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Pizza Hut Could Give Everyone In America A Free Pizza On Super Bowl Sunday

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Super Bowl LII and the historic match-up between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots is approaching fast, and if you haven't started planning your game day snacks, we have good news.

Pizza Hut loves to go all out for the big game. In the past, the chain has staged special promotions for Super Bowl Sunday including limited edition golden pizzas. But this year, they're offering a huge giveaway that could come back to bite them.

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Pizza Hut and the Super Bowl obviously go together like peanut butter and jelly. The nationwide chain says the game day is the single busiest day of their entire year, with their drivers covering 5 million miles while delivering pies to hungry fans.

Fans are hoping the stars align for a free pizza at this year's game.AP

This year, if everything goes just right during the game, everyone in America could win a free medium two-topping pizza. There's a catch - of course - but there's still good chance we could win the free pie.

So check out the details of the contest just in case.

The Hut is offering their customers a free pizza only on the condition that this year's game breaks a really tough Super Bowl record.

You'll know in the first 15 seconds of the game if you've won the free pie or not.

A touchdown in 13 seconds or less, and your pizza is free.AP

The record to be broken is Chicago Bear player Devin Hester's. At Super Bowl XLI in 2007, Hester returned a 92-yard kickoff to score a touchdown in the game's first 14 seconds.

If an Eagles or Patriots player can break his record by scoring a touchdown in 13 seconds or less, anyone signed up for Pizza Hut's loyalty program, Hut Rewards, will win a free pizza.

It also has to be a touchdown that scores, not a safety or a kick

Even if the record isn't broken (it probably won't be) the loyalty program still gives you discounts and redeemable points for free food, so signing up is a win-win.

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Pizza Hut is gambling that the first quarter of a minute of the Super Bowl will be boring, but there's is a chance the record will be broken.

McDonald's famously wound up handing out thousands of free burgers, fries, and drinks when their contest for the 1984 Olympics backfired.

After the Soviet Union boycotted the games, America scooped up piles of gold medals, which meant way more customers qualified for free burgers than the chain expected.

Here's hoping we see a touchdown in 13 seconds or less!

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