Use Pizza Delivery As A Cheaper Taxi Service

Need to get home but feel like a taxi will be a bit costly? Lifehacker reader Ben suggests an alternative strategy: go to a pizza place and order a home delivery pizza, then ask if you can be delivered with it.

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Here’s Ben’s explanation:

A cool strategy for getting a cheap(er) lift home. If you’re stuck in a nearby suburb to your house, go to a pizza place, order a delivery pizza and then ask if you can be delivered with the pizza. Pizza is cheaper than a taxi, plus you get the pizza. My experience is major pizza chains won’t help you, as they have all insurance stuff to deal with, but a local pizza place – especially one that knows you – is usually more than happy letting you in. Just don’t forget to generously tip!

I can well imagine larger chains saying no, and it’s also obviously not viable if the store uses bikes for delivery. Part of me thinks that this is a genius idea, and part of me thinks you’d be lucky to get away with it even once. But if you’re friendly with your local pizza place, it may be worth a try occasionally. If you manage it, share your experience in the comments. Thanks Ben!

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