Visit the Mint – Twelve days of giveaways! {Updated}

In case you haven't noticed yet, we'd like to draw your attention to the right of this post to our wonderful new sponsor the Canadian Mint! We're thrilled to have them on board and even more excited to announce that they are giving away twelve family passes (that's for two adults and up to four kids) to take a tour of the mint!

A bit of info on the tours:

Open every day, the Royal Canadian Mint is an interesting and educational destination for kids and families:

  • Learn how coins are made with interactive guided tours (English or French)
  • See the famous Vancouver 2010 athlete medals!!
  • Learn more about the record-breaking Million Dollar Coin
  • See and learn how the mint makes coins for over 75 countries around the world!
  • Enjoy many videos along the tour walk, including how coins are designed.

Convenient: The Mint is within walking distance to many popular Ottawa attractions including the National Gallery of Canada and the Byward Market.

Affordable: Access to the boutique is FREE  and 45-minute tours are just $5 per person.

Reservations Recommended: To book your tour, call (613) 993-8990 or 1-800-276-7714 (toll-free)


(Some changes were made to the process for entering. Details are located here.) As mentioned in yesterday's post, we're picking our first Canadian Mint Family Pass winner from the comments in yesterdays post and our random winner was commenter #23, Amy!  Congratulations! We'll be in touch to tell you how to get your pass!

We are going to be giving out one pass a day for the next eleven days.  To enter leave a comment on the post from that day or tweet the following:

I'd love to win a family pass to the @canadianmint from #kidsinthecapital this holiday season!

You can enter every day, but you can only win once. One entry per day per family. Winners will be picked each day from all comments and tweets received by 8:00pm of the same day. Kids in the Capital will be running weekend posts for the duration of this giveaway.

Good luck!

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