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Baby-sitters Club fan club bookad from 33 orig 1990

1990 ad for the fan club from book 33

The BSC Fan Club (also known as The Baby-sitters Fan Club from 1990-1993, the All-New Baby-sitters Fan Club from 1993-1995, the New Baby-sitters Fan Club in 1996, and finally the Baby-sitters Club Fan Club in 1997-1999) was a subscription service, launched in Spring/Summer 1988[1] fans could sign up for during the height of the series' popularity. Membership was $2.50 in 1990 for a two-year membership and $10.95 in 1997 for one year. Membership included a card, card holder, banners, and newsletters. In 1995, the "Friendship Pack" also included movie memorabilia, a camera, photo album, posters, and a taped message from Ann M. Martin. Every year or so, the extra items in the introductory pack would change. The Fan Club, in contrast to the Baby-sitters Collectors Club, did not send Baby-sitters Club books.

1990-1991Edit

Baby-sitters Fan Club welcome card circa 1990

Postcard circa 1990 welcoming fans to the Fan Club

A two-year membership, for the cost of $2.50 gets:

  • an official membership card
  • membership card holder
  • colorful banner
  • Baby-sitters Fan Club semi-annual newsletter
  • stickers (same as the ones that came with the 1990 BSC calendar)



NewslettersEdit


1992-1993Edit

Baby-sitters fan club bookad from 51 orig 1stpr 1992

1992 ad from book #51

A two-year membership, for the cost of $4.95 gets:

  • an official membership card
  • a colorful banner
  • exclusive Baby-sitters Fan Club quarterly newsletter

NewslettersEdit

  • Circa publication of books #50-52, Mystery #3 (Jan - March 1992) - Winner of the 'Vote for your favorite Baby-sitter' Giveaway announced, Winner of the BSC Mystery Giveaway announced, Mystery #3 coming in February
  • Circa publication of books #56-58, Mystery #5, SS#8 (July - October 1992) - BSC Neat Boy Giveaway announced, Logan’s Story coming in June, Write-up about the party for the 'Vote for your favorite Baby-sitter' Giveaway' held on March 14, 1992
  • Circa publication of books #59-61, SS#9, Mystery #6 (Nov 1992 - Feb 1993) - BSC Mini-Mystery Giveaway announced (deadline Dec 31, 1992), Trivia and Puzzle Fun Book advertised, Songs for My Best Friends available on CD or cassette in October
  • Circa publication of books #62-64, Mystery #7,8 (March - May 1993) - Ann M. Martin: The Story of the author of the Baby-sitters Club coming in April, BSC Look-Alikes contest announced, Mystery Board Game coming this spring




1994Edit

All New BSC fan club bookad from 71 orig 1994

1994 fan club ad

A one-year membership, for the cost of $7.95 gets:

  • Fan Club T-Shirt
  • Baby-sitters Club poster of all the BSC members
  • Baby-sitters Club notepad and pencil
  • Official membership card
  • Guide to Stoneybrook
  • 6-page newsletter plus four additional newsletters per year
  • Baby-sitters Club folder





1995Edit

All-New BSC fan club bookad from 89 1995

1995 fan club ad

A one-year membership, for the cost of $10.95, gets:

  • Hot pink digital watch
  • BSC Mood Ring
  • BSC Name and Address Book
  • Ann Martin on tape
  • Map of Stoneybrook
  • Photo strip of Ann Martin
  • BSC newsletter sent to you regularly
  • special letterbox




1996Edit

New BSC fan club bookad from 100 1stpr 1996

1996 fan club ad

A one-year membership, for the cost of $10.95, gets:

  • 110-mm camera
  • Mini photo album
  • Diary
  • Stationery note cards and stickers
  • Eight pencils
  • Full-color BSC poster
  • BSC newsletter subscription (at least 4 newsletters during one-year membership)
  • keepsake shipper

1997Edit

New BSC fan club bookad from M34 1stpr 1998

1997 fan club ad

A one-year membership, for the cost of $10.95, gets:

  • 110 mm camera
  • Mini photo album
  • Keepsake shipper that says "Fan Club Friendship Pack"
  • Poster showing all the BSC members including Abby
  • Fan Club Secret Diary
  • Note cards
  • Stickers
  • Eight pencils
  • At least four newsletters, with the first newsletter sent after the introductory pack during a one-year membership

WebEdit

  • Fan Club Advertised: [1]
  • Jan/Feb 1997 Newsletter contents: [2]



ReferencesEdit

  1. Graduation Day BSC Timeline