This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese’s.  The opinions and text are all mine.

This Veteran’s Day, spend the afternoon letting your kids be kids AND unleashing your own inner children at Chuck E. Cheese’s! To celebrate and thank our service members of the past and present, Chuck E. Cheees’s is offering one free personal pizza to all active and retired members of the military on November 11th. I’ll share more details about that in a minute, but first, check out all the fun we had on our recent visit to Chuck E. Cheese’s!

 

 Chuck E. Cheese’s is fun for ALL ages!

We’ve been fans of Chuck E. Cheese’s since Jacob was a toddler. I remember taking him there for the first time and watching his eyes light up over the singing animatronic characters on the stage. Even now that he’s a tween, he still gets crazy excited about going. I told him on a Tuesday that we’d be heading up on Saturday. He asked every single day if we were still going. He loves playing the games and winning tickets to redeem for prizes (although he made his dad and I feed the Ticket Muncher, since he was too busy earning more tickets!)

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Last week, Jake, my husband and I took a trip down to our local Chuck E. Cheese’s. My husband is  a veteran of both the Navy and the Army. We met up with my friend Dana and her one-year-old toddler, Penelope. Basically, we ranged in age from 1-41, and every one of us had a blast.

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We ordered their new Thin & Crispy Pizza, and Jake actually sat down to eat it as soon as it arrived. Usually, he runs off and I have to beg him to stop for two seconds and take a bite.

Unleash your inner kid at Chuck E. Cheese’s on Veteran's Day! Active & retired military members get a free personal pizza! Check out details + see why Chuck E. Cheese's is fun for ALL ages!

I’ve always liked Chuck E. Cheese’s pizza, but I really love the newest incarnation! The crust is delicious and so full of flavor. Jake got mad when I ate some of his! He usually leaves it behind, I didn’t know that he wanted it!

Unleash your inner kid at Chuck E. Cheese’s on Veteran's Day! Active & retired military members get a free personal pizza! Check out details + see why Chuck E. Cheese's is fun for ALL ages!

After lunch, Jake and Rich went off in one direction to play games while I waited for my friend to arrive with the baby. It was the weekend before Halloween, so little P. came dressed up as a ladybug. Isn’t she adorable?

Unleash your inner kid at Chuck E. Cheese’s on Veteran's Day! Active & retired military members get a free personal pizza! Check out details + see why Chuck E. Cheese's is fun for ALL ages!

I let Dana eat while I took Penelope out to play. She kept leading me back to the rides, of course. She didn’t want them to go so much as she just wanted to hug and kiss the characters (don’t worry, I sat her down and buckled her in during the times that the ride was actually moving, I do remember how to keep a toddler safe, even after all these years!).

Unleash your inner kid at Chuck E. Cheese’s on Veteran's Day! Active & retired military members get a free personal pizza! Check out details + see why Chuck E. Cheese's is fun for ALL ages!

When the Big Cheese himself made an appearance, all the kids went nuts. Penelope loves to see him…from about 5 feet away. She just stood and stared at him, but when we tried to take her closer, she looked at us like we were nuts. That’s okay, though, he did have quite the crowd surrounding him!

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Unleash your inner kid at Chuck E. Cheese’s on Veteran's Day! Active & retired military members get a free personal pizza! Check out details + see why Chuck E. Cheese's is fun for ALL ages!

Jake even managed to get some exercise while we were there! This game looks like a giant hamster wheel and encourages kids to run for tickets. It’s actually a very clever way to encourage kids to get active. Anything that gets our kids moving is good in my book.

Unleash your inner kid at Chuck E. Cheese’s on Veteran's Day! Active & retired military members get a free personal pizza! Check out details + see why Chuck E. Cheese's is fun for ALL ages!

All in all, we had a fabulous family day at Chuck E. Cheese’s. With the weather turning colder by the day, we’ll definitely be going back a few times during the season. I love that we don’t have to spend a fortune to have fun. While I did receive a guest pass for the pizza as part of this post, I also bought 100 tokens for $20. We all played for 3 hours on that $20. You really can’t beat that! I always visit the Chuck E. Cheese’s website before I go to print out coupons.

If you haven’t been to Chuck E. Cheese’s in a while, they no longer use tokens in the games. I was surprised by this. Instead, they give you a Play Pass card and load all your “tokens” onto that. I really love that they did this because you don’t have to tote around buckets of tokens anymore. No more worrying about dumping them or leaving them behind. They’ll divide the credits up however you want on as many cards as you need for your family. You can reload the card at the register or at one of the machines throughout the store. If you do have tokens left from another trip (Dana did), just take them up to the register to add them to a Play Pass.

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More details about the Veteran’s Day Deal at Chuck E. Cheese’s

Unleash your inner kid at Chuck E. Cheese’s on Veteran's Day! Active & retired military members get a free personal pizza! Check out details + see why Chuck E. Cheese's is fun for ALL ages! #ad

The free personal pizza is available to all active duty military, individual ready reserves, former military members who are receiving retired pay and their families. You’ll need to show a Uniformed Services ID card or Common Access Card at the register to get the discount, and there is a limit of one discount per military service member. The offer is only valid onFriday,  November 11th, 2016. Learn more on the Chuck E. Cheese’s website. Follow Chuck E. Cheese’s on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to keep up with all their exciting news.

Do you have any plans for Veteran’s Day? What is your favorite thing about visiting Chuck E. Cheese’s? 

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese’s. The opinions and text are all mine.

Unleash your inner kid at Chuck E. Cheese’s on Veteran's Day! Active & retired military members get a free personal pizza! Check out details + see why Chuck E. Cheese's is fun for ALL ages! #ad

Unleash your inner kid at Chuck E. Cheese’s on Veteran's Day! Active & retired military members get a free personal pizza! Check out details + see why Chuck E. Cheese's is fun for ALL ages! #ad