Category Archives: Give-Away

Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove Ticket Give-Away

On this absurdly cold day of the year, it only seems appropriate to celebrate a super fun winter sport, ice skating, by giving away four tickets to see Disney on Ice Treasure Trove at the Verizon Center on February 13, opening night.

The February Disney on Ice show has become one of my favorite outings with the kids every winter because it has never been anything short of spectacular.  I am certain this year’s show will continue on that path. One of the reasons we all enjoy the show so much is because it varies so greatly year to year. If you’re wondering specifically which princesses and Disney characters your kids can expect to see during the Treasure Trove performance, here’s some specifics from the press release:

“This musical medley of Disney classics features over 50 of your favorite Disney characters hitting the ice to share magical memories with you and your entire family. Get tangled up with Disney’s Rapunzel and Flynn and explore the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses including Snow White, the one that started it all! Experience an adventure to Neverland with Peter Pan and Tinker Bell as they battle against Captain Hook and his pirate pals.

Spectators will surely become part of the rhythm when Sebastian takes center stage during ‘Under the Sea.’ Audiences will enter the whimsical world of Wonderland as the Queen of Hearts beckons forth her Army of Cards in a performance you’ll remember forever.  Disney on Ice will set the gold standard when it brings this extraordinary lineup live on the ice to Washington, DC!”

So about the give-away….I have a family four-pack of tickets to give-away to one lucky reader for the opening night performance only – Wednesday February 13 at 7:30pm. So throw your hat in the ring to win some fabulous tickets as a Valentine’s treat for the little monkeys in your life, right?

All you have to do is head over to the Wired Momma Facebook page, make sure you’ve Liked the page, of course, and just leave a comment under my post about this give-away – and you’re entered. I will announce the winner next Wednesday, January 30 – so don’t waste any time!

The show runs February 13-18 at Verizon Center and here are more details on show dates and times if that evening’s performance doesn’t work with your schedule:

Show Times:
Wednesday, February 13th @ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 14th @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 15th @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 16th @ 10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 17th @ 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Monday, February 18th @ 12:30 p.m.

Venue/Ticket Information:
Tickets are on-sale now and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets via charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000; via <> ; and at the Verizon Center box office.

Verizon Center Ticket Prices: $80.00 (Front Row)/ $55.00 (VIP)/ $30.00 / $20.00
To discover more about Disney On Ice, go to

May the odds be ever in your favor….and keep up with the fun and frolic on the ever-fabulous WM Facebook page.

Friday Fun Day: Giving Away a Gift for some Moi-Time

You all know my new years resolution….and hopefully you are joining me on this journey….so what better way than to kick-off the new year with a great give-away. Last month, a new yoga studio opened in Bethesda called CorePower Yoga. As luck would have it, one of my closest friends, Vanessa Birch, also happens to be one of the fabulous instructors at this new studio – so how could I not spend some time there?

As someone who actually genuinely enjoys working out and is basically a horrible bitch if I don’t get my super early morning workout in, I must confess I was really nervous about trying hot yoga. I am a runner, a spin-hound….but yogi, I am not. In fact, not only did I partake in a yoga class about one time in the entire 2012 prior to December, I had never ever tried hot yoga before. I was terrified of it. Nothing like a friend to lure you into something new, right?

I’ve since learned there are various degrees of hot yoga and the classes at CorePower in Bethesda are absolutely not as hot as they come – each class varies and the class descriptions will let you know if it’s going to be about 99 degrees or 101 degrees. Let me tell you – now I understand that every degree counts. I’ve learned that Bikram is 104-105 degrees.

I was pretty much hooked immediately. I absolutely love the stretch in your muscles from being in the heat and the CorePower studio itself is ultra-inviting, with a fireplace in the lobby, beautiful wood floors and the instructors play excellent music. So far I’ve tried Vanessa’s 9am class on Saturdays and was sore within hours. The good kind of store. The testament to quality moi-time sore.

And I’ve become obsessed with the yoga-sculpt class, which is a powerful workout stretching your muscles and toning you everywhere you need to be toned with the use of hand weights while in yoga positions. Seriously — I am hooked. Obsessed. Love it. The first few times I took that class, I would hit this wall later in the afternoon of sheer exhaustion but again, the good kind of exhaustion. Now I seem to be through that phase but it’s another testament to a great workout, right?

The other great thing, CorePower offers its customers a free week to try it out and then a variety of different pricing options. The Bethesda location is right at the corner of Bradley Blvd and Wisconsin Ave, above the Staples, and parking is validated in the garage below the building, which is a nice perk as anyone who heads to Bethesda knows the parking is always a huge pain. It would kill my zen,  let’s be honest. For those of you who don’t want to travel to Bethesda for a class, the good news is CorePower is opening a Georgetown location this spring!

Overall, I found the atmosphere to be very inviting, not at all intimidating for those like moi who aren’t die-hard yoga people, the pricing to be really reasonable and the workout to be outstanding. I’ve tried several different teachers and obviously my heart belongs to Vanessa but each one has been friendly, helpful and excellent with the music.

So about that give-away……give yourself the gift of moi-time and enter to win the free month of unlimited yoga at CorePower Bethesda I am giving away to one lucky reader! Just head on over to the WM Facebook page, make sure you’ve “liked” my page, and comment under the post about this give-away. It’s pretty simple and what a great gift to yourself! Maybe we could have some quality moi-time together at CorePower! I’ll have one of the Wired Momma’ette’s pick the lukcy winner’s name next Wednesday January 9, so hurry up and enter. Believe me – this is a fabulous give-away!!


Disclosure: CorePower reached out to me and offered me some complimentary classes…but I was already a guest of Vanessa’s, so I am passing this gift along to a reader. My opinions here are all my own.

Disney on Ice “Rockin’ Ever After”: 20 Ticket Give-Away!

Yes, you read that right.

I have TWENTY tickets to give-away to Disney on Ice’s Rockin Ever After at the Patriot Center in two weeks!  Here’s a description of the show from the press release: “Get ready to rock out to some of Disney’s most memorable musical moments in a showcase that features the hottest tunes and talent from across the kingdom in Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After! Be part of the festivities at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia, from October 17-21! A century of classic and new Disney stars are taking the ice to share memories, laughs and excitement with you and your family.

Jam to a Scottish jig as Merida, the sharp-shooting, headstrong heroine from the latest Disney•Pixar blockbuster film, Brave, makes her ice debut! Experience a show-stopping performance as Sebastian breaks out of his shell for one night only to make waves with The Little Mermaid herself, Ariel.

Spectators will sing along as the chorus of harmless hooligans from Tangled unleashes musical mayhem when they get a visit from the sassy and spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally Flynn. Audiences will surely get their feet moving as the Beast and his castle’s enchanted entourage take center stage in a spectacular show for Belle. It will be a rockin’ remix of royalty when Disney On Ice brings this superstar line-up to Fairfax!”

Look…if any of you remember from last year, I was super busy drooling over the guy who played Flynn from Tangled (#perv) – so they had me at Flynn. They had my kids at Merida (even though we had to leave the movie early. #GoFigure).

SOOOOO….what are the details and HOW do you win some of these 20 tickets??

Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA
Wednesday, October 17 – Sunday, October 21, 2012

Show Times:
Wednesday, October 17th @ 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 18th @ 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 19th @ 10:30 a.m.
and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 20th @ 10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 21st @ 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Venue/Ticket Information:
Tickets are on-sale now and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets via charge by phone at 1800-745-3000; via <> ; and at the Patriot Center box office.Patriot Center Ticket Prices: $75.00 (FRONT ROW) / $50.00 (VIP) / $30.00 / $20.00 / $15.00

Give-Away Details

I have 10 tickets to give-away for the Friday morning show on October 19 at 10:30am. I have 10 tickets to give-away to the Friday NIGHT show at 7:30pm. Note – Montgomery County schools are CLOSED on Friday October 19 – so this is a great day-time activity.  How do you enter? You head to the Wired Momma Facebook page (and be sure to “Like” the page), and specify whether you are entering for the 10:30am show or 7:30pm show – and the eldest Wired Momma’ette will draw the winner’s names on Monday October 8. I will announce the winners only on the Wired Momma Facebook page. Please also specify if you are hoping for 2 or 4 tickets. I’ve got to draw the line at 4 because I am trying to get these to as many people as possible.

Good luck! May the odds ever be in your favor……

How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular Give-Away & Discount Code

First of all….I feel terrible that I’ve had no time to blog this week. No need to remind this crew that summer time presents all sorts of time challenges – I hope you’ll bear with me and perhaps absence makes the heart grow fonder?

Enter to win a family four-pack to see this amazing show

With that….on the heels of the super popular ticket give-away for the Sarah McLachlan concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion next month….today I have a pretty sweet give away for anyone who might have dragon fans in their house. Next month, Dreamworks’ How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular will be at the Verizon Center from July 19-22 and I’ve got a family four pack to give-away to one family – for the opening performance on July 19 at 7pm!

Regular Ticket prices range from a low of $29.50 to a high of $69.50 (excluding fees). A limited number of premium seats and special VIP ticket experiences and family packages are also available.  CLICK HERE to purchase tickets, for showtimes and much more. There are three amazing VIP packages as well. CLICK HERE for details on how to meet the dragons as well as other VIP opportunities!


In the event that you don’t win this family four-pack of tickets, here is the extra 25% off discount code: SAVE 25% on weekday performances (including Friday nights) by entering the code MOM in the ticketmaster promo box. Get great seats for a big discount!  (This code is valid nationwide as tickets go on sale, although you may need to enter the code in the general promo box if there is no “mommy blog” box!)

If you’re anything like moi, you’ve been wondering how in the world they have 23 live dragons in the Verizon Center or really anywhere. So, fret not, I’m including an abundance of information from the press release below and honestly, the “FUN FACTS” included below are really fascinating, so it’s worth a scroll down if you’re as curious as moi. In the event that you’re wanting me to cut to the chase, to enter the family four-pack give away – just “Like” the Wired Momma Facebook page and either like my post on that page about this give-away or leave a comment. The winner will be selected on Friday June 29. Here’s all the details on the show:

Sneak peek from the show: These dragons look really cool....and really real

This summer, audiences across North America will experience the magic of firebreathing dragons that soar through arena skies in DREAMWORKS’ HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR. The tour will be produced by RZO Dragon Productions to deliver 23 dragons, some with wingspans of up to 46 feet, Viking warriors and world-class circus artists and acrobats, to perform against a state-of-the-art, wall-to-floor immersive projection measuring more than 20,000 square feet. The show comes to the North America on the heels of smash hit run in Australia & New Zealand.

The live production rolls fire-breathing action, epic adventure and heartfelt laughter into an original captivating story set in the mythical world of Vikings and wild dragons. Based on the book by Cressida Cowell, it centers on Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view. The story presents a vision so grand in scale that only DreamWorks Animation and Global Creatures could bring How to Train Your Dragon to life in front of a live audience.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR breaks every rule of theatrical entertainment to fully immerse audiences into the show in ways that have not been attempted before. Barely contained within the arena, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR utilizes the full venue, maximizing every dimension of the performance space to transport audiences into a mythical world of fire-breathing dragons who soar overhead at great speeds. The state-of-the-art animatronic technology and large-scale cinematic projections interact seamlessly with the live actors, who bring DreamWorks Animation’s heart-warming story to life through theatrical storytelling, martial arts and acrobatics. It’s not to be missed!



• Global Creatures & DreamWorks have partnered to bring the Academy-Award® nominated film to life with real flying, fire-breathing dragons.

• The production is four years in the making.

• The production has the largest number of animatronics ever to tour the globe.

• The Red Death Dragon is the largest animatronic ever built by Creature Technology Company at over 40 feet high and 60 feet wide.


• Travels in over 30 18-Wheeler Trucks (52’ each) with a touring cast & crew of 85.

• Together the show weighs over 200,000 pounds.

• It would take one person over a year to load in the production.

• Takes over 160 people to set up the production in each city (the equivalent of one person working 24 hours over 70 days).

• If all the cables in the production were laid out end to end, they would stretch from Los Angeles to New York City.


• The production created the first-ever touring flight track system that weighs over 28   tons.

• The flight track uses a proprietary barcode system. The creatures scan a barcode strip as they fly around the track which tells them (and us) where they are at all times.

• Toothless weighs over 7,500 pounds and flies over 1.2 miles throughout the performance which is equivalent to a Range Rover soaring through the arena.

• There are more automation cues in the opening sequence alone than a Broadway musical has in a night.

• The first-ever fully immersive live experience with projection spanning more than 20,000 square feet throughout the entire arena. The back projection wall is equivalent to 9 movie screens combined.


• Produced over a two-year period in Melbourne, Australia

• 23 Dragons

• 12 Different Dragon Species Represented

• Dragon wings span up to 46ft

• Each large dragon weighs over 2.6 tons (the size of a family car)

• Over 2 miles of “Dragon Skin” was created

Enter to win by going to the Wired Momma Facebook page, liking it and posting a comment! Winner will be picked next Friday, June 29.