As many of you have noticed, Ganz is starting to gear up for the Webkinz ExtravaGANZa next month. The Webkinz ExtravaGANZa is a three day long event that takes place at Webkinz retailers and is a celebration of the anniversary of the launch of Webkinz World. On the actual date of the anniversary, April 29th, customers visiting Webkinz World will receive a special "Year Four" gift. Then, on May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, customers visiting Webkinz retailers will be able to continue celebrating with special deals on Webkinz, special games, and a lot of Webkinz-themed fun.
Although the Webkinz ExtravaGANZa is still a few weeks away, at least one Webkinz Insider member got a sneak peek at the celebration. Pigster318 was able to purchase two Webkinz (Black Poodle & Pig) from her local retailer with special "ExtravaGANZa" tags. According to the tags, these Webkinz must be adopted no later than May 31st because that is the day the adoption codes will expire. Pigster318 purchased the Webkinz at her local mall for $5.00 each.
According to our sources, these specially tagged Webkinz were sent to retailers to be used as part of the Webkinz ExtravaGANZa promotion. Customers making a $15 Webkinz purchase are to be given the option of purchasing one of these Webkinz for only $1. All retailers receiving these Webkinz have signed an agreement with Ganz stating that they will explain to the customer that each of these tags has an expiration date, that they will only sell them as part of the ExtravaGANZa promotion, and that they will not sell them for more than $1.00.