While the kids love Chuck E Cheese, parents are of course, watching how much it costs.
So if you’re one of those parents like me wondering how much does Chuck E Cheese cost, I’m going to give you all the prices.
But since the kids won’t care about price, all they know is they just want to go…I’m also going to give you several ways to save.
A Few Things to Keep in Mind
It’s important to keep in mind a few things..
First, where you are located is going to make a difference. Higher cost areas are going to see higher prices than lower cost areas, just as with anything else.
What you order is going to make a difference, which is why we’ll look at the Chuck E Cheese pricing packages and combos so you can save the most.
Chuck E. Cheese offers a number of ways to both eat and play so it’s helpful to know the options so you can pick which one will allow you to have the most fun and save the most money.
Chuck E Cheese Token Prices
|30 Minutes or points||$10 per card|
|45 Minutes or points||$15 per card|
|60 Minutes or points||$20 per card|
|90 Minutes or points||$25 per card|
|120 Minutes or points||$30 per card|
|Unlimited games (all you can play)||$12 – $15 per hour|
Chuck E Cheese locations are starting to roll out an unlimited game play option where you can now pay by the hour so your kids can play as many games as they want during that time.
This can often work out to being cheaper than paying for tokens.
How to Play
Chuck E. Cheese has 2 ways to play. Keep in mind, they don’t sell tokens anymore. Rather they use a play pass card.
Play Pass Card
The Play Pass card has now replaced tokens and it will cost you $1 to purchase a card. Included in that purchase is 3 play points or 3 play minutes depending on which you select.
You can also purchse the play pass with or without a coil wristband. I do recommend you put a band on the card to go around your child’s wrist so they don’t set it down to play and lose it.
You can also use another band or a hair tie that you bring from home if you don’t want to pay the extra $2 per card for the wristband.
Rechargeable Play Ban
The rechardable play band goes on more like a watch and costs $5 per band. Kids can simply wave their band at each game to play instead of swiping the card.
Chuck E Cheese Menu Prices
Pizza & Salad
|Large pizza (12 slices)||$18.49|
|Medium pizza (10 slices)||$15.49|
|Personal pizza (6 slices)||$9.49|
|Stuffed crust||add $3.09|
|Additional toppings||$1.99 – $2.49 / each|
|Supreme, five meat or vegie||+$4 / 5 / 6 / 7 (by size)|
Salad & Appetizers
|Salad Bar (with over 20 items)||$10.99|
|Boneless wings (regular)||$15.99|
|Boneless wings (medium)||$23.99|
|Boneless wings (large)||$32.99|
Sweets & Desserts
|Giant warm cookie||$6.99|
|Dippin’ dots||$6 – $7|
|Cotton candy||$4 / $7|
|Water / Juice / Milk||$2.49|
|Beer (available at some locations)||$6.49|
|Wine (available at some locations)||$6.49|
Chuck E Cheese Food Combo Prices
|Combo 1||$29.79||1-large, 1-topping pizza & 4 soft drinks|
|Combo 2||$30.59||1-large, 1-topping pizza, cheesy bread & 2 soft drinks|
|Combo 3||$35.59||1-large, 1-topping pizza, regular boneless wings & 2 soft drinks|
|Combo 4||$40.99||1-large, 1-topping pizza, 1 appetizer sampler & 4 soft drinks|
|Combo 5||$54.89||2-large, 1-topping pizzas, a giant warm cookie & 6 soft drinks|
9 Ways to Save Money at Chuck E Cheese
To soften the blow to the budget
Go During the Week
If you want to eat there, go during the weekdays when possible and eat at the buffet. Kids under 3 also eat free.
Join the Chuck E. Cheese Rewards Program
To do this, you’ll want to download their app. They give you a free personal size pizza when you sign up and you can earn more rewards. They will send something for your kids birthday. You can $10 off your next purchase after visiting 3 times and spending at least $20.
The Little Kid Savings Trick
So many this is sneaky but hey, it works! Especially with your younger kids, show them the areas that don’t require tokens so they can enjoy those before using tokens.
These are areas like the dance floor with Chuckie, the ball pit and play structure.
Go after you eat so you can skip the food or plan on eating at home or elsewhere afterwards.
Did you know? You can also buy discount gift cards here for Chuck E Cheese (and many other places) and save up to 25% off. They send you the digital gift card and you can use it to pay online or in-store.
Use These Coupons
Visit this page on the Chuck E. Cheese website to see what current coupons or deals they have available.
Go on Wednesdays
Many Chuck E Cheese locations have deals on Wednesdays like all you can play Wednesdays. Check with your local Chuck E Cheese.
Let Kids Earn Free Rewards
Chuck E Cheese has a lot of different rewards kids can earn. Some activities they can participate in are:
- Reading rewards
- Super student award
- Half birthday
- Clean room
- Terrific teeth
Most rewards earn 10 points.
Check Social Media
Don’t forget to monitor the Chuck E. Cheese social media pages for codes, coupons or phrases that will save you money or give you something extra (like free tickets).
Buy Play Pass Points in Bulk
This makes sense if you plan on going several times during the year. It will cost you more upfront but can save you in the long run.
Your Next Chuck E. Cheese Visit
Keep in mind not all locations offer all of these options. Check your local Chuck E. Cheese to be sure.
So hopefully by now you no longer have to wonder how much does chuck e cheese cost. You should have a much better idea about pricing for food, tokens and packages so you can get the best bang for your buck!