Editor’s Note: This post has been edited to reflect the new reduced price of just 39.98 for Pogo Pass. They have also added three new venues, Amazing Jakes, the Texas Legends basketball team, and North Texas Outdoor Pursuit Center (Rock climbing!).
Note: Dallas Dads Group is an affiliate of Pogo Pass and received three complimentary passes in order to test the program and ensure it works how it is advertised. The opinions expressed here are my own.
When you organize a dads group, you get people reaching out to you to try and get you to hawk stuff to your members. We’ve gotten approached by folks selling everything from potty training devices to photography sessions. We look into each opportunity, but in the end, if it’s not something unique that could truly be a great value to our members, we politely decline. So, when we were cold-contacted by a company called Pogo Pass, I was cautious as usual, until I learned the deal. Then, I was all in. Here’s why…
Pogo Pass is a company that brings value to families by providing access to over a dozen family-oriented attractions for a single price per year. Instead of paying for tickets and entry fees at each venue, you just show your pass and gain admission without further cost. The retail price is $
99.95 but via our affiliate program you can save 60% and get each pass for $39.98 by using our promo code, CityDadsDallas. Members of Dallas Dads Group should contact us for information about additional savings.
You can see everything you get with the pass by clicking here. Your pass will be valid for an entire calendar year, starting from the date you purchase it. Summer is ending soon, but if you buy it now, you’ll be able to hit some of the summer attractions in 2017. Occasionally new venues get added.
Of course, I wasn’t going to put this out there to you all without trying it myself. My conclusion…It pays off, plain and simple. Consider that each pass can be bought for $39.98. One of the deals is access to two Frisco Roughriders games per year with each pass. I signed up for two recent games and was expecting them to give us the cheap general admission tickets where you have to sit on the grass in the outfield. WRONG. For both games, we were given the most expensive tickets, face value $20.56 each. So, each pass costs $39.98 and you get admission to two Riders Games for each pass you buy (a value of $41.12). Immediately, the pass has paid for itself.
I then visited Hawaiian Falls in Garland with my family. Regular prices are $28.99 for adults and 20.99 for kids. With the Pogo Pass, we got in without paying anything extra. With two baseball games and one water park visit, I’ve already received $70.11 in value for my pass and my wife’s pass, and $62.11 for my son’s (his water park admission would have been a little cheaper). As you can see, the value I already got was well over the $39.98 cost of the pass, and I had not even scratched the surface of what Pogo Pass offers for a year.
Just a few of the other venues I tried:
Dallas Dads Group meets up often at Kid Mania. It’s a great place to go, especially when it’s too hot or too cold to be outside. Adults only cost a dollar, but kids are $6 and at our recent meet up I got my son in free. For guys in our group, we will continue to meet up here, so you’ll have a reason to come out. You get two visits per year at Kid Mania.
Urban Air is a huge indoor trampoline park. An hour of jump time regularly costs $12.99, but with Pogo Pass you get two admissions per year. There are several locations in the DFW area. Earlier in the year we visited the Garland one, and I just visited the Frisco one this Monday with my son. The Garland Urban Air location did not have their computers set up to accept the pass, but they still let us go for free.
One of the great things about the Pogo Pass is combining the attractions that are close to each other to make a day of great family fun. My son is starting Kindergarten next week, so I made it a point to take a day off from work on Monday and keep him home from his summer camp so we could have a great father/son day of fun. We hit the Frisco Urban Air in the morning, then went to his favorite restaurant for lunch, and then headed over to Frisco’s Sci-Tech Discovery Center afterwards. If we had paid, that day would have cost $42 for two of us for the two attractions. We’ve far surpassed the $39.98 cost of the pass by visiting other attractions, so it felt like a free day in which the only thing I had to pay for was lunch.
I never got myself into organizing events for Dallas Dads Group for any kind of payoff. Had we wanted to, we could have accepted many of the other offers we’ve received to hawk you guys diaper bags, parenting coaching sessions, expensive deals with a negligible “discount”, as well as those potty training devices. We’re only going forward with Pogo Pass because we truly believe in the way it saves families money, and I’ve experienced this firsthand myself. You are welcome to contact us to learn more before you go forward with a purchase.