Thanks To The UMBC Retrievers Little Caesar’s Owes Us Free Pizza

When the 16th-seeded UMBC Retrievers knocked out #1 seed Virginia in a spectacular bracket busting landmark game, it was not only one for the record books, but it was the set-up for a record breaking offer from pizza chain Little Casear’s.
Last week on The Most Music Morning Show, Peter K told you about Little Caesars offering to give-away one free HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo if any of the #16-seeded men’s college basketball tournament teams from the four regions beat a #1-seeded team during the games played March 15 and 16.
Well as we know now, the Retrievers made that offer a reality, and in a tweet sent out by Little Casear’s on Friday, they confirmed they’ll follow through…

“It was crazy to watch such an upset, but it’s a big win for pizza lovers,” said Ed Gleich, senior vice president of global marketing, Little Caesars. “Our Lunch Combo is free on April 2, the final day of the men’s college basketball tournament”

Now the offer is subject to very specific terms and conditions. You simply go to a particpipating Little Caesars store on April 2 between 11:30 and 1pm, mention the offer and the Lunch Combo is ready to carry out.”

Available at participating restaurants nationwide, the $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo includes four Detroit-style Deep Dish pizza slices and a 20-ounce Pepsi product.


Meanwhile, the Retrievers achieved instant fame for the win, reportedly selling more merch off their website in two days, than they had sold since the store went online. They also rushed to trademark their school logo, which was previously unprotected. But the Retrievers fame was short-lived as they couldn’t hold off K-State’s Wildcats in the game played Sunday (3/18/18) night. The Wildcats won 50-43 in a close, fast-paced physical game and advance into the next stage of the NCAA Tournament.

Here are the specific offer details:

If any of the #16-seeded men’s college basketball tournament teams from the four regions beat a #1-seeded team during the games played March 15 and 16, 2018, Little Caesars will give away one free HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo to every family that goes into a participating store between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (local time) on Monday, April 2, 2018 and mentions the offer at check-out.
To qualify, you must place your order no later than 1:00 p.m. (local time). If you place your order after 1:00 p.m. local time, even if you were in line at 1:00 p.m. (local time), the offer will have expired and will not be fulfilled.
Limited to one (1) HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo per family (defined as parents, children, siblings, and spouse).
Valid only on Monday, April 2, 2018 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (local time), while supplies last, and only at participating stores in the 50 United States and D.C. while supplies last.
No purchase is necessary.
Little Caesars and the free HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo promotion are neither affiliated nor associated in any way with any collegiate basketball team, league or association.
Subject to complete terms and conditions of the promotion, which will be available at participating stores and at


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