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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Get a "Power Up" in your next Happy Meal. 



Starting today and running through May 22, anyone who purchases a Happy Meal at participating McDonald’s restaurants across the U.S. will receive one of eight fun toys based on Super Mario characters. These classic and instantly recognizable characters are also featured in the upcoming Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game for Nintendo’s newest system, Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo fans will want to collect each of the eight toys, which include Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser, Yoshi, Invincible Mario, a Red Koopa Shell and 1-Up Mushroom. Each one of the toys has a special function, like a translucent Mario that lights up in different colors.

In addition to the toys, families can take their fun to the next level by entering a sweepstakes for a chance to win one of 100 Nintendo Switch Prize Packs inclusive of a Nintendo Switch system and the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game. Eligible customers that scan and purchase a meal at McDonald’s using the McDonald’s mobile app between now and May 22 will be entered. Customers get one entry for redeeming any deal in the app and two entries when they purchase a Happy Meal. No purchase is necessary to enter. The sweepstakes is open only to residents of the United States who are 13 and older. Official rules for the sweepstakes, including details about how to enter without making a purchase, can be found at online and http://www.PlayatMcD.com and at participating McDonald’s restaurants.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Getting the sleep I need thanks to the Beautyrest #SleepTracker monitor.

Disclaimer: The Fandads have teamed up with Life of Dad and Beautyrest for this campaign. All thoughts, opinions and good night sleep are our own. 




Parents, remember the good old days when you really did not care about sleep? Those days where you used to go out all night with your friends and sleep in the next day until the afternoon?

How many of us wish we had all those missed sleep opportunities back? I, for one, wish I could sleep again like I used to in my pre-children days. It's not that I don't sleep enough, it's just that I think I need healthier habits for my sleep routine.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Things to do!

The Fandads have been thinking about doing these type of post for a while and here is the debut of a new section where we will highlight things to do in Chicago over the weekend. Depending on what activities are going on we will highlight a few things that we think you and your family will enjoy doing in the city.

Let’s begin.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

National Husband Appreciation Day (yeah, that's a thing)



Hey Dads, does the image above look familiar? You come home from work and are trying to relax or in my case, trying to catch up on some posts and you are overwhelmed. Well, what not treat yourself to something nice this like a show and a massage to celebrate National Husband Appreciation Day.  (Yes, friends, this is a thing.)

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Eating to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital. 

Disclaimer: The Fandads are St. Jude Ambassadors and we want to share with our Chicagoland readers an upcoming event that may be of interest to them. Photos provided by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. All thoughts and opinions are our own.



Being a "sporty dad" I try to watch what I eat, especially since I'm starting to train again for some upcoming runs. So while I limit certain intakes of food, I make sure to have a cheat day every now and then. Well my friends, if I'm going to have a cheat day, May 2 seems like the best day to do it.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Becoming agents with #SafehouseChicago

The following post might have or have not happened. The Fandads were invited to attend the grand opening of Safehouse. All thoughts and opinions are our own. I think we said too much already.




After getting the clearance from Control, the Fandads can tell you about a new location where you can hang out with fellow agents, have some drinks and regal about your latest missions. This place is called Safehouse.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Silicon Valley Season 3 review and giveaway.

Disclaimer: The Fandads were supplied with a review copy of Silicon Valley Season 3 and all thoughts and opinions are our own. 


HBO continues to deliver the strong and smart comedies and Silicon Valley had been one that I have been watching since season 2. That's right, I did not start watching this show when it first premiered. I caught a few episodes of the second season and had to go back to watch the first season and catch up. Clearly, that was a smart move, because this show is great, especially if you are in the tech industry like some of us bloggers are.