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It’s the Circus, It’s the Circus! (Giveaway)

CLOSED for comments! The winner is Brian S (random.org came up with number 1). Congratulations!

No, I am not referring to my household. Although, that would be very close to the truth. I am talking about the fact that the Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming to town (Dayton & Cincinnati, Ohio). I am SO excited!

Why am I so excited? You might think that it is because I have a 17 month old and I am looking forward to seeing the wonder of the circus and the animals through his eyes. Whereas that is the truth, the real reason I am so excited is that I have never ever been to the circus before! Seriously! How am I 33 years old and never been to the circus?

I was so excited when the great folks a Mom Central contacted me to ask me if I would be interested in taking my family to the circus and to give away a set of tickets on my site! What a dream come true for me. Going to the circus is literally one of my “want to do before I die” list of adventures and excursions. How funny that my cooking blog is making that dream a reality.

Here are the details of the shows near us:


Wednesday, March 10 7:00 pm

Thursday, March 11 7:00 pm

Friday, March 12 7:00 pm

Saturday, March 13 11:00 am, 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Sunday, March 14 11:00 am


Thursday, April 29 7:00 pm

Friday, April 30 7:00 pm

Saturday, May 1 11:00 am, 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Sunday, May 2 11:00 am

I am giving away 4 tickets to a reader for the opening night show in Cincinnati, Wednesday, March 10th at 7:00 pm. If you live in the Dayton, Ohio area, sit tight, I will be doing a giveaway in mid-March for another reader to take their family to the Dayton opening show on April 29th. If you don’t want to wait around to see if you won tickets you can order your own tickets and simply use the code “MOM” to get 4 tickets for $44 to the weekday shows or $4 off weekend shows.

So if you live in the Cincinnati area and are interested in taking your family I have a 4 pack of tickets to give away to one lucky reader. Here is how you can enter to win (you can comment using the following criteria for up to 6 entries. Leave a separate comment for each entry):

1. Comment – If you have been to the circus, what is your favorite part of the circus? If not, what would you look forward to seeing the most?

Additional ways to enter:

2. Tweet or Facebook this contest – make sure that you use @onceamonthmom in your Tweet or Facebook status.  And don’t forget to leave a comment below stating you have done so.

3. Tweet or Facebook the Once A Month Mom & Dole Menu Contest – make sure that you use @onceamonthmom in your Tweet or Facebook status.  And don’t forget to leave a comment below stating you have done so.

4. Tweet or Facebook the Once A Month Mom Cook Off – make sure that you use @onceamonthmom & one or more of the following: @cuisinart_PR @CUTCOCutlery and/or @Crocs in your Tweet or Facebook status.  And don’t forget to leave a comment below stating you have done so.

5. Become a Fan of Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey for Cincinnati & Dayton Area Facebook Fan Page. Leave a comment below that you have done so.

6. Subscribe to the Once A Month Mom blog via RSS or email. Let me know that you have done so. Of course, if you are already subscriber make sure you leave that too.

This giveaway ends Wednesday, February 17th at midnight. Winner will be chosen by random using random.org.

**Don’t forget this months ongoing contests in celebration of the Once A Month Mom Blogiversary! There are great prizes to be won!

**And the Flirty Apron Giveaway going on through 2/15

8 Responses to “It’s the Circus, It’s the Circus! (Giveaway)”

  1. Brian S says:

    Favorite part about going to the circus? It used to be the tiger act. Now it’s anything that captures my young ones’ hearts.

  2. Beth says:

    I’d say my favorite part of the circus is the clowns. While I know MANY who are afraid, I always loved their silly antics!

    On a separate note, I don’t think I’ve been to the Ringling Brothers/ Barnum and Bailey Circus since I was 5 (although I’ve been to other circuses). That time, I got briefly separate from my parents and they still tell that as the “time we lost Beth” story. Hopefully, if we win, I won’t reinact this story with my little one!

  3. Beth says:

    I’m a fan of the Ringling Brothers/Barnum and Bailey Circus on FB.

  4. Beth says:

    I subscribe.

  5. Brian S says:

    I subscribe to your RSS feed via Google Reader

  6. Brian S says:

    I just became a fan of the Ringling Brothers Cincinnati FB page.

  7. Kim C says:

    I really hate to say this to you, love your site and hope you don’t ban me forever :( But Ringling Bros beats the animals, you should google it, and you shouldn’t go to the circus or promote them. Nothing fun about tortured animals that only do tricks because they’ve been beaten into submission. :(

  8. My Mom swears she took me and my cousin (same age as me) to the circus when we were little. We both swear (my cousin and me) that we’ve never been. So, if she did take us, it was a missed Kodak event! :~) I’ve never been to Ringley’s Circus – we did take my youngest to the other circus in town about 4 years ago and it was so cool. Would love to see the much grander event of this circus.

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