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Domino's ditches T-Mobile Tuesdays after getting hit with too many free pizza orders

Domino's has decided to "indefinitely" postpone any future participation in the T-Mobile Tuesdays rewards program after getting hit with way too many free pizza orders earlier this week from customers of the wireless carrier.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere posted, via Twitter, an internal message from Domino's announcing their decision to pull out of the rewards program, despite previous plans to offer a free pizza to members on June 21. Legere added, "They saw 3x & 4x in a typical day and can't handle the volume.!"

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Legere also posted that June 21 will see many offers for T-Mobile Tuesday users, including a free $15 ride on Lyft, a free Frosty from Wendy's, a free Vudu movie rental and "$20 of free stuff on http://MLB.com." He added that even more companies will be included in the rewards program.

124 Comments
  • Not surprised at all. Didn't even get all our pizzas this week. Probably better for my belly anyways!
  • Cheap ass bastards! Galaxy S6 Edge +
  • Not quite. They couldn't keep up with the rush. There were too many pizzas to keep up. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Hire faster employees.
  • it wasn't the rush, that was fine, it was the amount of dough and such that they had to pay for.
  • Instead of One coupon code for tuesdays only it should have been One Code per week, as to not jam them up for millions of orders in one day.
  • Exactly. Though they set a 100 pizza quota at the dominoes around here this week. Should have made it available till Thursday atleast. Posted via the Android Central App on my Priv
  • That would still be the same, actually more, ingredients that each store would have to buy.
  • How dare they give stuff away for free!
  • Haha yea i had like 5 free pizzas at my house Tuesday. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Thanks a lot.
  • Not sure this is a good move by Domino's. I mean yes I can understand them being slammed by lot of angry hungry customers (I saw it myself) because I think only the first one hundred would validate their promo code. But at the end of the day it means more business for them. You go in and grab your freebie and probably buy a few more or at least a soda. Posted via Samsung's beast S7
  • What did they expect? T-Mobile customers are cheap ass young adults. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lol ok Posted from my cracked Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • How dare you! I'll have you know I am NOT a young adult.
  • Just a cheap a$$ then lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • There are older cheap people as well on tmobile including myself. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lol is that the best u got? Weaksauce Posted via the Android Central App
  • Avoid......your mom wasn't complaining Posted via the Android Central App
  • Hey my comment wasn't directed at you. Not sure if your response was directed at me. My was to the comment baggin on Tmo Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm not that young, if they had offered free pizza I would have ordered it.
    But I don't consider the salty bread sticks they serve pizza. Posted via the Android Central App
  • No we like choice unlike getting stuck with useless Verizon with their ugly logo everywhere and bloat. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Bhatech, and Verizon users like updates and good service. Not everyone likes third rate carriers. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Some of you guys are either stuck in the sticks or really haven't tried TMobile recently. Or I guess some people just like to pay more for less. To each his own. Posted via unlocked S7 Active on T-Mobile
  • +1000 My data speeds are always faster than any other carrier, and every time a call has dropped has been the other end on a different network. I never experience dropped calls when calling other T-mo customers. There's a reason they doubled their customer base in 2 years. This is the network to be. It was once Sprint, then AT&T took over with the introduction of the iPhone, then VZW had it's day... People just have a hard time accepting change.
  • I don't hear that same sentiment where I live.
  • Nope, I live in Arizona and the service inside building still sucks. Not to mention going slightly out of towm
  • I was on Verizon before switching to T-Mobile, they were horrible.
  • Im not a cheap ass young adult...free is good to any age! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Oh you think people were throwing money at free pizza? Lol nope. Nobody was tipping. Nobody was buying more. Just gimmie gimmie free stuff.
  • Has anyone seen the pizza car from the commercials on the roads yet? Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's only at a few stores, You can vote for your store to get one on their website.
  • I always tip my driver for delivery, but is it normal to tip for in-store pickup?
  • It's up to you. Personally, if I'm picking up free pizzas, I'd tip out of courtesy. But you can bet your tip jar virtually nobody did this when picking up their free "owed" food. Oh well. People are remarkably cheap, story at 11.
  • I'm with you. I don't tip for pick-up orders usually, but I probably would if I were picking up free stuff. I can't really give a good reason why, but I would.
  • Cool breeze, do u tip the checker at the grocery store? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Are they giving you free groceries and cooking you dinner?
  • Slow down there Mother Teresa wannabe. It's just a free pizza promo sheesh.
  • Butthurt you haven't been tipped yet working at save-A-lot?
  • I'm pretty sure if you tip on a carryout, it just goes to the store. I don't think any specific person gets it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Similar to Starbucks I guess. I used to work there and the tips got pooled then divided evenly at the end of the week.
  • Wow, what a crappy system. Someone that doesn't have a clue gets as much as the hardest worker there.
  • No. it's not. It's ridiculous, and restaurants should stop expecting customers to pay their employees' wages for even the slightest semblence of service. Bring food to my house? Heck, yes, you get a substantial tip for my convenience and appreciation. Serve my table? Yes, absolutely, you get a substantial tip for making my meal relaxing and pleasant. Take my money at a cash register for food I drove to you to pick up? No. Absolutely no tip. That is not an "above and beyond" service. That's a basic expectation of any transaction, and i'd no sooner tip the cashier at a restaurant than i would at a grocery or department store. I'm not saying it's a "lesser" position or less worthy of appreciation. It's just not a service position, and it should be Domino's job to pay employees reasonably for in-store tasks. If they're getting tip wages, shame on Domino's.
  • Dude, EXACTLY. I'm so tired of "Tipping". It's a joke. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Bingo! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Agreed!
  • Hit the nail right on the head. Totally agree.
  • Agreed Posted via the Android Central App
  • Does Tmoble pay for the pizzas Posted via the Android Central App
  • I am sure they do. Someone is paying and it most likely isn't Domino's eating the cost. 
  • I'm sure they did but got a substantial discount since Dominos got all that advertising plus it was a huge order.
  • Wait... free stuff is popular?!
  • what did Dominoes think, a few hundred free pizzas? T-Mobile has close to 60 million customers. If 0.01% order pizzas on Tuesday, 6,000 pizzas will be delivered. Bad idea on Dominoes part....
  • They'll survive
  • I doubt that since there was a limit of 100 per store. Also to be clear, it's not delivery it was pick up only.
  • It was fun while it lasted Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nooo! Not pizza :( If they made the code valid for the entire week they wouldn't see the kind of volume they saw in a single day! But since you have to use the code on Tuesday only, of course they got slammed!
  • This Posted via the Android Central App
  • Ding ding ding! Posted via my Nexus 6P.
  • That statement makes too much sense! Take it back! Posted via the Android Central App on my Nexus 6P
  • I agree. A code to be used Mon-Thurs. only would have been ideal. And maybe 1 free pizza per account and each one after that for 2 bucks. Something along those lines. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yup. That would be the way to go.
  • Well, Friday-Sunday's are always slammed as it, but making the free pizza coupon valid for M-Th or something would make a big difference.
  • It would at least keep the stores from jamming up in a single day. I 'lost' the Lyft credit because I just didn't need it that day. I needed it a couple days afterwards, but the darn coupons are only valid on Tuesdays! Not a huge deal since, you know, it's free stuff, but still. I can totally see people using Lyft that day just to burn through the 15-dollar credit, even if they didn't need it.
  • That would cost the stores even more money since more people would have the opportunity to use the deal.
  • What did they expect to happen? Posted via the Android Central App
  • They're surprised it was popular? There are very few things in this world better than free pizza, and I think it would be illegal for T-Mobile to give any of them away... It's best to assume I'm being sarcastic. if I'm ever serious I'll type "/s" to make it clear.
  • /s is usually used to imply sarcasm, so you might want to use /serious lol
  • Haha that's the point. It's funny because it's confusing and sarcastic in and of itself. Well, it's funny if you're me lol. It's best to assume I'm being sarcastic. if I'm ever serious I'll type "/s" to make it clear.
  • This was funny............ /s /s Posted via unlocked S7 Active on T-Mobile
  • No it wasn't. /serious
  • Free lap dances. Posted from Nexus 6
  • LOL! Now that's something I could get behind! ;)
  • They'd be legal, but they would go nicely with the free pizza. And some free whiskey... It's best to assume I'm being sarcastic. if I'm ever serious I'll type "/s" to make it clear.
  • Good thing I claimed the free pizza the moment I got it before the offer expired. Posted via an LG V10
  • In other news, water is wet. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Since when??
  • How about a discount on bill or a free month if it's your birthday Posted via the Android Central App
  • ^THIS^ Posted via the Android Central App
  • That didn't last long
  • i would not eat crappy dominos, even if its free!
  • +1 Posted via my Nexus 6
  • Let'em know, local pizzeria or gtfoh (and preferably in the tristate) Posted via the Android Central App
  • Damnit, I forgot to check in this wk. As soon as I read the free pizza reward, I said this won't be sustainable What were this wks rewards Posted via the Android Central App
  • You say free, they come out of the woodwork. Rich, poor, and in between. Posted from Nexus 6
  • U ain't lying Posted via the Android Central App
  • Well maybe TMO can focus on Marshmallow for the note 4 now..... Ijs Posted via the Android Central App
  • This Posted via the Android Central App
  • A friend was complaining how nuts it was, as he tried to get his free pizza, they had over 100 orders and the line was down block with free frostys in hand lol.. Never under estimate the power of "FREE" to cheap people. They will stand there for hours to get the free pizza lol .. Free pretty much guarantees a mad house! That's why I will never partake in free slurpy days, free ice cream days, free donuts, and hell to the no, to free pancakes at IHOP! IHOP free pancakes day is the worst, just pure animal behavior, no one orders anything else, tips or leaves anything in the charity donation box.. Just "gimme free" and walk out..
  • Really? I'm surprised. The local Dominos near me had hardly any. Just a few they said. And the people at Wendy's didn't even know about the free frosty thing. They had to call over a manager because they didn't think it was real. Lol. Totally bummed. The free pizza was the highlight for me. Kinda takes the thrill out of it for me.
  • Not my experience. My husband and I always tip and see the charity box stuffed. The last free pancake day wasn't nearly a zoo at all. In fact we went for lunch and very few were there. If you want to REALLY see a zoo, in California there is this diner chain called Ruby's and when they do a free burger day it is insane with huge waits. Far worse than ihop.
  • I at least added a few items each week I got my free pizzas. I'd assume T-Mobile is paying them for the promotion and they're making some additional money on extra items. Oh well, the only way I eat Domino's is if it's free or very close anyways. Hopefully they partner up with a better restaurant with good food. Chipotle needs some help, how about a free bowl lol! Posted via my Nexus 6P.
  • I would tip for take out food when/if they verify my order and offer condiments prior to departure. The pizza was free, at least leave a tip. Plus order something else (pizza, wings, salad, anything)
  • LOLOLOL
  • I extrapolate from this that T-Mobile users are cheap and gluttonous.
  • Elitist. Who wouldn't claim a free pizza if offered? It's not cheap, it's smart.
  • I extrapolate from this that non-TMobile customers are jealous and overpay. Posted via unlocked S7 Active on T-Mobile
  • No, non tmobile customers like the better networks and don't have to be bribed to stay.
  • 2005 called, it wants its anti-T-Mobile argument back.
  • Wants it back? It never left.
  • Nothing is free. The pizza is subsidized by your cell phone bill and probably volume discounts given to T-Mobile by dominos. Obviously the demands was underestimated, which may negatively impact dominos margins and customer satisfaction. But, as, usual, Legere plays this card with the same attitude as a pre teen girl and morons eat it up. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Duh Posted via the Android Central App (V10 or 5x)
  • Hater... Don't be mad man... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lol!
  • Someone didn't get their free pizza..... Lok Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lol, I have one free pizza but I didn't go.
  • I went in and got one for free cause they stopped looking at the codes and I walked away with 2 free pizzas Posted via the beautiful honor 5x with Android m ui theme
  • So you're a thief as well.
  • Wow! That didn't last long. Just over a week. It's a shame as that was the only part of TMO Tuesday that was worth anything.
  • LMAO Posted via the Android Central App
  • This doesn't surprise me at all.
  • T-Mobile should have partnered with multiple food businesses to evenly distribute the food giveaways, but what is Domino's Pizza arguing about? Isn't T-Mobile paying for the pizzas? Besides, that was probably the most foot traffic Domino's has had in years! Lol
  • Lol
  • Meanwhile I live in a town that still doesn't have T-Mobile coverage or Domino's for that matter Posted from a Droid Turbo that still lacks Marshmallow
  • That's just about everywhere....
  • I was wondering why the offer wasn't accepted on Tuesday... Locations were already pulling the plug... Cheap Posted via GWaLL's s6 edge
  • And yet Wendy's had no problems with free frosties. Presumably because they sell key fobs for free frosties and most people are buying real food to go with their free frosty... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Time to ask Pizza Hut to take their place. Better pizza anyways. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yup! I hate domino's pizza. Taste like cardboard! Besides, thier new DXP vehicle....i can see the driver being stuffed into the oven while being robbed....
  • it may have worked better if they gave longer than one day to claim the pie. you have until saturday to claim it instead of jamming the system all in one day for the paying public with the freebie public. it was fun while it lasted the whole 2 weeks.
  • Two free pizzas from Tmobile turned into several meals and I appreciated it. Scheduled pickup in advance for week 1 and it was ready when I arrived. Tipped a $5 and the lady said it was already paid for as though no one else had tipped for the freebies. Scheduled pickup on the second one and the place was crowded and a steady flow of ticket orders kept coming out of their printer. The four people working were busting their asses just to keep up. Pizzas were piling up in the oven. But my pie was hot and freshly "conveyored" so Cheers to T-mobile! Also scored a free Lyft home that day. What's not to like?
  • This is a huge FAIL on Domino's part. They were selling millions of pizzas they normally would not have, which was contributing to brand awareness and adding to their bottom line. This proves they lack the capacity to be actually busy. God help them during Super Bowl. That said, this is probably a good thing. Since I have two lines, I've literally been eating pizza every day for the past two weeks. Surprised my clothes still fit. 8)
  • i heard somehow people on other carriers were getting free pizza also
  • Love to know what they think I'm supposed to do with MLB credit or why I would what that.