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Domino's gives away 20,000 free pizzas in four minutes

Just as it did last season, Domino's Pizza made an appetizing offer to baseball fans. The pizza chain promised the first 20,000 fans with MLB.com accounts, a free medium-sized handmade pizza for the first and second no-hitters of the season. Of course that offer didn’t fall on deaf ears. On Sunday May 25, 2014 the L.A. Dodger’s Josh Beckett achieved the season’s first no-hitter. Baseball fans first opportunity to claim their delicious prize was on May 27 because Monday May 26 was Memorial Day. Fans were required to create an MLB.com account if they hadn't already to claim their free pizza. It was no surprise that 20,000 pizzas were claimed in just over an hour.

On Wednesday Clayton Kershaw threw a no-hitter during the Dodger-Rockies games that making 20,000 baseball fans very happy.
On Wednesday Clayton Kershaw threw a no-hitter during the Dodger-Rockies games that making 20,000 baseball fans very happy.
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L.A. Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw pitched a no-hitter against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday June 18, 2014.
Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images

On Wednesday June 18, less than a month after the season’s first no-hitter, the second one occurred thanks to Dodger’s pitcher Clayton Kershaw. Wednesday’s no-hitter was a career first for Kershaw, who helped the Dodges beat the Rockies 8-0. The second no-hitter again qualified the first 20,000 baseball fans for a free medium pizza. This time around, the word was out. Per the rules of the giveaway, baseball fans must have an MLB.com account and login to claim their prize on Thursday starting at 3 p.m. eastern. The giveaway lasted all of four minutes when a collected grunt around the nation could be heard. Fans attempting to be one of the first 20,000 to score a free pizza received a message saying the following,

Sorry
The Promotion Has Expired.
All Redemption Codes Have Been Claimed.

Domino’s encouraged fans to setup an MLB.com account ahead of the promotion to save precious time. Which as it turns out was a very smart idea. Hopefully new users heeded that advice and won their free pizza. As for the rest of us; either slow typing and or slow connections or the heavy traffic to MLB.com prevented many from reaching the site in time to grab our own yummy reward. The 20,000 pizza lovers will have five days to claim their free medium pizza. As a condition in the giveaway, the pizza has a limit of two toppings and must be ordered as a carry-out at a participating Domino's location.

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