has three white socks instead of four.)
The unique Costco Sleepover Set including a unique set of pajamas and slippers, sleeping bag, and pillow, and accessories, $39.99
You must have access to a Costco Club Membership to take advantage of these offers; these are not available online.
Somewhat old-ish news that somehow slipped beneath the radar - back on September 8, American Girl and Kohl's announced a partnership similar to what American Girl has done with Toys R Us as Kohl's will stock items from the WellieWishers line as well select items from Lea Clark's collection starting October 3:
As of right now there is no confirmation by American Girl of any other rereleases for older archived characters, or a rerelease of Felicity's collection for the BeForever Line. No covers are visible yet, so we have no images of the updated look; however, it is likely the covers will be changed.
August 31, 2016 / American Girl To Partner With Toys 'R Us; Shop-in-Shops Opening This Fall
A Mattel press release has announced that American Girl Products will be sold in Toys 'R Us stores across the United States. Toys 'R us will be the only U.S. retailer to have AG Shop-in-Shops in select stores outside of American girls shops and boutiques and the online store. (source)
The first line to be released includes WellieWishers dolls and accessories, beginning this weekend. Full shop-in-shops will open this fall and include exclusive selections of Truly Me items, outfits, and accessories as well as dolls. (It has not yet been stated if any dolls will be TRU Exclusives.) BeForever items and dolls will continue to only be available at the boutiques.
Until we have more details, please don't rumormonger. We don't like it and neither do you.
As of right now there is very little detail on the last three books, other than two are by Valerie Tripp; however, the titles seem to lean towards a focus on Felicity. ETA, 8/27/16: Additional information on the descriptions shows a release date of February 2017 as well as the category of "Colonial", helping this lean towards a rerelease of Felicity's Central Series stories.
Remember, we don't do Rumors, so don't cause trouble.
American Girl has released a sneak preview of new items that will be coming out August 25th with Melody's official launch.
Items shown include new outfits for Julie, Maryellen, and Josefina; new BeForever accessories for Maryellen around food; lots of items for both Truly Me and Bitty Baby, including playsets and accessories; and even a new winter set for the WellieWishers.
As usual, sneaks are not confirmations. We don't tolerate rumors and half facts.
There appear to be no discounts, but because of Amazon's free shipping after $50 of items there are no shipping charges. Do take note that other American Girl products sold on Amazon are not fulfilled by American Girl; many items listed are sold by secondary sellers at inflated prices.
There is also a sale--A+ Sale--through August 15th. This includes various Truly Me outfits, school-based Truly-Me Accessories, BeForever school outfits, BeForever accessories, craft kits, the Limited edition Mini Dolls, and various books and accessories.
August 3, 2016 / AG Rewards Offer for Melody's AG Rewards Collection
Customers that opted into AG Rewards before July 27th were, on August 1, offered a preorder to purchase Melody's AG Rewards Collection,, a unique starter collector for Melody Ellison costing $212. This includes the Melody Ellison doll along with the following items:
Items cannot be removed or adjusted online. The order has free shipping; furthermore, American Girl intends to ship orders in order to have the order arrive to purchasers on or before August 18th, a week before Melody's official debut on August 25th. (Purchases are only shipped and cannot be picked up in stores.) This is an offer only available to AG Rewards members that signed up before July 27th, and is only available through August 8th.
This does mean that there will be some people who will have Melody and some of her items before the official launch. However, quality doesn't change. Write well-written contributions for new or existing articles, give good detail pictures, and don't try to "first" this.
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