So, this is pretty awesome. You know how each Fall Boston Pizza sells Kids Cards to help raise donations for the Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects? Well this year they set a new record, and raised more than $900,000. That’s amazing! That’s money that will be going directly towards helping kids by supporting The Rick Hansen Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Kids Help Phone, Live Different, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Yay!
I’m feeling pretty good about the four Kids Cards I purchased during the fundraiser. (And I’m sure plenty of you folks picked up a few as well. I mean who can pass up donating $5 to a good cause and in turn getting a card good for five free kids meals at Boston Pizza?) I made sure to take my Kids Cards online and registered them at MyBp to get the sixth free kids meal. Which means my four cards, which cost me a $20 donation in total, are now good for twenty-four free Boston Pizza kids meals. Divide that in half, because I have two kids, and I can now eat out at Boston Pizza twelve times, without paying a cent for the kids.
The Kids Cards are good until June 2016, which gives plenty of time to fit in twelve visits. However, to be honest, I’ve already used our Kids Cards three times, including last night, and I’m thinking about going again this weekend.
Last night was the big annual Scouts’ Halloween party, and while the kids love being part of Scouts and were super looking forward to going to the party, I was dreading it a bit. I always stress about dinner on Scouts’ night. I hate trying to get them fed and out the door on time. Add Halloween costumes to the mix and you’re looking at a recipe for disaster.
So instead we decided to eat out at Boston Pizza. My daughters LOVE eating at Boston Pizza. They were already super excited about the Halloween party, a visit to Boston Pizza kicked it up to “best night ever!” level. The girls were in their Halloween costumes, all ready for the party, and the servers didn’t bat an eye at us walking in with two velvet covered little girls in hoop skirts. The kids were super excited to see that the place was strewn with pretend cobwebs, tombstones and orange garland. We had a yummy dinner, and thanks to the Kids Cards I purchased last month, didn’t spend much at all. We were in and out of Boston Pizza in about an hour, and even better, made it to Scouts on time for once.
The girls were glowing with happiness at all the compliments they received on their costumes. Kudos to the server who was patient enough to listen as my daughter explained she wasn’t really a princess but rather a good witch, and not just any witch but Glinda from Oz.
With the Kids Cards it costs under $35 for my family of four to eat out, which is pretty amazing. I’m pretty sure I spent more than that the last time we hit a drive through. Even if you’re paying full price, the kid’s meals at Boston Pizza are a good deal at $6.99. Especially considering the price includes a beverage and a dessert. The portions are generous, and my kids love the food. The drinks aren’t just fountain pop either, choices include white or chocolate milk, ice tea, lemonade, orange juice. and my kids favorite — apple juice.
I’m thinking of heading back to Boston Pizza on Saturday for our pre-trick-or-treating meal. Halloween is such a crazy night. The kids are so wired with excitement. Getting them to fuel up before we head out can sometimes be a struggle. I’m thinking eating out, instead of making dinner at home, may cut down on the pre-trick-or-treating stress. Plus who can argue with Bugs ‘n’ Cheese for Halloween dinner? Too perfect, right?
What do you think? Is Halloween night the perfect time to start using up the free meals on your Boston Pizza Kids Cards? Or like me have you already dipped into them a few times?
Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Boston Pizza. As always my words and opinions are my own.