While the spring season technically began on March 20th, purists of America’s pastime know the season doesn’t truly kickoff until opening day!

For 2017, this was held on Monday, April 3rd—although the festivities continue all week long. Coinciding with this time-honored tradition, we’ve partnered with El Artista and their new “Big Papi” cigar—a cigar/baseball match made in heaven!

This week’s contest is sponsored by El Artista Cigars; where we will be offering cigar fans a chance to try the new Big Papi by David Ortiz, a heavy-hitting Dominican beauty crafted to suit the legendary MLB star’s ideal palate.

Contest Theme: Cigars & Baseball

Cigars and baseball folks—doesn’t get much better!

Get in the spirit of the opening day games this week and post your cigars-meet-baseball pics for a chance to win the new, super-premium Big Papi cigars, blended by the man himself!

Use #openingDay with entries

To enter the contest:

  1. Take a cigar photo that fits the cigars/baseball theme
  2. Post your picture on the Cigar Dojo app
  3. Include hashtag #openingDay
  4. Share your entry on social media – see how

Grand Prize

There will be TWO grand prize winners this week! Both winners will receive MAJOR prizes worthy of, dare we say, the Major League… (sorry, had to get a pun in there somewhere). Each winner will receive a full box of the new Big Papi by David Ortiz. The cigars feature a Dominican-based blend and are crafted at El Artista’s boutique factory in the DR—blended by Ortiz himself (along with the knowledgable guidance of El Artista’s master blenders) to suit his ideal palate.

The cigars were made in a singular, heavy-hitting, 6″ × 54 toro size that will smoke through nearly an entire baseball game! Cigar Dojo went in-depth with this premium blend in January, awarding the cigar an impressive 90-point rating, saying:

Fittingly, the profile is big and robust, with loads of spices and hearty leathers and earth that’ll really “stick to your ribs”! […] the draw was nearly perfect, giving a satisfactory amount of smoke on every puff. Altogether, Big Papi is a traditional experience that’s been amped up a few notches—a fun smoke that should only require minimal [smoking] experience to be best enjoyed.Cigar Dojo

SEE THE FULL REVIEW: Big Papi by David Ortiz Cigar Review

Our grand prize winners each receive:

  • 1 box of 20 toro cigars (valued at $275 MSRP)
  • 1 El Artista ceramic ashtray
  • 1 El Artista single flame, jet cigar lighter

El Artista Big Papi by David Ortiz cigar box open

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Runner-up Winners

There will also be TWO runner-up winners this week! Each runner-up winner will receive a 3-count sampler of Big Papi by David Ortiz cigars and an El Artista single flame, jet cigar lighter!

NOTE: these two prizes will be awarded as Flash Giveaway contests. Stay tuned on the Cigar Dojo app on Friday, April 7th, as we will post quick & fun contests to award these two prizes!

El Artista Big Papi cigar sampler giveaway



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