A Wiggles Farewell Tour Giveaway

by DaniGirl on September 30, 2012 · 19 comments

in Reviews, promotions and giveaways

Did you hear the news? The Wiggles are retiring! (I know, I know, there’s a joke in here somewhere, but I have a longstanding and perhaps inexplicable affection for the Wiggles, and so I decided to play this one straight.) Well, not all of the Wiggles, but three of the four original members are handing down their colourful jerseys to a new generation of Wiggles. According to the press release for their farewell tour, stopping in Ottawa on October 16, 2012:

The Wiggles, the fast-dancing, fun-loving Fab Four from Down Under, are returning to Canada (and select U.S. cities) with their brand new show CELEBRATION, which will reunite Original Yellow Wiggle Greg Page with Anthony, Jeff, and Murray for their final tour together at the original Wiggles. After 21 years of entertaining and educating children around the globe, Red Wiggle Murray Cook, Yellow Wiggle Greg Page and Purple Wiggle Jeff Fatt have decided to hang up their trademark colored jerseys to a new generation of Wiggles starting in 2013. The Wiggles have entertained children throughout the world for over two decades and are bringing all the excitement and joy of their movies and television shows right before your eyes, live on stage! Come Celebrate with Anthony, Greg, Murray, and Jeff!

Someone asked on a Facebook group recently if it was “worth it” to splurge on a set of Wiggles tickets for her family, and I had to chime in with an enthusiastic yes. It’s been (eek!) seven years since we splurged for floor seats for our Wiggly fan Simon, and I still remember the experience as a joyfully fun family adventure.

And I’m delighted to be able to share the Wiggly experience with a lucky Ottawa family!

Would you like to win your own tickets? I have a set of four to give away for the 2:30 pm show on October 16. Please note this is a Tuesday, so please don’t enter if you aren’t sure you can attend!

  1. This is a giveaway for a set of four tickets to the Wiggles live show at Scotiabank Place on Tuesday October 16 at 2:30 pm.
  2. To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post telling me who you would take to the concert.
  3. Everyone who “likes” Postcards from the Mothership on Facebook will get a bonus entry. (This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.) If you already like Postcards from the Mothership on FB, just say so in your comment.
  4. This giveaway is open only to Canadian residents, excluding residents of Quebec. (sorry!)
  5. This giveaway will run until 11:59 pm EDT on Monday October 8, 2012.
  6. One winner will be chosen at random from all comments posted.
  7. If you win, you must be willing to provide your full name and contact information to me to share with Scotiabank Place. You will need photo ID to pick up your tickets at Scotiabank Place the day of the show.

Here’s a little bit more information about the show:

Children can have even more wiggly fun while they wait for the show by visiting www.WiggleTime.com, The Wiggles’ very own virtual world created specifically for preschoolers and their parents. Parents can monitor their child’s progress and have access to premium promotional offers, contests, merchandise discounts and presale Wiggles tickets! You can also follow the gang on Twitter via Twitter.com/ItsWiggleTime or become a fan of the group’s official Facebook page Facebook.com/TheWiggles

The Wiggles are proud to announce that their Canadian charity partner for October 2012 is UNICEF, receiving 50 cents from every ticket sold. The Wiggles have a long history with UNICEF including being named Goodwill Ambassadors in 2008, donating a special “handwashing” song to UNICEF in honour of Global Handwashing Day, (annually October 15), and the production of their book Travelling the World for UNICEF, available at www.TheWiggles.com, and of which a portion of proceeds is donated to UNICEF.

There are still tickets available for both shows on October 16. Visit Capital Tickets for details!

Edited to add: Congratulations to our winner: Jill Moffatt. Jill, I’ll be in touch to arrange for your tickets. Thank you to everyone who entered, and to the Wiggles for providing the tickets to give away.


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{ 19 comments }

1 Anonymous September 30, 2012 at 10:26 am

Would LOVE to win these!

2 laura September 30, 2012 at 10:31 am

I would take my daughter and her little pose to this event. She has never seen a show at Scotiabank Place and would LOVE this!

3 DaniGirl September 30, 2012 at 11:10 am

Hey folks, make sure you leave your contact info so I can e-mail you. I’ve got nothing for the first anonymous comment above so I’m going to have to disqualify it. Claim it if it’s yours!

4 Lynn September 30, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I’d take my three kids – although I wonder if my nine-year-old is outside the window now. Hm. Maybe it would be best to take my youngest – at five she would just love it – and two of her best buddies.

5 JoJo October 1, 2012 at 8:33 am

I can’t believe that I only just now “liked” your Facebook page! I would love to bring Max and Amelia and my big kid. ;)

6 Lida October 1, 2012 at 9:03 am

My grandchildren love the wiggles! I’d love to tell them I won tickets for them to go!

7 SC October 1, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Hot potato hot potato!!
I would love my youngest monster to see these guys before they retire so I’d take him and his big brother, and I’d snicker when I tell my husband, ‘honey, guess where were going tonight…’!!!

I had no idea about your FB page either!! But it has been liked!

8 IreneA October 1, 2012 at 8:27 pm

So cool! We have some Wiggles fans here…. I would bring my 2 girls and their dad :) Thanks for hosting this contest!

9 Mary @ Parenthood October 1, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I’d bring my daughter, her cousin and my sister-in-law!

Or maybe one of her little friends. Have to think about that IF I win!

Here’s hoping…

10 Dawna October 2, 2012 at 10:47 am

Oh Dani, I would take my cute little family!

11 valerie October 3, 2012 at 8:56 am

I would definitely skip out of work for the afternoon to take in a Wiggles show – I might even take the kids. ;) Both are fans, actually, even the 10 yr old (much better than some of the pre-teen music out there!).

And you know I’ve been a fan of your FB page (and you, girl!) for ages, so please give me a bonus entry. Do you have seats next to the ones you’re giving away? That would double the fun!

12 D P October 4, 2012 at 8:40 am

I would bring my daughter and her little friend – she only recently found the Wiggles and loves to dance to them! Ditto on the posts about not knowing about your FB page!!

13 Sean October 4, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I would bring my son, he would go nuts!

14 Jodie October 4, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I would bring my hubby and 2 boys, thanks for opportunity!

15 Life of K October 4, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Awesome giveaway! I’d take the fam: my husband and two toddlers. My kids would love it!

I like your FB page too!

16 Allison K-P October 4, 2012 at 9:40 pm

I would take my 2.5yr old Wiggles-loving son. Also, I “like” your FB page :-)

17 Jill Moffatt October 8, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I would take my 2 older kids and our youngest Luke…we always took the bigger kids to see the Wiggles whenever they were in town and it only would seem right that Luke get to share in this love for the Wiggles music and dancing that is often heard and witnessed in our house!

18 Stephanie October 8, 2012 at 6:54 pm

My girls would love to see the Wiggles!

19 Holly Stardom October 8, 2012 at 8:23 pm

I’d take my big boys, Max (5) & Leo (3) and their dad. Definitely a good reason to miss an afternoon of work and school!!!!

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