We All Get FREE Little Caesars Pizza, Because March Madness Is Crazy

Those who have been following the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, have been treated to an array of mind-blowing games, with some of the best college basketball teams unexpectedly going down early in the competition.

For those who don’t give two sh*ts about college basketball, you’ll still be excited to know that you can get free pizza from Little Caesars, even without a rooting interest in the tournament.

Yay, you!

In the history of March Madness, a No. 16 seeded team had never beat a No. 1 seeded team, so Little Caesars ran a cute promo that would award everyone in the U.S. a free Lunch Combo if that unlikely scenario happened.

Well, guess what? IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED.

The 16th seeded University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Yes, that’s a real school) beat the University of Virginia in the first round of the tournament, making history.

Because of that ridiculous victory, Little Caesars has to cough up a free “Lunch Combo,” Monday, April 2, the same day as the tournament championship game.

The Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo consists of a four slice Deep Deep Dish pizza, and a 20-ounce Pepsi product. The only catch is that you have to order the pizza between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., local time. If you work, like most Americans do within that time, you’re out of luck. If you have time to go through during lunch, though, you can get yourself some free pizza, all because Virginia blew it, and busted brackets across the nation.

WHO: Little Caesars

WHAT: Free Lunch Combo

WHEN: Monday, April 2, from 11:30 a.m., to 1 p.m. (local time)

WHERE: All participating Little Caesars locations

WHY: Because UMBC pulled off a historic win over Virginia

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Outback Just Loaded Their Bloomin’ Onion With Cheesy Steak Fries

In honor of the upcoming NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, Outback Steakhouse is topping their classic Bloomin’ Onion with a couple other favorites on their menu.

The 3-Point Bloomin’ Onion will be topped with not just center-cut sirloin steak bites, but Aussie Cheese Fries (Fries with Monterey Jack, Cheddar cheese and chopped bacon)!

Californians have seen steak and fry combos before, such as carne asada fries, but there’s no way anyone could have ever imagined that type of concept would work on top of an onion bloom.

The 3-Point Bloomin’ Onion will be available nationwide from March 15 to April 4, which is pretty much through the duration of the NCAA basketball tournament.

Outback Steakhouse is known for its classic Bloomin’ Onion, and doesn’t mess with it too much, but this is the kind of upgrade that makes you want to toss everything around you and run straight to Outback and try it. Well, at least that’s how I feel.

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Here’s How To Get Free Pizza From Papa John’s

In order to keep up with all the crazy deals Pizza Hut and Domino’s have been putting out in the past few weeks, Papa John’s has decided to throw their hat into the game by stepping their deal up a notch higher than the other two.

Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 1.05.08 PMFor every purchase of $15 or more from now til April 4th, Papa John’s will be rewarding customers with 25 redeemable Papa John’s rewards points. 25 points is about enough to get you a large, three-topping pizza. If you’re sick of pizza (if that’s even a thing), you can use the points to redeem other items on their menu such as chicken wings, desserts and sodas.

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The deal can only be utilized by entering the code “FREETHROW” when you order the pizza. Additionally, you will only receive the points if you are signed up for their rewards program, which takes about a minute to do.

There is, as always, a catch: any points you earn through this deal must be used by April 17th, or they will expire.



Photo Credit: Empire News, Papa John’s 


FOOD BRACKETOLOGY: Our Analysis of a 6-Year-Old’s Bracket to Decide on Dinner


There’s a 6-year-old kid obsessed with making brackets to solve everyday problems, and his problem of the day was dinner. So in an intense food fight of a lifetime, he put together a list of 16 foods, put them head-to-head and had them battle it out, March Madness style.

There are some head scratchers in the mix, such as “pooh,” but it was a solid, all-around bracket. We wouldn’t do the bracket justice without over-analyzing this bracket, so we channeled our inner ESPN analyst and broke down each match up, Bracketology style.

Here’s how each match up went:



Cake vs. Chick-Fil-A


The first match-up was cake vs. Chick-Fil-A. Cake came in with a higher ranking than Chick-Fil-A, but Chick-Fil-A has been a solid dinner choice with a bad season under its belt. They’re repairing their image after the whole anti-gay thing, but their menu was still solid enough to give a strong effort. No surprise that they came out with the narrow first-round victory.

Winner: Chick-Fil-A



Chicken vs. Slurpee


Slurpee came in as a major underdog in this one, but with Chick-Fil-A’s victory in the first match-up, it only made sense that Slurpee would pass through ahead of chicken. A kid can only take so much chicken. Chicken had all the intangibles like its lean protein, and is actually more filling than a Slurpee,  but Slurpee came in on a sugar high that chicken could not match.

Winner: Slurpee


McDonald’s vs. Pooh


Pooh came into the tournament with the lowest ranking, because it’s crap. Literally. Don’t know what this kid was thinking, seeing how poop isn’t food, unless you’re a curious puppy, it didn’t seem to stand a chance in this match-up. Although sometimes McDonald’s might look like pooh, it has been a powerhouse for decades. It’s surprising that pooh even sneaked into the tournament ahead of actual food such as tacos, or maybe macaroni, but it just proves how unexpected these tournaments can be.

Winner: McDonald’s


Pizza vs. Soup


The summer heat might have done in soup. Had this tournament taken place in the winter months, soup would have definitely made a deeper run, but they fell victim to the seasons. Pizza came in as the No. 1 ranked food in the tournament. Although soup came in as a mid-major food with a lot of upside, pizza was just overpowering with its cheesy goodness and variety in toppings.

Winner: Pizza


Brownies vs. Ice Cream


Both brownies and ice cream could have been in a separate bracket that highlighted desserts, but they made their way to the prime time bracket and can make a lot of noise the way VCU did in the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Although evenly matched, brownies pulled out the win to advance to the next round.

Winner: Brownie


Hot Dog vs. Milkshake


Hot dog came in as a favorite in this one, but there has been a trend in this tournament that has favored sugary drinks. There’s always the chance that you can choke on a hot dog, so that didn’t help its cause down the stretch. Both milkshake and Slurpee could catch fire in this tournament and meet in the finals, in a surprising championship match-up in the most unlikely scenario in food bracket history.

Winner: Milkshake


Spaghetti vs. French Fries


This was probably the biggest match-up in the first round as both are kid-friendly choices. Even with its lack of size, fries looked to take advantage of its recent popularity of being stuffed inside burgers, but spaghetti made a strong, late push to pull out the buzzer-beater and move on. The heartbroken fries fought valiantly, but their lack of nutritional value might have been their downfall in this round.

Winner: Spaghetti


Hamburgers vs. Pretzel


In the biggest upset of the tournament, we saw pretzel out-muscle hamburger. Hamburger has the ideal size you’d expect from a favorite food, but a warm pretzel, coupled with cream cheese, or pizza sauce? Now that hits the spot. Still, hamburger was seen as a favorite to go far in this tournament, and it tried to take advantage of its size and strength, but pretzel twisted things late in the match up.

Winner: Pretzel




Chick-Fil-A vs. Slurpee


Chick-Fil-A looked strong in the first round, easily getting past cake, but Slurpee is still riding a wave of momentum. Chick-Fil-A looked like a winner early on, seeing how it’s actually a solid food and would be a more obvious choice for dinner (Come on, kid), but Slurpee’s sweetness always gives it a fighting chance, and it took advantage in this round.

Winner: Slurpee


McDonald’s vs. Pizza


Most experts believed these two would would meet up in this round. The winner of this match up looks to be the favorite going forward, as these two are the Duke and UNC of this tournament. Two juggernauts in the food game, this was an epic confrontation. In the end, pizza told McDonald’s to kiss its crust, and took the victory.

Winner: Pizza


Brownies vs. Milkshake


Both brownies and milkshake easily advanced from the Sweet 16 round, which makes sense since they were two of the sweetest contenders in the tournament. These two are evenly matched. Maybe the slight edge would have been given to milkshake because of its ability to mimic a brownie’s style if needed, but it was not their day. Brownies just always sound amazing and they continue to surprise in this tourney.

Winner: Brownies


Spaghetti vs. Pretzel


In the first round, it looked like Spaghetti was a serious championship contender, but it hit a wall in this round. Pretzel has been the dark horse of the tournament. After their first round upset over hamburgers, they haven’t slowed down at all. Their victory here sets up an interesting match up against brownies in the final four.

Winner: Pretzel




Slurpee vs. Pizza


It’s surprising that Slurpee made it this far as an underdog, but all Cinderella stories eventually come to an end. Pizza has been dominant in this tournament and that did not change in this round. With its slices, pizza has jelled more as a team in this tournament. Slurpee is a one-man team and couldn’t keep up. Slurpee came in with a lot of steam and a burst of energy, but pizza is pizza. Usually, that’s enough.

Winner: Pizza


Brownies vs. Pretzel


No one believed that either of these two foods would have made it out of the first round, and here they are in the final four, fighting for a spot in the championship. We saw brownie sneak past ice cream and milkshake, and while pretzel looked like a good choice to advance, the allure of a warm, soft brownie trumped it. At this stage nothing can surprise us in this bracket.

Winner: Brownies




Pizza vs. Brownies


Pizza has been bullying its way through this bracket, but brownies did show a lot of fight in them. Both displayed great “team efforts” throughout the tournament, which is really what wins championships. A kid with a sweet tooth could have easily gone with brownies in this dog fight. However, pizza was the favorite coming in and put an end to brownie’s Cinderella run in the tournament.

Winner: Pizza




No surprise here. Pizza is usually the go-to food when you’re indecisive, and this kid learned this fact through a tumultuous bracket. Pizza has a storied tradition similar to UCLA’s and are always a favorite in any bracket. Pizza wasn’t just a flashy dunker like Slurpee was, they’re an outstanding team, whose potential of being sliced and assisted to others gave them the edge. When paired with chicken wings off the bench, it creates a complete team effort.

Congrats on your dinner, kid. You busted many brackets and kept the underdogs competing, but in the end, you crowned a strong champion.

H/T: ecost

How About a Free Pizza with That Vasectomy?


Full disclosure: I am female, I went to Catholic elementary school, I followed the business and not the health pathway in high school, I took psychology for my science GE and I had to google what a “vasectomy” was for this article, just to be safe.

But now that I know – apparently the Urology Associates of Cape Cod clinic in Cape Cod, Mass. is offering fellas free pizzas for severing the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles, as a promotion for March Madness.

“We want the patient to rest for two or three days after the procedure,” Evan Cohen, practice coordinator for the clinic, told ABC News, “This way they can put their feet up, watch a game and have a pizza.”

Apparently the promotion works, as 30 men have already signed up for the deal this year — which expires April 6 along with the end of the NCAA basketball finals — as of last Thursday.

I like to believe guys go to these kinds of things together, as a form of “male bonding.” They ask for rooms right next to each other and use the waiting room magazines to send Snapchats of all the chicks they’ll now be able to bang guilt-free and, once it’s all over, they call up all their guy friends to meet them at the bar for beers and pizzas and hanging celebration signs wishing them “Happy Vasectomy,” whilst slapping each other’s bums.

Meanwhile other clinics scramble to develop a “for her” pizza made of pink and flowers and sparkles, because that’s the way the world works.

H/T ABC News + PicThx Harryman House


Pizza Hut to Hand Out Free Pizza If Historic Upset Occurs

Pizza hut will be offering free pizza slices across the U.S. if one of the No. 16 seeded teams in the 2012 NCAA basketball tournament can defeat one of the No. 1 seeded teams.

The only catch is that it has never happened in tournament history. Way to tease the country, Pizza Hut. This offer was made last year by the Hut and of course, we were all left pizza-less. Well at least free pizza-less.

I’ve always said that March Madness is more enjoyable with free pizza. Well, actually, I’ve never said that, but can you argue against it?

If this historic upset occurs, Pizza Hut will jump on its mobile kitchen and serve up free slices of pizza in the 48 adjoining states across the U.S.

Princeton University and the University of Oklahoma came really close to achieving this in 1989, but came up short by one point. But anything can happen in NCAA basketball, so unless you’re a fan of the No. 1 seeded juggernauts, you might really want to root for the underdog this year.

University of North Carolina at Asheville and Long Island University have already earned No. 16 seeds.

The winners between Missouri Valley State vs. Western Kentucky University, and Lamar University vs. University of Vermont will earn the final two No. 16 seeds.

UNC-Asheville will have to defeat No. 1 seeded Syracuse University, LIU will have to defeat No. 1 Michigan State University, the winner between MVSU and WKU will have to defeat No. 1 seeded University of Kansas, and the winner of the LU, UVM matchup will have to beat No. 1 seeded University of North Carolina.

I fully expect the fans in the arenas to chant “We want pizza!” I know I will be chanting from home.