Tech Castle has been so thrilled with the response on re-opening the Johnny's Birthday Castle this past year! We love that we've been able to pass down a tradition many of us know from our own childhoods to our own children. The looks on the kid's faces (and adults too!) that have visited us, taken pictures and supported our store have made this program worth all of our efforts.
During our first year, we've realized that the program in it's original form isn't as efficient as it was in decades past. Because of this, we've decided to take the Birthday Castle Tradition into the 21st century and change some of the way keys are delivered.
Beginning January 1st, 2018, if you live outside our shopping area, we will begin to digitally email our birthday cards with an invitation to come to the castle! You can come in to the store, pick out your own key and come inside our magical castle to choose a special birthday gift! If you live within our shopping area, you will still receive a mailer with key just as before and can bring in your key to redeem your gift at the castle.
Emailing some of the longer distance keys will alleviate the post office issues we've had with keys not being delivered and will also allow us to stand by our company core values of being green. And being we are Technology based company, using email just makes sense!
We hope to see all of the January Birthdays in store soon! Be on the look out for an email or mailer to arrive soon!
By far, one of the most popular traditions of Johnny's Toys was the Birthday Club. Customers could register their children’s name and birthday with the store and when their birthday was near, they would receive a card in the mail with a key. This key would allow them to open the door to the castle and pick a toy from inside the castle
Tech Castle will continue this tradition of the Birthday Club. Our staff has many wonderful memories of coming to the castle every year on their birthday and would like to share that with our customers. We are looking forward to seeing customers come in and share their memories with us or be able to experience it for the first time.
We are going to throw in a bit of a modern twist though. Johnny’s limited the Birthday club from ages 1-10, we however, are going to allow anyone, at any age, to sign up. We will have toys for children of all ages as well as gifts for the adults. You’re never too old for the Birthday Castle! You can sign up in store at our Birthday Castle kiosk or online.
Please note that we send out keys only once per month. Please sign up prior to the last week of the month that precedes your birthday to ensure that you will receive your key for this year.
*By signing up for the Birthday Club Program, you're opting in to receive potential communications via mail & email concerning Tech Castle and its services.