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Pizza and Super Bowl parties go together like peanut butter and jelly.
I’ll admit, despite going to college at a Big 10 university (Go Badgers!), I know next to nothing about football and don’t follow the sport. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t love a good Super Bowl party because, hello? Beer and snacks. I’m in. Hosting a Super Bowl party can get expensive, however.
This year, you could save a little dough and still eat some delicious grub. That’s because Pizza Hut wants to give away a free medium two-topping pizza, depending on how the Super Bowl goes.
Before you get too excited, no, you can’t just call up your local Pizza Hut and demand your free pizza.
First, you must be a member of the chain’s loyalty program. As a member of Hut Rewards, each purchase will earn you points, which you can then redeem for free pizza. You’ll also get exclusive offers, birthday rewards and faster checkout.
Pizza Hut will give rewards members free pizza under one very specific condition: if the returning team manages to score a touchdown within 14 seconds of the opening kickoff.
If this happens, rewards members will get a coupon for a free medium two-topping pizza in their accounts. They can redeem this reward between Thursday, Feb. 8 and Sunday, Feb. 11. (In case you need a reminder, the Super Bowl is actually on Feb. 4).
Keep in mind that this is no easy feat, and would be record-breaking if it happens. Back in 2007, Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Hester set the current record when he returned the opening kickoff 92 yards in 14 seconds.
Since 2011, there have only been 15 touchdowns scored within the first 14 seconds of game. This figure includes both regular season and playoff games.
“I’m teaming up with Pizza Hut to challenge players in this year’s Big Game to score a touchdown faster than I did in 2007,” Hester said in a statement. “If they do, and I hope they do, Hut Rewards members will earn free pizza.”
So if you’re not already a Hut Rewards member, make sure to sign up by 5:26 p.m. CT on Feb. 4 to be eligible for this fun deal!