What presumably started as a “dad joke” has now turned into a full-fledged event as May 4th is now recognized as Star Wars Day (and if you don’t get the pun by now, I can’t help you). To celebrate this year, a number of retailers are introducing new items as well as offering special deals on existing Star Wars merch. Here are just a few of the galaxy of offers you can take advantage of tomorrow:
You know it, you love it, but you don’t own one yet?! Now is your chance as Sphero is offering this awesome toy for $20 off through May 8th including free shipping.
Plus, with this awesome Myo armband you can control your BB-8 using gestures. As the company says, “you can race it around and control the speed using just your arm to fully immerse yourself into the BB-8 experience.” Myo’s armband is also able to integrate with other devices with gestures such as video and computer games. The future is now, guys.
Toys ‘R’ Us
Toys ‘R’ Us has long been a go-to for Star Wars fans and this week shows why. This week the retailer is offering 20% select Star Wars Lego sets as well as IMS skateboard decks featuring characters from the saga. Additionally, if you have little ones, they may be interested in building a mini Millennium Falcon in stores from 12 p.m.- 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7th.
On May 4th, if you spend more than $50 on Star Wars merchandise on Target.com, you’ll receive a $10 gift card for a future purchase. Heads up: this is only available on May 4th and only online.
Looking to update your wardrobe? And all you need is Star Wars t-shirts, right? Perfect!
Then head to Uniqlo before May 12th and you’ll get one Star Wars shirt free when you buy four other Star Wars shirts.
It really shouldn’t surprise me that a company built on marking special occasions is going all out for Star Wars Day. Apparently the company will have an exclusive Star Wars product on May 4th in addition to their currently lengthy list of products. You can also send Star Wars e-cards to your friends and family through May 6th. Also be sure to follow @Hallmark on Twitter and keep an eye out for special giveaways and prizes to celebrate Star Wars Day.
Why leave your furry friends out of the Star Wars fun? Petco is the exclusive home of the new Star Wars Pet Fans Collection of toys and they will be Buy One, Get One 50% through May 7th!
Lastly, Build-A-Bear Workship is offering a special online deal where you can buy one Star Wars plush and get $10 off of another. This is perfect as both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are coming up and what do parents love more than getting stuffed animals based on legendary sci-fi franchises? That’s right — nothing!
Just be sure to use the promo code “STARWARS10US” to take advantage of this deal before May 11th. They’ll even have special May the 4th t-shirt that will fit your plush creations so you can celebrate every year.
There are still a ton of other retailers and other businesses celebrating Star Wars Day tomorrow so be sure to visit StarWars.com for more information. And, if you’re near Disneyland, don’t forget to check out their special offerings as well. Happy Star Wars Day.
Kyle is a writer living in Springfield, MO. His deep love of Disney and other pop culture finds its way into his stories, scripts, and tweets. His first book “The E-Ticket Life: Stories, Essays, and Lessons Learned from My Decidedly Disney Travels” is available in paperback and for Kindle. http://amzn.to/1CStAhV