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You Could Get Free Little Caesars Pizza — but It’s a Ridiculously Long Shot

Virginia forward Isaiah Wilkins pulls down a rebound between North Carolina forward Theo Pinson, guard Kenny Williams and forward Luke Maye during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game.
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I don’t know much — actually anything — about basketball, but after an intense 15 minutes of research, I can see that the 2018 Division I Men’s NCAA Tournament is upon us.

With such a prolific event here, you’d be right in guessing there are deals to be found. Thankfully, there are no running drills for this one.

If a 16th-seeded men’s basketball team beats a No. 1-seeded team, Little Caesars will give every family a free Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo on Monday, April 2.

The Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo consists of four slices of Detroit-style deep-dish pepperoni pizza and one 20-ounce Pepsi product.

Obviously, I have no clue what seeded college men are — but for pizza, I will find out.

So Who Needs to Win for Me to Score Free Pizza?

You have four chances to win a free Little Caesars lunch combo.

In the South, No. 16 University of Maryland, Baltimore County must beat No. 1 University of Virginia.

In the East, No. 16 Radford must beat No. 1 Villanova.

In the West, the team that wins the March 14 Texas Southern vs. North Carolina Central game must beat No. 1 Xavier.

In the Midwest, No. 16 University of Pennsylvania must beat No. 1 University of Kansas.

If any of those No. 16 teams win, free pizza for — almost — everyone.

All games will take place March 15 and 16. If a No. 16 team does beat a No. 1 team, you must place your combo order at a participating Little Caesars location from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and mention the offer when you check out.

And if you’re going with anyone you’re related to, disown them while you’re ordering because only one person per family can get this deal.

I’d also like to point out that Little Caesars just patented a pizza-making robot, so hopefully, we’ll see a lot more free throws there in the future — hint, hint.

Jen Smith is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. She gives tips for saving money and paying off debt on Instagram at @savingwithspunk. She believes that pizza-making robots will bring us closer to world peace.

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