Who doesn’t like pizza?
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Last year, a 24/7 Shakey’s branch opened in our neighborhood, and we were excited that there was finally a good place one could hang out at 4am, and we were more excited by the thought that pizza cravings at 4am can now be assuaged.
The new Shakey’s branch was just a stone’s throw away. Yey! That means they can’t decline our order because our house is “too far” or outside of their delivery zone.
When we had a pizza craving, we decided to try Shakey’s and called their hotline # 77-777. The lady who answered the phone asked us if we wanted to get the Pizzanatic Supercard.
Shakey’s Pizzanatic Supercard:
UPDATE (March 9, 2015): Shakey’s has recently increased the price of the supercard to P499.00. All the benefits stay the same.
Valid for: 1 year
Tip 1: on a small piece of paper, write down the date you bought the card and tape it to the card so you’ll always know when it will expire
Tip 2: take a picture of your card and keep it on your phone, Evernote or whichever app you prefer; it might come in handy if you forgot your card at home and you’re ordering pizza from the office
- Free Pizza (same size as your order) when you order a large or party size pizza for delivery (any flavor except Classic Cheese and Garlic & Cheese). Free pizza is limited to the following flavors: Classic Cheese, Garlic & Cheese, Hawaiian, and Pepperoni. To get the free pizza, you also have to order a bottle of Coke (P89.00). Maximum of 3 paid and 3 free pizzas per order.
- Get 2 free 1.5L Coke when you order a Grand Slam Pizza.
- Free Birthday Pizza (1 Large Pepperoni Thin Crust Pizza – must be claimed within 7 days after birthday)
Discounts: 10% discount on all non-promo items for Shakey’s dine-in and take-out
Earn Points: Every P100 (dine-in and carry out) earns 1 point.
Redeem Points: Each 1 point earned is equivalent to cash (P1.00)
Points earned may be transferred to a new card if it’s done within 30 days of card expiration.
Is it worth it?
Definitely, yes! Especially if you order a lot of pizza.
Shakey’s Large Thin Crust Pizzas typically cost around P420-P460+. Add in P89.00 for the 1.5L Coke and you’ll get a total of around P500+.
That’s P500+ for 2 large pizzas and 1 bottle of Coke. Free delivery. They even give us many hot sauce sachets, 4 paper cups, and enough ICE!
Rough estimate, this means that each pizza ends up costing only around P250 each.
And the FREE Birthday pizza alone is already worth P370!
The more you use the Pizzanatic Supercard, the more savings you’ll rack up.
Why I Get Pizzas from Shakey’s
Personally, I like Shakey’s thin crust pizzas better than the regular pan pizzas of other pizza joints. Since the crust is thin, I don’t feel like I’m filling up on a lot of bread.
However, to some people it might not feel that filling (hindi nakakabusog). Value-wise, I think S&R’s pizza is still the best value for money since you get a bigger pizza with more toppings. But, what if S&R is closed after 9pm or you don’t want to brave traffic to go to S&R just for pizza? Also, there’s only a limited range of pizza flavors from S&R.
That’s why when I get a pizza craving, I call Shakey’s.
- Because I have a Pizzanatic card,
- Because they deliver 24/7!
- Pizzas arrive in less than 1 hour!
This is my current favorite flavor – it’s their 1954 pizza. It’s a rectangular pizza. The dough seems hand-tossed. It’s like a pepperoni pizza with some ground meat, added herbs and a better crust. Best eaten right away!
This is our free large thin crust Hawaiian pizza.
In my experience, pizzas need to be eaten fresh and hot! When they cool down, the cheese gets hard and it’s just not as yummy 🙁 I’ve encountered the same problem with Yellow Cab and S&R pizzas, too. Reheating them in the toaster oven until the cheese is bubbly makes it better but freshly baked pizza is still the best!
Also, if you have leftover pizzas, (we once ordered 4 pizzas thinking we could eat them all) please put them in the refrigerator after the pizzas cool. Trust me. We once left a box of partially eaten pizza out in the dining table because I didn’t want it to get all hard inside the refrigerator, and it got moldy after 2 days… But if they are kept in the refrigerator, it can last longer (at least in our case, it was still okay after 5 days in the fridge inside a Tupperware).
Shakey’s has changed
When I was younger, I loved Shakey’s because of their mojo potatoes. Unlike their current version, the old mojos used bigger potatoes. They were soft and waxy potatoes that were moist inside and had a very flavorful brown coating (not crispy, but flavorful). They were also a bit on the oily side, but to me, they were the most delicious potato thing one could find in Manila.
Then Shakey’s changed. I was young then and didn’t really understand what happened, but somehow we stopped going to Shakey’s and it got a reputation for not being a family-friendly place anymore.
But these past few years, I noticed Shakey’s opening more and more branches and transforming itself into a wholesome place again. With the introduction of the Pizzanatic card, I think they are bringing their A game and are starting to compete with the other pizza chains.
When we first started ordering from Shakey’s, my dad was surprised to learn that Shakey’s was offering this promo and that even we were patronizing Shakey’s. I think he still thought that Shakey’s customers were the beer-drinking sort. His reaction made me realize that yes, Shakey’s had indeed come a long way! I’m happy that Shakey’s is making a comeback!
Now I’m hoping that their original mojos make a comeback, too! Their current mojos are a bland, pale comparison to the mojos I remember.
Do you have a Shakey’s Pizzanatic Supercard? Are you planning to get one? Do you like Shakey’s pizzas? Please let us know in the comments below!
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