When Jim Jones finally proposed to Chrissy Lampkin on Love & Hip-Hop, she’d been waiting for him to propose for so long that I’m sure she would have been happy if he’d put the ring on the end of a stick and made her chase after it. Even if you’re not a reality show watcher, we all know someone who is so focused on getting a ring from that special someone that her anticipation of the big moment might include the fairy tale but she’ll really take any old story. But a Pizza Hut Engagement Party Package? What does that even mean?

  • Ruby Engagement Ring: a stunning ruby stone flanked by shimmering diamonds
  • Limo Service: pick up your sweetheart in style before popping the question
  • Flowers: no proposal is complete without a spectacular bouquet of her favorite flowers
  • Fireworks: a perfectly-timed fireworks display will vault this proposal into the record books
  • Photographer: photos taken of the happy couple before, during and after the moment
  • Videographer: capturing video of the moment she says “yes”

And of course, a Pizza Hut $10 Dinner Box, with “a medium one-topping rectangular pan pizza, five breadsticks with marinara sauce and 10 cinnamon sticks with a sweet icing cup.”

The crazy part is that Pizza Hut is not playing and the entire package can be yours for $10,010. They are only offering ten of these between now and Valentine’s Day, so while you can order the $10 dinner box any time you want you better get over those cold feet if you want a really special day. Pizza Hut’s CMO says that his “customers want the best of everything, from their food to memorable life experiences. So we decided to make one of those experiences – the marriage proposal – second-to none and offer it at PizzaHut.com right alongside the new $10 Dinner Box.” I’ve never correlated wanting the best of everything with having a craving for pan pizza, but ok.

Listen here. I know that innovative marketing requires promotions like these, especially to sell the same old pizza and breadsticks that Pizza Hut has been pushing for decades (which I will admit are delicious but that’s beside the point). And I’m not anticipating an engagement so what do I know. But if there’s one thing I’d have a hard time keeping my sense of humor about, it’d be my fiance-to-be spending 10k on an elaborate display just to ultimately propose to me at a Pizza Hut franchise location. I’m just saying.


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