In our area, there’s an indoor fun center called Chuck E. Cheese’s which caters to families and birthday parties. The last time I was there for a birthday party, about 3 or 4 years ago, it was loud, sticky-feeling, and overwhelming. I had problems finding my son in the darkly lit place, and the food wasn’t good. Even though the kids wanted to go back, I always said no.
Apparently, the Chuck E. Cheese place shut down a year ago and underwent major renovations. When a friend suggested going there one afternoon after school, I decided to go back and check it out. The new Chuck E. Cheese’s is bigger, well-lit, clean, and much more parent-friendly.
Their new menu includes quite a few gluten-free options including pizza, dessert, and a fresh-looking salad. The employees were all very helpful, and my kids had a great time playing the different games and earning tickets for prizes. My friend used 2 coupons for a pizza deal which fed 6 kids and one adult plus gave the kids lots of tokens for playing games. In addition, I spent $20 for more tokens. Since I eat gluten-free, I tried the salad bar which was very fresh. Next time I’ll try the pizza which needs prep time in the kitchen.
Chuck E. Cheese’s has become a good place for my family to go on a yucky winter day. Coupons for value deals combining pizza, drinks, and tokens are available on the website. You can also sign up for their email club which provides more coupons and deals.
What’s your favorite outing for a winter or rainy day?
Fabulously Frugal Thursday
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