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Monday, June 13 2016 09:41

Rock Father's Day with Chuck E. Cheese's and some Dad Hacks!

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This #RockFathersDay #DadHacks adventure is brought to you by Chuck E. Cheese's. The Rock Father has been friends with Charles for a very, very long time...

Father's Day, or Rock Father's Day™ as it's known around here, is June 19th, and as everyone gears up for the annual round of "What Dad Really Wants...," I can tell you that what I want is very simple: time with my family, and fun. While my perfect Father's Day is a pretty low-key affair in which I like to hang out at home and spend some time in the yard, I'm all for a little detour to one of the kids' favorite places, which just so happens to be one of my favorite places... a place "Where A Kid Can Be A Kid," or where a big kid can still be a kid because he's never really grown up, but he happens to have kids of his own now. It's in that spirit of family fun that my friends at Chuck E. Cheese's are celebrating dads this year, serving-up some exclusive Father's Day offers that everyone can enjoy. Ticket Blaster for Dad? A chance to win a trip to Great Wolf Lodge? Read on, friends...

Fun at Chuck E. Cheese's

This Father's Day, treat the whole family to a 1-Topping Large Pizza, 4 Soft Drinks, 30 Tokens and FREE Small Wings for just $29.99 (Expiration Date: 6/21/16). We go for the Thin & Crispy Pizza, the plain cheese of which is a favorite of The Rock Daughters™. Personally, I like the pepperoni, but I'm the odd man out when it comes to my meat enjoyment around here, so cheese pizza is in abundance.

Addie enjoying Chuck E. Cheese's Thin & Crispy Pizza

So who's the biggest kid in the family? Of course it's me, and my wife will attest to that. At Chuck E. Cheese's, fellow "Rock Fathers" can prove their skill by having their own gaming tournament versus the little ones. Ask your store for a scorecard and get the action moving. I scored 27,000 on this round of Skee-Ball:

Playing Skee-ball

For the ultimate, Dads can put their name in for a chance to enter the famed Ticket Blaster on Father's Day, with random drawings held throughout the day for a rare chance at ticket-catching glory. Can you match my skill?

THE ROCK FATHER and his Chuck E. Cheese Tickets!

You might not think of this straight-away, but one benefit of Chuck E. Cheese's is convenience - no mess at the house, so you can kick back when you get home. But if you need a getaway after you get home? Well, that's where the #DadHacks Sweepstakes comes in! Check out all the details...

Chuck E. Cheese's Dad Hacks Sweepstakes:
  • Use the hashtags #DadHacks and #Sweepstakes for a chance to win a family vacation to Great Wolf Lodge, along with other summertime fun prizes!
  • The “Dad Hacks” Sweepstakes will run from June 6-30th; Grand Prize, First Prize and Second Prize winners will be announced on July 1st
  • Grand Prize (valued at $3,000): getaway vacation for Dad, courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge
  • First Prize (ARV $750): (1) GoPro Hero Silver Edition and (1) Drone
  • Second Prize (ARV $200): (1) $200 Chuck E. Cheese’s Gift Card
  • Enter Here: Dad Hacks Sweepstakes

Ready to Rock? Treat dad and the whole family to Chuck E. Cheese's this Rock Father's Day, and be sure to share your pictures on Social Media, tagging Chuck E. Cheese's on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Bonus Round: A little Toyography! It's no secret that I love taking pictures of toys, and a major subject for me is often diecast vehicles. At Chuck E. Cheese's, the girls and I picked up the latest version of their Chuck E. Cheese's Big Rig (we have an older version at home), and I couldn't resist busting it out and snapping some pics in the parking lot. Is this proof that I really am the biggest kid? You decide!

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

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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