Perfect Pizza Ideas for a Penny-Pinching Family

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I know, I know, I’m supposed to be eating healthy, but sometimes you gotta enjoy a fun meal with your family. My family loves pizza, but we can’t always afford the high prices. Here are a few ways your family can enjoy pizza even on a budget.

Everybody likes pizza, but you shouldn’t have to pay an arm and a leg to enjoy some quality pizza. In fact, there are several different ways to buy or make pizza for much less than $25 for the whole family:

Costco Pizza

At $1.99 for a giant slice and $9.99 for a giant pizza, Costco is one of the best places to find cheap pizza. These deals are usually only available to members, but if you have cash and the food court is outside, you might be able to snag a great deal on their delicious pizza without being a Costco member.

All You Can Eat Pizza

There are several independent pizza restaurants around the US that offer unlimited access to a buffet of different pizza selections for one price. Depending on the quality, you can expect to pay between $6-10 per person (less for kids), so if you’ve got a hearty appetite and you want to try everything from plain cheese to meat-lovers paradise then search for all-you-can eat pizza joints in your area and try it out!

Little Caesar’s

Little Caesar’s is one of the more affordable pizza shops, especially since the advent of its $5 Hot-and-Ready lunch combo, which offers four slices of the deep-dish pizza, plus a 20oz drink. Like most other pizza places, Little Caesar’s always has coupons and promo codes, too (see more on this below).

Pizza Chain Deals & Discounts

If you prefer Dominos, Pizza Hut, or any other pizza franchise, chances are in your favor that they have a few deals going on. Before ordering “the usual,” first check their website and see what promotions they have going on. Even if you end up ordering more pizza than you need (for instance, if there’s a great deal on large pizza orders), you can save the rest for leftovers and spend less money and time preparing a meal for the family tomorrow. Also, be on the lookout for discounts for ordering online and simply enter a promo code upon checkout to qualify for the discount.

Pizza Coupons

Whether you want to buy a frozen pizza from the store – much cheaper than from a pizza shop, I might add – or order pizza from a delivery franchise, you’ll almost always be able to find a coupon for the item you wish to order. Check the ads section in the newspaper for local deals or SumoCoupon for pizza coupons and promo codes. Bottom line is, you should never be paying full price for pizza, no matter where you buy it.

Homemade Pizza

One great alternative to store bought pizza is making pizza at home. There are dozens of recipes on the web – this pizza recipe from The Simple Dollar looks fantastic – and acquiring the ingredients should be relatively inexpensive if you use coupons at the grocery store and cost-compare items before going shopping. It could also be a fun, family-bonding activity in which one person makes the dough, another person prepares the toppings, and someone else slices it up when its out of the oven and ready to eat. The perfect frugal family meal, especially in colder months!

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