10 Tips and Tricks to Save at Pizza Hut

Stuffed crust, breadsticks, cinnamon rolls, what’s not to like about Pizza Hut? Even though the hut-shaped buildings have turned into other restaurants, and the buffet is no more, Pizza Hut is still thriving as a delivery and carry-out business. In fact, they’ve come up with some nifty ways to help you save money and keep on ordering. 

Without the buffet and dine-in incentives, Pizza Hut offers deals and combos for online ordering, as well as a Hut Rewards point program to get you free food. If you’re looking for delivery options with multiple ways to save money, Pizza Hut should be your go-to.

Ordering pizza can add up fast, so we’re always looking for ways to save money. Pizza Hut offers many options when it comes to discounts and deals on their items, so let’s get to saving!   

1. Sign Up For Pizza Hut Rewards Program

The Hut Rewards program is a game-changer. For every $1 you spend, you earn 2 points. What do those points get you? Free pizza, that’s what! You don’t have to download their app to get the points, so using a web browser is just fine.

There’s no limit on the number of points you can earn, so you can save them up for an ultimate feast, or use them on one item here and there. The lowest level item you can get is an order of breadsticks for 75 points. You’ll be able to score a free medium 2-topping pizza with 200 points, so it’ll take some time. Depending on how large your orders are, that is.

Along with points, Hut Rewards gives you access to exclusive coupons and discounts. You’ll even get a free treat for your birthday, like cinnamon sticks. You can sign up for Hut Rewards on the Pizza Hut website and start racking up points right away. You can even earn points on delivery fee costs.

The catch is that you can earn points from ordering any way you choose, but to redeem points you must order online. Another perk is that the system saves your information for faster checkout next time!

2. Check the Deals Section

Now that the Hut’s focus is delivery and carry out, they have an exceptional deals page. Right now, Pizza Hut is offering a Dinner Box for $12 that includes a pizza, breadsticks, and cinnamon sticks. You can customize the box and you get enough food for two people.

Deals are always rotating, so be sure to check out the Pizza Hut website for the most up-to-date list of combos they’re offering.

Current Deals:

  • Big Dinner Box – $24.99 – 2 medium 1-topping pizzas, 5 breadsticks, and a choice of wings or pasta
  • Dinner Box – $12 – Medium 1-topping pizza, 5 breadsticks, and 10 cinnamon sticks
  • 30% off all menu-priced pizzas
  • $5 off orders of $30 or more

3. If You Have Kids, Utilize the BOOK-IT Program

If you’ve got kids, you’re probably familiar with the BOOK IT! program. Pizza Hut has been a partner in the program since 1984 and has been helping encourage kids to read with the reward of a free personal pan pizza. If you grew up in the ’90s, you probably remember this program fondly.

Pizza Hut as a company supports The Literacy Project which helps to enable access to books and resources for teachers and readers across America.

The coupons can be used in-store, and if you save up enough of them, you can treat the whole family to personal pan pizzas. Pizza Hut tends to honor these coupons even if they are past the expiration date, because who wants to refuse a kid a pizza for reading? 

4. Keep up With Their Blog

Did you know Pizza Hut has a blog? The link to it is hidden at the bottom of their homepage on the website. Stories of students getting scholarships, employee news, and other points of interest are written about on the blog. When they launch a new deal, there’s most likely a post explaining all the details so you can stay in the know.

It might not be a direct way to save money, but learning about organizations Pizza Hut has partnered with, as well as community engagement they participate in can be a way for you to find out how to get involved with them to benefit in forms of savings.

For example, Pizza Hut has partnered with Uplift Education, and awards one student the Pizza Hut Life Unboxed Scholarship, a $25,000 scholarship. It’s no coupon for pizza, but you can spend your money at Pizza Hut knowing they contribute to good causes that benefit others.

You can read about the Unboxed Scholarship and other Pizza Hut contributions on The Hut Life blog after you order your pizza.

5. Save Your Coupons

When you order pizza, there’s typically a flyer attached to the box. DO NOT throw it out! These flyers are full of dine-in and delivery coupons. Since Pizza Hut is primarily take-out only, those dine-in coupons are usually honored for take-out, as well. Hut coupons also last a while, so if you hang on to them they probably won’t expire.

You can also visit Koopy.com for Pizza Hut coupons to save on those Pizza Hut deals.

6. Order Directly From Their Website

Apps like DoorDash and Uber Eats offer tempting deals to order from them, but the way to really save is ordering from Pizza Hut directly. The delivery fees on apps like DoorDash can be as much as $10 sometimes, but on the Pizza Hut website, they’re about half that.

Another plus is that delivery fee cost can earn you reward points for free food. It’s a win-win when you order right from their website. You can type in your address to make sure they deliver to you, otherwise, you can always pick it up.  

7. Order More Food Than You Plan to Eat For That Meal

Those delivery fees can be pricey, so when you’re ordering, try to order enough for more than one meal. So, instead of just food for one night, plan ahead and order enough for maybe two or three nights. That way, you’re stretching the delivery fee out so that the $6 fee doesn’t seem so bad.

When you can, always order the largest of something if you know you’ll eat it. Pizza is one of those foods that reheat well, so ordering it in large quantities is fine. Leftover pizza is also good cold, depending on who you’re talking to. 

8. Buy Discounted Gift Cards

It might seem strange, but buying discounted gift cards is an awesome way to save you a few bucks. They are not always easy to find, but a quick internet search should bring up some websites with available Pizza Hut gift cards. There are a bunch of websites online that you can do this on, such as:

Card Cash – This site typically has cards offered at a 5% discount.

Raise –  Raise has more options than Card Cash usually, and they will vary in discount amounts.

When you find gift cards on sites like these, you can usually save about 5% on the total of the card, and then pair it with discounts on the Pizza Hut website. Any little bit counts when you’re trying to save!

9. Save Your Receipt and Take the Survey

We get it, EVERYBODY has a receipt survey these days. Normally they get thrown in the trash, right? Well, if you’re looking to win $1000, head over to the Pizza Hut website with your receipt in hand. If you ordered online, you’ll get an email for the survey, or you can use the feedback code on your physical receipt. Once you complete the survey, you’ll be entered for a chance to win the prize. 

10. Download the Pizza Hut App 

When you download the Pizza Hut app, new customers receive 10% off their first order. Through the app, you can access your reward points, and order directly. It will even save your past orders with a ‘reorder’ feature to save you time ordering your favorite meal again and again.

Using the app will give you access to your reward points and coupons, and is easier to order off of than the website. 

Summing It Up

Now that you know a few tricks to save on Pizza Hut, it’s time to order! Learning how to get discounts on ordering out will keep you from stressing out over if you should order or not, and keep some money in your pocket.

When you apply coupons to built-in deals on the Pizza Hut website, you’ll be set up for great savings and a delicious meal. Keeping up with their blog will make you feel good about supporting a business that cares about their community and keeps you in the know about discounts and projects they’re participating in.

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