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Monday, June 22, 2009

The Wiggles are Coming! {A Giveaway!}

UPDATED with winner: Congratulations Pam! Thanks to, you and Laney have won 4 tickets to the Wiggles! Thanks to all who entered. If you'd still like to go to the show, it's not too late to buy tickets. And Beauty and the little Beast readers can get $5.00. Just enter the code MOM when you buy your tickets online. Now, I'm back to my blogcation, but look for me in about 6 weeks! I'll be back with new giveaways, funny stories and pictures!

We interrupt our regularly scheduled summer blogcation to talk about four of the little Beast's favorite people - those singing, dancing cuties from Down Under, the Wiggles! If you're a caregiver of toddlers or preschoolers and you've never heard of the Wiggles, then you must be living under a rock. Just kidding. Seriously, though, if you and your kids haven't gotten to know the Wiggles, you should!

Now, you all know that there are kids programs that I would rather gouge my eyes out than watch, and even some that are simply banned from our house altogether (remember my rant about a certain pint-sized, Spanish-speaking brunette who recently underwent a major growth spurt?). Fortunately, my little Beast and I can agree that the Wiggles are a great way to start our day!

The Wiggles are on very early here in Seattle so it's the first show that the little Beast watches when he wakes up at the crack of dawn. It's such a cheerful way for him to entertain himself while gulping down waffles and chocolate milk. The Wiggles program has a really fun, slightly retro feel - a good old-fashioned variety show for kids, with musical numbers, goofy skits and even a cartoon segment. With a campy cast of characters and a plethora of silly songs, the Wiggles is a delightfully upbeat and positive half hour of viewing pleasure (and they ain't hard to look at either!).

And this summer, we all have the opportunity to enjoy the Wiggles live on stage! That's right, the Wiggles are currently touring the States! Sam, Murry, Jeff and Anthony are bringing their friends Dorothy, Wag and Captain Feathersword to the Comcast Event Center in Everett, Washington, on Friday, July 17, 2009 and one lucky reader of this blog is going to win 4 tickets to the show! Here's how to enter:

Leave me a comment telling me what you love about the Wiggles. If you're not sure, you can visit their super-cool website and browse around until you find something you like!

You can earn extra entries for helping us spread the word about this giveaway and the Wiggles Go Bananas Tour. Leave a separate comment to earn an extra entry for each of the following:

1. Blog about this giveaway on your own website. Leave the url to your post in your comment.
2. Twitter this giveaway. Leave the url of your tweet in your comment below.
3. Post a link to this giveaway on Facebook. Leave your Facebook url or username in your comment.
4. Email the link and a description of this contest to your friends and family. Copy me on the email at Leave your email address in your comment below.

Contest ends Friday, July 10, 2009 at 8 pm PDT. Winner will be randomly selected using the widget. Tickets will be available for pick up at the will call window on the day of the show.

If you'd like to BUY tickets, they are available at the Comcast Arena at Everett Box Office, or charge by phone 866.332.8499.


Jen75 said...

OK so now I have 'mashed banana mashed banana' 'hot potato hot potato' in my head! We have a few Wiggles songs :)
-Jen Strapac (Ogle)

Sally's World said...

Oh No, i thought I'd never have to hear those dreaded words again...'the wiggles' LOL! Aaron loved them, it drove me mad he would obsess and watch the same on over and over and over and know they are sooooo rich now, I watched a programme, and they are worth more than kylie and on the top 5 richest in Australia list....amazing...they aren't the most talented people on the planet, but hey, if they amuse our kids, what can I say!

Jennifer said...

my almost 2-year old daughter loves the wiggles and i would love for her to see them as her first 'concert'. =) she loves dancing to the upbeat music, and her favorite dinosaur... dorothy!

Susie said...

Unfortunately (or luckily), my youngest never got into Wiggles.

Pam D said...

I tried with the Wiggles.. I really did. But my Bug Hunter didn't like much of anything on TV til he was about K5 age (and now, if he starts watching, it's almost impossible to stop him!). But the Wiggles scared him, for some strange reason, and he would have nightmares after watching. Made me sad, because when they were on, Mommy got a little eye candy, too. MUCH better than Barney!
Anyway, I am glad to say that I was able to get into your blog just now; I have tried unsuccessfully for several weeks and it just wouldn't load. Hurray! Happy summer...!

drewmark19 said...

My kids haven't gotten into the Wiggles. I have no idea when they are on T.V. I did buy a couple videos at a garage sale a few years ago. I'll have to pull them out and see if my daughter likes them. Don't enter me in the contest. I just wanted to let you know we're missing you on your blogcation, but I think it's great that you're getting to spend more time with family.

Mandie said...

Oh, my. Wiggles are our new friends. It it the only reason I get to sleep a little extra in the mornings. We pop in the Wiggles DVD and snooze for 20 or 30 more minutes!

Keri said...

'Fruit salad, yummy, yummy!'

Megan said...

I've never seen the Wiggles. Heard of them but never seen them and since I don't have kids, I have no reason to watch them. But I bet my wonderfully adorable nephews would love to see them. And Comcast Arena is like 5 minutes from me (and 10 or 15 from my sister. ;0) )

Pam Johnson said...

Since Laney wasn't ale to go see NKOTB with us I'd love for her to see the Wiggles for her very first concert. It would be truly yummy for her!

Pam Johnson said...

Since Laney wasn't ale to go see NKOTB with us I'd love for her to see the Wiggles for her very first concert. It would be truly yummy for her!

Pam Johnson said...

Ok I did my duty and emailed my friends and family. Now where's mine and Laney's tickets???? :)