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Where to Buy Silly Bandz and ZanyBandz

Updated on June 22, 2010

Where Do You Buy Silly Bandz?

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Silly Bandz are the latest fashion trend--even Mary Kate Olsen and Sarah Jessica Parker are wearing them. But everyone is asking the same question: How to I know where to buy Silly Bandz?

Everyone has these colorful animal bracelets, from children to tweens to teens to adults. Even celebrities are starting to wear these animal rubber bands. The problem is that they can be very hard to find. This article will show you some of the best stores and online shops that carry these products.

Online Stores

In my opinion, the best place to buy Silly Bandz is online. You can get a great deal, and some stores even offer free shipping. Depending upon your needs, you can buy products in small packages, or even buy at a wholesale rates. It's a good deal, you know they are in stock, and you don't have to drive to every store in the county.

Amazon has several packages available. They carry everything from a dinosaur lot to fun shapes and even the traditional animal bracelets. Some of their products are even scented and glow in the dark! You can find all sorts of prices, with prices between $4 and $5 for a 24 pack. They even carry the MLB New York Yankees Logo Bandz!

If you are a member of Amazon's special club, Amazon Prime, then you can even get free shipping! It's quite a good deal.

These bracelets are also sold on the official company website. You can buy Silly Bandz at and Zanybandz at The prices are a little higher, but you can get the latest and greatest options. These stores are now offering rubber bands that glow in the dark or change colors in the sunlight!


Ebay is a great place to buy Silly Bandz and Zanybandz. Many people have anticipated the trend, and purchased extra animal bracelets from their local stores, simply to put them on eBay. You can recognize these sellers, since they usually offer a lower price as well as free shipping. They are hoping that people will bid against each other to drive up the price. You can sometimes get a great deal, but even more importantly, you will know that you will have your animal bracelets!

Silly Bandz are a Shopper's Dream

Gift Shops, Card Stores, and the Mall

Hallmark seems to be a popular place to buy Silly Bandz bracelets. Of course, when I went to my local Hallmark store, they were completely out of stock. I asked them when the next shipment would arrive, and they suggested that I come back quickly. Apparently, these animal shaped rubber bands sell out quickly!

Several small gift shops also carry Silly Bandz and ZanyBandz. You can also find them at the kiosks in your local malls, especially if you are looking for bracelets that represent your favorite team. Teams like the New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates have bracelets designed just for them!

The Silly Bandz Craze

Drug Stores

CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens seem to be the best places to find these rubber bands. In fact, my local Walgreens changed their highway sign to read, "We have animal rubber band bracelets!" Hey, their advertising worked. My sister and I made a u-turn and went right back to the drugstore. Walgreens made a pretty good profit that day, particularly since there were other customers snatching up the bracelets, too. All of them said that they had visited many other stores first!

Other Options

Although I personally have not seen the Silly Bandz at the following stores, I have had several friends who found them here. Toys R Us is a great place to start. Even if the store is out of the way, it does specialize in selling toys. Walmart and Target are now joining the trend and should have some in stock soon, if they don't stock them already. Many of my friends also drop into convenience stores and gas stations. They said that they were able to get a few packs of Silly Bandz wristbands at these small shops.

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What Types of Silly Bandz Can I Buy?

Silly Bandz and ZanyBandz are available in theme packs. When you purchase a pack of these rubber band bracets, the package will have a theme on the label. All of the items inside the package are related to the theme.

Why is this important? Because kids everywhere are trading Silly Bandz. They are socializing, having fun, and simply spending time being kids. It's a great way for them to connect with other kids. The low price (about $5) makes it a much better way to spend time than playing Xbox.

Some of the themed packages include the following:

  • Alphabet
  • Bugs and Bees
  • Cars
  • Disney / Toy Story 3
  • Fantasy and Mystical Creatures
  • Military
  • Princess
  • Rock Bands
  • Tied Died Groovy
  • Sports
  • Western / Old West

Are They Banned?

Some schools have decided to implement a Silly Bandz ban citing distractions in the classroom and schoolyard scuffles. Children are focusing too much on these animal bracelets, they say. If you live in Florida, Massachussetts, New York, North Carolina, or Texas, you might be facing one of these crazy bans.

As a parents, I disagree completely with the ban on the wristbands. Children have been distracted in the classroom since the dawn of time, and I don't think a rubber band is really going to make a big difference. At least it's not a cell phone or an iPod, which are much more distracting and expensive.


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      Donna Wallace 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Thank you, Bandz Wiki. Silly Bandz are one of the most interesting trends I've seen. I just hope they start making the bracelets a little larger so they are more comfortable for the kids to wear!

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      Donna Wallace 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Jim10, the Silly Bandz are a funny fad. They were really popular here, then they cooled off a bit. But now I'm seeing them around again. It will be interesting to see how this trend goes.

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      Bandz Wiki 7 years ago

      Another good Bandz article from you. The YouTube vids are a nice touch. :p

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      jim10 7 years ago from ma

      My kids loved them for a couple of months. But, I haven't seen them around in a while.