How to Quintuple Stack Rewards with Domino’s Pizza
With current ongoing events, even more focus has moved to restaurant delivery and takeout. Indeed, many of said restaurants have sent emails reminding us that they are “here for you.” Thanks. Well before this current crisis, the ability to stack rewards with Domino’s Pizza has been there for me. And, dare I say it, I enjoy their pizza. Brooklyn-style with pepperoni and jalepenos is my go-to. Let’s step through how to quintuple stack rewards with Domino’s.
Rewards #1 and #2: Obtain Discounted Gift Cards
Discounted Gift Cards
Immediately discount all Domino’s purchases by buying discounted gift cards (Reward #1). You can obtain these in different ways. First, you can buy gift cards with a flat discount. For instance, online retailers such as Amazon periodically run deals on Domino’s gift cards, often a $50 gift card for $40 or $42.50. That’s an easy savings up to 20%. Also, MyGiftCardsPlus sold these cards at a 25% discount last December. Brick and mortar retailers, such as Dollar General, routinely sell Domino’s gift cards at a discount. Over the holidays last year, I picked up $30 worth of gift cards for $24, a solid 20% discount. Domino’s gift cards are always 10%-15% off on Raise too.
Also, you can effectively obtain discounted Domino’s gift cards at grocery stores by earning fuel rewards on the purchase. By earning and using fuel rewards, for example, I routinely obtain discounts on all gift card purchases at Kroger by over 12%. Of course, this assumes Kroger has competitive gas prices (mine does); savings are obviously decreased if gas is cheaper elsewhere. Fuel points programs are highly variable based on grocery store brands in your region, so your savings could be lower or higher than mine!
Use The Proper Credit Card
Finally, as Reward #2, ensure to use the best credit card at the merchant to buy the discounted gift cards. In my situation at Dollar General, I simply used the Amex Blue Business Plus for an easy 2.5% cash back (via Amex Schwab cashout). For grocery store gift card purchases, consider the Amex Gold or Amex Hilton Surpass.
Reward #3: Enroll in Domino’s Piece of the Pie Rewards
Prior to ordering, enroll in Domino’s Piece of the Pie Rewards, their loyalty program, for Reward #3. Long story short, in this program, you earn 10 points for any order of $10 or more. After 60 points, you earn a free two-topping medium pizza. So, after 6 orders of at least $10, you get a free pizza. Not lucrative, but not bad, either!
Reward #4: Order Through an Online Portal
Chain restaurants aren’t usually available for portal rewards, so I was pleasantly surprised that Domino’s is available via some online portals (Reward #4). I use my Membership Rewards-earning Rakuten account to earn 2 points per dollar spend at Domino’s. Clicking through Rakuten to get to the Domino’s app adds just a few seconds to the process, and I earn an extra 2.5% cash back (again, via Amex Schwab cashout).
Reward #5: Use a Domino’s Coupon Code
Domino’s always has coupons available. Their coupons are available in-app for your convenience. You don’t have to mess with paper coupons, as these online coupons have been just as competitive in my experience. They are currently running their popular 50% off all pizzas offer through March 22nd! This is the best discount that I have seen Domino’s offer, and it seems to come around a few times each year. A Brooklyn-style Hawaiian with jalapenos added on is my go-to during this sale.
Putting It All Together
To illustrate stacking these rewards, let’s take my Brooklyn-style Hawaiian with jalapenos order example, which I will probably order some time on or before March 22nd. I like to carry out rather than having it delivered, so I’m not including delivery fees.
- Large Hawaiian with Jalapenos: $23.07 ($20.69 plus $2.38 tax)
- Price with 50% Off Discount: $11.54 ($10.35 plus $1.19 tax), Reward #5
Let’s now take into account the other rewards based on the total price of the pizza.
- Total Paid via Domino’s Gift Card: $11.54
- Actual Amount Paid (with 20% Discounted Gift Card): $11.54 * 0.8 = $9.23 (Reward #1)
- Portion of Credit Card Spend Rewards: $9.23 * 2 = 18 Membership Rewards * 1.25 (Amex Schwab Cashout) = 22.5 cents (Reward #2)
- Rakuten Portal Rewards: $10.35 * 2 = 22 Membership Rewards * 1.25 (Amex Schwab Cashout) = 27.5 cents (Reward #4)
- Domino’s Piece of the Pie Rewards: 10 Points, aka 1/6 of a medium pizza. A 2 topping medium pizza retails for $16.16 total ($14.49 plus $1.67 tax). $16.16 / 6 = $2.69 (Reward #3)
After accounting for all rewards, the original $23.07 pizza costs $8.73, plus $2.69 worth of Domino’s Piece of the Pie Rewards. This is over a 62% discount, plus the $2.69 portion of Domino’s Rewards.
Summing It Up
All of us eat. Some eaters consume pizza. A portion of pizza consumers eat Domino’s. For Domino’s consumers like me, why not quintuple stack rewards for something you are already doing? This may not be the most lucrative play, but it is reliable, free money for just a little extra effort. And importantly, during these trying times, this play can help with non-home cooked meals while you are practicing social distancing.
What other restaurant reward stacks have you pulled off?