Papa John’s is giving away a gold pepperoncini worth $10K to one lucky customer

There’s not much in life that beats a fresh, hot pizza … unless you’re a Papa John’s customer who receives a pizza with a side of $10,000.

That’s right — just in time for the New Year, Papa John’s is giving away $10,000 in celebration of its new rewards program. In the style of Willy Wonka, the $10,000 comes in the form of — wait for it — a Golden Pepperoncini!

It’s no joke — check out this tweet from Papa John’s showing just how they made it:

All you have to do for your chance to win is register for a Papa Rewards account, then place an order of $5 or more online or via the Papa John’s app — or submit an entry via mail by Jan. 6. Every customer gets one entry during the promotional period.

Along with the golden pepperoncini, the grand prize will also get a year’s worth of Papa John’s food! As if you needed another reason to order up some pizza.


The company will select all potential winners in a random drawing on or about January 14, 2019. While the odds of winning depend on the number of people who enter the contest, there is also a first-prize winner who will get a year of free pizza. The prize will be awarded in the form of Papa Dough, which will be deposited on a weekly basis ($12 in Papa Dough per week for a total of $624 in Papa Dough for the entire year).

Another 1,000 people will win $15 in Papa Dough, 100 will win $50, 10 people will win $100 and five pizza-lovers will win $250. The Papa Dough can be used online, in the app or at participating locations.

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So what are you waiting for? The sweepstakes officially ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 6, 2019, so you’ll want to get your entry in as soon as possible. After all, what better way to kick off the new year than by winning some big rewards?

Will you be ordering up some Papa John’s for your chance at a $10,000 golden pepperoncini?