Paging Doctor Jones… Free Pizza Dr. Jones?

By Linsey Knerl on 20 October 2008 (Updated 18 August 2011) 6 comments
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In another crazy promotion scheme cooked up by the people at Papa John’s, you can score a free pie if you share Indiana’s name. 

Cleveland fans lucked out last time, when Papa John’s offered their “apology” pie to thousands of fans in response to a Lebron James-related misstep.  This time, they are celebrating the release of the new Indiana Jones movie with a very unique offer aimed at a small percentage of the U.S. population.

The qualifiers?  If you have the last name “Jones” and you are a Doctor (of anything, apparently), you will get a free XL Explorer pizza from now until the 26th.  Sadly, this only applies to an estimated 1,600 people.  (So in response to anyone who’s ever wondered if the fortune spent on an advanced medical degree is worth it… only if you like pizza.)

As an added bonus, those Docs living in the state of Indiana will get a free copy of the DVD, “Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull.” 

The Papa John’s website made no specific mention of the offer (although there are plenty of other promos to be had.)  If you qualify, I suggest calling your local Papa John’s for all the details on how to claim your pizza.

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I just called and they said this is only valid for people who are a "Dr.Jones" and not just a Jones. You might want to change your post.

Linsey Knerl's picture

I thought I made that clear.  My bad.  I know many low-paid residents who will be happy to have the pizza, but I didn't mean to imply every Jones was applicable.

 

Linsey

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Anonymous

I just tried it. The guy at the counter hadn't heard of the offer and wouldn't give me a pizza.

I'm not going to fix his teeth. :-)

Linsey Knerl's picture

I'm sure they hadn't heard of it yet.  I'd call corporate... or pull a Paul Michael.    :)

Linsey

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wildgift

This is the stupidest promotion I've ever heard of.

Free food for the upper middle class, during an economic crisis.

It's like Bush's tax cut for the rich.

Linsey Knerl's picture

That when I first saw this, I thought the same thing.. (in essence.)  Interesting that for the first few years of residency, however, many doctors only make 30-50 thousand a year (divided by 100 hours a week - that's just peanuts!)  Plus add in a staggering loan payment each month, and they don't make that much at all!

Granted, this is just for the residents, but I assume that free pizza would be welcome to these hard-working new docs.  I won't dare complain.  :)

Linsey