Pizza has become such a staple in U.S. culture that plenty of pizzerias — both national chains and local joints — offer deals where customers can get free or seriously discounted pizzas.
Here are 11 of the easiest ways to land free pizza, or at least knock a few bucks off the price and keep more money in your wallet.
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Follow pizzerias on social media
If your favorite local pizzeria does not have an email list, odds are they have a social media account — or multiple accounts. Check out Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok to keep track of the restaurant and to learn when you may be able to score free slices.
National chains all have social media accounts as well, and may offer special promotions to followers.
Sign up for emails
In addition to joining rewards programs, pizza lovers may want to consider adding themselves to the email lists of their favorite restaurants. This applies to both national chains and local spots.
National chains may email about promotions, which can mean major sales and sometimes free products. Local restaurants may use these email lists to let customers know that they’re offering free food for a special event, for example.
Join a rewards program
Most national pizza chains — such as Domino’s and Papa John’s — have rewards programs that can boost your bank account by earning you free pizza after you rack up a specific number of points.
Domino’s rewards members can also earn special discounts — which could mean more free pizza — during member appreciation weeks.
Your favorite local pizza joint may offer rewards programs as well. So, check out their website or social media accounts.
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Add pizza to a wedding registry
Did you know you can add pizza gift cards to a wedding registry?
For example, you can create a Domino’s Wedding Registry where guests can opt to send you pizza or gift cards instead of cash. There are even pizza packages to choose from.
Keep track of ‘free pizza’ days
National Pizza Day typically falls on Feb. 9 each year, and you may find that both national chains and your favorite local pizza joints are offering free slices — or at least very serious discounts.
Many pizza purveyors also offer steep discounts on “Pi Day,” March 14. There are other so-called “pizza holidays” throughout the year as well.
Convince your company to throw a pizza party
Although they might not be as great as cash bonuses, pizza parties at the office are still a great way to show employees they are appreciated.
Employees looking to sample some free pies can try to convince the big bosses that buying pizza for their workers — whether it is for a special occasion or just as a way to say “thank you” — is a great way to boost morale around the office.
Use gift cards
If you have a go-to pizza restaurant, you can score the occasional free pizza by using gift cards. Consider asking friends and family to give you a pizza gift card instead of buying some other item whenever your birthday or another gift-giving holiday pops up.
Chains such as Domino’s, Papa John’s, and Pizza Hut all offer gift cards. And it’s possible that even your favorite local pizzeria might offer a way for loved ones to score freebies for you.
Scour the internet for promo codes
Customers may be able to score free pizza or serious discounts by searching the web for discount codes.
There are websites that allow customers to create “deal alerts” so they can receive notifications whenever a great deal at their favorite pizzeria hits the web.
Meet up with a group
This may not score you free pizza, but you can get a seriously discounted pie if you purchase one with friends.
The national average for a large cheese pizza in the U.S. was $17.81 in 2022, according to pizza-ordering platform Slice. That cost comes down if you buy with three friends and split the bill.
In this example, you would still get two pieces of pie and you would pay less than $5 per person.
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Do a ‘pizza challenge’
Many restaurants — including pizzerias across the U.S. — offer food challenges where customers have the chance to consume free food.
For example, you might get free fare — and earn an accolade, such as a photo on the wall of champion eaters — if you can scarf down a large quantity of pizza.
There are many pizza challenges across the country. If you think you can stomach eating a whole pie, this is another way to score free pizza.
Keep track of promos on food delivery apps
Food delivery apps such as GrubHub often offer discounts to customers. Local restaurants may offer steep discounts — or even free items — that you can only access through these apps.
Of course, the extra costs of ordering through these apps — such as service fees and delivery fees — should be considered as well.
With inflation and soaring grocery prices constantly in the news, it is nice to eliminate some money stress by saving money on those nights when you want to treat yourself to a pizza.
While pizza is not typically a high-priced dish, the items on this list remind you that there are many ways to save even more.