How many of you went to Chuck E. Cheese as a kid and tried to relive the experience with your own family as an adult only to find out how expensive it is? (*Raises hand*) Money is a hard concept to grasp when you’re six years old and trying to get those last few tickets for coveted toys. But as parents, you quickly learn just how fast your money goes when your child wants to trade $10 worth of tickets for a dinosaur eraser or a crazy straw. So beyond Chuck E. Cheese coupons, how can you save money at this childhood oasis?
For starters, you can download the Chuck E. Cheese app and join their rewards program (more on that later…) to get 500 FREE tickets. Then there are the weekly promos they offer for food and play. And finally, there are a couple of hacks and tips to help you save a little bit extra. We’ve rounded them all up and here are our favorite ways to save at Chuck E. Cheese.
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Always check for Chuck E. Cheese coupons or promos before you go.
Here are the current Chuck E. Cheese promos to help you save a few bucks. You’ll also find even more discounts if you search for coupons for your exact Chuck E. Cheese location.
1. Download the app for 500 e-tickets.
New customers can download the app and register for 500 free e-tickets. For the most part, all Chuck E. Cheese locations have opted for paperless e-tickets instead of the hundreds of paper tickets we used to have to carry around. The free tickets will be loaded into your rewards account after you register.
2. Get a free $10 gift card with the purchase of a $50 gift card.
From Nov. 6 through Dec. 31, 2023, purchase a $50 Chuck E. Cheese gift card online and you’ll receive a free $10 bonus gift card. Gift cards can be used for game play, food, and rides, but cannot be used for parties or group events.
3. Host a birthday party and the birthday star parties for free.
Round up 12 of your birthday kid’s best friends and they’ll get to celebrate for free. There must be a total of 13 kids in attendance and you’ll need to make a reservation by Dec. 3, 2023, for a party held on or before Dec. 4, 2023. Use code BDAYFREE at the time of booking to get the discount.
4. Take 10% off game packages with a food and drink combo purchase.
When you buy any of the food and drink combo Value Deals #1-5, you’ll get 10% off a game package purchase. This cannot be combined with any other offers and it’s only valid at participating locations.
5. Get two large pizzas for $22 on Tuesdays.
Mention the “Two for Tuesday” promotion when you order and get two large, 1-topping pizzas starting at $22. This is available for dine-in and carry-out orders only. Prices may vary by location and some restaurants are $25 for the two pizzas instead of $22.
6. Get an hour of unlimited play on Wednesdays for $17.99.
Just say the words All You Can Play Wednesday when you make your purchase and get one hour of unlimited play for $17.99. The regular cost of one hour of unlimited play varies by location.
7. Save 10% sitewide on the Chuck E. Cheese Shop
Be sure to check the coupons and deals page for Chuck E. Cheese coupon codes. Through Oct. 31, 2023, they had code 1023DEAL15 to get 10% off sitewide at the Chuck E. Cheese online shop. They often have a 10% off promotion, so we’ll share an update right here as soon as we see one for November.
8. Military members can choose from two Chuck E. Cheese coupons.
Active duty military and their dependents, National Guard and Reservists and their dependents, and retired service members can choose from two special offers. The Alpha consists of one large 1-topping pizza, four drinks, and 45 Play Points for $33.99. Or, select The Bravo for two large 1-topping pizzas, four drinks, and 100 Play Points for $57.49. Valid military ID or proof of service is required for either of these deals.
Join the rewards program.
If you want to start earning points on your visits and use those points to save money, you’ll need to join the Chuck E. Cheese rewards program. It’s free to sign up and you’ll earn points that can be turned into money-saving rewards.
Start by downloading the Chuck E. Cheese app and registering for the rewards program. Then you can scan your QR code at the register or scan your receipt to earn points. You’ll earn one point for every $1 spent and then can redeem points once you’ve earned 50, 100, or 200. As an example, 50 points (for $50 spent) get you options like two soft drinks, 15 minutes of playtime, 500 tickets, or free select desserts at certain locations.
Consider the All You Can Play option (especially on Wednesdays).
Chuck E. Cheese’s “All You Can Play” program is an exciting offer that lets you enjoy unlimited gameplay for a designated amount of time. With this program, kids can play as many games as they want during your visit without any restrictions.
For those of us on a budget, this is a great option. You can pay a fixed price for a set time of gameplay and then call it a day. While prices for “All You Can Play” will vary by location, we think it’s safe to estimate around $15 for 30 minutes of play. We like this option because you know how much you’re spending upfront, rather than giving in to kids pleading for more tokens and unknowingly shelling out $50 in a single hour.
On Wednesdays, be sure to mention “All You Can Play Wednesday” when you arrive to get one hour of unlimited play for just $17.99.
Additionally, the program allows you to accumulate tickets as you play, which you can later redeem for exciting prizes at the prize counter. So not only do your kids get to play unlimited games, but they also have the chance to win rewards. Remember to check with your local Chuck E. Cheese for specific details on pricing and availability of the “All You Can Play” program, as it does vary by location.
Get 10 free points for completing activity sheets when you make a food purchase.
Need a little extra boost getting your kids to complete tasks around the house? Or a reward for good grades? Chuck E. Cheese has several activity sheets and downloads that kids can turn in to earn 10 free play points. Download printables like a potty training calendar or reading rewards. Once your child completes it, they can turn it in for 10 free points. You must make a food purchase during the visit to earn the play points and they’ll be loaded onto your child’s play card.
Shop discounted gift cards for a 25% discount.
Sam’s Club has two $25 gift cards ($50 total) for $37.50, which works out to 25% off. You cannot use these gift cards towards the cost of a Chuck E. Cheese birthday party or event, but you can use them towards games, rides, and food.
Go after lunch so you can skip the food.
If you’re just looking for a little afternoon fun, go after having lunch at home so you can skip the food altogether. Let the kids play and have fun. Maybe let them split a less expensive dessert for a snack, but opt not to do an entire meal if you’re looking to cut costs as much as possible.
If you do want to splurge on drinks, order a smaller size as many locations offer free refills.
Find as many free activities as possible.
Although there are lots of games to play and Chuck E. Cheese coupons to be had, there are also freebies to enjoy as well. Let little ones climb on play structures or even sit on rides without feeding them tokens. Show them where to dance along with Chuck or run off a bit of energy.
If you plan on visiting at least three times in the summer, get a Summer Fun Pass (starting at $49.99).
In 2023, guests could grab a Summer Fun Pass for eight weeks of unlimited gaming at Chuck E. Cheese. Prices for the passes started at $49.99 and they got you a minimum of 30 minutes of gameplay each week, which normally costs $15 – $18 each time. So each of these passes paid for itself within about three visits. Passes went on sale in the Chuck E. Cheese mobile app or in-store on June 5. To get the full eight weeks of gameplay from the pass, guests would have had to purchase before July 10. However, these passes were valid through Sep. 4, 2023, regardless of purchase date.
- The Bronze Pass ($49.99) – Up to eight weeks with 30 minutes of gameplay, $25 off a birthday party, and a Pass Member lanyard.
- The Silver Pass ($74.99) – Up to eight weeks with 60 minutes of gameplay, 20% off Large & XL cheese pizza purchases, $35 off a birthday party, a one-time Ticket Blaster experience, early hours play time for members only on July 7 ^ August 4, and a Pass Member lanyard.
- The Gold Pass ($139.99) – Up to eight weeks with two 60 minutes of gameplay, 40% off Large and XL cheese pizza purchases, $50 off a birthday party, a one-time Ticket Blaster experience, early hours play time for members only on July 7 & August 4, and Pass Member lanyard.