Several weeks late with the news, but: American Girl has started a rewards program, aptly named AG Rewards, that rewards customers for their purchases with rewards. The program is free to sign up for. At its most basic, every dollar spent (minus taxes and/or shipping) is a point added to the account with a $10 reward coupon issued after 200 points (so $200 of puchases). Other exclusive offers are given as higher levels of points are reached in a year: Silver (0-349); Gold (350-699), and Berry (700+).
More information can be found on the website at A*G Rewards; details will be placed on the Wiki later on.
Publishers Weekly reports American Girl and Scholastic have formed a partnership to publish both physical books and electronic books based on the BeForever and GOTY lines, starting in January 2017. This includes expanding upon and reissuing books for retired GOTY characters. A new line of historical nonfiction chapter books as well contemporary fiction from the forthcoming American Girl/Scholastic partnership is also in the works.
To promote the line's debut, all WellieWisher items are eligible for free shipping from now until July 31st. Furthermore, purchasing a doll and any small accessory set has a $5 discount, like 18" dolls.
The WellieWishers' three books will be released in September, though you can read previews on the WellieWishers portal on AmericanGirl.com.
The BeForever line got nothing, though Melody'ssecond volume and My Journey Book is now available, which means you can now get Melody's 3-book set if you held out on the first volume (or trade in the first book against the cost, if you just couldn't wait). The doll and her collection will be released in August this year.
It also appears that the Bitty Twins are on their way to retirement as related outfits and accessories are gone and only the dolls remain purchasable at the time of this writing. ETA: It has been confirmed that the Bitty Twins are now retired. Fare thee well, Bitty Twins.
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June 16th, 2016 / WellieWishers Release Date and Final Character Name Confirmations
American Girl has released a preview for the WellieWishers line. The launch weekend is June 23-26th at all American Girl stores, and June 23 at the website, giving a short launch time. and included examples include additional outfits, playsets, and girl sized clothing based on the five main characters, including clear wellies (rainboots) and socks.
What does this bode for the release of Melody? So far, it's likely she'll be later this summer. As for the Bitty Twins, no information on their remaining is available at this time. We don't rumor mill, folk.
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