September 22, 2020 / Scottsdale Location Closed / New Nutcracker Collection Outfits
Bad News First: With no prior news, the American Girl Place Scottsdale location has been removed from the list of American Girl Place retail locations. Unlike other locations, it did not reopen after the March shutdowns. The location appears to be permanently closed.
September 21, 2020 / 2X Points With Rewards Certificate
AG Rewards Members who make a purchase from now until September 30th using a rewards certificate on the purchase will earn twice the AG Rewards points (minus whatever portion is covered by the certificate).
September 19, 2020 / A New Line, and New Characters
Lost in the hoopla of Courtney's release was American Girl's tweet about a new product line featuring a contemporary Black character, as well other contemporary characters of color, to debut in late autumn 2021.
Because sometimes we just can't beat a dead horse enough times, this wiki is a no-speculation zone.
To celebrate the launch, American Girl has partnered with Girls Who Code. Through December 31, American Girl will match customer donations of $1, 5, or $ 10 to a maximum of $50,000 to support the organization, including outreach to children from historically underrepresented minority groups. They will also be providing a $5,000 scholarship to four Girls Who Code members to help further their education in computer science or a related field. A second book has been mentioned in press release but has not been titled or revealed yet. (Guess we really are doing it 80s style!)
But that's not all! Newly enrolled AG Rewards Members will earn three times the AG Rewards points on an order from American Girl through September 24, 2020. Through November 30, 2020, purchasers will receive a free limited edition poster of all the available Historical Characters and the most recent three Girls of the Year with any 18" doll purchase.
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September 6th, 2020 / Official Information on the Upcoming Historical Character, Courtney
Source: First Book, Courtney Changes the Game, listed on Target Website. Accessed 8/6/2020.
Official news has come out about the upcoming newest Historical Character to be released: Courtney Moore. Courtney will be representing the 1980s, with her books starting in 1986. (In a way, AG has come full circle!) From the cover, we can tell she is white and appears to have an interest in video games. The website listing shows an early October release. No information other than her first book has been released officially.
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ETA, 9/10/20: America Girl has put up a preview site stating Courtney's release to be 9/15/20.
Until September 15, 2020, the Cute at Heart collection for dolls and children can be purchased at discount. With the purchase of at least five pieces, 10% is taken off; at least ten, 15% off; and if all fifteen components (including children's matching items) are purchased together, 20% is taken off. These items consist of:
Retail locations are now offering at-home celebration kits. For $20 per guest (for two to twenty guests), purchasers receive a cake to go; digital invitations; themed goody bags, crafts, and doll crown, cup and saucer for each guest; and birthday crown and gift for the child. Purchasers set a pickup time and date. At the time of this news, this is available from the Charlotte, Chicago, Columbus, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Orlando, Seattle and Washington D.C. locations.
Courtney Moore is the best gamer in the arcade, and has sweeping imaginative ideas for her own character, Crystal Starshooter, from events in her life. But there's more she's got to face than her high scores and high hopes.
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