Handy pizza hacks to help save your dough
It’s safe to say that pizzas are practically considered a staple in most of our lives, right? They are a go-to on any occasion, whether it be a planned choice for a party and movie night, or those last minute decisions when you have unexpected guests, but no food in the house . Pizza is a winner all round, every time.
Why? The melt in your mouth cheesy goodness combined with the multitude of flavours and toppings means there’s something to satisfy everyone. Just thinking about the delectable delightfulness, that is pizza, gets my mouth watering. There is only one thing that holds me back from ordering my favourite food group and that is … paying through the nose to enjoy such a simple flavour sensation! Well, thankfully I’ve done the research and am here to share all you need to know on how you can get the best value from your next pizza.
What’s more, get it delivered straight to your door! So you can rest well (and full), knowing you’ve not only satisfied your craving but with minimal effort and at the best price possible!
1. Fast food deals
We all have our favourite fast food joint and there is no shame in admitting it! So what’s your poison? Well, if you’re still here reading, then it doesn’t take a scientist to work it out. Dominos and Pizza Hut, the two most infamous take-away pizza joints in Australia. They have been around for decades and have truly mastered the gift of deals. Here’s how to get the most out of your pizza delivery and get the best value your money can buy.
Go for the deal! The best multi-pizza deal you can find. Fortunately, Dominos and Pizza Hut offers are frequent and plenty. Usually, you’ll be up for three to four pizzas and probably a few sides and drinks too. Maybe you’re thinking, well I don’t need all that right now. I just want a pizza and I can’t eat more than one! So let’s do the maths… one pizza, on average, will set you back at least $20. Seems insane when we’re talking fast food right? Whereas if you look for a deal, you might be able to find pizzas at around $10 plus getting a few extras.
So, round up some friends, the neighbours, whoever it may be and all pitch in! Got nobody? No worries! Pizza (if stored correctly and safely) can be kept for a few days so buy the deal for yourself and you have a couple of lunches or dinners on hand.
2. Fast food secrets
If you’re aiming for a cheap and cheerful delivery meal then the number one rule is, skip the extras (unless there’s a deal)!
Forget the drinks: firstly, bubbly drinks are bad for your health, so opt for water instead. Enjoy the pizza and don’t fill up on fizzies!
Forget the sides: there’s plenty of carbs in a pizza, why top up on garlic bread? It’s literally bread, butter and garlic, all staples you’ll surely have in your own cupboard and it’s so easily made at home. Option: whip up some garlic in butter and smear it on a piece of toast!
Forget the extra toppings: this is where you’ll get caught and your bill will start adding up! Just one extra topping can set you back $2 or more so just pick a pizza and be done with it. If there’s something you love you might have it in your own fridge, so order the basics and top it up at home! Definitely never add extra cheese as you can find it in your fridge as well (for a cheaper price).
Always check delivery partner sites to see if they’re offering any free delivery deals. Try to avoid ordering on Sundays or public holidays due to unnecessary surcharges.
Maybe some of you remember the not-so-good old days when you had to use actual paper vouchers you received in the mail to get the best bargain ever?! And if you didn’t have any, heavens forbid you actually paid full price! Thanks to technology this is a thing of the past, you can get all the best Pizza Hut and Domino’s deals
3. Local pizza bargains
Personally, my favourite pizza comes from one of the unique suburban local gems which are usually far and few between. So, unfortunately, they are not as common a sight as the red hat or the three white dots. And alas, very rarely do they have their own delivery service. Sound familiar? Well nowadays, thanks to the likes of delivery partners such as UberEats and Menulog, we can enjoy our local specialties delivered straight to the comfort of our own homes.
And the best bit is, that delivery doesn’t cost you a bomb either! You could be getting your favourite pizzas delivered for as little as 99c and as quick as 20 minutes.
4. Delivery deals
Ordering through delivery partners is already pretty affordable but we have some extra tips so you can get the most value out of your order.
Pre-order: plan ahead and get your order in before the restaurant is even open. That way, you’ll be ahead of the pack and first cab off the rank. Your pizzas will be cooked to perfection and delivered to your door first.
Deals: make sure to browse all your favourite pizza restaurants, as at different times there could be exclusive offers that aren’t available directly from the store. You can benefit from deals like 2 for 1, free sides and dollar discounts.
Refer a friend: the easiest way to save more money is simply to refer a friend and unlock discounts. So get your friends together, refer each other and celebrate with a cheap pizza party night!
Buy more, save more: lookout for restaurants that earn you future discounts. For example, Menulog has the Stampcard program, where each order from a participating restaurant earns you discounts for future meals.
Notifications: download the app and allow notifications. You’ll receive the latest offers and discounts so you know when you can score the best deal on your pizzas.
Special occasions: there’s no better time to pig out on pizza then during events like Footy Finals Week. Usually, during these times there’ll be extra special promotions on a range of great pizza deals. You can experience discounted offers on celebration days like Mothers Day and Fathers Day, and sale events such as Cyber Monday.
So next time you are in the mood for a quick fix of gourmet pizza sensation, make sure to check for Menulog or Uber Eats discounts and offers in the apps and start ordering!