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12 Domino’s hacks for free and cheap food

Feeling lazy today? We've got you covered. Domino's has been our saving grace ever since we first entered the lecture hall, and here's how to get your favourite pizzas for less.

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Sometimes it's so hard to part with £25 for that much-needed pizza.

Yes, you could make it at home or grab a pizza from the freezer, but we know it's just not the same. Plus, you don't get the garlic and herb dip at home – which, to be honest, is the only reason we order.

So whether you're a once a week order-er, a once a month-er or a Two-for-Tuesday-tyrant, we've collected all of our favourite hacks to help you get your Domino's order cheaper.

All information is correct at the time of writing based on prices in Victoria, London. Prices vary by store.

Cheap Domino's hacks

Here are the best ways to save money on your Domino's order:

  1. Order one large instead of two small pizzas

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    Why would you pay more for less? You wouldn't, so don't do it at Domino's.

    We've done some intense research into the Domino's menu and discovered that a large pizza is not only bigger than two smalls, but it's significantly cheaper too. Don't believe us? Allow us to explain the maths.

    One small Cheese & Tomato pizza (9.5 inches wide, or 70.9 square inches) cost £12.99, while a large pizza (13.5 inches wide, or 143.1 square inches) with the same toppings cost £16.99.

    That means a small pizza works out at 18p per square inch, while a large is just 12p per square inch, for a little over double the amount of pizza!

    While the exact numbers won't always be the same, the principle is pretty consistent across the menu: one large pizza is cheaper than two small pizzas. So stop wasting money and start saving it instead, all the while enjoying some delicious pizza.

  2. Get more Garlic and Herb dip

    For just an extra £1.19, you can make your life infinitely better by investing in a 100g Garlic and Herb dip, because sometimes the 25g one that comes free with the pizza just isn't enough.

    Or, if that's too much for you, spend 49p to get another small dip.

    Just remember that you will get one complimentary with every pizza, so you could just exercise some willpower and ration out the freebie as best you can.

  3. Create a giant garlic bread pizza

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    Who doesn't love garlic bread? Nobody. And who doesn't love pizza? Again, nobody. So it's probably not a stretch to say that this is the greatest Domino's hack of them all.

    By adding 'Garlic Spread' as a topping for your base (for free on most pizzas), you can create your very own garlic bread pizza!

    We suggest ordering a large Cheese & Tomato pizza and then adding the garlic butter for the most delicious taste experience. While it costs £1.50 to add Garlic Spread to this pizza (totalling £18.49), it's still cheaper than ordering another pizza and swapping toppings for free (starting at £18.99)

  4. Change your toppings to create a new pizza

    As any seasoned Domino's fan knows, you can change two toppings for free. Yes, that's right, free pizza customisation. Sometimes you'll be able to change toppings to create a much cheaper pizza than ordering it from the main menu.

    For example, you can save £1 on the Pepperoni Passion (normally £19.99) by ordering a Ranch BBQ and taking off all toppings except for the pepperoni, changing the sauce from BBQ to tomato and adding some extra cheese (£18.99).

    But you can also get creative and invent your own pizza. If you're looking for a tasty recommendation, we regularly swap out the sweetcorn on the Chicken Feast for bacon rashers or onions! Much better.

  5. Save money on potato wedges

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    Why spend £5 on a side of potato wedges when you can buy the same ones cheaper from the supermarket?

    We've heard reports of Domino's staff visiting the local supermarket when they've run out of wedges, so don't pay more than you have to. Interestingly enough, Nando's also uses McCain chips in their meals.

  6. Use 'Create Your Own' to make a cheaper Margherita

    Don't even think about clicking 'Margherita' from the main menu. Use Create Your Own to customise your pizza and have it CHEAPER (yep).

    A large Margherita pizza off their main menu will set you back £16.99, but choosing a large 'Create Your Own', with Classic Crust, Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella will cost you £1 less: £15.99.

  7. Get a student discount at Domino's

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    Domino's student discount is one of our favourites, as it makes that evening pizza a whole lot more affordable. The current Domino's student discount stands at 35% and is perfect for when it's not Two for Tuesday and you're craving a Meat Feast.

    Unfortunately, though, you're unable to stack these discounts together – so pick whichever is highest on the day of your order.

  8. Create Your Own pizza

    Have you ever tried pairing chicken breast strips with smoked bacon rashers and peppers? It's got to be one of the best combos out there, and it's not even on the main menu.

    We've also been told that a Create Your Own pizza with chicken breast strips and garlic butter is a winner too... although we're yet to taste-test this ourselves!

  9. Get 50% off Domino's

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    Do you know a member of staff who is willing to let you sponge off their 50% discount? If not, start making some friends!

    Domino's staff discount scheme is one of the best out there and you'll save so much more, although it does require having friends who not only work there but are generous enough to lend it to you too.

    Alternatively, you can look at what deals are offered by your local Dominos. Often, you can get up to a 50% discount if you spend over a certain amount or collect your pizzas instead of having them delivered. That's worth the trip!

  10. How to reheat a Domino's pizza

    Why order another takeaway when you could just reheat last night's leftover pizza?

    The only issue is, reheating pizza can be one of life's most stressful experiences – what if it doesn't taste quite as nice as when it was delivered?

    We've tried a number of ways to reheat pizza, including microwaving it and heating it in a dry frying pan but, in our opinion, the best way to reheat without it being soggy is to wrap it in foil and put it in the oven.

    Sure, it can make pizza go soggy, but here are some foods you can cook in the microwave without compromising on quality.
  11. Two for Tuesday

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    Tuesday really is one of the best days to order a Domino's pizza, as it means you can take advantage of their Two for Tuesday offer.

    Quite simply, this promotion means that you can get two for the price of one – an incredible deal we really can't say no to!

  12. Get a free Domino's takeaway

    Treat yourself to a free pizza with Just Eat. Yep, you read that right: FREE. PIZZA.

    TopCashback (one of the leading online cashback sites) regularly offers £15 cashback for new customers when making their first purchase through their site. While it's not always available, you can check our deals section to see if it's on right now.

    You'll need to spend the £15 before it's refunded, but rest assured that you should get your money back within a couple of weeks.

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