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08 Oct, 2010

Giveaway alert: WIGGLES

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Giveaways and product reviews

Ohhh, how I remember the Wiggles. The girls loved the Wiggles. Heck, I did too. I found the songs pretty catchy, I’d often catch myself singing Hot Potato or Fruit Salad (YUMMY YUMMY) when I was in the kitchen (or worse, at work!). As far as children’s entertainers go, they are pretty good. And I always thought Anthony was pretty hot. (C’MON! Who do you think is the hottest Wiggle? I know I’m not the only one thinking about this.) :)

The Wiggles are big, but until now I didn’t realize HOW BIG. They perform over 200 shows annually across four continents, and have sold more than 24 million DVDs and videos, 8 million CDs and 8 million books in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. That’s a lot of Wiggle.

I saw the Wiggles – along with Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the Octopus, Wags the Dog – when the gang was in Ottawa many moons ago. Taking kids to a live performance is very fun. If you haven’t done it, DO IT, and consider it early prep for enjoying live music later on in life. :)

I was recently offered tickets to this show as well as a DVD to review, but turned them down (we’re way past that stage now) …. but that doesn’t mean YOU won’t get a chance to go!

This giveaway is for a family four pack (4 tickets) in the 100 level to see The Wiggles Wiggly Circus Live! at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa on October 27 at 2:30 pm AND a copy of The Wiggles DVD “Hot Potatoes – The Best of The Wiggles”.

Approximate retail value of the prize is $140.

  • All you need to do is to leave a comment below. EEEeeZeeee.
  • Please make sure you live in the Ottawa area and are available the day of the show!
  • One entry per person please! We want lots of people to have the opportunity to win.
  • I will do a random draw using Random.org at noon EST on Friday October 15, 2010. Please make sure you leave a valid email address. You can’t win if I can’t reach you.

p.s. if you don’t win, you can buy tickets online here. New for 2010 is the – wait for it – the Wiggles VIP Section. The $75 tickets are limited, and include the best seats in the house, an exclusive gift along with a colouring activity sheet and a chance to dance along with the Wiggles themselves! Hot Potato seats are still available in the $40 price range and will include a colouring activity sheet.

So who wants these tickets?

65 Responses to "Giveaway alert: WIGGLES"

1 | Lara

October 8th, 2010 at 7:43 am


Me me! Kiernan and his cousins love the wiggles! This would be a great thing for them!

2 | Stefania (Ingredients for Life)

October 8th, 2010 at 7:44 am


I too enjoy The Wiggles’ music and they’re a handsome bunch. This performance would knock my kids’ socks off.

3 | Karen at Virtually There

October 8th, 2010 at 7:51 am


I want these tickets! My girls still LOVE The Wiggles. We have many DVDs and they often are dancing right along. We haven’t seen them live yet and would love to.
For me it’s always been Anthony ;)

4 | Michelle Julie

October 8th, 2010 at 7:53 am


I’ll be out of town and my hubby will need all the help he can get entertaining the 4 kids by himself! They love the Wiggles!

5 | Chris Wise

October 8th, 2010 at 7:56 am


I’d love a crack at these and would enjoy taking my daughter, niece and nephew to the show.

6 | Chantal

October 8th, 2010 at 8:02 am


Count me in. M still loves the Wiggles and he has never seen them live. :)

7 | Vivian

October 8th, 2010 at 8:03 am


My little guy loves the wiggles, and yes, I’ve been known to sing “Where’s Jeff?” out of the blue. In the company of adults who don’t have kids.

8 | Capital Mom

October 8th, 2010 at 8:04 am


I am sure the Wiggles would have my kids dancing. :-)

9 | Meagan S

October 8th, 2010 at 8:12 am


Lucy would LOVE this!!

10 | Joanne C

October 8th, 2010 at 8:17 am


My son would love to win this prize !

11 | Laurie

October 8th, 2010 at 8:18 am


We would love to go! Did you know the Wiggles are Australia’s biggest export? They make more money than Nicole Kidman ….. Just a random Wiggly bit of trivia!

12 | Chrissy

October 8th, 2010 at 8:21 am


Pick me! My girls love The Wiggles, as do I. We love dancing to their music.

13 | Sherrie Guthrie

October 8th, 2010 at 8:22 am



My 3 monkeys would be dancing their butts off! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Hot potato , Hot potato……:)

14 | Sara M

October 8th, 2010 at 8:29 am


Lights, camera, action… WIGGLES!

15 | DaleAndAl

October 8th, 2010 at 8:30 am


I’ll bite! My son was terrified of Yo Gabba Gabba but I think the Wiggles would be a better bet! :D

16 | Robyn Brehaut

October 8th, 2010 at 8:41 am


I have 3 little munchkins that would be SO SO excited to see them!


17 | Dave

October 8th, 2010 at 8:53 am


Comment fodder: Greg was a thousand times better than Sam as the Yellow Wiggle.


18 | neil bakshi

October 8th, 2010 at 9:16 am


our boy loves music and the wiggles.

19 | Alison

October 8th, 2010 at 9:18 am


This would be amazing. My daughter loves the whole gang especially Dorothy.

20 | Julie

October 8th, 2010 at 9:34 am


My boys would love to see the Wiggles.

21 | Phil

October 8th, 2010 at 9:49 am


I agree …of course it’s Anthony!

“Who is the hottest Wiggle?” an excellent ice breaker when pre-schoolers’ mums get together. Everyone has an opinion

22 | Kelly

October 8th, 2010 at 12:16 pm


I would love to take my two little monkeys and neice to the wiggles – they would definitely be dancing…and of course mommy too ;)

23 | Nora

October 8th, 2010 at 12:18 pm


We’d love to see The Wiggles! They are great entertainers and my little guy loves them. It would be a great adventure – thanks for the opportunity.

24 | Liisa

October 8th, 2010 at 12:38 pm


My boys would love to see the Wiggles live! The love the pirate guy – above you called him Captain Feathersword; in my head I remember him as Captain Pfeffersword??? But that was probably just me imagining him as more exotic.

25 | Tiana

October 8th, 2010 at 12:58 pm


You know, bobby hasn’t seen them yet, nor I, but I bet it would be fun to go. Count me in!

26 | Christine Bhumgara

October 8th, 2010 at 2:08 pm


(Eyes shut) Please win, please win, please win…(open eyes) oh was that out loud? My kids would adore this concert!

27 | Patricia

October 8th, 2010 at 2:14 pm


My daughter would love to go!

28 | Nichole

October 8th, 2010 at 2:27 pm


My son loves the wiggles!!!

29 | Patrice

October 8th, 2010 at 2:57 pm


I have a little guy who would love to attend the show. Please add my name to the draw.

30 | Sarah

October 8th, 2010 at 3:53 pm


Would love to take the boys!

31 | Tanya Michaud

October 8th, 2010 at 4:05 pm


ensalada…de fruta fresca – I’m in!

32 | Katie

October 8th, 2010 at 7:18 pm


My family would love this, but I am cautious… an arena full of excited kids. Could be happy overload. Or crazy.

33 | ADandDB

October 8th, 2010 at 9:39 pm


My daughter and I dance to the Wiggles as part of our bedtime routine. She’d be over the moon if she got to see them in concert! Thanks for the chance to enter.

34 | Sara

October 8th, 2010 at 11:53 pm


I’m joining in. Winning is fun.

Dorothy the Dinosaur is my favourite son.

My brother graduated from the same high school as Anthony.

36 | andrea

October 9th, 2010 at 7:57 am


This comment is on behalf of Valerie, who can’t post because of firewall issues:

“Oh, please enter me, too. I love the Wiggles, as do my kids (8 & 4 yrs). We have a Wiggles Christmas CD that they play year round – we really need to expand our collection, LOL!


37 | Cleo

October 9th, 2010 at 8:53 am


My kids would go inside out! Fingers crossed!

38 | Mary @ Parenthood

October 9th, 2010 at 9:24 am


I would love to go with Elizabeth and her cousins. Such fun!

39 | Kristina

October 9th, 2010 at 9:40 am


Wow…seriously, WOW. I don’t live in Ottawa but I live close enough that we could totally drive in for this, so I’m throwing my name into ye olde proverbial hat. My son would be OVER THE MOON, I can’t even tell you! He dances with them and sings along with every song on each DVD he has, lol!

40 | KT

October 9th, 2010 at 12:42 pm


My girls would luv to see this Aussie Band . Thx for doing this !

41 | Cari

October 9th, 2010 at 3:21 pm


My girls love The Wiggles (even I find the tunes catchy).

42 | Nicky Bryant

October 9th, 2010 at 9:25 pm


My little girl absolutely ADORES the Wiggles!!

We went to see them in 2009 when she was about 20 months old and after that she was smitten. We make up stories about different places that Jeff might fall asleep and how she could wake him up………..she snuggles with a Henry the Octopus doll every night….and wants to be Captain Feathersword for Halloween!!! lol…

43 | Barbara Lewis

October 9th, 2010 at 9:53 pm


This is an awesome giveaway, I would love to take my son & daughter to see the Wiggles! I’m new to your blog but so happy to see more local talent on the web :)

44 | Maranda

October 10th, 2010 at 5:26 pm


I saw them here in Ottawa (even though I didn’t live here) with my eldest in 2003, I think it was… great show, they are very energetic and engaging live. I would love to win and take my little two this time around!

45 | Deb

October 10th, 2010 at 10:07 pm


My daughter would love to see them live! We watch their videos on Youtube all the time. Thanks for doing this!

46 | Kiki

October 11th, 2010 at 8:30 pm


My boys still love the Wiggles. This would be a great surprise!

47 | andrea

October 12th, 2010 at 9:24 am


Thanks for your entries everyone! Looks like Dani also received a pair to giveaway! Double your odds of winning by entering over there too. :)

48 | Heather

October 12th, 2010 at 9:40 am


Love to see them – they are quite entertaining!

49 | Kimberly

October 12th, 2010 at 9:42 am


My girls haven’t been to any live shows. I know they would absolutely love going to this!

50 | A Tuesday Show n’ Tell >> a peek inside the fishbowl

October 12th, 2010 at 9:48 am


[…] First, WIGGLES. It’s not too late to enter my giveaway for Wiggles tickets. […]

51 | Gwen

October 12th, 2010 at 2:47 pm


My little girls would LOVE seeing The Wiggles!!!

52 | Georgina

October 12th, 2010 at 4:29 pm


My little guy and myself love the wiggles!!

53 | Melissa D

October 12th, 2010 at 5:44 pm


I love the Wiggles, oh my son does too!! Would be thrilled to win tickets.

54 | Jennifer

October 12th, 2010 at 7:38 pm


Do I qualify if we’ve never heard the Wiggles? Obviously we are missing out and this is our one big chance! So please pick me!!!

55 | Martin

October 12th, 2010 at 9:24 pm


The Wiggles are still a common request in our household. Thanks for making these available to some lucky family!

56 | JustAnOttawaDad

October 12th, 2010 at 9:47 pm


Ooo… Right up my daughter’s alley…

58 | Jane

October 13th, 2010 at 12:45 pm


My little girls love them. I’ll go buy tickets if I am not the lucky one to get your tickets. Thanks for the offer!

59 | Christine

October 13th, 2010 at 7:26 pm


I’d love to be able to surprise my girls with this concert!! Both would love it!

60 | Shannon

October 13th, 2010 at 11:07 pm


I’m always looking for fun things to do with the kids and this is right up my money spending alley! Thanks for the chance!

61 | Natalie

October 14th, 2010 at 7:18 am


Would love to win this for my four year old triplets – they are hugefans and this outing would be a nice treat for them.

62 | Tanya

October 15th, 2010 at 5:33 am


Would love to see the Wiggles again!! We brought our girls (now 9 and 7) a few years ago and had a great time. Would love to bring our son for a special day all his own!!

63 | andrea

October 15th, 2010 at 1:05 pm


Comments are officially closed to new entries. I’m doing the draw now. Please stand by! :)

64 | Yael Lewis

October 15th, 2010 at 1:09 pm


There’s nothing better than seeing my son wiggle when The Wiggles comes on tv!

65 | andrea

October 15th, 2010 at 1:14 pm


Yay! The winner is comment #30, by Sarah, who wrote:

“Would love to take the boys!” :)

Congratulations! I’ll be sending you an email ASAP.

Thanks everyone for playing along. I am brewing up a new giveaway for Ottawa parents. You will loooove this one too.

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