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UPDATE: Pizza Hut retracts offer for FREE pizza

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on October 16, 2012 at 6:42 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 7:41 PM

There's been a lot of talk about Pizza Hut offering FREE pizza for life to the person who asks the presidential candidates if they prefer pepperoni or sausage at tonight's debate.

Well, it looks like that offer is now being retracted! Pizza Hut took a lot of flack for throwing a PR stunt into something as serious as a presidential debate. So, the company decided to back off. Now, Pizza Hut is asking people to take part in an online contest to win FREE pizza for life. 

PR experts say Pizza Hut created a PR mess for the company, but some would argue it was brilliant. It got people talking about pizza and about Pizza Hut. Maybe it was part of the plan all along to retract the offer? Who knows.

The debate airs tonight at 7 p.m. right here on Channel 7. It should be a good one to watch! Round two between Obama and Romney.