Wednesday, May 28, 2014

That Beckett Free Pizza Thing Didn't Work Out So Well

From Deadspin, a recap on that Domino's free-pizza-for-a-no-hitter promotion, which (unlike the revitalized Beckett, I might add) had redemption difficulties:

Josh Beckett's no-hitter was a story of redemption—the redemption, by you, of a coupon code in exchange for a medium two-topping pizza from Dominos. Americans love free pizza, but there's a necessary corollary: they hate not having free pizza. was unprepared for the crush at 3 p.m. EDT today, when registered users were first allowed to try and claim their coupon code. The site was slow, and down, and timed out, and did whatever it could to keep you from your hot, savory pizza (carryout only). There were only 20,000 codes available—far too few to sate the gaping maws of baseball fans. By the time most people got through, it was too late: All the codes had been claimed.

What follows, on the link, is a cavalcade of angry tweets aimed at Domino's and MLB.

Did any of you SoSG readers try? And were you, like the Reds, shut out?


spank said...

i celebrated with fried chicken and booze.

karen said...

I wonder if Dominos is following the Time Warner method of doing business.

Hideo Nomo said...

I got one. Haven't redeemed it yet, though.

Steve Sax said...

Tim Lincecum has a NO-HITTER through six (0-0 game)