Days after the Super Bowl, Tuesday is another chance to save some dough on one of Americans' favorite foods.Feb. 9 is National Pizza Day and busine
Days after the Super Bowl, Tuesday is another chance to save some dough on one of Americans’ favorite foods.
Feb. 9 is National Pizza Day and businesses across the nation are celebrating with discounted pizza and other specials. Through rewards programs and signup offers, you also can score a free slice or pie.
Until 2020, National Bagel Day also was held on Feb. 9, but the hole-y day moved to mid-January last year to avoid sharing the spotlight with pizza. Einstein Bagel Bros. has a pizza bagel deal Tuesday through Sunday.
According to Google Maps data throughout 2020, the top searched pizza place in nearly every state was either Domino’s or Pizza Hut with Domino’s the most popular in 31 states.
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Michigan and Ohio are the only states that didn’t have Pizza Hut or Domino’s as their top pizza destinations, Google found. Michigan’s favorite is Jet’s Pizza while Ohio prefers Papa John’s.
California and New York were the only states where “vegan pizza” was among the top pizza-related searches on Maps, Google said.
Last month, Pizza Hut released its new Detroit-Style pizza nationwide in four varieties. Prices start at $10.99 but vary by location. Also in January, Nestlé Prepared Foods recalled about 762,615 pounds of Hot Pockets Pepperoni Pizza.
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Pizza Day deals and freebies
The following offers are available Tuesday, Feb. 9, at participating locations unless otherwise noted. To be on the safe side, check with your closest location before heading out. Some will require you to have a restaurant’s app or be signed up for emails.
Bertucci’s: Buy any brick oven pizza and get one for free Tuesday as part of the ongoing Two for Tuesday deal. For online orders, use code 2FORTUESDAY.
BJ’s Restaurants & Brewhouse: For a limited time only, get half-off large pizzas at BJ’s when ordering on the restaurant’s website or app with promo code HALFOFF.
Blaze Pizza: Get a large pepperoni pizza for $9.95 or get two large one-topping pizzas for $20.
Casey’s General Store: Get two large one-topping pizzas for $7.99 Tuesday. There’s also a deal throughout February, buy a large pizza, get a second for half off.
Chuck E. Cheese: Get a free medium one-topping pizza with the purchase of a large one-topping for dine-in and carry-out Tuesday. The chain also will have free delivery through DoorDash.
Domino’s: With the mix and match special, choose two menu items for $5.99 each. Items include medium two-topping pizzas, Specialty Chicken, eight-piece chicken wings or boneless wings, Stuffed Cheesy Breads, bread twists, sandwiches, pastas, salads or Marbled Cookie Brownie.
Donatos: The chain’s loyalty program’s Pizza Love Rewards members will receive double points on any order Tuesday. To join, visit ww2.donatos.com/pizzalove or text LOVE to 88188.
Einstein Bros. Bagels: From Tuesday through Feb. 14, get a Family Pizza Bagel Box for $5, 50% off the regular price. The box has eight bagel halves with four classic cheese and four pepperoni pizza bagels. The deal is available for ordering ahead on the chain’s app.
Hungry Howie’s: With the ongoing mix and match promotion, use the code PICK2 and choose two from a list including pizza, mozzarella sticks, soda or cookies for $5.99 each.
Little Caesars: Get free delivery Tuesday on orders $10 or more placed on the chain’s website or with the app.
Life Cuisine: Enter a contest on Instagram by following @lifecuisine and replying to the Tuesday giveaway post with #APizzaLifeCuisine and #Sweepstakes for a chance to win the brand’s gluten-free cauliflower crust pizzas.
Mountain Mike’s Pizza: Order any two medium pizzas and get $5 off Tuesday with promo code PIZZADAY.
Papa Gino’s: Get 25% off online pizza orders Tuesday with code 8139.
Papa John’s: For a limited time, get the one-topping Epic Stuffed Crust Pizza for $12.
Pasqually’s Pizza & Wings: Through Tuesday, which is National Pizza Day, get a free large cheese pizza with a purchase of $25 or more when you order through the Pasqually’s website and use promo code PIZZADAY. With a $25 or more Pasqually’s DoorDash or GrubHub purchase, get a free large cheese pizza.
Pieology: The pizza chain holds an Instagram Live event Tuesday 3 p.m. ET and the company says it “will gift those who attend with a 10% offer to use one time until the end of February.”
Pizza Hut: The chain’s new Detroit-Style Pizza, available nationwide for a limited time, starts at $10.99 but prices vary by location.
PT’s Taverns: Get a $5 personal cheese or pepperoni pizza Tuesday.
Red Baron Pizza: The frozen pizza brand is giving out free pizzas to 55 families in honor of the 55th Super Bowl and National Pizza Day. Through Feb. 12, enter to win by following Red Baron Pizza on Instagram and tag a friend in the comments of the offer.
Round Table Pizza: App users get a free Stuffed Crust upgrade Tuesday.
Sbarro: Current members of the chain’s Slice Society loyalty program get a coupon for a free NY XL slice with the purchase of any beverage Tuesday. For joining at www.sbarro.com, new members also get a coupon for a free NY XL slice with a beverage purchase.
More deals: Smaller chains and local restaurants are also expected to have specials Tuesday. Many will post offers on social media.
Earn free pizzas, deals and rewards
Here’s how to save year-round with pizza rewards programs and ongoing specials:
Blaze Pizza: Join Blaze Rewards for discounts and freebies at www.blazepizza.com.
California Pizza Kitchen: Get a free small plate for signing up for CPK Rewards at www.cpk.com.
Domino’s: Earn points toward a free pizza with the Piece of the Pie Rewards program at www.dominos.com/rewards.
Donatos: Join Pizza Love Rewards at ww2.donatos.com/pizzalove or text LOVE to 88188.
Godfather’s Pizza: Join Godfather’s Pizza Rewards and get a free one-topping pizza with the purchase of breadsticks or cheesesticks when you sign up at www.godfathers.com. Offer varies by location.
Hungry Howie’s: Sign up for Howie Rewards at www.hungryhowies.com.
Jet’s Pizza: Sign up for the Crunch Club for offers at www.jetspizza.com/crunch-club.
Marco’s Pizza: Join the email club for discounts at www.marcos.com/email-club.
Mountain Mike’s Pizza: Join the coupon club at www.mountainmikespizza.com.
Papa Gino’s: Join the rewards program at www.papaginos.com/rewards.
Papa John’s: With Papa Rewards, earn points toward free pizza, desserts and more. Sign up at www.papajohns.com/papa-rewards.
Pieology: Join Pieology’s Pie Life rewards program at www.pieology.com.
Pizza Hut: Sign up for Hut Rewards to earn free pizza at www.pizzahut.com.
Pizza Inn: Earn freebies and get exclusive offers with Pizza Inn Rewards including a free Medium Chocolate Chip Pizzert for signing up at www.pizzainn.com/rewards.
Round Table Pizza: Sign up for offers at www.roundtablepizza.com.
Sbarro: Join The Slice Society and get a coupon for a free NY XL slice with the purchase of a beverage. Sign up at www.sbarro.com.
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