Season's Eatings: Pizza Hut(R) Launches Search for America's Favorite Lighting Displays

Experts in Exterior Illumination Invited to Compete for Big Cheese Status

DALLAS, Dec. 1, 2010 // PRNewswire // -- This season, the holiday lights will be hung with care in hopes that Pizza Hut's Cheesy Bites Pizza soon will be there. Pizza Hut is announcing the search for America's favorite holiday light displays in honor of the return of Cheesy Bites Pizza, a pizza surrounded by 28 pullable, poppable, dippable cheese-filled bites.

Pizza Hut invites wizards of wattage to upload photos of their holiday light creations – anything from an acre-long display to a well-lit condo balcony – to social.PizzaHut.com for the chance to win the grand prize: Pizza Hut will reimburse the winner's December electric bill, up to a maximum of $500, and provide enough Cheesy Bites Pizza to light up the night with delicious fun (a $100 Pizza Hut gift card). As an added reward, the first 50 submissions also will be rewarded with a $12 Pizza Hut gift card.

"Christmas lights are one of our favorite holiday traditions," said Chris Fuller, social media director at Pizza Hut. "At Pizza Hut, we want to reward the people who craft the most original, most creative, most fun car-stopping light shows with one of our original creations, Cheesy Bites Pizza. Only Pizza Hut can give you the fun of pizza surrounded by 28 pullable, poppable, dippable cheese-filled bites. Just like the best lights in your neighborhood, this pizza is really second-to-none."

Pizza Hut will proudly showcase photo submissions on social.PizzaHut.com for all to enjoy.

How to Enter

Illumination impresarios can enter their masterpieces by visiting social.PizzaHut.com and uploading a photo of their festively-lit home. Pizza Hut will accept entries November 30 – December 13, 2010. The first 50 people who submit photos will receive a $12 Pizza Hut gift card. No purchase necessary. Subject to official rules, available at https://www.bitesforlights.com/rules.php.

Online Voting & Winning

Pizza Hut's Cheesy Holiday Lights Judging Committee will judge submissions on originality, creativity and fun to select five finalists. Online voting to select the grand prize winner will take place on social.PizzaHut.com December 17-21, 2010. The grand prize winner, as determined by online voting, will be named on or by December 23, 2010.

Prizes

The grand prize winner will receive a cash prize totaling his / her December electric bill, up to $500, and a $100 Pizza Hut® gift card. The four other finalists, as runners up, will receive a $50 Pizza Hut gift card. Fifty Entry Prizes will be awarded, each consisting of a $12 Pizza Hut gift card.

About Pizza Hut Cheesy Bites Pizza

From start to finish, each bite of Cheesy Bites pizza is stuffed with cheese, giving pizza fans the ultimate cheesy flavor they crave. To make Cheesy Bites Pizza, Pizza Hut takes a large pizza and surrounds the perimeter of the pizza with 28 pullable, poppable cheese-filled bites that take the place of a traditional crust edge. The pizza is accompanied by marinara sauce, perfect for dipping the cheese-filled bites. A large 1-topping Cheesy Bites pizza is $11.99 and is a limited time offer.

About Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut, America's Favorite Pizza, delivers more pizza, pasta and wings than any other restaurant. The only pizza company to be named a top ten franchise in 2009 by Entrepreneur Magazine, Pizza Hut began 50 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, and today operates nearly 10,000 restaurants in more than 90 countries. Pizza Hut, Inc. is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM). To check out what's new at Pizza Hut visit PizzaHut.com, or keep up with the brand via its social media channels at social.PizzaHut.com.

SOURCE Pizza Hut

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