March Madness viewers have another reason to get excited Monday — and it’s not just because it’s the championship game.
Little Caesars is giving away free pizza at participating locations around the country — making good on a promise to dish out free pies if a No. 16 seeded team beat a No. 1 seeded team in the first round of March Madness.
“Crazy happened,” as Little Caesars says, when the University of Maryland, Baltimore County stunned the University of Virginia (and brackets everywhere) on March 16 with a 74-54 win. (UMBC went on to fall to Kansas State, 50-43, in the second round.)
Customers can visit their local Little Caesars between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. today, local time, to take advantage of the deal. (That means the deal won’t be available for delivery.) The free pizza includes four slices of deep dish and a 20-ounce bottle of soda — and extra toppings will cost more. No additional purchases are necessary to get the free pizza deal.
However, customers should note that families can only get one free pizza and soda, and the deal will end right at 1 p.m. To make the most of it, our advice is to head to your local Little Caesars early.
The early Virginia upset was a historic moment in March Madness history, as it was the first time ever in the men’s tournament where a No. 16 seeded team beat a No. 1 seeded team. The deal means March Madness fans can carbo-load ahead of the championship game Monday night, when the University of Michigan and Villanova University will battle for the win.