Frequently Asked Questions

 

General Questions

What is the BOOK IT! Program?

BOOK IT! is a reading incentive program created by Pizza Hut in 1984. We empower teachers to motivate their students to read by providing Reading Award Certificates®, good for a free, one-topping Personal Pan Pizza® from Pizza Hut®. This program is free to schools.

What is the difference between the paper and digital program?

Paper - Paper materials are no longer available for the 2020-21 BOOK IT! Program

The paper version of the program is the same BOOK IT! we have always offered. Now, each teacher will enroll for their own class and we will ship all materials for your school in one box in September. Materials are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited each year; paper enrollment will close when paper materials run out or on August 17, whichever comes first. The package will be addressed to the first teacher who requests paper at your campus and a distribution list will be sent to the teachers by email. You will never need to log in to the dashboard if you request paper materials.

Looking for tracking calendars and other printables? Those are all available in the resources section of our website. You do not need to login to access those.

Digital

Enrollment for the digital version of the program is always open. Enrollment for the 2020-21 program year will start in March of 2020.

We have updated the parent approval process so that it no longer requires parent email addresses. Parents will approve student participation using a unique URL that can be provided to them via printable, email or in the classroom (e.g open house or parent/teacher meetings). Parents can also provide email addresses so certificates can be emailed directly to them. 

If students do not receive parent approval after two weeks of having their name added to the teacher dashboard, their name will be anonymized and teachers will still be able to print Reading Award Certificates for them by clicking on the Generate Certificates button.

If you want to issue digital certificates via email after students have become anonymous, you will need to add the students to the dashboard again and send the new Parent Approval Letter to the parents. Depending on the number of students, you may need to create a new classroom, as each classroom can accommodate 40 students (including anonymous students).

The parent’s only role is to approve the student’s participation. You may ask parents to use a [paper tracker] or [digital tracker] each month and then you will indicate a student meet their goal each month by sliding the slider next to their name all the way to the right. This will send the certificate to the parent by email, if the parent provided it at approval, and will make it available to print under the Reward tab of your dashboard.

If the parent reports they have not received their digital certificate, please check in your dashboard to be sure their email is entered correctly. Please ask parents to check their spam/junk folders for the certificate, as well. If they are unable to receive the certificate digitally, you can print the certificate to share as well.

You can re-issue the certificate by selecting the Reward tab and then clicking on the reward month. You can then re-send the email by clicking on the envelope icon or print a certificate by clicking on the paper icon.

Learn more about our enrollment options.

We have created user guides for teachers and homeschool families to walk them through dashboard set up, tracking and rewarding. 

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 K-6 grades (ages 5-12) 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 a student reaches their reading goal, the teacher awards the student with a Reading Award Certificate for a free, one-topping Personal Pan Pizza® from Pizza Hut®.

How Does Book It! Work at Pizza Hut?

When a child redeems their Reading Award Certificate with Pizza Hut, they are celebrated with a one-topping Personal Pan Pizza.  On subsequent redemptions, they will earn another Personal Pan Pizza.

Paper Certificates

Place your order by phone or in the restaurant and let them know you have a BOOK IT! Certificate. Please note that one certificate per student per visit can be used, the certificate is for the student who earned it and is non-transferable and the student must be present to receive the pizza.

Digital Certificates

Visit pizzahut.com, log in and make sure you have selected your local restaurant. Click on the cart icon in the top right corner and enter the serialized code in the Coupon Code box. If you are having issues, be sure there are no extra spaces at the start or end of the code. You will get a pop up that will direct you to create your Personal Pan Pizza, remember it’s one topping! Please note that delivery minimums apply. 

If you are ordering over the phone, just provide the serialized code on your certificate to the team member. When in-store, present your smart device (or a printed copy of the certificate) to the team member and they will enter the serialized code. Please note that one certificate per student per visit can be used, the certificate is for the student who earned it and is non-transferable and the student must be present to receive the pizza.
 

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 in our program. Please note that our homeschool program is all digital. We will not be mailing physical materials to your home, but you will be rewarding your students through our digital dashboard. Enroll now and get started!

We have created a user guide to walk you through tracking and rewarding your students.

Awarded digital certificates will be sent to the email address tied to your account and you may need to check your spam/junk folder to see if they are sent there. You also may choose to print them, take the emails into the Pizza Hut on your phone, or place an online order using the digital codes found in the Reward area of your dashboard.

Can Virtual/Online Schools Enroll?

Yes. Virtual and online schools are encouraged to participate in the digital version of our program, where certificates can be emailed directly to parents.

Are Other Groups And Clubs Eligible?

No. While many other groups and programs share our love of reading, BOOK IT! is only open to K-6 students in primary, elementary or middle schools and homeschool families. You can encourage schools in your community to enroll by directing them to our website.

Is Book It! Offered Internationally?

The program is available at participating Pizza Hut restaurants in Canada. Please contact the email addresses below for more information.

Canada: SMB_bookitcanada@yum.com

Enrollment

How Do I Enroll In The Book It! Program?

Please visit our enrollment page to get started.

I'm A Teacher. Can I Enroll My Individual Classroom?

Yes, we have moved to an individual classroom enrollment model. Each teacher must enroll their own classes to participate.Please visit our enrollment page to get started.

We encourage you to invite eligible teachers at your school to enroll. You can forward them an enrollment email you received, invite them as part of our enrollment process or share it at a staff-meeting, in-service day or in the break room. They need to visit our enrollment page to get started.

I Want To Enroll My Entire School Campus. How Does That Work?

We no longer accept campus-wide enrollments. We are asking each teacher to enroll their own classes because we have multiple ways to participate. Please direct your teachers to our enrollment page so they can get started.

Who Can Enroll For The School?

Anyone who works with students on reading at your campus can enroll. We do ask that each teacher enrolls only for the classes they personally teach and that students earn certificates from one teacher. Visit our enrollment page to begin or direct teachers to this page to have them enroll. Please ensure that your school has authorized this program and that there is a participating Pizza Hut restaurant location nearby prior to enrolling.

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.

Is There A Deadline To Enroll Your School?

With the new BOOK IT! Digital option, enrollment never closes, however, paper materials are limited. Each March, we begin enrollment for the following school year. Paper materials are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited each year; paper enrollment will close when paper materials run out or on August 17, whichever comes first. 

We’ve Added Classes. How Can We Change The Quantity?

Each teacher must enroll their own classes to participate. Please direct the new teachers to our enrollment page to get started.

Materials

When Will We Receive Our Print Materials?

For teachers that have opted to receive paper materials, they should be delivered to all participating schools in September each year for the program kick-off on October 1. If you do not receive your paper materials by October 1st, please contact the BOOK IT! Team for assistance. Please note that teachers opting for the digital program will not receive any print materials and will log into their teacher dashboard to reward students.

What If We Need More Print Reading Award Certificates?

Extra Reading Award Certificates will be available after December 1 for teachers who are using the paper program. Please contact the BOOK IT! Team to request additional certificates. Digital participants can add new students to their teacher dashboard at any time.

Do The Reading Award Certificates Expire?

Yes. The certificates expire 30 days from the issue date. For the digital program, teachers have until the 15th of each month to issue certificates for the prior month, e.g. teachers have until November 15th to reward students for October.

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 Should I Do With Any Remaining Print 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?

Preschool and Pre-K classrooms and parents of young children are eligible to enroll in Give Me 20 Challenge.

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. However, there is a sweepstakes that participants can enter upon completion of the challenge.

Allergies

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.

Program Information


What if I do not see my school when I enroll?

Visit our enrollment page to get started. If you do not see your school name when you search by zip code, please first verify that you have the correct zip code. Then, click on Can’t Find Your School? At the bottom of the page. This will walk you through adding your school to our program.


Why was my enrollment denied?

If you receive a notice that your enrollment was denied, it means that your school did not meet BOOK IT! Program criteria. If you have further questions, please contact the BOOK IT! Team.


How do I update my address?

Please contact the BOOK IT! Team for assistance.


I work at multiple campuses. Can I enroll at multiple schools?

Yes, but you will need to create separate accounts and use unique email addresses for each enrollment.


How do I enter the BOOK IT! Reading Giveaway?

For complete rules and entry information, please see our giveaway page.

Teacher Dashboard Information


I don’t remember my password.

There is a forgot password request link on the dashboard login page. This will send you an email to reset your password. Be sure to check your junk and spam folders if you do not see the email. Please note that if you request a password reset multiple times, only the most recent email link will be active.


How do I add or delete a student?

For homeschools, students are added at the time of enrollment. If you need to make adjustments to your student count or information, please contact the BOOK IT! Team.


For teachers, please see our digital guide for detailed instructions on deleting, adding or updating student records.