Raise your hand if your kids could use a break from their screens? I’m guilty! My kids are very active in sports which makes it easier for me to rationalize more screen time than they should really get. A&W Root Beer is celebrating their 100th Anniversary and offering consumers a coupon for a free 2 liter when they take the pledge to go technology-free for 1 hour on Friday nights and encourages them to make fun family memories. For us, this was a no-brainer. We LOVE root beer floats made with A&W and we needed a good excuse to schedule in some screen-free family time for the summer.
You can take the pledge and receive your coupon by visiting www.rootbeer.com. Click on “Take Pledge”. Once you fill out your information, a downloadable coupon will be ready for you to use.
There are lots of ways we celebrate Family Fun Night. We like to head up to my kid’s school to hang out on the playground. We bring a soccer ball, basketball and baseball/softball gear. Sometimes when other people are there we get a game going. Otherwise we play skills games together. We have a lot of fun at the playground but we look forward to coming home and ending the night with a creamy and delicious A&W Root Beer float!
If the weather isn’t great, we do an indoor game night. Our family loves playing Skipbo together. It’s pretty competitive but a whole lot of fun! We have a collection of other games as well. All of them are best played with a root beer float in hand!
Last Friday night it was just me and my youngest daughter. My other kids were busy doing other things outside of the house. It was pretty special to have some rare one-on-one time together. We didn’t have any plans so we just hung out outside and talked. It was really nice! Parker helped me make our floats and we enjoyed them on the porch swing.
Root Beer floats are a fairly common occurrence at our house. Both my husband and I grew up enjoying this treat. They are extra special to him now because root beer floats were one of his dad’s favorite treats. He passed away shortly after we were married and never met our children. We often talk about how Grandpa Ken loved root beer floats as we sip away, enjoying our time together.
It’s not surprising that A&W Root Beer has a long history of creating family memories together. We are creating our own with our children just as our parents did with us. The unique, creamy taste of A&W Root Beer combined with vanilla ice cream is an easy treat that can help make any moment special. This timeless family night treat continues to help us celebrate special occasions as well us stolen moments of family time in our busy schedules.
A&W recently debuted a first of its kind Family Fun Night box featuring a carefully curated selection of novelty items and essentials for creating root beer floats at home, to help make family time even more memorable. This limited edition box is available while supplies last at www.rootbeer.com where you’ll also find “float how-tos” and recipe inspiration. You can find out more about A&W here:
So, what are you waiting for? Take the pledge, grab your free root beer and start making family memories this summer!