FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHEN DOES THE BOOK IT! PROGRAM RUN?
The program runs October 1 through March 31 each year.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
The BOOK IT! Program is offered to students in grades kindergarten through sixth (ages 5-12 years old) at the school they primarily attend.
HOW DOES BOOK IT! WORK IN THE CLASSROOM?
Each year from October to March, teachers set monthly reading goals for the students in their class. Number of minutes, number of pages or number of books – they all work! Also, parents can read with kids not yet reading independently. When your students redeem their Reading Award Certificate at Pizza Hut®, our team members celebrate right along with them and reward students with a free, one-topping Personal Pan Pizza, a Passport to Reading and a sticker for each month they achieve their goal (restaurant participation may vary). Find your local Pizza Hut.
HOW DOES BOOK IT! WORK AT PIZZA HUT?
On their first visit to Pizza Hut, students redeem their certificate for a Personal Pan Pizza, a Passport to Reading award to track their reading through all six months and a sticker. On subsequent visits, they will earn another Personal Pan Pizza and sticker to add to their Passport.
I AM A HOME EDUCATOR. AM I ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN BOOK IT!?
Yes! If you are a home educator and your K-6 grade (ages 5-12) child does not attend another educational facility, you are eligible to participate. Please visit our homeschool enrollment page for more information.
CAN VIRTUAL/ONLINE SCHOOLS ENROLL?
Yes. Virtual/Online schools must complete a Virtual/Online Academy Enrollment Order Form and Roster each year and return it via email or mail. Please call us at 800.426.6548 to request an enrollment form. Enrollment is open from August 1-September 15.
ARE OTHER GROUPS AND CLUBS ELIGIBLE?
No. While many other groups and programs (e.g., before and after school programs, public libraries, family resource centers, etc.) share our love of reading, our Advisory Council feels that if students participate in BOOK IT! with more than one organization, the rewards are less effective.
IS BOOK IT! OFFERED INTERNATIONALLY?
The program is available at participating Pizza Hut restaurants in Canada and Puerto Rico. Please contact their offices directly for program information and availability.
DOES MY LOCAL PIZZA HUT RESTAURANT HAVE BOOK IT! TEACHER MATERIALS AVAILABLE?
Teacher materials are not available at Pizza Hut locations. The BOOK IT! office processes orders and ships directly to schools nationwide.
HOW DO I ENROLL OUR SCHOOL IN THE BOOK IT! PROGRAM?
Annual enrollment takes place between March and September of each year. Visit our enrollment page to enroll your school.
I’M A TEACHER. CAN I ORDER MATERIALS JUST FOR MY CLASS?
To avoid complications and lack of materials, we recommend including all K-6 grade classes that would like to participate in the program when signing up. Only one order per school will be accepted.
WE’VE ADDED CLASSES. HOW CAN WE CHANGE THE QUANTITY?
Please call us at 800.426.6548 for assistance.
WHO CAN ENROLL FOR THE SCHOOL?
We accept orders from principals, librarians and teachers. Please ensure that the school has authorized this program prior to enrolling.
THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED. CAN WE STILL ORDER MATERIALS?
It is always best to enroll prior to the deadline, September 1, to ensure you receive materials. However, we will accept enrollments until all of the materials have been allocated.
WHEN IS ENROLLMENT OPEN FOR THE BOOK IT! PROGRAM?
WHEN WILL WE RECEIVE OUR MATERIALS?
The program materials will ship in late August and should be delivered to all participating schools in September each year.
WHAT IF WE NEED MORE READING AWARD CERTIFICATES?
Every teacher receives a teacher packet prior to starting the program. These includes 120 Reading Award Certificates, or enough for 20 students to reach their reading goals all six months of the program. For larger classes, extra Reading Award Certificates will be available to order after December 1. Please call 800.426.6548 to order.
CAN I EXTEND THE PROGRAM PAST MARCH?
No. The final certificate should be awarded by the end of March, so parents have sufficient time to redeem them by the final expiration date. All BOOK IT! certificates expire on May 1 each year.
WHY DO THE CERTIFICATES EXPIRE?
The BOOK IT! Advisory Council feels that students who participate in the program should be rewarded as soon as possible after meeting their reading goals so they are motivated to continue to read toward future goals. Parents have 30 days after the issue date to redeem the certificate.
WHAT IF I FORGET TO GIVE OUT THE READING AWARD CERTIFICATES? CAN I GIVE OUT TWO IN ONE MONTH?
Issue the Reading Award Certificate as soon as possible and circle the month the goal was met. The issue date should always be the day the certificate is awarded to the student. Students have 30 days from the issue date to redeem the certificate, and only one certificate may be redeemed per student per visit. When students are given multiple certificates, it can cause confusion with parents and Pizza Hut and makes meeting their goal less significant.
CAN I GIVE OUT BLANK CERTIFICATES?
No. Certificates MUST be filled in by the teacher to be valid. Pizza Hut may refuse to redeem certificates that are not filled in due to issues with fraudulently obtained or misused certificates.
CAN I USE THE CERTIFICATES FOR A CLASS PIZZA PARTY?
No, group redemptions and parties are strictly prohibited. An important part of the BOOK IT! Program is individual recognition of your students for meeting their reading goals and our team members are trained to provide individual recognition.
WHAT IF MY PAD OF CERTIFICATES WAS MISPLACED/STOLEN?
Each certificate has a retail value so always keep them in a safe place. Please call 1.800.426.6548 if replacement certificates are needed.
WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH THE REMAINING CERTIFICATES ONCE I’VE FINISHED THE PROGRAM?
Please destroy any remaining certificates after you have given out the final March certificates. The certificates are void and will not be accepted if altered, transferred, exchanged, sold, purchased or copied. They must be presented in accordance with the BOOK IT! Program guidelines. Any other use constitutes fraud.
EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY
DOES PIZZA HUT OFFER ANY PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOL AGED CHILDREN?
We support early literacy with the Give Me 20 Challenge.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER THE GIVE ME TWENTY CHALLENGE?
WILL ANY POSTERS OR MATERIALS BE MAILED TO MY PRESCHOOL OR CHILD-CARE FOR THE GIVE ME 20 CHALLENGE?
No, all materials related to the Give Me 20 Challenge will be available for download from our website.
ARE THERE PERSONAL PAN PIZZA CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE FOR THE GIVE ME 20 CHALLENGE?
No, individual incentives are not part of the Give Me 20 Challenge resources. However, there will be a sweepstakes that participants can enter upon completion of the challenge.
MY CHILD HAS ALLERGIES/IS GLUTEN-FREE. IS THERE AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE PERSONAL PAN PIZZA?
For questions about food allergies, please see our online allergen tool or contact our customer hotline.