Love pizza? Love reading? Then boy, do we have the deal for you!
The famous (or infamous) HELL Reading Challenge has returned for another year, and from now until the end of January 2024, Hell Pizza will give you one free kids’ pizza from their 333 menu for every seven books you borrow and read from the library.
Sounds too good to true? We understand your scepticism, but just trust us. We’d never lie to you about books. Or pizza!
So how does it work?
The next time you go to your local library, ask the friendly librarian for a pizza wheel. They look a bit like this:
Whenever you issue a book from the library, ask the librarian to stamp and sign one segment of your pizza wheel. You can have one segment of your wheel signed for each book you read from the library! Our librarians absolutely love talking to you about the books you’ve been reading, so make sure you come to the desk prepared to talk about bookish things.
Once you have all seven segments of your pizza wheel stamped and signed, the librarian will finish it off with the Master Stamp (One Stamp to rule them all, etc.), and then take the completed wheel to any Hell Pizza store and exchange it for one free 333 kids’ pizza. It really is that simple!
The Fine Print
There are some important rules we all need to follow in order for you to participate in the Hell Pizza Reading Challenge:
- You must be in Years 1-8 at school to participate in the Challenge
- Pizza wheels will be valid to redeem at any Hell Pizza store until 31 January 2024
- Pizza wheels must be redeemed in person — you can’t do it over the phone or online!
- There’s no limit to how many pizza wheels you can earn across the year, but Hell Pizza will only redeem one wheel per child per visit. So you can’t stockpile 10 pizza wheels and get 10 free pizza wheels all at once
We know many of you will have started your 2023 HELL Reading Challenge journey already — but for those of you who haven’t, it’s never too late to start! You can pick up and sign off pizza wheels at any of our 14 branches across the city. Last year, Wellington City Libraries kids racked up over 15,000 free pizzas as part of the HELL Reading Challenge — that’s well over 100,000 books read! Can we beat that number this year?
A special thank you to Hell Pizza and the New Zealand Book Awards Trust for their generous support of this initiative.