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A Broke Girl's Guide to Getting Free or Cheap Pizza

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Cheap pizza, tacos, and pumpkin spice lattes are the holy trinity of comfort food. Since Taco Tuesday happens at almost every Mexican place, and we’ve already given you the skinny on getting a cheap PSL, today is all about how to get cheap pizza.

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Where To Get the Cheapest Pizza

Here are our picks for the cheapest pizza chain that offers more for less. Most of these options have national locations so you can score the cheapest pizza wherever you live. We’ve seen pizza prices increase over the past couple of years, but it’s still an excellent affordable dinner option.

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Little Caesar’s: The cheapest large carry-out pizza.

Hhalf cheese half pepperoni pizza from Little Caesar's

Little Caesar’s has become nationally known as the place to get a hot, fast pizza cheap. Their Hot-N-Ready pizzas have increased slightly in price, but they’re still one of the cheapest pizza options around.

  • Price per pizza: $6 for a large pepperoni Hot-N-Ready


Papa John’s: Eat your way to cheap pizza with rewards.

Once you join the Papa John’s rewards program, you’ll earn one point for every $1 spent. You can cash in for Papa Dough to use towards any menu item, including cheap pizzas! Every 75 points convert into $10 Papa Dough to use on a future order.

Right now you can also score a medium one-topping pizza for $6.99 if you pair it with another favorite like breadsticks or wings.

  • Price per pizza: $6.99 for a medium one-topping pizza if paired with another item.


Domino’s: Earn 10 points for every order over $10.

Right now, you can take 20% off the menu price of anything at Domino’s. Join their rewards program to start earning points on your orders and earn free pizza. You only need 60 points for a free medium two-topping pizza.

Plus, Domino’s offers a huge selection of their customer favs for only $5 each. The hack? If you’re ordering $50 worth of pizza, call and place five orders to get the most points from your purchase.

  • Price per pizza: As low as $7.99 for three-topping carry-out orders.


Pizza Hut: Get a free appetizer with any purchase.

Join the Pizza Hut rewards program and earn two points for every $1 spent. Spend points on appetizers, desserts, and yes on free pizza! Plus, score a Tastemaker large pizza with up to three toppings for $10.

  • Price per pizza: As low as $10 for a Tastemaker large three-topping.

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Papa Murphy’s: Grab a great deal on medium pizzas with two toppings.

Papa Murphy’s is a top pick for medium-sized cheap pizzas. They offer great prices on two-topping pizzas and also have XLNY one-topping pizzas for just $10. They also have a take and bake option for pizza at home whenever you want it.

  • Price per pizza: As low as $6.99 for a medium two-topping.



Costco: Score the cheapest pizza per square inch.

Want a no-brainer pizza deal without using rewards or coupons? Costco consistently has some of the cheapest pizza around. One Costco pizza is two inches bigger than an extra-large-sized pizza at Pizza Hut. It’s only $9.99, and you can order them to go.

We ranked the top five national pizza places on the full retail price of a combo pizza per square inch. Costco is the clear winner at almost half the cost of any other chain:

  • Costco: $0.04 per sq. inch
  • Papa Murphy’s: $0.07 per sq. inch
  • Pizza Hut: $0.10 per sq. inch
  • Papa John’s: $0.09 per sq. inch
  • Domino’s: $0.10 per sq. inch


KCL: Search for pizza coupons and stock up on frozen pizza.

Who says pizza has to come from a takeout place? You can get some seriously cheap pizza in the frozen foods section of your grocery store by using online pizza coupons, making them as little as $.75 each (or free)!

We’ve seen Totino’s pizzas for as low as FREE at Safeway, and only $0.75 at Target this year. Okay, so maybe it’s not gourmet, but pair with Trader Joe’s two-buck Chuck wine and the new season of Stranger Things to make it a cheap girls’ night in.

  • Price Per Pizza: As low as $0.75.

How To Get Cheap Pizza

To get your hands on cheap pizza deals, all it takes is a little research. By browsing online specials and coupon codes, signing up for rewards and loyalty programs, and being committed to ordering from the cheapest pizza place even if it’s not your usual spot, you can score some amazing pizza deals almost any day of the week.

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Stack promos with discounted gift cards to get an instant 5% to 10% off.

Enjoy an immediate 5% to 10% off your pizza order by stacking a coupon with a discounted gift card.

Discounted gift cards can be used like cash, so you can still apply coupons and promo codes to bring down your total. Plus, some of these gift card retailers also offer cash back on your purchase.

Some trusted discounted gift card retailers with deals on pizza gift cards include:

  • Sam’s Club
  • Raise
  • GiftCardGranny
  • PayPal
  • Groupon


Get at least 30% off at local pizza joints with Groupon.

If you’re going local (instead of a national chain), check Groupon for discounts like $10 off any local Groupon. If that deal isn’t running, Groupon almost always has a 20% off coupon, which you can find on their website.



Use a discounted gift card for local pizza places from Restaurant.com.

When you see Restaurant.com offering their $4 for a $25 gift card promotion (which they run about four times a year), be sure to stock up.

These deals are the best for local joints, though. If you’re looking to order a pie from the cheapest pizza chain, discounted gift cards + coupon codes + rewards are definitely the way to go.


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