Tickets to The Australian Open? Oh Yes Please!

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang.

Another giveaway lovelies! This time for tennis fans… or just summer fun fans.

I’ve always felt like a bit of a freak here in Australia because I’m not overly into watching sport. Then I moved to Melbourne and realised that ‘watching sport‘ here means knocking back a few coldies and eating hotdogs and then I got a lot more interested.

The awesome crew at the Australian Open are offering four lucky Smaggle readers the chance to win a Double Ground Pass (two tickets) for Australian Open 2013. The pass gives you full access to all of the outdoor courts, the Grand Slam® Oval and the Heineken Live Stage where you can have a drink with your mates, check out a few bands and chill on a deck chair or bean bag. Tickets also include access to Garden Square where you can sit back and watch the action on the big screen.

Picture this: You and your bestie, champagne in hand at the Heineken Live Stage. Swooping wide brimmed hats, sweet summer frocks, rock star sunglasses. The buzzing atmosphere of thousands of tennis fans. A sneaky celebrity sighting. Ice cold beer. Arms sticky and sweet with slathering of sunscreen. It’s the summer equivalent of the Spring Racing carnival. The perfect social outing for a perfect Melbourne summer.

If you’re keen to win one of four Double Ground Passes just simply answer this question below…

What’s your perfect summer beverage? An icy cold beer? A crisp pinot? A cosmo?

Visit here for competition T&Cs and good luck!

P.S If you see me there say hi! I’ll be the one with the hat, sunglasses, long sleeved shirt, sun umbrella, zinc and sunscreen.

P.P.S Because the Australian Open is such a big part Melbourne’s Summer they’re celebrating by handing out free ice-cream in the city! Watch out for the Australian Open ice-cream truck this week at Queensbridge Square, the State Library and Fed Square for your serve of Summer. I didn’t think there was anything better than ice cream but I think free ice cream wins.

P.P.P.S This prize in only redeemable in Melbourne. Just FYI.

Top image from Jason Domingues Photography (Thanks Ash for providing original source!)

Carly is the founding editor of Smaggle which launched in 2007 back when blogging was weird. She has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Cosmopolitan and Cleo magazines. Hoop earrings are totally her thing and she almost got run over by Myf Warhurst while out jogging one day.


  1. rinniez 4 years ago

    Oh i want to go so bad, i don’t live in melbs tho and not sure that i could get there 🙁 so i’ll have to sit this one out. Love watching sports, drinking beer and being in the sun with my mates- must be a true blue aussie haha xx

  2. Helen Lee 4 years ago

    It may be more suited to the manicure lawns at Wimbledon, but Pimms. It combines everything that makes a refreshing (but alcoholic) drink – cucumber, mint, ice, PIMM’s and lemonade. Refreshing and cool <3

  3. Jeanette 4 years ago

    Mine would be Appletiser, it’s light, sweet and bubbly. Reminds me of those sunny summer days in the sun near the green grass of Melbourne Park. Yum!

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      Smaggle 3 years ago

      Darling heart! You’ve won! Please send me your address by 5pm this arvo – I tried to email but it didn’t work! x

      • Jeanette 3 years ago

        9 sunrise place
        Wyndham vale, 3024



        Sent from my iPad

  4. Tinawheeze 4 years ago

    Mine has to be a white wine spritzer! It’s bubbly, it makes your bottle of wine go twice as far and with the soda water it’s totally like you’re rehydrating in between drinks. Maybe.

  5. Simone 4 years ago

    I’m with Helen – my absolute perfect summer bevvy is a refreshing Pimms cocktail, complete with summer fruits like oranges and berries. Delicious! Or alternatively, a cool, crisp cider, like Flying Brick from the Bellarine 🙂

  6. AmyG 4 years ago

    To answer the question i will have to reveal the secret to a summer favourite. The infamous ‘Ol’ Bluey’. A drink we accidently invented by mixing the last dregs of alcohol together after a party. It is a refreshing mix of vanilla vodka, blue curacao, fresh lime and lemonade. Both refreshing and life changing!

    • Author
      Smaggle 3 years ago

      Gorgeous creature! You won! please send me your addess by 5pm this arvo! I tried to email but it didn’t work! x

  7. Danielle Sheree 4 years ago

    I can’t go past a Pina Colada this time of year – perfect mix of pineapple, coconut and a hint of rum. The perfect taste of summer

  8. Lara 4 years ago

    My favorite new refreshing drink is now dubbed the scrumptious smaggle after your inspiring last post and tag line Get into it! I normally don’t experiment so much but this brought me so much joy and the colour is so bright and cheery! It’s rose wine mixed with sparkling wine and a dash of soda water.
    Viva la smaggle summer!
    Ps hubby says Heineken all the way!

  9. Michelle V 4 years ago

    My perfect summer drink of choice
    Not chardonnay, though I’m told that’s “Noice!”
    No, for me its Cranberry juice on the rocks

    So refreshing and cold it gives shivers and shocks!
    I can’t drink alcohol as I’m on my P
    Overcame my driving fear aged 33!!

  10. Ashleah 4 years ago

    My drink of choice is a fresh mint Mojito, bonus points if it includes some fresh ginger as well, so addictive

  11. Hayley 4 years ago

    A rekorderlig cider with lots and lots of ice – so refreshing!!!

  12. Debbie Phillip 4 years ago

    An Icey cold beer…..then another one

  13. Mags 4 years ago

    a delicious summer punch – my fave is made with barcadi, frangelico, lemonade and kaffir lime leaves – delish

  14. Sarah 4 years ago

    When outside is steaming
    Players’ sweat is gleaming
    It’s too hot to think
    and the spectators stink!
    The Japanese know what to get…
    My favourite drink Pocari Sweat!
    And bam! It’s a grand slam!

  15. Ash 4 years ago

    I’m sure Jason Domingues would love photo credit for the screenshot image above…
    Not cool…

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      Smaggle 4 years ago

      Thanks for providing the original source Ash. I’ve update the post to include a link and have emailed Jason too.

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